Bracken MacLeod

Bracken MacLeod is the author of Mountain Home, White Knight, and most recently, Stranded, which has been optioned by Warner Horizon Television. His short fiction has appeared in several anthologies and magazines including Shock Totem, LampLight, ThugLit, and Splatterpunk. He has worked as a trial attorney, philosophy instructor, and as a martial arts teacher. He lives in New England with his wife and son, where he is at work on his next novel.

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“Bracken MacLeod writes dark, human stories of horror and modern noir. Absolutely one of the brightest stars of the next generation!”
—Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind and Ararat

“MacLeod’s stories begin with a familiar sense of normalcy—the night out at the club, the visit to a friend’s home—but quickly nosedive into the sublimely weird and horrific, leaving his reader breathless and dazed. These tales are jagged, sharp, and will definitely leave a mark.”
—John Mantooth, author of The Year of the Storm, Shoebox Train Wreck, and Heaven’s Crooked Finger

“Beauty, anger, and the grotesque. These are the three ingredients I demand as a reader of dark fiction, and they are three that MacLeod provides in just the right amounts in this collection. An absolute stunner.”
—Adam Cesare, author of The Summer Job and Zero Lives Remaining

“Stranded is a smart, surprisingly moving, first-rate thriller that chucks Martin Cruz Smith’s Polar Star down a Twilight Zone-esque rabbit role. Don’t mind my mixing metaphors because me fumbling around for proper words of praise is what the talented Bracken MacLeod has wrought.”
—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock