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« on: May 18, 2015, 06:52:29 am »
Hi, everyone.

From now on I'll be using this page for anything related to Crystal Lake Publishing, a small press I started in August of 2012.
Since that day I've gone on to work with great authors in the horror, suspense, and thriller genres - even movie legends
like Wes Craven, Mick Garris, and Tom Holland. What makes us special is the bond we have with our authors and readers,
and the bridge we try to build between them. We have a lot of outreach programs for young authors, and are big believers
of giving back and paying forward. We're always available for a chat or advice.

With every passing month Crystal Lake Publishing grows and becomes more prolific. In time we'll spread our wings and publish other genres, as well.
We were initially a short story and anthology publisher, but our first novel will be out early 2016. So be sure to check in every week for updates, new releases,
specials and giveaways.  ;)

Here is our company's mission statement:
With unmatched success since 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing is quickly becoming the go-to press for Dark Fiction authors and fans. We publish the highest quality Dark Fiction books and poetry collections, which include Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thrillers, Suspense, Supernatural, and Noir.

Crystal Lake Publishing puts integrity, honor and respect at the forefront of our operations.

We strive for each book and outreach program that's launched to not only entertain and touch or comment on issues that affect our readers, but also to strengthen and support the Dark Fiction field and its authors.
Not only do we publish authors who are legends in the field and as hardworking as us, but we look for men and women who care about their readers and fellow human beings. We only publish the very best Dark Fiction, and look forward to launching many new careers.

We strive to know each and every one of our readers, while building personal relationships with our authors, reviewers, bloggers, pod-casters, bookstores and libraries.

Crystal Lake Publishing is and will always be a beacon of what passion and dedication, combined with overwhelming teamwork and respect, can accomplish: Unique fiction you can't find anywhere else.

We do not just publish books, we present you worlds within your world, doors within your mind, from talented authors who sacrifice so much for a moment of your time.

This is what we believe in. What we stand for. This will be our legacy.

Welcome to Crystal Lake Publishing.
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    Re: Crystal Lake Publishing - promoting Dark Fiction since 2012
    « Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 07:18:21 am »
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    Re: Crystal Lake Publishing - promoting Dark Fiction since 2012
    « Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 07:21:33 am »
    Thanks, Willie. I mean, William.  ;D

    You are certainly one of the best story tellers I've worked with.
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    Wow, what a busy week. There are a lot of updates, and a bunch of sales going on at the moment:

    There is currently a free giveaway of Horror 101: The Way Forward (our Stoker Award nominated non-fiction eBook):http://mybook.to/Horror101Amazon
     
    We are trying to get our books onto BookBub, but need a lot more reviews to be accepted. If anyone has a moment, and you haven't already, please leave a review on Amazon (for this or any of our other books): www.crystallakepub.com/books
     
    With May not even over yet, Crystal Lake Publishing celebrates our most successful month to date. With our bestsellers being the brand new Lovecraftian shared-world anthology The Outsiders, Modern Mythmakers by Michael McCarty, and Horror 101: The Way Forward.
     
    Our next release is scheduled to blow these out of the water, though. Kevin Lucia's Supernatural Thriller Through a Mirror, Darkly has received amazing blurbs from Gary A. Braunbeck, Kealan Patrick Burke, Mort Castle, Rena Mason, Jonathan Janz, and James Newman. And the paperback is already available! Although the eBook will only be out on the 5th of June at a special launch price of only $0.99 - since you're all such great supporters - you can pre-order or purchase Through a Mirror, Darkly right here: http://getbook.at/AmazonDarkly

    To celebrate this launch, Kevin's Things Slip Through is also on sale now for only 99c (time is running out): http://getbook.at/ThingsSlipThrough
    You don't have to read this one to follow the new one, but it enriches the experience so much more, since there will be a few familiar Clifton Heights characters popping up.
     
