Let me tell you a story...
When I graduated from Arizona State in May I didn’t really have a game plan. I had been working on some horror poetry, it was therapeutic, it helped me deal with my own demons. When those poems revealed a much bigger story to me I decided to put them in a book with some fun photographs—because posing is my second love—and made the book available on Amazon. It was called “Ink & Needles”. I didn’t promote it much. It was just kind of there, incase someone wanted to check it out.
I quickly realized my work wasn’t done. There were more stories to tell, more monsters—human or otherwise—writhing around inside of me shrieking for freedom. That’s why this blog exists, and I presume, why you choose to be here reading it. So many stories were birthed in such a short time, so many lives lived, and lost, that I wanted those immortalized inside the pages of a book. I wanted them in ink, on flesh, in physical form that we could all hold and smell and put on a book shelf. I think once a monster is loose, it’s best to contain it. I was once their captor. I walked the long, desolate halls of their cells while they rattled their cups and shook their bars. Now, they’re free. So, it’s my job, again, to put them somewhere safe. So, “They Come from the Shadows: A Collection of Horror” was born. It contains twenty stories. The first fifteen from my blog, polished and pressed, but still just the way you’d remember them. I’ve also trapped five new stories inside. They run the gamut from horror to a mix of horror/sci-fi and horror/fantasy and some even have a little comedy thrown in for good measure.
This is my first collection of short stories, and I am sure others will follow in the future as long as someone is here to read them. It is us, after all, that let the monsters live on. Today, you can order your paperback copy of “They Come from the Shadows” on Amazon. The Kindle version releases on October 15th—that is available for pre-order. My first novel, “The Blood in Guthrie” is out next month, and I really hope you will all join me for its release. It’s a real doozy of a tale. Until #HumpdayHorror friends. Thanks for all of your support!
They Come from the Shadows paperback
They Come from the Shadows Kindle
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