New Releases!

It’s been an awfully long time since I’ve updated my Bibliography, and with several new releases just out or coming soon, I thought it high time to do so.


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Scales and Tales: Finding Forever Homes
I was very honored to have spent the last year editing the charity anthology Scales & Tales: Finding Forever Homes. This book benefits three local animal adoption programs, and was released as a limited edition of 500 print copies at Comic Con in San Diego. There will be a signing at Dark Delicacies in Burbank on August 28th, so please stop by and purchase a copy (or two!) and meet some of the terrific authors.

Los Angeles, CA William Wu Books 2016. First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies. Contains new stories by Tim Powers, Marv Wolfman, Lisa Morton, Jason V Brock, Sunni K Brock, William F. Nolan and more, including Clive Barker and Ray Bradbury. All proceeds benefit 3 adoption programs in Los Angeles: Southwestern Herpetologist Society, Kitt Crusaders, and Star Paws Rescue.


“Eternal Valley”
In Cemetery Riots

In my short story, “Eternal Valley” a family relocates away from the city in order to help their sick son have a fighting chance. When he falls ill again, his father must make a journey to summon a doctor. On his way, he meets a mysterious woman who tells him of an entity in a lake that just might be able to help. Here’s the rest of the table of contents.

Imagine yourself in a cemetery. Void of all light at the base of a tree. But it’s no ordinary tree. This tree abounds with the dead. Now envision that each tree limb is a short story with its own vision, its own length of words, and its own insanity.With that said, beware of the widow makers and the strange foreboding dwelling beneath. Remember, nothing’s heavenly in Cemetery Riots. Cemetery Riots is a new collection of dark cautionary tales edited by T. C. Bennett and Tracy L. Carbone. With great pride, we introduce you to our stories and their authors… THE WAITING DEAD by Ray Garton, ABUSED by Richard Christian Matheson, CHILDREN’S HOUR by Hal Bodner, CARMICHAEL MOTEL by Kathryn E. McGee, THAT STILL, BLEEDING OBJECT OF DESIRE by Chet Williamson, LUNCH AT MOM’S by Tracy L. Carbone, FATHER AND SON by Jack Ketchum, THE DEMON OF SPITALFIELDS by Karen and Roxanne E. Dent, ERASURE by Lisa Morton, THE WINDOWS by T. C. Bennett, CERTAIN SIGHTS OF AN AFFLICATED WOMAN by Eric J. Guignard, THE MAN WHO KNEW WHAT TIME IT WAS by Dennis Etchison, THE RE-POSSESSED by James Dorr, CLOWN ON BLACK VELVET by Michael Sebastian, THE CELLAR by Kelly Kurtzhals, ETERNAL VALLEY by John Palisano, BLOOD by Taylor Grant, AMONG THE TIGERS by William F. Nolan, ALL OUR HEARTS ARE GHOSTS by Peter Atkins, THE ITCH by Michael D. Nye, and DRIVING HER HOME by John Everson.

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“Mulholland Moonshine”
In The Beauty of Death

It’s the turn of the century in old Hollywood. It’s a time when being gay was even more dangerous than it is today. Falling in love has always been dangerous, and transformative, so when the object of your affection invites you up into the hills for a camping trip, and leads you to a mysterious body of water, you drink, and to hell with the consequences!

The Beauty of Death Anthology, edited by Bram Stoker Award® Winning Author Alessandro Manzetti.

Over 40 stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of horror and exciting newcomers. Stories by: Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Edward Lee, John Skipp, Poppy Z. Brite, Nick Mamatas, Shane McKenzie,Tim Waggoner, Lisa Morton, Gene O’Neill, Linda Addison, Maria Alexander, Monica O’Rourke, John Palisano, Bruce Boston, Alessandro Manzetti, Rena Mason, Kevin Lucia, Daniel Braum, Colleen Anderson,Thersa Matsuura, John F.D. Taff, James Dorr, Marge Simon, Stefano Fantelli, John Claude Smith, K. Trap Jones, Del Howison, Paolo Di Orazio, Ron Breznay, Mike Lester, Annie Neugebauer, Nicola Lombardi, JG Faherty, Kevin David Anderson, Erinn Kemper, Adrian Ludens, Luigi Musolino, Alexander Zelenyj, Daniele Bonfanti, Kathryn Ptacek, Simonetta Santamaria.
Cover Art by George Cotronis

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In The Junk Merchants: A Literary Tribute to William S. Burroughs
(Coming Soon)

“The Space Between”
In My Peculiar Family
(Coming Soon)


Heading to the MADHOUSE soon . . .

