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About Our Founder
John Manning (1947 – 2015) was born on Halloween night in Wyandotte, Michigan. As soon as he was old enough to read he was fascinated with horror and dark fantasy stories. He finally – after many starts and stops over the decades – broke out with his 2011 release of Black Stump Ridge. He followed that with his short story, Disclaimer, which appears in Lawyers in Hell, a shared world anthology edited by Janet and Chris Morris. His next short story, “Showdown at Brimstone Arsenal,” appears in Rogues in Hell, also edited by Janet and Chris Morris. His short story “Asylum” appeard in Sha’Daa III – Pawns, edited by Michael H. Hanson and Ed McKeown. His first anthology by Iron Clad Press is “What Scares the Boogeyman?” edited by him and containing 19 short stories by writers from the US, Australia, Canada, and Germany. The first book in the “Night Chills” series is “Terror By Gaslight’. The last book which he edited is “Dark Corners” second book in the “Night Chills” series. John surcomed to leukemia after a long hard battle on January 6, 2015.
Terror by Gaslight, from Iron Clad Press
New from Iron Clad Press, Terror by Gaslight. Twenty tales of terror, dark fantasy, and macabre humor from authors in Canada and the United States spanning seven decades – 1860 thru 1929. Ten authors from What Scares the Boogeyman? return and are joined by ten new writers: Jason Cordova – Michael H. Hanson – Richard Groller – Rie Sheridan Rose Brian Bigelow – Larry Atchley, Jr. – Forrest Hedrick Shebat Legion – Shirley Meier – Ethan Nahte – Benjamin Bement Deborah Koren – John Manning – Austin Sirkin – W. B. Alexander Jack W. Finley – Wayne Borean – Robert M. Price and Charles Garofalo Bill Snider – Tom Barczak Tobias Fox rides into a dusty Texas town to investigate stories of terrible doings in Nightwalker. What he finds is not what he expected. Two men face off against an alien terror on the moon’s surface in The Strange and Terrifying Mystery of Luna Colony – a tale of horror in a steampunk setting. It is the lunch hour on Fleet Street. Conversations and chance encounters take place amidst the delectable aromas of Mrs. Lovett’s savory meat pies in Cab Ride.
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