MADHOUSE Press Release!

Oh, you guys! I’m so excited about this! A while back I wrote a sequel (A sequel. Not THE sequel. Semantics are important) to “Black Mary”, which can be found in Robert Duperre’s THE GATE 2: TALES OF ISOLATION AND DESPAIR and was later reprinted in my short story collection BEAUTIFUL SORROWS.

“Black Mary” is my most popular story and I’m happy to have the sequel included in this beautiful, exceptionally intricate and complex shared-world anthology. Mr. Autumn himself, Anthony Rapino, and I actually entwined our stories together, which was just a lot of fun.

Also, please don’t forget that I have a live PRETTY LITTLE DEAD GIRLS Q&A on Friday and the Facebook release party for PLDG will be on Monday! There will be TONS of prizes, so come out and play!

Without further ado, here’s the MADHOUSE information!

Dark Regions Press Launches Campaign for MADHOUSE, A Shared World Horror Anthology

Portland, Oregon based specialty publisher Dark Regions Press (World War Cthulhu: A Collection of Lovecraftian War Stories, Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition) has launched a new crowdfunding campaign on for their anthology project MADHOUSE, a shared world horror anthology edited by Brad C. Hodson and Bram Stoker Award (R) winner Benjamin Kane Ethridge and first title in the new Dark Regions Horror line that can be found at:

Featuring award-winning and renowned authors like John Skipp, Lisa Morton, Jeff Strand, Scott Nicholson and illustrated by critically-acclaimed artist Aeron Alfrey. MADHOUSE takes place in the Golden Canyon Behavioral Health Center during a sandstorm, causing a plague of madness to sweep through the asylum.

During the currently live MADHOUSE campaign, backers can reserve their copy of Dark Regions Horror #1: MADHOUSE in campaign-exclusive editions that won’t be offered for retail sale. Every contribution during the campaign brings the project closer to stretch goals that will add more stories, more illustrations, an audiobook version and much more to expand MADHOUSE as a whole.

Join the campaign for MADHOUSE on in the Writing category at:


In the middle ages, it was thought that insanity was contagious. Centuries on, we label such ideas as superstitious ignorance. But when John Doe begins to speak after decades of silence, the staff and patients at the Golden Canyon Behavioral Health center begin to realize that behind every superstition lies a horrid truth.

On the night that a vicious sandstorm closes the roads and seals the doors, a plague of madness spreads through the hospital. Two staff members try desperately to hold onto their sanity while searching for the cause – and, hopefully, the cure – of the outbreak.

But they’re not alone. In this shared world anthology edited by Brad C. Hodson and Bram Stoker Award (R) winner Benjamin Kane Ethridge, some of the genre’s most talented authors present their own sanity shattering tales. With fiction by John Skipp, Jeff Strand, Scott Nicholson, Lisa Morton, John Palisano, and many others, the horrible truth is revealed bit by awful bit. Step inside and find out what it’s truly like in the MADHOUSE.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Release by John Palisano
Chapter 4
Skating the Shattered Glass Sea by Christopher Conlon
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Heal Thyself by Scott Nicholson
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
The Yellow Bug by Erik Williams
Bathroom by Sara Brooke
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Jen-Jen Is My Friend-Friend by Thersa Matsuura
Chapter 11
Enter the Sandman by Sheldon Higdon
Where Immortals Sing In Key by Anthony J. Rapino
Howl For What Was Yours by Mercedes Yardley
Chapter 12
Birdman by R. B. Payne
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
The Champion of Roshambo by Max Xavier and Sam W. Anderson
Drake’s Cake by Meghan Arcuri
Chapter 15
Cognition by Lisa Morton
My Dearest Gwendolyn by G Daniel Gunn
Saving Dollie by Kim Despins
Chapter 16
The Writing on the Wall by Robin Spriggs
Chapter 17
Sky Is Falling by Rena Mason
The Fraud by Jeff Strand
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Food Fight by John Skipp
Chapter 20
Epilogue Campaign Link:

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