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Southern Fried & Horrified

Writers are all about stories. Reading them, creating them, writing them, selling and publishing them. And then there’s living them. Every now and then, if an author is famous, popular, or respected enough, they feel compelled to share their story… and others desire to hear it in return.
I may not fit into any of the categories mentioned above, but I do have a hell of a story to tell…

In Southern-Fried & Horrified, Splatterpunk Award-winning author Ronald Kelly expounds on a lifetime shaped by his love of horror and the macabre, as well as a thirty-six-year career as a Southern storyteller. His early influences, the long road to publication, success as a Zebra Horror author, the devastating collapse of mass market publishing in the mid-1990s, and his ten-year hiatus from writing and horror… it is all here, between two covers, as well as his triumphant return to the genre and a fresh, new resurgence of his creativity and popularity. Sprinkled generously throughout are essays, writing advice, and lists of Kelly’s favorite books and movies, as well as his most cherished heroes, villains, and creatures from the RK mythos.
Pull up a rocking chair, break out the sweet tea and moon pies, and sit a spell. It’s time to be Southern-fried and horrified!

Ronald Kelly was born and raised in the hills and hollows of Middle Tennessee. He became interested in horror as a child, watching the local “Creature Feature” on Saturday nights and “The Big Show”—a Nashville-based TV show that presented every old monster movie ever made —in the afternoons after school. In high school, his interest turned to horror literature and he read such writers as Poe, Lovecraft, Matheson, and King. He originally had dreams of becoming a comic book artist and created many of his own superheroes. But during his junior year, the writing bug bit him and he focused his attention on penning short stories and full-length novels. To date, he has had thirteen novels and twelve short fiction collections published. In 2021, his extreme horror collection, THE ESSENTIAL SICK STUFF, won a Splatterpunk Award for Best Collection.

He currently lives in Brush Creek, Tennessee with his wife, young’uns, and an ultra-hyper Jack Russel named Toby.

ISBN: 9781639510887 (ISBN10: 1639510885)
Publisher: Stygian Sky Media
Publication date: 09/06/2022
Pages: 245
Language: English