Fiendish Endeavors

New American Library (NAL) will publish Bev Vincent's third book, The Dark Tower Companion, on April 2, 2013. The book is the ultimate compendium to Stephen King’s evolving magnum opus, presenting the mythology, history, and geography of this epic fantasy. Featuring interviews with King, Ron Howard, Dark Tower expert Robin Furth, and others, Vincent reveals The Dark Tower ’s influential literary origins, examines its connections to the vast majority of King’s other novels, explores the expanded universe, catalogs the major characters, locations and concepts, and includes a travel guide to the story’s real-world locations, giving fans a fascinating overview of the series and an inside look at the creative process of one of the world’s most popular authors. Available in trade paperback and Kindle e-book.

Alex Chase has contracted his story, "Edward Vincell of the 37th Platoon," for inclusion in Siren's Call Publication's anthology, Bellows from the Bone Box, which should be released in the near future. He has also had his romance-themed horror story, "Keeping Distance," selected for inclusion in Pink Pepper Press' upcoming release He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not.

"The Glowing Dead: A Zombie Short Story" by Michael McCarty and Jody LaGreca has been released.

Ken Goldman’s Star Crossed (Vampires 2 Publishing Co., March 2013) is available in e-anthology and Kindle formats. It features five of Ken’s short stories from sci-fi to horror: “Star Crossed,” “Made For Each Other,” “Ashes To Ashes,” “Shark's Tooth,” and “Videodeath.” Find Ken's book on the sites of Smashwords and Vampires 2, and feel free to comment if you like it--ESPECIALLY if you like it!

Eric Christ is pleased to announce that his humorous horror story, “Wiggle Wiggle,” was published on April 2 at The Washington Pastime. Please check it out!

Michael Arruda is happy to report that his short story collection, For the Love of Horror, is now available as an e-book from Necon EBooks at For the Love of Horror contains fifteen short stories, seven reprints and eight original stories, plus a wraparound story that ties everything together. The collection was written with the old Amicus anthology horror movies in mind--films like DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS (1965) and THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (1971). For the Love of Horror attempts to capture the spirit of these classic anthology movies.

Cadaver Island is the first installment of a horror/fantasy trilogy by Kevin Rodgers, who introduces readers to a fractured, ruined world where forgotten, legendary creatures thrive in towering mountains, magical forests, and barren deserts. Angelique and her allies will discover the secrets of the past, stabilize events in the present day, and unlock the mysteries of the future. The novel is now available from Pro Se Press on Amazon for the Kindle, Barnes and for the Nook, and Smashwords.

Billie Sue Mosiman tells us "I've sold a story titled 'Deadly Son' to the Allegories of the Tarot anthology edited by Annetta Ribken."

F. Paul Wilson and Tracy L. Carbone released The Proteus Cure, a chilling medical thriller, on May 1 from Shadowridge Press. Available on

Long-time HWA member Lisa von Biela says, "I at last have an announcement to make! My debut novel is coming out in May!" The Genesis Code is being published by DarkFuse. For more info, go to

And from Glenn Rolfe ... The Haunted Halls: Volume 2. She has been waiting. Waiting for her chosen few. Waiting to return in the flesh to walk her old stomping grounds. The pieces are falling into place, her patience is being rewarded. Good for her, bad for those who stand in her way. Secrets begin to unravel as the past comes in to view. What horrors will this Ice Queen and her little tribe unleash next? Enter these haunted halls and find out. (

The Evolutionist by Rena Mason is now available from Nightscape Press ( Las Vegas suburbanite Stacy Troy dreams that everyone is dead. She dismembers the bodies of loved ones, stuffs them into a shopping cart, then takes them two at a time to the pile where she will burn their remains and say her last goodbyes. For more information, go to

James Ward Kirk Fiction is proud to announce the upcoming publication of Children & Other Wicked Things by Scathe meic Beorh. A child’s imagination is where horror is born. This collection of flash fiction, short stories and the novella “Pinprick” reminds us of the monsters under our beds, why the closet doors must be closed tight, and why children are not to be trusted. April M. Reign, author of The Dhellia Series, says, “Each story I read sent chills down my spine--if not because they were scary then because they were a familiar memory within my own childhood. I hung onto every word he wrote, stepped into the story itself and held on until the story ended. I loved it!” Available May 1, 2013.

"Quietly Now" by the late Charles L. Grant appears in The Mammoth Book of Zombies recently released by Constable & Robinson. This is one of the first and most influential zombie anthologies and was reissued on the twentieth anniversary of its first printing. Stephen Jones edited the book of twenty-six tales.

Check out this radio interview with Steven Burt:

And another great interview with Ellen Datlow can be found at Litstack:

Lisa Morton has just been signed to a six-book deal with JournalStone; the first book will be her dark fantasy historical novel Netherworld, to be released in 2014, with two sequels to follow and a separate contemporary dark fantasy trilogy.

Congratulations to everyone. If you have a recent sale or upcoming publication, tell us about it. It's publicity. It's free. Send a tiger-tight paragraph to announcing your fiendish endeavor.