Interview at Snakebite!

Hey, kids! Check out this interview (conducted by Mark Goddard) at Snakebite!


As I continue to demonstrate that The Sinister Mr. Corpse is the finest zombie book ever written, I arrive at my next opponent, Steve Vernon’s Long Horn, Big Shaggy. This book, a weeeeeeiiiiiiirrrrrrrd western novella, features zombie buffalo, but don’t let–

No, no! Don’t click the link! I know, I know, you’re all like “Zombie buffalo??? I’m SO there!” But that defeats the purpose of these challenges, so just take a deep breath and resist. Anyway, I read this book in good old fashioned print a few years ago, back in the age when people would say “It’s an e-book??? Ack!!! Take it away! Take it away! You’re ruining the world!” Even without the zombie buffalo, it’s one of the most entertaining–

You clicked the link, didn’t you? Just couldn’t resist the allure of zombie frickin’ buffalo, could you? Well, STOP it. The zombie buffalo will still be there.

The book takes place in the Old West, though since Steve Vernon is Canadian I’m not sure what he would know about that. The quantity of messed-up stuff that happens in this book is beyond belief. If you took a regular-sized novel, and you punched yourself in the head every time you read something that made you go “Wow! That event was certainly peculiar!”, you wouldn’t have anywhere near as many welts as you would if you did that while reading Long Horn, Big Shaggy.

For a long time you couldn’t get it, though I would’ve happily photocopied my copy if you’d asked nicely. Now, it’s a nice affordable e-book. Within a MINUTE you could be reading it and punching yourself in the head. I strongly recommend both parts of that.

But can it defeat The Sinister Mr. Corpse at Zombie Wars? Hell no. Because humans are better than buffalo at everything except being flavorful in burgers.

OFFICIAL RULING: The Sinister Mr. Corpse for the win.

WOLF HUNT: Digital Edition! Now Available for 99 Cents!!!

The e-book edition of my novel Wolf Hunt is now available, and for a limited time only, you can get it for 99 cents! 99 cents!!! This ain’t no short story or trunk novel, kiddies! Get it before I regain my sanity!

Click HERE to get it from Amazon, or HERE to get it from Smashwords!

Two thugs. One innocent woman. And one VICIOUS frickin’ werewolf.

Meet George and Lou, thugs for hire. The kind of intimidating-yet-friendly guys who will break your thumbs, but be polite about it.

Their latest assignment is to drive across Florida to deliver some precious cargo to a crime lord. The cargo: a man in a cage. Though Ivan seems perfectly human, they’re warned that he is, in fact, a bloodthirsty werewolf.

George and Lou don’t believe in the supernatural, but even if they did, it’s daytime and tonight isn’t the full moon. Their instructions are straightforward: Do not open the cage. Do not reach into the cage. Do not throw anything into the cage. And they don’t.

Unfortunately, Ivan doesn’t play by the usual werewolf rules, and the thugs find themselves suddenly responsible for a ferocious escaped beast. One who can transform at will. One who enjoys killing in human form as much as he enjoys killing as a monster.

If George and Lou want to save their careers, dozens of people, and their own lives, they need to recapture him. Because Ivan the werewolf is in the mood for a murder spree…

From Jeff Strand, the three-time Bram Stoker Award nominated author of PRESSURE, comes this action-packed, blood-soaked tale of werewolf terror!

WOLF HUNT: Digital Edition

Two thugs for hire.

One innocent woman.

And one VICIOUS freakin’ werewolf.

Coming very soon.

Interview in The Sand Mountain Reporter

Lionel Green was kind enough to ask me 10 questions, and I was kind enough to answer them all, in tomorrow’s edition of The Sand Mountain Reporter. But thanks to the miracle of the internet (and saving those of you non-Alabama residents from a long drive) you can read the interview right now!

H.G. Lewis’ THE UH-OH SHOW on March 26

As I have written about elsewhere, I have a leading role in the motion picture The Uh-Oh Show. Well, more of a supporting role. If you want to be really picky and realistic, you could call it a “very tiny part that lasts something like 15 seconds” but I do have a couple of (short) lines and I die.

The film is directed by the “Godfather of Gore” Herschell Gordon Lewis, who basically invented the idea of really gory movies with stuff like Blood Feast, 2000 Maniacs, The Wizard of Gore, etc. It’s produced by Andy Lalino and Andrew Allen of Brainjacked. You want to see it. You know you want to see it. Even if you THINK you’re into highbrow entertainment with an actual continuity supervisor, you’re wrong. This is a funny, splattery, wildly entertaining flick and you will feel great shame and regret if you miss it.

It’s playing at the Gasparilla Film Festival in Tampa, Florida on March 26 at 9:30 PM. Click here for the full schedule and to buy yourself a ticket.

What could make this even better? Gregory Kurczynski’s awesome short film Risen is playing right before it, as part of the same package! And though you have to be a very alert viewer to catch it, I’m in that one, too.

