Douglas Clegg (USA, Alexandria, Virginia, April, 1st, 1958 - )
Douglas Clegg was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but has lived in
Paris, London, Washington DC, Hawaii, Connecticut and Los Angeles.
He grew up in a slightly artistic family: his mother painted, and his
two brothers are opera singers. His sister practiced law, which is
of course an occupation highly regarded in a family of artists. He
now lives in the foothills just outside Los Angeles, where he can
witness first-hand riots, rebellions, fires, earthquakes, floods, and
other signs of the millenium. After graduating from Washington & Lee
University, where he majored in English Literature, he worked as a
journalist for a variety of publications in Washington DC. In 1986,
he moved to Los Angeles to work in television news. He wrote his
first novel in 1988 out of desperation and lunacy. Called Goat
Dance, it was published the following year by Pocket Books, and was
nominated for Outstanding First Novel by the Horror Writers
Association. His second and third novels, Breeder, and Neverland
followed, also from Pocket. Because of short story commitments, he
didn't turn in another novel until 1994--this was Dark of the Eye.
His short stories include: "Ice Palace" from Little Deaths; "White
Chapel" from Love In Vein and Year's Best Fantasy & Horror; "Where
Flies Are Born" from Best New Horror 3; "Coming Of Age" from
Forbidden Acts; "The Mysteries of Paris" from More Phobias; "The
Ripening Sweetness of Late Afternoon" from Dante's Disciples. In all,
he has had over thirty short stories published. As of 1995, his
current novel is called The Children's Hour (Dell), and deals with
vampiric creatures in a small town in West Virginia. His next novel,
to be published in late 1996 is called You Come When I Call You, and
concerns a boy, his dog, the girl of his dreams, and an apocalypse on
the high desert of California.
Clegg lives with his better half, and a black cat and a border collie
mongrel in a cottage in the hills. He divides his time between his
work, his family, and his commitments to the AIDS Service Center of
Pasadena... Well, he used to. He has recently moved to Stonington,
Connecticut, on the New England coast.
(Novel, Pocket - 1989)
Traduction française Jean-Paul Martin : La Danse du Bouc,
Éditions J'ai Lu, épouvante, numéro 3093, 1991.
(Novel, Pocket - 1990)
Alain Dorémieux : Gestation,
Éditions J'ai Lu, épouvante, numéro 3333, 1992.
(Novel, Pocket - 1991)
Michel Pagel : Neverland,
Éditions J'ai Lu, épouvante, numéro 3578, 1993.
Dark of the Eye
(Novel, Pocket - 1994)
The Children's Hour
(Novel, Dell - 1995)
You Come When I Call You
(Novel - expected...)
(Novel - to be published in April 1997, under the pen name of Andrew Harper)
Just east of California's Moreno Valley is the Darden State Hospital
for the Criminally Insane. It was built over a century ago to house
the country's most violent cases of paranoid schizophrenia. It's
labyrinthine underground chambers and closely guarded stone cages
made escape an impossibility.
Today, things are different...
Publisher : Kensington Hardcovers
(Novel - to be published in 1998)
(Novel - to be published in 1998)
(an Andrew Harper novel - 1998 ?)
"People Who Love Life"
from Quick Chills 2 (Deadline Press)
"Where Flies Are Born"
from Best New Horror 3 (Carroll & Graf)
from Little Deaths (Dell)
from Love In Vein (Harper) and Year's Best Fantasy & Horror (St.
"The Mysteries of Paris"
from More Phobias (Pocket)
"Coming Of Age"
from Forbidden Acts (Avon)
"The Ripening Sweetness of Late Afternoon"
from Dante's Disciples (White Wolf)
from South From Midnight (Southern Fried Press)
"The Rendering Man"
in the Winter 1994 Edition of Cemetery Dance magazine.
approx. 20 other published in magazines.
interview with Douglas Clegg, from the
Amazon.com Books web server.