Cutter Slagle, not a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is the published author of suspense, horror, and crime fiction works. He began his career writing short stories, many of which have appeared in various print anthologies and online magazines.
In 2015, Cutter self-published three murder mystery eBooks. Currently available on Amazon, this anthology series—A Motive for Murder, Another Motive for Murder, A Final Motive for Murder—explores everyday people in dark, demented worlds, showcasing themes of love, control, jealousy, and power. The majority of these short stories were written while he was still in college. Though proud of these works—every writer has to start somewhere—he does hope readers can see growth in his writing skills (both style and editing) when comparing past and present material. Still, for less than what it costs to get a cup of coffee, you can have fulfilling entertainment right in the palm of your hand!
Cutter’s debut novel, The Next Victim, was released by Doce Blant Publishing, a boutique yet traditional publishing house, in the fall of 2015. This stand-alone thriller had been in progress for quite some time, as Cutter first thought of the plot and began crafting it back in middle school—when he was just 12-years-old. If you happen to stumble upon The Next Victim, now out of print, he asks you to be kind: Every writer has a first book, and this is Cutter’s.
His second novel, ‘Til Death, came out in summer 2016 and was very well received by his mom. This title was also released by Doce Blant Publishing, and like The Next Victim, is currently out of print. Unfortunately, when it came to the editing process for both of these works—particularly TNV—there was a bit of a disconnect with those involved, resulting in errors and typos that should have been corrected before the manuscripts went to print. Cutter apologizes for these mistakes, but he believes the books can still be enjoyed.
Other than fiction, Cutter writes an LGBTQ column for Rage Monthly magazine, which distributes to the San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs areas. His blog can be found here—the homepage of his website. He discusses a variety of lifestyle topics, which should indicate as to why some (himself) call him the “Male Carrie Bradshaw.”
Originally from Ohio, Cutter graduated from Indian Lake High School in 2006, before he furthered his education at The Ohio State University. There, he earned a degree in English and a minor in creative writing. He now lives in Southern California where he is (semi) hard at work on his next psychological suspense novel, Bury What Remains, and searching for representation.
When not pretending to write, he enjoys running, reading, eating Sour Patch Kids, and watching old episodes of Sex and the City. For the latest updates on Cutter and his writing, sign up for his mailing list. Finally, don’t forget to check him out on social media—specifically Instagram—where he often offers questionable advice on Tuesdays, also known as “Tip Tuesday.”