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About Kevin David Anderson
Kevin David Anderson was born in Indiana, and currently lives and writes speculative fiction in Southern California. Before becoming a writer and active member of the HWA (Horror Writers Association), Anderson earned a B. A. in Mass Communication (TCOM) with a focus on Media Production from CSUF (Fresno State), and worked as a marketing professional for more than a decade, during which he managed award-winning campaigns for both television and radio.
Anderson’s debut novel the geeky, cult zombie classic, Night of the Living Trekkies, from Quirk Books, the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is a funny, offbeat Zombie novel that explores the pop culture carnage that ensues when the undead crash a Star Trek convention. Publishers Weekly gave Night of the Living Trekkies a starred review and the Washington Post listed it as one of the top five Zombie novels of 2010.
Night of the Living Trekkies and Anderson’s follow up, Night of the ZomBEEs have become required reading in college courses, most notably the class designed for incoming freshman, How to Survive Your Freshman Year by Studying the Zombie Apocalypse, at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania.
Anderson’s short stories have appeared in almost a hundred publications, from anthologies and magazines to podcasts and radio dramas. His work has appeared in multiple languages and on every continent, excluding Antarctica - mostly because penguins and polar bears don’t read. Anderson was the first American to be published in the award-winning South African Horror Magazine, Something Wicked. Anderson’s short story Third Shift took first position in the Top International Horror competition from Rain Fall books in the UK. Anderson has contributed to many award-worthy publications including the British Fantasy Award-winning magazine Murky Depths, and the Bram Stoker nominated anthology, The Beauty of Death from Independent Legions Publishing. Several dozen of his stories have been turned into audio productions with voice talents like Jason Hill, Rish Outfield, and Mur Lafferty, on Parsec Award-winning podcasts like Pseudopod, The Drabblecast, The Dunesteef and on the very popular Simply Scary Podcast and the No Sleep Podcast.
When not writing horror, comedy, or horror-comedy, Anderson likes spending time at the beach with his family, attending horror conventions and book festivals, working with special needs students, and writing and telling bad, corny, nerdy jokes. Dad jokes with a geeky twist are his specialty and with the help of his son, he published The Geektastic Joke Book for Kids under the pseudonym, Giggles A. Lott and Nee Slapper. Giggles & Slapper’s next book JURASSIC JOKES: A Book 65 Million Years in the Making, came out at the end of 2019 and the latest STAR WARS: The Jokes AWAKEN was named one of the top 10 Star Wars gifts for kids by Best Deals For Kids (dot) com in 2020.
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What’s HorrorTube? A creepy, new carnival ride combining a water slide park with a haunted funhouse? Not quite, although that sounds like a blast.
A subset of BookTube, HorrorTube is an online community of horror enthusiasts who regularly post YouTube videos about horror-related topics, including books, films, and fiction writing.
Some of the writers included in this anthology cover horror exclusively. You’ll find them posting creepy photos on Instagram or waxing poetic about the seventies drive-in flick that kept them up all night. Some read widely, only delving into the horror genre occasionally. All are passionate about books and writing.
Joined together by this vibrant, online community of readers and writers, these nineteen authors bring you scary stories from all parts of the globe, proving that fear is universal.
Local Haunts has taken the horror BookTube community’s global influence and shrunk it down into one village of horror and mayhem you’ll not soon forget. Inside these pages are frightening stories from around the globe, telling tales of haunts, monsters, and other terrible things local to each author’s place of residence. Within these pages you’ll find terrifying tales from North America, my own included, joined by terrible happenings in the Australian bushlands, ghosts haunting an old Greek mansion, an abandoned Vietnamese hospital, and a creepy museum, among many other eldritch encounters. From the foreword by Jason White
A Stone’s Throw by Dane Cobain The Gentleman by Ryan Stroud The Salt Hag by CJ Wright Crowthorne by Andrew Lyall Mount Gilead by R. Saint Claire Screen Eight by Michael Taylor Drive Like Hell by Ken Poirier The Mount of Death by Kevin David Anderson The Drifter by James Flynn The Blocked Cellar by Mihalis Georgostathis The Night Watchman by Marie McWilliams Alone Among the Gum Trees by Cam Wolfe Highway to Hell by Nicholas Gray The Room Within by D.L. Tillery Fading Applause in Quintland by Lydia Peever A Full Moon Over Black Star Canyon by Matt Wall Long Buried by E.D. Lewis Darkness Descends by Jason White At the End of the Rope by Cameron Chaney
Cover art by Cameron Roubique
Jim Pike was the world’s biggest Star Trek fan—until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston.
But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science-fiction convention, Jim finds himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi—plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into savage, flesh-eating zombies!
As bloody corpses stumble to life and the planet teeters on the brink of total apocalypse, Jim must deliver a ragtag crew of fanboys and fangirls to safety. Dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers, their prime directive is to survive. But how long can they last in the ultimate no-win scenario?
