Friday Update: Pandemic Book Launches

Pandemic Book Launches and Hot Off the Indie Press 08.05.20

In addition to Jim McLeod’s Pandemic Book Launch group on Facebook – go here for more infomation – Joe Mynhardt has set up a collaborative Facebook group for the independent presses: Hot Off the Indie Press. This one carries all sorts of posts from indie publishers to ‘promote sales, sales and opportunities for authors’ amongst other things, if you want to see what they’re up to and what’s available, check it out here.  

If you buy, please also consider leaving reviews for the authors and even dropping them a line on twitter or their websites to have a chat with them about the book.

Pandemic Book Launches 

 *** Charity Anthologies ***

Stories of Hope and Wonder: In Support of the UK's Healthcare Workers by [Ian Whates, M.R. Carey, Peter F. Hamilton, Lesley Glaister, Stephen Baxter, Tim Pears, Francis Hardinge, Paul Cornell, Tade Thompson, Adrian Tchaikovsky]Stories of Hope and Wonder in Support of the UK’s Healthcare workers, ed Ian Whates, pub Newcon Press.,

A treasury of quality stories. All proceeds from the sale of this digital anthology are being donated to support NHS staff and other healthcare workers. 53 stories, 253,000 words of fiction, including several pieces that are original to this volume, featuring some of the finest writers of science fiction, literary fiction, fantasy, horror, and more.

Black Dogs, Black Tales - Where the Dogs Don’t Die: A Charity Anthology for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand by [Tabatha Wood, Kaaron Warren, Alan Baxter, Matthew R. Davis, Hari Navarro, John Linwood Grant, P.J. Blakey-Novis, Steve Dillon, J.C. Hart, Melanie Harding-Shaw]Black Dogs, Black Tales ed. Tabatha Wood, pub Things in the Well17th May, 2020. Raising money for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.,






Dark Choir by [Paul Melhuish]Dark Choir by Paul Melhuish, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 21st April, 2020.,
Velocities: Stories by Kathe Koje, pub Meerkat Press, 21st April, 2020. Purchase options available here.

John McNee’s Doom Cabaret by John McNee, pub Sinister Horror Company, 24th April, 2020.,



Cult of the Gator God by Paul Lubaczewski, pub 50/50 Press, 28th April, 2020.

Shark Week by Matt Shaw, pub 29th April, 2020.,

Q by Christina Dalcher, pub HQ/Berkley, 30th April., Note: this is titled Master Class in the US.

Black Shuck Books:  – all 30th April.

The Watcher in the Shadows by Charlotte Bond. amazon.,

Voices by Kit Power.,

Green Fingers by Dan Coxon.,

Three Mothers, One Father by Sean Hogan.,

Uneasy Beginnings by Simon Kurt Unsworth and Benjamin Kurt Unsworth.,

TImage may contain: texthe Adventures of Mr Polkington by Tina Rath., no as yet.


Till Human Voices Wake Us by C S Johnson, audiobook here.

One Flew Through the Dragon Heart by C S Johnson, pub 30.4.20.,

The Mud Ballad by Jo Quenell, pub Weirdpunk Books. Buy here.

Sabbath of the Fox-Devils by Sam Richard, pub Weirdpunk Books.

The Horror Collection ed Kevin J. Kennedy, pub KJK Publising, 30th April 2020.,



Dark Divinations, ed. Naching T. Kassa, pub HorrorAddicts, 1st May 2020. Purchase options given at HorrorAddicts here.

Northern Lights, Southern Stars by C. S. Johnson, audiobook, 1st May 2020.,

Don’t Smell the Flowers! They Want to Steal Your Bones! by Duncan P. Bradshaw, pub EyeCue Productions, 1st May, 2020.,

Hunger on the Chisholm Trail by M. Ennenbach, pub Death’s Head Press, 2nd May 2020., on the Chisholm Trail by [M. Ennenbach]

B is for Beasts (A to Z of Horror Book 2) pub Red Cape Publishing, 13th May, 2020.,



Image may contain: food, possible text that says 'WHAT HELL MAY COME REX HURST'What Hell May Come by Rex Hurst, pub Crystal Lake Publishing, 12th June, 2020.

Devil’s Creek by Todd Keisling, pub Silver Shamrock Publishing, 16th June, 2020.,

Devil's Creek by [Todd Keisling]





Slaves to Gravity by Wesley Southard and Somer Canon, pub. Silver Shamrock Publishing. Due July.






Future Releases (No Date Confirmed)

CF Final Front CoverThe Crying Forest by Venero Armanno, pub IFWG Publishing Australia.





Happy reading.


 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team


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