Author -- C. L. Werner

"Glad to hear that The Crypt of the Cobra was to your liking. I would be very pleased if you were to publish the tale, I can't think of a more appropriate home (hell, even Weird Tales isn't doing genuine pulp these days). It's been a long time since I wrote it and I think it's about time others were able to enjoy the story.

As for myself, well, I'm a displaced New Yorker now living in the flaming wastes of Phoenix Arizona. I've been playing at writing for about a decade. In that time, I've had a few stories published by small press magazines, cheifly Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos publications such as Cthulhu Codex and Midnight Shambler. More recently, I have been writing fantasy tales set in Warhammer's Old World setting, currently with three and soon to be four appearances in Inferno magazine. My first Warhammer novel, Blood Money, is scheduled to appear in January and I am currently in the early      stages of writing a second book.

My major influences are a fairly mixed bag. I've enjoyed the exploits of The Shadow over the years, especially Gibson's version, though just about any Shadow adventure except Bruce Elliott's drivel will suffice. The works of Robert E. Howard, and especially Conan and Bran Mak Morn, as well as his    Mythos stories. H. P. Lovecraft, whose dark visions still thrill my soul. JRR Tolkien, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, and Clark Ashton Smith should also be mentioned on my short list of influences. And a tip of the hat to Sax Rohmer and his Fu Manchu stories.

I maintain a Godzilla website in my spare time, which isn't much, called Rodan's Roost (www.rodansroost.com)."
 

Clint can be reached at morgoth@rodansroost.com


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