Indie Bookshelf Releases 08/11/2023

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‘On Sunday, July 16th, I went under for a 5-hour surgery to reconstruct my left eye. Doctors said it was in pieces and had to be put back together like a puzzle. The CT scan revealed that bullet fragments were embedded deep in my eye and had damaged the retina. Another surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19th to remove the bullet fragments and if possible repair the retina.
It will take time to learn to live with one eye, and as a freelancer, I won’t be able to work as I recover. And no work means no income.
This fundraiser is to help pay for medical treatment, lost income and clients, and for future legal expenses.
I have been watching as gun violence has been increasing in our country, and in retrospect, I know that I am very very lucky. Many families don’t get a second chance to hug their loved ones tight.
I want to take this opportunity to show you the real person behind the statistic, and that this was not a freak accident, but the result of a systemic issue we are facing here in the United States.
Thank you for your support.

‘Bill and Joyce Spangler managed to avoid being hit by the pieces of the Chinese booster rocket that fell to Earth in late 2022. So far, though, that’s all they’ve managed to avoid.

Over the past 18 months, the couple has been pummeled by a string of emergencies too preposterous for fiction. They could only happen in real life.
Bill is a comic book author, science fiction writer and a journalist. He’s perhaps best known for his work on various Robotech comic series, but he has written so much more, including a recent publication in the legendary magazine Weird Tales. Sadly, a genetic disorder, caused by a defect in the gene called PTEN, has caught up to him. PTEN has already claimed the life of his sister Mary. But no one is giving up on Bill. We want him to be around as long as possible.
Bill is facing many serious health problems that are overwhelming his ability to manage day-to-day tasks. He struggles to walk. He’s had many falls and injuries. Joyce does everything she can to help, but she has her own health challenges, such as fibromyalgia and arthritis, which limit what she can do. She works as a school psychologist, but the school year is about to end and she will have to go on unemployment. And these problems were aggravated when they had to replace the dishwasher, the home computer and the boiler that heats their home. (Yes, we’re serious.) She’s overwhelmed. He’s overwhelmed.
They won’t be able to afford the medical tests and procedures, as well as the associated costs to obtain the everyday home health care that Bill now needs. Friends and family have been generous with their help, but he needs someone who can be physically present every day. That requires money to hire professional help.
We’ve set a goal of $10,000 for the drive. According to GoFundMe rules, no raffles, sweepstakes, giveaways, or promotions can be offered in exchange for any donations made. If you can’t afford to give, or even if you can, please share this post. As the British say, every little helps.’

For the marginalized and oppressed, the expression of dread varies greatly. There has been no safer place than art to communicate such powerful thoughts and feelings. And never have these voices been so embraced as in the horror genre. Hence, the existence of this important book—We’re Here: An Anthology of LGBTQ+ Horror. Comprised of twelve stories, We’re Here boldly speaks its mind, presents old and new horrors, and celebrates the beautiful spectrum of otherness. Even in fiction, we live our truths.

Contributing authors:
Judith Sonnet, Hailey Piper, Angelique Jordonna, Sumiko Saulson, Michael R. Collins, Pippa Bailey, Ruth Anna Evans, Evan J. Peterson, Dan B. Fierce, James Lefebure, Anton Cancre, Jason LaVelle

All proceeds go to The Trevor Project.

Three horrific stories of crop-killing fungal outbreaks, ancient sources of sustenance, and a ravishing hunger for which there is no cure.

“The Last Slaughter” by Douglas Ford

“Cat Food” by Holly Rae Garcia

“Rock of Ages” by Rebecca Rowland

“Being constantly hungry can make a person desperate. These three authors explore what horrors could transpire in a society where everyone is hungry all the time – an all too real possibility given the climate crisis the world is grappling with.” -Bev Vincent, author of Stephen King: A Complete Exploration of His Work, Life, and Influences.

All proceeds benefit Texas food banks.

Not an anthology but a variety of things offered in order to support the Pixel Project in its campaign against violence against women. This particular spot is via the ever-wonderful and supportive, Angela Yuriko Smith. Check out what she is offering for a donation.

