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Kevin Ranson
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Attended Glenville State College
Lives in Houston, Texas
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The Matriarch: Changeling by Kevin A. Ranson - Coming Soon! #amwriting #vwsg #coverreveal #vampires

A vampire must be invited in to do harm. “Wary of a future misunderstanding, Janiss Connelly pays a surprise visit to an immortal residing in the state capital of West Virginia. The Charleston vampire isn’t amused, a slight that puts the residents and…
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Originally posted on Emz Newz:And now, for the last post in this series, vampire author, Kevin A. Ranson. Kevin’s series is called The Matriarch and like many of us, he is a fan of Anne Rice’s work. Let’s find out more about Kevin’s vamps. KEVIN’S VAMPS…
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As the third book enters the final phase before publication, the official title has been revealed: The Matriarch: Changeling A Facebook event will be take place on Friday, February 13th, 2015 along with a contest to win one of three signed softcover…
As the third book enters the final phase before publication, the official title has been revealed: The Matriarch: Changeling A Facebook event will be take place on Friday, February 13th, 2015 along...
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For the very first time, the executive administrator of Cedarcrest Sanctum, Janiss Connelly, takes the reigns of the annual holiday address from Timothy Harker to wish both residents and staff happy holidays and why she’ll never turn anyone into a…
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58,800 words written in 48 days completes the first draft of this third book (out of a planned four-book series). Now it’s time for a well-earned step away, letting the words settle on the page for a bit before trading “good enough for now” up to “as near…
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Whether you love or hate the Bard…or vampires. When I expanded my stand-alone vampire novel into a book series, it required me to re-envision the first novel as “part one” to create a story progression (don’t you hate when a great story falls apart at the…
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Just having a little fun with the hysteria surrounding the movie release, we would love opinions on this - especially if you've seen the movie already. It's less than four minutes of your time.
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When someone says “You’re like a vampire!” to a living person, that’s a simile, a comparison using like or as. When some says “You’re a vampire!” to a living person, that’s a metaphor, a comparison NOT using like or as. Living people are not actual…
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Some of you may be aware of the Vampire Community, not just fans of the genre who embrace the lifestyle but those who believe themselves to be actual vampires. Psychic vampires absolutely exist, stealing your energy or lending it with their very presence,…
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Sure, why not?
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Can't wait!
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Novelist Tim Waggoner was asked by one of his creative writing students for tips on “how to stay motivated to write.” I offered this suggestion: On the subject of motivation in writing (when you can’t seem to get it done), I try to boost stimuli: read,…
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Content Creator, Horror Writer, Film Critic.
Skills
Webmastering, SEO, Social Networking, Creative Writing, Film Critique, Videography, Photography, Sound and Video Editing
Employment
  • Thinking Skull
    Writer, 1998 - present
    Creative writing.
  • MovieCrypt.com
    Film critic., 1998 - present
    Film critique.
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Currently
Houston, Texas
Previously
Jacksonville, Florida - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Columbus, Ohio - Parkersburg, West Virginia
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Content Creator, Horror Writer, Film Critic.
Introduction

Heeding a macabre calling listening to "Mother Ghost Nursery Rhymes" in kindergarten, Kevin started writing in grade school and filled countless notebooks with story ideas while touring the Mediterranean in the US Navy. He is the author of The Spooky Chronicles and the vampire thriller The Matriarch, creator/critic for MovieCrypt.com and "ghost writer" for horror host Grim D. Reaper, and has numerous credits in the role-playing game industry. His author blog is at ThinkingSkull.com.

Abridged Credits & Works
  • Books - The Spooky Chronicles (ongoing series), The Matriarch
  • Contributor - MovieCrypt.com, Guy.com, DarkMedia.com
  • Anthologies - 66 Tales of Terror: "The Gates of St. Augustine", The Horror Society Anthology 2013: "Tendrils Never Lie"
  • RolePlaying - The Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer’s Bible 2nd Edition, "Shards of the Stone CORE" RPG, Kindling Moon "Rulebook & Realmbook"
Bragging rights
I'm always gainfully employed.
Education
  • Glenville State College
    Computer Ed., 1986 - 1989
  • United States Navy
    Electrical A-School, 1991 - 1992
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Kevin A. Ranson
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