Geoffrey Girard

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Geoffrey Girard
Born Würzburg, Germany
Occupation Novelist, short story writer, teacher
Nationality American
Alma mater Washington College (BA)
Miami University (MA,MFA)
Period 2003-Present
Genre Thriller, Historical fiction, Horror, Dark Fantasy, Literary fiction
Notable works Cain's Blood, Project Cain, Tales of the Jersey Devil
Notable awards Writers of the Future
2003 Dark Harvest [1]
Bram Stoker Award nominee
2013 Project Cain [2]

Geoffrey Girard is an author of thrillers, historicals, and dark speculative fiction.

In 2013, Simon & Schuster simultaneously published Girard's techno-thriller novel CAIN'S BLOOD and an accompanying companion novel for teens; PROJECT CAIN.[3] Both books are based on Girard's novella CAIN XP11, which ran as four installments in Apex Digest in 2007. CAIN'S BLOOD and PROJECT CAIN were each shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award and PROJECT CAIN was officially nominated for a 2013 Stoker Award for "Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel" [2]

His previous books include Tales of the Jersey Devil (2005), thirteen original tales based on the legendary Jersey Devil monster, Tales of the Atlantic Pirates (2006), Tales of the Eastern Indians (2007) and a YA adaptation of The Iliad (2007).

His short fiction has appeared in several best-selling anthologies and magazines including the Stoker-nominated Dark Faith anthology and Writers of the Future, an award anthology founded by L. Ron Hubbard.[1] Girard's debut collection, first communions was published by Apex Publications in 2016.

Girard graduated from Washington College with a BA in English literature and later earned an MA in creative writing from Miami University. He is currently Department Chair of English at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.[4] He presents seminars on creative writing at colleges, bookstores and writers' organizations and can also be spotted speaking at various writer/reader conventions. Girard was born in Germany, shaped in New Jersey and currently lives in Ohio.[5]


Novels and Collections[edit]

Short Stories[edit]

Dates by original magazine or anthology publication.

  • "Dark Harvest" (2003), Writers of the Future anthology XIX
  • "H. E. Double Hockey Stick" (2005), Damned Nation anthology
  • "Wizards' Encore" (2005), Beyond Centauri
  • "The Twelve Year Bog" (2005), The Rocking Chair Reader: Family Gatherings anthology
  • "Where the Shadow Ended" (2006), The Willows
  • "Universal Adaptor" (2006), Aoife's Kiss (Issue 21)
  • "Translatio" (2007), Gratia Placenti anthology
  • "CAIN XP11: The Voice of Your Brother's Blood" (2007), Apex Digest - Issue 9
  • "CAIN XP11: Henry Lee Lucas Memorial Highway" (2007), Apex Digest - Issue 10
  • "CAIN XP11: Sorry About the Blood" (2007), Apex Digest - Issue 11
  • "CAIN XP11: The Wicked King” (2008), Apex Digest - Issue 12
  • "What You Know" (2008), Courting Morpheus anthology
  • "Collecting James" (2009), Murky Depths - Issue 8
  • "Psychomachia" (2009), Harlan County Horrors anthology
  • "For Restful Death I Cry" (2010), Dark Futures anthology
  • "First Communions" (2010), Dark Faith anthology
  • "Unto the Lord A New Song" (2013), Mountain Dead anthology
  • "Not Fade Away" (2015), Among the Shadows anthology


  1. ^ a b Budrys, Algis. Writers of the Future (First ed.). United States: Galaxy Press. pp. 287–309. 
  2. ^ a b Horror Writers Association
  3. ^ Publishers Weekly
  4. ^ Washington College Magazine| Washington College
  5. ^ Cincinnati Magazine

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