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Publication Order of The Chronicles of Mordred Books

Mordred, Bastard Son (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Criminally Insane Books

Publication Order of Dark Coming of Age Books

Publication Order of Harrow House Books

Publication Order of The Vampyricon Books

The Priest of Blood (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady of Serpents (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen of Wolves (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Collections

The Nightmare Chronicles (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Machinery of Night (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Things (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coming of Age (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Asylum: Tales of Mystery & Horror (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lights Out (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Am Infinite, I Contain Multitudes (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Game (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poisoner's Garden and Others: Selected Poems (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Madness of Starlings (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stain (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Funerary Rites (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dinner with the Cannibal Sisters (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Belinda in the Pool: A Short Story (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Faces (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dante's Disciples(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 3(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Best New Horror(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love in Vein(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: Tenth Annual Collection(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 8(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eleventh Annual Collection(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Whispers(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
October Dreams(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queer Fear(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shivers(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Dark Nights(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from a Darker State(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shivers II(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shivers III(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Cemetery Dance II(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Book of NECON(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Douglas Clegg is a reputed American writer of dark fantasy, horror, science fiction, and fantasy stories. He is believed to be a pioneer in the area of e-publishing. Clegg has succeeded in maintaining a strong presence on the internet with the help of his website, Some of his popular works include successful novel series such as Harrow Academy, Vampyricon Trilogy, Criminally Insane, Dark Coming of Age, Modred Trilogy, etc. Additionally, Clegg has penned several widely popular standalone books, including Naomi, Goat Dance, Afterlife, Breeder, The Hour Before Dark, The Halloween Man, Neverland, etc. Author Clegg was born in Alexandria, Virginia, the United States on April 1, 1958.

During his childhood, several members of his extended family were artists in different fields. This motivated Clegg to scribble stories from a very young age. When his parents bought a typewriter, he started typing his stories at the young age of 8. An early story written by him was about an adventure involving his pet mockingbird that had died recently. The first horror story completed by Clegg was based on St. Patrick’s Day as an assignment for his school, Sleepy Hollow School. In this story, Clegg had described a snake that takes revenge on Dublin’s citizens and St. Patrick. When Clegg was seventeen years old, he penned his first novella called Asylum. Eventually, he went on to graduate from Washington & Lee University by obtaining an English Literature degree.

In 1987, Clegg finished the manuscript of his debut book, Goat Dance, which was published two years later in 1989 by Pocket Books. The Horror Writers Association nominated this book in the category of Outstanding First Novel. Clegg’s three subsequent novels were also published by Pocket Books between 1990 and 1994. After the 1994 book, Dark of the Eye, Clegg decided to move on and sign up with Dell for the release of his next book called The Children’s Hour. Unfortunately, the imprint decided to give up its horror line 4 four months after Clegg came on board. As a result, he was left without any publisher. Later, Clegg decided to use the pen name of Andrew Harper to write Bad Karma. This 1997 novel found a publisher in the form of Kensington Books.

The book’s worldwide success allowed it to be adapted into a film by popular screenwriter Randall Frakes. Patsy Kensit starred in the lead role in the 2002 movie with the title of Hell’s Gate in the US and the same name as the book overseas. It was made under the direction of John Hough. In 1999, Clegg came up with his next novel Naomi and announced that he would not publish it traditionally and rather distribute it in small installments through email. After its debut, Naomi became the first Internet e-serial sponsored by a publisher. Publishers Weekly labeled the book as the first unique fiction work to make its debut in cyberspace. The chapters of the book were distributed in a mailing list of around 4 thousand subscribers. Its weekly chapter distribution boosted the print numbers for the book’s paperback version in 2001, released under the banner of Leisure Books.

In 1999, Clegg published his first collection of short stories, The Nightmare Chronicles, which won the International Horror Guild and Bram Stoker Awards. Clegg continued releasing his subsequent books and novellas via emails. Later, a bidding war arose between 3 companies for obtaining the sponsorship of Clegg’s mailing list for his book, Nightmare House. It was eventually won by Cemetery Dance. Author Clegg was paid a handsome figure by the publishing company for this deal. Over the course of the next few years, Clegg collaborated with many other companies for the internet releases of his books. As of today, Clegg resides in Connecticut. He has a husband in the form of Raul Silva, who is also his business partner.

The two have never kept their relationship hidden and are living quite happily. They entered into a civil union in 2005 after staying together for 16 years. They also completed the legal formalities of their marriage on November 17, 2008. Clegg and Silva have a large group of pets at their house. In their free time, they enjoy hiking, bicycling, and canoeing.

A wonderful novel series written by author Douglas Clegg is known as the Dark Coming of Age series. It consists of three books released between 2000 and 2004. Some of the lead characters created by Clegg for the series include Owen Crites, Jenna Montgomery, Jimmy McTeague, Mark, Dash, etc. The debut book of this mystery, romance series is entitled ‘Purity’. It was released in 2000 by the Cemetery Dance publication. Initially, Owen Crites is introduced as a gardener’s son. He has always lived on the summer estate of the Montgomery family. Owen is in love with Jenna Montgomery since the day he saw her. She comes to the estate every summer and enjoys her holidays there. Both Owen and Jenna are teenagers.

Owen knows that Jenna will go on to live a different life in her adulthood and he is destined to live in poverty. So, he thinks of doing something that will make Jenna not wanting to leave the estate if he wishes to make her his partner for life. Shortly after, Jimmy McTeague comes into the picture. He is rich and handsome and a tennis star. Jimmy also comes to the estate to live with the Montgomerys. Owen sees Jimmy as a rival as he too wishes to have Jenna forever. When Owen finds out that Jimmy is holding a deep secret, he decides to use it against him to destroy him. Soon, a love triangle follows that involves hate and dark impulses. Jenna, Jimmy, and Owen’s love triangle make the story more intriguing and interesting.

The second book of this series is called ‘The Words’. It was released by the Alkemara Press in 2009. This novel opens by depicting that Mark and Dash become friends. As Dash is an outsider, Mark thinks that he is an outcast and a rebel. Later, Dash gets Mark involved in dangerous rituals and games, thereby unfolding a dark mystery. The dangerous games involve occult stories. Dash gets addicted to a drug that makes him witness another world. One night, when the two are going to a friend’s house for a party, they take a detour and arrive at a place where Dash unravels new terror through secret ceremonies and brings unspeakable horror to Mark. This story follows the alienation of teens at the crossroads of absolute brotherhood and darkness. It tends to get under the skin of readers and make them finish the whole story in one sitting.

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