    I almost forgot, Gary McMahon's Where You Live collection is also on a 99c promotion at the moment: http://getBook.at/WhereYouLive
     
    Here are a few more things that happened:
     
    We announced our first pro-paying anthology this month: Gutted, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward (the guys who brought you Shadow over Main Street). It's invite only and the editors have a very specific theme and tone in mind, so authors, be sure to keep an eye on your inboxes.
     
    Beauty and horror. Wonder and terror. Despair and transcendence.
    This is GUTTED: Beautiful horror stories, an all-new anthology coming from Crystal Lake Publishing in 2016.

    In the spirit of keeping things FREE, you can read a horror story by a very talented young author right here: http://www.crystallakepub.com/new-blood---a-matter-of-taste-by-samantha-hill.php
    Every now and then (with the help of writing coaches or friends in the industry) I give a special yet unpublished author the chance to work with me and some proofreaders and editors before purchasing their story. It gives them a bit of insight of what goes on in this business, plus the opportunity to grow. Not to mention a confidence boost that comes with your very first sale (you never forget that first one). And a bit of money, of course. This is our second story in the New Blood program.
     
    Until next week,
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    Hey, Joe... just had this pointed out to me... SAMURAI and other Stories is up for best collection in a BARDS AND SAGES award...

    http://bardsandsages.com/juliedawson/2015/05/15/1498/

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    That's great, William. Congrats.  ;)
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    Hi, everyone.

    Just dropping by to announce today's release of Kevin Lucia's Through a Mirror, Darkly. It's launching at a special price of only 99c, but tomorrow it'll go up to $3.99, so act soon: http://getbook.at/AmazonDarkly

    Here are just a few words about Through a Mirror, Darkly:

    Are there truths within the books we read? What if the book delves into the lives of the very town you live in? People you know? Or thought you knew. These are the questions a bookstore owner face when a mysterious book shows up, in THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY by Kevin Lucia

    Through a Mirror, Darkly is a Supernatural Thriller collection masked as a novel. With elements of mystery, suspense, and otherworldly horror, Through a Mirror, Darkly successfully delves into the worlds of Lovecraft, Grant, and the mysterious Carcosa.
     
    Arcane Delights. Clifton Heights' premier rare and used bookstore. In it, new owner Kevin Ellison has inherited far more than a family legacy, for inside are tales that will amaze, astound, thrill...and terrify.

    An ancient evil thirsty for lost souls. A very different kind of taxi service with destinations not on any known map. Three coins that grant the bearer's fondest wish, and a father whose crippling grief gives birth to something dark and hungry.

    Every town harbors secrets. Kevin Ellison is about to discover those that lurk in the shadows of Clifton Heights.

    "Kevin Lucia writes my favorite kind of horror, the kind not enough folks are writing anymore." - Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy and Kin.

    "Through a Mirror, Darkly serves as Kevin Lucia's early-warning system to the horror field - Brace yourselves, folks." - Gary A. Braunbeck, Bram Stoker Award-winner of To Each Their Darkness, Destinations Unknown, and the forthcoming A Cracked and Broken Path

    "Literate and stylish, yet fast-paced and accessible, Through a Mirror, Darkly is a thoroughly engrossing read. Kevin Lucia is a major new voice in the horror genre." - Jonathan Janz, author of The Nightmare Girl

    "Through a Mirror, Darkly earns Kevin Lucia a literary place alongside these enduring philosophical horror crafters." - Mort Castle

    "He is a skillful guide through Clifton Heights, telling tales of mystery and horror in a town where dark secrets and ancient evils lurk to prey upon those who read Through a Mirror, Darkly." - Rena Mason, Bram Stoker Award winning author of The Evolutionist.

