Welcome to Gleefully Macabre!

Welcome to my website! Whether you were brought here by interest in my work or a Google search gone terribly wrong, I encourage you to hang around and start clicking away!

The Kindle edition of Slice and Dice is now available! Contains my novella “Twentieth Anniversary Screening,” along with slasher-themed tales by Jeff Menapace, Iain Rob Wright, and William Malmborg!

My first non-fiction book, The Writing Life: Reflections, Recollections, And a Lot of Cursing, is now available in Kindle and paperback editions!

The Kindle and paperback editions of my new short story collection, Candy Coated Madness, are now available!

The Kindle and paperback editions of my latest novel, Autumn Bleeds Into Winter, are now available!

The long-awaited fifth installment of the Andrew Mayhem series, Cemetery Closing (Everything Must Go) is now available in a Kindle and paperback edition! And the first four books of the series are available in brand new paperback editions!

(P.S.: People who leave reviews on Amazon deserve great big hugs!)

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The Gleefully Macabre Imprint

First off, there are still a few copies of the hardcover collector’s edition of Deathless available from Earthling Publications. Reserve your copy HERE.

Meanwhile, Thunderstorm Books has announced my Gleefully Macabre imprint–a dozen forthcoming Jeff Strand limited editions, all with the same design and production values so that they’ll look super-snazzy on your shelf. The imprint is launching with Autumn Bleeds Into Winter, with books like Allison, The Odds, the Andrew Mayhem series, and others to follow.

I showed a sample copy to H. Michael Casper and Jim Pokela. It went poorly.

Get your copy HERE.

DEATHLESS Now Up For Pre-Order!

In 2006, Earthling Publications published the original hardcover edition of Pressure.

Now…they’re publishing the hardcover edition of the sequel, Deathless! Cover by Chris Nurse.

Pre-orders are now available! Only 250 copies! Scheduled to ship in September, and the e-book/paperback editions (with a different cover) will be at least one month later.

Reserve your copy HERE!

Hey, want to hang out with 75% of the Slice And Dice authors on Monday night (8:00 PM EST)? Join me, Jeff Menapace, and William Malmborg for a couple of hours (you don’t have to stay for the whole thing, or even get there on time) of fun! We’ll be on Zoom (you can be on-camera or off, your choice) and you can get all the information on the Facebook event page right HERE.

Meanwhile, here’s the official schedule for Scares That Care. Will YOU be there…?

Welcome to June!

2020: “How the hell is it only June?”

2021: “How the hell is it already June?”

A couple of friends remarked that, compared to last year, it was weird that I still hadn’t published a new book in 2021, and they were wondering if I’d become a lazy piece of crap. The answer is “Nah.” In addition to working on non-book stuff (a screenplay adaptation of KUTTER), I haven’t had as much control over when stuff gets published. I’ve written stuff–it’s just not published yet.

But, hey, one of them IS out now! My novella “Twentieth Anniversary Screening” is now available as part of the four-author collection SLICE AND DICE, which also contains novellas by Jeff Menapace, William Malmborg, and Iain Rob Wright.

Read all about it and order your copy HERE!

DEATHLESS Announcement!

I’ve been annoyingly hush-hush about my upcoming novel Deathless, but now the secret is out: It’s the sequel to Pressure! The hardcover edition will be published in August by Earthling Publications, with a paperback and digital edition to follow.

To celebrate this announcement, Lynne Hansen did a new Pressure cover. And, for the next few days, the Kindle edition is only 99 cents in the USA and UK. (Yeah, I wish it was the whole world, but nobody consulted with me on how Kindle Countdown Deals should work…) Though the mass market paperback edition from Leisure Books has been fairly easy to track down even though it’s out of print, this is the first trade paperback edition of the book, and the first time new copies have been available in several years!

Get it HERE!

April 4th

Happy Easter, everybody! If you like black jelly beans, I hope you got lots of them. If you don’t, I hope you got lots of them and are looking for somebody–perhaps an author–to send them to.

I redid the “Short Works” page on my website. Stories that appear in collections no longer have descriptive paragraphs about them. It made the page unwieldy and it was extremely unlikely that somebody would try to track down the individual stories that appeared in, say, Everything Has Teeth instead of just buying Everything Has Teeth. Recent stories that haven’t been collected appear at the top of the page.

With that done, my next step in this long-term project is to go through each individual book page and make sure everything is up-to-date. A couple of years ago I’d started adding personal essays to replace the standard back cover description, but I didn’t get very many of them done. It’s time to fix that!

Welcome to April!

My latest newsletter went out yesterday, and I had to apologize for the long delay between issues. Keeping this website updated has also fallen behind. But having completed three back-to-back projects that people were waiting on (Deathless, Twentieth Anniversary Screening (to appear in the collection Slice & Dice) and the screenplay for Kutter) I’ve suddenly gone from “overwhelmingly busy” to “pretty busy.” So I can return a bit of focus to the website.

I’ve updated the “Appearances” page with an actual live appearance! Though StokerCon and KillerCon are both virtual (but guess what–I’ll be a Guest of Honor at KillerCon!) Scares That Care is currently scheduled to be an in-person event in Williamsburg, Virginia. I’ll be fully vaccinated by then, so I’ll be there!

Will more events follow….?

BLISTER on Readict

Have you wanted to read my novel Blister on your phone, but you were all like “I wish I didn’t have to pay for it! I’d rather it be supported by advertisements instead, like the good ol’ days of network television!” Well, your wish has come true!

Blister is now available on Readict, an app where the books are all free. The ads will give you a chance to appreciate those chapter-ending cliffhangers even more! Get thee to your App Store now!

Cheap Pretties!

For the next few days, the Kindle edition of My Pretties is a scant 99 cents! That’s a savings of two dollars, giving you more money to invest in the stock market!

Get it HERE.

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