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Nicholas Grabowsky’s novels of horror/fantasy, both as himself, as Nicholas Randers, and as Marsena Shane, have generated worldwide acclaim for over two decades and praised by many of today’s most popular horror gurus in the literary world. He began his career in traditional publishing houses with brisk sellers in mass market paperback horror, and the last ten years have seen him hailed by many as a mentor and advocate to the smaller presses, which has become to him a passion.
His body of work includes the award-winning macabre epic The Everborn, Red Wet Dirt, The Rag Man, Pray Serpent’s Prey, Halloween IV (and its special edition), Diverse Tales, Reads & Reviews and The Wicked Haze, Sweet Dreams Lady Moon, numerous anthologies and magazine articles, with projects extending to screenplays, poetry, songs, film, and a wide variety of short fiction and nonfiction since the early 1980’s.
He’s a veteran special guest at numerous genre conventions and makes appearances and signings across the United States and abroad. He has been in the limelight as a radical gospel preacher right out of high school and in the following years a rock vocalist, teacher, lecturer and activist, editor, publisher and founder of the Sacramento-based Diverse Media small press, which blossomed into the subdivisions of Black Bed Sheet Books, which publishes local talent, and Black Bed Sheet Productions, which produces independent film.
Currently, Nicholas is at work with numerous anthologies, graphic novels and comic books, an Everborn sequel and the novels The Downwardens and The Sirens of Knowland. His independent film projects include the upcoming slasher creature feature Cutting Edges, as well as co-writing the independent film Into the Basement, for Triad Pictures.
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http://www.downwarden.com

Quotes about Grabowsky

"My Dear Nicholas: You seem to me---in a way that's entirely admirable----a man out of time. You're writing horror epics when the audience has become increasingly numbed by cinematic hokum and stale ideas. I salute you: your ambition, your dedication, your achievements, your blissfully complex imagination...." ----Clive Barker (bestselling author & director, Hellraiser, etc.)

"Grabowsky succeeds in making the whole world creepy...." ----Heidi Martinuzzi, E! Entertainment Television

"Grabowsky's writing is at times touching and emotional, however, his real talent is his ability to infuse his writing with a sense of dread and loathing that I have not experienced since H.P. Lovecraft..." ----Tahoe Daily Tribune

"Grabowsky has imagination to spare.....!" ---Sacramento Bee

"Impressive storytelling....." ----Wes Craven (Dir., A Nightmare on Elm Street)

“…..soon we’ll all be hearing about this Grabowsky guy….” ---Joe Dante (Dir, Gremlins, The Howling)

“Keep ‘em coming, Nicholas….” ----Stephen King

“All hail Grabowsky!” ---Horrorweb.com

“Grabowsky melds horror and Sci-fi with such expertise that I am left speechless.” ---Gorezone Magazine Bibliography

Novels •(1988) Pray, Serpent's Prey (Nicholas Randers) •(1988) Halloween IV •(1988) Sweet Dreams, Lady Moon (Marsena Shane) •(1989) The Rag Man (AKA 'Tattered,' Nicholas Randers)
•(1989) June Park (Marsena Shane)
•(1990) Tale of the Makeshift Faire (Nicholas Randers)
•(2002) The Everborn
•(2002) Halloween IV: The Special Limited Edition
•(2005) The Wicked Haze
•(upcoming) The Downwardens

Collections
•(2006) Diverse Tales
•(2009) Red Wet Dirt

Nonfiction
•(1988) The Easy Way to Great Legs (Marsena Shane)
•(1988) Nancy (Biography of the First Lady) (Marsena Shane)
(1989) Your Heart Belongs to You (Marsena Shane)
•(2008) Nick Reads & Reviews

Anthologies and Publications of Recent Note
•(2005) Embark to Madness (Introduction)
•(2005) War of the Worlds (Introduction)
•(2005) The Invisible Man (Introduction)
•(2006) Buck Alice & the Actor-robot (editor, by author Walter Koenig)
•(2006) Fear: An Anthology of Horror & Suspense (Introduction)
•(2007) Shocking Tales of Murder & Insanity (Editor, by Jake Istre)
•(2007) Echoes of Terror (short story, Looks Like a Rat to Me)
•(2007) Doorways Magazine (Issue #4, short story, The Yuletide Thing)
•(2008) You're Dead Already...Living in Hell (Editor, by Jake Istre)
•(2008) From the Shadows (short story, The Freeway Reaper)

