Hello! I’m author Mark McLaughlin. My most recent books are BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE, PARTNERS IN SLIME (with Michael McCarty), and MONSTER BEHIND THE WHEEL (with Michael McCarty).
My fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in more than 1,000 magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies, including GALAXY, FANGORIA, LIVING DEAD 2, THE BEST OF ALL FLESH, WRITER’S DIGEST, CEMETERY DANCE, MIDNIGHT PREMIERE, DARK ARTS, and two volumes each of THE BEST OF THE REST, THE BEST OF HORRORFIND, and THE YEAR’S BEST HORROR STORIES (DAW Books).
My latest release is BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE from Wildside Books. Zombies are relentless, ravenous creatures, and in this hefty story collection, you’ll sit down to a literary zombie rampage. BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE features 33 stories, written in different styles with a wide range of settings. It also features an array of other humanoid horrors. I wanted to give the reader a lot of variety (I read a lot myself, and I hate it when all the stories in a book are pretty much the same).
Other collections of my fiction include MOTIVATIONAL SHRIEKER, SLIME AFTER SLIME, PICKMAN’S MOTEL, RAISING DEMONS FOR FUN AND PROFIT, and AT THE FOOTHILLS OF FRENZY (with coauthors Shane Ryan Staley and Brian Knight).
With regular collaborator Michael McCarty, I have written MONSTER BEHIND THE WHEEL (our latest horror novel), PARTNERS IN SLIME (our latest collaborative story collection, packed with monsters), ALL THINGS DARK & HIDEOUS, PROFESSOR LaGUNGO’S CLASSROOM OF DOOM, and more.
I am the coauthor, with Rain Graves and David Niall Wilson, of THE GOSSAMER EYE, which won the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry.
I write a blog on cinematic horror called BMovieMonster. And, I am also a marketing and public relations specialist, writing articles for business journals, newspapers, trade publications and websites.
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