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About Michael Hodges
Michael Hodges is an American speculative fiction writer. His debut novel, The Puller, was released on April 24, 2015. Film rights for The Puller were purchased by Sonny Mallhi, producer of the film classic “The Strangers”. The Puller was acquired by award winning publisher PYR in 2021. Tentative release date is November 2021. Michael’s latest release is a short story collection called “The Gloaming”. Michael’s short stories have been published in over twenty magazines and anthologies, and he’s a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
He’s also taught writing with Game of Thrones editor Anne Groell. His novel, "Black Friday" was called a "Glorious work of literature" by Horror Novel Reviews.
Along with writing fiction, Hodges is a professional nature photographer, with work appearing in Outside Magazine (Best Adventure Photography of the Year) and newspapers, amongst other places. Animals often play a big role in his fiction, and the two art forms feed each other. He loves hearing from readers at:
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Michael Hodge’s debut supernatural thriller delivers visceral, edge-of-your-seat suspense as one resourceful man desperately fights for his life against a force more savage and relentless than anything the locals here have ever seen.
While scanning deals at a kitchen appliance store, the fire alarm roars. The horde of shoppers she'd been elbowing stampedes out the exits, leaving Patricia with all the deals to herself.
After securing her items under a cloth-draped table, Patricia decides it's time to investigate why no one came back. She tries calling her family, but her smart phone won't work. Not even Twitter.
The mall lights flicker and surge. Bulbs shatter and spray glass into the air. Patricia bolts for the Macy's exit, the mall quaking under her feet. When she reaches the parking lot, an ominous mist surrounds the mall, and an unseen, crazed man shouts out to her.
Woken from her shopping craze, she realizes there'll be no deals at Bridgefield Mall today, and no app to save her.
We're gonna need a bigger boat!
Following on from the abomination that was "Dead Bait" Severed Press bring you more horror tales of the deep including a haunted Ice fishing trip, viscious Mer-monkeys, sickening shark attacks, deranged walruses and many more terrors from beneath the surface.
Praise for Dead Bait Amazingly and wonderfully horrific collection of short stories- Dread Central These graphic and shocking stories will definitely make you think twice about going fishing -Fangoria The most ingeniously revolting stories that I have ever read. Horrorweb
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"Passage" by Daniel Powell
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"A Busy Day for the Bayou Banshee" by Herb Shallcross
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"Murdock" by Chris Dezarn
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