Horror writer Jerry Williamson dead
From The Indianapolis Star:
J.N. "Jerry" Williamson, who started a local Sherlock Holmes fan club as a boy and went on to churn out more than 30 horror and science fiction novels, has died, his family said Saturday. The 73-year-old Noblesville resident, who received the Horror Writers Association's Lifetime Award in 2002, died Thursday, his sister, Marylynn Stults, said. snip He founded an Indianapolis chapter of the Baker Street Irregulars, a fan club of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, at age 12, Stults said. snip He published his first novel in 1979, but it was a nightmare about a Satan-like creature with tentacles that he had had years earlier, while in his early 40s, that sent him on a path to writing horror stories, Stults said. Most of his works were published in paperback form and included titles such as "Horror House," "The Evil Offspring" and "Flesh Creepers." Mr. Williamson also edited a number of anthologies and wrote "How to Write Tales of Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction."Rest in peace.