Doctor Gaines

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Doctor Gaines (it's a name, not a title) is the author of a number of stories, including "Michigan, Ten Cents," the novella "Clara's Quilt," and the pulp science fiction thriller, "THE SHOT," published by Muzzleland Press. His work has appeared in "Spooklights" and "High Strange Horror."

Doctor was born in Lincoln NE (and still has a great fondness for the Midwest), spent his formative years in Albuquerque NM, and now lives in Denver CO with his wife and daughter. Before turning to writing fiction full time, Doctor played in the Albuquerque band Abraham the Poor, dropped out of film school, won a handful of poetry slams, and dabbled for a brief stint in drawing Harry Potter-themed comics. His passion for The Alan Parsons Project is rivaled by none amongst people his age.

Doctor is interested in realistically flawed and desperate characters, and in fiction that explores the human tendency to self-destruct. His primary influences are Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, John Steinbeck, Donald Ray Pollock, Bret Easton Ellis and Lee Hardcastle. He is a Constant Reader, attempting writer, and will soon be the most famous novelist you've never heard of.