Knock Knock Wicked Wednesday Free Ebook Today!

Cover for Knock Knock KNOCK KNOCK by S.P. Miskowski is a free Ebook on Amazon today. The paperback edition is available for 50% off.

 

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About Knock Knock

"Beautifully written and relentlessly suspenseful, it's a great book to curl up with on a cold winter's night. Just be sure to keep the doors locked and all the lights on!" - Lucy Taylor, The Silence Between the Screams

"With her distinct voice, Miskowski takes you deep into the back woods of America, where shadows chase you and people do the unthinkable." - Angel Leigh McCoy, Wily Writers

At the center of S.P. Miskowski's novel-length fairy tale are three restless girls, best friends stuck in the backwater of Skillute, Washington in the late 1960s. Their neighbors and families are petty or poor or both. They warn the girls not to wander into Skillute's dense forest; something evil lurks there, people say. The girls are not convinced. During a playful oath, they wander too far into the woods. Their mistake unleashes a malignant spirit that terrorizes Skillute for the next fifty years.

Welcome R. Scott McCoy!

Hunter's Moon: Visceral Tales of Terror is a collection of horrific tales from talented author R.Scott McCoy. The collection will be available in paperback and Ebook April 30, 2012. Welcome! R. Scott McCoy was born in Kodiak Alaska and raised in Bemidji Minnesota. He currently lives in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities with his family. He's had more than twenty short stories published in a variety of magazines and anthologies.  His 1st Novel, Feast, was released from Shroud Publishing in September 2009 and his 2nd novel The White Faced Bear was released from Belfire Press in October 2010. Scott owns Stygian Publications, was the editor of Necrotic Tissue and is an Affiliate Member of the HWA.

 

Knock Knock by S.P. Miskowski Free Today!

Knock Knock by S.P. Miskowski is free today on Amazon. Paperback available for 50% off

About Knock Knock

"Beautifully written and relentlessly suspenseful, it's a great book to curl up with on a cold winter's night. Just be sure to keep the doors locked and all the lights on!" - Lucy Taylor, The Silence Between the Screams

"With her distinct voice, Miskowski takes you deep into the back woods of America, where shadows chase you and people do the unthinkable." - Angel Leigh McCoy, Wily Writers

At the center of S.P. Miskowski's novel-length fairy tale are three restless girls, best friends stuck in the backwater of Skillute, Washington in the late 1960s. Their neighbors and families are petty or poor or both. They warn the girls not to wander into Skillute's dense forest; something evil lurks there, people say. The girls are not convinced. During a playful oath, they wander too far into the woods. Their mistake unleashes a malignant spirit that terrorizes Skillute for the next fifty years.

The Detritus Anthology is Here!!! Happy Friday the 13th

Cover for DetritusThe impulse to collect springs from deep within the human psyche Squirrels gather acorns, rats collect shiny things, but only humans assign meaning to the objects they collect. Detritus is a collection of stories about the impulse to collect, preserve, and display gone horribly wrong. Kate Jonez and S.S. Michaels have assembled a diverse range of exceptionally disturbing stories from authors from around the world. Each of the stories, whether about a collection that is world changing or intensely personal, is sure to linger in readers’ thoughts and make them consider the possibility that malice and evil just might lurk in their own hoard of stuff.

Featuring: Kealan Patrick Burke, Jeremy C, Shipp, Mary Borsellino, Brent Michael Kelley, Phil Hickes, L.S. Murphy, Michael R. Colangelo, Neil Davies, Louise Bohmer, Edmund Colell, S.P. Miskowski, Michael Montoure, Lee Widener, Pete Clark, and Opal Edgar

Ebook available on Amazon

Paperback available from Omnium Gatherum for $13.99 (coming soon on Amazon)

Welcome New Omnium Gatherum Author Ennis Drake!

  Ennis Drake weeps for the loss of "The American Sensibility". He gives witness to the shadows that haunt the periphery of our waking life; half-glimpsed antagonists born of a culture of rightful fear. He carries this blackness with him always, exorcising it onto the white of the page as often and as fast as he can. But, as Fate delights in, the collective fears of a collective consciousness are an inexhaustible cancer.

Ennis's short fiction has appeared in various publications online and in print, including: "Love: The Breath of Eagleray", at Underland Press (publisher of Jeff VanderMeer's "Finch", John Shirley’s “In Extremis”, and Kealan Patrick Burke's "The Living"); "The Dark That Keeps Her", published in Twisted Legends, an anthology from Pill Hill Press (honorably mentioned in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 2); and most recently, "The Fishing of Dahlia", published in the Bram Stoker-nominated and Black Quill Award winning +Horror Library+ Volume 4. "The Fishing of Dahlia" also received an honorable mention in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 3.

Ennis lives in Florida, where the sub-tropical climate exacerbates his psychosis (but, you know, the beaches are nice, the beer is cold and the stiffer drinks come with an umbrella).

His novel 28 Teeth of Rage will be released in 2012

 

Welcome New Omnium Gatherum Author Neil Davies

Neil Davies was born in 1959 and has found everything else to be an uphill struggle. He currently lives in the North West of England with his wife and two children. Any spare time he can find he spends writing. His previous publishing credits include the short story collection The Midnight Hour, the serial killer ebook Welcome Home and the supernatural horror ebook Raised In Evil. For more information please visit his official website. You can also contact him through Facebook and Twitter.

