Darrell Ingrum is a novelist, poet, book reviewer, literary analyst, and critic. A voracious reader of diverse literary voices and genres even from a young age, his novels Jim vs. The Devil and Terrible Tom vs. Hell’s Coliseum are maelstroms of genre influences, head-spinning prose, religious intrigue, laughs, and adventure careening readers toward the end of the world. Readers will never picture the coming Apocalypse in the same way!
Darrell’s southern gothic style is tempered in the “hell-fire” of a thousand Baptist sermons, and just like his small Kentucky hometown and youth stomping-grounds, features the influence of extreme contrasts: Heaven and Hell; city ways and country ways; kind, big-hearted folks living by home-spun wisdom and morals beside really bad ones ruled by their home-spun ignorance; the considerable benevolence and beauty of nature coexisting with its formidable threat.
Although Darrell thinks and reads too much, he still seems to manage (for the most part!), along with his wife, raising five kids and a small cadre of chickens, rabbits, and dogs in Utah where they settled after 20 years in the Air Force. Professors, friends, and MFA classmates have called his literary essays and novels-in-work brilliant.