The Haunted Forest Tour

The Haunted Forest Tour, a novel I co-wrote with James A. Moore, is back!!!

Sure, it was only gone for a few days, and you probably didn’t notice. But it’s back, with a lower price ($2.99 for 87,000 words of non-stop gory monster action) and a new cover by Lynne Hansen.

Get it HERE.



Collection Three(ish)

My third short story collection will be announced very soon. Well, sort of my third.

First there was Gleefully Macabre Tales.

Then there was Dead Clown Barbecue.

But then I had this short story called “Gave Up The Ghost” that was being made into a movie, and there was no sign that the anthology it was supposed to be published in was ever going to happen. It was too short to sell on its own, so I added a few other tales and called it the Dead Clown Barbecue Expansion Pack. Sold it for 99 cents.

Does that count as my third collection? I guess technically it is indeed a short story collection, even if it’s only about a quarter as long as the first two.

And then Cemetery Dance published Cemetery Dance Select: Jeff StrandThis series of books features numerous authors and is meant to be sort of a sampler. If you see the cover and think, “Who the hell is Jeff Strand?” the contents will answer that question. It contains one story each from Gleefully Macabre Tales, Dead Clown Barbecue, and Dead Clown Barbecue Expansion Pack, plus a story that hadn’t been in any collections, plus a hidden bonus reprint of one of my most popular stories.

(There’s also a hardcover limited edition available for the truly discerning collectors.)

Anyway…soon I’ll be announcing my next short story collection. This one is a full-length book like Gleefully Macabre Tales and Dead Clown Barbecue. It’s a mix of reprints and brand-new stuff.

And the cover is freaky. Beware.


The Devil’s Guests

Master of extreme horror Matt Shaw has written a new novel…but he blackmailed a bunch of other authors to help him out. (To be fair, I don’t know that the others were blackmailed. I only know my own situation. I assume that Mr. Shaw has deeply incriminating material on all of the other participants, but I don’t know that for sure, so don’t think less of them.)

(I do encourage you to think less of Matt Shaw, though. I mean, the dude blackmailed me into writing a chapter for him. Who does that?)

The book is The Devil’s Guests. I wrote a guest chapter. My chapter is lowbrow and childish and I’m ashamed to think that you may read it. It comes out on February 7th, a dark day indeed, but you can pre-order it right HERE.




Dread State

I don’t post about politics on my website (though on social media I’m perhaps a tiny bit more outspoken) but I did write the foreword to Dread State, a collection of politically themed horror stories. Check it out HERE.


DWELLER Audiobook

The audio edition of Dweller, which is read by Scott Thomas (who also did the audio editions of Wolf Hunt, Wolf Hunt 2, and Pressure) is now available on Audible!

Click HERE to give your ears something to do.

It’ll be up on Amazon and iTunes in the next few days. And remember that most of my audio editions are available ridiculously cheap if you buy the ridiculously cheap e-books (and you can bounce between the two without losing your place!). It happens automatically with no timeframe, but I’ll keep ya posted…


January Newsletter

I just sent out the January 2017 issue of my newsletter. It contains the usual nonsense, along with a brand-new short story.

Check it out HERE.

If you think, “Goodness, what a delightful short story that was! I want to read this newsletter every single month for free!” click HERE.



Some 2017 Appearances

I’ve finally updated the “Appearances” page on my website. Here’s where you can hunt me down…

January 11, 2017YBOR CITY LIT CRAWL. Tampa, Florida. A pub crawl with people reading at each spot, brought to you by Wordier Than Thou. I’ll be reading at the 6:45 PM spot (when people are still relatively sober) at Tre Amici@The Bunker. Click the link for the full schedule of locations and authors.

January 28, 2017. DREADFEST. Mount Dora, Florida. A mini horror convention at the W.T. Bland Public Library. I’ll be giving the keynote speech, and also participating in the mass signing. Free and open to the public.

February 10, 2017. RUSKIN BRANCH LIBRARY MEET N’ GREETRuskin, Florida. There’ll be panel discussions and the opportunity to get your books signed! Free and open to the public. 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

March 12, 2017. SAFETY HARBOR WRITERS & POETS CONFERENCEClearwater, Florida. I’ll be giving a talk about “The Fiendish Craft of Generating Suspense.” Register now!

March 15-16, 2017. School visits. You can’t go unless you’re a student or a teacher. Otherwise it would be creepy.

April 7, 2017TRINITY PREP AUTHOR FESTIVAL. Winter Park, Florida. YA authors! Books! Panel discussions! Fun! Free and open to the public.

April 27-30, 2017. STOKERCON IILong Beach, California. Yep, once again I’ll be emceeing the Bram Stoker Awards! George R. R. Martin is a guest of honor, so few will survive.

July 20-23, 2017. NECONPortsmouth, Rhode Island. The most fun weekend of the year, back for its 37th year. 37!

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