A collection of original essays by 42 horror authors on horrors they have faced in real life and how these incidents have impacted their writing.
Lone Wolf Publications
The famous adage to authors has always been "Write what you know." So that begs the question, "What do horror writers really know about horror?" Learn the answer to that question from 42 horror authors, from the established to the up-and-coming. Shudder as you learn of the horrific experiences they've endured in life, from traumatizing accidents and battles with diseases to physical and emotional abuse, natural disasters, loss of loved ones and more.
Contributors include Bill Allen, C. Dean Andersson, Steve Beai, Gary Brandner, Gary A. Braunbeck, P.D. Cacek, Ed Cain, Ramsey Campbell, Pamela Chillemi-Yeager, Alan M. Clark, Simon Clark, Geoff Cooper, Nancy Etchemendy, Rain Graves, Jason Harris, Barry Hoffman, Brian A. Hopkins, Charlee Jacob, Brian Keene, Tim Lebbon, Edward Lee, M. Jane Letty, Patricia Lee Macomber, Mary Ann Mitchell, James A. Moore, Weston Ochse, Garrett Peck, Diana Price, Judi Rohrig, Selina Rosen, Wayne Allen Sallee, Brett A. Savory, David B. Silva, Bradley H. Sinor, Del Stone, Jr., Jeffrey Thomas, B.J. Thrower, Edo van Belkom, Jeff VanderMeer, Susan Gail West, David Niall Wilson and Richard Wright.
This anthology is published on CD-ROM in a limited edition of 200 numbered copies. Cover and CD label art by Gak. Includes Garrett Peck's essay "Fate and Fixators," detailing a motorcycle accident in which he nearly lost his right leg, a traumatic injury he is still recovering from.
Note: This edition is now sold out from the publisher and is no longer available. Catalyst Press was going to release it in trade paperback in 2003, but wound up killing the deal due to financial constraints. I am now seeking literary representation to attain a new print deal for the book. PERSONAL DEMONS was a finalist for the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction.