Author: Stephanie Ellis

Trembling With Fear – End Of Summer 2021 Edition

The sun of Summer of 2021 has nearly set. This year seems to be going by at warp speed. Perhaps it’s because that for a few months in a post-COVID vaccine world, we had a bit of normalcy and strove to make each moment of being a few steps out of lockdown count. Unfortunately, as we travel into the Autumn, we are on the cusp of falling back into another quarantine period with a rise in COVID variants giving the vaccines a run for their money. 

Mother Nature also wanted to throw her hat into the ring to celebrate the seasonal change. A few days before Labor Day, Hurricane Ida screamed like a banshee against the mid-Atlantic US shores. In Philadelphia, we were hit quite hard and for a few days, the city morphed into Venice as the Vine Street Expressway flooded. The last breath of summer enticed some… brave… people to do backflips off overpasses into the “Vine Street Canal” or float on innertubes along this hurricane-made lazy river. Everyone who dipped a toe in these waters seemed oblivious to the fact that there could be a flooded vehicle or a sharp current or perhaps an escaped alligator hiding beneath the murky surface. As the media gave these people their thirty seconds of fame, the first thought that came to my mind for once wasn’t “Do they have their COVID vaccine?”, but “Are they up to date on their tetanus and hepatitis shots?” because after all, they are swimming the Schuylkill River waters in the middle of Philadelphia downstream from water treatment plants. 

And thus, we close the chapter on the Summer of 2021.

Meanwhile at The Horror Tree, as we mourn the departing sunshine of summer, we can’t help look forward to the most wonderful time of the year: Halloween. Yet, before we can dive into the spooky décor and candy at our local shops, we must properly bid adieu to the Summer of 2021 in true The Horror Tree style with a tribute of Summer Specials.  

This year, we have tales that will take you back to the pre-COVID summers where it isn’t the masks or social distancing that we need to fear, but demons and serial killers. This year’s collection is the stuff of nightmares, which will leave you chilled to the bone during these final hot summer nights. The Summer Specials 2021 authors have pulled out all the stops to bring you gristly and macabre tales that will have you looking forward to the haunts of Halloween. 

Enjoy!

Amanda

Co-Editor of Trembling with Fear – Specials 

 

Amanda Headlee

Editor, Trembling With Fear

The summer has come to another close which means it’s time for Halloween, Pumpins, Apple Picking, Costumes, Spooky Nights, Flannel, and for many of you… Pumpkin Spice.
Yes, let’s face it, all so many of you want is a return to that Pumpkin Spice addiction. 😉
As always, we’ve got a great lineup of tales to share with you this year and I hope they have you remembering the summer heat fondly.

Stuart Conover

Editor, Horror Tree

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Trembling With Fear 09/19/21

Please note: We are temporarily closed to short flash stories (unless for one of the Specials) but open to drabbles, unholy trinities and serials. We hope to reopen later in the year once we have caught up with the publication of those already accepted. Please also remember to read our guidelines, especially on word counts!

Slowly getting used to the drop in temperature as autumn moves on and with the darker nights, thoughts turn to things spooky. In my case, another first. I will be attending the UK Ghost Story Festival in Derby at the end of November and will be taking part in my first panel – Ghostly Connections- Folk Horror in 2021; I will also be hosting a Black Angel Press event with Alyson Faye, though she will be doing most of the talking 😊. We also have a book table, so please come over, grab a book, or just say hello.

Current reading is Austrian Spencer’s The Sadeiest which is turning out to be quite a unique story and Josh Malerman’s Unbury Carol.

First up this week in Trembling with Fear is Mind Shadow by Nathan Chu is cleverly constructed as the reader is invited to get into the head of the main character making it feel like a private conversation between you and him. Then you discover he has another audience, another reason for his explanation. And the final sentence is simply chilling.

Renewal by G.A. Miller brings together an occasion of remembrance and celebration. That the factor of remembrance might play a part in renewal is done with a light touch.

Slough by Christina Nordlander is a piece of writing which will trigger empathy in many of our women readers. Menstruation is little talked about. This short piece conveys a lot of the darker side of the process.

Tricksters by April Yates gives us a different perspective and it’s the tone of the writing that implies something darker is just around the corner.

 

Enjoy our stories and send in yours!

Steph

 

Stephanie Ellis

Editor, Trembling With Fear

Today I wanted to show a personal thank you and shout out to Holley Cornetto! Not only has she joined our team as an article writer a bit back but has been helping write our last few newsletter entrees which has been a have savior of my time as my current class for my MBA has just been painful to my time.

Next up, a bit of a surprise. I completely forgot our store posted to social media when new things were added. So, when I tried to stealth re-add the store and add a couple of products to it, they were announced all over the place early! Horror Tree stickers are OFFICIALLY available. You can get the logo in our current style, sepia, grayscale, and red! (Thanks to those who ordered them early!)

Finally a couple of reminders:

  • Trembling With Fear is open for our Halloween Edition until October 13th, so be sure to get your stories in! Full details can be found here.
  • If you run a website and would like to write an article about Horror Tree or Trembling With Fear, we’d really appreciate that! Please reach out with any questions for facts in the article (who does what, when sections were started, etc), any promotional artwork, or with a link once it is live so we can feature it on the site and on our social media.

Have a great week e

Stuart Conover

Editor, Horror Tree

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Indie Bookshelf Releases 09/17/21

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.

Got a book to launch, an event to promote or seeking extra work/support as a result of being hit economically by Covid or life in general?

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.

Services

Editing: Michael David Wilson, This Is Horror Founder and Editor In Chief, podcaster, and writer (The Girl in the Video) is currently offering his freelance editing services. “Michael David Wilson invented the fine-toothed comb. His attention to detail is second to none, and he has a wonderful understanding of structure. This is a guy who knows how good writing works.”—Ray Cluley, author of WATER FOR DROWNING Michael has over ten years of editing experience and has edited books by Josh Malerman, Pat Cadigan, Stephen Graham Jones, David Moody, and many others. He’s worked with various publishing houses and small presses including Rebellion Publishing and Broken River Books. Prices start from £0.01/word. For further information go here: michaeldavidwilson.co.uk/editing/. Contact Michael: [email protected]

Editing, critiquing, artworkEugene Johnson is a man of many talents, an award-winning editor, filmmaker and artist. He will be will be selling his art, book covers, book art, logo designs, making prints, offering short story critiques/edits, special book projects like a coloring book he’s creating with another author and more for a small fee. Initially to fund desperately needed repairs on his car, once that is complete he hopes to turn his focus towards helping others that need support. Join him in his endeavours in getting this help to those who need it. Contact him via https://plaiddragonpublishing.com/ and he can also be found on https://www.facebook.com/eugene.johnson.14855. If you’d like to help him get his car fixed that bit quicker, please drop in on his Fundraiser set up by friends. (I think another link will be set up in the near future regarding his services and I’ll update it here when that happens.)

EditingElle Turpitt, elleturpittediting.com, is facing redundancy. Help her by considering her as an editor. She is available for all editing work – short story, novella, novel, or chapter extracts. She also has a Ko-Fi (ko-fi.com/elleturpitt), or if you’d rather send a little gift to help her smile at a stressful time, she has a wishlist set up for this month (amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls). All support is appreciated. 

 

Writing and Editing Services from Ben Long. Go to Ben for ‘Killer Copy, Creative Content, and Eye-opening Edits’! Ben is ‘a passionate and engaging freelancer with 2+ years of experience in a variety of writing and editing endeavors. He is also a regular contributor to several online brands in the horror niche.’ You can find out more about him here https://readingvicariously.net/services/.

 

Events

Please send us details of any online panels, conventions, festivals and workshops and we’ll list them here.