We’re going to the Golden Canyon center very soon. The campaign is about to launch. It’s a must for horror genre fans. It’s going to be a beautiful book, and a great world. Some amazing authors: Lisa Morton, John Skipp, Merecedes Yardley . . . and more. Edited by Brad Hodson and Ben Etheridge.

NEW BREED makes Finalist at Shriekfest!

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Big news: “New Breed”–a script I co-wrote with Alex Bram and Christina Eliason Lloyd has made it as a finalist at the Shriekfest Horror Film Festival — very excited about this! Look at that frikkin’ artwork! Wow. Yes: this is a horror script. We’ve been working on this for quite a long time, so this is a wonderful turn of events. I’ll post more as soon as I have details.  Check out their site. We’ll be there!


WIDOWMAKERS to include “Splinterette”

WidowmakersFellow author James Newman suffered a serious medical setback recently, and many of his author friends banded together, through the amazing Pete Kahle, to assemble an anthology helping with James’s medical bills. I’m thrilled to have been able to give “Splinterette” to the anthology. I wrote the story several years ago in a Cupertino, California hotel room, in one of my beloved Moleskine notebooks, looking out at some rather intimidating trees. I held onto the story, as it was just so weird and didn’t seem a natural fit. Now, with the loose theme of Widowmakers being that James was hurt by a tree, I thought this would be a perfect place. So I typed it up, and off it went.

James also wrote one my favorite books of the past five years, “The Wicked.” Here’s some of his work at his Amazon Author Page.

Last? Here’s the Table of Contents of WIDOWMAKERS, in alphabetical order. Thrilled to have authors I love, and many good friends, on this list.

1. Blake Burkhead – “Widowmaker” (poem)
2. Bracken MacLeod – “In the Bones”
3. Brandon Ford – “A Walk in the Park”
4. Brett Williams – “Moonshine”
5. Brian Hodge – “Our Lady of Sloth and Scarlet Ivy”
6. Brian Keene – “The Ghosts of Monsters”
7. Charles R Rutledge – “The Beautiful Lady Without Pity: A Carnacki the Ghost-Finder Adventure”
8. Donn Gash – “Medicine Man”
9. Ed Kurtz – “Angel and Grace”
10. Elizabeth Massie – “Fear of Fish”
11. Evans Light – “Arboreatum” (novella)
12. Gary A. Braunbeck – “Iphigenia”
13. Gary Fry – “The Lurker”
14. Glen Krisch – “Gram Knows”
15. J.F. Gonzalez – “Home”
16. Jack Bantry – “Vegetarians Don’t Bite”
17. James A. Moore – “Dead Gods – Book One” (novella)
18. Jeff Strand – “Death to Trees!”
19. Jenny Orosel – “Peggy Sang the Blues”
20. Joe Miles – The Monster”
21. John Palisano – “Splinterette”
22. Kit Power – “Baptism”
23. Mark Allan Gunnells – Santa’s Little Spy”
24. Mary Genevieve Fortier – “Beyond this Tangled, Loathsome Wood” (poem)
25. Maurice Broaddus – “Collateral Casualties”
26. Mercedes Murdock Yardley – “She Called Him Sky”
27. Michelle Garza & Melissa Lason – “A Church in the Middle of Nowhere”
28. Mir Plemmons – “Deafening Silence”
29. Norman Prentiss – “Burls”
30. Patrick Lacey – “The Lynnwood Vampires”
31. Paul Anderson – “Grownups”
32. Pete Kahle – “Meeting Momma”
33. Peter Giglio – “Cages”
34. Ray Garton – “The Guy Down the Street” (novelette)
35. Robert Essig – “Molting”
36. Ronald Kelly – “Impressions in Oak”
37. Rose Blackthorn – “Contemplating Corners” (poem)
38. Shane McKenzie – “Don’t You Want to Play with Us?”
39. Shawna L. Bernard – “Late Lunch at The Eddie Bear”
40. Sheri White – “Things Happen Here After Dark”
41. TG Arsenault – God Be Damned”
42. Tim Marquitz – “Sperare Victor”
43. Tim Waggoner – “Conversations Kill”
44. Todd Kiesling – “When Karen Met Her Mountain” (novelette)
45. Tom Martin – “The Kid in the Werewolf Mask”
46. Tracy L Carbone – “Hazel’s Twin”
47. Usman Tanveer Malik – “Hearts in Reverse”

Dust Of The Dead: Reboot The Apocalypse June 2015

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It’s official. Contracts are signed. I’m ecstatic. I’ve wanted to work with editor Don D’Auria for ages, and we finally have a book that was the right fit. 