‘Please share if you can. Read For Pixels is getting hit hard in the moneys. There are all levels of awards, but $250 gets someone a talk show spot, written interview, audio podcast and a BONUS full page ad in Space and Time (magazine). Transferrable.’ – Angela Yuriko Smith.

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Terrified, desperate, and rebellious—before 1973, those were routine reactions for anyone trapped and in trouble. Access to reproductive health care has been chipped away for decades until a single decision once again mired a new generation in historic trauma and modern repression.

The voices of In Trouble explore the fantastic and ordinary ways lives are overturned by unplanned or unexpected arrivals.

This collection aims forward, delivering stories of radical agency and fierce self-direction, challenging the world of legally imposed vulnerability, exploited futures, and oppressive structures that have become so painfully real.

In Trouble is a vivid examination of power and self-determination.

The editors will donate 100% of net proceeds to benefit the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Yes, 2022 has passed but any charity books out in December which were missed are included in the 2023 shelves for fairness’ sake.

‘Twas the fright before Christmas,
nightmares fill my head,
the creatures, they’re a-prowling
’til everyone is dead…

Welcome back to Deathlehem, where…

…a stranger grants a grieving father’s Christmas wish…
…charitable acts are purely self-serving…
…a man plans his last Christmas in a post-apocalyptic world…
…a serial killer targets the wrong victim…
…sometimes it’s better not to go home for the holidays…
…and more!

Seventeen more tales of holiday horrors to benefit The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Bodily transformation. Possession of the body. Forced disembodiment. A baby consumes its mother in utero. Unrealistic postpartum expectations turn deadly. A witch avenges the voiceless. These 16 original horror stories explore the ownership and control—or lack thereof—that we have over our bodies.

All profits from this anthology go to National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) to support reproductive freedom, access to birth control and abortion care, paid parental leave, and protection from pregnancy discrimination.

*All Horror Tree sponsors are able to claim a free spot at the top of our listing during the donation of their sponsorship. The book blurb/synopsis can also be displayed. Please use our contact form for more advertising pricing. This section is also available to supporters of Horror Tree, ie patrons and staff, as a thank you!
Always Listen To Her Hurt: Collected Works by [Kenzie Jennings] The Betrayed by [Wesley Southard]      


Cover_Lore of Dreams_Colleen Anderson Scattered Thoughts: Volume III by [Jeff  Oliver]

Short Story Collections

Wound of the West It Haunts the Mind: and Other Stories by [Nick Roberts, Crystal Lake Publishing, Crystal Lake Audio] Like Smoke, Like Light: Stories by [Yukimi Ogawa, Paula Arwen Owen, Francesca Forrest]
Version 4.jpeg HorrorScope: A Zodiac Anthology, Volume 2 by [H. Everend, Briana Morgan, R.E. Sohl, Hayley Anderton, Wesley Winters, Shantel Brunton, Wendy Dalrymple, Brooklynn Dean] With a Voice The Halloween Grindhouse
Beyond Dimensional Veils Autumn in the Abyss Redux by [John Claude Smith]      

Anthologies (inc. non-fiction)

