Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Now and then you have to experiment a bit.

A couple of years back I released THIS IS HALLOWEEN, which is a collection of ten short stories featuring, no surprise, Halloween.

The piece you see above is the cover for that very beauty courtesy of the amazing Dan Brereton. He's doing up another cover for HARVEST MOON.

Dan is probably best known for his amazing comic book and graphic novels revolving around his creation The NOCTURNALS. He shares my love of Halloween, God love him.

Hes also got a Kickstarter gong for an amazing new art book. You can find out more RIGHT HERE. 

HARVEST MOON is a novel. it is also a story that is connected to the TALES OF THE BELDAM WOODS part of THIS IS HALLOWEEN. The novel revolves around the legends of the town of Beldam Woods that claim a witch was killed there way back when. The novel deals with the truths behind the legends and rumors. There will be blood.

HARVEST MOON has been out before. it was released as a limited edition by Cemetery Dance Publications with a gorgeous cover by Alan M. Clark, who does fantastic works of fiction when he's not making award winning illustrations.

You reap what you sow in Beldam Woods.

Once upon a time there was a town called Beldam Woods, where all of the people lived happy, carefree lives and no one wanted for anything. All of the children at the schools studied hard and learned their lessons. All of the adults were true to their spouses and everyone was content.

At least that's what the travel brochures say.

They don't tell you about the puddle of blood found inside the local veterinary clinic, or about the old librarian found torn to pieces inside his house. They don't mention the troubles the police are having with their investigations into local crimes, or about the petty jealousies that have grown between the students attending the local public school and the kids going to the upper crust private academy.

Those brochures fail to mention the odd vegetation growing in the woods not far from the town, or the reasons that everything in the Witch's Hollow is poisonous to eat or even to touch.

None of the literature written about Beldam Woods talks of human sacrifices or the desecration of new graves; there's not a word written down about the monsters that allegedly lived there in the past, or what the townsfolk did to them.

And most importantly, there's no mention of what happens when the monsters come back to put paid to some old debts...

HARVEST MOON will be available in just a few weeks. 

I'll keep you posted.