Roy C. Booth

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Roy C. Booth (born August 26, 1965) is a United States speculative fiction, fantasy and horror author. He has written many novels and short stories, many of them co-written with others including Theater of the Macabre, The Flesh of Fallen Angels: A Horror Western Novella (part of the Gibson Blount series co-written with R. Thomas Riley) and Sherlock Holmes And the Case of the Man-Made Vacuum (co-written with Nicholas Johnson). Booth has a credit on IMDb for The Day Lufberry Won It All. Booth is also a poet, comedian, journalist, essayist, game designer, screenwriter, and internationally awarded playwright. He has 57 published plays (including The Force and Jedi Loathing Outside Las Vegas) published, and 800+ known productions worldwide in 29 countries. He is married to published playwright Cynthia Booth, and is owner/manager of Roy’s Comics & Games of Bemidji, MN.

The author has often appeared in various Cons around the country including Diversicon21 and more recently CoreCon 2014.  He has released a fantasy anthology A Forest of Dreams through Indie Authors Press and is co-editing a cyberpunk/sci-fi anthology Altered States with Jorge Salgado-Reyes through the same publisher.


Born in 1965 to his parents in Bemidji, Minnesota, Booth became involved in regional theater with his wife, Cynthia Booth. From the age of six, Booth became aware that he wanted to be a writer. He had difficulty reading until he realised that he read in blocks, not line-by-line as most people do, after picking up a comic. A 1983 graduate of Pillager High School and a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee, Booth has college degrees from Central Lakes College (MN in Associate Arts) and Bemidji State University (BA in English/Speech-Theater and an MA in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis). On June 21, 2014, Central Lakes College honored 75 outstanding alumni at its special recognition event for its 75th anniversary including Booth. Central Lakes College stated, “This honorary award was established to recognize alumni who are noteworthy for their significant professional achievements and/or exemplary leadership in community activities.” He has has an extensive theater background having worked on over 200 professional and amateur productions as an actor, director, stage manager, scenic designer, make-up/FX designer, and fight choreographer.

In March 2012, Booth was interviewed by Lakeland Public Television on his views on comics and his novels. Booth considers writing to be a craft, albeit sometimes an invisible one. He has often revised theater and motion picture scripts written by others.



