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William Cook is a writer of the macabre from New Zealand, a small antipodean island group in the South Pacific. When not writing, he looks after two small daughters and designs book covers that are designed to scare the hell out of people. Having held down a multitude of jobs before becoming a “Domestic Manager”, he brings to his writing a vast array of experience that translates to the page in the form of strange characters and situations that bleed horror. From slinging timber in lumber yards, cutting plastic film in a meat packaging company, making rat-poison and acid cleaning products, working on a prawn trawler in the Gulf of Carpenteria, selling ads, and teaching English in Korea, to name a few of the roles he has performed – being a starving writer of Horror fiction seemed like a completely viable occupation.


William Cook bids you well and hopes you enjoy his macabre offerings and that they may whet your appetite for more in the future.


Debut novel:

‘Blood Related’ re-release by Black Bed Sheet Books, Halloween 2012, sequel ‘Blood Trail’ – Mid 2013 release.

(‘Blood Related,’ originally published by Angelic Knight Press December 2011.)


Short Fiction:

Devil Inside: 2012, King Billy Publications

Creep: 2013, King Billy Publications


Poetry Collections:

Moment of Freedom: 2012, King Billy Publications

Temper of the Tide: 2012, King Billy Publications


Short fiction published in the following anthologies:

Masters of Horror Anthology, 2010 – Triskaideka Books

Putrid Poetry & Sickening Sketches 2011 – Collaboration of the Dead

Sketchbook of the Dead: 2012, Deaf Mute Comics

Dark Light Anthology: 2012, MARLvision Publications

Writings on the Wall Anthology: 2012, Seven Archons

I’ll Never Go Away VII: 2013, Rainstorm Press

Serial Killers Iterum: 2013, James Ward Kirk Publishing

Short Fiction published in the following Magazines/Ezines:

Surreal Grotesque, issue #5 – Mutations & Mutilations, 2012

Songs For The Raven: 2013, James Ward Kirk Publishing


Member of the Horror Writers Association, Australian Horror Writers Association & the Horror Blogger Alliance


Follow William on Twitter – @williamcook666



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