About Me

Rami Ungar knew he wanted to be a writer at age ten, when he realized he loved writing and storytelling more than anything else. As a tween, he fell in love with the works of Anne Rice and Stephen King and, as he was getting too old to sneak up on people and shout “Boo!’ (not that that ever stopped him), he decided to merge his two loves and become a horror writer.

Today, Rami lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio. He’s published three novels (Snake, Rose and The Pure World Comes) and one collection of short stories (The Quiet Game: Five Tales to Chill Your Bones), and his stories have appeared in other publications here and there. His next collection of short stories, Hannah and Other Stories, will be released in 2023.

When he’s not writing your nightmares or coming up with those, he’s enjoying anything from the latest horror novel or movie to anime and manga to ballet, collecting anything that catches his fancy, and giving you the impression he may not be entirely human.

Email: ramiungar@ramiungarthewriter.com

Amazon Author Page





  1. amaya ellman says:

    Hi, I saw a response you made to an article I was reading. It questioned the concept of flaws in characters. Let’s just say, it’s cool to meet someone in wordworld who seems a bit more like me.
    Happy (or unhappy, if that’s what it takes) writing . . .

  2. fivereflections says:

    hello from Maine

  3. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and offering to participate in our Race 2012 blogging project. Please send me your email address so I can send you some info. Mine is: monicastangledweb@gmail.com

  4. Thank you for stopping by my space I am very gratfeul for your interest and your saying ….:)

    I like your blog I will be keep coming back for interesting posts as you do 🙂


  5. Sean Lynch says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for all the input you’ve made at my site, keep up the good work friend.

  6. I heard about your novel “snake”. Judging by the preview on your blog and your influences, I know it is going to be great. I would love a signed copy when you are finished. Please make it out to “Connor and his dear father Harlan Diamond.” For future reference, I do make book reading appearances for a flat rate of one box of dog treats an hour. My agent can provide you with more information. For the use of me as a character, I only ask that I play myself in the movie. I have a minor in theater and I do great impressions of Labradors, Poodles and even Mastiffs. My agent would be more than happy to send you a head shot and a DVD of a couple of my monologues. Keep doing what you love and happy writing . . .


    • Connor, at first I couldn’t tell if I was getting pranked or if I’d gotten the most ingenious piece of spam ever made. I’m glad to see it was neither, and I’m glad you and your father are excited for “Snake”. I hope to have it finished as soon as I can, and if I can I’ll definitely sign a copy for you and your dad.
      As for a movie…well, I’m not so sure. Let’s get the book out first and then we’ll see what comes my way.

  7. Emma McCoy says:

    I nominated you for an award! Check out my blog for the details.

  8. Hi Rami. Thans for stopping by thefirstgates. I know what you mean about scary dolls! You are probably familiar with their, but if not, look in Google images at the photographs of Frederick Sommer and Ralph Eugene Meatyard.

  9. As you may have guessed already, I really like your blog! I therefore nominated you for a Liebster Award:

    Please, don’t feel obliged in any way to accept it, seen as it is coupled with a bit of work, but know that I like your work.

  10. Mou Mya says:

    Hello Rami, I enjoyed reading your blog and wish to be a regular reader of blog. Keep Writing!!!

  11. Sean Lynch says:

    Rami Ungar is a student in Ohio who is the man.

  12. valzart says:

    Hi Rami always a pleasure meeting new creative peeps! :~} Valz ♥

  13. Kate Loveton says:

    I think I’m going to like it here… a writer who wants to scare me! Like that!

  14. I nominated you for a Liebster again. You really don’t have to answer everything if you don’t have time, but it seems I am not reading enough blogs to diversify my nominations haha

  15. thatssojacob says:

    Hey there! I randomly happened across your blog in between my readings for Irish class. I’m also a student, at the University of Wisconsin. I like your writing – hope you can hop over to mine and tell me what you think of mine at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com….thanks!

  16. Hi Rami, I just tagged you in a WordPress tag for writers. Hop over to my blog for details 🙂

  17. Love it! I will definitely be looking forward to your writing. 🙂 I believe in ghosts. 🙂

  18. No, I have not. I would probably freak if I did. 🙂

  19. Osharlequin says:

    Hello there!

    I always feel a little bit embarrassed about doing this but I’m nominating you for the Sunshine Award. I hope you don’t mind. Go to http://worldofharley.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/a-sunny-award/ for information about it!


    The Oldschool Harlequin

  20. vinnieh says:

    Nice blog you’ve got here.

  21. I enjoyed coming to your blog and spending some good time. I can see you are up and running and I want to warmly congratulate you. I also like to encourage you to keep shining for that will brighten the path for many.

  22. Aquileana says:

    Hi there… I nominated you for a Dragons Loyalty Award.

    You can check it out here, if you are interested:


    All my best wishes! Aquileana 😀

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  25. J. says:

    Hi. I’ve been looking for horror novels by Korean authors. I’ve done some google searches and your site keeps turning up, but it’s mainly Korean movies. Can you recommend any Korean horror writing? Thanks.

    • I’m afraid I can’t help you on that. The Korean movies alone were hard enough to find, and I still haven’t found any prose fiction.
      I can recommend some Japanese stuff if you like, though. Some of it is manga, but it’s still pretty scary stuff.

      • J. says:

        Thanks for the reply. Sure, I’m interested in Japanese, too!

      • Alright then.
        For books, Battle Royale by Koushun Takami is high on my list. It technically also counts as thriller and sci-fi, but it’s still pretty terrifying.
        Another recommendation is almost anything by manga artist Junji Ito. He’s great, and his stories and art are guaranteed for nightmares. I wrote a review of his masterpiece Uzumaki last year you can check out.
        And I forget who wrote it, but the novel Ringu is a good choice. It’s the inspiration for the Ringu and Ring movies, so if you can find a copy, check it out.

  26. J. says:

    Yup, I’ve read Ring and Spiral and they were awesome. Battle Royale looks right up my alley; I’m glad I asked. Thanks!

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