31 Days of Halloween… with JOSH MALERMAN

October 4, 2016 The Librarian 1

Josh Malerman broke onto the horror fiction scene in 2014 with Bird Box – one of those name-making first novels that anyone who complains that there’s nothing original left in the horror genre should definitely check out. When he’s not writing fiction – his second novel Black Mad Wheel is due out next year – he fronts the rock band The High Strung. I first interviewed Malerman when he was doing the press tour for [READ MORE]

Coming Soon: SHADOW CASTING: THE BEST OF PAUL KANE

October 4, 2016 The Librarian 0

This morning, Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST Publications) owner Paul Fry announced the upcoming collection Shadow Casting: The Best of Paul Kane. According the official press release, the collection will gather “some of Paul Kane’s very best fiction and celebrates his twenty years as a professional writer.” The book will feature an introduction by Muriel Gray (Furnace, The Ancient) and cover art (pictured left) by award-winning artist Vincent Chong. Shadow Casting will be released in three editions: [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with JANET JOYCE HOLDEN

October 3, 2016 The Librarian 0

For the last two days, the boys have been having all the fun, talking about what literary tales of terror have had them shivering, shaking and quaking. So for today’s installment of 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN we’re changing it up and picking the brain of Janet Joyce Holden, author of the vampire series Origins of Blood (Crossroads Press), novels Carousel and its sequel The Only Red Is Blood (Omnium Gatherum), and a number of short stories [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with JOHN PALISANO

October 2, 2016 The Librarian 0

The second victim… um… no, that’s not right… I mean… volunteer for this month’s “31 Days of Halloween/Scary Stories” launch event is Stoker Award-winning author John Palisano, whose short stories have appeared in anthologies from PS Publishing, Terror Tales, Lovecraft eZine, Horror Library, Bizarro Pulp, Written Backwards, Dark Continents, Darkscribe, DarkFuse, Dark House, and many more. His novels Dust of the Dead and Ghost Heart are available from Samhain; Nerves is out from Bad Moon; and Starlight Drive: [READ MORE]

31 Days of Halloween… with NICHOLAS KAUFMANN

October 1, 2016 The Librarian 1

Wow. Here we are. Launch day. The online incarnation of Library of the Damned is born. Thank you for joining us. I hope we can turn this place into something really cool and valuable to you, the readers and the genre community. I’ll talk more in a future post about why I decided to throw myself into this project and why now, but for the next few days, let’s focus on the books and the [READ MORE]

Free Frights: Norman Prentiss’ IN THE BEST STORIES…

October 1, 2016 The Librarian 0

Have you always wanted to sample the work of Stoker Award-winning author Norman Prentiss, but never got around to it? Well, no time is better than the present, especially since Prentiss is currently giving away his four-story collection, In the Best Stories… and Other Uneasy Horrors, for FREE. That’s right, all you need to do to get a copy into your hot little hands is visit his page at instafreebie.com, sign up for his author newsletter [READ MORE]

Funding Fear: THE SADIST’S BIBLE Kickstarts illustrated print edition

October 1, 2016 The Librarian 0

The Sadist’s Bible, Nicole Cushing’s follow-up to her Bram Stoker Award-winning first novel Mr. Suicide, is seeking an illustrated print edition and some generous lovers of extreme horror literature to help fund it. The Kickstarter campaign, which launched nine days ago, has already raised $1000 of its $3000 goal. The final product, should it achieve funding, will be a 140-page book with full-colour glossy cover and interior illustrations by Patrick McEvoy. The campaign also promises [READ MORE]

Nicholas Kaufmann’s IN THE SHADOW OF THE AXE out now!

September 26, 2016 The Librarian 1

Hot on the heels of the cover reveal, the ebook of In the Shadow of the Axe has been released, courtesy of Crossroad Press. Its Amazon blurb reveals the following about the story: The year is 1847, and Kasch Möllhausen has returned to the small German mountain village of Helmburg in disgrace. Kicked out of the Swiss boarding school where he was unforgivably abandoned by his father, Luther Möllhausen, his humiliating homecoming is further complicated by [READ MORE]

Nathan Carson’s STARR CREEK available at Witch Mountain shows

September 23, 2016 The Librarian 0

Nathan Carson, drummer of the Portland-based band Witch Mountain, has been making some serious in-roads in the world of horror fiction of late, with stories appearing in anthologies such as the upcoming Eternal Frankenstein anthology (from Word Horde). On November 15, his first full-length novel, Starr Creek, will debut from Lazy Fascist Press (with cover art by David Coyne and design by Matthew Revert). Starr Creek is “set in 1986 rural Oregon” and “features Heavy Metal teens, [READ MORE]

Classic NEIL GAIMAN novels reissued with pulp covers

September 23, 2016 The Librarian 0

Neil Gaiman has revealed the three pulp-fiction-inspired covers that will grace the upcoming mass-market paperback reissues of Stardust, Anansi Boys and Neverwhere (in an “Author’s Preferred Text” edition, which includes the Neverwhere short story “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back”). All three illustrations were done by 90-year-old artist Robert McGinnis. Of the Neverwhere cover, Gaiman wrote: “I loved his initial sketch, but I asked Robert McGinnis to add the rats when he painted it. [READ MORE]

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