Nosleep Authors and Their Published Books
Nosleep authors are some of the most creative writers currently writing fiction on the internet. Nosleep is a horror writing subreddit on the popular Reddit.com--a site affectionately known as the front page of the internet. The community has grown from obscurity to become the largest horror platform on the internet. At the time of this writing (October, 2016) there are over 8 million users subscribed to the subreddit. Over 7.5 million of those users have joined in the last three years. And it was just a little over 4 million in January of this year (2016).
I first started becoming involved with Nosleep back in 2013. I mostly perused and by 2014 I had made an account and began posting stories. The experience was intoxicating, and I learned a lot from posting my stories there. At the time, the sub was only 200,000 strong, but it has since become a juggernaut. I often frequent the sister sub, NosleepOOC, where the stories of Nosleep are discussed and the Nosleep authors can chat with the readers and fans alike.
"The rules are simple. Everything is true. Even if it isn't."
The main sub is where the action is, though. The rules are simple. Everything is true. Even if it's not. Every user who posts a story has to do so in such a way that it could be perceived as a true story. Every comment must also treat the story as true. What results is an incredibly immersive horror experience that has caught on like wildfire.
Stories on Nosleep have spread to news venues, where the truth behind the story was not initially known. Other stories have been published on Amazon to great acclaim. Penpal by Dathan Auerbach was so successful that the story was collected into a book and currently has hundreds of five star reviews--even making it onto top horror book lists. Some stories have even been optioned for films by writers like the very popular Michael Kemp. Nosleep has become so popular that a successful Podcast (The Nosleep Podcast) has launched and is currently on the Top 100 list in Podcast popularity.
Many of the writers of Nosleep have gone on to publish books. Some Nosleep authors have even published outside of the horror genre, like Edward O'Tool. One of my buddies, Mikey, recently published his own collection of poetry and songs called Typos Included. You should really check it out. All proceeds for that book are going to a good cause.
Below are all of the Nosleep authors with published books that I am currently aware of. I own many of these, myself, as I believe in supporting my fellow authors and writing peers. I would like to encourage you to do the same. If you're a fan of my stuff, you'll definitely enjoy these. If you want some more specific recommendations, feel free to message me on social media or from the contact page and we can chat.