Laird Barron writes horror, dark fantasy, and noir fiction. In addition to being nominated for a wide variety of awards, his highly acclaimed short stories have won the Shirley Jackson Award three times. His first novel, The Croning, was published in 2012 by Night Shade Books. Torture artist.
“Partidge stood and went wordlessly, ponderously, to the window and lingered there a moment, his mud-caked face afire with the blood radiance of a dying star. He drank in the slumbering fields, the distant fog-wreathed forests, as if he might never look upon any of it again. He reached up and pulled the shade down against the sill and it was dark.”