Pretty Little Dead Girls

Tonight’s the night, my friends! My favorite thing ever, Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy, is finally live and available! For less than five bucks you can have the story of Bryony and her dark destiny zapped to your Kindle in under a minute. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me!

Tonight we have the Facebook release party. There will be guests, including Galen Dara, who did the gorgeous cover art, and Orion Zangara who did the beautiful tip-in cover art available in the special limited edition signed hardcover. The party starts in an hour! There will be fun conversations, games, and tons of prizes! Please stay and play. You can find us here. I’d love to have you. <3

I love their blog name. Over the Effing Rainbow. It makes me laugh every time.

I did a guest post titled Little Dead Red that you can read here. Also, you can enter a super special awesome Rafflecopter contest with a LOT of prizes. The contest is at the end of the post. How awesome! Please enter!

Also, tomorrow is September 29, 2014. Do you know what that means? It means that Pretty Little Dead Girls is officially for sale! Please stop by and pick up a copy on Amazon! We’ll also be having a fun online Facebook release party with (again)  lots of prizes! So please swing by for that. We’ll be holding that here, and I’ll post more about it tomorrow.

Tomorrow! This is my dream come true, friends. I can’t wait. :)

We’re going live! You can watch us live here!

If you’d like to participate and ask me questions, you can do that here.

Join us!

Oh, you guys! I’m so excited about this! A while back I wrote a sequel (A sequel. Not THE sequel. Semantics are important) to “Black Mary”, which can be found in Robert Duperre’s THE GATE 2: TALES OF ISOLATION AND DESPAIR and was later reprinted in my short story collection BEAUTIFUL SORROWS.

“Black Mary” is my most popular story and I’m happy to have the sequel included in this beautiful, exceptionally intricate and complex shared-world anthology. Mr. Autumn himself, Anthony Rapino, and I actually entwined our stories together, which was just a lot of fun.

Also, please don’t forget that I have a live PRETTY LITTLE DEAD GIRLS Q&A on Friday and the Facebook release party for PLDG will be on Monday! There will be TONS of prizes, so come out and play!

Without further ado, here’s the MADHOUSE information!

Dark Regions Press Launches Indiegogo.com Campaign for MADHOUSE, A Shared World Horror Anthology

Portland, Oregon based specialty publisher Dark Regions Press (World War Cthulhu: A Collection of Lovecraftian War Stories, Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition) has launched a new crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com for their anthology project MADHOUSE, a shared world horror anthology edited by Brad C. Hodson and Bram Stoker Award (R) winner Benjamin Kane Ethridge and first title in the new Dark Regions Horror line that can be found at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/madhouse-a-shared-world-horror-anthology

Featuring award-winning and renowned authors like John Skipp, Lisa Morton, Jeff Strand, Scott Nicholson and illustrated by critically-acclaimed artist Aeron Alfrey. MADHOUSE takes place in the Golden Canyon Behavioral Health Center during a sandstorm, causing a plague of madness to sweep through the asylum.

During the currently live MADHOUSE Indiegogo.com campaign, backers can reserve their copy of Dark Regions Horror #1: MADHOUSE in campaign-exclusive editions that won’t be offered for retail sale. Every contribution during the campaign brings the project closer to stretch goals that will add more stories, more illustrations, an audiobook version and much more to expand MADHOUSE as a whole.

Join the campaign for MADHOUSE on Indiegogo.com in the Writing category at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/madhouse-a-shared-world-horror-anthology


In the middle ages, it was thought that insanity was contagious. Centuries on, we label such ideas as superstitious ignorance. But when John Doe begins to speak after decades of silence, the staff and patients at the Golden Canyon Behavioral Health center begin to realize that behind every superstition lies a horrid truth.

On the night that a vicious sandstorm closes the roads and seals the doors, a plague of madness spreads through the hospital. Two staff members try desperately to hold onto their sanity while searching for the cause – and, hopefully, the cure – of the outbreak.

But they’re not alone. In this shared world anthology edited by Brad C. Hodson and Bram Stoker Award (R) winner Benjamin Kane Ethridge, some of the genre’s most talented authors present their own sanity shattering tales. With fiction by John Skipp, Jeff Strand, Scott Nicholson, Lisa Morton, John Palisano, and many others, the horrible truth is revealed bit by awful bit. Step inside and find out what it’s truly like in the MADHOUSE.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Release by John Palisano
Chapter 4
Skating the Shattered Glass Sea by Christopher Conlon
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Heal Thyself by Scott Nicholson
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
The Yellow Bug by Erik Williams
Bathroom by Sara Brooke
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Jen-Jen Is My Friend-Friend by Thersa Matsuura
Chapter 11
Enter the Sandman by Sheldon Higdon
Where Immortals Sing In Key by Anthony J. Rapino
Howl For What Was Yours by Mercedes Yardley
Chapter 12
Birdman by R. B. Payne
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
The Champion of Roshambo by Max Xavier and Sam W. Anderson
Drake’s Cake by Meghan Arcuri
Chapter 15
Cognition by Lisa Morton
My Dearest Gwendolyn by G Daniel Gunn
Saving Dollie by Kim Despins
Chapter 16
The Writing on the Wall by Robin Spriggs
Chapter 17
Sky Is Falling by Rena Mason
The Fraud by Jeff Strand
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Food Fight by John Skipp
Chapter 20

Indiegogo.com Campaign Link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/madhouse-a-shared-world-horror-anthology

Media Contact: madhousedrp@gmail.com

Yesterday was Talk Like A Pirate Day, which is always fun.


What made it even more fun is that Krispy Kreme had this thing where you could get a free box of donuts for dressing up like a pirate and ARRRRRging at an employee. It was a Friday. The kids had been good. My wardrobe lends itself horrifyingly beautifully to pirate wear.

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The Yardleys became the YAAAAAARRRRRdleys, and we earned our donuts!

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That’s my Stabby writing award that I’m licking. Delicious!

Fun, easy, and free. That’s what it’s all about, matey!

First, I have my core group of readers and friends. I even have a Facebook Street Team called The Demonic Darlings. (If you would like to become a Demonic Darling and have first crack at free books, spreading information on releases, prizes, etc, just let me know and I’ll add you to the group.) So. I take my Crazy Army of Darkness and we go out and READ.

That’s right. We read. My books, mainly, but we’ll throw other things in there, too. We readers love variety.

And then we’ll READ SOME MORE. Dig it.

These readers will find a book or a character that resonates with them. That’s the plan, Stan. Then they’ll tell all of their friends. If each reader tells one friend, then…well, we’ll have 12 new people recruited a year.

(My plans are humble. Realism is the new joie de vivre.)

Then they’ll have children. Their children will have children. And several children down the line, they’ll all be indoctrinated with my stories and tales of my bravery, and I’ll have several statues erected to me, plus a shopping center or two. And domination will be complete! Modest, but complete!

Of course, I’ll have died several generations back, but you can’t have it all.

(But seriously, if you’re interested in participating in the street team, let me know. We’re going to be promoting Pretty Little Dead Girls.)


The marvelous Glenn Rolfe, author and member of The Never Nudes, interviewed me on his blog. We discuss kitchen duty, Pretty Little Dead Girls, and shattering psyches. Please stop by and give it a read!


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