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Simon Clark

Simon ClarkSimon Clark is the author of such highly regarded horror novels as Nailed By The Heart, Blood Crazy, Darker, Vampyrrhic and The Fall, while his short stories have been collected in Blood & Grit and Salt Snake & Other Bloody Cuts. He has also written prose material for the internationally famous rock band U2.

Raised in a family of storytellers — family legend told of a stolen human skull buried beneath the Clark garage — he sold his first ghost story to a radio station in his teens.

Before becoming a full-time writer he held a variety of day jobs, that have involved strawberry picking, supermarket shelf stacking, office work, and scripting video promos.

Clark has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel, World Fantasy Award for Best Novella, and British Fantasy Award. In 2001 he won the British Fantasy awards for best short story "Goblin City Lights" and for The Night of the Triffids.

He lives with his wife and two children in mystical territory that lies on the border of Robin Hood country in England.

His Cemetery Dance titles include Butterfly (in the Signature Series), Darker, Vampyrrhic, Vampyrrhic Rites, and King Blood. His work has also appeared in Cemetery Dance magazine and in our anthologies several times.