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October 2018 Notable Maryland Author Ronald Malfi

Ronald Malfi (1977 - )

“The Sun Also Rises is probably the greatest American novel ever written.”

Ronald Malfi is an award-winning author of many novels and novellas in the horror, mystery, and thriller categories from various publishers. In 2009 his crime drama, Shamrock Alley, won a Silver IPPY Award. In 2011, his ghost story/mystery novel, Floating Staircase, was a finalist for the Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award for best novel, received a Gold IPPY Award for best horror novel, and the Vincent Preis International Horror Award. His novel Cradle Lake garnered him the Benjamin Franklin Independent Book Award (silver) in 2014, while December Park, his epic coming-of-age thriller, won the Beverly Hills International Book Award for suspense in 2015. Most recognized for his haunting, literary style and memorable characters, Malfi's dark fiction has gained acceptance among readers of all genres. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1977, and eventually relocated to the Chesapeake Bay area, where he currently resides with his wife and two daughters. Learn more about Ronald Malfi at: www.ronmalfi.com.

Genre: Horror

This type of fiction is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. It creates an eerie and frightening atmosphere. Horror is frequently supernatural, though it can be non-supernatural. Often the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for the larger fears of a society. A partial reading list includes: Floating Staircase; The Narrows; December Park; Little Girls; The Night Parade.

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