The Science Fictionary: A Dictionary of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror by [Robert W. Bly, Crystal Lake Publishing] Inside the Indie Horror World by [Kevin J. Kennedy, Ann Keeran, S.E. England, Simon Clark, Mercedes M. Yardley, Mark Lukens, John Everson, Chad Lutzke, Tom Deady, Steve Stred, James R Russell, Robert Essig, RE. Sargent, Patrick R. McDonough, Nick Roberts, Natasha Sinclair, Mark Towse, Mark Allan Gunnells, Lee McGeorge, Kenzie Jennings, John R. Little, John Durgin, John Boden, Joe Mynhardt, Jim Ody, Jay Bower, Gage Greenwood, Eric J. Guignard, Christina Bergling, Candace Nola, Brian Moreland, Brennan Lafaro, Ash Ericmore, Alex Laybourne, Adam Millard, David Moody] Razor Blade in the Fun-Size Candy: A Horror Comedy Anthology by [Jeff Strand, Nikki Nelson-Hicks, RJ Benetti, Christine Morgan, Damien Casey, Kyra Torres, Tony Evans, Michael Rose, Nikolas Robinson, Paul Lubaczewski] Fall into the Abyss: Weird Fiction and Cosmic Horror by [Aditya Deshmukh]
We're Here: An Anthology of LGBTQ+ Horror by [various authors, Judith Sonnet, Hailey Piper, Angelique Jordonna, Ruth Anna Evans, Michael R. Collins, Evan J. Peterson, Pippa Bailey, Sumiko Saulson, Anton Cancre] From Here to There: Seven stories across time, space, and reality (Far, Far Away Book 2) by [Justine Alley Dowsett] Les Petites Morts: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales and Folklore by [Evelyn Freeling] R is for Revenge (A to Z of Horror Book 18) by [Josh Schlossberg, Jeamus Wilkes, Bob Johnston, Suleyman Anadol, Erica L. Tenney, Christopher Pate, Roger Lime, Malina Douglas, J.C. Michael, P.J. Blakey-Novis] The Hideous Book of Hidden Horrors by [Doug Murano, Josh Malerman, Sarah Read, Zoje Stage, Andy Davidson, Hailey Piper, Cynthia Pelayo, Gabino Iglesias, Lee Murray, Josh Ruben]
Unspeakable Horror 3: Dark Rainbow Rising by [Paul Tremblay, Eric LaRocca, Lucy A. Snyder, Hailey Piper, J. Daniel Stone, Maxwell I. Gold, Carmilla Voiez, Amanda M. Blake, Crystal Lake Publishing, Helder Chad, L. Reyes Mathew, Thayer A.P. , Yah Scholfield Yah, Nash Oliver, Lyn Walrath Holly, Cato James, Rosenberg Zachary, Blain-Hartung Matthew, Meijer Maryse, Kovar Vincent, Inglis CG, Laurance Gidney Craig, Coxon Dan, Tremblay Kaitlin, Thomas Ford Michael, Brownlie Craig, Tantlinger Sara, Vince A. Liaguno] This Fresh Hell    

Novels and Novellas

9781955904278_FC.jpg Eternal Darkness by [Tom Deady, Crystal Lake Publishing] Untamed Night: Night Order Dark Fantasy Series Book Two by [Rachael Boucker]
Image Runaway: Poppet Cycle, Book 2 by [Donna J.W. Munro] The First Time I Saw Her by [Jae Mazer] Ghosted by [Emma Kathryn, Fiona Shuman, Nicholas Switalski, Shannon Marks, Madison Newman, Kayley Kuo, Lisa Wood, Gen Z Publishing]
Image Djinn: a War on Terror supernatural thriller by [Craig DiLouie] Evil Whispers, by Owl Goingback
They Come From the Water (Florida Gothic) by [Wendy Dalrymple] Our Love Will Devour Us
The Longest Summer hi res.jpg Artificial Selection: Book One of the Daemon Progeny Trilogy by [Danielle Kaheaku] Black Rose Image
PUNISHING THE INNOCENT: Book Three of the Nuru and his Crows series by [Joy Mutter]    


Short Story Collections

Love the Sinner by [Mo Moshaty, Elle Turpitt, Carey Oxler, Stephanie Ellis] Head Games: A Collection of Short Horror, Science Fiction, Weird, and Unusual Stories (Strange Stories for Peculiar People) by [K.G. Lewis, Velox Books] The Ecstasy of Agony cover hi res.jpg Back Roads and Frontal Lobes, by Brady Allen
Apprehension: a collection of nightmares by [Justin Hamelin] Picture      


Tales from the Clergy: Stories Inspired by Ghost by [Mark C. Scioneaux, A Nameless Editor] Midnight Under the Big Top: Tales of Madness, Murder, and Magic by [Stephen King, Cemetery Dance Publications, Brian Freeman] The Second Black Beacon Book of Mystery (The Black Beacon Books of Mystery) by [Cameron Trost, Dave Duncan, Karen Keeley, Josh Pachter, Edward Lodi, F. K. Restrepo, E. E. King, Yvonne Ventresca, Maggie King, Joseph S. Walker] Eldritch Investigations: Lovecraftian Tales of Occult Detection by [Tim Mendees, C.T. Phipps, Simon Bleaken]