    • A Forest of Dreams (Indie Authors Press) ISBN 978-0957113077
    • Arriana Dewchaser and the Troll, The Dormancy of Harren (w/. Brian Woods, Harren Press)
    • Arild’s Request, The Talking Stick, Vol. 13, Escape to the Woods (Jackpine Writers’ Bloc)
    • Blood Red Tinted Lipstick Moisturizer Stain, Blood & Roses (w/. Nicholas Johnson, Scarlett River Press)
    • Blood Red Tinted Lipstick Moisturizer Stain, Blood & Roses (w/. Nicholas Johnson, Harren Press)
    • Biomorph, The Westbank Journal
    • Calling Kuloskap (Bemidi Pioneer)
    • Calling Kuloskap, The Talking Stick, Vol. 9 (Jackpine Writers Bloc)
    • Calling Kuloskap,” New Realm, Vol. 1, No. 07 (eFiction Publishing)
    • Car Wrecks” Dark Futures Magazine (w/. Nicholas Johnson, Dark Futures)
    • Chooser of the Unslain, Death Awaits (w/. Cynthia Booth, Harren Press)
    • Craft Time at the Watering Station, MN, Library, Autumn Burning (w/. Axel Kohagen, J. Ashton Ellington Press)
    • Curso and the All Hallow’s Eve Scareathon,” Autumn Burning (w/. Brian Woods, J. Ellington Ashton Press)
    • Curso and the Great Green Kettle Pie Recipe Caper,” Tales of Fortannis: A Bard’s Eye View (w/. Brian Woods, Double Dragon Press)
    • Curso and the Lady Equestrian, Scarlett Whispers (w/. Brian Woods, Scarlett River Press)
    • Curso and the Passing Tree, Tales of Fortannis III: A Bard’s Day Night (w/. Brian Woods, Double Dragon, TBR)
    • Curso and the Perilous Purple Pixie Adventure,” Tales of Fortannis II: A Bard In Hand (w/. Brian Woods, Double Dragon Press)
    • Extremum, Apexology (w/. R. Thomas Riley, Apex)
    • Extremum,” Altered States (w/. R. Thomas Riley. Indie Authors Press)
    • Food Chains, Shroud Magazine, Fall 2014 (w/. Axel Kohagen, Shroud Publications)
    • General George Washington in the 24th Century,” Dark Futures Annual 1 (w/. Nicholas Johnson, Dark Futures)
    • Here, Happiness, Blood & Roses (w/. R. Thomas Riley, Scarlett River Press)
    • Here, Happiness, Blood & Roses (w/. R. Thomas Riley, Harren Press)
    • Holiday Gift, Twas the Night Before (Fiction Writers)
    • Jacob’s Business,” Twas the Night Before… (Fiction Writers)
    • Just Another Ex,” Fresh Fear: Contemporary Horror (w/. Axel Kohagen, James Ward Kirk Publishing)
    • Last Stop,” Temporary Skeletons, (w/. Axel Kohagen, Chupra Copra House)
    • Let Sirius Into Fire Melt, Heroes & Villains (w/. R. Thomas Riley, Fiction Writers)
    • Mortal Applications, Rigorous Mortis (w/. Brian Woods, Scarlett River Press)
    • The Most Wonderful Undead Time of the Year, Death Awaits (w/. Axel Kohagen, Harren Press)
    • Mudwife, A Forest of Dreams (w/. Axel Kohagen, Indie Authors Press)
    • The Redness at the Edge of the Sore, Rejected (w/. Axel Kohagen, Harren Press)
    • The Rise and Fall of Jeramie, The Dormancy of Harren (w/. Brian Woods, Harren Press)
    • Sabine Baring-Gould and the Werewolf, Necrotic Tissue #9 (cover story, Stygian Publications)
    • Sabine Baring-Gould and the Werewolf, Northern Lights: 20 MinnSpec Tales (MinnSpec/Sam’s Dot)
    • Screamin’ Siren, Growing Concerns (w/. Axel Kohagen, Chupa Cabra House Publishing)
    • Shards of the Broken, Darker Than Noir (w/. R. Thomas Riley, Grand Mal Press)
    • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Dethograph, Gears, Gadgets, and Steam (w/. Nicholas Johnson, Harren Press)
    • The Shoggoth and the End of the World, Death Awaits (w/. R Thomas Riley, Harren Press)
    • Trespassers, Sky-Tinted Waters (w/. Cynthia Booth, MinnSpec/Sam’s Dot)
    • Trespassers, A Forest of Dreams (w/. Cynthia Booth, Indie Authors Press)
    • Zen in Togo, Celebrating Mother: Fond Memories & Fictional Muses (Fiction Writers Group)

Audio Books

    • The Flesh of Fallen Angels (w/. R. Thomas Riley, Audible)


    • Altered States (co-editor, Indie Authors Press)
    • Cloud Caller (w/. Brian Woods, Harren Press)
    • Dandelion (w/. Geoffrey Greer, Knuckledown Press)
    • Diaphanous (w/. R. Thomas Riley, MinnKota Publications)
    • A Forest of Dreams (editor, Indie Authors Press)
    • The Flesh of Fallen Angels, (w/. R. Thomas Riley, Grand Mal Press)
    • Grand Mal Press Sampler (The Flesh of Fallen Angels, Grand Mal Press)
    • Jim O’Rear’s Mortuary of Madness (w/. R. Thomas Riley, Permuted Press, set to be released October 28)
    • Kilter (w/. R. Thomas Riley, MinnKota Publications)
    • Mortuary of Madness (w/. R. Thomas Riley, MinnKota Publications)
    • The One: Children of Destiny (w/. P.A. Copeland, J. Ellington Ashton Press)
    • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Man-Made Vacuum (w/. Nicholas Johnson, Harren Press)
    • Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2014 (co-editor, Indie Authors Press)
    • Tales of Suruale: Cythe (w/. Brian Woods, ACA Books)
    • Tales of Suruale: Davi (w/. Brian woods, ACA Books)
    • A Werecat’s Journal: First Life (w/. Brian Woods, J. Ellington Ashton Press)

