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William Cook

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William Cook was born and raised in New Zealand and is the author of the popular Psychological Thriller, 'Blood Related.' He is also the author of two non-fiction books: 'Gaze Into The Abyss: The Poetry of Jim Morrison' and 'Secrets of Best-Selling Self-Published Authors.'

He has also written many short stories that have appeared in anthologies and has authored two short-story collections ('Dreams of Thanatos' & 'Death Quartet') and two collections of poetry ('Journey: the search for something' & 'Corpus Delicti'). William writes Psychological Thrillers mostly, but also dabbles in Horror Fiction and, more recently, Non-Fiction.

He is currently hard at work on a sequel to his Psychological Thriller, 'Blood Related,' a second volume of
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Average rating: 3.69 · 654 ratings · 162 reviews · 22 distinct worksSimilar authors
One Way Ticket

2.81 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Blood Related

4.11 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Devil Inside

3.77 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2013
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CREEP

3.78 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2013
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Dolly Did It

3.41 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2015
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Burnt Offering

3.90 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2015
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Dead and Buried

4.11 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2014
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Hopeless

3.83 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Death Quartet

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Well, I hope you all had a fright-filled Halloween and Samhain
season this year. Halloween is a relatively new event in New Zealand cultural
history and so the scares don’t come out en masse as they do in the USA. When I
was a kid, my pals and I would make absurd effigies of ‘Guy Fawkes’ on November
the 5th. We’d stuff an old pair of overalls with rags and rolled-up
newspaper and then push it Read more of this blog post »
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This is certainly one of the darkest and frightening anthologies I've ever read. The authors are all masters of their craft. Each story is chilling in it's own way from the bdsm story that spirals to a horrif..." Read more of this review »
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I write poetry myself, and am always looking for well written poetry. I found it in this. I will be going back often to reread a few of these. Very enjoyable poetry. "
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“It's safe to say that 'Horror,' as a fictional genre, has claim to it's own canon. There is a definite history that can be traced back to the origins of human language, both orally and written, and now multimedia based. We at this point, have access to the full gambit of 'genre' Horror in all its hybrid forms (electronically at least). Sub-genres ensure that Horror can and will multiply in its complexities and evolve along with human fears.”
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“He began to lose weight and slowly slipped back into”
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“I watched the sun going down all red and bloody like an engorged eye staring over the top of the black hills. I felt my body, mind, and soul, merge as my own plans began to ferment in my brain.”
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“Everything you can imagine is real.”
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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
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“Reality continues to ruin my life.”
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“As any psychiatrist will tell you, it is a fact of life, a psychological home truth, that every human being from Mother Teresa to Jack the Ripper operates from the same basic needs, using the same basic defenses, and accessing the same basic pool of emotions as every other human being. Deep down below the surface, we all want to be safe, we all want to be loved, and we all want to be respected. (15)”
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“Fears of the future [are] almost always rooted in the past. (175)”
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Simon Thanks for looking me up, William.


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Thankyou A.R. - have a great weekend.


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A.R. William, thanks for the add!


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