Novels and Novellas

Image The Morass: Servant of the Fly God by [Zachary Ashford, Crystal Lake Publishing]
Popsicle The Belladonna Invitation by [Rose Biggin]
Country Roads by [Colin Leonard, Elizabeth Leggett, Elle Turpitt, Stephanie Ellis] Skin Grows Over by [Lucy Elizabeth Allan] 9781955904759_FC.jpg I'm Having Regrets by [Caitlin Marceau]
The Lodge: A Horror Novel by [Jeremy Eads, Wicked House Publishing] Six Days, by Kelli Owen Our sister company, Out-of-This-World Press is releasing a killer new novel. A Red Winter in the West, by C. S. Humble
Hysteria: Lolly & Lady Vanity by [Ali Seay]        



Short Story Collections (inc. non-fiction work)

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Back Roads and Frontal Lobes by [Brady Allen, Cemetery Dance Publications]

101 Horror Books to Read Before You're Murdered - Hartmann, Sadie

An Unholy Triquetra: Celtic Fairy Tales (Dark Tide Mysteries and Thrillers Book 9) by [Jason Parent, William Meikle, Curtis M. Lawson, Crystal Lake Publishing]




2nd 3rd 4th 18th 29th   YA
Saltwater Sorrows by [Rhonda Parrish, Laura VanArendonkBaugh, Jennifer R. Donohue, Adria Laycraft, Sarah Van Goethem, Catherine MacLeod, E.E. King, V.F. LeSann, Paul A. Hamilton, Morgan Melhuish] The Encyclopocalypse of Legends and Lore: Volume One by [Stephanie Ellis, Ross Jeffery, R. J. Joseph, Rayne King, Brennan Lafaro, Tim Meyer, Mo Moshaty, Bret Nelson, Mocha Pennington, Stephanie Rabig, Judith Sonnet, Markus J. Williams, Ken Winkler, Janine Pipe] Image Night of the Living Queers: 13 Tales of Terror & Delight - Montalban, Vanessa

Novels and Novellas

1st     2nd 3rd
Cover of Cat Voleur's novella Revenge Arc, showing a pair of disembodied, red lips sucking on the vein of a woodcut-esque heart, framed by the words 'Revenge Arc' and an ornate red border. Dehiscent by [Ashley Deng, Ivy Teas, Alex Woodroe] Lacuna's Point by [Tim Meyer, DarkLit Press] THE WILD FALL OFFICIAL COVER 300dpi.jpg
8th   10th   11th
Mosaic by [Catherine McCarthy] The Vein Image
15th     24th 25th
Her Teeth, Like Waves by [Nikki R. Leigh] The Local Truth: White Harbor: Book 1 by [Carlos E. Rivera] Walking Shadow (A Stone/Darke Mystery Book 1) by [Mickey Lewis] FAULT by [Lumen Reese] What Happened at Hawthorne House by [Hadassah Shiradski, Stephanie Ellis]
27th 29th TBA    
I'm Having Regrets by [Caitlin Marceau] safe_place_cover_wip2 Bad Moon Rising, by Luisa Colon Pitfall (Paperback Edition)



4th TBA      
anOther Mythology: Poems by [Maxwell I. Gold]      

Short Story Collections

12th 23rd      


19th 19th 26th    
Wilted Pages: An Anthology of Dark Academia by [Ai Jiang, Christi Nogle, Gabino Iglesias, Premee Mohamed, Suzan Palumbo, John Langan, R.J. Joseph, R.B. Lemberg, Jo Kaplan, Steve Rasnic Tem] Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology by [Shane Hawk, Theodore C. Van Alst] Hot Iron and Cold Blood: An Anthology of the Weird West by [Jeff Strand, David J. Schow, Jill Girardi, Ronald Kelly, Jesse Allen Champion, Drew Huff, Vivian Kasley, Edward Lee, Patrick R. McDonough, L.M. Labat, Joe R. Lansdale, Brennan LaFaro, Owl Goingback, Kenzie Jennings, Wile E. Young, Briana Morgan, R.J. Joseph]    

