... in the 1950s, I used to entertain the neighborhood children by retelling them horror stories from my favorite E.C. comic books, Tales from the Crypt and its two siblings. The kids loved them, but their mothers didn't: every now and then, my own mother would get a phone call begging her to tell me to stop—because their darlings were too frightened to go to sleep at night. Mom told me about the calls but didn't tell me to stop. Other parents' kids, and their lack of control over them, weren't her problem. Bless you, Mom.
As a middle school teacher, I got each year off to a gleefully good start by reading my students a scary story from a horror anthology. Now retired, I have time to create my own speculative fiction. Three novelettes are currently under contract at Gypsy Shadow Publishing (http://www.gypsyshadow.com), and a novel entitled The Pentacle Pendant is due for fall release from JournalStone Publishing (http://www.journalstone.com).
The Gypsy Shadow site won't have info on me until the first novelette is issued. JournalStone's has a page with my bio and a picture of the cover art for The Pentacle Pendant minus the graphics. Visit http://journalstone.com/authors/authors/stephen-m-debock/
I'll post more info as more info comes in.