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Homepage of author Lee Widener, publications, information, reviews and other diversions.



NEVERENDINGWONDER RADIO:
NeverEndingWonder Radio was an online freeform internet radio station, broadcasting from 2001 to 2012. In May of 2012 I had a catastrophic computer failure and lost all of my music, much of it irreplacable. NeverEndingWonder Radio has ceased broadcasting. Thanks to all the listeners over the years, and all the amazing artists I've had the pleasure of presenting. We will not be reurning to the air.

Welcomee to Weirdsville Radio and Halloween on Broadway remain on the air. They are on permanent shuffle and are not updated.

Welcome To Weirdsville Radio - The Silly Side of Halloween

Halloween on Broadway Radio

NEVERENDINGWONDER BLOG!

Gallery of Original Cosmic Collage Art

WELCOME TO WEIRDSVILLE - Weirdsville Cartoon Art, Psychedelic Underground Art, Other Weird Stuff

Lee Widener, Author

NEWS UPDATE!- AUGUST 18, 2014

First publication of the year! My story "Mr. Lloyd at the Harborside Zombie Treatment Center" is included in the Bizarro zombie anthology THE BIZARRO ZOMBIE ANTHOLOGY THAT WOULDN'T DIE! Even if you think you're so over the whole zombie thing, check this out, because these stories take zombies where nobody ever imagined before. Now available for preorder! And check out that gorgeous cover!

Rewrite of "Adventures of Mort, the Walking, Talking Dead Man" is going well.

I've gotten negative feedback on "Awakening of the Dream Beast" from publishers, so I'm putting it on the shelf for the time being.

I've been invited to submit a story to an upcoming YA Bizarro anthology, so I whipped up a story with characters from the as yet unpublished novella "Adventures of Mort, the Walking, Talking Dead Man."

"David Bowie is Trying to Kill Me" is still awaiting publication. More details as they become available.

PUBLICATIONS:


My story "Let Them Into Your Heart" is included in the horror anthology Detritus, from Omnium Gatherum Media

My story "At the Shoeshop of Maddness" is included in this anthology of Bizarro retellings of classic fairy tales, from Omnium Gatherum Media

"Under the Shanghai Tunnels," my Lovecraftian novella. From Dunhams Manor Press, an imprint of Dynatox Ministries.

A flash fiction strange little fable titled "The Eye's Snow," published on G. Arthur Brown's The Strange Edge blog.


My retro monster tale "KONG-Tiki" is featured in the Sept. 2013 issue of online ezine Voluted Tales.

I have a story in this collection of 200 drabbles. Drabbles are stories that are exactly 100 words long.

My Bizarro short story "Spam Penguins" is in Surreal Grotesque online zine's Bizarro issue.

My story "How I Found My Spirit at an Allman Brothers Concert and Had My Life Saved By a Husky" is featured in the print zine Paper Radio. November 2011

My articles on music at the Crappy Indie Music Blog:
Public Recognition
Interview with Mayonnaise Jenkins and the Former Kings of the Delta Blues
Six Bands for Halloween
The Ahld Mahn and the Six
Published on July 7, 2011 at Yesteryear Fiction online zine
How I Got Into Horror
Part of a weekly series at Black Sunday Magazine
Welcome to Weirdsville
Free Welcome to Weirdsville Adventures on my cartoon art website, Welcome to Weirdsville.

Space Boredom
Published November 9, 2011 at Farther Stars online zine.
A flash fiction science fiction story.

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Elf in a Jar Designed by John Miller

To contact me for any reason, email neverendingwonder at that hotmail place. You know what to do.

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PEOPLE AND PLACES WORTH CHECKING OUT:

Welcome To Weirdsville

Omnium Gatherum Media

Maché Artist: Celebrations and Reflections

Gina Ranalli Bizarro Author

Jess Gulbranson

Jimmy Pudge

Garrett Cook

Brent Michael Kelly

Neil Davies

Andrew Wolter

Horrorfind.com

Dynatox Ministries

About my writing:
When I was a teenager I knew I wanted to be a writer. I won a writing contest in the local newspaper when I was 13 and becoming a writer was my dream. My taste in reading was already trending toward the weird. Comic books, H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Brad Steiger - they all set my imagination soaring. I had a hand me down Underwood typewriter, and I diligently pounded out my fantasies. I managed a few publications, mainly in the type of books that encouraged the contributors to buy multiple copies for their family and friends.

I was also deeply into theatre, so for a long time all my writing was for the stage. I studied briefly with my favorite playwright, Megan Terry, and I even ran my own company for a couple of years. Eventually I got tired of losing money, and beating my head against a wall, and I gave up writing. I tried to focus on "the real world." I founded an internet radio station that featured odd, unusual, forgotten and bizarre music, as well as new independent artists. I won awards. I even found a bit of an audience during the month of October each year with an annual Halloween marathon.

Then one fateful evening I ordered a book a friend from an online horror forum had written and everything came rushing back. I should be doing this. Why WASN'T I doing this? Soon after, I enrolled in his writing workshop and the floodgates were opened. My writing was better than it had ever been. I regret the decades I spent not writing. I would be so much farther along now. I'm trying to make up for lost time!

I write what is refered to these days as "speculative fiction." It's a catch-all term for anything weird- science fiction, horror, fantasy, and several other related sub-genres. Check my writing out, and let me know what you think!

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