With the Author: Wheeler Antabanez
The Old Asylum and Other Stories by Wheeler Antabanez
The broken windows of the abandoned sanitarium are foreboding and ominous, yet darkly inviting. The inmates have long since departed, but their suffering remains imprinted on the stagnant air of the empty wards. The door at the front of the overgrown madhouse has been ripped from its hinges. It would be easy to cross the threshold, but we hesitate. There is a chill emanating from the gaping entrance. What demons or ghosts lurk in the shadows of the rotting insane asylum? What horrors will befall us if we choose to step inside? Walk beside Wheeler through the maze of the Old Asylum. Follow his echoing footsteps into the darkest corners of the abandoned mental hospital. Long time Weird NJ correspondent Wheeler Antabanez is uniquely qualified to open doors at the Old Asylum that no one even knew existed.
About the Author
Wheeler Antabanez is the author of gasstationthoughts (Barricade Books 2001), which caused a stir when Antabanez was arrested for its contents. Despite the drama surrounding gasstationthoughts Wheeler is best known for his Weird NJ special issue, Nightshade on the Passaic chronicling his canoe explorations of the Passaic River. Currently, Antabanez is on a book tour for his latest work The Old Asylum and Other Stories, which included a reading at the Montclair Art Museum and numerous local libraries. He has a forthcoming novel, Matt and Jess Forever, and is currently finishing work on his non-fiction speedboat-adventure, Wheeler on the Passaic. In addition to writing, Wheeler is renovating a house from the 1800s with his wife, Sara. He has a daughter, Star Magick, of whom he is very proud. Pets include two dogs, three house cats, and a tarantula. A lifelong New Jersey resident, Antabanez lives and works in Montclair.
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