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Hello. My name is E. R. Bills and I'm an author, writer, editor and freelance journalist.

    My nonfiction, historical works include Texas Obscurities: Stories of the Peculiar, Exceptional and Nefarious (2013), The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas (2014), Black Holocaust: The Paris Horror and a Legacy of Texas Terror (2015), Texas Far and Wide: The Tornado with Eyes, Gettysburg’s Last Casualty, the Celestial Skipping Stone and Other Tales (2017), The San Marcos 10: An Anti-War Protest in Texas (2019), Texas Oblivion: Mysterious Disappearances, Escapes and Cover-Ups (2021) and Tell-Tale Texas: Investigations in Infamous History (2023).

    My fiction work includes Pendulum Grim (2020) and I was the co-creator and am the current executive editor of the annual Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, the first anthology of Texas horror, featuring works from Joe. R. Lansdale, Stephen Graham Jones, Robert E. Howard, Katherine Anne Porter, O. Henry, Madison Estes, Russell C. Connor, Jeremy Hepler, Bret McCormick and many others. 

    My nonfiction, travel writing (outside of regional and state periodicals) includes 100 Things to Do in Texas Before You Die, editions I (2018) and II (2022). My nonfiction, editorial work includes Texas Dissident: Dispatches from a Diminished State, 2006-2016 (2016) and Fear and Loathing in the Lone Star State (2021). I have also written for the Austin American-Statesman, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Co-Op Power magazine, Fort Worth Magazine and Fort Worth Weekly.

    I currently reside in North Texas with my lovely wife, Stacie, and am working on a hexad of horror novellas/novelettes, publishing one a month for the next six months. --E. R. (May 7, 2023) 



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 Thanks for reaching out. Keep reading!

E. R.

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