 

 

 

Charity Anthologies

 Tales Of The Lost Volume Two- A charity anthology for Covid- 19 Relief: Tales To Get Lost In A CHARITY ANTHOLOGY FOR COVID-19 RELIEF by [Gaiman, Neil,, Hill, Joe,, Johnson, Eugene M,]  Flashes of Hope by [Anna Taborska, Dave Jeffery, Amy Grech, Matthew Davis, John Cady, Emma Lee, Gwen Weir, Ken Goldman, Alyson Faye, Theresa Derwin]    

 

Latest Book Launches

Horror Tree Sponsor* and Patreon Releases!

Trembling With Fear: Year 4 by [Stuart Conover, Stephanie Ellis] Trembling With Fear: More Tales From The Tree: Volume 3 by [Stuart Conover, Stephanie Ellis, Catherine Kenwell] Trembling With Fear: Serial Killers: Volume 2 by [Stuart Conover, Stephanie Ellis, Catherine Kenwell]

*All Horror Tree sponsors are able to claim a spot at the top of our listing during the donation of their sponsorship. Please use our contact form for more advertising pricing.
 
 

 

They Slipped Through the Net

Rhitta Gawr (Short Sharp Shocks! Book 73) by [David Watkins]

July

This Hideous Joy

August

 Berserker - Green Hell: Sometimes War Is Beyond Hell by [Lee Franklin] Pariah in Paradise Totally Tubular Terrors by [Jenna Moquin, Rebecca Rowland, R.C. Mulhare, Steve Van Samson, Rob Smales, Barry Dejasu, Mary E. Hart]

The Undertaker and Other Macabre Tales by [Derek Hutchins] The Final Gate by [Wesley Southard, Lucas Mangum] 

Devil's Night by [Curtis M. Lawson, Joe Morey] DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST: A TRUE STORY OF TERROR by [Michael Anthony Gagliardi] Oblivion in Flux: A Collection of Cyber Prose by [Maxwell Ian Gold, Crystal Lake Publishing] Traces Accumulated in Snow and other Weird Tales of Japan (Hauntologies) by [David Rees-Thomas]

Pandemic Unleashed by [Skywatcher Press, Matthew Hollis Damon, Marie Lanza, Rich Restucci, Claire Davon, Victoria Hancox, Hillary Lyon, Kara Race-Moore, Rachel W. Roth, Richard Clive]  Below by [Kev Harrison]

Broken Moons by [Caitlin Mazur, Stephanie Scissom, Jennifer Hatfield, Tim Mendees, Chris Hewitt, Chris Bannor, Janine Pipe, G. Allen Wilbanks, Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway, Callum Pearce] Adding To A Map With No Territory by [Devin Sams] Gorefest: Extreme Horror Anthology by [Wrath James White, Stephen Kozeniewski, Armand Rosamilia, Wesley Southard, Jay Wilburn, Jonathan Butcher, Jack Bantry, Robert Essig, Patrick C. Harrison, K. Trap Jones] The Rules of the Road by [C.B. Jones]

Haunt: A Supernatural Anthology (Five Hundred Fiction Book 6) by [Black Hare Press, B.F. Vega, Chris Bannor, Chris Hewitt, Darlene Holt, David Green, Eric Butler, Helen M. Merrick, J.M. Faulkner, J.W. Garrett, Jay Alexander, Jodi Jensen, Kate Campbell, Kimberly Rei, L.J. McLeod, Leanbh Pearson, Lynne Lumsden Green, Lynne Phillips, Maxine Churchman, Patrick Winters, Peter J. Foote, R.A. Goli, S.O. Green, Sarah Jane Justice, Scott McGregor, Stephanie Scissom, Warren Benedetto] The Girl in the Attic by [Jon Athan]  There Is No Death, There Are No Dead: Tales of Spiritualism Horror by [Kathe Koja, Gemma Files, Lee Murray, Laird Barron, S.P. Miskowski, Gwendolyn Kiste, Helen Marshall, Chesya Burke, Lisa Morton, Crystal Lake Publishing]

Jedi Summer by [John Boden] 666 (Dark Drabbles Book 11) by [Black Hare Press, G. Allen Wilbanks, Micah Castle, Megan Feehley, Colin Leonard, Sheri White, Armand Gloriosa, Radar DeBoard, Reuben Paul, S.A. O’Driscoll, Jodie Angell, Scott G. Gibson, Matthew Wallace, Delena Brothaigh, Dusty Burford, Arlo Gorevin, Buck Charger, Ali House, Emma Phillips, Kara Jones, David Green, R. Wayne Gray, Marcelo Medone, Chris Hewitt, Adrian David, Jay Faulkner, River South, Brian Rosenberger, Dana Branch, Beth W. Patterson, K. Wren Reeds, Ann Wycoff, Doug Jacquier, Bex Pinckney, Jenniefer Andersson, B.A. Nielsen, Collin Yeoh, Dustin Pinney, L.T. Emery, Brian Maycock, T.A. Arnold, Louise Zedda-Sampson, Grace R. Reynolds, Delfina Bonuchi, Kurt Adam, P.R. Tough, Daytona Bulove, Jaimie McGivery, Mike Murphy, Matt Scott, Dorann Brooke, Brooke Percy, James S. Austin, John Kujawski, L.T. Ward, Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito, D.J. Tyrer, Henry Myllylä, Peter Caffrey, Blaise Langlois, Mason Santiago, Catherine Kenwell, Robyn Fraser, Blakewood Grey, Kateri Tough, L.N. Hunter, J.D. Frain, Jay Alexander, Jaden Apollo, Zedonk, Gus Wood, S.J. Crowe, Jade Cinders, Denver Grenell, Kimberly Rei, M. Korps, Oliver C. Seneca, Suann Amero, Renee Schnebelin, Christopher T. Dabrowski, Julia Mraczny, Benjamin Goldstein, Garrison McKnight, Christine Bottas, Simon J. Plant, Robin Braid, S. Jade Path, Aaron Lebold, Jonathan MacDonald, August Quinn, Destiny Eve Pifer, Meera Dandekar, Michelle Brett, K. Wreeds, J.C. Haggerty, John Lane, Wondra Vanian, August van Stralen, Rowan Bell, Benjamin Kurt Unsworth, Nick Petrou, Renee Cronley, N.S. Reiss, Steven Holding, John West, B.J. Thrower, Charlotte Langtree, Sean M. Palfrey, Dasie Barkus, Gloria Martin, Sabeen Sadiq, Lauren Winter, Tom Trussel, A.H. Syme, Constantine E. Kiousis, Gregg Cunningham, Billie Griffin, Eddie D. Moore, Annya Alexander, Maxwell Marais, Keith R. Burdon, Olivia Ava, Kelly Matsuura, Jameson Grey, Bridget Haug, Michael D. Evans, Quinn Shepherd, C. Danny Castro, Russell Hemmell, Stephen Herczeg, D. Marie Brougher, Shawn M. Klimek, Den Ghostliven, Dorian J. Sinnott, Bill Hughes, John Ward, Michael Anthony Dioguardi, C. Daniela Castro, C.D. Castro, C. Dan Castro, S.O. Green, K.W. Reeds, Amanda Evans, Dani West, Tuesday Fang, Angel Spencer, Guy Riessen, Justin Allec, Gordon Dunleavy, Ainsley Davidson, Amanda Cecelia Lang, Jason Hardy, Bernardo Villela, Mason H. Hilden, Joshua E. Borgmann, R.J. Meldrum, Soren Ringh, Peter Kerby, Gary Clifton, Hari Navarro, Gene Lee, Tracy Davidson, D.B. Morvid, Yvette Appleby, Danielle Bonnin, Finnian Burnett, Kate Lowe, Jay Baird, Mendel Mire, Danyel Bardo, Dire Bonnington, D. Day Bryan, Matt Krizan, Roxanne Klimek, Susan Vita, A.S. Charly, Jaycee Durand, Danelley Beat, K.B. Elijah, R.M. Hannigan, Sherry Osborne, Andrew Davis, Angie Wallace, Lance Dale, Jean Martin, John C. Mannone, Conrad Gardner, Gary McDonough, Kevin David Anderson, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, Emery Blake, Nikki R. Leigh, Alexandra Haverská, Jacek Wilkos, Jennifer Lai, Keely O’Shaughnessy, Lindsey Harrington, Ronnie Smart, Jen Mierisch, Evan Baughfman, Lindsay Mansfield, Mari Ness, Nerisha Kemraj, Friday Roberts, Jennifer Canaveral, Darke Blud, Michelle Brooks, Drew Man, Alyson Hasson, Mason Davidson, S.J. Townend, Andra Dill, L.J. McLeod, Michael Gregory, Clint White, Paula R.C. Readman, J.M. Faulkner, Catrin Lawrence, Beckett Van Stralen, Darkbird Bat, J.F. Garrard, Cassandra O’Sullivan Sachar, Raven Isobel Plum, Mariya West, Fred White, James Flanagan, Cassandra Angler, Carla Eliot, Darlene Holt, Gabriella Balcom, Rachel Reeves, Amber M. Simpson, K.J. Watson, Rowan Skylar, Helen M. Merrick, B.T. Petro, Kevin Singer, Teresita E. Dziadura, Sam Lesek, Furr Kewmal, Diane Arrelle, Tyler York, Lane Jordan, Robert Balentine Jr., Joshua D. Taylor, Connor Sassmannshausen, Woodrow Fleer, Marion Lougheed, Kat Friday, Warren Benedetto, Blen Mesfin, Isaac Menuza, Munday Locke, Douglas Gwilym, Maxine Churchman, Alison Waddy, Kennedi Waters, Caitlyn Palmer, Patrick Winters, Rich Rurshell, Ronnie Scissom, Seona Shaw, Miriam H. Harrison, Jade Wildy, Scott McGregor, Karen Bayly, Dean Shawker, Margarida Brei, Joshua Greally, Fiona M. Jones]  Alamo Gold: A Bones Bonebrake Adventure (Bones Bonebrake Adventures Book 5) by [David Wood]

Foxhunt by [Rem Wigmore]

September

1 The Strange Thing We Become and Other Dark Tales by [Eric LaRocca] 1 Writers Workshop of Horror 2 by [Michael Knost] 1 Empty Graves: Tales of the Living Dead by [Jonathan Maberry] 1 The Museum For Forgetting by [Pete W Sutton]

1 3 Shattered Circle: A Jackson Cole Novel Book 1 by [John Stamp, Valhalla Books Publisher] 3 Acquisitor: A Jackson Cole Novel Book 2 by [John Stamp, Valhalla Books Publisher]4 Ravel by [Cassidy Ward]

6 Picture6 Man-Beast by [Deborah Sheldon]7 Grimoire of the Four Impostors by [Coy Hall]  7

10Floaters by [Garrett Boatman, Crystal Lake Publishing] 14 Priory (Oliver Hardacre Book 1) by [Becky Wright] 20 21 The House of Little Bones by [Beverley Lee]

21 Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology by [Jonathan Maberry, Eric J. Guignard, Stephanie Ellis, Catherine McCarthy, Gabino Iglesias, Cindy O'Quinn, Cynthia Pelayo, Christina Sng, Laurel Hightower, H.R. Boldwood, Ben Monroe, Elle Turpitt, Michelle Garza, Melissa Lason, Beverley Lee, S.H. Cooper, Villimey Mist, Kev Harrison, Theresa Derwin, Ruschelle Dillon, Linda Addison, Stephanie Wytovich, Tabatha Wood, Shane Douglas Keene, Sara Tantlinger, Alyson Faye, Baba Jide Low, S.D. Vassallo]21  22  26 Whitesands: A John Dark Case by [Johann Thorsson]

28 Midnight From Beyond the Stars by [Gabino Iglesias, James Newman, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Tim Curran, Lee Murray, Ronald Kelly, Samantha Kolesnik, William Meikle, Kenneth W. Cain] 30 Kill Kit Killers: Premeditated murder, proved with their kits

October

1 Gorefest: Extreme Horror Anthology by [Wrath James White, Stephen Kozeniewski, Armand Rosamilia, Wesley Southard, Jay Wilburn, Jonathan Butcher, Jack Bantry, Robert Essig, Patrick C. Harrison, K. Trap Jones] 1 A House At War: House Arrath Book 11  1

5 What One Wouldn't Do: An Anthology on the Lengths One Might Go To by [Scott J. Moses, J.A.W. McCarthy, Joanna Koch, Eric LaRocca, Hailey Piper, Christi Nogle, Cheri Kamei, Daniel Barnett, Eric Raglin, Laurel Hightower] 12 Dead in the Water by [Jennifer Soucy]14 15 Image of The Voice of the Burning House: Poems - PREORDER

15 Image of The Ettinfell of Beacon Hill: Gothic Tales of Boston - PREORDER 16 Seeds by [Tabatha Wood] 19 Image 21 Postcards from the Body Farm: Horror Unlimited Book 2 by [Charlotte O'Farrell]

26 The Sound of Breaking Glass: (and other weird tales) by [Christine Makepeace, Gabino Iglesias]

November

12 With Benefits: What's a bit of fun between friends?

Kickstarters and Gofundme!

50935000_1630932056844662_r.jpegFrom their page: ‘Don’t Go Into The Cellar! have been touring the U.K. since 2010 performing their own unique brand of Victorian Gothic theatre. However, since the lock-down was enforced all theatres have been forced to close their doors to live performances.
This campaign is to prevent our business folding.
It costs us £1000 per month to stay afloat (insurance, basic wages, website hosting, storage costs).
We broadcast fortnightly live broadcasts via our Facebook page, as part of our Sunday Down The Cellar season. These performances are free to view, but all donations are gratefully received.

https://www.facebook.com/CellarTheatre/

Please spare whatever you can to help us to continue what we do, and to keep the arts alive in our own macabre way! Thank you.’ Click the image to go to the fund page.

Happy reading.

Steph

 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team

 

Trembling With Fear 09/12/21

Please note: We are temporarily closed to short flash stories (unless for one of the Specials) but open to drabbles, unholy trinities and serials. We hope to reopen later in the year once we have caught up with the publication of those already accepted. Please also remember to read our guidelines, especially on word counts!

We’re having a last blast of summer here in the UK and moaning it’s too hot. Give us another week and we’ll be moaning it’s too cold. Moaning about the weather is what we do best 😊. My writing this week has seen the start of a gothic novella set on the streets of the Victorian East End. The Ripper may be around but he is not the focus. My interest in the East End stems largely from a branch of my family which lived there at the time and were amongst the poorest of the poor. This tale gives me a chance to delve deeper into the horrors of 19th century London.

Reading has seen me finish Becky Wright’s Priory – a gothic story with the pace of a thriller and start Eric LaRocca’s The Strange Thing We Become and Other Dark Tales. I’m also reading Bruce Robinson’s They all Love Jack which is another take on the Ripper story and is literally tearing the establishment to pieces. A great read, I’m hoping to finish all 800-odd pages of in a day or two. As a theory, I’m finding it extremely logical and all too believable.

Our first story in Trembling with Fear is The Mystery of the Apples by Harris Coverley. A chilling story written in the same tone as the darker stories of many earlier haunted stories but avoiding the flowery language of those times.

Full Tank by Mike Rader gives us a gas station in the middle of nowhere. A life-saver – or is it?

Grandpa by Patrick Winters reveals a skeleton in the closet. A subtle bite of the macabre.

Sleep Tight by RJ Meldrum questions the truth behind childhood terrors and the stories parents tell to get their kids to tow the line.

 

Enjoy our stories and send in yours!

Steph

 

Stephanie Ellis

Editor, Trembling With Fear

I don’t really have anything new to add this week as I’ve been behind on catching up with more housekeeping for Horror Tree (working on setting up payments to authors, getting our Summer Edition finalized, etc!) So, to recap from last week (which is still all valid):

Trembling With Fear is open for our Halloween Edition until October 13th, so be sure to get your stories in! Full details can be found here.

