Similar authors to follow
Manage your follows
About Ray Garton
Since I was eight years old, all I've wanted to be was a writer, and since 1984, I have been fortunate enough to spend my life writing full time. I've written over 60 books — novels and novellas in the horror and suspense genres, collections of short stories, movie novelizations and TV tie-ins — with more in the works.
My readers have made it possible for me to indulge my love of writing and I get a tremendous amount of joy out of communicating with them, which I've been able to do on various social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. You can also visit my home on the internet at http://www.raygartononline.com.
This is the place to find out what I've written, what I'm writing and where to get it. You can read my blog, keep up to date on new releases, take part in contests and read an occasional short story online.
Customers Also Bought Items By
Titles By Ray Garton
Shortly after moving into their new home, the Snedeker family is assaulted by a sinister presence that preys one-by-one on their family. Exhausting all other resources, they call up the world-renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren—who have never encountered a case as frightening as this…
No one had warned the Snedekers their new house used to be an old funeral home. Their battle with an inexplicable and savage phenomena had only just begun. What started as a simple “poltergeist” escalated into a full-scale war, an average American family battling the deepest, darkest forces of evil—a war this family could not afford to lose.
Books by Ed & Lorraine Warren also include Graveyard, Ghost Hunters, The Haunted, Werewolf, and Satan's Harvest.
Men who turn into beasts and prey upon anyone unfortunate enough to cross their path.
Of the shapeshifter tales, none invokes as much terror as the legend of the werewolf.
The stories of men who become wolves persisted through the centuries from campfire folk tales to the modern age, where we are still thrilled and horrified by tales of bloodthirsty predators in our midst.
Twelve of the most successful authors of werewolf fiction in the 21st Century have returned to their worlds and characters, to bring you a truly blood-soaked collection of werewolf horror.
Jeff Strand: Ivan’s Night Out - A Wolf Hunt Prequel
Ray Garton: Outside of Nowhere
David Wellington: Hunters Moon
Jonathan Janz: The Kiss of Divna Antonov
Glenn Rolfe: The Dead Brother Situation
Graeme Reynolds: Blood Relations - A High Moor Story
Paul Kane: Lifeline
Thomas Emson: The Hunt
David Watkins: The Original
T W Piperbrook: The Great Storm
Nick Stead: Hybrid: Bloodlines
Matt Serafini: Evernight Circle
It's scary, it's involving, and it’s also mature and thoughtful.”
— Stephen King on Dark Channel
“The most nightmarish vampire story I have ever read.”
— Ramsey Campbell
“Garton never fails to go for the throat!”
— Richard Laymom
“Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror theiries and twisting them to evocative or entertaining effect.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print.”
— Cemetery Dance
The +Horror Library+ anthologies are internationally praised as a groundbreaking source of contemporary horror short fiction stories--relevant to the moment and stunning in impact--from leading authors of the macabre and darkly imaginative.
Filled with Fears and Fantasy. Death and Dark Dreams. Monsters and Mayhem. Literary Vision and Wonder. Each volume of the +Horror Library+ series is packed with heart-pounding thrills and creepy contemplations as to what truly lurks among the shadows of the world(s) we live in.
Containing 30 all-original stories, read Volume 5 in this ongoing anthology series, and then continue with the other volumes.
Shamble no longer through the banal humdrum of normalcy, but ENTER THE HORROR LIBRARY!
Included within Volume 5:
- In "Jerrod Steihl Goes Home," a bullied schoolboy brings to class a book of incantations.
- In "The Happiness Toy," a shy young woman is visited by a door-to-door salesman who's selling pleasure of a physical kind.
- In "Footprints Fading in the Desert," a woman stranded in the desert finds a barefoot savior who promises help.
- . . . and more!
Blockbuster horror novelist Martin Burgess has money to burn and enjoys spending it to find out if the paranormal things he writes about are real. He hires Moffett and Keoph again and sends them to California’s Mt. Shasta. Long believed by spiritual seekers and New Agers to be a “vortex” of magnetic and spiritual energies, Mt. Shasta is a mystical locale, allegedly the site of alien visitations, paranormal apparitions, bizarre physical phenomena, and even Lemurians, an ancient race of little people from Atlantis believed to be living inside the mountain.
Strange things are happening in the small town at the foot of the mountain, things that have remained invisible to most, but not all, of the residents—things that have caught the attention of Martin Burgess and his small army of computer geeks and conspiracy theorists.
Skeptical of the New Age mumbo-jumbo, Moffett and Keoph encounter an extraordinary, hungry creature that is being used to malevolent ends by a powerful and cruel enemy. Uncovering the mysterious secret in Mt. Shasta is one thing—staying alive long enough to share it with anyone is another.
The morning after a strange meteor shower, the residents of Mount Crag awaken to find a new breed of flower blooming everywhere. They are beautiful, unlike any other flower anyone has seen. And there are so many of them! But before long, the large flowers begin to pop off their stems … and crawl around … and hunt. The people of Mount Crag soon realize that they are the prey.
Crawlers is a pulpy throwback story in the tradition of Day of the Triffids. Ray Garton has delivered another winner with this nerve-wracking tale of horror.
Included in this collection:
A Gift From Above
The Devil's Music
Andy Sayer knows what it’s like to feel like a freak. Ever since he was badly burned in a fire started by his drunken mother, the horrible scars on his face have set him apart from others, isolated him.
Now, the patriarch of a prominent but mysterious family, Matthew Bollinger, has taken an interest in Andy. The Bollingers own the entire area and just about everything in it. They live in an enormous house built on the side of Mount Crag, but they are never seen. Matthew Bollinger wants Andy to come live with them.
In the Bollingers, Andy finds acceptance … and the deepest kind of corruption and evil.
Sometimes the worst disfigurements remain invisible … until it’s too late.
This volume will differ slightly from the Cemetery Dance edition in that two different stories are contained within. One of them, “Graven Image” has previously been released as a very limited chapbook from Cemetery Dance in 2007, with a print run of only 457 copies.
The stories contained within are:
Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth
John Bellows, a former entertainment writer, had been missing. When he reappears at his old place of employment, he urges his ex-fellow employee and friend, Carol, to follow him to the old Palace Theater. Wary of his disheveled appearance and erratic behavior, but wanting to discover more about just where John has been, Carol agrees to go with him.
What she discovers both amazes and frightens her …
A man: At the end of his rope, running from his own mistakes… a drug deal gone wrong and a lot of money owed to a powerful figure who will happily take his life as payment.
A woman: Running from a husband who wants to kill her and a man who wants to own her, with a secret that could turn the city, the country, perhaps the world into a mass grave.
Each has lost everything. Together, they have nothing to lose… but their lives.
Drawn together by loneliness and desperation… and a secret project called… Biofire.