    "With Through a Mirror, Darkly, Kevin Lucia proves once again that it's only a matter of time before he's one of the genre's biggest names." - James Newman, author of The Wicked and Animosity

    Purchase an eBook or paperbacks of THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY via this Universal Amazon Link: http://getbook.at/AmazonDarkly

    All the best,
    Joe Mynhardt
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    Just a reminder that all our books (except For the Night is Dark) are available on Kindle Unlimited. Follow this link to check out our books and/or sign up to our newsletter (you'll get info on sales, competitions, sneak peaks, and new releases at a special price): www.crystallakepub.com/books

    Have a great week,
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    "Kevin Lucia writes my favorite kind of horror, the kind not enough folks are writing anymore. The scares in Through A Mirror Darkly (and there is no shortage of them), are of the subtle breed, the sort you don't see coming until they're already upon you and you realize it's too late to catch a breath. Charles L. Grant excelled with this type of creeping, insidious terror. So too, does Lucia, and if this collection is any indication, we're going to be enjoying his wonderfully quiet horror for decades to come." - Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy and Kin.

    Are there truths within the books we read? What if the book delves into the lives of the very town you live in? People you know? Or thought you knew. These are the questions a bookstore owner face when a mysterious book shows up, in THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY by Kevin Lucia

    Purchase an eBook or paperbacks of THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY via this Universal Amazon Link: http://getbook.at/AmazonDarkly

    Or visit Crystal Lake Publishing for more reviews, links, photos, and info: http://www.crystallakepub.com/through-a-mirror-darkly.php
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    Brand new release today, and it's a poetry book. Crystal Lake Publishing's very first.
    Oh, and since today is launch day, the Kindle version is only 99c. Paperback $7.99: http://getbook.at/AmazonEden

    Another snake, another tree, another Eve.
    A surreal journey into obsessions and aberrations of the modern world
    and the darker side, which often takes control of the situation.
    Madness, violence, aberrant sex, war, hallucinations, sadism, disturbing archetypes,
    These are the black fruits of human loneliness.
    These are the bloody roots of Eden Underground
     
    A new dark poetry collection from the Bram Stoker Awards nominee Alessandro Manzetti.

    Eden Underground is a surreal journey into obsessions and aberrations of the modern world and its darker side, which often takes control of the situation. Madness, violence, aberrant sex, war, hallucinations, sadism, disturbing archetypes: these are the black fruits of human loneliness, these are the bloody roots of Eden Underground.

    In this untold world, men and women build their deformed, artificial underground Eden, where they can unleash their dark side.

    Death is the hidden queen of these strange places designed by human alienation: harem of silicone dolls who come to life, abandoned warehouses with copper tubs full of broken pieces of Eve, a bloody collection of copies of the first primordial woman, imaginary worlds inspired by the ghosts of the drug, small Eden dug into the bowels of the sand of war, trenches for refuge from too much horror, the religious fanaticisms and their heretics and violent Eden stained with blood, open air glittering brothels turned into landfills of souls and lost loves.
     
    Haven't you ever heard the loneliness knocking at your door? Or the steps of our dark side, freed from the body and the cage of our conscience, that is coming to take us with a shimmering cleaver in its hand? In Eden Underground you can hear all these ghostly noises, too real, too close.

    Includes:
    The Last Prey
    The Monkey with the Big Head
    Pieces of Eden
    Dead Circus
    Green Apples
    Koo-o
    Interiora II
    Eastern Heaven
    Red Monsoon
    A Modern Berserker
    The Half Bride
    Eden Underground
    Carlos, Diego, Vamos!
    The Wrath Sings, Goddess
    The Rime of the Mad Mariner
    Lacrimosa
    The Pawn Shop
    The Cockroach King
    The Garden
    Dames de Voyage
    Electric Monkeys
    The Tenth Circle
    Almost to the End
    Book Cover by Vincent Chong, back cover by Ben Baldwin, illustrations by Paolo Di Orazio.

    a personal take of the world that surrounds all of us, those hidden parts that create monsters and that serve as a dwelling place for demons that invade our lives, thoughts and actions. Tanja Jurkovic, Horrornews.net

