Barry Lee Dejasu

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in Providence, RI, The United States


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Born two blocks from the birthplace of H.P. Lovecraft and educated in Shirley Jackson's hometown, Barry Lee Dejasu lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife and cats.

Barry has several published short stories, most recently being "The Place of Bones" from the 2016 New England Horror Writers anthology, Wicked Witches.

A former music journalist for Modern Fix magazine and contributing editor and writer for Shock Totem Publications, Barry is currently a reviewer with New York Journal of Books and a staff writer for the websites Cinema Knife Fight and That's Not Current.

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Before This Night is Done

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Wicked Witches

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Shock Totem 9.5: Holiday Ta...

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message 3: by Dan (last edited Aug 26, 2014 07:06AM)

Dan Thanks for the add, Barry. We have similar intrests: in Horror, Stephen King.

Tunkabean Hey! Nice having a new goodreads friend! :) thanks for the add

message 1: by Fran

Fran Friel Hello, Beautiful, right back at ya'!

Great to see you, Barry.

Hugs from CA,

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