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Kenneth W. Cain

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Kenneth W. Cain first got the itch for storytelling during his formative years in the suburbs of Chicago, where he got to listen to his grandfather spin tales by the glow of a barrel fire. But it was a reading of Baba Yaga that grew his desire for dark fiction. Shows like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and One Step Beyond furthered that sense of wonder for the unknown, and he’s been writing ever since.

Cain is the author of The Saga of I trilogy, United States of the Dead, the short story collections These Old Tales and Fresh Cut Tales, and the forthcoming Embers: A Collection of Dark Fiction. Writing, reading, fine art, graphic design, and Cardinals baseball are but a few of his passions. Cain now resides in
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Kenneth W. Cain Thanks for asking. These Old Tales and Fresh Cut Tales are currently available as audiobooks at Audible and Amazon (maybe a couple other places). I'm …moreThanks for asking. These Old Tales and Fresh Cut Tales are currently available as audiobooks at Audible and Amazon (maybe a couple other places). I'm hoping to get the shorter novellas (Jade, Alexin, and Lifeblood) there soon as well. And maybe Pack Animals (United States of the Dead) once the new edition is finalized. There has been talk about getting Embers and Darker Days on audio, but no movement yet. (less)
Kenneth W. Cain When I was 10 I experienced an encounter with the Shadow People, though I didn't know it at the time. So sleep paralysis has kind of been a reoccurrin…moreWhen I was 10 I experienced an encounter with the Shadow People, though I didn't know it at the time. So sleep paralysis has kind of been a reoccurring theme in my fiction. But I also think that experience itself could be part of a bigger plot. We'll have to see.(less)
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Afterword: The True Horror Behind Two Books

I THINK I DIED WHEN I WAS FOUR. Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself here… Recently, I was asked to write a little behind the scenes non-fiction piece for my novella, A Season in Hell (Crystal Lake Publishing, September 7, 2018). Having just finished that, feeling the joy in writing such a piece, I decided to dive into the behind-the-scenes inspiration for two of my releases this year. Those two book

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The plot of this book is incredibly imaginative and creepy. The atmosphere throughout is like one long nightmare. Weird things happen with a terrifying inevitability, just like in a dark dream.

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"There's a lot to love in this novella. The main character - Nita - moves with her family away from her friends to a new home, a new school, and some tough bullies. But that's only part of the challenge she will have to face, because the new home is h" Read more of this review »
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“People who picked on her at school were nice to her at church, and she’d learned early on that masks were a part of everyone’s Sunday best.”
Kenneth W. Cain, Midnight in the Graveyard

“Getting the key in the ignition was like trying to put her elbow in her ear.”
Kenneth W. Cain, Midnight in the Graveyard

“It is not the job of reviewers to flatter the egos of writers.”
Kenneth W. Cain, One of Us: A Tribute to Frank Michaels Errington

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Cristina Sburlea Hi, I am organizing a giveaway. On December 8, I will send out a copy of my epic fantasy novel titled Creatures of Darkness and Light - titans, humans, and the beasts and my paranormal fantasy novel titled 300 Years of Sin (btw, there are no sparkly vampires here, but there's quite the body count), each e-book will go to a different person. Those who want to participate have to like and leave a comment (on my FB wall) with the name of the e-book they want. If you would like to participate, you can check out my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MariaCristin... or my Goodreads page blog.


Cristina Sburlea thank you for adding me as a friend :)


Kenneth Cain C.J. wrote: "C.J. Heck
C.J. Heck

Hello Kenneth,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. I am looking forward to reading your work! Thank you and best wishes to you.
Warmest regards,
CJ"


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C.J. Heck C.J. Heck
C.J. Heck

Hello Kenneth,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. I am looking forward to reading your work! Thank you and best wishes to you.
Warmest regards,
CJ


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