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Justin Bog

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in Allentown, The United States
July 23, 1965

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Justin Bog is a member of the ITW: International Thriller Writers

Justin Bog lives in the Pacific Northwest on Fidalgo Island, and is the author of psychological horror and suspense tales.

Wake Me Up won Foreword Silver INDIES Book Award for LGBT novels!

Wake Me Up won First Place Somerset Book Award!

Sandcastle and Other Stories was a Finalist for the Ohioana Book Awards 2014 and also named Best Suspense Anthology of 2013 by Suspense Magazine.

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Justin Bog Thank you, Cheral. Sorry to have only discovered your questions today. Hope this answer finds you. I'm working this new 2017 on horror tales, darker…moreThank you, Cheral. Sorry to have only discovered your questions today. Hope this answer finds you. I'm working this new 2017 on horror tales, darker than previous stories I've written. These will be novellas, four of them, published separately with a new short story attached to each of them. I also hope to publish all four together once these are out and about with a linking wraparound story placed before each novella that becomes a fifth story. Ambition is this year's resolution.(less)
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A PLAY DEMONIC (The Queen’s Idle Fancy): #Horror Story Part 32

A Play Demonic: The Queen’s Idle Fancy continues with the 32nd serial installment of the horror tale. When last met, a strange force had arrived on the island and hid itself above the clearing at the top of Mt. Erie, where the audition for the role of Queen Stormag had taken place. The final decision will be made in this chapter, and more complications, future worries, developing.


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“I don't correct her to let her know her backdoor wisdom yanks me deep into another country, where water runs uphill.”
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“Now, a month later, I sit, foggy, a similar state of mind, in a different seafood restaurant with a locals-know-every-secret bar, two happy hour martinis downed, fidgeting with my napkin below the lip of the table, and I barely hear Wendy ask me another question. She brought a bag of them tonight.”
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“The woman with the cat complex is named Mrs. Alice Plesher, but she doesn't reveal her first name to him and Sai only finds out by accident, later. Mrs. Plesher calls the paper and is put through to Sai. He has no idea why although he could guess the new guy gets all of the reporter-on-the-beat drudgery assignments until proven worthy. Alice speaks haltingly as if hardened by age and her voice reveals a rasp. Sai pictures her in a long house dress from the fifties, wide pink and white stripes fading with age---a smock of beige over the dress, a multitude of cats clinging to the fabric like stick-ons.”
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Justin Bog Blak wrote: "Nice to meet you, Justin! All the best. :D"

thanks, Blak, it is nice to meet other book readers here . . . sorry to get back to you this late. October had major family sadness and I checked out a lot of the time.


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Blak Rayne Nice to meet you, Justin! All the best. :D


Justin Bog Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* wrote: "Thank you for the friend invite, Justin!"

so nice to connect about good books here at goodreads, Carol and Felicity . . .


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Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for the friend invite, Justin!


Felicity Brandon Thanks for the friend-invite!


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