Novels and Novellas

1st       19th
The Promis of Plague Wolves-Coy Hall The Night Prophets, by Paul F. Olson The Devil Device by [Dave Jeffery]
22nd TBA      
THE EERIE BROTHERS and THE WITCHES OF AUTUMN by [Sheldon Higdon, Florian Garbay, Cin Ferguson, Broos Campbell] The Dead Pennies, by Robert Ford      



Short Story Collections

10th TBA      
Root Rot & Other Grim Tales by [Sarah Read] Picture      

Anthologies (including non-fiction)

15th 17th      

Novels and Novellas

3rd 10th 13th   23rd
House of Bad Memories by [Michael David Wilson]
Through a Glass, Darkly, by W. H. Hussey That Night in the Woods, by Kristopher Triana      

Novels and Novellas

14th   TBA    
Smoke, in Crimson, by Greg F. Gifune    

Short Story Collections


Anthologies (including non-fiction)

Strange Tales of Terror, edited by Eugene Johnson        

Novels and Novellas

1st TBA      
But A Dream by [Caitlin Marceau] The Plastic Priest, by Nicole Cushing      

Note: These shelves are very much ‘reminders’ of the magazines that are out there, so the covers might not change too often! Please let me know if there are magazines, journals, periodicals we are not aware of.

‘BE WARNED. These pages may contain haunted cafetoriums, the teacher’s real pet, PTA ritual performances, late-night study hall phantoms, and perhaps the straight-up horror of high school. As StokerCon revealed a high percentage of horror authors are also teachers. We wanted to explore this phenomenon while creating a spooky to downright terror to read.

Therefore all contributing authors have worked in schools in various positions. And since we know they’re not paid nearly enough, this Kickstarter is to make sure they get professional rates for this project. 

We’ve solicited stories from former StokerCon guests (more will be added as they sign on) and will open the anthology to submissions too. We hope to bring you an ebook anthology in the summer of 2024.

Of course, we need your help to make this happen.  We’ll be paying authors, cover designers, copy editors, and other essential positions because we believe in paying the artists for their work.’

My name is David Antrobus, my collective editing services fall under the business name of Be Write There, and I’m a freelance editor (and writer). I work with most genres, especially speculative and crime fiction, and I’m experienced in a range of editing levels, from developmental editing to stylistic/substantive editing to copyediting to proofreading. I also do manuscript evaluations. As a dual citizen of Canada and the UK who works largely with American writers, I am proficient at editing US, UK, and Canadian English. My email is [email protected] and my website is:

Rich Handley has had an extensive background in the industry (see below AND visit his website). After recent redundancy, he is turning freelance. If you have any editing needs, please contact him via his website. Alternatively, he can be found on Rich Handley | LinkedIn, Facebook

Rich Handley has written, co-written, co-edited, or contributed to dozens of books, both fiction and non-fiction, about Planet of the Apes, Watchmen, Back to the Future, Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Hellblazer, Swamp Thing, Stargate, Dark Shadows, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, Red Dwarf, Blade Runner, Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman, the Joker, classic monsters, and more. He has also been a magazine writer and editor for nearly three decades. Rich edited Eaglemoss’s Star Trek Graphic Novel Collection, and he currently writes articles for Titan’s Star Trek Explorer magazine, as well as books for an as-yet-unannounced role-playing game. Learn more about Rich and his work at

‘Edit Without Mercy assists you with all your editing needs – at an affordable price! Whether you require simple proof-reading for a short story or article, or more comprehensive proof-reading and editing for articles, essays, blogs, academic work, or junior fiction, Edit Without Mercy has the resources you need to ensure readable, error-free content. This also includes promotional material and marketing campaigns. As mentioned on the services page, while Claire will edit short fiction, she is only editing junior novel-length fiction at this time.

Edit Without Mercy is operated by Claire Fitzpatrick, a communications specialist, award-winning speculative fiction and non-fiction author, freelance journalist, and editor. She currently works alongside IFWG Publishing editing their middle grade fiction. Click the image for further information.

Happy reading.


 on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team


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