Offhand, if you run a website and would like to write an article about Horror Tree or Trembling With Fear, we’d really appreciate that! Please reach out with any questions for facts in the article (who does what, when sections were started, etc), any promotional artwork, or with a link once it is live so we can feature it on the site and on our social media.

Have a great week everyone!

Stuart Conover

Editor, Horror Tree

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Indie Bookshelf Releases 09/10/21

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.

Got a book to launch, an event to promote or seeking extra work/support as a result of being hit economically by Covid or life in general?

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.

Services

Editing: Michael David Wilson, This Is Horror Founder and Editor In Chief, podcaster, and writer (The Girl in the Video) is currently offering his freelance editing services. “Michael David Wilson invented the fine-toothed comb. His attention to detail is second to none, and he has a wonderful understanding of structure. This is a guy who knows how good writing works.”—Ray Cluley, author of WATER FOR DROWNING Michael has over ten years of editing experience and has edited books by Josh Malerman, Pat Cadigan, Stephen Graham Jones, David Moody, and many others. He’s worked with various publishing houses and small presses including Rebellion Publishing and Broken River Books. Prices start from £0.01/word. For further information go here: michaeldavidwilson.co.uk/editing/. Contact Michael: [email protected]

Editing, critiquing, artworkEugene Johnson is a man of many talents, an award-winning editor, filmmaker and artist. He will be will be selling his art, book covers, book art, logo designs, making prints, offering short story critiques/edits, special book projects like a coloring book he’s creating with another author and more for a small fee. Initially to fund desperately needed repairs on his car, once that is complete he hopes to turn his focus towards helping others that need support. Join him in his endeavours in getting this help to those who need it. Contact him via https://plaiddragonpublishing.com/ and he can also be found on https://www.facebook.com/eugene.johnson.14855. If you’d like to help him get his car fixed that bit quicker, please drop in on his Fundraiser set up by friends. (I think another link will be set up in the near future regarding his services and I’ll update it here when that happens.)

EditingElle Turpitt, elleturpittediting.com, is facing redundancy. Help her by considering her as an editor. She is available for all editing work – short story, novella, novel, or chapter extracts. She also has a Ko-Fi (ko-fi.com/elleturpitt), or if you’d rather send a little gift to help her smile at a stressful time, she has a wishlist set up for this month (amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls). All support is appreciated. 

 

Writing and Editing Services from Ben Long. Go to Ben for ‘Killer Copy, Creative Content, and Eye-opening Edits’! Ben is ‘a passionate and engaging freelancer with 2+ years of experience in a variety of writing and editing endeavors. He is also a regular contributor to several online brands in the horror niche.’ You can find out more about him here https://readingvicariously.net/services/.

 

Events

Please send us details of any online panels, conventions, festivals and workshops and we’ll list them here.

 

 

 

Charity Anthologies

 Tales Of The Lost Volume Two- A charity anthology for Covid- 19 Relief: Tales To Get Lost In A CHARITY ANTHOLOGY FOR COVID-19 RELIEF by [Gaiman, Neil,, Hill, Joe,, Johnson, Eugene M,]  Flashes of Hope by [Anna Taborska, Dave Jeffery, Amy Grech, Matthew Davis, John Cady, Emma Lee, Gwen Weir, Ken Goldman, Alyson Faye, Theresa Derwin]    

 

Latest Book Launches

Horror Tree Sponsor* and Patreon Releases!

Trembling With Fear: Year 4 by [Stuart Conover, Stephanie Ellis] Trembling With Fear: More Tales From The Tree: Volume 3 by [Stuart Conover, Stephanie Ellis, Catherine Kenwell] Trembling With Fear: Serial Killers: Volume 2 by [Stuart Conover, Stephanie Ellis, Catherine Kenwell]

*All Horror Tree sponsors are able to claim a spot at the top of our listing during the donation of their sponsorship. Please use our contact form for more advertising pricing.
 
 

July

The Bad Book by [John F.D. Taff, Philip Fracassi, Sarah Read, John Langan, Kristi DeMeester, Alan Baxter, V. Castro, Errick Nunnally, Todd Keisling, Giuseppe Balestra] South by Southwest Wales by [David Owain Hughes] The Horror Collection: Extreme Edition by [Matt Shaw, Kyle M. Scott, David Owain Hughes, Nic Brady, Natasha Sinclair, Matthew M. Clarke , Kevin J. Kennedy]

This Hideous Joy

August

 Berserker - Green Hell: Sometimes War Is Beyond Hell by [Lee Franklin] Pariah in Paradise Totally Tubular Terrors by [Jenna Moquin, Rebecca Rowland, R.C. Mulhare, Steve Van Samson, Rob Smales, Barry Dejasu, Mary E. Hart]

The Undertaker and Other Macabre Tales by [Derek Hutchins] The Final Gate by [Wesley Southard, Lucas Mangum] 

Devil's Night by [Curtis M. Lawson, Joe Morey] DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST: A TRUE STORY OF TERROR by [Michael Anthony Gagliardi] Oblivion in Flux: A Collection of Cyber Prose by [Maxwell Ian Gold, Crystal Lake Publishing] Traces Accumulated in Snow and other Weird Tales of Japan (Hauntologies) by [David Rees-Thomas]

Pandemic Unleashed by [Skywatcher Press, Matthew Hollis Damon, Marie Lanza, Rich Restucci, Claire Davon, Victoria Hancox, Hillary Lyon, Kara Race-Moore, Rachel W. Roth, Richard Clive]  Below by [Kev Harrison]

Broken Moons by [Caitlin Mazur, Stephanie Scissom, Jennifer Hatfield, Tim Mendees, Chris Hewitt, Chris Bannor, Janine Pipe, G. Allen Wilbanks, Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway, Callum Pearce] Adding To A Map With No Territory by [Devin Sams] Gorefest: Extreme Horror Anthology by [Wrath James White, Stephen Kozeniewski, Armand Rosamilia, Wesley Southard, Jay Wilburn, Jonathan Butcher, Jack Bantry, Robert Essig, Patrick C. Harrison, K. Trap Jones] The Rules of the Road by [C.B. Jones]

Haunt: A Supernatural Anthology (Five Hundred Fiction Book 6) by [Black Hare Press, B.F. Vega, Chris Bannor, Chris Hewitt, Darlene Holt, David Green, Eric Butler, Helen M. Merrick, J.M. Faulkner, J.W. Garrett, Jay Alexander, Jodi Jensen, Kate Campbell, Kimberly Rei, L.J. McLeod, Leanbh Pearson, Lynne Lumsden Green, Lynne Phillips, Maxine Churchman, Patrick Winters, Peter J. Foote, R.A. Goli, S.O. Green, Sarah Jane Justice, Scott McGregor, Stephanie Scissom, Warren Benedetto] The Girl in the Attic by [Jon Athan]  There Is No Death, There Are No Dead: Tales of Spiritualism Horror by [Kathe Koja, Gemma Files, Lee Murray, Laird Barron, S.P. Miskowski, Gwendolyn Kiste, Helen Marshall, Chesya Burke, Lisa Morton, Crystal Lake Publishing]

