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Wayne C. Rogers

Name: Wayne C. Rogers

Age: 64

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Favorite Novel: The best all around novel I have ever read is The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale. My favorite novels in the horror genre are: The Shining by Stephen King, The Stand by Stephen King, It by Stephen King, The Green Mile by Stephen King, 11/22/63 by Stephen King, and Joyland by King. That’s an awful lot of books by King, and that isn’t really all, either. There are books by other authors I’ve also enjoyed including: The Terror by Dan Simmons, Ghost Story & Floating Dragon by Peter Straub, the “Odd Thomas” series by Dean Koontz, the “Matthew Corbett” series by Robert R. McCammon, the “Hap/Leonard” series by Joe Lansdale, and the “Elvis Cole/Joe Pike” series by Robert Crais. This, of course, is only the tip of the iceberg.

Favorite authors: Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, Dean Koontz, Dan Simmons, John Everson, Tom Piccirilli, Ray Garton, Peter Straub, Robert Crais, Lawrence Block, Craig Spector & John Skipp, Steve Hamilton, Charlie Huston, Mick Garris, John Connolly, and David Silva. Along with these established authors are also several new-and-upcoming writers such as Todd Keisling, Terry West, DS Ullery, and James Keen. You could probably add another twenty authors to this list.

Favorite quote: “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” This is from Stephen King’s The Shawshank Redemption.


Full Biography: A casino employee in Las Vegas, Wayne C. Rogers discovered in 2009, after spending a month in the hospital and nearly dying, that he needed to get busy with his writing. During the last three years he has seen nearly twenty short stories published by various ebooks and paperback anthologies. Some are: “Step in the Shadows” in I’ll Never Go Away, “Shanghai Ed” in Grindhouse, “The House of Pain” in Paul Fry’s Peep Show: Volume 2, “Trick or Treat” in Horror Novel Reviews Presents One Hellacious Halloween: Volume 1, “The House” in Horror Novel Reviews Presents When the Red Snow Melts, “The Pit” in The Horror Zine Magazine Fall 2014, and “I Still Live” in Shrieks and Shivers From The Horror Zine. Mr. Rogers has also turned over a dozen of his stories into short scripts, written two feature-length screenplays, and is working on a six-episode television series called Dolan.

1 Comment on Wayne C. Rogers

  1. Um, great profile. I think King takes your fave quote from Bob Dylan’s “Plays wasted words, proves to warn that he not busy being born is busy dying…” from a fave song: It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding). 🙂

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