    From the first stanza of the first poem in this amazing collection, I was drawn into the incredibly dark scenes of a disturbing and nightmarish Eden. Marge Simon, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner

     Eden Underground delivers an intense and visually stunning collection of horror scenarios. Rich in eldritch dreams and manic visions, these poems get under your skin. Manzetti is a maestro of the dark fantastic. Bruce Boston, author of Resonance Dark and Light

    "The works by Alessandro Manzetti are exciting and clever. Anything he writes is a must-read.
    Jeani Rector, Editor, The Horror Zine


    " Manzettis intelligent view has the ability to create out of such horrors, powerful and admirable images that can surprise."  Helen McCabe, author of Piper

    I couldnt put it down. So intense is the writing that I had to keep reading. If you have never read a book of poetry before or if you never thought you could be a fan of poetry let this book be the one to introduce you to the words of verse. Horror Novel Reviews

    Amazon: http://getbook.at/AmazonEden
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    Goodreads (Kindle): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25846870-eden-underground
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    Current 99c specials:

    Another snake, another tree, another Eve.
    I couldnt put it down. So intense is the writing that I had to keep reading. If you have never read a book of poetry before or if you never thought you could be a fan of poetry let this book be the one to introduce you to the words of verse. Horror Novel Reviews
    So dare to grab a copy of EDEN UNDERGROUND on Kindle (Kindle Unlimited, as well) or paperback right now from Amazon: http://getbook.at/AmazonEden
    Or visit Crystal Lake Publishing for more info on reviews, the Pinterest page, Goodreads page, author bio, interior artwork, YouTube videos, and much more: http://www.crystallakepub.com/eden-underground.php


    Horror 101: The Way Forward is sharp, savvy and packed with crucial information for anyone who wants to take a real bite out of the horror genre. Two taloned thumbs up! Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of CODE ZERO and V-WARS.
    Ever wanted to be a writer? Make money online? Make a name for yourself writing online? Perhaps youve already realized that dream and youre looking to expand your repertoire. Writing comic books sounds nice, right? Or how about screenplays?
    HORROR 101: THE WAY FORWARD includes On Writing advice from the likes of Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, Ellen Datlow, Graham Masterton, Lisa Morton, Simon Marshall-Jones, Scott Nicholson, William Meikle, Tim Waggoner, Lucy A. Snyder, Weston Ochse, and many more.
    Get your hands on our Bram Stoker Award nominated HORROR 101: THE WAY FORWARD right now in Kindle (only 99c) or paperback (available in Kindle Unlimited, as well): http://mybook.to/Horror101Amazon
    Or check out the stellar line-up and more reviews right here: http://www.crystallakepub.com/horror-101.php

    And on Monday the 20th:

    Kevin Lucia writes my favorite kind of horror, the kind not enough folks are writing anymore. Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy and Kin.
    Are there truths within the books we read? What if the book delves into the lives of the very town you live in? People you know? Or thought you knew. These are the questions a bookstore owner face when a mysterious book shows up, in THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY by Kevin Lucia
    Purchase an eBook or paperbacks of THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY via this Universal Amazon Link (available in Kindle Unlimited, as well): http://getbook.at/AmazonDarkly
    Or visit Crystal Lake Publishing for more reviews, links, photos, and info: http://www.crystallakepub.com/through-a-mirror-darkly.php

    Have a great weekend, everyone.

    Joe
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    Crystal Lake Publishing​ presents WRITERS ON WRITING: AN AUTHOR'S GUIDE. Volume 1 coming soon.

    Your favorite authors share their secrets in the ultimate guide to becoming and being and author.

    Writers On Writing is an ongoing series of 15,000 to 20,000 word eBooks, with original On Writing essays by writing professionals. A new edition will be launched every few months, featuring four or five essays per edition.

