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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Phil Locascio  

Pen Name: Philip D. Locascio

Genre: Suspense/Thriller/Horror

Born: July 14, 1953 in Chicago Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Phil Locascio was born and raised in Chicago Illinois and is a lifelong Illinois resident. He attended Northern Illinois University where he received a BA in Psychology. He has lived in Springfield, Illinois since 1986. He is a retiree from the State of Illinois, Department of Human Services.

Biographical and Professional Information

Phil Locascio is the author of several novels including ''The Sorcerer of Hooterville'', ''The Sins of Orville Sand'', ''The Harbor of Ill Will'', ''In His Hands'', and ''The Fragility of Contrition''. His next novel, ''The Restoration of Josef Mundt'', will be published by World Castle Publications in the near future. He is also the author of a collection of some of his best short stories titled ''Howling Hounds''. Phil has had dozens of short stories published in various magazines and anthologies through the years. Several of his Tales have received Honorable Mention in ''The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror''. Phil welcomes comments at [].'''Check out a video highlighting Phil's works at: [].'''

Selected Titles At Your Library

Howling hounds :
ISBN: 1902309464. OCLC Number:

Sarob Press,. Kidwelly :. 2004.

The sorcerer of Hooterville /
ISBN: 1897217358. OCLC Number:

Coscom Entertainment,. Winnipeg :. c2005.

The sins of Orville Sand /
ISBN: 159426242X. OCLC Number:

Mundania Press,. Cincinnati, Ohio :. 2006.

The harbor of ill will /
ISBN: 1780354355. OCLC Number:

FastPrint,. Peterborough :. 2012.

The fragility of contrition /
ISBN: 1938961927. OCLC Number:

World Castle Publishing,. [United States] :. 2013.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

As a member of the Horror Writer's Association, Phil has appeared on panels in Chicago and Seattle on "How to Get Published" and "How to Get Unstuck". Phil loves to provide advice and inspiration to young, burgeoning writers. Speaking engagements to date include the Contemporary Book Club of Springfield in 2013 and the DHS Book Club in 2009.