I love any story that's told well, but I have a soft spot for tales that offer a shiver or two. Looking for a chill? You'll find plenty to frighten you here. Not big on getting  goosebumps? That's all right, too, as long as you don't mind stories that go to some dark places. I believe in putting characters before scares, because horror - like any other genre - only works if the people on the page are human and you care about them. So go ahead. Have a peek . . .

. . . just be sure to close your closet door.

My work has appeared in Crowded Magazine, and my short story The Sadie Hawkins placed in the top 6 for the 2015 Aeon Award. When I'm not reading or writing, I'm discussing reading or writing with others. Whether they want to or not.

My favorite authors include:
Stephen King
Clive Barker
Ramsey Campbell
Peter Straub
Joe Hill
Richard Matheson
David Mitchell
J.K. Rowling
John Steinbeck
Joe Lansdale
Jack Ketchum

Poor Things Wattpad Achievements:
GRAND FINALE WINNER IN THE MONTHLY ELIMINATION AWARDS
1ST PLACE IN THE 2017 GOLD AWARDS (HORROR)
BEST OVERALL READ, BEST MAIN CHARACTER, BEST PLOT DEVELOPMENT - 2017 ICED TEA SUMMER BASH

Poor Things can be found for free at: https://www.amazon.com/Poor-Things-Daniel-Barnett-ebook/dp/B01GGRKQM2

For my other novels: https://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Barnett/e/B00P1X6TVU

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8340222.Daniel_Barnett

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanielBarnettFiction/

Please feel free to reach out!
  • Portland, Oregon
  • JoinedJuly 27, 2017



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