DUST OF THE DEAD will be rebooting the apocalypse June 2015, from Samhain Books. Zombies are only the beginning. 

And here’s a short teaser trailer for the book.

“The Geminis” makes Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot

Quite thrilled and surprised to learn, “The Geminis”, my story in Chiral Mad 2, has made the Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot in the short fiction category. The story is a Lovecraftian tale about a man and woman who make music together, who are in love, but do not act on it. The music they create seems to pacify some rather nasty things that lie dormant in the mountain they live on. I always kid that, if I had to pitch this, I’d say it’s, “putting the ‘love’ into ‘Lovecraft’.” Below? A picture that was taken near where the story takes place, and that captures how darkness can eclipse the sun if you look just right.

Hat’s off to editor Michael Bailey, who urged me along and took the story for Chiral Mad 2.




NERVES is free

For the next two days, you can get NERVES for free for your Amazon Kindle. Please do check it out, spread the word, and put up some reviews when you’re done. Independent artists need as many reviews as we can get. At one point, there were nearly 30, but for some reason, a bunch have vanished. In any event, hope you dig the book if you choose to grab a copy.

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Remembering Richard Matheson in Dark Discoveries #25

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Honored to be amongst genre vets Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, Jason Brock, William F. Nolan and Stephen King in remembering one of my favorite authors and people, Richard Matheson, in the newest issue of Dark Discoveries. I was honored to videotape Richard’s acceptance speech for winning Vampire Novel of the Century at the year before last’s Bram Stoker Awards. This reflection was my remembrance of that day. He will definitely be missed; I’m glad for a chance that memory is being shared.

Here’s the full table of contents of the magazines. Lots of amazing femme fatales to read about, and I absolutely love the cover of this issue! Leah Jung channels one of my favorite movies, Re-Animator…very cool.

Table of Contents

Ecto, Endo, Meso by Nancy Kilpatrick
Tintype by Elizabeth Massie
Dead Little Pieces by Yvonne Navarro
Twisted Sister by Chris Marrs
The Fifty-Year King by Rhodi Hawk
Coma Chameleon by Nancy Holder

Cassandra Peterson on Elvira, Movies and Music by Steve Holetz
Lynn Lowry: Grindhouse Goddess by James R. Beach
Charlaine Harris: True Blood of Life by Joel B. Kirkpatrick
Asia Argento: Total Entropy by Derek Botelho
Leah Jung: An Industry and a Canvas by Joel B. Kirkpatrick

The Giallo Girls by Derek Botelho
Befanged, Bosomed, and Besotted by Jim Smiley
Richard Matheson tributes 
Double X Chromosome by Yvonne Navarro
“What the Hell Happened to…” by Robert Morrish
A Darkened Screen… by Richard Dansky
YA Horror by Amy Shane
Things That Bite by By Jonathan Maberry and David F. Kramer
On Zombies and Robots by Michael R. Collings

Hellnotes Reviews
Book Reviews
Movie Reviews

My interview with Robert Englund in the new Fangoria

This is really exciting. As a lifelong reader of Fangoria, having an article in an issue is an amazing full-circle thing for me. I was lucky to interview Robert Englund, Danielle Harris, and director Rob Hall for the latest issue. We talked about their new campaign for the ‘Fear Clinic’ movie. Thanks to Chris Alexander and the crew at Fangoria for having me along. Please check out the issue and let them and me know what you think.!/~/product/category=5029075&id=27989598


Fangoria #327

Fangoria #327

“Summer’s End” Book Trailer

This is very exciting for me, as it marks my first true HD book trailer. I’ve shot in HD plenty, but never had the means to do a full HD 1080p trailer. So here it is. It’s for Lisa Morton’s very cool novella, “Summer’s End” from Journalstone. The artwork is from Harry O. Morris, the fellow that has done a lot of work with Thomas Ligotti. I spent a ton of time on the sound design. I recorded the strings via keyboard and then reversed them. A lot of the stings were heavily changed versions from royalty free discs I’ve had. Now, the only lame thing is that my speaker system (Klipsch) has died on me. I sure hope I can repair them. I’m very bummed about this because I’ve only had them a week. I haven’t had a good speaker system for a few years, and loved having these. Here’s hoping they’re resurrected.

“Summer’s End” book trailer 

“Summer’s End” at Amazon

Lisa Morton’s Website