You have stumbled onto the website of Franz S. McLaren, horror and fantasy author. Here you will probably learn more about me than you ever wanted to know. However, there is the chance that you may also find yourself a friend. So pour yourself a cool drink, pull up a chair, and relax. With luck you will find something here to keep you around a while.
Who am I?
I was born in South Carolina and raised in Pennsylvania. I've spent time in 48 out of the 50 United States (somehow I have managed to miss Rhode Island and North Dakota), and lived in Japan, Germany, and South Africa. I have also spent significant time in half a dozen European countries. All of this leads to a more sedate lifestyle now, but a vivid imagination.
I have been a closet horror and fantasy author for more than fifty years. I am old enough now to feel comfortable coming out of the shadows and admitting to being a writing addict. So with the support of my family I am throwing myself over the cliff with no chute other than my words.
I am still building this site so it is a bit slender at the moment.
Please feel free to wander where you will. If you have ideas for how to improve the site or my stories, then please do not hesitate to contact me.