Yep, it’s a feature film AND a short film with a whole bunch of cast and crew members for both films in attendance! Be there! Be there! Be there!

20% Off At Dark Regions Press

To celebrate my future Bram Stoker Awards loss, Dark Regions Press is offering 20% off all of my books!

That includes the hardcover edition of Dweller, the paperbacks of Gleefully Macabre Tales and The Mad & The Macabre, or the super-deluxe hardcover edition of Wolf Hunt with the unbearably cool Ivan the Werewolf statue.

Just click one (or all!) of the links below, and at the last step of the ordering process, enter STRAND20OFF in the Discount Code box.

Like Harry Shannon? The same deal applies to his books. Use SHANNON20OFF.

And remember, United States shipping was already free!

Crazy Tuesday on Saturday!

Cancel those ridiculous plans you’ve made for tomorrow. I’ll be on Rowena Cherry’s CRAZY TUESDAY ON SATURDAY postcast (along with Blake Crouch) March 5 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM EST.

Listen live!

The Diabolical Mr. Corpse

Diabolical Radio thinks that you should buy The Sinister Mr. Corpse.

DWELLER = Stoker Finalist = Woo-Hoo!

The Horror Writers Association has announced the finalists for the 2010 Bram Stoker Awards, and, in a jaw-dropping shocker for those who said “Ha ha, Dweller will never be nominated for Superior Achievement in a Novel,” Dweller was nominated for Superior Achievement in a Novel.

Can an actual Bram Stoker award be in my future? If you look at the list of finalists below, you’ll clearly see the answer (“Nope”) but I strongly encourage you to purchase a copy of Dweller immediately, to take advantage of these few glorious weeks before “Finalist” becomes “Loser.”

Here’s the complete list. In case you think I’m just making it up to get attention, the official link is HERE.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • HORNS by Joe Hill (William Morrow)
  • ROT AND RUIN by Jonathan Maberry (Simon & Schuster)
  • DEAD LOVE by Linda Watanabe McFerrin (Stone Bridge Press)
  • APOCALYPSE OF THE DEAD by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle)
  • DWELLER by Jeff Strand (Leisure/Dark Regions Press)
  • A DARK MATTER by Peter Straub (DoubleDay)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

  • BLACK AND ORANGE by Benjamin Kane Ethridge (Bad Moon Books)
  • A BOOK OF TONGUES by Gemma Files (Chizine Publications)
  • CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES by Lisa Morton (Gray Friar Press)
  • SPELLBENT by Lucy Snyder (Del Rey)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

  • THE PAINTED DARKNESS by Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance)
  • DISSOLUTION by Lisa Mannetti (Deathwatch)
  • MONSTERS AMONG US by Kirstyn McDermott (Macabre: A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears)
  • THE SAMHANACH by Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books)
  • INVISIBLE FENCES by Norman Prentiss (Cemetery Dance)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • RETURN TO MARIABRONN by Gary Braunbeck (Haunted Legends)
  • THE FOLDING MAN by Joe R. Lansdale (Haunted Legends)
  • 1925: A FALL RIVER HALLOWEEN by Lisa Mannetti (Shroud Magazine #10)
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF POPLAR STREET by Nate Southard (Dead Set: A Zombie Anthology)
  • FINAL DRAFT by Mark W. Worthen (Horror Library IV)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • DARK FAITH edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon (Apex Publications)
  • HORROR LIBRARY IV edited by R.J. Cavender and, Boyd E. Harris (Cutting Block Press)
  • MACABRE: A JOURNEY THROUGH AUSTRALIA’S DARKEST FEARS edited by Angela Challis and Marty Young (Brimstone Press)
  • HAUNTED LEGENDS edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas (Tor)
  • THE NEW DEAD edited by Christopher Golden (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Superior Achievement in a Collection

  • OCCULTATION by Laird Barron (Night Shade Books)
  • BLOOD AND GRISTLE by Michael Louis Calvillo (Bad Moon Books)
  • FULL DARK, NO STARS by Stephen King (Simon and Schuster)
  • THE ONES THAT GOT AWAY by Stephen Graham Jones (Prime Books)
  • A HOST OF SHADOWS by Harry Shannon (Dark Regions Press)

Superior Achievement in Nonfiction

  • TO EACH THEIR DARKNESS by Gary A. Braunbeck (Apex Publications)
  • THE CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE HUMAN RACE by Thomas Ligotti (Hippocampus Press)
  • WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE by Jonathan Maberry and Janice Gable Bashman (Citadel)
  • LISTEN TO THE ECHOES: THE RAY BRADBURY INTERVIEWS by Sam Weller (Melville House Publications)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • DARK MATTERS by Bruce Boston (Bad Moon Books)
  • WILD HUNT OF THE STARS by Ann K. Schwader (Sam’s Dot)
  • DIARY OF A GENTLEMAN DIABOLIST by Robin Spriggs (Anomalous Books)
  • VICIOUS ROMANTIC by Wrath James White (Needfire Poetry)


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