Jack Ketchum, a horror writer born and raised in New Jersey, spoke at the Garden State Horror Writers meeting on creating believeable characters.
Jack Ketchum is the author of eleven novels, including The Lost, The Girl Next Door, Red, and Offspring, all of which had been made into films. His short story The Box won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from the HWA, his story Gone won again in 2000 — and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection for Peaceable Kingdom and best long fiction for Closing Time.
“Who’s the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum.” – Stephen King
The GSHW is a multi-genre group catering to writers from all walks of life. The group has hosted presentations by authors such as Elizabeth Bear, Gregory Frost, and F. Paul Wilson. Membership is $35.00 per year. For information about the group call 732-276-7531 or visit www.gshw.net. Here is their facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=57510096460
After he spoke, Jack Ketchum took one-on-one questions with the audience. Then, the group proceded to The Cambridge Inn for some good food and interesting conversation as they awaited a writer to be critiqued.
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