Archive for Horror Authors
“On Thursday, July 18, at 8:00 p.m., Stephen will appear on stage at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, in conversation with WNPR radio personality Colin McEnroe. Proceeds from the event benefit the continuing educational and preservation activities of The Mark Twain House & Museum.
Tickets will be open for purchase by members of the museum on Monday, March 18, and to the general public on Thursday, March 21. At that time reservations may be made at www.bushnell.org or 860-987-5900. (Membership is available by calling 860-280-3112, or by going to www.marktwainhouse.org. Members will be given a special on-sale code for ticket purchasing.)
Stephen King fans are being given a special opportunity to purchase tickets before the general on-sale date, beginning Tuesday, March 19th, by using the promotional code CLEMENS.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $75 (additional service fees apply) with a special VIP ticket for $250, which includes a reception with Stephen King and an autographed book.
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SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne and Dark Discoveries Magazine Managing Editor, James Beach, are pleased to announce that, beginning with Issue #23, Dark Discoveries Magazine will be the new home for celebrated author Yvonne Navarro’s new column concerning Women In Horror, titled “Double X Chromosome.”
Yvonne’s first novel, AfterAge, was published in 1993 and was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. In 1995 her second solo novel, deadrush, was published, and it also was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award, this time in the category of Superior Achievement in a novel. Final Impact, her third solo novel, was published in 1997, and won both the Chicago Women In Publishing’s Award for Excellence in Adult Fiction and the “Unreal Worlds” Award for Best Horror Paperback of 1997 from the Rocky Mountain News. Since then she has published several more solo novels, Red Shadows (a follow-up to Final Impact), DeadTimes, and That’s Not My Name, her first suspense novel. That’s Not My Name, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Paleo, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Willow Files, Vol. 2 all won at the Illinois State level of the IWPA 2001 Mate E. Palmer Communications contest (two first place and one second place, respectively), plus she swept all three awards of the Short Story category with “Ascension,” “Divine Justice,” and “Santa Alma.” The Willow Files, Vol. 2 also won the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in the category of Works for Young Readers. Yvonne has also written a number of media tie-in novels, including seven Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels. Her most recent solo novel is the second in the Dark Redemption series, Concrete Savior. The first, Highborn, was published in October 2010 by Pocket/Juno Books. Full info about all her books can be found on the Book Page on her website.
In 1999 Yvonne ground her teeth and, after selling her house to get rid of the mortgage, quit her law firm job of fourteen years to try her hand at writing full time. She was hammering right along until some changes in the publishing world as well as a marriage and move across country made her reassess the financial wisdom of fulltime writerdom. She started a new career as a military contractor on historic Fort Huachuca in southern Arizona. As of 2013, her publication history includes twenty-two novels and one non-fiction book, and she still has those never-ending plans for more. She and her husband, acclaimed author Weston Ochse, share their lives with three Great Danes, Goblin, Ghost, and Ghoulie, as well as a spoiled and over-sociable parakeet named BirdZilla.
Dark Discoveries Magazine, a subsidiary of JournalStone Publishing, is a well-established and popular full-color slick print quarterly magazine, including a digital edition, which is internationally-distributed in the U.K., Germany, Canada and all across the USA, and features some of the best fiction, interviews, reviews and art to be found in the field of dark Fantasy.
JournalStone Publishing is a small press publishing company, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with exposure to thousands of people. Our online presence and marketing effort is constantly expanding and recently we began our own forum. Assisted by a hard-working and distinguished staff of employees, President and Editor-In-Chief Christopher C. Payne has led JS on a rapid and successful journey to recognition and sales within the marketplace, with two books nominated for awards in JournalStone’s first 12 months of operation, and with JournalStone on the front cover of Publishers Weekly magazine in an April, 2012 issue; with three of its authors highlighted on the inside cover.
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For further information –
Contact: Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing
Phone: 415-763-7323. (READ)
Description: When the Second World War summons the newlywed grooms of Lafayette to fight evil across the Atlantic, a malevolent force arrives to seduce their wives into the comfort of darkness. It is in this darkness that transgressions are perpetrated, sins are brought to life, and grave promises are forged on the sizzling uncertainty of wartime. The entire world seems to have plunged into an abyss, leaving the wives lost in an endless black void of their own making. But Armistice day arrives sudden and unexpected, and their brutalized husbands come back to start the families the Nazi’s had postponed. Both the husbands and wives do their best to forget the war time, and when all the couples find themselves expecting children, it seems redemption is finally in their grasp; until the festering lies start to bubble up from the past. Get lost in the paranoid blood bath of horror that ensues.
The book is available in a variety of digital formats here: Afterbirth
Ty Schwamberger’s new novella, Last Night Out (Author’s Preferred Edition), is now available to order from UK publisher, Crowded Quarantine Publications. It also contains the bonus short story, “Bartender, Please.” Below is the description of this 138 page novella.
Gabe, Alan and Erin thought one last night out on the town before their junior year of college came to an end would be fitting. The three friends did the same as always – they went to a bar. Only this time they decided to try someplace new: The Torchlight Inn. They are eager to make it a night to remember.
During their time at the shabby bar they come face to face with seedy bar patrons, a biker gang and one strange-acting bartender named T-Bone. But all is well until Alan and Erin mysteriously disappear and Gabe has to try and find his friends before being forced to pay their bar tab.
Little do any of them know the secret the place holds beneath its cracked floorboards…
Where a whole new kind of horror is waiting for them.
Check it out on Amazon (paperback $10.99, ebook $2.99): Last Night Out
If you’ve never read any of Schwamberger’s work, you can learn more at: Ty Schwamberger
Description: Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake.
Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that’s all changed.
Micah’s estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about “zombie disease.”
Anita makes her living off of zombies — but these aren’t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes…
Where will it stop?
Even Anita Blake doesn’t know.
About the Author: Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.
You can preorder from Amazon here: Affliction
Author Keith Rommel reports that his horror/thriller novel, The Cursed Man, is under production as a motion picture in Los Angeles, California. Rommel co-wrote the screenplay, along with producer/director, James L. Perry.
You can see the movie listing and the all star cast by going here: IMDB
You can watch the auditions tapes by going here: Cursed Man Auditions
Description: Alister Kunkle believes death is in love with him. A simple smile from friend or stranger is all it takes to encourage death to kill.
With his family deceased and a path of destruction behind him, Alister sits inside a mental institution, sworn to silence and separated from the rest of the world, haunted by his inability to escape death’s preferential treatment.
But when a beautiful psychologist arrives at the institution and starts offering him care, Alister braces himself for more killings. When none follow, he tries to figure out whether he truly is insane or if death has finally come to him in the form of a woman.
You can learn more about The Cursed Man and the movie project by going here: Official Author Site
About The Author: Keith Rommel is a native of Long Island, New York and currently lives with his family in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Keith is a retail manager and has enjoyed collecting comic books since he was a child (a hobby inspired by a teacher in grade school to help overcome a reading comprehension disability).
Rommel is the author of two books in the Thanatology series entitled: The Cursed Man, and The Lurking Man and is a Sunbury Press #1 Bestselling author. He has recently been featured on Suspense Magazine Radio Show and has had several writer how-to articles published. He is currently working on the third novel in the series scheduled for a summer 2013 release.