Stories of adventure, mishap, magic, and macabre happenings on All Hallows' Eve.
The night when spirits walk among the living and dead things crawl from their dark hiding places to unleash Halloween Horror.
Featuring stories by:
- Kevin David Anderson
- Patrick Moody
- Ben Hurry
- Patrick Winters
- J.C. Raye
- Robert Allen Lupton
- Paul Stolp
- Jackie Fells
- Kelli A. Wilkins
- Scott McGregor
- Cullen Monk
- Douglas Ford
- Tim Mendees
- Clark Roberts
- Daniel Hale
- E. Seneca
- DJ Tyrer
- Patrick Meegan
- Joe Kogut
- R.C. Mulhare
- Erik Handy
- Alex Ebenstein
The Witching Hour.
But the creatures of darkness are not confined to the shadows of the night.
Lonely stretches of highways…
Bustling college campuses…
Quiet suburban neighborhoods…
Pricey, upscale day spas...
Earl and Dale, a pair of burly truckers, seem to be drawn to those that dwell in the darkness. Monster hunters by default, they confront the evil fearlessly—and with just a bit of humor. Vampires, werewolves, half-human spider demons, and those that prey on the innocent…
All will realize they've met their match when they go head to head with…
The Midnight Men
We all have a fascination for things that scare us—the thrill, the heart-stopping jump scares, the terrifying suspense. From the youngest age, we’re fascinated by the fiendish and furry, the creepiest critters, the naughty and the nasty. Horror is all around us, from the clowns who hide under our bed, to the things we might drag up from the brook at the bottom of the garden, and the zombies who crawl our streets.
As author, Megan Feehley, so beautifully says; there is beauty just before the terror…a silken breath taken before the spill of righteousness…the warmth of a licking flame preceding the scald.
So, close the drapes, check the locks, turn on all the lights and get comfortable. But don’t close your eyes…
Never close your eyes...
TABLE OF CONTENTS: A Perfect Place (Joyce Wegmuller); A Visitor in the Darkness (Kade Azkyroth); Caroline (Jessica Dylan Miele); Parley (Sarah Klein); Dehra (Raziel Moore); Deluge (Elizabeth Thorne); Fleshpot (Lisabet Sarai); Freedom for a Small Part (Annabeth Leong); His Black Mirror (Frances Jones); Holiday at Two Hoots (Molly Tanzer); I am S.A.M.I. (Jake M. Winters); Ink (Bernie Mojzes); Katrin & Brimi, A Love Story (Maxine Marsh); The Man in the Monstrosity (Skilja Peregrinarius); Polymorphously Perverted (Teresa Noelle Roberts); Sea Story (Lady Grey); Dream of the Fisherman's Daughter (C. Sanchez-Garcia); The Male of the Species (Kevin David Anderson); The Stars in the Sea (Jim Reader)
These are the Jokes you’re looking for!
A Joke Book from a galaxy far, far away, filled with everything from classic jokes, cartoons, and Rebus puzzles, to new jokes paying homage to the latest installments to the franchise. Perfect for kids (Ages 8-12 plus)
How long did Han Solo live?
All his life
Why is Vader not safe for children under age 3?
He’s a choking hazard!
What does Admiral Ackbar take when he is tired?
It’s a NAP!
What do you call a Zombie Ewok?
The Ewoking Dead
When did Baby Yoda say his first word?
Right after his second word
The Jokes Awaken is unofficial and unauthorized.
"Well, I think we're the greatest rock-n-roll band in the world..." - Joey Ramone
Ramones changed rock-n-roll forever and 45+ years later their legacy is as strong as ever.
Gabba Gabba Hey is an anthology of fiction inspired by the music of the Ramones.
We asked writers from all over the world to choose a Ramone's song and write a story inspired by that song . The resulting 24 stories contained in this anthology are as varied as the songs themselves ranging through the Crime, Horror and Music genres from writers from all across the world - some of whom knew or met or even played with The Ramones. For example the anthology kicks off with a first-hand account written by David Noonan (DT Graves - drummer & founder member of punk stalwarts The Cryptkeeper Five) where he recounts the night he backed up Joey Ramone on the drums - from there the anthology blasts off into a world of Ramones tales & stories that just keep building and building with an intensity that mirrors the songs themselves.
Add to that an Introduction written by Fahrenheit Press founder and life long Ramones fanatic Chris McVeigh + a preface by author & LA Punk Queen Brenda Perlin and it's fair to say that this book really is something special and a definite must have for any Ramones fan.
Oh, and we might also have just accidentally created the greatest Ramones compilation album ever - seriously, look at this track-listing...
