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Orrin Grey

Orrin Grey is the author of several spooky books, among them Guignol and Other Sardonic Tales and Painted Monsters and Other Strange Beasts. His stories about monsters, ghosts, and sometimes the ghosts of monsters have been published in dozens of anthologies, including Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year.

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