Friday, October 20, 2017


And because it's the right time of year, a reminder that THIS IS HALLOWEEN is now available both in trade paperback and as a kindle edition. The Kindle edition is only $2.99!

Wicked Haunted

So the New England Horror Writers have a new anthology coming out called WICKED HAUNTED. Last year it was WICKED WITCHES and this year, instead of focusing on witches we're going with ghosts. Of COURSE I wanted to be in the anthology because I love ghost stories!

Well, it's out today.

You can order it HERE!

Ghost stories, from local myths to full blown horror shows, have been spun around campfires since the dawn of man, passed from generation to generation for edification or simply to frighten and thrill. They lead us along dark side roads, into murky swamps and abandoned houses. Ghost stories bring us face-to-face with the farmer harboring secret graves behind his barn, the old man living next to the cemetery, or the frightened person staring back at you from the mirror. They haunt the listeners and readers and make them want to re-tell them again and again, so they would not be alone in their fear. 

Here's the table of contents:

Bracken MacLeod Lost Boy
Remy Flagg Murmur
Doungjai Gam We're all Haunted Here
Emma Gibbon Ghost Maker
Kenneth Vaughan And They Too Want to be Remembered
Peter Dudar The Thing With No Face
GD Dearborn Triumph of the Spirit
Nick Manzolillo My Work is Not yet Completed
Paul McNamee East Boston Relief Station
Trisha Wooldridge Ghosts in their eyes
Curtis M. Lawson Everything Smells like Smoke Again
Renee Mulhare Stranding Off Schroodic Point
Tom Deady Turn Up the Old Victrola (a.k.a The Road Part Deux)
Dan Szczesny Boy on the Red Tricycle
Dan Foley They Come With the Storm
Barry Lee Dejasu Tripping the Ghost
Rob Smales Road to Gallway
Paul McMahon The Pick Apart
Morgan Sylvia The Thin Place
Matt Bechtel Walking Man
Larissa Glasser The Mouse
Patricia Gomes Scrying Through Torn Screens

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Spotted in Maine!

The Virtual Box Set for Seven Forges

An ebook collection of the first four Seven Forges books is coming out in November and will be available through January. Can you say "cool Christmas Present?"

Joe Ledger: Unstoppable

Coming Halloween day: JOE LEDGER -UNSTOPPABLE. An anthology with original stories set in Jonathan Maberry's New York Times bestselling Joe Ledger universe by Larry Correia, Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire),Scott SiglerDavid FarlandChristopher Golden,Tim LebbonSteve AltenJon McGoranDana FredstiJennifer Campbell-HicksJavier Grillo-MarxuachBryan Thomas Schmidt (also co-editor), GP Charles, Keith DeCandidoJames A. MooreAaron Rosenberg, Nicholas Steven, James Ray Tuck JrJeremy Robinson, and Jonathan Maberry. Print, eBook and (soon to be announced) audio, read by Ray Porter.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival, year three!

THE MERRIMACK VALLEY HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 10am till 4:30pm. Once again, the event will be held at the Haverhill Public Library (Haverhill, MA) and is FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by River City Writers, Andover Bookstore, Haverhill House Publishing, and--of course--Haverhill Public Library.
So…who’s going to be there? We’re expanding a bit this year, adding a number of writers primarily known for their mystery and thriller novels, and our total number of attending authors and artists has passed FIFTY. Among them, we’re thrilled to welcome back Joe Hill. Joe’s new book, Strange Weather, debuts around the country on October 24th…but we’ve made special arrangements with Joe’s publisher and our friends at Andover Bookstore to have Strange Weather make its official debut three days early, at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival. Joe will be on hand to sign them, of course.
But I know you want the full list of attendees, so here you go.
Joe Hill
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Sarah Smith
Tim Lebbon
Gregory Bastianelli
Matt Bechtel
Stephen Bissette
Daniel Braum
Lisa Bunker
Dana Cameron
Glenn Chadbourne
Jason Ciaramella
Joseph Citro
Tom Deady
Kristin Dearborn
Rachel Autumn Deering
Barry Lee Dejasu
Amber Fallon
Fiona's Fright Shoppe
Dan Foley
Craig Shaw Gardner
Christopher Golden
Scott Goudsward
Catherine Grant
Kat Howard
Christopher Irvin
Nicholas Kaufmann
Brian Keene
Toni L.P. Kelner
John Langan
Fred Van Lente
Bracken MacLeod
John M. McIlveen
Hillary Monahan
James A. Moore
Holly Newstein Hautala
Jason Parent
Philip Perron
Leigh Perry
David Price
Mary SanGiovanni
Cat Scully
Rob Smales
Thomas Sniegoski
Laurie Faria Stolarz
Paul Tremblay
Tony Tremblay
John Urbancik
Kenneth Vaughn
Trisha Wooldridge
Douglas Wynne
Rio Youers
Extra fun for Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival.
The brilliant novelist Sarah Smith will be conducting her own version of "Antiques Roadshow" at the event. Bring an antique item or two and for a minimum $1 donation to the library, she'll evaluate and discuss the items with you. Thanks Sarah!

Monday, October 2, 2017

ONE BAD WEEK a Jonathan Crowley Chronicle

Available soon from Haverhill House Publications

Jonathan Crowley is having a bad time of it. He’s too busy for anyone’s good, dealing with calls from beyond the grave, demons that refuse to stay dead, the very creature that murdered his wife and children and a few spirits that have unfinished business with the Hunter. The past comes back to haunt the man who gives monsters their nightmares in a series of encounters that deal with Crowley’s past losses and even his occasional victories, but anyway you look at it, Jonathan Crowley is having One Bad Week. Now the question is who will survive to talk about it later?
Includes an original bonus Rufo the clown shot story, "Changing Faces."