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Craig Spector first came on the literary scene in 1986 as half of the writing team of John Skipp & Craig Spector. Their first novel, The Light At The End (Bantam Books) helped usher in a new era in modern horror fiction. Five more titles followed for Bantam -- The Cleanup, The Scream, Dead Lines, The Bridge, and Animals -- plus a novelization of the Columbia Pictures film Fright Night for Tor.

Their co-edited anthologies, Book of the Dead (1989) and Still Dead: Book of the Dead 2 (1992), featuring original award-winning stories by authors such as Stephen King, Rick McCammon, Dan Simmons and Poppy Z. Brite, marked the high-point of what was unfortunately (but lucratively) christened "splatterpunk." Skipp & Spector collectively saw millions of copies of their work in print and reprints in seven languages.

After the breakup of the partnership in 1993, Spector went on to a solo career that included developing feature film and television projects for ABC, NBC, Fox Television, Hearst Entertainment Television, Davis Entertainment, and Frank Mancuso Jr.'s Hometown Films. His latest -- and first solo -- novel, To Bury the Dead, was the December 2000 "super lead" title from HarperCollins.

A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, Spector also continues to compose, perform, and record music, most recently in the progressive blues band Smash Cut with fellow writer/musicians Richard Christian Matheson and Preston Sturges, Jr.

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