Michael West

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Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. A graduate of Indiana University, West earned a degree in Telecommunications and Film Theory, and since that time, he has written a multitude of short stories, articles, and reviews for various on-line and print publications. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, Stephanie, their two children, Kyle and Ryan, their daughter-in-law, Grace, and their dog, King Seesar.

His children are convinced that spirits move through the woods near their home.

West's short story "Goodnight," originally published in WICKED KARNIVAL #6, was named "Best Horror Short Story of
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“Skull Full of Kisses” Full of “Wicked Twist(s)!”

The review website I Smell Sheep has posted a new 5 Star…er, “sheep” review of Michael West’s first short fiction collection, Skull Full of Kisses, available now from Hydra Publications. Here’s a snippet:

“There are demons. Ghosts. Aliens. Serial killers. Dinosaurs…freaking dinosaurs. West makes the reader feel like we’re glued to the old late-night horror show on television. I couldn’t wait

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“Skull Full of Kisses” Full of “Wicked Twist(s)!”



The review website I Smell Sheep has posted a new 5 Star…er, “sheep” review of Michael West’s first short fiction collection, Skull Full of Kisses, a Read more of this blog post »
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Quotes by Michael West  (?)
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“Well, at least we know they can be killed. It always pisses me off when the monster won't die.”
Michael West, Poseidon’s Children

“The flesh is the clay of the gods. Only the chosen can be sculptors.”
Michael West, Poseidon’s Children

“We regret to inform you that your husband survived two tours in Hell, but was taken down by some pissed off crabs, jacked-up on steroids. Sorry for your loss.”
Michael West, Spook House

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“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
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“That which is imagined can never be lost.”
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“The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.”
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“Go then, there are other worlds than these.”
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