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Horror Addicts Interview

Find out the “scariest thing” I’ve ever witnessed and other juicy tidbits in this author interview I did for the release of The Headless Boy (available now from Crystal Lake Publications)

Thank you to Horror Addicts for asking fun questions, such as:

What’s a horror gem you think most horror addicts don’t know about? (book, movie,

1976’s Alice Sweet Alice. I love that movie. It’s old enough and obscure enough that a generation or two may have missed it.

Read the whole interview here, and if you have follow-up questions, feel free to post them below.



Interview with Lee Pletzers

Delighted to join the vast ranks of authors interviewed by Lee Pletzers. We talk about Kryptonite, pain, pitfalls and more.

Here is just one of many questions… and my answer.

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?

My first subscription to Writer’s Digest back in 1989. This was pre-internet. I lived in the Midwest and had no author friends or mentors nearby to guide me. This magazine opened my eyes and my world. It gave birth to a homemade recipe box filled with index cards of publications I would eventually submit to and helped me find so many other tools in the times before we carried the world in our pocket.

Check it out here, and find out what “don’t forget the box” means. And if you have any further or follow-up questions, please feel free to ask them here.



The Headless Boy

The Headless Boy is available now at  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and  Books A Million.  Published by Crystal Lake Publishing and getting excellent reviews, this ghost story is making waves…

“The Conjuring meets Poltergeist.”

“The Headless Boy now ranks among some of my favorites in [grief horror], alongside Pet Sematary and Remains.”

“Without a doubt, this is perhaps Kelli Owen’s best work to date.”

“There is an almost suffocating level of realism, that draws you to participation…”

From the back cover:

Reeling from the loss of a child, Maggie finds her job at the local daycare unbearable and errands around town impossible. She knows every child, every single parent, and they’re all reminders of what she’s lost. Unable to heal, she sinks further into the grip of grief and depression.

Jake is a good guy, a great husband, and wants only the best for his broken wife. Therapy and medications aren’t helping, and a change of scenery makes perfect sense. A new home. A fresh start. He is nothing but patient, giving Maggie the space and emotional support needed to move on.

But once they’ve settled in, Maggie offers him an alternative. And though Jake doesn’t believe in ghosts, he plays along with the charade in the name of helping his wife. Until he discovers it’s not a game.

They are not alone.

As the subtle activity grows violent, Jake realizes the thing in their house has chosen Maggie as a surrogate mother, and it does not want a father figure. Jake and Maggie’s fresh start has become a battlefield, and he’s no longer sure which side his wife is on.

Does Jake have the strength to save them both?

THE HEADLESS BOY, available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook.



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