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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Mark McLaughlin is a writer of Mythos works both as a solo writer and in collaboration with Michael Sheehan, Jr.

The Outer God Nyarlathotep and feline entities as devices in McLaughlin’s Mythos stories are common, the latter likely due to his great love for cats.


Mark McLaughlin is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more. Many of his books fit within the literary tradition of H.P. Lovecraft, Robert W. Chambers, Ambrose Bierce, and Robert Bloch.

McLaughlin’s paperback releases include
Horrors & Abominations, Nightmares & Tentacles, City of Living Shadows, The Prisoner of Carcosa, and The House of the Ocelot (all co-written by Michael Sheehan, Jr.).

McLaughlin is also the author of the Mythos story collection,
Best Little Witch-House in Arkham, Injectables: A Novel of Lovecraftian Horror, and the Lovecraftian Kindle epic poem, The Arrival of Our New Master.

Mark also enjoys writing horror stories about cats, since he grew among more than 40 cats (and assorted human relatives). Many of his cat horror stories can be found in his Kindle collection,
Midnight Pet Show And Other Twisted Cat Tales.

With Michael Sheehan, Jr., McLaughlin has co-authored the Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos Kindle collections,
The Abominations Of Nephren-Ka, The Horror in the Water Tower, The Blasphemy in the Canopic Jar, Shoggoth Apocalypse, The Relic in the Egyptian Gallery, The Creature in the Waxworks, The Testament of Cthulhu, and Stainless Steel Sarcophagus.

Mark’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in more than 1,000 magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies, including
Dark Fusions: Where Monsters Lurk!, Galaxy, Living Dead 2, Writer's Digest, Cemetery Dance, Midnight Premiere, Dark Arts, and two volumes of Year's Best Horror Stories (DAW Books).

Mark is the coauthor, with Rain Graves and David Niall Wilson, of
The Gossamer Eye, which won the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry.
~ From the author's website

Selected Bibliography


Short Fiction