Miss Massacre's Guide to Murder and Vengeance
They stole her family. They destroyed her body. They left her for dead. Their mistake. If memory serves,
Mrs. Robinson had a happy life with her husband and daughter. Memory is a tricky thing, and hers has
been forever altered by a series of traumatic events that left her family dead and her body broken. She
survives on a diet of painkillers and hatred, determined to have her revenge. She has a list of names,
plenty of ammunition, and a secret admirer. What else does a girl need? Each kill gets her one step closer
to her goal and inches from the brink of sanity, racing to finish her list before she goes crazy. The problem,
of course, is that she’s already there...
It's been rough lately for the Lord of Darkness, with ex-girlfriend drama rearing its head at inconvenient moments,
ancient gods returning to take over the universe, and Satan's own unstoppable laziness. But whatever.
Satan is okay, and he thinks you're okay, too. This whole eternal damnation thing is all a bit of a misunderstanding.
He runs Hell as a resort, kind of. A vacation spot. The point is, he's not a bad guy. He's trying to save Heaven and
all of creation, and he only has a dimwitted giant, a surly waitress, and a monkey to help him. So, a thank you might
be nice. Maybe buy him a cup of coffee next time you see him. And you will see him.
It's the Apocalypse, and all that.
WORTH THE HAVING
99 cents on Kindle! This short story has been reprinted in Gothic Fantasy: Chilling Horror Stories, Halloween Tales,
and HeavyMetal.com. It's spooky and gross!
A young boy is forced to make a deal with a demon on Halloween Eve. The demon grants him one wish every year
in return for a piece of his body. The boy spends the rest of his life torn between getting his every desire and trying
to break free of the demon's curse.
18 Wheels of Horror
This amazing collection contains my story THE IRON BULLDOGGE. Rook is a trucker who deals exclusively in
artifacts of mythical and demonic nature. While taking a break at a rest stop, a young man approaches him,
interested in dealing an item that's been around since biblical times. He comes face-to-face with a creature
that's been out to settle a grudge with him for over 2,000 years...
18 WHEELS OF HORROR:
Psychotic killers, devious ghosts, alien monsters, howling storms, undead creatures, and other dark forces haunt
the highways and the truckers who drive them in these 18 chilling tales!
A ghostly voice on a trucker’s CB radio knows more about his life than it should… Two drivers find their cargo gives
them inhuman appetites… A boy in a truck stop encounters a supernatural force that threatens to destroy the world…
The hypnotic singing lulling a driver to sleep might not be coming from the tires… A fender-bender between a big rig
and a four wheeler is not as accidental as it seems… The sinister cargo lurking in a rock and roll band’s fleet of trucks
is unleashed at their final show...
Hit the road with this anthology of trucking horror fiction!
Contains the 2016 Bram Stoker Award winning short story "Happy Joe's Rest Stop" by John Palisano.
This collection contains my story ALMOST HEAVEN. A bus driver leads a senior citizen's tour back home through
the misty mountains. When the bus breaks down, they're approached by a horde of shambling figures who seem
helpful. Help always comes with a price...
Almost Heaven…or is it?
The mountain's enduring beauty holds something dark. Something dreadful. Something hungry for our flesh, our
brains. Something dead yet not quite dead, driven by magic as old as the coal seams and the hills.
Come see the dark side of the mountains where the undead walk. Appalachia stands against an ever-hungry,
never-tiring army created by the region's own mysteries and lore. Appalachian Undead collects intriguing zombie
tales by some of the best names in horror, including John Skipp, Jonathan Maberry, Gary A. Braunbeck, Tim Lebbon,
Elizabeth Massie, Lucy Snyder, Bev Vincent, Tim Waggoner and many more. Table of Contents
When Granny Comes Marchin’ Home Again— Elizabeth Massie
Calling Death—Jonathan Maberry
Hide and Seek—Tim Waggoner
Twilight of the Zombie Game Preserve…—S. Clayton Rhodes
Being in Shadow—Maurice Broaddus
Sitting up with the Dead—Bev Vincent
The Girl and the Guardian—Simon McCaffery
Repent, Jessie Shimmer!—Lucy Snyder
Almost Heaven—Michael Paul Gonzalez
On Stagger—G. Cameron Fuller
We Take Care of Our Own—John Everson
Company’s Coming—Ronald Kelly
Black Friday—Karin Fuller
Miranda Jo’s Girl—Steve Rasnic Tem
Times Is Tough in Musky Holler—John Skipp & Dori Miller
Long Days to Come—K. Allen Wood
Hell's Hollow—Michael West
Brother Hollis Gives His Final Sermon from a Rickety Make-Shift Pulpit in the Remains of a Smokehouse that now Serves
as His Church—Gary A. Braunbeck
Preface by editor Eugene Johnson
Introduction by S.G. Browne (author of Breathers: A Zombie's Lament)
Special Afterword by Fangoria Magazine editor Rebekah McKendry
The Booked. Anthology
My short story ONE SHOT. In the future, the government has built a machine that can perfectly predict the method
of someone's death. Knowing your fate becomes mandatory. Trying to avoid it is futile. Raging against it is illegal.
