Jack Ketchum


Born
in Livingston, New Jersey, The United States
November 10, 1946

Died
January 24, 2018

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Dallas William Mayr , better known by his pen name Jack Ketchum, was an American horror fiction author. He was the recipient of four Bram Stoker Awards and three further nominations. His novels included Off Season, Offspring, and Red, which were adapted to film. In 2011, Ketchum received the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award for outstanding contribution to the horror genre.

A onetime actor, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk, Ketchum credited his childhood love of Elvis Presley, dinosaurs, and horror for getting him through his formative years. He began making up stories at a young age and explained that he spent much time in his room, or in the woods near his house, down by the brook: '[m]y interests [were]
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“Black coffee’s a lot like whiskey, you know? All devil and no trimmin’s. Always liked my sins pure and take it as it comes.”
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“As though all the world were a bad joke and she was the only one around who knew the punchline.”
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“I lay in bed and thought about how easy it was to hurt a person. It didn't have to be physical. All you had to do was take a good hard kick at something they cared about.”
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October Author Read: Some Scary Sh**

Vote for who we will read in October. Choose one of the listed authors, or add one of your own----please be sure the one you want to add is not already on the list. And please make sure the nominated author has at least a few books to choose from.

I'm looking for authors that do scary, spooky, gory, grisly, creepy, crime, deviant, deranged, chiller, thriller, killer or any other thing that fits this category. I want some real scary stuff here! More than a cozy mystery or a classic.

You can change your vote anytime before the poll closes. So if you've voted, and someone adds an author you want to change your vote to, feel free. 

 
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Stephen King
 
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Ray Bradbury
 
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Chelsea Cain (write-in)
 
  8 votes, 7.7%

Jeffery Deaver (write-in)
 
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David Wellington
 
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justin cronin (write-in)
 
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Jo Nesbo (write-in)
 
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Robert Aickman (write-in)
 
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Tana French (write-in)
 
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