Jedi Summer by [John Boden] 666 (Dark Drabbles Book 11) by [Black Hare Press, G. Allen Wilbanks, Micah Castle, Megan Feehley, Colin Leonard, Sheri White, Armand Gloriosa, Radar DeBoard, Reuben Paul, S.A. O’Driscoll, Jodie Angell, Scott G. Gibson, Matthew Wallace, Delena Brothaigh, Dusty Burford, Arlo Gorevin, Buck Charger, Ali House, Emma Phillips, Kara Jones, David Green, R. Wayne Gray, Marcelo Medone, Chris Hewitt, Adrian David, Jay Faulkner, River South, Brian Rosenberger, Dana Branch, Beth W. Patterson, K. Wren Reeds, Ann Wycoff, Doug Jacquier, Bex Pinckney, Jenniefer Andersson, B.A. Nielsen, Collin Yeoh, Dustin Pinney, L.T. Emery, Brian Maycock, T.A. Arnold, Louise Zedda-Sampson, Grace R. Reynolds, Delfina Bonuchi, Kurt Adam, P.R. Tough, Daytona Bulove, Jaimie McGivery, Mike Murphy, Matt Scott, Dorann Brooke, Brooke Percy, James S. Austin, John Kujawski, L.T. Ward, Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito, D.J. Tyrer, Henry Myllylä, Peter Caffrey, Blaise Langlois, Mason Santiago, Catherine Kenwell, Robyn Fraser, Blakewood Grey, Kateri Tough, L.N. Hunter, J.D. Frain, Jay Alexander, Jaden Apollo, Zedonk, Gus Wood, S.J. Crowe, Jade Cinders, Denver Grenell, Kimberly Rei, M. Korps, Oliver C. Seneca, Suann Amero, Renee Schnebelin, Christopher T. Dabrowski, Julia Mraczny, Benjamin Goldstein, Garrison McKnight, Christine Bottas, Simon J. Plant, Robin Braid, S. Jade Path, Aaron Lebold, Jonathan MacDonald, August Quinn, Destiny Eve Pifer, Meera Dandekar, Michelle Brett, K. Wreeds, J.C. Haggerty, John Lane, Wondra Vanian, August van Stralen, Rowan Bell, Benjamin Kurt Unsworth, Nick Petrou, Renee Cronley, N.S. Reiss, Steven Holding, John West, B.J. Thrower, Charlotte Langtree, Sean M. Palfrey, Dasie Barkus, Gloria Martin, Sabeen Sadiq, Lauren Winter, Tom Trussel, A.H. Syme, Constantine E. Kiousis, Gregg Cunningham, Billie Griffin, Eddie D. Moore, Annya Alexander, Maxwell Marais, Keith R. Burdon, Olivia Ava, Kelly Matsuura, Jameson Grey, Bridget Haug, Michael D. Evans, Quinn Shepherd, C. Danny Castro, Russell Hemmell, Stephen Herczeg, D. Marie Brougher, Shawn M. Klimek, Den Ghostliven, Dorian J. Sinnott, Bill Hughes, John Ward, Michael Anthony Dioguardi, C. Daniela Castro, C.D. Castro, C. Dan Castro, S.O. Green, K.W. Reeds, Amanda Evans, Dani West, Tuesday Fang, Angel Spencer, Guy Riessen, Justin Allec, Gordon Dunleavy, Ainsley Davidson, Amanda Cecelia Lang, Jason Hardy, Bernardo Villela, Mason H. Hilden, Joshua E. Borgmann, R.J. Meldrum, Soren Ringh, Peter Kerby, Gary Clifton, Hari Navarro, Gene Lee, Tracy Davidson, D.B. Morvid, Yvette Appleby, Danielle Bonnin, Finnian Burnett, Kate Lowe, Jay Baird, Mendel Mire, Danyel Bardo, Dire Bonnington, D. Day Bryan, Matt Krizan, Roxanne Klimek, Susan Vita, A.S. Charly, Jaycee Durand, Danelley Beat, K.B. Elijah, R.M. Hannigan, Sherry Osborne, Andrew Davis, Angie Wallace, Lance Dale, Jean Martin, John C. Mannone, Conrad Gardner, Gary McDonough, Kevin David Anderson, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, Emery Blake, Nikki R. Leigh, Alexandra Haverská, Jacek Wilkos, Jennifer Lai, Keely O’Shaughnessy, Lindsey Harrington, Ronnie Smart, Jen Mierisch, Evan Baughfman, Lindsay Mansfield, Mari Ness, Nerisha Kemraj, Friday Roberts, Jennifer Canaveral, Darke Blud, Michelle Brooks, Drew Man, Alyson Hasson, Mason Davidson, S.J. Townend, Andra Dill, L.J. McLeod, Michael Gregory, Clint White, Paula R.C. Readman, J.M. Faulkner, Catrin Lawrence, Beckett Van Stralen, Darkbird Bat, J.F. Garrard, Cassandra O’Sullivan Sachar, Raven Isobel Plum, Mariya West, Fred White, James Flanagan, Cassandra Angler, Carla Eliot, Darlene Holt, Gabriella Balcom, Rachel Reeves, Amber M. Simpson, K.J. Watson, Rowan Skylar, Helen M. Merrick, B.T. Petro, Kevin Singer, Teresita E. Dziadura, Sam Lesek, Furr Kewmal, Diane Arrelle, Tyler York, Lane Jordan, Robert Balentine Jr., Joshua D. Taylor, Connor Sassmannshausen, Woodrow Fleer, Marion Lougheed, Kat Friday, Warren Benedetto, Blen Mesfin, Isaac Menuza, Munday Locke, Douglas Gwilym, Maxine Churchman, Alison Waddy, Kennedi Waters, Caitlyn Palmer, Patrick Winters, Rich Rurshell, Ronnie Scissom, Seona Shaw, Miriam H. Harrison, Jade Wildy, Scott McGregor, Karen Bayly, Dean Shawker, Margarida Brei, Joshua Greally, Fiona M. Jones]  Alamo Gold: A Bones Bonebrake Adventure (Bones Bonebrake Adventures Book 5) by [David Wood]

Foxhunt by [Rem Wigmore]

September

1 The Strange Thing We Become and Other Dark Tales by [Eric LaRocca] 1 Writers Workshop of Horror 2 by [Michael Knost] 1 Empty Graves: Tales of the Living Dead by [Jonathan Maberry] 1 The Museum For Forgetting by [Pete W Sutton]

3 Shattered Circle: A Jackson Cole Novel Book 1 by [John Stamp, Valhalla Books Publisher] 3 Acquisitor: A Jackson Cole Novel Book 2 by [John Stamp, Valhalla Books Publisher]4 Ravel by [Cassidy Ward]6 Picture

6 Man-Beast by [Deborah Sheldon]7 Grimoire of the Four Impostors by [Coy Hall]  7 10Floaters by [Garrett Boatman, Crystal Lake Publishing]

14 Priory (Oliver Hardacre Book 1) by [Becky Wright] 21 The House of Little Bones by [Beverley Lee]21 Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology by [Jonathan Maberry, Eric J. Guignard, Stephanie Ellis, Catherine McCarthy, Gabino Iglesias, Cindy O'Quinn, Cynthia Pelayo, Christina Sng, Laurel Hightower, H.R. Boldwood, Ben Monroe, Elle Turpitt, Michelle Garza, Melissa Lason, Beverley Lee, S.H. Cooper, Villimey Mist, Kev Harrison, Theresa Derwin, Ruschelle Dillon, Linda Addison, Stephanie Wytovich, Tabatha Wood, Shane Douglas Keene, Sara Tantlinger, Alyson Faye, Baba Jide Low, S.D. Vassallo] 21

22  26 Whitesands: A John Dark Case by [Johann Thorsson]28 Midnight From Beyond the Stars by [Gabino Iglesias, James Newman, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Tim Curran, Lee Murray, Ronald Kelly, Samantha Kolesnik, William Meikle, Kenneth W. Cain] 30 Kill Kit Killers: Premeditated murder, proved with their kits

October

1 Gorefest: Extreme Horror Anthology by [Wrath James White, Stephen Kozeniewski, Armand Rosamilia, Wesley Southard, Jay Wilburn, Jonathan Butcher, Jack Bantry, Robert Essig, Patrick C. Harrison, K. Trap Jones] 1 A House At War: House Arrath Book 11  1

12 Dead in the Water by [Jennifer Soucy]14 15 Image of The Voice of the Burning House: Poems - PREORDER 15 Image of The Ettinfell of Beacon Hill: Gothic Tales of Boston - PREORDER

16 Seeds by [Tabatha Wood] 19 Image

November

12 With Benefits: What's a bit of fun between friends?

Kickstarters and Gofundme!

