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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 Bram Stoker Award-nominated LOST HIGHWAYS: Dark Fictions From the Road from Crystal Lake Publishing.

He also co-edited THE SEVEN DEADLIEST as well as 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 sp
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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 may

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"Anthologies are a love/hate issue with me. I love exploring an unknown author's works and finding new obsessions but I hate how brief some of the stories are and how I'm left wanting more. This is not a problem with Lost Highways: Dark Fictions From " Read more of this review »
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You’re driving along, the lights from your car’s high beams splashing the black top ahead of you, the fog seeming to part and then swallow the space behind you. You may have taken a wrong turn, or an errant shortcut- but n" Read more of this review »
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“The small towns, unmoored from the highway, like ships cast adrift on a fathomless sea of grain, with silos and brick church steeples their only masts.”
D. Alexander Ward, Lost Highways: Dark Fictions From the Road

“Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
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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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