Sourcebooks Publisher of my upcoming YA novel A Bad Day For Voodoo.
Dark Regions Press Publisher of the paperback edition of my collection Gleefully Macabre Tales and The Mad and The Macabre, and the hardcover limited editions of Wolf Hunt and Dweller.
Leisure Books Publisher of the mass market editions of Pressure and Dweller.
Earthling Publications Publisher of top-notch limited editions, including my novels Pressure and The Haunted Forest Tour.
Delirium Books Another outstanding publisher of limited editions, including my novels The Sinister Mr. Corpse and Benjamin’s Parasite, and the short story collection Gleefully Macabre Tales.
Mundania Press Publisher of the hardcover and trade paperback editions of Graverobbers Wanted (No Experience Necessary), Single White Psychopath Seeks Same, Casket For Sale (Only Used Once), Mandibles, and How to Rescue a Dead Princess.
Hard Shell Word Factory Publisher of the e-book editions of my Andrew Mayhem series and How to Rescue a Dead Princess, along with both the e-book and trade paperback edition of Out of Whack and Elrod McBugle on the Loose.
Novello Publishers Publisher of Two Twisted Nuts: A Chapbook of Testicular Terror.
Biting Dog Press Publisher of my chapbook Socially Awkward Moments With An Aspiring Lunatic and my novella Disposal.
White Noise Publications A brand-spanking new publisher of chapbooks, run by Keith Minnion, who did my fantastically freaky Socially Awkward cover. Published my chapbook Funny Stories of Scary Sex.
Bloodletting Press My novelette The Severed Nose was published by their Morning Star line.
Cult Cargo Press Publisher of my novella Kutter.
My Author Buddies:
(A whole bunch more coming soon…)
Lynne Hansen Author of the young adult novels The Return, The Change, Alt-Death.com, and Rave New World, and Mrs. Jeff Strand, which explains her position at the very top of this list. I ain’t no dullard.
James A. Moore My mighty collaborator on The Haunted Forest Tour, but he’s written all kinds of stuff that wasn’t sullied by my involvement, including Blood Red, Serenity Falls, and Fireworks. A big, scary, biker-lookin’ guy who’s the biggest sweetie teddy bear in the biz.
J.A. Konrath My co-author for Suckers, and author of the Jack Daniels series (Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, and other booze-themed titles). His novel Afraid, written as Jack Kilborn, frickin’ ROCKS!!!
Gregory Lamberson Director of the splatter classic Slime City, and author of Personal Demons and Johnny Gruesome. An excellent writer and a promo whore beyond compare.
Michael McBride His books include Chronicles of the Apocalypse: Species, God’s End, and The Infected. Mike has an affinity for wrecking the entire world in his fiction, although sometimes he settles for just killing lots and lots of people.
Michael A. Arnzen A mad, demented genius, and one of my very favorite authors. I haven’t been able to confirm that he actually does this, but I always kinda picture him sitting at his computer keyboard, wringing his hands together in malicious glee and going “Muahahahaha!!!” a lot while he writes.
James Newman He’s best known for the wonderful coming-of-age novel Midnight Rain, but allows himself to be corrupted by his collaborators into writing sleazy stuff like Night of the Loving Dead, Death Songs from the Naked Man, and Love Bites.
Ron McGillvray One of the creative forces behind Cellardweller Projects. Be sure to check out his blog for soothing tales of the ease of the independent filmmaking process, a life filled with reliable people, flawlessly executed plans, and an almost meditative level of calm.
Dannyboy Dannyboy is not an author, and doesn’t have a website for me to link to, but he wanted to be included. And because of his overall awesomeness as a human being and his endlessly exquisite taste in book purchasing decisions, I obliged. (Utterly Pointless Trivia: Dannyboy is exactly four days older than me.)
Adrienne Jones Author of the novel The Hoax, the novella Gypsies Stole My Tequila, and the chapbook Temple of Cod. An extremely talented, funny writer, but her true coolness comes from the fact that she’s wearing a Mighty Mouse shirt in her author photo.
Frank Fradella One of those multi-talented bastards. An outstanding artist (and author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Drawing Basics Illustrated), novelist (Swan Song, Valley of Shadows), graphic designer (owner of New Babel Books), and now he’s leapt into the world of filmmaking. What he doesn’t realize is that as he conquers each new field, he selfishly siphons away talent from others, which is why Rob Zombie’s Halloween sucked.
John R. Little I forget the name of his first novel [Edit: The Memory Tree] but this guy can WRITE! His newest project is the brilliant novelette Placeholders. Check out his work now, because in a few years when you’re all like “Oh, yeah, I was a John Little fan from the beginning!” he’ll be able to see it in your eyes if you’re lying, and his henchmen will deal with you in a most severe manner.
Brenna Lyons While you were reading this, Brenna wrote another book. She also wrote another eighteen message board posts and responded to thirty-seven e-mails. She almost caused a tragedy at last year’s EPICon when sparks began to fly from her elbow joints, nearly setting the hotel ablaze, but fortunately her sister found Brenna’s remote control just in time.
Elizabeth Donald Some of her books, such as Tandem, are most naughty indeed. Others, such as Abaddon, are not most naughty indeed. You can buy either–it’s cool!
Kit Tunstall Pretty much ALL of Kit’s books are most naughty indeed, but you’ll get over it.
Cullen Bunn The ultimate master of the World Horror Convention Gross-Out Contest, but he doesn’t really want to be exclusively known for that, so I’ll mention that he also writes the comic book The Damned. Cullen really enjoys it when you make hilarious comments about comic books not being “real” writing. Do it often.
Carl Alves Author of Two For Eternity. Also Blood Street, which won’t be out until 2013, but considering my poor, poor, poor track record in keeping this page updated, that’s probably the next time I’ll add a new link.
Barnes & Barnes Best known for “Fish Heads,” this duo does plenty of funny, twisted, sick, creepy, bizarre music. One of my personal favorites. My wife hates them.
Henry Phillips One of the most popular current artists on the Doctor Demento show. His first CD, “On The Shoulders of Freaks” is extremely funny. His second, “No. 2,” is even better. His third, “Why Haven’t I Heard From You?” is even…well, okay, I was kinda disappointed in this one. Still well worth checking out.
The Arrogant Worms Very funny Canadians. All of their CDs are great, but as a special treat check out “Semi-Conducted,” which is their greatest hits performed with a full symphony.
Stephen Lynch One of my most recent discoveries, and one of the funniest–and sickest–singing comedians around. I definitely should’ve heard about him sooner. Just in my own little world, I guess.
Bitter Films The official site for Don Hertzfeldt, creator of such animated shorts as “Billy’s Balloon” (wonderfully sick, and one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen) and the Oscar-nominated “Rejected” (also wonderfully sick and hilarious). Lots of great information on his films, which you have GOT to see for yourself.