What Rough Beast
August 1, 2001
Available in: Paperback
Harry Squires was born in Chicago, Illinois. Hospital records make no mention of any wise men arriving to witness the event. He attended journalism school at the University of Missouri and film school at U.C. L.A. He has worked in educational television and radio, the insurance industry, and software marketing.
Eventually, he gave up trying to convince the people around him that he was normal, and dropped out to write horror stories and mysteries for a living.
His philosophy of life can be boiled down to four rules: Never do business with anyone who uses the words "trust" or "honest;" Never eat at a restaurant with the word "gourmet" in the name; Never be the first to load new software or try a new drug.
Some people see the glass as half full, some as half empty. Harry wonders what's in the glass, why it smells so funny, and who poured it.
He currently lives by the beach in Southern California with Susan, his very tolerant wife, and several large, black dogs. The dogs, by the way, are not incarnations of demonic beings---no matter what the neighbors say.