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Chase Novak is the pseudonym of American writer and author Scott Spencer.

He uses the pen name when writing horror and his real name when penning literary fiction and general fiction.

Born in Washington, D.C., Chase received his education at the University of Illinois, Roosevelt University, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin.

He then plied his trade as a journalist, with his work getting published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, GQ, O, and The Oprah Magazine.

A regular contributor to Rolling Stone magazine, Chase has also taught at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, Williams College, Bard College's Bard Prison Initiative, and the University of Virginia.

He currently resides in a tiny town in upstate New York.

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Genre: Horror

Born: 1945

United States

Pseudonym: Chase Novak


  1. Breed (2012)
  2. Brood (2014)

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Alex and Leslie Twisden lead charmed lives-fabulous jobs, a luxurious town house on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a passionate marriage. What they don't have is a child, and as they try one infertility treatment after the next, yearning turns into obsession. 

As a last-ditch attempt to make their dream of parenthood come true, Alex and Leslie travel deep into Slovenia, where they submit to a painful and terrifying procedure that finally gives them what they so fervently desire . . . but with awful consequences.

Ten years later, cosseted and adored but living in a house of secrets, the twins Adam and Alice find themselves locked into their rooms every night, with sounds coming from their parents' bedroom getting progressively louder, more violent, and more disturbing.

Driven to a desperate search for answers, Adam and Alice set out on a quest to learn the true nature of the man and woman who raised them. Their discovery will upend everything they thought they knew about their parents and will reveal a threat so horrible that it must be escaped, at any cost.

Author: Chase Novak
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0316198585
Publisher: Mulholland Books

Thirteen years ago, a radical fertility doctor helped bring Adam and Alice Twisden into the world. The treatment came at a great cost: it turned the twins' parents into barbarous animals and threatens to transform the children, too. As Adam and Alice find themselves on the brink of maturity, they starve themselves in a desperate attempt to stop their bodies from changing. Will they succumb to the same bodily horrors that destroyed their parents?

Their aunt, Cynthia, who has always wanted to be a mother, oversees renovations to the Twisden family's Upper East Side residence-violently torn apart by the children's parents -- and struggles to give her niece and nephew the unconditional love and stable home life they never had. Meanwhile, in the world outside, the forces of good and evil collide as a troop of wild teenagers, growing steadily in number, threatens to invade the calm refuge Cynthia is so determined to construct behind the safety of the Twisdens' walls.

As New York City transforms into a battleground, Adam and Alice will have to decide where their loyalties lie. They are determined to lead normal lives -- and yet their unnatural urges, which grow ever stronger by the day, can only be stifled for so long...

Author: Chase Novak
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1444760934
Publisher: Mulholland Books