Rick R. Reed|
(1958 - living) U.S.A.
Rick R. Reed's horror fiction embraces the demimonde of urban Chicago, where serial killers, pedophiles, and those who've bargained with the devil seek life's simple pleasures, including torture, pain, humiliation, sexual degradation, addiction, and murder.
His published novels include A Face Without a Heart, a modern-day retelling of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray , and nominated as best novel of 2000 by the Spectrum Awards. It was also named best horror novel of the year by the Queer Horror website. His books Penance and Obsessed, which were published in Dell's acclaimed Abyss line, together sold more than 80,000 copies.
Up next is a gay vampire novel called In the Blood, and I.M., a serial killer novel with supernatural overtones. His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, the most horrific of which has been collected in Twisted: Tales of Obsession and Terror.
Rick lives in Miami with his partner, Bruce. He is almost always at work on three things: another short story, another novel, and finding time to read other writers' work. When not engaged in the above, you might find Rick at the gym, reviewing theater for the Chicago-based weekly Windy City Times... or asleep. He is currently in the active planning and research stage for a sequel to I.M.