W.H. Pugmire


Born
in The United States
May 03, 1951

Died
March 26, 2019

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William Shakespeare, H. P. Lovecraft, Oscar Wilde and Henry James. ...more


Wilum lived in Seattle, WA and wrote Cthulhu Mythos fiction full-time. He was the self-proclaimed "Queen of Eldritch Horror," and had been writing Lovecraftian weird fiction since the early 1970s.

Writing weird fiction was his life, but congestive heart failure slowed his writing. He considered his finest books to be Some Unknown Gulf of Night (Arcane Wisdom Press 2011), Uncommon Places (Hippocampus Press 2012) and The Tangled Muse (Centipede Press 2011).

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Sesqua Valley & Other Haunts

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The Fungal Stain and Other ...

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Encounters with Enoch Coffin

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The Strange Dark One

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Gathered Dust and Others

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Some Unknown Gulf of Night

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Uncommon Places: A Collecti...

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The Tangled Muse

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These Black Winged Ones

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“Enoch considered the defiance in the painted eyes and the subtle perversion expressed with curling lips, and then he touched a pair of frozen lips as if the smiling portrait might whisper some secret word into his hand. ”
W.H. Pugmire, Encounters with Enoch Coffin

“She stood with her back to the antique upright mirror where her image, silhouetted by the slight slice of moonlight that filtered through thin curtains, was a nebulous blur.  She brought a smell with her, like that of upturned old earth, and he breathed deeply as he sat up in bed and drank her strange allure. ”
W.H. Pugmire, Encounters with Enoch Coffin

“The building was certainly innocuous in appearance, with its clean cream-colored wood and small-paned windows, its balconies and widow’s walk.  It looked a perfectly peaceful habitation from the outside, and it wasn’t until one walked into the house that its sinister aspects became discernible.  One passed the threshold and walked into a dark domain, a place that breathed of the past with its antique furnishings, its old oak paneling, its dead silence. ”
W.H. Pugmire, Encounters with Enoch Coffin

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