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Rich Bottles, Jr.
Rich Bottles
About the Author

After an unillustrious print journalism career in southwestern Pennsylvania, Rich Bottles Jr. moved to West Virginia at the age of 32 to pursue a career in technical writing.

Rich's most recent book, Godsend, was turned into a feature film by Burning Bulb Productions.  Rich was both the screenwriter and cinematographer of the film, which was directed by Gary Lee Vincent.

He spends his free time visiting and hiking at the many state parks in the Mountain State, which is also where he develops the concepts for his novels. He has produced a trilogy of WV-themed “humorrorotica” books, the most recent of which is The Manacled, set in the vicinity of the West Virginia Penitentiary. Other books in the series include Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

Rich is the author of The Vampire Who Saves Christmas, which is both a novel and a screenplay by Burning Bulb Publishing. Rich is also the author of the short story anthology By.

Rich was a contributing editor on The Big Book of BizarroWestward Hoes, and Rise of the Dead anthologies for Burning Bulb Publishing. He also helped create The Tailsman comic book with Gary Lee Vincent and Stuart Brown.

He has also written stories for the anthologies Strange SexZombie! Zombie! Brain Bang!Strange Versus LovecraftA Very StrangeHouse ChristmasDavid J. Fairhead Presents Fiends of the Flesh and many others.

From Strange Versus Lovecraft, Rich’s story Olaus Wormius was also broadcast in audio by Nelson W. Pyles on Episode 204 of The Wicked Library.

Books by Rich Bottles Jr.
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