About the Author

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Biography

Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series.   He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, Stephanie, their two children, Kyle and Ryan, their daughter-in-law, Grace, and their dog, King Seesar.

His children are convinced that spirits move through the woods near their home.

Awards & Nominations
As Author:

Imadjinn Awards  

  • 2019 / BEST AUDIOBOOK NARRATION / Spook House (Narrated by Nila Brereton Hagood) ~ Finalist
  • 2019 / BEST AUDIOBOOK NARRATION / Cinema of Shadows (Narrated by Nila Brereton Hagood) ~ Finalist
  • 2018 / BEST SHORT STORY / “The City Will Eat You Alive” ~ Finalist
  • 2016 / BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL / The Legacy of the Gods, Book 3:
    Zeus’ Warriors ~
    Finalist  

The P&E Readers Poll

  • 2017 / BEST HORROR SHORT STORY / “The City Will Eat You Alive” ~ Top 10 Finisher
  • 2016 / BEST HORROR SHORT STORY / “Ave Satani” ~ Top 10 Finisher
  • 2014 / BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY SHORT STORY / “In Vino Veritas” (Written with Tim Waggoner) ~ Top 10 Finisher
  • 2005 / BEST HORROR SHORT STORY / “Goodnight” ~ Winner

As Contributor:

The Horror Writers Association

  • 2009 / NONFICTION / Writers Workshop of Horror, by Michael Knost ~ Winner

The Shirley Jackson Awards

  • 2013 / EDITED ANTHOLOGY / The Book of the Dead, edited by Jared Shurin ~ Finalist 

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