A comic science fiction anthology. Each author is choosing three completely unrelated characters from history…

Authors David Gerrold, Jonathan Maberry, Jody Lynn Nye, Gail Z. Martin and L. Penelope, editor Michael A. Ventrella and publisher Ian Randal Strock.

Click the image for more info.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

50935000_1630932056844662_r.jpegFrom their page: ‘Don’t Go Into The Cellar! have been touring the U.K. since 2010 performing their own unique brand of Victorian Gothic theatre. However, since the lock-down was enforced all theatres have been forced to close their doors to live performances.
This campaign is to prevent our business folding.
It costs us £1000 per month to stay afloat (insurance, basic wages, website hosting, storage costs).
We broadcast fortnightly live broadcasts via our Facebook page, as part of our Sunday Down The Cellar season. These performances are free to view, but all donations are gratefully received.

https://www.facebook.com/CellarTheatre/

Please spare whatever you can to help us to continue what we do, and to keep the arts alive in our own macabre way! Thank you.’ Click the image to go to the fund page.

Happy reading.

Steph

 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team

 

Trembling With Fear 09/05/21

Please note: We are temporarily closed to short flash stories (unless for one of the Specials) but open to drabbles, unholy trinities and serials. We hope to reopen later in the year once we have caught up with the publication of those already accepted. Please also remember to read our guidelines, especially on word counts!

Time is flying and this is the first September where I don’t have to go back to school, something I can’t quite get over. Instead, I am looking forward to autumn with a quiet joy as most horror writers do, this is very often the time when our work gains more notice by virtue of Halloween (remember our Special, folks, if you want to submit to that) and those long dark nights.

This last week I was able to trigger the pre-order for the Daughters of Darkness II anthology which I wanted to match with Mary Shelley’s birthday of August 30th. As amazon says give it 72 hours – but I knew it was faster – I pressed the button halfway through the 28th. A few hours later it was live. I wish that amazon would allow you to set the date when pre-order is to go live, otherwise you end up telling people not to say anything if they notice so you can get a proper announcement done! As they say, timing is everything and that was pretty rubbish 😊 I also managed to get that short story done for the 1st Sept. Probably won’t be successful as I had to push to do it but at least I managed something. And it’s a piece I can return to in the future if it doesn’t hit the requirements.

Reading this week has been The Bridge by J.S. Breukelaar, a recent guest at Shotgun Logic. I didn’t do that podcast as it would’ve been 2 a.m. in the UK! I still read the book however. A deep, absorbing dark fantasy with elements of Greek mythology, I really enjoyed it. Next to read is Priory by Becky Wright. I have also developed a habit of reading a non-horror book –  when I can – at the end of the day, to switch off from the genre and keep my reading ‘wide’. I’m currently revisiting Scandi noir with Hakan Nesser’s The Root of Evil.

This week, Trembling with Fear leads with The Run by Alec Thomson. A beautifully poignant piece, rich with atmospheric setting and gentle empathy for an end of life situation. What would a mother do for her son, or a son for his mother? A simple run becomes a last gift.

The Colony by Jonathan Worlde gives us a little sci-fi adventure in a place that appears almost too good to be true.

Omnipotent Apathy by Jake Fitzgerald takes us into the teenage mind, a seething cauldron if ever there was one, and gives it form. That last line is so true!

Our Sighting by Kevin M. Folliard is a nice example of be careful what you wish for? Do you want to prove the existence of aliens? Then go looking. But will you come back?

Enjoy our stories and send in yours!

Steph

 

Stephanie Ellis

Editor, Trembling With Fear

A week into the MBA program and my biggest accomplishment (aside from starting a short story and submitting a drabble) was to really catch up on Horror Tree backend work. E-mails have been responded to, short stories and drabbles read. A short story has been edited for one of our Patreons. Now, onto more things!

Trembling With Fear is open for our Halloween Edition until October 13th, so be sure to get your stories in! Full details can be found here.

Offhand, if you run a website and would like to write an article about Horror Tree or Trembling With Fear, we’d really appreciate that! Please reach out with any questions for facts in the article (who does what, when sections were started, etc), any promotional artwork, or with a link once it is live so we can feature it on the site and on our social media.

Have a great week everyone! 

Stuart Conover

Editor, Horror Tree

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Unholy Trinity: Legend of the Moon Children by Martin P. Fuller

Our church worships at the altar of the Unholy Trinity. Its gospels are delivered as a trio of dark drabbles, linked so that Three become One. All hail the power of the Three.

I

The wounding

It was once part of our molten world, ejected and exiled when our solar system was young. Apart, but still linked to the chosen ones.

The planetoids revenge

The small gods challenge failed, consumed but not before ripping part of it conquerors body away, where it orbited, waiting, brooding, demanding a blood price.

The mystic light emerges

As the Moons rock cooled, a power grew. A weird force which oozed out of its heart, drifting towards the wounded Earth on reflected light.

Union of the light

The special light could not be filtered by dark storm cloud, or rock or roof. It found the special children, the wild, and changed them.

II

The curse of the moon gift

The Moon, torn from the body of the Earth, retained a link of mystic evil. Sunlight reflecting from its surface,  gave out more than just photons. The light sought out the Moon children with a gift of change. Tooth, claw, fur, jaws of razor teeth, and a maddened insatiable savagery.

 

The worship

The Moon loves the wolf and the wolf adores its Mistress.  The savage that is man fears the wolf, knows of the bite and the tearing sickle claw. That terror draws the Moon’s attention and dark influence. Certain mortals bear the dark honour of being disciples of the lunar queen.

III

The law of the werewolf

You cannot hide from the light or its malign influence. It seeks you out, invades your trembling mind, controls sinew and muscle. Bone bends to its command, reshaping, reforming. And the desire for the smell and taste of blood, the crush of teeth through flesh dominates your thoughts. Be wild, progeny of dark nature, seek out the living and survive. Never forget to give thanks to the  Goddess who watches over you in the darkness. Howl out your vicious hymn, scratch your mark in the landscape. You that were once human, wear the skin of a worshiper of the  moonlight. 

 

Martin P. Fuller

Martin P. Fuller lives in his shoebox house in West Yorkshire. He was in his previous exitances: –

 a beer salesman, a pall bearer, a car delivery driver, and oh yes… a police officer for over 34 years.  

He started to write in 2013 after attending a creative writing class and since then has become a writing course junkie. 

Discovering his dark side, Martin has had a number of stories published in Trembling with Fear and several other anthologies including Deadcades published by Infernal Clock.

Indie Bookshelf Releases 09/03/21

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.

Got a book to launch, an event to promote or seeking extra work/support as a result of being hit economically by Covid or life in general?

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.

Services

Editing: Michael David Wilson, This Is Horror Founder and Editor In Chief, podcaster, and writer (The Girl in the Video) is currently offering his freelance editing services. “Michael David Wilson invented the fine-toothed comb. His attention to detail is second to none, and he has a wonderful understanding of structure. This is a guy who knows how good writing works.”—Ray Cluley, author of WATER FOR DROWNING Michael has over ten years of editing experience and has edited books by Josh Malerman, Pat Cadigan, Stephen Graham Jones, David Moody, and many others. He’s worked with various publishing houses and small presses including Rebellion Publishing and Broken River Books. Prices start from £0.01/word. For further information go here: michaeldavidwilson.co.uk/editing/. Contact Michael: [email protected]

Editing, critiquing, artworkEugene Johnson is a man of many talents, an award-winning editor, filmmaker and artist. He will be will be selling his art, book covers, book art, logo designs, making prints, offering short story critiques/edits, special book projects like a coloring book he’s creating with another author and more for a small fee. Initially to fund desperately needed repairs on his car, once that is complete he hopes to turn his focus towards helping others that need support. Join him in his endeavours in getting this help to those who need it. Contact him via https://plaiddragonpublishing.com/ and he can also be found on https://www.facebook.com/eugene.johnson.14855. If you’d like to help him get his car fixed that bit quicker, please drop in on his Fundraiser set up by friends. (I think another link will be set up in the near future regarding his services and I’ll update it here when that happens.)

