Mark McLaughlin is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more. Many of his books fit within the literary tradition of H.P. Lovecraft, Robert W. Chambers, Ambrose Bierce, and Robert Bloch.
McLaughlin’s paperback releases include HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS, NIGHTMARES & TENTACLES, CITY OF LIVING SHADOWS, THE PRISONER OF CARCOSA, and THE HOUSE OF THE OCELOT (all co-written by Michael Sheehan, Jr.).
McLaughlin is also the author of the Mythos story collection, BEST LITTLE WITCH-HOUSE IN ARKHAM, INJECTABLES: A NOVEL OF LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR, and the Lovecraftian Kindle epic poem, THE ARRIVAL OF OUR NEW MASTER. He has also written the novels, HUMAN DOLL and THE HELL NEXT DOOR.
Mark also enjoys writing horror stories about cats, since he grew among more than 40 cats (and assorted human relatives). Many of his cat horror stories can be found in his Kindle collection, MIDNIGHT PET SHOW And Other Twisted Cat Tales.
With Michael Sheehan, Jr., McLaughlin has co-authored the Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos Kindle collections, THE ABOMINATIONS OF NEPHREN-KA, THE HORROR IN THE WATER TOWER, THE BLASPHEMY IN THE CANOPIC JAR, SHOGGOTH APOCALYPSE, THE RELIC IN THE EGYPTIAN GALLERY, THE CREATURE IN THE WAXWORKS, THE TESTAMENT OF CTHULHU, and STAINLESS STEEL SARCOPHAGUS.
Mark’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in more than 1,000 magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies, including DARK FUSIONS: WHERE MONSTERS LURK!, GALAXY, LIVING DEAD 2, WRITER’S DIGEST, CEMETERY DANCE, MIDNIGHT PREMIERE, DARK ARTS, and two volumes of YEAR’S BEST HORROR STORIES (DAW Books).
Mark is 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.
What critics and colleagues have said about Mark McLaughlin’s work over the years:
“In the most devious manner, McLaughlin’s stories achieve a high degree of demonism by perpetuating a sinister ‘humor’ at the gallows of the human comedy.”
— Author Thomas Ligotti
“Listen up. Noel Coward is back. Salvador Dali is back. Dylan Thomas is back. And they’re all rolled into one in the shape of Mark McLaughlin who writes stories that are wonderfully witty, surrealistic and ineffably strange. Absolutely fabulous. …. If your palette is jaded, come to the feast that is Mark McLaughlin.”
— Author Simon Clark
“McLaughlin’s tales are laugh-out-loud assaults on consensus reality.”
— Paul Di Filippo, ASIMOV’S
“Reading Mark McLaughlin is a little like stepping out of the door of an airplane in mid flight. The view is pretty amazing, but the shock of impact may do you in … gruesome, funny and touching. Top that: anybody….”
–Matthew Nadelhaft, TANGENT
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