Jeremy Bates (author)

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Jeremy Bates
Born (1978-07-08) July 8, 1978 (age 40)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationNovelist, short story writer
EducationUniversity of Western Ontario; Charles Darwin University
Genrehorror, suspense, thrillers, science fiction
Website
www.jeremybatesbooks.com

Jeremy Bates (born July 8, 1978) is a Canadian/Australian author. He writes suspense and horror fiction, which typically explores the darker side of human nature.[1][2][3] His work is rich in atmosphere and sensory details.[4] The novels in his "World's Scariest Places" series are all set in real locations, such as Aokigahara in Japan, The Catacombs in Paris, Helltown in Ohio, and Island of the Dolls in Mexico.

Biography[edit]

Bates was born in Toronto. He attended St. Michael's College School, a private, all boys Roman Catholic high school, and The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy. He also holds a graduate teaching diploma from Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia. Bates currently lives on the far north coast of New South Wales, Australia.[5]

Novels and short story collections[edit]

  • White Lies (Oceanview Publishing, 2012) [6]
  • The Taste of Fear (Ghillinnein Books, 2012) [7]
  • Suicide Forest (Ghillinnein Books, 2014) [1][4]
  • Black Canyon (Ghillinnein Books, 2015) [8]
  • The Catacombs (Ghillinnein Books, 2015) [2]
  • Run (Ghillinnein Books, 2015) [9]
  • Helltown (Ghillinnein Books, 2015) [10]
  • Rewind (Ghillinnein Books, 2015) [11]
  • Neighbors (Ghillinnein Books, 2015) [12]
  • Dark Hearts (Ghillinnein Books, 2015) [13]
  • New America: Utopia Calling (Ghillinnein Books, 2015) [14]
  • Six Bullets (Ghillinnein Books, 2016) [15]
  • Island of the Dolls (Ghillinnein Books, 2016) [3]
  • Box of Bones (Ghillinnein Books, 2016) [16]

Nominations, awards and contests[edit]

  • Winner, "Foreword INDIES" Horror Book of the Year Award Gold Medal, 2016, for "Island of the Dolls."[17]
  • Finalist, "Next Generation Indie Book Awards" Horror Novel Award, 2017, for "Island of the Dolls." [18]
  • Finalist, "Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction" Horror Novella Award, 2016, for "Box of Bones." [19]
  • Finalist, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2016, for "Box of Bones." [20]
  • Winner, "Crime Writers of Canada" Arthur Ellis Award/The Lou Allen Memorial Award, 2016, for "Black Canyon." [21]
  • Winner, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2015, for "The Catacombs." [22]
  • Winner, "IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Awards)" Bronze Medal/Horror, 2016, for "The Catacombs." [23]
  • Finalist, "Next Generation Indie Book Awards" Horror Novella Award, 2016, for "Black Canyon." [24]
  • Winner, "Reader Views Literary Award" Global Award, 2014-2015, for "Suicide Forest." [25]
  • Honorable Mention, "Reader Views Literary Award" Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror Award, 2014-2015, for "Suicide Forest." [26]
  • Finalist, "Goodreads" Choice Awards 2015, for "Suicide Forest." [27]
  • Finalist, "Australian Horror Writers Association" Shadows Award, 2014, for "Suicide Forest." [28]
  • Finalist, "Foreword INDIES" Horror Book of the Year Award, 2014, for "Suicide Forest."[29]
  • Finalist, "Foreword INDIES" Thriller & Suspense Book of the Year Award, 2012, for "White Lies."[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Book Review: Suicide Forest – Author Jeremy Bates". Midwest Book Reviews. January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Book Review: The Catacombs – Author Jeremy Bates". Midwest Book Reviews. April 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Book Review: Island of the Dolls – Author Jeremy Bates". Midwest Book Reviews. April 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Book Review: Suicide Forest – Author Jeremy Bates". Kirkus Reviews. December 2014.
  5. ^ Bates, Jeremy. "Biography". Official Author Website. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  6. ^ Duncan, J.N. (April 30, 2012). "Interview: White Lies – Author Jeremy Bates". The Big Thrill: The Online Publication of the International Thriller Writers.
  7. ^ "Book Review: The Taste of Fear – Author Jeremy Bates". Kirkus Reviews. November 2012.
  8. ^ "Book Review: Black Canyon – Author Jeremy Bates". Publishers Weekly. 2015.
  9. ^ "Run (B00UCPSGOU): Jeremy Bates: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  10. ^ "Helltown (B00VRJOQIK): Jeremy Bates: Books". FantasticFiction.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  11. ^ "Rewind (B00Z9WN27W): Jeremy Bates: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  12. ^ "Neighbors (B00ZBLEE4G): Jeremy Bates: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  13. ^ "Dark Hearts (B00ZBMW03W): Jeremy Bates: Books". FantasticFiction.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  14. ^ "New America: Utopia Calling (B014Z6JM0S): Jeremy Bates: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  15. ^ "Six Bullets (B019D334RK): Jeremy Bates: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  16. ^ "Box of Bones (B01CXWTPYY): Jeremy Bates: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  17. ^ "2016 Foreword INDIES Winners in Horror (Adult Fiction)". Foreword Reviews. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  18. ^ http://indiebookawards.com/winners. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ https://aurealisawards.org/page/2/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ https://australianhorror.com/australian-shadows-awards/award-shortlist/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. ^ "Best Novella 2016". Crime Writers of Canada. May 26, 2016.
  22. ^ "Best Horror Novel 2015". Australian Horror Writers Association. April 2016.
  23. ^ "Bronze Medal/Horror 2016". IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Awards). April 13, 2016.
  24. ^ "Bronze Medal/Novella 2016". Next Generation Indie Book Awards. April 13, 2016.
  25. ^ "Global Winner 2014/2015". Reader Views. 2015.
  26. ^ "Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror Award 2014/2015". Reader Views. 2015.
  27. ^ "Horror Finalist 2015". Goodreads. 2015.
  28. ^ "Horror Finalist 2015". Australian Horror Writers Association. April 2014.
  29. ^ "2014 Foreword INDIES Finalists in Horror (Adult Fiction)". Foreword Reviews. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  30. ^ "2012 Foreword INDIES Finalists in Thriller & Suspense (Adult Fiction)". Foreword Reviews. Retrieved 30 October 2018.

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