Lucas Astor

Lucas Astor

Lucas Astor is an award-winning author and poet with a penchant for telling stories that delve into the dark side of the human psyche. He likes to explore the evil that exists not just in the world, but right next door, behind a smiling face.

Astor is from New York, has resided in Central America and the Middle East, and traveled throughout Europe. He currently lives outside of Nashville, TN.

Lucas has co-authored several titles with Alexandrea Weis including the ST. BENEDICT SERIES (River of Ashes (book I), River of Wrath (book II), and River of Ghosts, (book III) coming fall 2023) and the MAGNUS BLACKWELL SERIES, as well as penned the lyrics for the Bram Stoker Awards® Nominee, SPEAK NO EVIL by Liana Gardner.

One of his favorite quotes is: “It’s better to be silent than be a fool.” ~Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

River of Ghosts Cover (St. Benedict, Book 3)

St. Benedict Series Awards


Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Gold Medal Winner: Best Horror Novel

Pencraft Awards for Literary Excellence
Two-time Winner Best Book for Fiction: Horror

Los Angeles Book Festival
Honorable Mention: Genre Based
Honorable Mention: Wild Card

Best Thriller Book Awards
Horror Novel of the Year

The Eric Hoffer Award
Grand Prize Short List

The da Vinci Eye

Black Château’s The BookFest Award
Presented by the Horror Writers Association

1st Place: Gothic Fiction
1st Place: Horror—Psychological Fiction
2nd Place: Thriller—Suspense Fiction

The Montaigne Medal

The Eric Hoffer Award
Honorable Mention: Commercial Fiction

Apple's Most Anticipated - River of Ashes

River of Ashes Cover (St. Benedict, Book 1)
River of Wrath Cover (St. Benedict, Book 2)
Speak No Evil Cover
Original Lyrics Written by Lucas Astor

The Multi Award-Winning Death by the River

Death by the River Cover


Death by the River (10/2018)

  • 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Gold Medal Winner: Young Adult Fiction—Horror / Mystery
  • 2019 International Book Awards, Gold Medal Winner: Young Adult Fiction
  • 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition, Finalist
  • 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards, Bronze Medal Winner: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror
  • 2019 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award, Finalist: Young Adult Fiction
  • 2019 Readers' Favorite Awards, Gold Medal Winner: Fiction — Social Issues
  • 2019 New York City Big Book Award, Distinguished Favorite (Silver): New Adult
  • 2019 Kindle Book Awards, Finalist: Mystery / Thriller Top 5
  • 2019 Clue Book Awards, Semifinalist: Suspense and Thriller Fiction
  • 2019 Somerset Book Awards, Semifinalist: Contemporary and Literary Fiction
  • 2018 Best Book Awards, Finalist: Fiction—Young Adult

The Multi Award-Winning Magnus Blackwell Series

Blackwell CoverBound Cover (Blackwell, book 3)

Magnus Blackwell Series AWARDS


Blackwell (1/2017)

  • 2019 New York City Big Book Awards, Gold Medal Winner—Cross Genre
  • 2018 Feathered Quill Book Awards, Gold Medal Winner: Mystery
  • 2018 American Fiction Awards, Gold Medal Winner: Horror — Supernatural/Paranormal
  • 2018 Feathered Quill Book Awards , Silver Medal Winner: Adult Fiction
  • 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist: Series
  • 2019 Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem Awards, Semi-Finalist
  • 2018 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Contest, Quarter-Finalist
  • 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards, Finalist: Suspense
  • 2019 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, Gold Medal Winner: Fiction — Intrigue
  • 2017 Foreword Reviews Indies Book of the Year Awards, Bronze Medal Winner: Horror
  • 2018 Hollywood Book Festival, Honorable Mention: Wild Card
  • 2017 Readers' Favorite Book Awards, Honorable Mention: Fiction — Supernatural
  • 2017 International Book Awards, Finalist

Damned (10/2017)

  • 2019 Chanticleer Somerset Awards, Semi-Finalist: Contemporary and Literary Fiction
  • 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist: Series
  • 2018 Readers' Favorite, Finalist: Fiction — Paranormal
  • 2017 Best Book Awards, Finalist: Horror

Bound (4/2018)

  • 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist: Series

Seize (3/2019)

  • 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist: Series
  • 2019 Readers' Favorite, Bronze Medal Winner: Fiction — Magic

Damned Cover (Blackwell, book 2)Seize Cover (Blackwell, book 4)