James Kisner


James Kisner

James M. Kisner, Jr. (March 26, 1947 - June 26, 2008) was an American author of short stories and novels, primarily in the Horror genre.

He was born and died in Evansville, Indiana, but spent most of his life in Indianapolis, Indiana. [http://www.legacy.com/CourierPress/Obituaries.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=112423253] He attended Bosse High School in Evansville and earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree in English at Indiana University. He also published under the pseudonyms Martin James and Eric Flanders.

He wrote the following published books, in chronological order: [http://www.fearzone.com/blog/james-kisner]
"Nero's Vice", Beaufort, 1981
"Slice of Life" , Zebra, 1982
"Strands", Leisure, 1988
"Night Glow" (as Martin James), Pinnacle, 1989
"Zombie House" (as Martin James), Pinnacle, 1990
"Poison Pen", Zebra, 1990
"Earth Blood", Zebra, 1990
"The Quagmire" , Zebra, 1991
"The Forever Children"" (as Eric Flanders), Zebra, 1992
"Night Blood" (as Eric Flanders), Zebra, 1993
"Tower of Evil", Leisure, 1994

Anthologies containing short stories by James Kisner: [http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/k/james-kisner/]
"Masques 2" (1987)
"Masques 3" (1989)
"Scare Care" (1989)
"Urban Horrors" (1990)
"Hotter Blood: More Tales of Erotic Horror" (1991)
"Predators" (1993)
"The Earth Strikes Back" (1994)
"Vampire Detectives" (1995)
"Southern Blood: Vampire Stories from the American South (1997)"
"Vampire Slayers: Stories of Those Who Dare to Take Back the Night (1999)"

Short Stories by James Kisner: [http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/k/james-kisner/]
"The Litter" (1987)
"Manny Agonistes" (1989)
"The Willies" (1989)
"Something Extra" (1990) (with J.N. Williamson)
"The Defiance of the Ugly by the Merely Repulsive" (1993)
"Ground Water" (1994)
"God-Less Men" (1995)

Family

James had twin children, James M. Kisner, III and Jayne M. Kendall with his first wife, Carole Kisner. Later in life, he re-married to his second wife, Phyllis Kisner. [http://www.legacy.com/CourierPress/Obituaries.asp?Page=Notice&PersonID=112423253]

Death

James Kisner died at his home in Evansville due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning [http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/jun/27/27web-monoxide/] . His wife, Phyllis Kisner, age 59, also died in the accident.

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