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  • Paul Lloyd
  • Paul R. Lloyd explores the monsters and strangers among us in his horror and thriller fiction. His latest novel is the noir thriller STEEL PENNIES. His novel FULFILLMENT was published by Books. He publishes his other novels as an independent author.

    His short fiction has appeared in the literary magazines Possibilities and Daedalus as well as the Canyon City Daily Record (Colorado) newspaper. He is the author of The Doctor Solves a Mystery series of mini-mysteries for the annual contest of the Physicians’ Benefits Trust, the insurance arm of the Illinois State Medical Society. Paul served as editor for The Goldring, a newsletter of puzzles and games published by one of Chicago’s premier marketing research firms. He also published Creative Challenges, his own newsletter of puzzles, games and mystery stories.

    Paul’s writing style has been described as “Mickey Spillane noir.” His fiction explores a world of offbeat characters that populate real places like the ancient Middle East, Naperville, Illinois, and West Chester, Pennsylvania. He explores both the horror and humor of the human condition with an eye towards exploring themes such as forgiveness in HAGS, redemption in FULFILLMENT and the nature of love in STEEL PENNIES. Paul’s novels appeal to thriller and horror story readers, especially baby boomers. Paul’s next novel will be the first in his new young adult time travel series to be released in 2014.

    Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Chicago’s western suburbs with his wife, the artist and author Lynn Zuk-Lloyd. He leads the Write Time Writers Group in Geneva, Illinois, and is a member of the DuPage Writers Group and the Chicago Writers Association.
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