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T.E. Grau

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T.E. Grau is a Shirley Jackson Award- and Bram Stoker Award-nominated author whose books include I Am The River (nominated for the 2018 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a First Novel), They Don’t Come Home Anymore, The Mission, and The Nameless Dark (nominated for the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award for Single-Author Collection). His work has been published around the world, translated into Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Japanese. Grau lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter, and is represented by Kim Yau at Paradigm Talent Agency.

Official Novel Release Day: I Am The River now available worldwide

Cover created and designed by Ives HovanessianAfter a "fluid" official release day dating back to June (timing issues), today - October 3, in this the year of our blind and faceless and imaginary lord 2018 - arrives as the official release date of my debut novel I Am The River .

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“Q: Do you have any advice for upcoming writers who want to pen weird stories?

A: READ, damn it. Fill your brain to the bursting point with the good stuff, starting with writers that you truly enjoy, and then work your way backward and outward, reading those writers who inspired the writers you love best. That was my path as far as Weird/Horror Fiction, starting with Lovecraft, and then working my way backward/outward on the Weird Fiction spiderweb. And don’t limit your reading. Read it all, especially non-fiction and various news outlets. You’d be surprised by how many of my story ideas were born while listening to NPR, perusing a blog, or paging through Vanity Fair.

Once you have your fuel squared away, just write what you love, in whatever style and genre. You’ll never have fun being someone you’re not, so be yourself. When a singer opens their mouth, what comes out is what comes out.

Also, don’t be afraid to fail, and don’t be afraid to walk away. Writing isn’t for everyone, and that’s totally fine. One doesn’t need to be a writer to enjoy being a reader and overall fan of genre or wider fiction.”
T.E. Grau

“the searing knife slowly sawing through his guts, screaming for a bullet but settling for wine.”
T.E. Grau, The Nameless Dark: A Collection

“Confidence pumped to the level of giving zero fucks was portable, at least in theory.”
T.E. Grau, They Don't Come Home Anymore

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“But the stillness was the sleep of swords.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

“He never fell,
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never flew.”
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“Q: Do you have any advice for upcoming writers who want to pen weird stories?

A: READ, damn it. Fill your brain to the bursting point with the good stuff, starting with writers that you truly enjoy, and then work your way backward and outward, reading those writers who inspired the writers you love best. That was my path as far as Weird/Horror Fiction, starting with Lovecraft, and then working my way backward/outward on the Weird Fiction spiderweb. And don’t limit your reading. Read it all, especially non-fiction and various news outlets. You’d be surprised by how many of my story ideas were born while listening to NPR, perusing a blog, or paging through Vanity Fair.

Once you have your fuel squared away, just write what you love, in whatever style and genre. You’ll never have fun being someone you’re not, so be yourself. When a singer opens their mouth, what comes out is what comes out.

Also, don’t be afraid to fail, and don’t be afraid to walk away. Writing isn’t for everyone, and that’s totally fine. One doesn’t need to be a writer to enjoy being a reader and overall fan of genre or wider fiction.”
T.E. Grau

“the searing knife slowly sawing through his guts, screaming for a bullet but settling for wine.”
T.E. Grau, The Nameless Dark: A Collection

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T.E. Grau Michael wrote: "Waking From the American Dream; 10-Mile
Not for the faint of heart. You may find this amusing.~Mike."


Appreciate the link, Michael. Thank goodness my heart ain't faint.


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T.E. Grau Simon wrote: "Thanks for looking me up, TE."

Cheers, Simon.


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T.E. Grau Jayaprakash wrote: "Greetings, Grau!"

Hiya, Jaya!


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Kane S. Waking From the American Dream; 10-Mile
Not for the faint of heart. You may find this amusing.~Mike.


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Simon Thanks for looking me up, TE.


Jayaprakash Satyamurthy Greetings, Grau!


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