    Volume 1 is scheduled to be released within the next 30 days, and already includes never been seen essays by Jack Ketchum, Brian Hodge, Jasper Bark, Todd Keisling, and Monique Snyman. A few more names will be announced soon.

    Other authors to look forward to are Mercedes Murdock Yardley, Kealan Patrick Burke, Tim Waggoner, Richard Thomas, Mark Scioneaux, Rena Mason, Kevin Lucia, J.G. Faherty, William Meikle, Lucy A. Snyder, Kate Jonez, Chantal Noordeloos, Taylor Grant, Gary McMahon, Lori Michelle, Robert W. Walker, Brian Kirk, Lisa Morton, Lynda E. Rucker, Maria Alexander, and many more.

    Check out our website for more info, and be sure to sign up to our newsletter for launch reminders: http://www.crystallakepub.com/writers-on-writing.php
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    Here's the final line-up for WRITERS ON WRITING VOL.1, out early August:

    Jack Ketchum, Brian Hodge, Mercedes M. Yardley, Todd Keisling, Monique Snyman, Jasper Bark, Kevin Lucia, Dave de Burgh, and Tim Waggoner.

    As always, the eBook will cost only 99c on release day, and move up to $2.99 after that. So stay tuned for the official release date so you don't miss out.

    For more updates, follow our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WritersOnWritingSeries) or check out our website (http://www.crystallakepub.com/writers-on-writing.php).
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    The very first volume of Writers On Writing - An Author's Guide is now available.

    And what a line-up:
    "The Infrastructure of the Gods: 11 Signposts for Going all the Way" by Brian Hodge
    "The Writer's Purgatory: Between Finishing the First Draft and Submitting the Manuscript" by Monique Snyman
    "Why Rejection is Still Important" by Kevin Lucia
    "Real Writers Steal Time" by Mercedes M. Yardley
    "What Right Do I Have to Write" by Jasper Bark
    "Go Pace Yourself" by Jack Ketchum
    "A Little Infusion of Magic" by Dave-Brendon de Burgh
    "Never Look Away: Confronting Your Fears in Fiction" by Todd Keisling
    "Once More With Feeling" by Tim Waggoner

    Are you ready to unleash the author in you?

    Amazon (available in KU, as well): http://getbook.at/WritersOnWriting
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    Horror is everywhere, in the shadows and in the light. It takes on every shape, comes in every conceivable size. But most of all its right where you live. With the WHERE YOU LIVE short story collection, Gary McMahon delves into the depths of dark and brooding horror in every day events, objects, and the ghost of human nature.

    Horror is everywhere

    Its waiting behind a closed door, sitting in an ordinary chair, or following you on a country walk. Perhaps its washed up on a tranquil beach, hanging at a local skate park, recorded on an MP3 player hard drive, or even embedded somewhere deep within the design of something as simple and innocuous as a supermarket barcode.

    Includes:
    Just Another Horror Story
    Barcode
    The Row
    When One Door Closes
    The Chair
    Truth Hurts
    Down
    Sounds Weird
    The Table
    The Sheep
    Small Things
    It Knows Where You Live
    Trog Boy Ran
    I Live in the Gut
    It Wont Be Long Now
    You Havent Seen Me
    The Grotto
    Hungry Love
    Alice, Hanging Out in the Skate Park

    You can purchase a paperback or Kindle copy of Where You Live right now from your local Amazon outlet (available in Kindle Unlimited, as well): http://getBook.at/WhereYouLive

    Or visit Crystal Lake Publishing for more reviews and info: http://www.crystallakepub.com/where-you-live.php
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    Re: Crystal Lake Publishing - indie publisher of Thrillers, Mystery, and Horror.
    « Reply #16 on: September 07, 2015, 09:46:11 am »
    Brand new Crystal Lake Publishing release (99c for today only!):

    Six talented zombie authors take on the Afterlife in an interactive shared-world zombie anthology.

