The world is my oyster and I came to claim the fucking pearl
-- Carl Hose
Those are my words. The concept isn't original but the phrasing is. I appreciate every breath I take, I love my family and friends, and I make every day count. I'm married to a woman who is beautiful in every way, I have awesome kids, and my career is booming. I'm claiming the pearl.
I am the author of the anthologies Deadtown and Other Tales of Horror Set in the Old West, Weird Horror and Other B-Grade Tales, Fematales, Fematales Supernatural, Dead Horizon, the zombie novella Dead Rising, and the erotic anthology Pornocopia, all published by MARLvision Publishing.
My work has appeared in many horror anthologies and magazines, including Cold Storage (which I co-edited), Peep Show, Deathgrip: It Came from the Cinema, Deathgrip: Exit Laughing, Champagne Shivers, Tentacles, Butcher Knives and Body Counts, Through the Eyes of the Undead, Silver Moon, Bloody Bullets, Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes, Writer's Journal and Lighthouse Digest magazine. I am also editor and publisher of the Dark Light anthology to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Years ago I chose to focus on writing short stories and novels. I don't regret the decision, but that chapter of my life is finished. I've decided to pursue something I started as a kid -- writing and playing music. I guess you could say I'm re-inventing myself, but that isn't entirely accurate. I wrote my first song when I was twelve. I still play that tune today. I played in a band when I was in my twenties and continued writing songs. Songwriting, and music in general, is my first love. I'm happy to be back at it, and judging from the songs I'm writing, doing it better than ever. I'm not re-inventing myself after all, just picking up where I left off.
Special thanks to:
My wife Marcee for bringing love into my life
My kids, Nick, Haley, Seth, Ethan, Caleb, and Ireland
R.J. Parker for friendship and support beyond words
The audience that pays attention to the things I do.
- Carl Hose
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