“The Show Must Go On” to appear in The Healing Monsters anthology

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Psyched that my short story “The Show Must Go On” will be in the forthcoming anthology THE HEALING MONSTERS. It takes place at an Iron Maiden/Judas Priest concert in the 80s. And there’s lots of zombie mayhem involved.

Fangoria has done a write up: http://www.fangoria.com/new/cover-and-details-the-healing-monsters-unites-horrormetal-authors-for-a-good-cause/

From the press:

We’ve been busy-busy putting The Healing Monsters together, and by “monster,” I really mean monster. We’re looking at thirty-one authors, and over thirty-one stories and poems–as it stands, we’re looking at at least 450 pages. Should it have been this huge? Probably not. But here’s a fact: too many people wanted to be part of this in order to help out Dustin and Katherine. And when something like that happens, you just don’t cut stuff out for the sake of brevity. Screw that. So, when this puppy goes up sale, and you drop your hard-earned cash for it, you’ll be doing two things: 1) You’ll be contributing to helping out Dustin LaValley with his healthcare costs and Katherine Ludwig’s family in support of her son, Max, and 2) You will definitely be getting your money’s worth. You’ll be getting righteous stories by the horror authors you know, discover some you don’t, and you’ll get a literary taste of some of your favorite metal folks’ writerly pursuits. Let’s just take a look back on that Table of Contents:

Dustin LaValley (Human Wreckage,  Despumation 1)

Katherine Ludwig (Metal Maniacs)

Mike IX Williams (Corrections HouseEYEHATEGOD)

Adam Cesare (The First One You Expect)

Sean Frasier (Hipster MassacreDecibel)

Brian Serven (Backstabbers Inc)

Mathias Jansson (Despumation 1 & 2)

Jesse Bullington (Brothers Grossbart, Despumation 1)

Dean Swinford (The Inverted KatabasisDespumation 1)

JR Hayes (Pig Destroyer)

James Newman (Ugly As Sin)

Shawn Macomber (FangoriaDecibel, etc.)

Stephanie M. Wytovich (HYSTERIAMourning Jewelry)

Tim Deal (Shroud Publishing)

Shane Mehling (Decibel)

Marc Ciccarone (Blood Bound Books)

Ryan McKenney (Trap Them)

Matthew Widener (Cretin)

Kriscinda Lee Everitt (Despumation Press)

John Boden (DominoesShock Totem)

John Edward Lawson (Tempting DisasterRaw Dog Screaming Press)

Andrew Bonazelli (Decibel)

Jeremy Wagner (The Armageddon ChordBroken Hope)

Karyn Crisis (Gospel of the Witches)

Dutch Pearce (Decibel)

Billups Allen (Razorcake)

K. Allen Wood (Shock Totem)

John Palisano (Nerves)

Jessica Pimentel (Alekhine’s GunOrange is the New Black)

Lewis Dimmick (This Music)

Larissa Glasser (Hekseri)

http://www.fangoria.com/new/cover-and-details-the-healing-monsters-unites-horrormetal-authors-for-a-good-cause/

http://despumationpress.com/2015/03/20/the-healing-monsters-cover-reveal/

DUST OF THE DEAD now available for Pre-Order!

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The day has come! I’m thrilled to announce that DUST OF THE DEAD is now available for Pre-order. I sure hope folks find the book and enjoy reading it. Here’s a little bit about it.

Reboot the apocalypse!

For a while, it looked like the living had won. The war against the walking dead lasted almost a decade, but it’s mostly over. There are only a few straggling zombies left to take care of. Los Angeles has returned to its lattes and long commutes. It’s up to a small Reclamation Crew to clean up the Zoms left behind. But when the undead dry up, their skin turns to dust. Now the hot Santa Ana winds deliver a new threat…because the Zoms were only the beginning of something far worse.

“John Palisano crashes the zombie apocalypse genre into dystopian fiction at high speeds. Clever, brutal and highly entertaining.”

—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Fall of Night

Dust of the Dead is a pressure cooker of a thriller, a masterwork of world building, and a genuinely and refreshingly unique spin on the zombie genre, but above all, it is a beautiful dance on the line between life and death.”

—Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Dead City

“There’s never been a zombie book like Dust of the Dead. It’s horrifying, blackly funny, rich in pathos, and thoroughly original, and it’s also one of the best L.A.-based horror novels ever written.”

            —Lisa Morton, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Zombie Apocalypse: Washington Deceased

Pre-Order DUST OF THE DEAD here! 

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGeBWzN7wlQ&feature=em-upload_owner