EditingElle Turpitt, elleturpittediting.com, is facing redundancy. Help her by considering her as an editor. She is available for all editing work – short story, novella, novel, or chapter extracts. She also has a Ko-Fi (ko-fi.com/elleturpitt), or if you’d rather send a little gift to help her smile at a stressful time, she has a wishlist set up for this month (amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls). All support is appreciated. 

 

Writing and Editing Services from Ben Long. Go to Ben for ‘Killer Copy, Creative Content, and Eye-opening Edits’! Ben is ‘a passionate and engaging freelancer with 2+ years of experience in a variety of writing and editing endeavors. He is also a regular contributor to several online brands in the horror niche.’ You can find out more about him here https://readingvicariously.net/services/.

 

Events

Please send us details of any online panels, conventions, festivals and workshops and we’ll list them here.

Buzz Book Expo 2021 4th – 5th Sept. Showcases horror novels and novellas due for publication Sept 2021 to Dec 2022. Organised by Mary Sangiovanni, Somer Canon, Matt Wildasin and Katie Southard. Click the image for more info.

 

 

Charity Anthologies

 Tales Of The Lost Volume Two- A charity anthology for Covid- 19 Relief: Tales To Get Lost In A CHARITY ANTHOLOGY FOR COVID-19 RELIEF by [Gaiman, Neil,, Hill, Joe,, Johnson, Eugene M,]  Flashes of Hope by [Anna Taborska, Dave Jeffery, Amy Grech, Matthew Davis, John Cady, Emma Lee, Gwen Weir, Ken Goldman, Alyson Faye, Theresa Derwin]    

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Latest Book Launches

Horror Tree Sponsor* and Patreon Releases!

Trembling With Fear: Year 4 by [Stuart Conover, Stephanie Ellis] Trembling With Fear: More Tales From The Tree: Volume 3 by [Stuart Conover, Stephanie Ellis, Catherine Kenwell] Trembling With Fear: Serial Killers: Volume 2 by [Stuart Conover, Stephanie Ellis, Catherine Kenwell]

*All Horror Tree sponsors are able to claim a spot at the top of our listing during the donation of their sponsorship. Please use our contact form for more advertising pricing.
 
 

They Slipped Through the Net

Beguiled by Night: A Vampire Tale by [Nicole Eigener] Cleaners, and Other Weird Tales: Hauntologies Volume 1 by [David Rees-Thomas]

July

 Absolute Unit by [Nick Kolakowski, Crystal Lake Publishing]  They Come in the Night by [Lynn-Cee Faulk]

The Bad Book by [John F.D. Taff, Philip Fracassi, Sarah Read, John Langan, Kristi DeMeester, Alan Baxter, V. Castro, Errick Nunnally, Todd Keisling, Giuseppe Balestra] South by Southwest Wales by [David Owain Hughes] The Horror Collection: Extreme Edition by [Matt Shaw, Kyle M. Scott, David Owain Hughes, Nic Brady, Natasha Sinclair, Matthew M. Clarke , Kevin J. Kennedy]

This Hideous Joy

August

 Berserker - Green Hell: Sometimes War Is Beyond Hell by [Lee Franklin] Pariah in Paradise Totally Tubular Terrors by [Jenna Moquin, Rebecca Rowland, R.C. Mulhare, Steve Van Samson, Rob Smales, Barry Dejasu, Mary E. Hart]

The Undertaker and Other Macabre Tales by [Derek Hutchins] The Final Gate by [Wesley Southard, Lucas Mangum] 

Devil's Night by [Curtis M. Lawson, Joe Morey] DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST: A TRUE STORY OF TERROR by [Michael Anthony Gagliardi] Oblivion in Flux: A Collection of Cyber Prose by [Maxwell Ian Gold, Crystal Lake Publishing] Traces Accumulated in Snow and other Weird Tales of Japan (Hauntologies) by [David Rees-Thomas]

Pandemic Unleashed by [Skywatcher Press, Matthew Hollis Damon, Marie Lanza, Rich Restucci, Claire Davon, Victoria Hancox, Hillary Lyon, Kara Race-Moore, Rachel W. Roth, Richard Clive]  Below by [Kev Harrison]

Broken Moons by [Caitlin Mazur, Stephanie Scissom, Jennifer Hatfield, Tim Mendees, Chris Hewitt, Chris Bannor, Janine Pipe, G. Allen Wilbanks, Lyndsey Ellis-Holloway, Callum Pearce] Adding To A Map With No Territory by [Devin Sams] Gorefest: Extreme Horror Anthology by [Wrath James White, Stephen Kozeniewski, Armand Rosamilia, Wesley Southard, Jay Wilburn, Jonathan Butcher, Jack Bantry, Robert Essig, Patrick C. Harrison, K. Trap Jones] The Rules of the Road by [C.B. Jones]

Haunt: A Supernatural Anthology (Five Hundred Fiction Book 6) by [Black Hare Press, B.F. Vega, Chris Bannor, Chris Hewitt, Darlene Holt, David Green, Eric Butler, Helen M. Merrick, J.M. Faulkner, J.W. Garrett, Jay Alexander, Jodi Jensen, Kate Campbell, Kimberly Rei, L.J. McLeod, Leanbh Pearson, Lynne Lumsden Green, Lynne Phillips, Maxine Churchman, Patrick Winters, Peter J. Foote, R.A. Goli, S.O. Green, Sarah Jane Justice, Scott McGregor, Stephanie Scissom, Warren Benedetto] The Girl in the Attic by [Jon Athan]  There Is No Death, There Are No Dead: Tales of Spiritualism Horror by [Kathe Koja, Gemma Files, Lee Murray, Laird Barron, S.P. Miskowski, Gwendolyn Kiste, Helen Marshall, Chesya Burke, Lisa Morton, Crystal Lake Publishing]

