Pen Name: Philip D. Locascio
Born: July 14, 1953 in Chicago Illinois
Phil Locascio was born and raised in Chicago Illinois and is a lifelong Illinois resident. He attended Northern Illinois University where he received a BA in Psychology. He has lived in Springfield, Illinois since 1986. He is a retiree from the State of Illinois, Department of Human Services.
Biographical and Professional Information
Phil Locascio is the author of several novels including The Sorcerer of Hooterville, The Sins of Orville Sand, The Harbor of Ill Will, In His Hands, and The Fragility of Contrition. His next novel, The Restoration of Josef Mundt, will be published by World Castle Publications in the near future. He is also the author of a collection of some of his best short stories titled Howling Hounds. Phil has had dozens of short stories published in various magazines and anthologies through the years. Several of his Tales have received Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Phil welcomes comments at Lucysdad2@comcast.net.
Check out a video highlighting Phil's works at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8ypUiShlhw.
- Howling Hounds - The Haunting Tales of Phil Locascio, Sarob Press, 2004
- The Sorcerer of Hooterville, Coscom Entertainment, 2005
- The Sins of Orville Sand, Mundania Press, 2006
- The Harbor of Ill Will, BeWrite Books, 2012, also available in an Ebook version titled In His Hands, Endeavor Press, 2013
- The Fragility of Contrition, World Castle Publications, 2013
- The Restoration of Josef Mundt, World Castle Publications, Expected 2014
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
HOWLING HOUNDS - THE HAUNTING TALES OF PHIL LOCASCIO
Release Date: 2004
The Sorcerer of Hooterville
Release Date: 2005-12
The Sins of Orville Sand
Release Date: 2006-04-25
The Harbor of Ill Will
Release Date: 2012-08-01
The Fragility of Contrition
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
As a member of the Horror Writer's Association, Phil has appeared on panels in Chicago and Seattle on "How to Get Published" and "How to Get Unstuck". Phil loves to provide advice and inspiration to young, burgeoning writers.
Speaking engagements to date include the Contemporary Book Club of Springfield in 2013 and the DHS Book Club in 2009.
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