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Josh Hanson reads from The Woodcutters

Josh Hanson reads from The Woodcutters

Author Josh Hanson reads from his short novel The Woodcutters, published by The Shortish Project.

The Woodcutters is a dark, dramatic story of the supernatural inspired by the Wagon Box Fight of 1867 in the Wyoming Territory. Lewis Tanner has run from his home in Tennessee and, after a series of crimes and misadventures, finds himself on a woodcutting crew at an Army fort in the middle of Indian country. After his crew is ambushed by Native forces, Lewis is forced into a group that rides out for revenge. But the woods are bad. Strange forces are at work there, and soon, his fellow fighters are found eviscerated. Lewis must fight for survival as otherworldly forces hunt him and his companions through a place they were never meant to enter.

"A cosmic cousin to Cormac McCarthy, Josh Hanson's The Woodcutters carves its own blood-red meridian. Don't sleep on this one. In fact, don't ever sleep again." -- Clay McLeod Chapman, author of Ghost Eaters

"Moody and dark, there’s something going on outside the fort in northern Wyoming in Josh Hanson’s The Woodcutters—a period western horror-thriller that’s sure to curdle your blood." -- Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire Series

Josh Hanson (He/Him) is the author of the novel, King’s Hill (Wicked House). He lives in northern Wyoming where he teaches, writes, and makes up little songs. He is a graduate of the University of Montana MFA program, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in various anthologies as well as The HorrorZine, Siren’s Call, The Chamber, BlackPetals, and others.

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