William Cook was born and raised in New Zealand and is the author of the novel ‘Blood Related.’ He has written many short stories that have appeared in anthologies and has authored two short-story collections (‘Dreams of webThanatos’ & ‘Death Quartet’) and two collections of poetry (‘Journey: the search for something’ & ‘Corpus Delicti’). William writes horror and thriller fiction mostly, but also ventures into literary fiction, a bit of sci-fi, Young Adult and, more recently, kids stories.
His work has been praised by Joe McKinney, Billie Sue Mosiman, Anna Taborska, Rocky Wood and many other notable writers and editors. William is also the editor of the anthology ‘Fresh Fear: Contemporary Horror,’ published by James Ward Kirk Fiction.
Member of the Horror Writers Association, Australian Horror Writers Association, SpecFicNZ & the SFFANZ.
“William Cook tells a gruesome story with a sense of authenticity that makes you question with considerable unease if it really is fiction, after all.”
– Graham Masterton, author of The Manitou and Descendant
“This man is simply scary. There is both a clinical thoroughness and a heartfelt emotional thoroughness to his writing. He manages to shock as well as empathize, to scare as well as acclimatize, yet beneath it all is a well-read intelligence that demands to be engaged. I loved Blood Related. Ordinarily, I hate serial killer stories, but William Cook won me over. He is a unique and innovative talent.”
– Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Dog Days