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Lawrence Santoro

Born: 1942 in Reading, PA
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. Since 1985, I've lived in Chicago. The first dozen years here were spent directing theater. I spent several years as the literary manager and dramaturge at the Organic Theater and ran the theater's script development program, The Greenhouse. I began writing full-time in the mid 90s and published my first novel, JUST NORTH OF NOWHERE, in 2007. DRINK FOR THE THIRST TO COME, a collection of my short fiction will be, released by Annihilation Press in October, 2010.

Biography: A regular author/narrator on Britain’s '''', Lawrence Santoro began writing darkly fantastic tales at age five.As associate producer of the syndicated comedy/mystery television series, ''Hyde & Seeke'', he wrote, directed and supervised production during the show’s first season.In 2001 the Horror Writers Association nominated his novella ''God Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate Him'' for a Bram Stoker Award. In 2002, his audio adaptation and production of Gene Wolfe's ''The Tree Is My Hat'', gave him a second Stoker nod.His Stoker-recommended story ''Catching'' received Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s 17th Annual “Year's Best Fantasy and Horror” anthology in 2003. In 2004, his ''So Many Tiny Mouths'' was cited in the anthology’s 18th edition. In the 20th, his novella, ''At Angels Sixteen'', from the anthology A DARK AND DEADLY VALLEY was similarly honored.Larry’s first novel, ''Just North of Nowhere,'' was published in 2007.In 2010, his short novel, ''Lord Dickens’s Declaration'', was released in England in both print and audio versions.A collection of his short fiction will be released in late spring, 2010.Larry lives in Chicago and is working on a new novel, ''Bright Dreams Passing.''

  • -- Nomination - Bram Stoker Award, Long Fiction, ''GOD SCREAMED AND SCREAMED, THEN I ATE HIM''
  • -- Nomination - Bram Stoker, ''Audio Drama

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Poetry; Science Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Lawrence Santoro on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A Dark and Deadly Valley /
ISBN: 0977411087 OCLC: 456752499

Silverthought Press, Philadelphia : 2007.

  Blood & donuts /
ISBN: 0971130906 OCLC: 85830880

Twilight Tales, Chicago, IL : 2003.

Drink for the thirst to come.
ISBN: 0984173846 OCLC: 940938875

Silverthought Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2011.

  Freaks, geeks & sideshow floozies /
ISBN: 0971130922 OCLC: 81252175

Twilight Tales, Chicago, Ill. : ©2003.

  Hell in the Heartland :
ISBN: 9780977904921 OCLC: 759226929

Annihilation Press, Carbondale, Ill. : ©2007.

Most people think of Illinois as Chicago only, but our fine state is so much more than that. There are cornfields and hundreds of small towns that harbor their own dark, untold secrets. Tales of abuse, murder, and things that do more than go bump in the night. All can be found here ... if you're brave enough to look for them.

  Just north of nowhere /
ISBN: 0977904911 OCLC: 171147057

Annihilation Press, Carbondale, Ill. : 2007.