    Welcome to Purgatory, an arid plain of existence where zombies are the least of your problems. Its a post-mortem Hunger Games, and Blaze, a newcomer to Purgatory, needs your help to learn the rules of this world and choose the best course of action.

    Purgatory is escapable, so aid Blaze to win the favor of the ruling Gatherers by earning this right. But whats waiting outside Purgatory, is beyond what the human mind can fathom.

    His fate. Your choices.

    Your six different choices are penned by Joe McKinney, Armand Rosamilia, Tonia Brown, Joe Mynhardt, Aurelio Lopez III, and Alex Laybourne.

    Get CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE right now from Amazon in Kindle format (KU also available): http://getbook.at/AmazonGrave

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    Paperback coming later this week.
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    Brand new release:

    The definitive guide to filmmaking and filmmakers by the best in the field.

    Horror 201: The Silver Scream, the follow-up to the Bram Stoker Award nominated Horror 101: The Way Forward, delves into the minds of filmmakers to see what it takes to produce great horror films, from the writing and funding process, to directing, producing, and writing tie-ins.

    Its a tome of interviews and essays by some of our favorite artists.

    Thats right, film legends and authors such as Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ed Naha, Patrick Lussier, Stephen Volk, Nancy Holder, Tom Holland, John Shirley, William Stout, and John Russo want to share their expertise with you through informative, practical, career-building advice.

    These are the folks behind movies and novelizations such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Dark Shadows, Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, Buffy, Resident Evil, The Stand, Sleepwalkers, Masters of Horror, The Fly, Critters, Tales from the Crypt, Childs Play, Fright Night, Thinner, The Langoliers, Ted Bundy, Re-animator Unbound, Halloween, Apollo 18, The Eye, Night of the Living Dead, The Crow, The Mist, Pans Labyrinth, and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    Horror 201 also entertains. Youll see a side of your favorite authors, producers, and directors never seen before combining fun and entertainment with informative career-building advice.

    Horror 201 is aimed at arming generations of authors, screenwriters, producers, directors, and anyone else interested in the film industry, from big budget movies to the independent film circuit, as well as the stage.

    Whether youre an accomplished author or screenwriter, writing as a hobby, or have dreams of writing screenplays or making movies, Horror 201 will take you on a behind the scenes tour of the Horror movie industry from Hollywood to the UK and Australia.

    Horror 201 covers:
       Horror as culture
       Scare tactics
       The evolution of the horror film
       Viewer desensitization
       Watching your story come to life
       Screenwriting advice
       Dissecting screenplays
       A production company case study
       Tricks of the trade
       Writing tips
       Advice on Producing
       Advice on Directing
       Information about funding and distributing a film
       Entertaining tidbits and anecdotes

    And so much more!

    Horror 201: The Silver Scream is perfect for people who:
       are looking to delve into screenplay writing
       want to write their first screenplay
       are fans of the horror movie industry
       like to follow the careers of their favorite directors
       are planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing
       are looking to pay more bills with their art
       are trying to establish a name brand
       are looking to get published
       are looking for motivation and/or inspiration
       are seeking contacts in the film industry

    Edited by Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley.

    The full line-up includes:
    Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Naha, Edward Lee, Patrick Lussier, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Volk, William Stout, Michael McCarty, Dan Curtis, William Stout, Graham Masterton, Harry Shannon, Jason V. Brock, L.L. Soares, Mick Garris, William F. Nolan, Lee Karr, Stephen Johnston, Aaron Sterns, Michael Laimo, Jonathan Winn, David. C. Hayes, Brian Pinkerton, David Henson Greathouse, Aaron Dries, Armand Rosamilia, Billy Hanson, Jack Thomas Smith, John Russo, Mark Steensland, John Shirley, Tom Holland, Adrian Roe, Dave Jeffery, James Hart, James Cullen Bressack, Jeff Strand, Nancy Holder, E.C. McMullen Jr., Richard Gray, Richard Chizmar, William C. Cope (interior artist), Tim Waggoner, Tom Monteleone, Nick Cato, Kevin Wetmore, Eric Miller, and Lynne Hansen.

