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W. H. Pugmire

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Pugmire signing books at the World Horror Convention on March 28, 2008

Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire (May 3, 1951 – March 26, 2019) was an American horror fiction writer. He was born in Seattle, Washington.[1] His works typically are published as W. H. Pugmire. His works were inspired by Lovecraftian lore.[2]

Pugmire produced a steady stream of book collections beginning in 1997. His stories have also been published in magazines and anthologies such as The Year's Best Horror Stories,[3] Weird Tales, The Children of Cthulhu, The Book of Cthulhu, and many more.

Pugmire died in Seattle from complications of a heart attack on March 26, 2019 at the age of 67.[4]


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  1. Bartley, Nancy (Oct 30, 1988). "Ghost Writers -- Seattle's Horror-Fiction Authors Find Our Region's Gloomy Days Nourish Their Creative Spirits". Seattle Times. p. K1.
  2. Kelly Link; Gavin Grant (1 August 2004). The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection. Macmillan. pp. 98–. ISBN 978-1-4299-4562-2. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  3. Entry for PUGMIRE, WILLIAM “WILUM” H. (1951- ), The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998, accessed Feb. 5, 2013.
  4. "W.H. Pugmire (1951-2019)". Locus Online. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.