Indie Bookshelf Releases 10/27/2023

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Before you scroll down through the books however, please could you consider checking out the ‘Creatives in Crisis’ section. This has been added to help those who need additional support at this time. Thank you!


(Note: the amount in the picture hasn’t shifted for a few weeks – Steph)

‘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.’

Click on the image to read. If you have had a charity publication out this year or coming out before the end of December, let me know and I’ll include it in this pamphlet.

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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‘Exploring both the natural and the supernatural, the alien and the ghostly, the chilling and the horrific, these fourteen diversions first root themselves in the mundanity of everyday life before extending their branches into the very things and ideas that terrify us all. In At Home with the Horrors, Scott brings the nightmares to the one place where we should all feel the safest, and when it comes to horror, he proves that grief, loss, and guilt can be just as terrifying as ghosts and goblins.’

“Sammy Scott cements his status as a rising voice in horror fiction, and an author to watch—and to fear—in the genre.” — Ronald Malfi, bestselling author of Come with Me


Whilst Sammy’s ‘gofundme‘ is no longer receiving donations, please continue to support him by buying his work!

Books on the Craft

Oct 5th




Short Story Collections (inc. non-fiction work)

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] Not A Good Fit At This Time by [Adam Hulse, Sarah Huntington] Image 20,000 Bloody Words by [Denver Grenell]
THE APOCALYPSE-A-DAY DESK CALENDAR: OMNIBUS EDITION by [Norman Prentiss, Cemetery Dance Publications] Image  



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] Shallow Waters Vol.9: A Flash Fiction Anthology (A Series of Supernatural Stories Book 11) by [Crystal Lake Publishing, Tom Deady, Jay Bechtol, Francesca Maria, Gregg Stewart, Diana Olney, Maxwell Marais, Naching T. Kassa, Amanda M. Blake, Claire Davon, Andrew Martin Robinson, K. J. Shepherd, Evan Bond, Jim Horlock, Derek Clendening, Jonah Buck]
Image WITCH WIZARD WARLOCK by [Robert Lupton, Josh Strossberg, Dwain Campbell, Dr. Ayman Cole, Lawrence Dagstine, Ann Solindky, AE Stueve, Seth Lindbert, David  Morris, Carol McConnell] The Dead Shall Rise: Zombie Zombie Zombie (Dark Tide Mysteries and Thrillers Book 10) by [Armand Rosamilia, Jay Wilburn, Erin Louis, Crystal Lake Publishing] Night of the Living Queers: 13 Tales of Terror & Delight - Montalban, Vanessa From Beyond the Threshold: Cosmic Horror Anthology by [Eerie River Publishing, Tim Mendees]

Novels and Novellas

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
Mosaic by [Catherine McCarthy] The Vein Image
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] Dark Visitations (Feral Rebirth) by [Alison Armstrong] Electric Blue
FAULT by [Lumen Reese] What Happened at Hawthorne House by [Hadassah Shiradski, Stephanie Ellis] I'm Having Regrets by [Caitlin Marceau] safe_place_cover_wip2 Bad Moon Rising, by Luisa Colon
Pitfall (Paperback Edition) Pale Winter Sun by [Michael R Collins] Butterscotch: A Raventree Hollow Story (A Machete & Quill Horror) by [Ryan Hoyt]
Cretaceous Canyon: A Prehistoric Thriller by [Deborah Sheldon] Madness From the Sea: Cthulhu’s Lure by [Jonathon Cross] Her Teeth, Like Waves - Leigh, Nikki R.



anOther Mythology: Poems by [Maxwell I. Gold]      

Short Story Collections

Dreams and Whispers: Selected Horror and Dark Fantasy Stories of Edward Lucas White You Are My Sunshine cover art by Rachel Lobbenberg. Featuring a chiurascuro style still life of sunflowers, some of which are decaying and falling to the table below. The middle sunflower is sprouting cephalopod-like tentacles. Several other sunflowers are bleeding.
You Only Live Once: Signed and Numbered Edition      

Anthologies (including non-fiction)

Seers and Sibyls by [MJ Pankey, Elizabeth Leggett] 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

The Promis of Plague Wolves-Coy Hall The Night Prophets, by Paul F. Olson The Devil Device by [Dave Jeffery] BETA: A Technological Nightmare by [Sammy Scott]
Ignore the Dead: an existential horror by [Jay Sizemore]



The Black Lord by [Colin Hinckley, Echo Echo, Alex Woodroe] Blood Crazy: The highly acclaimed post-apocalyptic horror-thriller is back! (Blood Crazy Series Book 1) by [Simon Clark] Hemlock Island: A Novel by [Kelley Armstrong] The Dead Pennies, by Robert Ford

