TCM Presents: The Wide Game by Michael West



What a way to start October! I’m so thrilled to have the master of mayhem, the high priest of horror, the incredible Michael West here with me today to promote his new book, The Wide Game. Before I let Michael have the stage, let’s take a look at his new book!



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On the advice of his wife, Paul Rice is making plans to attend his 10th year High School reunion. Returning to his boyhood home of Harmony, Indiana, he finds that he is still haunted by memories of that time-memories of Deidra, his first love, and memories of the Wide Game. It was ten years ago that Paul and his friends watched their day of fun become a race for their lives, a fight for their very souls.

Now, as he meets the survivors of that day once more, Paul makes a chilling discovery: the incomprehensible forces that toyed with them have yet to finish playing their own game.

The Wide Game is one of the Harmony, Indiana horror novels from Michael West, which also include Cinema of Shadows and Spook House.


To kick off October right, I asked Michael to give me his top ten horror picks – either short stories or novels. So from a truly twisted mind, here’s your suggested reading list for the month!

1. ’Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

2. “The Midnight Meat Train” by Clive Barker

3. “Prey” by Richard Matheson

4. The Shining by Stephen King

5. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

6. Berserk by Tim Lebbon

7. “Rattenkönig” by Douglas F. Warrick

8. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

9. The Rising by Brian Keene

10.    “The Mangler” by Stephen King



Michael West is the critically-acclaimed author of The Wide Game, Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, Skull Full of Kisses, and the Legacy of the Gods series.  A graduate of Indiana University, with a degree in Telecommunications and Film Theory,  West has written a multitude of short stories, articles, and reviews for various on-line and print publications.  He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.

His children are convinced that spirits move through the woods near their home

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Twitter: @bymichaelwest


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