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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bruce Brown  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery Other Science Fiction

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: 1964 in Springfield, Illinois

-- Bruce Brown on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

I was born in Chicago, Illinois, yet moved to Springfield since childhood and have been a lifelong resident of the Land of Lincoln.

Biographical and Professional Information

I have been working in the comics industry for many years. My work has been featured in ''The Chicago Tribune'', ''Rue Morgue'' magazine, ''The Guardian UK'', ''The Independent'' and countless sites online.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom
ISBN: 1897548540

Arcana Studio. 2010

After visiting his father in Arkham Sanitarium, young Howard Lovecraft ignores his father's warning and uses the legendary Necronomicon to open a portal to a strange, frozen world filled with horrifying creatures and grave danger. Alone and scared, Howard befriends a hideous creature he names Spot who takes him to the castle of the king where he is captured and sentenced to death.

Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom
ISBN: 1926914848

Arcana Studio. 2012

Howard Lovecraft's family has been imprisoned on a far-flung alien planet, and Spot''s hopelessly captured, slowly becoming a mindless Fishman. Accompanied by his insane father, a pistol-packing constable, and his hungry cat, they must face the all-powerful ruler of the Outer Gods, a vengeful ancient enemy, an army of deadly monsters, and a lethal world called Yuggoth to save the day. All Howard has to do is surrender his father's Book. But that would mean certain doom for all of mankind!

Clay County
ISBN: 1926914791

Arcana Studio. 2012

The Earth is ruled by ruthless alien invaders who came to our planet seeking a mysterious power source known only as Sf-92. Now, one year later, the merciless aliens have crushed the planet''s armed forces and annihilated all freedom fighters. All but one: SGT Coleman is Earth''s last hope. If he can find Sf-92 then maybe, just maybe, he can use it against the alien conquerors and win mankind''s freedom. His search brings him to Clay County: a backward, redneck slice of the deep south that is completely unaware - or too drunk to care - of humanity''s subjugation by an alien army. Together with the unlikely allies of Clay County citizens Blake, Vern, Hot Dog, and Root, Coleman sets out to find Sf-92 before the Earth''s otherworldly overlords, save mankind, and drink a few cold ones along the way!

Jack and the Zombie Box
ISBN: 1926914015

Arcana Studio. 2011

Jack is your typical 3-year-old boy who has an imaginary friend named Uncle Bug. After messing up the kitchen, Jack's dad is given the task of distracting his son while his mom cleans up the mess. To occupy Jack, he plays a DVD of his childhood favorite cartoon. Jack becomes obsessed with the show and his obsession begins to drive his entire family crazy!

ISBN: 1926914473

Arcana Studio. 2012

December 7th, 1941: As the Interagents deploy to the Philippines to thwart a surprise attack, Japanese bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor killing 2,388 American servicemen. But who sent the communique that lured the super team away from the true Japanese target? And who murdered the only Interagent who knew of the impending attack on Pearl Harbor?

Velvet Rope
ISBN: 1897548257

Arcana Studio. 2008

Admit one to a new collection of horrifying tales! Grab your popcorn and candy, as Velvet, the beautiful usher from beyond the grave, introduces Arcana's brand of spine-tingling horror in this anthology which includes deadly glimpses of upcoming Arcana titles. A true nightmare...Baker's Dozen, Club Vampire, and Daddy's Little Girl, as well as an all-new Eve: Vampire Diva short. Featuring stories from Mark Poulton, Stephen Sistilli, and Dexter Weeks, among others, Velvet Rope is sure to make a killing at the box office!

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