Welcome! Daniel Ribot to the Omnium Gatherum Family of Authors

Daniel Ribot lives in Leicester in the United Kingdom and writes all kinds of stuff up to and including science fiction and urban fantasy. He is too fond of travelling and has spent long periods in France, Mexico, Spain and New Zealand as well as the rain-lashed British Isles. He also holds the only PhD in Mexican comic books on the Eurasian landmass. If the circumstance should arise that he develops any hobbies, interests or any of life's significant milestones, he promises to let everyone know. Isaac Asimov, Michael Moorcock and Jules Verne first fired Daniel's imagination as a reader. His later explorations of particularly Latin American magical realism (Borges, Carpentier, Asturias, Garcia Marquez, Vargas Llosa and Bolaño), opened up his mind to the possibilities of fantasy as a vehicle to express serious ideas. He is a founder member of 'The Speculators' (Leicester's SF/Fantasy writers group) and the Phoenix Writers. Daniel blogs (on writing, music and comics) at: http://floppybootstomp.wordpress.com

Daniel's second novel Vampsov 1938: A Spectre Haunting Europe will be available from Omnium Gatherum in 2012.

 

Knock Knock Available Now in Paperback

Cover for Knock KnockSomething evil has come home.KNOCK KNOCK is one of those stories that takes you deep into the back woods of America, where shadows chase you and people do the unthinkable. With her distinct voice, Miskowski reveals the horror in both everyday and not-so-everyday life in small-town America. From the first few pages, you're hooked into the lives of three young girls who wander too far from home and find a terrifying secret among the roots of an old tree. Time reveals that this secret is tightly woven with their own roots as well, and throughout their lives, these girls are haunted by the thing that took notice of their indiscretion. — Angel Leigh McCoy, Wily Writers
"When three little girls from Skillute, Washington, choose to tempt fate and local superstition by performing a ceremony of dark magic in the woods, they unwittingly call forth an ancient and seemingly indestructible evil.  With skillfully drawn characters and a rural setting that's unabashedly creepy, S.P. Miskowski deftly lures us into an ever-tightening web of terror that's closing in on the girls, their families, and their town. Beautifully written and relentlessly suspenseful, it's a great book to curl up with on a cold winter's night. Just be sure to keep the doors locked and all the lights on!" - Lucy Taylor, The Silence Between the Screams
At the center of S.P. Miskowski's novel-length fairy tale are three restless girls, best friends stuck in the backwater of Skillute, Washington in the late 1960s. Their neighbors and families are petty or poor or both. They warn the girls not to wander into Skillute's dense forest; something evil lurks there, people say. The girls are not convinced. During a playful oath, they wander too far into the woods. Their mistake unleashes a malignant spirit that terrorizes Skillute for the next fifty years.
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The Devil's Mixtape Available at Last!

  Cover for The Devil's MixtapeA Teenage girl is a Hell of a friend.

In 1999, Ella was one of three students who arrived at her Denver school with a cache of weapons and a plan to use them. Years later, she sifts through accounts of other violent young women, writing letters to a little sister who had to grow up in the aftermath of that day.

In 1952, Sally was a runaway, hitch-hiking around Australia with a strange, secretive girl named Amy. Each outcasts in their own way, the pair navigate a landscape scarred by old memories and tragedies, searching for a place that will feel like safety and home.

And in 2011, Charlotte was a music journalist on tour with a band, listening to their stories of loss and hope. Though they are in very different times and places, the three are linked by a web of legacies and second chances.

Demons, fallen soldiers, hunters, rock & roll stars, and high-school heartbreaks are all thrown together. The result could never be anything but the Devil's mixtape.

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Purchase The Devil's Mixtape from Omnium Gatherum.

 

Welcome S.P. Miskowski

Omnium Gatherum is very happy to welcome our newest author. S.P. Miskowski. S.P.'s book Knock Knock will be available in paperback in Dec. 2011. Look for her series of related novellas in 2012.

S.P. Miskowski's stories have been published by Identity Theory, Horror Bound Online Magazine, The Absent Willow Review, Other Voices, The Stranger and New Times, and will appear in Supernatural Tales 21 and the horror anthology Detritus. She received two Swarthout prizes for fiction as an undergraduate, and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, one for short stories and one for drama. Her play "my new friends (are so much better than you)" was nominated for the American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg New Play Award. Her latest play "Emerald City" will be produced by Live Girls! Theater in Spring 2012. She is a member of Wily Writers.

Knock Knock

Chuggie and the Desecration of Stagwater

Cover for Chuggie and the Desecration of Stagwater“I'm really not a fan of horror, but this one held my morbidly fascinated attention to the end. Originality sparkles throughout.... I call it an excellent novel of its kind, and believe horror fans should like it very well.” – Piers Anthony"With the earthy fantasy of Orson Card's Hart's Hope and the frolicking dark humor of the likes of Monty Python, Chuggie and the Desecration of Stagwater is a unique and stunning little piece of insanity. Brent Michael Kelley has proven he's not just an interesting fantasy writer, but an altogether wild new breed of scribe." – Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award Winning author of BLACK & ORANGEIn the first installment of Mischief Mayhem Want and Woe, Brent Michael Kelley unleashes the horrors of Desecration on Stagwater.

Norchug Mot Losiat, Chuggie to his friends, is walking Drought. When, in his rambling, he stumbles upon the remote city of Stagwater, he finds love, temptation, and treachery. He fights against men, demons, and his own nature to battle the sinister forces threatening the city. But Chuggie? All he wants is a boat.

Available now on Amazon in paperback or for the Kindle