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Mary SanGiovanni

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Mary SanGiovanni is the author of over twenty books, most recently SAVAGE WOODS, NIGHT MOVES, and the forthcoming THE SKIN WE'RE IN. Her fiction has appeared in periodicals and anthologies for the last decade. She has a Masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh, where she studied under genre greats. She is currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller Writers, and Penn Writers, and was previously an Active member in the Horror Writers Association.

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“Thanks.” Dave put the car in reverse. Backing carefully around the workers, he parked in the nearest lot, then sprinted across the roadway to the side entrance of Sisters of the Holy Rosary Hospital.”
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“It's... no, nothing." She grunted, turning from the screen with her vodka. "I'm starting to think Morris is right. We're just f---ed. Us, Colby, the whole human race."

"Maybe," Teagan said noncommittally. "Some days I believe that. I look at this f---ed up bloody world and see we don't be needing the likes of monster-gods with unpronounceable names to come and do the job for us. We do just fine screwing ourselves, don't we?”
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Mary SanGiovanni Mike wrote: "Love the new Hollower Covers!!!"

Thanks, Mike! That's David Ho's work. I love them, too - he did such a beautiful job. :)

Hey, see you in November?


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Mike Mehalek Love the new Hollower Covers!!!


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