Author: Stephanie Ellis

Indie Bookshelf Releases 08/12/2022

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Get in touch and we’ll promote you here. The post is prepared each Thursday for publication on Friday. Contact us via Horror Tree’s contact address or connect via Twitter or Facebook.

Click on the book covers for more information. Remember to scroll down to the bottom of the page – there’s all sorts lurking in the deep.

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The Horror Tree Presents…An Interview with Marcus James

Indie Bookshelf Releases 08/05/2022

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Get in touch and we’ll promote you here. The post is prepared each Thursday for publication on Friday. Contact us via Horror Tree’s contact address or connect via Twitter or Facebook.

Click on the book covers for more information. Remember to scroll down to the bottom of the page – there’s all sorts lurking in the deep.

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Indie Bookshelf Releases 07/29/2022

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Indie Bookshelf Releases 07/22/2022

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Indie Bookshelf Releases – Phoenix Edition!

Earlier this year, the publisher Silver Shamrock Publishing suddenly closed leaving many authors (including myself) without homes for their books and and sending their writing careers into a strange and upsetting limbo. Yet the darkness did not last for too long as the community rallied round, authors set up resources to help those affected and publishers stepped in to offer the displaced books a new home.

It’s taken a while, pretty much due to the practicalities of authors regaining rights, new covers being prepared where desired and the new publisher fitting the adopted author into their schedule. This bookshelf special is a way of promoting those books as they reappear and thanking everyone who supported what for many, was a difficult time. Note that some books were ‘in the pipeline’ and hadn’t made it into publication but they are still included here as a signed contract affects them as much as anyone else.

First up are a few individuals who gave up their time and energy and put resources in place for the authors with no other agenda than to simply be of help (which actually applies to everyone here). A huge thankyou goes to Cynthia Pelayo, Eva Roslin and Kenneth W. Cain.

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Indie Bookshelf Releases 07/15/2022

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Indie Bookshelf Releases 07/08/2022

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Click on the book covers for more information. Remember to scroll down to the bottom of the page – there’s all sorts lurking in the deep.

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Trembling With Fear 07/03/2022

Welcome back to Trembling with Fear, our online flash zine. We publish both new and established writers with many becoming familiar faces and being an ongoing open market, we are always after material. Submissions don’t have to be horror, they can be dark sci-fi or fantasy or some other aspect of the speculative fiction field. Nor are we averse to a touch of noir or a dark thriller. Humour is also welcome!

So this is my last editorial for Trembling With Fear. After five years it is time to hand over the reins to the wonderful Lauren McMenemy and Chris McAuley who will bring fresh ideas and more energy than I currently have(!) to the weekly zine. I have enjoyed my time here and made some wonderful friends and read many fantastic stories. To see the support that has come in for the zine over this period and to watch it flourish has been a privilege and to know that TWF is often the springboard for new writers into publication has also been something very special. I would also like to thank boss Stuart and fellow editor Amanda for their support during this time, would like to just state that without Amanda joining us about a year or so ago, I would have buckled sooner! Thank you to everyone who has ever written in to me, sent me their stories and news and shown me that our community will never run dry of stories and heart. – Steph x

Last week you met Lauren McMenemy to TWF’s editorial team. This week it’s the turn of Chris McAuley:

I’m an Irishman who was kidnapped by a Canadian and now straddle both countries. I write because I enjoy it and it has brought me into contact with some wonderful people. I suspect that’s part of the reason that our contributors pen stories as well. 

I am probably mostly known for my work with Dacre Stoker (the great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker) in the StokerVerse. A horror universe that we both created together. Through it I have gained experience writing novels, copious short stories, video and tabletop games, audio dramas and even directed some Hollywood names. I also work in the genre of Science Fiction with franchises like Doctor Who, The Terminator and partnered up with Captain Kirk himself – William Shatner for a comic book series. I also worked in comic book art, colouring and inking comics and my day job is linked to video games.

I write in a visceral style; my first printed work was in the Judge Dredd universe. I like my stories to be pacy and action packed. I find that the specifics of violence can really make readers wince and can make a memorable impact. It has to be meaningful and judiciously implemented, shock for its own shake quickly dissipates.

If you want to find out more about my projects check out my official website : https://www.dark-universes.com/ and the Stokerverse on Facebook : @stokerverse

 

Stephanie Ellis

Editor, Trembling With Fear

It is so strange knowing that this will be the last Trembling With Fear that Steph will be scheduling for us. I’m so glad that she isn’t leaving Horror Tree as she has been the backbone of our fiction endeavors!

Just a reminder: the new editions of ‘Trembling With Fear Year 5‘ And ‘More Tales From The Tree 4‘ are both fully available at this time.

As mentioned the last couple of weeks, we’re a bit low on drabbles at the moment so if you have 100 words of speculative fiction that you’d like to send our way, we’re very open to it! 🙂

We’ve broken 475 subscribers on our Horror Tree’s YouTube channel and are inching toward 500! I’m very excited about this as it is still an area we haven’t focused on enough and have been expanding our content on (with more to come!) If you’re interested in seeing what is in store, please, do subscribe and check out a couple of videos!

For those looking to support the site, we’ve recently launched a Ko-Fi and always have our Patreon going.

As always, I hope you had a great weekend.

Stuart Conover

Editor, Horror Tree

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