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Skeleton at the Helm

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by John Richard Stephens
     
 

A Skeleton at the Helm: Tales of Ghost Ships, Derelicts & Hauntings at Sea is a frightening anthology of classic stories and poems about the supernatural seas. Editor John Richard Stephens has carefully selected over thirty chilling tales written by a wide range of legendary writers, from fathers of horror like Edgar Allan

Overview

A Skeleton at the Helm: Tales of Ghost Ships, Derelicts & Hauntings at Sea is a frightening anthology of classic stories and poems about the supernatural seas. Editor John Richard Stephens has carefully selected over thirty chilling tales written by a wide range of legendary writers, from fathers of horror like Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker, to masters of adventure like Jack London and Rudyard Kipling, and even to canonical poets such as Tennyson and Yeats.
 
But frights on the high seas like sightings of the Flying Dutchman (who makes more than one appearance in this volume) are hardly a thing of the past, as Stephens ably illustrates in his introduction, where he catalogues the many dangers, real and imagined, that await nautical voyagers even today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760793022
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/17/2008
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

Editor John Richard Stephens has had many different occupations ranging from driving an armored truck and working as a professional photographer to being a psychiatric counselor at a couple hospitals and a security officer for the U.S. Navy. He was an intelligence officer and squadron commander in the U.S. Air Force before he moved on to writing full time in 1990. Since then, he’s written more than three dozen articles, poems, and short stories for newspapers and magazines that range widely from a short story for the literary journal Nexus to an article about anti-American propaganda on postage stamps for Penthouse. He is a member of the Authors Guild and the Horror Writers Association.

He’s the author/editor of the following books:

 

Weird History 101

Wyatt Earp Speaks!

Wyatt Earp Tells of the Gunfight Near the O.K. Corral (booklet)

Captured by Pirates

Into the Mummy’s Tomb

Vampires, Wine and Roses

The King of the Cats and Other Feline Fairy Tales

Mysterious Cat Stories (co-edited with Kim Smith)

The Dog Lover’s Literary Companion

The Enchanted Cat

John’s books have been selections of the Preferred Choice Book Club, the Quality Paperback Book Club and the Book of the Month Club. His work has been published as far away as India and Singapore and has been translated into Japanese and Finnish. He can be contacted at pirates@ferncanyonpress.com.

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