William Todd Rose is an American author of dark fiction. Born in 1972, his literary influences include the works of Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, William Gibson, Chuck Palahnuik, David Moody, and H.P Lovecraft.


William Todd Rose

In addition to the written word, the author also draws inspiration from film. In this medium, his chief influence is David Lynch, though any well-made film which explores the darker side of the human experience can capture his imagination as well.


  • Shadow of the Woodpile (independently published, 2009)
  • Cry Havoc (independently published, 2010)
  • Shut the Fuck Up and Die! (independently published, 2010)
  • The Dead & Dying (Library of the Living Dead Press, 2011)
  • The Seven Habits (Permuted Press, 2012)
  • Apocalyptic Organ Grinder (Random House, 2013)
  • Nowhere Fast (independently published, 2014)
  • The Garden of Gods & Monsters (independently published, 2014)
  • The Fires of Moloch (independently published, 2014)
  • Crossfades (Random House, 2015)
  • Bleedovers (Random House, 2015)
  • Altered States of Exodus (independently published, 2017)
  • Cinder de la Doom Summons the Shadow Fiends (independently published, 2017)


  • Sex in the Time of Zombies (Living Dead Press, 2010)
  • Box of Darkness (independently published, 2012)
  • Box of Rot (independently published, 2012)

Short StoriesEdit

  • "Breeder" In Macabre Cadaver Magazine (December 2008)
  • "The Winter Experiment" in Macabre Cadaver Magazine (July 2009)
  • "Day of the Sentient" in OG's Speculative Fiction (Issue 19, 2009)
  • "Gospel of the Dead" in Zombology 2: Return of the Reanimates (Library of the Living Dead, 2009)
  • "Our Last Hope" in Zombonauts (Library of the Living Dead, 2009)
  • "The Bad Plan" in Book of the Dead 3: Dead and Rotting (Living Dead Press, 2009)
  • "Cooking with Grace" in The Book of Cannibals (Living Dead Press, 2010)
  • "Black Market Funeral" in Through the Eyes of the Undead (Library of the Living Dead, 2010)
  • "Letter #35" in Letters from the Dead (Library of the Living Dead, 2010)
  • "The Palomino and the Draft Horse" in The Zombist: Undead Western Tales (Library of the Living Dead, 2010)
  • "Full Court Press" in Book of the Dead 5: Back to the Grave (Living Dead Press, 2010)
  • "The Winter Experiment" in Ghosts and Demons (Static Movement, 2010)
  • "The Haunting of the Mines" in Ghostly Tales of Terror (Living Dead Press, 2010)
  • "The Blood Shed" in Daily Bites of Flesh 2011 (Pill Hill Press, 2010)
  • "A Mother's Love" in Children of the Dead (Living Dead Press, 2011)
  • "Hips" in Warped Words for Twisted Minds (Journalstone, 2011)
  • "I Eat the Dead" in The Book of Horror 2 (Living Dead Press, 2011)
  • "The Test of Darkness" in Ruby Red Cravings (Static Movement, 2011)
  • "The Earth Died Screaming" in Read The End First(Wicked East Press, 2012)
  • "Mental Man" in Corrupts Absolutely? (Damnation Books, 2012)
  • "Hunters" in Dark Light (MARLvision Publishing, 2012)
  • "The Grave Dancer" in Fresh Fear (James Ward Kirk Publishing, 2013)

Other MediaEdit

  • "The Blood Shed" (audio), Library of Horror #3
  • "Letter #35" (audio), Library of The Living Dead #88

External LinksEdit

The author's official website