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Rob E. Boley

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I’m the author of The Scary Tales, a series of dark fantasy novels featuring mash-ups of your favorite fairy tale characters and classic horror monsters. My fiction has appeared in several markets, including A cappella Zoo, Pseudopod, Clackamas Literary Review, and Best New Werewolf Tales. My stories have won Best in Show in the Sinclair Community College Creative Writing Contest and the Dayton Daily News/Antioch Writers’ Workshop Short Story Contest.

I grew up in Enon, Ohio, a little town with a big Indian mound. I later earned a B.A. and M.A. in English from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. I live with my daughter in Dayton, where I work for my alma mater. Each morning and most nights, I enjoy making blank pages darker.
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Rob E. Boley I'm working on completing the rest of THE SCARY TALES series, which will be comprised of nine dark fantasy novels when it's finished. Book Three is…moreI'm working on completing the rest of THE SCARY TALES series, which will be comprised of nine dark fantasy novels when it's finished. Book Three is currently with my editors. I've sent Book Four to some trusted readers. I'm doing edits and rewrites on Books Five and Six, and the final three books are yet to be written. Exciting times!(less)
Rob E. Boley Hi, Ken. Thanks for your questions.

Glad you liked that story. That's a great book, and I was thrilled to have my story in such amazing…more
Hi, Ken. Thanks for your questions.

Glad you liked that story. That's a great book, and I was thrilled to have my story in such amazing company!

Q1: If memory serves, I saw a general call for submissions for Best New Werewolf Tales, probably on a site like http://www.darkmarkets.com/ or http://horrortree.com/. Both are great resources for finding horror markets. I submitted the story (after it went through much editing, of course) following whatever directions they called for. Simple as that!

Q2: I had already written Stink of Animosity before Best New Werewolf Tales. In fact, it had been rejected a handful of times by some other great markets. That's how it goes. You can have a great story, but it has to find the right editor's desk at the right time.

Incidentally, that story was later adapted by the amazing team at Pseudopod in audio format. If you'd like to listen, here's the link:

http://pseudopod.org/2011/12/01/pseud...

Again, thanks! Hope this helps.(less)
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