Novelist Dennis Liggio grew up in New York, but somehow ended up in Austin, Texas, nearly two decades ago. A connoisseur of tea, Chinese food and cornbread biscuits, Liggio has published several books in genres ranging from horror to absurdist fiction.
His first published work, The Lost and the Damned, told the tale of John Keats, a private detective tasked with tracking down a missing rock star who has taken up residence at a mental hospital. Once inside the walls of the hospital, though, Keats is trapped and confronted by a supernatural darkness that seeks to tear him apart, and his rescue mission becomes a game of survival that threatens both his life and his sanity.
In January of 2014, Liggio published the first book in his Damned Lies series, Damned Lies: Things That Never Happened and a Couple of Things That Did, and has since released a pair of sequels, Damned Lies Strike Back and Damned Lies of the Dead 3D. Featuring magic, zombies, cloning and bare-fisted hobo boxing tournaments, the series is a madcap, genre-bending adventure in escapism.