D. Alexander Ward

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D.Alexander Ward is an author and editor of horror and dark fiction.

His novels include BENEATH ASH & BONE and BLOOD SAVAGES: A Blackguards Novel (Book 1),

As an editor, he most recently curated the anthology LOST HIGHWAYS: Dark Fictions From the Road from Crystal Lake Publishing.

He also co-edited the Lovecraftian horror anthologies, SHADOWS OVER MAIN STREET, Volumes 1 and 2 from Cutting Block Books and also, GUTTED: BEAUTIFUL HORROR STORIES from Crystal Lake Publishing.

Along with his family and the haints in the woods, he lives near the farm where he grew up in what used to be rural Virginia, where his love for the people, passions and folklore of the South was nurtured. There, he spends his nights penning and collecting tales of the dar
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Scares That Care – A Guest Blog Takeover by Jay Wilburn

Happy to be on D. Alxander Ward’s blog. I appreciate him hosting me. There were many great writers that got their start on this blog. I believe Earnest Hemmingway guest blogged here once from Havana. Lovecraft guest blogged here many times until he offended too many people and was banned. Bukowski once wrote a blog post here that was just the F word repeated over and over in different fonts. I...

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Bandit I can never resist a marriage proposal :)


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D. Ward Thank you!


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Emily I meant to say, I really enjoyed your story as well!


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