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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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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?
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
Imagination begins in your mind...but ends in infinity.
Open the door to any genre and you will find places where the unimaginable and the unexplained collide with reality. These stories take you far past that point. From the horrifying to the macabre to the edge of real madness, you will travel to...
An international bevy of authors new and experienced weave tales both fantastic and exciting. This genre-bending collection of short stories blurs the line between what can be and what can be imagined. No monster, dimension, or mortal villain is off limits. When you are ready to risk sanity and sleep, start on the first page.
- Supernatural, horror, speculative fiction, thriller, sci-fi, science fiction, terror, anthology
- Anthology of short stories
- Over 350 pages of thought-provoking fiction & fantasy
- Hodag by Steve Rouse
- Djinn and Toxic by Jonathan Shipley
- Leapfrog Lager and the Little People by Robert Allen Lupton
- Menagerie by Tom Scanlan
- Gehenna by Andrew Punzo
- The Sodbuster and the Spider by Adrian Ludens
- Every Single Day by Sophie Kearing
- Drop by Drop by C. R. Downing
- Cleopatra’s Needle by Tom Howard
- The Bells by Robert James
- Falling Like Rain by Kat Pekin
- Wide Open Spaces by Joshua Shioshita
- The God Portal by William Ade
- The Dionysos Health Spa by Aaron French
- Two Months with the Lie-Smith by Joachim Heijndermans
- Courting Death by Chris Dean
- The Mating Moon by Chris Rodriguez
- In the Dark, It Sleeps by Bryan Best
- Pax by Gustavo Bondoni
- David’s Courage by Gödel Fishbreath
- Toualetehydrophobia by Kevin David Anderson
- The Whole World in Their Hands by Clark Roberts
- A Taste of Your Own Medicine by Nidhi Singh
- The Sixteenth Ritual by Jeff C. Stevenson
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...
Come enter the dragon’s lair and roll the dice. Within these pages you will still meet some of the biggest, baddest predators ever—but if you are lucky, you will also discover some that have a sweeter side.
Meet a dragon with a soft spot for hard luck cases and another who is a hopeless romantic.
Enjoy a musical battle between a dragon and the specter of one of the greatest guitarists to ever play.
Meet a dragon in trouble with other magical creatures because he enjoys hanging out with human children.
Join a mother and daughter and their teams of dragons on a dangerous cross-country race.
Reconnect with an imaginary friend – who is not so imaginary and escape the isolation of the pandemic.
So enter in BUT tread carefully—remember you are crunchy and taste good with chocolate.
Featuring stories by:
Beth W. Patterson, Miriam Thor, Joyce Frohn, Cara Brezina. Allison Rott, Rose Strickman, Mary Jo Rabe, Gustasp Irani, Birgit K. Gaiser, Gwen C. Katz, Gerri Leen, Austin Roberts, Annie Percik, L.H. Davis III, Gregg Chamberlain, Barbara G. Tarn, Sally Jo, Fred Phillips, Mabel Ginest, Karen G. McCullough, Mark Bruce, Claire Davon, Kevin David Anderson, S.H. Mansouri, Samuel Poots, Ken Goldman, Jean Martin
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
This fast-paced horror-comedy is perfect for the young Zombie/Horror enthusiast (ages 12-18 plus) Available in print and audio. Listen to the first three chapters for FREE on YouTube. Also included: Dr. Max Romero’s Creepy but Cool Bee Facts, a collection of the strangest truths about one of the most important insects on Earth, including information on real life Zombees!
Night of the ZomBEEs
It’s Founders Day in Honeywell Springs, a day residents dress up in black-and-yellow costumes to celebrate the insect that gave the town its prosperity, the Honey Bee. But when a mad scientist releases a contagious swarm of mutant bees, it turns the townsfolk of Honeywell Springs into the walking dead, in bee costumes. It’s thirteen-year-old Shaun Ripley’s worst nightmare. Plagued with apiphobia, asthma, and panic attacks, Shaun must draw on his knowledge of his hero, James Bond, to stay alive. With his best friend, Toby, a fellow 007 enthusiast, and Sam, a bullying tomboy, Shaun must overcome his bee phobia and find a way to escape Honeywell Springs. Terrified, surrounded, and running out of time, the three must work together if they are to survive the Night of the ZomBEEs!
"Night of the ZomBEEs by Kevin David Anderson is one of the funniest zombie novels I have read in a while. Anderson is no stranger to the satiric sci-fi/horror comedy having previously written Night of the Living Trekkies....Night of the ZomBEEs is an imaginative romp through both the zombie and mutated animal genres that succeeds on wit and imagination. Recommended for all zombie fans, adult and teens alike." - Marvin P. Vernon, BuyZombie.com & the Novel Pursuit Blog
"Night of the ZomBEEs is geared towards a younger reader but has lots of pop culture gems in it for adults, especially for the zombie lover...worth checking out especially if you have younger readers in your home and you want to introduce them to the zombie genre. It's descriptive enough to add suspense and the gore isn't over the top; just the right amount of gross!" - Kitty Pandemic from Pretty & Putrid, The Fashionista's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Short stories of horror and torture from indie authors around the globe including Kenzie Jennings, Jef Rouner, Carmilla Voiez and Timothy Black. Twenty-two short stories of murder and mayhem.
TIPS FOR HOW NOT TO END UP IN A HORROR STORY
- Listen to the Spiders
- Drive in the rain
- Buy the doll
- Sell the Puppet
- Take the Dr.’s Advice
- Leave the Box Shut
In this thrilling horror anthology by No Bad Books Press, the characters of the following authors didn’t take this advice:
Kevin David Anderson
Dennis K. Crosby
John M. Floyd
Brian James Lewis
Nicole M. Wolverton
Edited by S. Faxon and Theresa Halvorsen of No Bad Books Press