Owl Goingback is an American author of supernatural horror and suspense. He spent his early days in the U.S. Air Force working as a jet engine mechanic, then owned a restaurant and lounge for a while before committing to writing full time in 1987. His American Indian Choctaw-Cherokee heritage informs much of his fiction. His first novel Crota features a creature lifted from Native American mythology, an Indian curse as a lynch pin for the plot, and a sheriff and shaman working together to overcome ancient evil. Crota sold to Signet and won the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel in 1996.
Goingback’s short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies. His short story “Grass Dancer” appeared in Warner Books’ Excalibur anthology in 1996 and was nominated for a Nebula Award the same year. In addition to a number of children’s books, Goingback was the author of four more horror novels: Shaman Moon, which appeared in The Essential World of Darkness, an omnibus with four other novels published by White Wolf in 1997, followed by Darker Than Night (1999), Evil Whispers (2001), and Breed (2002), all published by Signet.
Goingback currently lives in Florida with his wife and two sons. To browse the list of his titles currently available in print and eBook editions, click here.
These cover scans are from the library of author Christopher Fulbright.