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luigirovatti's avatar

Do you know some American authors who write horror stories?

Asked by luigirovatti (601points) November 24th, 2017

And who have written many books. One who sells books even today.

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luigirovatti's avatar

Apart from Stephen King, of course.

Muad_Dib's avatar

H.P. Lovecraft books sell every day.
Clive Barker is Liverpudlian, but lives in Beverly Hills, California.
Anne Rice, obviously.
Peter Straub.
Owen King bears mentioning, as well.

canidmajor's avatar

Edgar Allen Poe is still in print and selling.

flutherother's avatar

Richard Matheson, especially for “I am Legend”.

ragingloli's avatar

whoever wrote twilight

Muad_Dib's avatar

^ That book was frighteningly awful, but hardly a horror story.

ragingloli's avatar

it has vampires and werewolves in it.

rebbel's avatar

Brett Ellis Easton, or whatever his name is…., he wrote a pretty gory story, didn’t he?

Rarebear's avatar

Scott Sigler. He’s fantastic.

Brian1946's avatar

Dean Koontz has dabbled in horror fiction, and some claim that most of his work is horrible fiction. ;-)

seawulf575's avatar

Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Robert McCammon’s earlier stuff, Peter Straub and John Saul, Anne Rice…there are a few others like Poe or Lovecraft, but they are no longer writing for obvious reasons. I guess if you were younger R.L. Stein would fit the list.

ragingloli's avatar

Jordan Peele.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Al Gore. Spreading doom.

Zachary_Mendes123's avatar

Stephen King, R.L Stine, J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer. All of those are my fave.

ragingloli's avatar

Max Landis.

filmfann's avatar

@Zachary_Mendes123 Of course you know Rowling is English.

Darth_Algar's avatar

As far as I’m concerned H.P. Lovecraft is practically untouchable, even with his xenophobia and racism. Though if by “sells books even today” you mean are they still writing and publishing then Lovecraft hasn’t really done anything in awhile.

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