Saturday, October 24, 2020

Cover Art is Here for The Hobgoblin of Little Minds, but....


It's been a pleasure working with Vincent Chong on the artwork. Look for the cover reveal and presale sometime before the Halloween candy runs out. The novel tackles mental illness and its treatment with sensitivity but stark honesty.
Kori Persephone Driscoe suffered through her dad's mental illness. All she wanted was for him to get better, but instead he disappeared. Kori trespasses into the abandoned Northville Psychiatric Hospital, the last place her dad was treated, seeking solace and traces of his memory. What she finds instead is something no longer human living deep in the underground tunnels.
During the last days of the hospital, a roque psychiatrist had been manipulating the mood swings of the mentally ill, transforming patients into savage, manic creatures who seek justice by the light of the full moon. When the creatures hunt for prey, only an escaped patient and her beloved child can help Kori survive. The creatures want blood, Kori wants to save her dad's life, but none may survive, because the whole hospital is about to be blown to pieces, and Kori will be buried alive.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Announcing a New Novel Coming Early 2021: 'THE HOBGOBLIN OF LITTLE MINDS'


I have a new novel on the way! Very excited for this. Similar to how previous works tackles Addiction, this novel features mental illness. With stark sensitivity, empathy, and honesty to those who suffer from Bipolar Disorder, and their caregivers,. The work takes place in a very real setting of a nearby abandoned psychiatric hospital, and rewrites the Werewolf mythos (though it never uses the word 'werewolf' even once)

Artwork by Vincent Chong. Here are a few of his works:

Saturday, September 5, 2020


On the Lips of Children - On Amazon

Best Small Press Horror Novel Finalist
 -What Horror Looks Like

"Top Horror Read of the year" 
-A Readers Review Blog

"Best Kindle Book Award: Semi-Finalist"
-The Kindle Book Review

"One of the scariest novels I've read this year."
 -Alicia Banks, The Horror News Network

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Lullabies for Suffering is Now Available on Kindle

Lullabies for Suffering: Tales of Addiction Horror
is now available on Kindle!

"A plunge into the agony and the ecstasy, the inescapable nightmare of addiction."
~ALMA KATSU, author of The Deep and The Hunger

"Each story uses different techniques and tropes from the genre resulting in a volume that is chilling and thought-provoking."
~Library Journal (Starred Review) 

"Be forewarned--Lullabies for the Suffering will break your heart. These dark tales are hypnotic, gritty, and full of torment."
~RICHARD THOMAS, author of Disintegration and Breaker, a Thriller nominee

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Announcing the Limited Edition Hardcover of Lullabies for Suffering

So incredibly thrilled that Thunderstorm books is offering this limited edition hardcover of Lullabies for Suffering with some amazing cover art. The hardcover is signed by all the authors on the table of contents, and is on sale for this month only.  Come 1/31/20, it will no longer be available. 

Check it out here:

Saturday, October 19, 2019

LULLABIES FOR SUFFERING: Tales of Addiction Horror - Presale Promotion

It’s happening!
is now available for presale for Kindle on amazon.

I’m incredibly excited to unleash this work onto the world. I can’t wait for readers to feast their eyes on these Novellas & Novelettes. The table of contents includes:

  Kealan Patrick Burke                    Caroline Kepnes
  Gabino Iglesias                             John FD Taff
  Mercedes M Yardley                     Mark Matthews

Pre-purchase a copy now and in less than 90 days the anthology will appear on your kindle overnight or ship to your front door.

“Why preorder?” You ask. Two reasons:

A:  Save off the publication price. Just $4.99 to preorder for Kindle.

B: Win a signed paperback copy from one of the writers on the table of contents. Yep! Signed copies from randomly raffled off.
Here’s what’s waiting:

“How to win?” You ask. Two ways: 

A:  Email a receipt of proof of a presale purchase of Lullabies for Suffering (either paperback or Kindle version) to with “contest” in the subject line.
(For best results, list your order of paperback preference and 1st winner will receive top pick, 2nd winner will receive top available pick, etc..)