When one man falls in love with a woman on the brink of death, a chain of events begins that may unfurl the very
fabric of society...
Booked. is an award-winning literary podcast. To celebrate reaching the 100 episode milestone, we compiled an
anthology of stories written by authors we'd had on the podcast. This excellent collection is the result.
From the book:
Booked. They've traveled the country tirelessly for two years, with stops in Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, Milwaukee,
L.A., North Korea, The Dark Side of the Moon, and damn near every Waffle House along the way, all in order to bring
you, the listener, over 150 episodes, over 75 authors. They've won awards, covered scoops, scandals, archived hours
of authors acting badly. They've broken a few hearts on this journey - their voices can be like Russian Roulette in the
headphones of the unsuspecting - but now they've called in their markers to leave their own stain on the literary
landscape. And you're holding it in your hands, or your hook, which would probably tear the hell out of lesser books.
But not this one. All original stories, multiple genres, never been seen, never been read. It's their way of giving back.
Although these authors probably consider it more like theft. The Booked. Anthology. There's a period in the middle
because it's that serious to say it out loud.
Includes WORTH THE HAVING
These terrifying tales crafted by the members of the Horror Writers Association Los Angeles chapter will curdle
your blood and haunt your dreams. This collection of stories is perfect for reading at Halloween gatherings or
anytime you need a good scare.
Winter Horror Days
Includes CHOKING HAZARD.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for everyone but Santa’s elves, who’ve had a sackful of his tyrannical ways.
They’ve launched a rebellion, and Santa has returned home from his yearly Christmas run to find the house a
bloody shambles and his name racing around the world as the lead suspect in the greatest terrorist act of all time…
As you sit warm and cozy in your chair by the fire, comforted by the pretty lights and decorations of your holy nights,
a chill runs up your spine. Part of you knows that the things that creep in the night and stalk your souls take no
holiday. Indeed, as the members of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Horror Writer's Association are here to remind
you with twenty dark tales and four eerie poems, at this time of the year, many terrors lie just beneath the tinsel.
They bring a special kind of fear that can only be found in The Winter Horror Days.
Gothic Fantasy: Chilling Horror Stories
Includes WORTH THE HAVING
A deluxe edition of original and classic short stories, packed with monsters, vampires and a host of weird creatures.
Tales of shadows and voices in the dark from the likes of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker,
Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Hope Hodgson are cast with previously unpublished stories by some of the best
writers of horror today. A dazzling collection of the most gripping tales of horror, vividly told.
Year's Best Hardcore Horror
Includes WORTH THE HAVING
"Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, the 19 stories in this new best-of annual anthology feature episodes
of graphic gore and violence—including torture, dismemberment, self-mutilation, and home abortion—that are
designed to push buttons as well as boundaries...strictly for hardcore horror fans."—Publishers Weekly
Editors Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax put the call out to horror writers and editors of extreme stories, the
hardcore stuff that breaks boundaries and trashes taboos, the transgressive tales you can't "unread" (as Chuck
Palahniuk says). We staked out our territory and nailed this to the wall to guide us:
YEAR'S BEST HARDEST HORROR Not your mama's best-of horror annual. This stuff comes from the edge of the
abyss, stories you read at your own risk because you feel the abyss looking right back into you through the
tainted lens of each twisted tale.
A powerful collection of short stories
Twin sisters, discovered dead in a house. No known relatives.
No foul play.
Who are they?
Who were they?
Inspired by a true story, Cipher Sisters focuses on the lives of twin sisters Lucy and Darcy, piecing together their
lives from family stories, legends, and pure conjecture. We can only learn about them from stories of people who
met them in passing, knew them well, crossed them, loved them.
This is a collection of tales about two lives in abstract, filled with love, dedication, anger, hatred, fighting, success,
failure, and perseverance.
In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1,000 Words
Los Angeles is whatever you want it to be, and nothing like you think. I gave these photos to a group of authors and
asked them for precisely 1,000 words about what they saw. They didn't disappoint. Dreams, drugs, drama. Fame,
famine, and fading glory. Few of the authors in this book have stepped foot in L.A., yet the soul of this city is so
invasive and pervasive that the collection embodies everything that makes up this sprawling metropolitan mess.
There’s everyday life in Los Angeles, from the shiny dreams of the Hills to the hard realities of life in the Valley and
out to the Inland Empire, and even more stories that are purely the stuff of dreams and fantasies, the kinds of
worlds that exist only behind giant creaking doors on backlots scattered throughout the Southland. Whether you
live here or just want to visit for a few moments, you’re in for one hell of a ride.