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I'm the author of North American Lake Monsters: stories, coming from Small Beer Press in July 2013. I'm currently at work on my first novel and several more short stories. I live with my daughter in Asheville, NC.

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"Horrific but humane. The instant parallels? Clive Barker and Annie Proulx. The terror comes after Ballingrud has hooked you onto the fates of his characters, so that you feel pity for them all the way. There's is still, however, a catharsis at the..." Read more of this review »
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"Plain and simple, if this collection doesn't win the Shirley Jackson Award or the World Fantasy Award for 2013, there really is no f**ing justice in the world.

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"I don’t think I can praise this collection of stories enough. Ballingrud’s NALM blew me away – from its dark beginnings with, “You Go Where It Takes You,” to, “The Good Husband,” the bizarre and crushing finale, NALM is filled with incredible stor..." Read more of this review »
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“She’s like a thousand different people right now, all waiting to be, and every time she makes a choice, one of those people goes away forever. Until finally you run out of choices and you are whoever you are.”
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“He imagined the room bathed in blood, himself striding through it, a raven amongst the carcasses. Strutting like any carrion king.”
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“Silence blew from the hole she had dug like smoke. She could feel what lay just beyond. The new countryside. The unspeaking multitude. Steeples and arches of bone; temples of silence. She felt the great shapes that moved there, majestic and unfurled, utterly silent, utterly dark.”
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