What’s next for the Bizarro Writers Association?

As announced on January 28, 2019, I have stepped down as coordinator of the Bizarro Writers Association. I will no longer host BWA meetings at BizarroCon, in Portland, or online, and I will no longer be responsible for coordinating the activities of the BWA. What this means is that the BWA needs new leadership in order to continue. I urge that a new Bizarro Writers Association be formed and run by writers.

Up until now, the BWA was a loose affiliation of writers, artists, publishers and editors whose mission has been to increase awareness of the bizarro fiction genre. I started the group in 2007 on the Mondo Bizarro message board (for all of you old-timers who remember) as a place for us to discuss the business side of the industry away from the public conversations which included readers and fans. From there, we started meeting up in person at…

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Pages 2 to 9

Codex Dracula

Preview for The Executioner (a Codex Dracula story) – pages 2 to 9, Issue 6.
The Executioner is the follow-up to Codex Dracula. The action shifts from the Middle Ages into an alternate and gloomy present.
Synopsis: In a cursed city, two detectives follow the trail of blood let by a mysterious assassin, who inflicts to his victims gruesome punishments inspired by the Medieval Criminal Code.

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Lilith (chapters 14-16)

ghosts in the burbs

Welcome back to Lilith, a tale I’ll share a few chapters at a time until her story is complete. If you’re new to the podcast, Lilith is a great place to start (you don’t need any background information to enjoy this account of demonic possession) but do go back to January 7th’s episode and begin with chapters 1-3.

As always be sure to check out ghostsintheburbs.com for all the links.

Now, onto the story.


Chapter 14

Two days later and I was back at it. Down in the basement, a new scouring tool in hand and a spray bottle of vinegar and water in the other. It was a Thursday. It was cool and grey and windy. The basement felt as dreary as ever, if not more so. I began my work on the wall behind Lilith’s bed and sprayed three strips of paper with the removal solution…

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An Excerpt From HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS: 24 Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos



HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS: 24 Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr.
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1791560520/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1791560520/
Below is an excerpt from “The Thing From Beyond The Living Door” – one of the many tales in this paperback collection:

I asked Caspar about the scuttering sound and was surprised to learn that he’d actually witnessed its source. He hadn’t mentioned it to anyone because the whole incident was so outlandish, he’d figured that no one would believe him.

Shortly after midnight on a Saturday, he’d happened to be awake, watching a late movie with the sound turned down so it wouldn’t disturb other tenants. It was then that he heard the sound in the hallway. It only took a moment to cross to the door and open it.

He looked down the hall and there he saw it – a nimble, hideous…

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Welcome to BMovieMonster.com


Welcome to BMovieMonster.com. I’m horror author Mark McLaughlin and this is where I’ll be sharing future thoughts, essays, stories, observations … you name it.

As the domain name indicates, I’ll be talking about B-movies and cinematic monsters quite a lot, since I love ’em. I’ve seen thousands of horror movies over the years, and hopefully what I’ll have to say will turn you on to some great but obscure B-movie gems that you’ll really enjoy.

To fill you in on my background, here’s some information on my books and other writing projects over the years:

My fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in more than one-thousand magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies, including Black Gate, Galaxy, Fangoria, Writer’s Digest, Flesh & Blood, Midnight Premiere, Dark Arts,and two volumes each of The Best of the Rest, The Best of HorrorFind, and The…

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