William Patrick Maynard

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Gender MALE
Industry Technology
Occupation Sourcing Manager
Location Parma, Ohio, Northeast Ohio, United States
Introduction I was licensed by Sax Rohmer's Literary Estate to continue the Fu Manchu thrillers. THE TERROR OF FU MANCHU was published in 2009 and was a Pulp Factory Awards nominee for Best Pulp Novel. THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU was published in April 2012. My short fiction has appeared in THE RUBY FILES (2012/Airship 27), GASLIGHT GROETESQUE (2009/EDGE Publishing), TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN (2009/Black Coat Press), and LES COMPAGNONS DE L'OMBRE (2010/Riviere Blanche) and in the magazine, Van Helsing's Journal. I am a former weekly columnist for The Cimmerian and am currently a weekly columnist for The Black Gate. My articles have been published in the magazines Blood 'n' Thunder, Van Helsing's Journal, and The Official Magazine of The Peter Sellers Appreciation Society. I was very honored to be nominated for a Rondo Award for Best Article of 2010 for a contribution to Van Helsing's Journal. I recently collaborated with Tom Bleecker on the screenplay adaptation of his new novel, TEA MONEY. Still to come is THE OCCULT CASE BOOK OF SHANKAR HARDWICKE (a collection of short fiction featuring an original Edwardian detective) and a hardboiled detective novel, LAWHEAD.
Interests Spending time with my wife and kids; reading, writing, watching, and listening.
Favorite Movies Favorite directors are Blake Edwards, Billy Wilder, and Preston Sturges. Favorite films include the original NOSFERATU, the DR. MABUSE series, Universal Horror, Hammer Horror, the DR. PHIBES films, Ray Harryhausen movies, the PLANET OF THE APES series.
Favorite Music Soundtracks by Henry Mancini, Basil Kirchan, John Gale, Ken Thorne, Pete Rugolo.
Favorite Books Favorite Authors: Bram Stoker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sax Rohmer, Cay Van Ash, Pierre Souvestre & Marcel Allain, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, Warren H. Carroll, Guy Boothby, Mary Shelley.