Mark McLaughlin

Mark McLaughlin's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies, including Galaxy, Writer’s Digest, Horror Garage, Black Gate, Cemetery Dance, Midnight Premiere, Dark Arts, In Laymon’s Terms, and two volumes each of The Best of the Rest, The Best of HorrorFind, and The Year’s Best Horror Stories (DAW Books).

Collections of McLaughlin’s fiction include Demons for Fun and Profit from Sam’s Dot Publishing; Motivational Shrieker, Slime After Slime, and Pickman’s Motel from Delirium Books; At the Foothills of Frenzy (with coauthors Shane Ryan Staley and Brian Knight) from Solitude Publications; Twisted Tales for Sick Puppies from Skullvines Press; Hell Is Where the Heart Is from Medium Rare Books; and ZOM BEE MOO VEE from Fairwood Press. features his online column, Four-Letter Word Beginning With “F” (the word in question is Fear). is the home of his blog, Time Machine of Terror!

Also, he is a coauthor, with Rain Graves and David Niall Wilson, of The Gossamer Eye, which won the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry. His poetry collections—Phantasmapedia, Professor LaGungo’s Exotic Artifacts & Assorted Mystic Collectibles, and Men Are From Hell, Women Are From the Galaxy of Death—have appeared on final ballots for the Stoker Award for poetry.

With regular collaborator Michael McCarty, McLaughlin has written Monster Behind the Wheel (Delirium Books/Corrosion Press/Medallion Press), All Things Dark and Hideous (Rainfall Books, England), and Attack of the Two-Headed Poetry Monster (Skullvines Press), which was nominated for a Stoker Award for poetry.

Fiction and poetry are McLaughlin’s nighttime pursuits. By day, he is an account manager and PR specialist at Results Marketing, and he is a past president of a metro area chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Business publications and trade journals nationwide have published his articles and news releases on workplace safety and training, regulatory compliance, global harmonization, and marketing and public relations advice. He is also an acknowledged expert on B movies with an astoundingly extensive collection. He was recently interviewed by about movie monster Gamera’s significance in today’s world.