Mort Castle

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General Information

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Name: Mort Castle

Pen Name: None

Born: 1946 in Chicago, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Mort Castle was born in Chicago and currently resides in Crete, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mort Castle is an American horror author. Castle's first novel was published in 1967. Since then, he has published many stories in many different publications. He has also been a writing teacher, working musician, standup comic, stage hypnotist, high school English teacher, magazine and comic book editor. He is currently a freelance language arts consultant serving as a writer in residence for three high schools, and teaching "Researching and Writing Historical Fiction" and "Story In Graphic Form" at Chicago's Columbia College. He is also a frequent keynote speaker at writing conferences.

He partnered with colleague Sam Weller to assemble a group of literary giants to pay tribute to Ray Bradbury with an anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury. Among the Illinois authors participating in the anthology are Jay Bonansinga, Audrey Niffenegger, John McNally, Julie Keller and Joe Meno. He also edited On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association.

Castle has been nominated for a lot of awards: the Pulitzer Prize, the Pushcart Prize, the Bram Stoker Award, the DeMarco Prize, the Emerson Fiction Award, Leaders in the Arts for Chicago.

Published Works

  • Mulbray, Samisdat Associates, 1976
  • The Deadly Election, Major Books, 1976
  • The Strangers, Overlook Connection Press, 1984 - reprinted in 2005
  • Cursed Be the Child, Overlook Connection Press, 1990 - reprinted in 2007
  • In Memoriam, Dark Tales Publishing, 1999
  • Moon on the Water, Dorchester Publishing, 2002
  • Nations of the Living, Nations of the Dead, Prime Books, 2002

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Deadly Election

ISBN: 0890411077
Release Date: 1976

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In Memoriam: Papa, Blake & HPL

ISBN: 0967202922
Release Date: 1999-11-01

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The Strangers

ISBN: 1892950561
Release Date: 2000-09-05

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Cursed Be the Child

ISBN: 1892950723
Release Date: 2010-12-31

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Moon on the Water

ISBN: 0843950323
Release Date: 2002-07

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Literary Awards

5 time Bram Stoker award nominee

4 time Pushcart Prize for short fiction

3 time winner, Writer's Digest Creative Writing Contest for fiction

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Mort Castle on WorldCat

Mort Castle on Amazon

Mort Castle on Wikipedia


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