A.J. Franks is an American author and playwright. He has authored more than thirty short stories, including “We All Scream” which is featured in Shallow Waters Volume 6: A Flash Fiction Anthology by Crystal Lake Publishing.  

His debut horror collection, Keep You Cold: Chilling Taleswas a multi-category finalist in the American Book Fest 2019 Best Book Awards. The follow-up collection, Colder in Hell: More Chilling Tales is now available. 

He wrote the stage play, Bereavement, which debuted at the 2015 Fertile Ground Festival and was a semi-finalist in FiLMLaB’s 2013 Script-to-Screen contest with his original short screenplay, Sometime Over Coffee. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. 


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