Jack Ketchum





Jack Ketchum


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November 10, 1946

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Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, singer, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk -- a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life. His first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. He personally disagrees but is perfectly happy to let you decide for yourself. His short story The Box won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from the HWA, his story Gone won again in 2000 -- and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection for Peaceable Kingdom and best long fiction for Closing Time. He has written eleven novels, the latest of which are Red, Ladies' Night, and The Lost. ...more

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[image error]Jack’s story The Rose is featured alongside stories by William F. Nolan, Graham Masterton, Jason V. Brock, Jezzy Wolfe, Jeff Menapace, and more, in Zippered Flesh 3: Yet More Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad!, edited by Weldon Burge.


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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.”
Jack Ketchum

“As though all the world were a bad joke and she was the only one around who knew the punchline.”
Jack Ketchum, The Girl Next Door

“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.”
Jack Ketchum, The Girl Next Door

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