Jedi Summer by [John Boden] 666 (Dark Drabbles Book 11) by [Black Hare Press, G. Allen Wilbanks, Micah Castle, Megan Feehley, Colin Leonard, Sheri White, Armand Gloriosa, Radar DeBoard, Reuben Paul, S.A. O’Driscoll, Jodie Angell, Scott G. Gibson, Matthew Wallace, Delena Brothaigh, Dusty Burford, Arlo Gorevin, Buck Charger, Ali House, Emma Phillips, Kara Jones, David Green, R. Wayne Gray, Marcelo Medone, Chris Hewitt, Adrian David, Jay Faulkner, River South, Brian Rosenberger, Dana Branch, Beth W. Patterson, K. Wren Reeds, Ann Wycoff, Doug Jacquier, Bex Pinckney, Jenniefer Andersson, B.A. Nielsen, Collin Yeoh, Dustin Pinney, L.T. Emery, Brian Maycock, T.A. Arnold, Louise Zedda-Sampson, Grace R. Reynolds, Delfina Bonuchi, Kurt Adam, P.R. Tough, Daytona Bulove, Jaimie McGivery, Mike Murphy, Matt Scott, Dorann Brooke, Brooke Percy, James S. Austin, John Kujawski, L.T. Ward, Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito, D.J. Tyrer, Henry Myllylä, Peter Caffrey, Blaise Langlois, Mason Santiago, Catherine Kenwell, Robyn Fraser, Blakewood Grey, Kateri Tough, L.N. Hunter, J.D. Frain, Jay Alexander, Jaden Apollo, Zedonk, Gus Wood, S.J. Crowe, Jade Cinders, Denver Grenell, Kimberly Rei, M. Korps, Oliver C. Seneca, Suann Amero, Renee Schnebelin, Christopher T. Dabrowski, Julia Mraczny, Benjamin Goldstein, Garrison McKnight, Christine Bottas, Simon J. Plant, Robin Braid, S. Jade Path, Aaron Lebold, Jonathan MacDonald, August Quinn, Destiny Eve Pifer, Meera Dandekar, Michelle Brett, K. Wreeds, J.C. Haggerty, John Lane, Wondra Vanian, August van Stralen, Rowan Bell, Benjamin Kurt Unsworth, Nick Petrou, Renee Cronley, N.S. Reiss, Steven Holding, John West, B.J. Thrower, Charlotte Langtree, Sean M. Palfrey, Dasie Barkus, Gloria Martin, Sabeen Sadiq, Lauren Winter, Tom Trussel, A.H. Syme, Constantine E. Kiousis, Gregg Cunningham, Billie Griffin, Eddie D. Moore, Annya Alexander, Maxwell Marais, Keith R. Burdon, Olivia Ava, Kelly Matsuura, Jameson Grey, Bridget Haug, Michael D. Evans, Quinn Shepherd, C. Danny Castro, Russell Hemmell, Stephen Herczeg, D. Marie Brougher, Shawn M. Klimek, Den Ghostliven, Dorian J. Sinnott, Bill Hughes, John Ward, Michael Anthony Dioguardi, C. Daniela Castro, C.D. Castro, C. Dan Castro, S.O. Green, K.W. Reeds, Amanda Evans, Dani West, Tuesday Fang, Angel Spencer, Guy Riessen, Justin Allec, Gordon Dunleavy, Ainsley Davidson, Amanda Cecelia Lang, Jason Hardy, Bernardo Villela, Mason H. Hilden, Joshua E. Borgmann, R.J. Meldrum, Soren Ringh, Peter Kerby, Gary Clifton, Hari Navarro, Gene Lee, Tracy Davidson, D.B. Morvid, Yvette Appleby, Danielle Bonnin, Finnian Burnett, Kate Lowe, Jay Baird, Mendel Mire, Danyel Bardo, Dire Bonnington, D. Day Bryan, Matt Krizan, Roxanne Klimek, Susan Vita, A.S. Charly, Jaycee Durand, Danelley Beat, K.B. Elijah, R.M. Hannigan, Sherry Osborne, Andrew Davis, Angie Wallace, Lance Dale, Jean Martin, John C. Mannone, Conrad Gardner, Gary McDonough, Kevin David Anderson, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, Emery Blake, Nikki R. Leigh, Alexandra Haverská, Jacek Wilkos, Jennifer Lai, Keely O’Shaughnessy, Lindsey Harrington, Ronnie Smart, Jen Mierisch, Evan Baughfman, Lindsay Mansfield, Mari Ness, Nerisha Kemraj, Friday Roberts, Jennifer Canaveral, Darke Blud, Michelle Brooks, Drew Man, Alyson Hasson, Mason Davidson, S.J. Townend, Andra Dill, L.J. McLeod, Michael Gregory, Clint White, Paula R.C. Readman, J.M. Faulkner, Catrin Lawrence, Beckett Van Stralen, Darkbird Bat, J.F. Garrard, Cassandra O’Sullivan Sachar, Raven Isobel Plum, Mariya West, Fred White, James Flanagan, Cassandra Angler, Carla Eliot, Darlene Holt, Gabriella Balcom, Rachel Reeves, Amber M. Simpson, K.J. Watson, Rowan Skylar, Helen M. Merrick, B.T. Petro, Kevin Singer, Teresita E. Dziadura, Sam Lesek, Furr Kewmal, Diane Arrelle, Tyler York, Lane Jordan, Robert Balentine Jr., Joshua D. Taylor, Connor Sassmannshausen, Woodrow Fleer, Marion Lougheed, Kat Friday, Warren Benedetto, Blen Mesfin, Isaac Menuza, Munday Locke, Douglas Gwilym, Maxine Churchman, Alison Waddy, Kennedi Waters, Caitlyn Palmer, Patrick Winters, Rich Rurshell, Ronnie Scissom, Seona Shaw, Miriam H. Harrison, Jade Wildy, Scott McGregor, Karen Bayly, Dean Shawker, Margarida Brei, Joshua Greally, Fiona M. Jones]  Alamo Gold: A Bones Bonebrake Adventure (Bones Bonebrake Adventures Book 5) by [David Wood]

September

1 The Strange Thing We Become and Other Dark Tales by [Eric LaRocca] 1 Writers Workshop of Horror 2 by [Michael Knost] 1 Empty Graves: Tales of the Living Dead by [Jonathan Maberry] 1 The Museum For Forgetting by [Pete W  Sutton]

3 Shattered Circle: A Jackson Cole Novel Book 1 by [John Stamp, Valhalla Books Publisher] 3 Acquisitor: A Jackson Cole Novel Book 2 by [John Stamp, Valhalla Books Publisher]4 Ravel by [Cassidy Ward]6 Picture

7 Grimoire of the Four Impostors by [Coy Hall] 10Floaters by [Garrett Boatman, Crystal Lake Publishing] 14 Priory (Oliver Hardacre Book 1) by [Becky Wright]21 The House of Little Bones by [Beverley Lee]

21 Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology by [Jonathan Maberry, Eric J. Guignard, Stephanie Ellis, Catherine McCarthy, Gabino Iglesias, Cindy O'Quinn, Cynthia Pelayo, Christina Sng, Laurel Hightower, H.R. Boldwood, Ben Monroe, Elle Turpitt, Michelle Garza, Melissa Lason, Beverley Lee, S.H. Cooper, Villimey Mist, Kev Harrison, Theresa Derwin, Ruschelle Dillon, Linda Addison, Stephanie Wytovich, Tabatha Wood, Shane Douglas Keene, Sara Tantlinger, Alyson Faye, Baba Jide Low, S.D. Vassallo] 21 22  26 Whitesands: A John Dark Case by [Johann Thorsson]

28 Midnight From Beyond the Stars by [Gabino Iglesias, James Newman, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Tim Curran, Lee Murray, Ronald Kelly, Samantha Kolesnik, William Meikle, Kenneth W. Cain] 30 Kill Kit Killers: Premeditated murder, proved with their kits

October

1 Gorefest: Extreme Horror Anthology by [Wrath James White, Stephen Kozeniewski, Armand Rosamilia, Wesley Southard, Jay Wilburn, Jonathan Butcher, Jack Bantry, Robert Essig, Patrick C. Harrison, K. Trap Jones] 1 A House At War: House Arrath Book 11  1

9 May be an image of text that says "HALLOWEEN NIGHTS OF AUTUMN FRIGHT TALES EDITED BY BRAM STOKER NOMINEE JAMESA. MOORE"12 Dead in the Water by [Jennifer Soucy]14 16 Seeds by [Tabatha Wood]

22 May be a cartoon of 1 person and text that says "OCTÃBER NIGHTS KEVIN LUCIA"

November

12 With Benefits: What's a bit of fun between friends?

Kickstarters!

IN SOMNIO: A Collection of Modern Gothic Horror Fiction. Twenty-five macabre voices from Horror fiction & illustration jolt the corpse back to life & drag Gothic fiction back into the daylight! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/maddoctorscomic/in-somnio

The Dark Heart of the Wood, organized by Duane Pesice

Duane Pecise ‘Greetings. We are producing a book of poems and short stories early next year, and this is where to get them, and how you can help pay the artists and writers involved in the project.
Donations are  book orders. Plan accordingly. The books will be shipped via Amazon and will cost 16.99 each. The ebooks will be priced at 5.99 and the set will cost 20.00. Shipping within the US only, except for ebooks. I’m sorry but shipping costs are prohibitive. The book will have international availability once it is published.’ Click on image for more information.

New England filmmaker Joseph McGee seeking help to fund feature film. Please help us reach our goal.

Happy reading.

Steph

 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team