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Video Interview with Don D’Auria


The HWA interviews Bram Stoker Award nominee Don D’Auria of Samhain Publishing.

Don D’Auria has worked in publishing for twenty-five years, most recently as executive editor at Leisure Books, where for fifteen years he directed their horror line. Born and raised in suburban New Jersey, he was the quintessential horror kid, growing up on a steady diet of TV’s Chiller Theater on Friday nights, Creature Features on Saturday nights, and horror novels and Famous Monsters magazine the rest of the time. After earning a master’s degree in English from Columbia University, he dove into publishing, where he’s been lucky enough to work in the genre he’s always loved. He has been privileged to work with wonderful authors, including Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, Ramsey Campbell, Graham Masterton, Douglas Clegg, Edward Lee and Brian Keene, and is the recipient of an International Horror Guild Award for his contributions to the genre.

Don joined Samhain Publishing in January of 2011 and is very excited to be part of such an innovative company. He is dedicated to bringing the best in horror fiction to his fellow fans.

For those avid D’Auria followers who wish to know more about him, Don notes, “Since I’m a recluse who makes J.D. Salinger look like a campaigning politician by comparison, I have no social media links or personal website to display.”

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