Now that I have a few short stories on the market, I'm already getting the classic questions.
1) “What's your book about?”
2) “Can I have a copy?”
3) “Why do you write horror?”
4) “Where do you get your ideas?”
5) “Can I pick up a copy at Wal-Mart?”
To address these questions:
1) "What's my book about?" My short stories appear in collections called anthologies, with the exception of a sing short I have out now Amazon, DARK DWELLINGS. In the anthologies, I'm along side authors just as skilled, or better, and a lot of them are freaking amazing.
My story, POTATO MAN, appears in the anthology, Grindhouse, which is about a serial killer who has figured out how to manipulate the supernatural world. This isn't something I go into a much explanation about since it's a short story, and it is a grindhouse style story. Anyways, at the beginning this chainsaw wielding maniac is shot to death by the police. All but two of his victims are dead, the ones who weren't so lucky lost their hands to the chainsaw wielding maniac,and the hands are missing. He comes back after the survivors, killing some more on his way, and to make matters worse, the severed hands that were never found come back.
It's a crazy tale, but I had a freaking blast writing it.
2) "Can you have a copy?" With the exception of contests I hold online from time to time, all copies must be bought. Sorry guys, this is a business and if I gave copies away (assuming that I had the extra copies, this book or any other) no one would make the money they earned. Between long hours behind a keyboard on my end, and all the other writers who labored on their stories, and the hard work that goes into formatting a book, it wouldn't be fair. There might be future promotions, but I'm not clear on this. Over all, my stories, and all others, are written to be sold.
Lucky for them I'm a writer. So it's fictitious people who bite it. There is a rule, never tick off an author. They will kill you in their stories. This is very true. And to make matters worse, I'm a horror author, killing people in stories is the name of the game. That, and mind-screwing them. I get play head games with all of the characters involved. And did I mention that it's fun?
5) "Can you pick up any of my stuff at Wal-Mart?" Oh boy, do I wish. I'm not Amanda Hocking, any stories or books that I write won't be found at most retailers, however, they can be found on my author profile at AMAZON. One of these days, my work will appear at Wally-World, and brick and mortar stores. But for now, only online.
Amazon Author Page, give it a “LIKE” and scroll down and click on Grindhouse. Crowded Quarantine Publications now has the anthology in both, Kindle and Print. Even if my short, POTATO MAN isn't for you, there 16 other chilling tales in this twisted tome.
Keep reminding yourself, it's only a book...It's only a book...It's only a book
From some of the best writers in the genre comes this all new collection of exciting, exploitative and downright nasty tale. From bug infestations to body mutilations, no stone is left unturned by these sick and twisted minds. Marvel, if you will, at the evil teddies; try to remain calm as the babysitter gets more than just free food and a nice tip; come out from behind the sofa and finish the tale about the flesh-eating clowns; regulate your breathing as the pole-dancer learns some new tricks. It's all inside this terrifying anthology, and much, much more.
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A new freak-show is in town, set up in an old abandoned factory, House of the Macabre which is all fun and games until one of the freaks begins to kill off the others.
His name is Gummy. He was born with a freakish face and pale skin. Mocked all of his life for looking like a clown, he got a job as one. But this clown isn't your garden variety, he has a taste for human organs. Aaron Stanson, a newbie to the House of the Macabre gets his first dash with the evil clown when his girlfriend, and fellow freak comes up missing. Aaron who is probably the most normal of the bunch will face off against the worse the world has to offer.
"Not for children, a truly sinister work from the imagination of the author, Dark Dwellings is a horror story: A classic horror story in contemporary times.
"It is claustrophobic, gory in places, revels in it's own dark scares, and will chill the reader to the bone...
... and not much scares me." ~Mark Taylor, author of, THE HUMAN CONDITION
"House of the Macabre is built in an old warehouse and provides a few scares for the price of admission. But this cheap establishment is the dwelling place for genuine horrors. Aaron Stanson will go from mocked-up zombie, to fleeing prey from the twisted diminutive clown known as Gummy.
"Who or what is this silent figure with painted face and snaking tongue? A trip into the monster’s lair will reveal a grisly scene and an awful truth. Aaron must fight for his very survival in the midst of a charnel house, where one false move, will lead to a fate worse than death. There is nothing funny, about the clown known as Gummy."~Donald White, author of, VENGEANCE AND VALOR, and LADY KILLER
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The look. The sound. The smell. It's not over yet.
Rainstorm Press presents "I'll Never Go Away Vol. 2"
Written within these pages are the tales of those who have loved, lost and taken. With explicit thoughts and actions, this book is perfect for those who love a frightening story. Horror is not just blood and gore. Real horror are those thoughts that play with our mind.
DAUGHTER'S PREY by Dale Eldon,
In DAUGHTER'S PREY, Tracy is stalked by the man who murdered her mother. Twenty years of hiding in plain sight, Lance Carlson plans his final move.
But Tracy is starting to make a new life for herself, move on from her past.
In doing so, she will inadvertently befriend her mother's killer, forcing his hand to step up plans.
Tracy will come full circle, and confront her ultimate fear.
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My drabble, SHATTER, is a quick piece of sickness. This is a collection of short stories no more, no less than a hundred words a piece. A fine collection to take to the john... if you dare.
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