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Eric Guignard Books In Order

Publication Order of Collections

Night Terrors III (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Which Grows Wild (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies Edited Books

Exploring Dark Short Fiction (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Five Senses of Horror (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Eric Guignard is a renowned author that writes dark and speculative fiction. Guignard is as well known for his editorial work as he is for his short stories and non-fiction works.

His literary efforts have earned him a litany of accolades ranging from Bram Stoker prizes to International Thriller Writers Award nominations.

+Biography
Eric Guignard has come quite far since his early days as an aspiring author and editor trying to make ends meet. He works both as a technical writer of notable success and a college professor.

Eric is also a family man with a wife, children, and a few cats. The author was born in the suburbs of Los Angeles. That is also where he was raised. And while he did a lot of wandering in the years that followed, traversing his country and the world, his feet always drew him back to Los Angeles.

As a child, Eric Guignard did not necessarily know that he wanted to write fiction. He knew that he wanted to be a creative professional. His creative capabilities were such that he knew he would thrive in an environment that encouraged creative thinking. For Eric at that age, that meant art and design, possibly even writing.

Though, the author realized early on that he had an affinity for dark fiction, specifically horror. That much was clear when he began to obsess over Anne Rice, Stephen King, Clive Barker and the like.

Eric also read George Orwell, Mark Twain, and numerous other drastically diverse authors. But he wasn’t blind to the fact that his sensibilities always drew him back to dark and speculative fiction.

For a while in his teens, Eric Guignard attempted to write. He also experimented with drawing. But when he reached his college years, the author was talked into pursuing those supposedly serious aspects of life such as business.

There was no room for writing or drawing. Eric regrets the decision. His life turned out just fine and he believes that the detours he undertook along the way helped shape the stories he eventually wrote.

The author experimented with a litany of odd jobs and careers as a young adult. That included graphic design, furniture design, project management, and manufacturing. He even worked in security, roofing and professional sales.

Eric is rather proud of the fact that he has tried his hand at over two dozen jobs since 1994 which was when he began his working life. But he also hates the fact that he gave up on writing and drawing for so many years.

It was quite a while later, after Eric Guignard had meandered and loitered through the employment pool, that he realized his life was missing something crucial; a drive that he once had but which he presently lacked.

When Eric rediscovered his passion for writing in 2011, he began pursuing it with fervor. Of course, the road to success wasn’t an easy one. Eric vividly remembers the day he became a published author.

After numerous failed attempts, the author wrote a story that a firm agreed to print. The feat wasn’t particularly impressive. The firm was a forgettable indie outfit that went out of business just months after Eric went into business with them.

The author isn’t even particularly sure that anyone read his story. But he remembers being excited, so much so that he placed his first publishing contract ever on the fridge for all to see, right next to his son’s drawings.

The financial rewards weren’t even that great. But Eric Guignard still looks back on that day with fondness because it did wonders for his confidence. In the years that followed, Eric learned to elicit that same excitement from all the authors he met, people he admired and with whom he was availed opportunities to work.

You could never compel Eric to choose between his writing and editing work. The author doesn’t have a favorite. He enjoys writing fiction. The task is the more emotionally exhausting of the two.

And nothing gives Eric pleasure quite like writing ‘The End’ at the bottom of a manuscript. But he still enjoys the creative aspect of producing fiction.

But editing isn’t without its joys. In fact, editing is one activity that Eric can do all day long. No other element of his life gives him more opportunities to encounter and engage with talented authors.

Finding the time to pursue both activities can present a challenge, especially in light of the author’s family obligations and the fact that he requires at least eight hours of sleep to operate optimally.

It has taken some practice but Eric has found a way to balance the priorities in his life. When he first started out, the author preferred to chronicle his stories using a pen and a notebook.

But over time, he has found that he is more effective when he uses a computer. Though, he has the proficiency to operate with either method. Normally, Eric Guignard’s stories start in his head where he writes them out word by word before he sits down to either write or type them out.

+After Death
Death is humanity’s greatest mystery, a conundrum that has vexed philosophers and scientists alike. Everyone thinks about. They wonder how long they will live and what happens once their heart stops beating and their last breath escapes their lips.

They wonder whether their soul moves on to an afterlife or stays bound to their rotting corpse; whether a singular heaven awaits all believers or if the afterlife can be customized.

These are the questions this anthology asks and attempts to answer, boasting tales of science fiction and fantasy that prod the idea of death in an attempt to expose its secrets.

+Dark Tales of Lost Civilization
This anthology features twenty-five stories of horror and speculative fiction that have never been published.

These simple stories take readers to crumbling civilizations and forgotten lands. They ask questions about the resting place of Genghis Khan and the truth about Atlantis, the nature of evolution and the future of mankind.

Eric Guignard brings quite the eclectic mix of authors together in this volume, each of whom brings a wholly unique take on the theme of darkness.

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