Shock Totem Issue #5 Is Out!

Ken, the editor of Shock Totem and our lovely hand model, shows off the smoky beauty that is Shock Totem Issue #5.  Due to fluctuations in the universe, this issue is rather late, but she has arrived and she’s gorgeous! This issue of Shock Totem is yet another eclectic mix of horror fiction and nonfiction, featuring previously unpublished stories from … Read More

BEAUTIFUL SORROWS is Selling Out!

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I think that I just experienced the best weekend of my life.  We launched the pre-release issues of Beautiful Sorrows and sold out all 50 copies that we had.  The Limited Edition Hardcover (we’re only making 50) is available for pre-order.  We only have 19 of those and expect to sell out soon.  Can you believe this?  I can’t!  I have wonderful pictures to show you, but first I need to get on the ball and prepare for the Beautiful Sorrows blog tour that kicks off in October!  Take a quick look at the Shock Totem page to see the staff together for the first time, and also to get ordering information.  

What a fantastic experience! I can’t wait to share it with you soon!

Get James Newman’s THE WICKED For Free! Today and Tomorrow Only.

Attention Kindle owners: For today and tomorrow only, we are giving away The Wicked, by James Newman, for free on Amazon.com! Newman is considered by many to be one of the unsung greats of the horror genre. We agree, and the reviews for The Wicked, his ode to 1980s small-town horror novels, reflect this as well. And now you can … Read More

The Importance of a Good Review

K. Allen Wood of Shock Totem Magazine wrote a really great piece on the importance of a good review.  Think that your piddly little positive review doesn’t matter?  Think again.  You can read his piece here.

Announcing My First Book: Beautiful Sorrows

Oh, my friends! My loves! The day that I was waiting for is finally here! I’m absolutely delighted to announce that my first book, a short story collection titled Beautiful Sorrows, will be out next month!  If only you knew how excited I am.  Maybe you could think back to your first book, or dream ahead to it, and then … Read More

Sorry For Being So Awesome

There’s even a cookie that says it.  No joke! They’re made by The Bitter Baking Co and I actually won some of them from a blog contest ran on the 5StyleHigh blog. I won them a long time ago, actually, and ate them, and sent some to Ken at Shock Totem basically mocking him for his unpopularity.  Jen, from the … Read More

More Free Stuff!

Shock Totems! Free! Amazon! *faints* So download away, my friends.  And if you like that sort of thing, read them.  And if you dig ’em, we would love it if you’d write a review.  Reviews make the literary world go ’round. 😀

Free Shock Totems! Run! Hurry! Flee!

For a VERY short time, you can get the digital version of Issue #2 and Issue #3 for free.  Yes, free.  You know how magazines always say, “Check out our mag and get an idea of what we’re about before you submit?”  This is your chance.  Hurry. Also, I have essays in each issue. I cried while writing both of them. You … Read More