Out now, my story ‘The Whispering Tree’ appears in Croosroads in the Dark II: Urban Legends, a new horror anthology by Burning Willow Press. The release also features work by C.C. Adams, David Owain Hughes, Alice J. Black and many other great horror writers.
“32 tales…32 storytellers with a twisted mind to entice you. When you were younger, the stories told around the campfire were the best you had ever heard. The bedtime stories our elders would tell us were the ones that put us to sleep but the campfire was where you got the chills to stay up because of every sound the woods made at night. It is hard to believe in a world where things do not get creepier at night or the world does not come more to life at dusk. Where the world gets just a little unhinged in the dark. Urban Legends is a collection with some of today’s up and coming authors in the indie world. Giving you their takes on the tales they grew up with…legends of mystery, of the macabre, of horror, designed to make the hairs on your neck stand alert and your skin crawl. You know some of the stories but do you know the twisted minds of the author telling the tale? Make sure you keep the lights on…things get harder to wrap your thoughts around at the Crossroads in the Dark.”
There’s still a few days left to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign for Hybrid Moments: A literary Tribute to the Misfits, ‘a collection of short stories inspired by the songs of the greatest horror punk band of all time’. By participating you can snag yourself limited edition copies of the book, due out in October, and a wide range of other goodies besides. Published by WeirdPunk Books Hybrid Moments follows their 2015 release Blood for You: A Literary Tribute to GG Allin.
Hope other people out there are looking forward to this release as much as I am. Danzig era Misfits are one my all time favourite bands, so I’m extremely proud to be apart of this book and delighted that its release will coincide with the Misfits reunion. And isn’t that an awesome cover!
“The dead of night, on a desert highway, Sarah McCall is on the road to freedom, escaping a life of government sponsored torture. If she drives non stop untill morning she’ll be free, but will an encounter with a biker reveal to her that no matter where she runs to pain will follow.
The Loneliest Road is the first story in Blood Lines, a macabre collection of short horror stories in the tradition of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood and Stephen King’s seminal Night Shift. These tales of terror feature voodoo, necromancy, ghosts, prurient demons and a bizarre crop of psychomaniacs.”
My story ‘Scars’ is one of thirteen new stories featured in this month’s edition of Devolution Z: The Horror Magazine.
“13 original short stories and poems from talented authors of horror from around the world. Published monthly.
Werewolves will be leading the charge in this month’s issue, followed by a cacophony of moans from spirits, demons, ghosts and the undead. Read on, if you dare!”
My story ‘The Philanthropist’ can now be found in It’s My Party . . . And I’ll Die If I Want To, a new anthology from Horrified Press.
“It’s My Party … And I’ll Die If I Want To is an anthology of party themed horror stories. When sweet sixteens turn sour and dream presents turn into nightmares, you may not live to regret missing this collection of stories that are guranteed to frighten and entertain in equal measure.”
Black Bed Sheet Books have just released a new anthology of road based horror tales called Bumps in the Road. Edited and compiled by the brilliant Chad lutzke, check out his book Death Dealers, the anthology includes my story ‘No Good Deed’. It is available in Kindle and paperback editions. US/UK
“Roads have been around for centuries, allowing mankind a convenient path to arrive at their destination—be it a lengthy vacation getaway with family or merely to their own inviting home after an exhausting day at work. These roadway treks can bring with them a lifetime of memories. But not all memories are good. And some things are best left forgotten. Join our storytellers as they share the morbid, woeful, and disturbing outcomes of an otherwise normal commute, as we watch each of these unfortunate souls fall victim to their own little bumps in the road. A unique horror anthology.”
Oddisms, a new anthology from FTB Press is now on sale. It features my short story ‘Broadcast Emotion’.
“ODDisms is an attempt to find meaning in an undefined word. The stories are of strange beliefs and practices which take the characters into oddball situations. Everyone has their quirks, what happens when the quirks become your philosophy or belief systems? Let’s find out. Some of the ODDisms include Escapeism, Thirdism, Uberism, Chimerism, Refitism, Gethinism, Ambi-Americanism, Hackism, and Tuneism. These are just a few of the –isms that attempt to define ODDism.
The international cast of authors includes Matthew Hall, Anne Wilson, Catherine A MacKenzie, Matthew Harrison, Glen Damien Campbell, Mary Steer, Paul Rhodes, Diane Arrelle, Essel Pratt, Edward Ahern, Lance Hyden, Charly Douglas, Sarah Doebereiner, Tracey Chapman, J.J. Steinfeld, DJ Tyrer, Karen Robiscoe, Veronica Smith, Matt McGee, Samuel Kim, Matthew Aufiero, Mary Steer, David Perlmutter, Ed Cooke, and Katherine Park.”