Film Script Books

    • The Day Lufberry Won It All Script Book (w/. John F. Mollard and R. Thomas Riley, MinnKota Publications)


    • Abuelito Jim esta muerto (w/. Michael Paslawski, Heuer Publications/Broadway Publishing)
    • The Bastard Duelist (Silverhawke, LLC)
    • Beanie and the Bamboozling Adventure Machine (w/. Bob May, Samuel French)
    • Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine (w/. Bob May & Cris Tibbetts, Samuel French)
    • Beanie and the Bamboozling Horror Machine (w/. Bob May, Samuel French)
    • Cafe a la Ionesco (Original Works Publishing)
    • Captain Future vs. the Game Show (ARAN Press)
    • The Coat (International Readers Theatre)
    • The Coldest Time of the Year (International Readers Theatre)
    • The Confession (Aran Press)
    • Dante’s Infernal Nursing Home, Tales of the Unanticipated #31
    • A Dozen Raw Eggs at the Airport (Heuer Publications)
    • The Force and Jedi Loathing Outside of Las Vegas (Heuer Publications)
    • The Glover’s Mange Cure Caper (w/. Louise Bottrell, Heuer Publications)
    • Grandpa Jim Is Dead (w/. Michael Paslawski, Heuer Publications)
    • Hello, Crisis Center Hotline? (Aran Press)
    • How to Make a Brain Souffle (w/. Justin Pilon, Original Works Publishing)
    • Marriage… After Death (w/. Abbey Ferrier, Heuer Publications)
    • Pairing Energy (w/. Mitch Berntson, Original Works Publishing)
    • Prince Hedgehog (w/. Cynthia Booth, Have Scripts)
    • Ratopolis (International Readers Theatre)
    • The Reluctant Duelist (w/. Russ Krook III, International Readers Theatre)
    • The Rocking-Horse Winner (adaptation, Heuer Publications)
    • Rodrigo Gets the Postmodern Blues (Heuer Publications)
    • Rotzko, READ Herrings Journal
    • Shita-Kiri-Suzume (International Readers Theatre)
    • Shita-Kiri-Suzume (Heuer Publications)
    • The Unmasking of Sherlock Holmes (Heuer Publications)
    • Snipe’s Hunt (w/. Russ Krook III, Silverhawke, LLC)
    • Terminal: The Play (w/. Brian Keene, Bloodletting Press)
    • Terminal: The Play, Hand Lettered Edition (w/. Brian Keene, Bloodletting Press)
    • Theatre of the Macabre (play collection, Skullvines Press)
    • Three Zombies and a Demon (play collection, Stygian Publications)
    • Two Wives and a Dead Guy (w/. Cynthia Booth, Samuel French)
    • Vafthrudnismal and Other Norse Tales (play collection, International Readers Theatre)
    • Vicious Circle (International Readers Theatre)
    • The Wolf of Chungshan (International Readers Theatre)


    • Deconstruction, (Calamaties Press)
    • The Intangible Discourse, The Talking Stick, Vol. 16, Finding the Words (Jackpine Writers’ Bloc)
    • Lurker Below in Darkness, G-Fan #86
    • The Mausoleum, The Talking Stick, Vol. 15, Choices (Jackpine Writers Bloc)
    • My Life as a Loon, The Talking Stick, Vol. 12, Reflections (Jackpine Writers Bloc)
    • Terminal: The Play World Premiere Commemorative Poetry Chapbook (Co-editor, RCB Productions)

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