Paul Dale Anderson

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General Information

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Name: Paul Dale Anderson

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1944 in Rockford, Illinois




Illinois Connection

Anderson was born and raised Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from East Rockford High School in 1962, attended the University of Illinois, Rockford College, Loyola University of Chicago (BA 1975) and Northern Illinois University (MS Ed 2003).

Biographical and Professional Information

Paul Dale Anderson has written fiction and non-fiction. He is an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and Horror Writers Association. He taught creative writing for Writers Digest School (both Novel and Short Story) and for the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Two of Anderson's published novels, Claw Hammer and Daddy's Home sold well, and several of his anthologized short stories have reappeared from major publishers. One of his short stories was adapted to a graphic novel format was recently rereleased. He has written four books that are available in ebook format only - PickAxe, Icepick, Sledge Hammer and The Devil Made Me Do It Again and Again.

Anderson is also a Board Certified Member and Certified Instructor of the National Guild of Hypnotists. He was trained in hypnotism at Hypnosis Wellness and Training Center in Janesville, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. He has two hypnosis CDs - Ideal Weight Hypnosis and Smoke Free Forever.

Published Works

  • The Devil Made Me Do It: Twenty Contemporary Tales of Subtle Horror, Miskatonic University Press Publication of the Strange Co., 1985
  • Claw Hammer, Pinnacle Books, 1989
  • Daddy's Home, Pinnacle Books, 1990
  • Abandoned, Eldritch Press, 2015
  • Darkness, BookBaby, 2015
  • Light, 2AM Publications, 2015
  • Winds, 2AM Publications, 2015
  • Spilled Milk, 2AM Publications, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Paul Dale Anderson on WorldCat


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