    Dont let this opportunity slip through your creative fingers.

    http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol1
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    Being a part of Horror 201: The Silver Scream is almost as thrilling as having had my novels turned into feature films. After all, it's not everyday one shares a TOC with George Romero, Wes Craven, and Mick Garris! This is a must have book for all writers looking to break into filmmaking. Michael Laimo

    Horror 201: The Silver Scream is a tome of interviews and essays by some of your favorite artists, including Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Naha, Edward Lee, Patrick Lussier, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Volk, William Stout, Dan Curtis, William Stout, Graham Masterton, Billy Hanson, Nancy Holder, Jack Thomas Smith, John Russo, Mark Steensland, John Shirley, Tom Holland, Aaron Sterns, William F. Nolan, Tim Waggoner, Tom Monteleone, Lynne Hansen, and many more.

    Grab one now from your local Amazon outlet: http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol1
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    TALES FROM THE LAKE VOL.3 opening for short story submissions in December:

    This amazing series has already included stories from Graham Masterton, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Kethcum, Lisa Morton, Edward Lee, Tim Wagonner, Tim Lebbon, and many more.

    http://www.crystallakepub.com/submission-guidelines.php
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    I visited your site and saw the submission date coming in December. I will be sure to query then.

    The one I was going to pitch has a yellow cover, but upon further digging I think I'll submit something else. Still, I encourage you to check it out and again I will query in Dec with. I guess I just wanted to stick my head up and say hi so you remember me.

    Thank you
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    I visited your site and saw the submission date coming in December. I will be sure to query then.
    The one I was going to pitch has a yellow cover, but upon further digging I think I'll submit something else. Still, I encourage you to check it out and again I will query in Dec with. I guess I just wanted to stick my head up and say hi so you remember me.
    Thank you

    Hi, Mromeo.

    Thanks for your interest. This open submission period is just for short stories in the Tales from The Lake Vol.3 anthology. We'll probably have our next open sub period (for books, novellas etc.) mid-2016, since we're fully booked till January, 2017.  ;)
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    Its alive! WRITERS ON WRITING VOL.2 Crystal Lake Publishings 20th release. And to celebrate this milestone, you can pick up this brand new book for only 99c (today and tomorrow only):

    This is Writers On Writing An Authors Guide Vol.2, where professional authors share their secrets in the ultimate guide to becoming and being an author.

    In this volume youll find in-depth essays from authors such as Brian Hodge, James Everington, Mark Allan Gunnells, Lucy A. Snyder, Daniel I. Russell, Theresa Derwin, Paul Kane, and Jonathan Winn. Edited by Joe Mynhardt.

    Amazon: http://getbook.at/WritersVol2
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    Pre-order Vol.2 of Horror 201: The Silver Scream right now for only 99c!

    The definitive guide to filmmaking and filmmakers by the best in the field.

    Horror 201: The Silver Scream, the follow-up to the Bram Stoker Award nominated Horror 101: The Way Forward, delves into the minds of filmmakers to see what it takes to produce great horror films, from the writing and funding process, to directing, producing, and writing tie-ins.
    It's a tome of interviews and essays by some of our favorite artists.

    Film legends and authors such as John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ed Naha, Patrick Lussier, Stephen Volk, Nancy Holder, Tom Holland, John Shirley, Jeffrey Reddick, William Stout, and John Russo want to share their expertise with you through informative, practical, career-building advice.

