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Joseph VanBuren is a multimedia storyteller, performer, horror lover, old school RPG fan, survivor, and the scrambled brains behind Sykophunk Productions. His poetry and fiction have been published in in the anthologies Haunted are these Houses (Unnerving), Untimely Frost (Lycan Valley Press), and Life on a Tightrope; he has written, performed, and/or produced hundreds of globally distributed songs; opened up for national acts such as Rehab, Anybody Killa, Liquid Assassin, Razakel, Lil Wyte, Scum, and 2 Live Crew; and had one of his tracks played on The Colbert Report.

Spawned from the Hudson Valley, New York, he now lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana with his beloved wife and adorably neurotic dog. His current projects include creating a multi-me
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You might answer that question with one of your own: “Are we talking classic or modern gothic?” And I would answer: “Either one,” because this new anthology has both!

Haunted Are These Houses is the latest book from Unnerving, one of the best indie horror publishers out there IMO. They constantly release quality dark literature, and this book is looking to be no exception. The table of contents... Read more of this blog post »
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