- Do You Remember Rock 'n’ Roll Radio by David Noonan
- It's Not My Place by Philip Charter
- I Wanna Be Well by Christopher Bond
- Somebody Put Something in My Drink by CW Blackwell
- I Wanna Live by Clark Boyd
- Pinhead by Kelly Robinson
- Suzy Is A Headbanger by Derek Farrell
- Cretin Hopp by Mike Burr
- Rockaway Beach by Lex Vranick
- The KKK Took My Baby Away by Kevin David Anderson
- The Crusher by Shaun Avery
- 7/11 by Amanda Crum
- I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend by Vinnie Hansen
- S.L.U.G. by Thomas Pluck
- Danny Says by Hannah O’Doom
- My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) by Bret Nelson
- Baby I Love You by Tina Jackson
- Chainsaw by Gregory Nicoll
- Here Today, Gone Tomorrow by James Ryan
- Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight) by Joshua L. James
- Sheena Is a Punk Rocker by Wendy Davis
- I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement by Christina Delia
- Main Man by Joseph S. Walker
- Too Tough To Die by Jon Park
Put on some Ramones records, read these stories, and lose yourself in the universe of one of the most influential rock-n-roll bands that ever walked onto a stage.
"Gabba Gabba Hey, One of us, One of us, We accept you, One of us..."
Shallow Waters—where nothing stays buried.
With 23 Dark Fiction & Horror tales diving beneath the surface of life, death, and the mystery that lies beneath.
Shallow Waters is the official monthly flash fiction challenge hosted by the award-winning Crystal Lake Publishing. Every month a new challenge is posted online, with authors submitting via email. The best submissions are then posted on Crystal Lake’s Patreon page (an exclusive behind the scenes community of readers and authors), where patrons read daily entries and vote for the winner. What you’ll find in these Shallow Waters anthologies include the winners as well as the most popular of our finalists. Stay tuned for more volumes in this series, or find Crystal Lake Publishing on Patreon to enter or vote on future challenges (or gain access to our Still Water Bay series).
Volume five includes suspenseful stories of horror on the road, war, graveyards, Karma, and Halloween.
Introduction by Joe Mynhardt
“Driving On” by Guy Medley (winner)
“Dichotomy” by Jason Parent
“Babysitting for Writers” by Kevin David Anderson (winner)
“The Good Samaritan” by L.F. Falconer
“Of Debris and Duty” by John Boden
“The Visitors” by Mark Allan Gunnells
“Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave” by Richard Thomas
“The Knights of Cold Days” by Dave Jeffery
“Travel Bag” by Bryan Miller
“In the Desert, In the Night” by Pedro Iniguez
“Grievance” by Christine Lajewski
“Fuel for My Fire” by Linsey Knerl
“The Dead Lands” by Anthony D Redden
“Welcome to Gothmart” by David Bernard
“The Mascot” by Jennifer K Carstens (winner)
“Wasteland” by Sheldon Woodbury
“All’s Fair” by Michelle Mellon
“Stay Away” by Michael Patrick Hicks
“The Road Home” by Rand Eastwood
“Midnight Sun” by James Dorr
“The Wind Stakes Its Claim” by Kris Kinsella
“The Forest of Skin” by Esteban Vargas
“Second Chance” by Alex Ebenstein (winner)
In this volume…
- Traveling can be a mixed bag...especially when something in your travel bag starts moving.
- A woman journeys north for survival.
- Sometimes, working retail is not the worst part of your day.
- In the desert of New Mexico, ancient Navajo legends emerge, only to discover the cruelty of Man.
- An overachieving woman uses twisted methods to feed her need for turmoil.
- A trio of Halloween trick-or-treaters learn that sometimes things slip through.
- A cemetery caretaker with a secret gift, a dead body, and the hope of a second chance.
- Grief can change a person. Literally.
- Someone has a bone to pick with the Deacon.
- Sometimes what lies ahead is more frightening than what was left behind.
- Babysitting can be a tough gig, especially on Halloween
- A father and son venture out into the dead lands to search for the night creatures feasting on the corpses.
- In the distant future an ancient warrior and his ghost ship battle for the fate of the universe.
BRAM STOKER AWARDS 2016 NOMINEE - SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN AN ANTHOLOGY
Over 40 stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of horror and exciting newcomers. Stories by: Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Edward Lee, John Skipp, Poppy Z. Brite, Nick Mamatas, Shane McKenzie,Tim Waggoner, Lisa Morton, Gene O'Neill, Linda Addison, Maria Alexander, Monica O'Rourke, John Palisano, Bruce Boston, Alessandro Manzetti, Rena Mason, Kevin Lucia, Daniel Braum, Colleen Anderson,Thersa Matsuura, John F.D. Taff, James Dorr, Marge Simon, Stefano Fantelli, John Claude Smith, K. Trap Jones, Del Howison, Paolo Di Orazio, Ron Breznay, Mike Lester, Annie Neugebauer, Nicola Lombardi, JG Faherty, Kevin David Anderson, Erinn Kemper, Adrian Ludens, Luigi Musolino, Alexander Zelenyj, Daniele Bonfanti, Kathryn Ptacek, Simonetta Santamaria.