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David Owain Hughes

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in Pontypridd, south Wales, The United Kingdom



Richard Laymon

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David Owain Hughes is a horror freak! He grew up on ninja, pirate and horror movies from the age of five, which helped rapidly instill in him a vivid imagination. When he grows up, he wishes to be a serial killer with a part-time job in women’s lingerie…He’s had multiple short stories published in various online magazines and anthologies, along with articles, reviews, and interviews. He’s written for This Is Horror, Blood Magazine, and Horror Geeks Magazine. He’s the author of the popular novels “Walled In” (2014), "Wind-Up Toy" (2016), “Man-Eating Fucks” (2016), and “The Rack & Cue” (2017) along with his short story collections “White Walls and Straitjackets” (2015) and "Choice Cuts" (2015). He’s also written three novellas – “Gra

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White Walls and Straitjackets

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Wind-Up Toy

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Man-Eating F*cks: An extrem...

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Exposed: A Dark Chapter Pre...

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The Rack & Cue

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Wind-Up Toy: Broken Plaything

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Walled in

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What Goes Around

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Man Behind the Mask

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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway

Julian’s fingers glided across his PC’s keyboard with frantic yet accurate movement. The clack, clack, clacking sound of the keys acted as a background score to the shifting images, sounds and voices inside his head.
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Wind-Up Toy: Playtime, Simone Wind-Up Toy Wind-Up Toy: Broken Plaything Wind-Up Toy: Chaos Rising
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Stories of the Dead by David Owain Hughes
"This a definite must read for fans of all things zombie. This is a heartwarming tribute to the Godfather of the zombie genre, George Romero. Kudos to all the authors who contributed to this amazing collection of zombie tales, you should all be ver..." Read more of this review »
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"This is a 5+ star read for bloody good entertainment David Owain Hughes style. If you've read anything else from this author or know anything about him, this book will likely make you smile that much more. A great read all 'round. Grab your copy!..."
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“Well, you know what they say. You have to work on relationships to keep them fresh. This little jaunt may just prove to be the thing needed to spice up their relationship. Of course, the likelihood that Mary would survive the reunion celebration was pretty low, but that was all right too.”
David Owain Hughes, What Goes Around

“She smiled, as she rammed the tip of her knife into his left eye first, plop, then the right, plop. They popped like water balloons, and emptied onto his lap, as he yelled and screamed for mercy.”
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