David Busboom is a writer and editor who grew up in a castle his father built in the woods of Central Illinois. He loves dinosaurs and rock music.


Praise for Nightbird:


“Busboom has a way with words. Nightbird exhumes the Lilith myth and animates it in a timeless present where folklore and isolation drive a dysfunctional couple to the brink, and beyond. The language is confident, the people feel real, and the menace manages to be potently sexy and utterly creepy in the same short book. Nice to see such a promising writer stretching out into longer, and more personal territory.” – Nathan Carson, author of Starr Creek

“It keeps you turning the page.” – Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews

“A sexy and surreal Gothic ghost story with atmosphere as thick as pea soup….” – Danger Slater, author of He Digs a Hole

Nightbird is a home run for me…engaging and original, well-written, and I really enjoyed my time with it.” – Adrian Shotbolt, The Grim Reader

“Get it. Read it. It’s worth it.” – Erica Ruppert, NerdGoblin

“I recommend you check out Nightbird. It’s a beautifully written story that makes the most out of every page.” – Michael Sieber, Ginger Nuts of Horror

“Highly recommend this debut from an obviously talented author. I look forward to more from Busboom.” – Renee Miller, author of Church

“A quick read…really good.” – Ladies of the Fright

“The author’s authorial confidence lured me into this tale and got me to slow down, as only great writers can. And then he unnerved the crap out of me.” – Leo X. Robertson, author of Bonespin Slipcase

“I really enjoyed this book…. Definitely recommend.” – Sara Tantlinger, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Devil’s Dreamland

“Frightfully good.” – Morgan K. Tanner

“An excellent tale of love and obsession. My introduction to Busboom’s fiction, and it made a great impact.” – Thomas Joyce

“Busboom is a great storyteller.” – Lenore Sagaskie, author of The Four Sworn series

“…the sort of book I wish I’d had as a teenager. It captures something desolate and ominous (and intensely perverted) about that time in my life.” – David W. Barbee, author of Laser House on the Prairie

“A perfectly paced page-turner with the right amount of darkness.” – Michael Wehunt, Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author of Greener Pastures.

“It’s genius…Busboom has got some chops.” – Matt Brandenburg, High Fever Books

“An amazing debut…captures a very specific essence of teenage sexuality and how those early experiences can make an indelible mark on the rest of your life.” – Sam Richard, Weirdpunk Books

Praise for David Busboom’s short fiction:

“David Busboom’s ‘Weird Tales’ hits the sweet Lovecraft note with something HP rarely managed: brevity.” – Michael Wehunt, Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author of Greener Pastures

“[‘The Vindication of Y’ha-Nthlei’] brilliantly filters the Lovecraftian mythos of Innsmouth through the detective noir voice.” – Jaffa Kintigh, Jaffalogue

“[‘The Worst’] is the best! Busboom’s story is a cosmically horrific delight.” – Christa Carmen, author of Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked

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