Children's
•(2006) Flatty Kat: Tales of an Urban Feline (with Phyllis Haupert)

Links
•Author's site: Downwarden.com
•Black Bed Sheet Books www.downwarden.com/blackbedsheet
www.myspace.com/downwarden

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Lost sequel to Wes Craven’s SHOCKER! Read the 1992 Treatment that Recently Resurfaced

Folks have been hounding me about Shocker II now and again, and I finally came across it in a file cabinet from the bowels of my parent's garage! The 38-page treatment director WES CRAVEN got me to write in 1992 as a sequel to his film SHOCKER, starring Mitch Pileggi as Horace Pinker.  I and my agent at the time were going back and forth with Craven’s assistant about…

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Posted on January 23, 2012 at 4:44am

TO ALL HORROR WRITERS AND PUBLISHERS EVERYWHERE



I wrote and posted this on Myspace a handful of years ago, just for horror authors, and I received pages of positive responses. All this time later, after I came across it again, I thought I’d resurrect it, because in my mind nothing’s changed…….except for the fact that these days, I’m not only an author, I’m a publisher of many authors…..



To all horror writers, large and small, big press, small press, even smaller press, self-published, not even published at all:

In my youth,… Continue

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 12:49am

Nicholas Randers Interviews NIcholas Grabowsky

Nicholas Randers Interviews Nicholas Grabowsky
(The guy who interviewed me here ended up recently blacklisted by everyone involved in my genre for plagiarizing a lot of people’s stuff, including Stephen King’s. But that interview took some time to do, so I reworded his questions with my old pen name and slapped it all down on this here blog, for enquiring minds who want to know, and serves as… Continue

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 4:16pm

Nicholas Grabowsky on the Francy & Friends Radio Show

My Fiance, Francy Weatherman, has a number one internet radio show we're very proud of.....I'm getting a show later in the year of my own also, but that's another beast entirely ;)

Listen to internet radio with FRANCY AND FRIENDS on Blog Talk…
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Posted on September 22, 2010 at 1:05pm

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At 4:52pm on December 6, 2011, Fernando Sobenes said…

Hello Nicholas. My name is Fernando Sobenes and I want to invite you to read the prologue and the first two chapters of my novel: "The Evil Visitor" in my blog The Evil Visitor

Also you can watch the book trailer.

Best regards,

Fernando

At 6:10pm on November 5, 2010, C. L. Freire said…
Hey Nick. I'm doing great. And you? How is life in the publishing world? Any different on the other side of the fence? I hope it's going great for you. How's your writing coming along? Anything new on the book front?

It was so good to hear from you.

Take care,
Cindy
At 8:06am on March 9, 2010, C. L. Freire said…
Hi Nick. Long time, huh? How are you? How are things on the other side of the game?
At 12:02pm on January 13, 2010, Darlene Campbell said…
Nicholas,

I just visited your website and all I can say is...very awesome!
At 10:21am on January 11, 2010, J. Michael Orenduff said…
Thanks for "friending" me. (I still cringe when I use that word as a verb). I think my agent lives in your town.

Mike
At 4:40am on January 6, 2010, DragonCub said…
Hi, hope so you'll be fine and thanks for friend add :).. If you get some time then do visit my brand new online bookstore DragonCub
At 2:08am on November 7, 2009, James and Terry Hamilton said…
We are helping a friend establish a group for folks in Cali'
If you can contribute to the writers groups etc. feel free to do so...

CaliforniaShout may be of interest
At 5:19am on June 13, 2009, ROSS said…
hi ya, Im from the uk and would like my music on TV/FILM, If you could have a quick listen to my songs you maybe able to use them.

ross
www.rossofficial.co.uk
At 9:59pm on February 20, 2009, John Kremer said…
Welcome to the Book Marketing Network. Join in some discussions, post a blog or video, schedule an event, make some friends. I think you'll enjoy it here.

John Kremer, book marketing expert
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At 8:09pm on February 20, 2009, Ann B. Keller said…
Nicholas! Greetings. I thought I recognized your handsome face.

Ann B. Keller
 
 
 

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