YA Red Rabbit by [Alex Grecian]
Apparitions THE EERIE BROTHERS and THE WITCHES OF AUTUMN by [Sheldon Higdon, Florian Garbay, Cin Ferguson, Broos Campbell] String Them Up by [William Sterling, Crystal Lake Publishing] Image



17th 31st      
Blood and Verse      

Short Story Collections

4th    10th 13th  
Root Rot & Other Grim Tales by [Sarah Read]
  15th 17th 20th  
24th 27th TBA    

Anthologies (including non-fiction)

1st 6th 13th   14th
Remains to be Told: Dark Tales of Aotearoa edited by Lee Murray In the Cold, Cold Ground, edited by Ed Kurtz
  15th 16th 17th 23rd
24th   31st    
Morbidologies by [John F.D. Taff and Shane D. Keene, John F.D. Taff, Shane D. Keene]  

Novels and Novellas

1st 3rd   5th  
Image The Wolf and the Favour by [Catherine McCarthy, Tony Evans, Carrie Allison-Rolling, Stephanie Ellis] Hollow (A Linkville Horror Series Book 4) by [Mike Salt, DarkLit Press]
  6th   9th 10th
Twelve Gauge (Paperback) Frost Bite
Foxfire by [Rowan Hill] Silent Key by [Laurel Hightower] ltwkob cover Image
 13th     14th  
House of Bad Memories by [Michael David Wilson] The Wretched Bones (A Ben Shivers Mystery Book 1) by [C.M. Saunders]
  16th 18th 20th  
 23rd   24th    
Through a Glass, Darkly, by W. H. Hussey Clay Boy by [Craig E. Sawyer, Elizabeth Leggett, Alyson Faye, Stephanie Ellis]
Green Fuse Burning cover art by Chief Lady Bird. Featuring a black-haired woman in front of a bright green halo-like circle, with vining flowers emerging from her open mouth.        





Short Story Collections


Anthologies (including non-fiction)


Novels and Novellas

7th       10th
11th 14th   15th 21st
Winter Harvest by [Ioanna Papadopoulou]
  23rd 28th   TBA
The Cartoon Life and Loves of a Stupid Man by [Marc Joan] Smoke, in Crimson, by Greg F. Gifune

Short Story Collections


Anthologies (including non-fiction)

1st TBA      
Book Cover Strange Tales of Terror, edited by Eugene Johnson      

Novels and Novellas

1st   5th 26th TBA
But A Dream by [Caitlin Marceau] The Plastic Priest, by Nicole Cushing

Short Story Collections


Anthologies (including non-fiction)


Novels and Novellas

16th TBA      
This Wretched Valley - Kiefer, Jenny      

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.

The Kickstarter campaign for The Map of Lost Places, edited by Sheree Renée Thomas and Lesley Conner, is now live! Click here to join us in bringing this anthology to life. Check out the submission guidelines as well if you’re interested in sending a story to the open call in December!

Beyond the anthology itself, we’ve got all sorts of fantastic rewards, add-ons, and stretch goals included in this Kickstarter. Ai Jiang has contributed a beautiful handmade planner as an add-on, and there are five slots available for 15-minute Zoom calls with Brian Keene. A little ways down the line, we’ll have a few surprises from co-editor Lesley Conner, and maybe one or two other things up our sleeves….

Lesley and Apex Magazine managing editor Rebecca Treasure are also offering critiques on up to 7,500 words. Additionally, we have ten explorer care packages available, which will include items to keep you safe on your travels: a train ticket, holy water, a book of protective phrases…visit the Kickstarter page to find out more! Stretch goals include excitements like more open call slots, a new dark microfiction anthology from Marissa van Uden, art for the interior of the Map of Lost Places anthology, and an introduction written by Linda D. Addison.

Come help us plot routes through places with magic in the land, horrors in the skies, and dreams that slumber uneasy in the trees. Come follow the legends roaming the bleakest depths of the seas and the whispers that shake the earth’s bedrock. Come find us in the pages of The Map of Lost Places.

‘Now, I am both proud and honored to announce that we are collaborating with the Subotsky family to revive the classic British Horror Studio Amicus. This collaboration marks their very first feature film in over 30 years—perhaps even longer, right?

Our upcoming film will be titled “In the Grip of Terror.” It follows a Gothic macabre medical theme that might evoke memories of the 1972 Amicus classic, “Asylum.”

While our campaign has yet to launch, I sincerely encourage you to visit and follow our campaign page. Together, we can make Horror History by reviving one of Britain’s most beloved studios.’

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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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