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My Life as a Lovecraftian, by David Barker

The following autobiographical essay was written in 2012, but remained unpublished until now. I’m posting it on my blog to more or less explain my sudden reemergence as a horror author. From what I hear, many authors have taken a … Continue reading

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Cthulhu In Portland Cement, Fixed On The Page

For about ten years now I’ve been quietly thinking about writing an experimental Lovecraftian novel.  Around a year ago I began making notes and drafting short prose bits towards this project.  Until today, it’s been pretty much a secret, but … Continue reading

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David Barker Poetry Reading This Friday

I’m reading at the Salem (Oregon) Book Bin this coming Friday, January 25th, 2013, at 7:00 PM, followed by an open mike. Here’s a link to an announcement in today’s Statesman Journal newspaper. I must have mumbled when I spelled … Continue reading

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Verb Syrup: Experimental Novel 1960s

Here are a couple more clippings from Chapter 8 of Wraethrom.  The first one has imagery related to printed and spoken language.  I like the early computer reference “I.B.M. punchdrunk wordcard stack deck verb syrup laugh morning glory writ down.” … Continue reading

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Ancient Unknown Experimental Novel Unearthed In My Closet (Again) (Older Than The Last One)

Some time in the late 1960s, in a period beginning in late high school and extending into my early college years, I wrote an experimental novel titled WRAETHROM that has remained hidden in my closet since about 1969.  That approximate … Continue reading

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My Big Writing Day

I’m only writing one day a week at this time, spending the other days making a living. Today I finished up the first draft of the second installment in my zombie series, Electro-Thrall – Book 2, by rewriting the final … Continue reading

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Painting on a snowy day

Today I hope to finish a cover painting for a fantasy novel that I’m publishing as a Kindle ebook, “The Captured Dragon.” The book is available as a print on demand from Xlibris, but it has only a generic Xlibris … Continue reading

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