James Arthur Anderson

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James Arthur Anderson's first published short story appeared in Andrew J. Offutt's "Swords Against Darkness V" anthology in 1979. He has since published stories in Lin Carter's "Weird Tales 4", "Elditch Tales", "Fantasy Tales", and "Haunts." His nonfiction has appeared in "Fangoria." In 1997 he began using his complete name, James Arthur Anderson, in his by-line. He has won several poetry awards, including first place in the rhymed poetry category in the 79th annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition.

Anderson was born in Providence, Rhode Island. in 1955 and currently lives in North Miami, Florida. He received a B.A. from Rhode Island College in 1977, and an M.A. in 1987. He earned his Ph.D. in literature from the University of Rhode Island in 1992. His book-length study of H.P. Lovecraft, "Out of the Shadows: A Structuralist Approach to Understanding the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft" was published in 2011 by Wildside Press.[1] In June, 2017, he published a book-length critical study of Stephen King, The Linguistics of Stephen King: Layered Language and Meaning in the fiction" with McFarland Press.


  1. ^ Anderson, James (2011). Out of the Shadows. Wildside Press. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-8095-3002-1.


  • Anderson, James. "The Asian Market." 76'th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition Collection Cincinnati: Outskirts Press,2007. ISBN 978-1-4327-1016-3
  • Anderson, James. The Linguistics of Stephen King: Layered Language and Meaning in the Fiction. McFarland Press, 2017. ISBN 978-4766-6834-5 http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-1-4766-6834-5
  • "Finding Lovecraft: Life is a hideous Thing" www.findinglovecraft.com 3http://www.findinglovecraft.com/credits/interviews/james-arthur-anderson-phd