Roy C. Booth

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Roy C. Booth
GenreSpeculative Fiction, Science fiction, fantasy, horror

Roy C. Booth (born August 26, 1965) is a United States speculative fiction, fantasy and horror author. He has written many novels and short stories, many of them co-written with others including Theater of the Macabre, The Flesh of Fallen Angels: A Horror Western Novella (part of the Gibson Blount series co-written with R. Thomas Riley) and Sherlock Holmes And the Case of the Man-Made Vacuum (co-written with Nicholas Johnson). Booth has a credit on IMDb for The Day Lufberry Won It All.[1] and a credit with Doollee, the Playwrights database.[2]

Booth is also a poet, comedian, journalist, essayist, game designer, screenwriter, and internationally awarded playwright.[3] He has 57 published plays published, and over 800 productions worldwide in 29 countries.[4] He is married to published playwright Cynthia Booth, and is owner/manager of Roy’s Comics & Games of Bemidji, Minnesota.

The author has often appeared in various Cons around the country including Diversicon21[5] and more recently CoreCon 2014.[citation needed]

He has released a fantasy anthology A Forest of Dreams, a horror anthology Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2014 and a cyberpunk/sci-fi anthology Altered States: a cyberpunk sci-fi anthology with Jorge Salgado-Reyes through Indie Authors Press. Booth recently won the 17th Annual Preditors & Editors Awards for 2014[citation needed] including #1. Best Editor with Jorge Salgado-Reyes, #1. Best Poet, #1. Best Poem, #1. Best Steam Punk Short and several honourable mentions.


Born in 1965 in Bemidji, Minnesota, Booth became involved in regional theater with his wife, Cynthia Booth. From the age of six, Booth became aware that he wanted to be a writer.[6] He had difficulty reading until he realised that he read in blocks, not line-by-line as most people do, after picking up a comic.[7] A 1983 graduate of Pillager High School and a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee, Booth has college degrees from Central Lakes College (MN in Associate Arts) and Bemidji State University (BA in English/Speech-Theater and an MA in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis). On June 21, 2014, Central Lakes College honored 75 outstanding alumni at its special recognition event for its 75th anniversary including Booth. Central Lakes College stated, "This honorary award was established to recognize alumni who are noteworthy for their significant professional achievements and/or exemplary leadership in community activities."[8] He has an extensive theater background having worked on over 200 professional and amateur productions as an actor, director, stage manager, scenic designer, make-up/FX designer, and fight choreographer.

In March 2012, Booth was interviewed by Lakeland Public Television on his views on comics and his novels.[9] Booth considers writing to be a craft, albeit sometimes an invisible one. He has often revised theater and motion picture scripts written by others.[10]


  • Altered States: a cyberpunk sci-fi anthology ISBN 978-0957113053
  • A Forest of Dreams (Indie Authors Press) ISBN 978-0957113077
  • Terminal: The Play with Brian Keene, Bloodletting Press[11]


  1. ^ "The Day Lufberry Won It All". IMDb. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Roy C. Booth". Archived from the original on 2008-03-04. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Roy C. Booth". Heuer Publishing. Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Spotlight: Roy C. Booth". Fiction Writers Group. Archived from the original on 2014-09-12.
  5. ^ "DIVERSICON 21". Diversicon. Archived from the original on 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Roy C. Booth Of Hibbing: 'The Stage Is My Mistress … She'll Kick You In The Teeth, But When She's Good, She's Good". Hibbingmn. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  7. ^ "With tales to tell: Prolific local author Roy C. Booth covers many genres". The Bemidji Pioneer. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  8. ^ "CLC to honor 75 outstanding alumni". 2014-06-17. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  9. ^ "In Focus Roy C. Booth & R. Thomas Riley – Lakeland News at Ten". Lakeland Public Television. Archived from the original on 2014-09-11.
  10. ^ "Local(ish) author Roy C. Booth wins recognition". Perfectduluthday.
  11. ^ "Night At The Theatre". Lauries Wenson Area Voices. Retrieved 13 December 2016.

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