My twisted thoughts and visions are not enough for you? You want to know a little bit more about the deranged mind who focuses on the macabre? Well, here you go!
My name is Ira Gansler. My dream is to be a full-time writer. Currently, I have one novel awaiting a publishing home titled The Things in the Darkness. This will be my first novel, although writing fiction has been something I have wanted to do for quite some time. I have written a screenplay, which is being turned into a feature length motion picture by a local independent horror film maker in Dayton, Ohio, and am currently working on a novelization of that screenplay. Once that is complete, I will be running a Kickstarter campaign to help fund an independent release.
I currently am a full-time special education teacher at an alternative school for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. I graduated from Ohio State with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 2003. Following this, I was on active duty in the United States Army where I served as a Calvary Officer. After my honorable discharge from the Army, I went back to school and earned my Masters in Education. I have been teaching for seven years. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children and engrossing myself in all things horror related.
My favorite horror movies are Re-Animator and Dawn of the Dead (1978). I am a huge fan of George Romero, John Carpenter, and Clive Barker. My favorite actors are Robert Englund, Jeffrey Combs, and Bruce Campbell. I attend conventions whenever possible and have met some really cool people over the years. I have read everything published by Stephen King and would consider it a dream come true to meet him one day. I am also a tremendous fan of independent horror (to which I choose to dedicate most of my blog). My favorite independent horror directors are Henrique Couto and Dustin Mills. I am a huge fan of Erin R. Ryan. My favorite indie horror film is either Ballad of Skinless Pete (now called Skinless) or Haunted House on Sorority Row.