B: For an additional entry, send a screenshot of a Tweet, Facebook or Instagram post featuring this amazon link: with some variation of the phrase: “Come, listen to these Lullabies for Suffering” 
(for a no-purchase necessary entry, simply email option B)

Two ways to enter. Do one, or do both.

Winners will be chosen at random on January 1st, 2020. Deadline is midnight on December 31st, 2019. Winning copies shipped shortly after.

There will be Six winners!
Once again, Here’s what the treasure that awaits.

1. YOU, signed by author Caroline Kepnes
“Hypnotic and scary,” Stephen king said of YOU, now available as must-binge TV on Netflix.

2. We Live Inside Your Eyes, signed by author Kealan Patrick Burke
His mastery of the short story is on display here, and this collection weaves the stories together with fantastic creativity.

3. Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love,
signed by author Mercedes M. Yardley
The whimsical, dark fantasist writes love stories like none other, and her Lullabies for Suffering story takes place within this same universe and includes a cameo by Montessa and Lulu.

4. Little Black Spots, signed by author John FD Taff (plus Book one of The Fearing)

Includes the Bram Stoker nominated story, “A Winter’s Tale.” You also get a copy of Book One of The Fearing (unsigned, but a must read) if you win this copy.

5 Garden of Fiends AND All Smoke Rises, signed by author Mark Matthews (one copy of both) 

“Tense, imaginative, and empathic, Matthews is a damn good writer, and make no mistake, he will hurt you. ”–Jack Ketchum

6. Coyote Songs AND Zero Saints, signed by Gabino Iglesias
Win a signed copy of both Zero Saints and the ground-breaking, mind-blowing, beautifully lyrical, Bram Stoker nominated, Coyote Songs. Enter now!

-Once again: Two options to win. Email:
1. A presale purchase receipt, of either paperback or kindle.

2. Or a screenshot of a social media post which includes amazon presale link

Put “contest” in the subject line and email to:

Do one or do both. (For best results, list your order of paperback preference, and 1st winner will receive top pick, 2nd winner will receive top available pick, etc.. )

Deadline is December 31st, 2019, when the clock strikes midnight and the decade ends. Winners announced January 1, 2020

Sorry, continental US only.

That’s it! Thanks for listening, and may the odds be in your favor.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Cover Reveal: Lullabies for Suffering: Tales of Addiction Horror

Here it is! Cover reveal for:

Huge thanks to Dean Samed for his diligence in creating this cover. Dean personified the attitude and feel of this project, and he’s created a magnificent piece of art. The vintage look. The Lullaby theme. You can see the stories inside.

Look for presale date in October, publication date in January

October 22, 2019

Publication date:
January 21, 2020

This collection is a follow up to Garden of Fiends but certainly not a sequel, for the scope is larger, and the volume bigger. Each story features the insidious nature of addiction. Damaged humans craving for highs and wholeness but finding something darker, more tragic, and more horrific on the other side.

Addiction may start like a sweet lullaby sung by a trusted loved one, washing away the pains of the day and wrapping you in the warmness of the womb. But soon enough, this warm state of bliss becomes a cold shiver. The ecstasy and dreams become nightmares, and for the sick and suffering addict, we can’t stop listening to the lullaby. We crave to hear the siren song as it rips us apart.

An incredibly talented group of writers sing these songs of suffering. You’re invited to listen.

Table of Contents
Kealan Patrick Burke: Sometimes They See Me
Caroline Kepnes: Monsters
Mark MatthewsLizard
John FD TaffThe Melting Point of Meat
Gabino Iglesias: Beyond the Reef
Mercedes M. Yardley: Love Is A Crematorium

*Look for more exciting news about Lullabies for Suffering in the months to come, including a chance to win signed paperback copies from the authors on the table of contents*

What? You can’t wait that long?
Well, rest easy. The predecessor to Lullabies is on sale!

is on sale until September 10th for just .99 Cents.

Cover Art is Here for The Hobgoblin of Little Minds, but....

  It's been a pleasure working with Vincent Chong on the artwork. Look for the cover reveal and presale sometime before the Halloween ca...