JournalStone Publishing President, Christopher C. Payne has announced that JS has just purchased the acclaimed Horror News & Reviews Website,, from noted author and founder David B. Silva, who will also be joining the JS team as Senior News & Website Editor/Director.

Hellnotes has a fourteen (14) year history and tradition as one of the Horror Genre’s most respected and reliable sources of news and reviews related to the Horror Genre. JS President, Payne, vows that the high quality news and reviews and friendly atmosphere that founder David B. Silva fostered will continue.  JS does hope to expand the site – while maintaining the tradition Hellnotes has fostered over many years. The acquisition of the website will allow for a substantial enhancement of the JS Newsletter in the coming months, which will henceforth be known as ‘JS Hellnotes’ as well as an increased focus on the JS forum.

“We at JournalStone want to thank David B. Silva for trusting us with his legacy and are doubly thrilled to have him join the JS team,” says Payne.

JournalStone Publishing is a small press publishing company, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets.  They publish in multiple book formats and market their authors on a global level. They 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. Their online presence and marketing effort is constantly expanding and recently they began their own forum. The company’s main goal is to publish quality novels that will showcase an author’s work and promote that work utilizing their evolving presence. 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, Chris and his team are still not willing to slow down.  2012 has already seen JournalStone on the front cover of <i>Publishers Weekly</i> magazine in an April issue; with three of its authors highlighted on the inside cover.  Additionally, Joseph Nassise (international bestselling author), Jonathan Maberry (<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author), and Benjamin Kane Ethridge (2010 Bram Stoker Award winner), have been added as JournalStone signed authors, complimenting Brett J. Talley and Anne C. Petty on a shared world anthology titled <i>Limbus</i>, to be released in the fall of 2012.

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