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Paul DeThroe is a dark fiction author from Cincinnati, Ohio. His novels include The Devil’s Prophet (2012) Suffer the Witch (2017) and The Last Demigod (2020).

His series of short story collections started with 2015's Darker than Black, which delves into the world of horror. His take on dystopia & speculative fiction, Nightmare Worlds, was published in 2016. Wicked Witches, Devils & Dragons appeared in 2017, and The Divinity Game, a collection of science fiction short stories was published in 2020.

Born and raised in Manchester, Kentucky, DeThroe survived a lightning strike when he was 8. This event opened his imagination to the fantastical and set him on the creative and spiritual path he now travels.

Other events that shaped his young mind were witnessing the local coroner exhume the decomposed bodies of two people whose antiquated flesh had already turned to dust, finding his older brother lying dead in a pool of blood after an aneurysm, and living in several haunted/possessed dwellings.

When Paul DeThroe writes about dark things that terrify most folks, best believe that he has lived it, studied it and practiced it.

Paul was educated at Clay County, Kentucky schools, Cincinnati State Community College and Indiana State University.


He has worked as a camera/darkroom operator, film stripper, printer, painter and production manager. His main duties now include writing, creating art and hustling his works of terror and intrigue to an unsuspecting public.

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