    These are the folks behind movies and novelizations such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Dark Shadows, Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, Buffy, Resident Evil, The Stand, Sleepwalkers, Masters of Horror, The Fly, Critters, Tales from the Crypt, Child's Play, Fright Night, Thinner, The Langoliers, Ted Bundy, Final Destination, Re-animator Unbound, Halloween, Apollo 18, The Eye, Night of the Living Dead, The Crow, The Mist, Pan's Labyrinth, and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    Horror 201 also entertains. You'll see a side of your favorite authors, producers, and directors never seen before -- combining fun and entertainment with informative career-building advice.
    Horror 201 is aimed at arming generations of authors, screenwriters, producers, directors, and anyone else interested in the film industry, from big budget movies to the independent film circuit, as well as the stage.

    Whether you're an accomplished author or screenwriter, writing as a hobby, or have dreams of writing screenplays or making movies, Horror 201 will take you on a behind the scenes tour of the Horror movie industry from Hollywood to the UK and Australia.

    Horror 201 covers:
    -       Horror as culture
    -       Scare tactics
    -       The evolution of the horror film
    -       Viewer desensitization
    -       Watching your story come to life
    -       Screenwriting advice
    -       Dissecting screenplays
    -       A production company case study
    -       Tricks of the trade
    -       Writing tips
    -       Advice on Producing
    -       Advice on Directing
    -       Information about funding and distributing a film
    -       Entertaining tidbits and anecdotes
     
    And so much more!
     
    Horror 201: The Silver Scream is perfect for people who:
    -       are looking to delve into screenplay writing
    -       want to write their first screenplay
    -       are fans of the horror movie industry
    -       like to follow the careers of their favorite directors
    -       are planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing
    -       are looking to pay more bills with their art
    -       are trying to establish a name brand
    -       are looking for motivation and/or inspiration
    -       are seeking contacts in the film industry
     
    Edited by Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley.
     
    The full line-up includes:
    John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Naha, Edward Lee, Patrick Lussier, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Volk, William Stout, Michael McCarty, Dan Curtis, William Stout, Graham Masterton, Harry Shannon, Jason V. Brock, L.L. Soares, Mick Garris, William F. Nolan, Lee Karr, Jeffrey Reddick, Taylor Grant, Stephen Johnston, Aaron Sterns, Michael Laimo, Jonathan Winn, David. C. Hayes, Brian Pinkerton, David Henson Greathouse, Aaron Dries, Armand Rosamilia, Billy Hanson, Jack Thomas Smith, John Russo, Keith Arem, Denise Gossett, Mark Steensland, John Shirley, Tom Holland, Adrian Roe, Dave Jeffery, James Hart, James Cullen Bressack, Jeff Strand, Nancy Holder, E.C. McMullen Jr, Richard Gray, Richard Chizmar, William C. Cope (interior artist), Tim Waggoner, Tom Monteleone, Nick Cato, Kevin Wetmore, Eric Miller, and Lynne Hansen.
     
    Don't let this opportunity slip through your creative fingers.

    Horror 201: The Silver Scream Vol.1
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    Brand new Crystal Lake Publishing release. Only 99c for Mark Allan Gunnells' FLOWERS IN A DUMPSTER. This special price is only for today and Saturday.

    The world is full of beauty and mystery. In these 17 tales, Gunnells will take you on a journey through landscapes of light and darkness, rapture and agony, hope and fear. 

    "...hilarious and horrifying, as all great satire must be. An interpretation so left of field that its concept alone must be celebrated." -- Clive Barker

    "Mark Allan Gunnells' imagination is as vivid and varied as his characters, and the shocks his tales deliver are all the stronger for the restraint of his storytelling. A collection of considerable range and depth, Flowers in a Dumpster showcases an eloquent new voice in horror." -- Ramsey Campbell

    "What I love about Mark Allan Gunnells' stories isn't just the chill factor, or the wit, or the dramatic turns -- although those things are all present -- but the compassion inherent in the storytelling. Whether it's a couple touching hands as they approach an ominous house or a gruff husband giving in to his wife's kindness, the rich humanity is what makes these stories so effective and memorable." -- Lisa Morton, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of GHOSTS: A HAUNTED HISTORY.

    "Gunnells' work is brave, bold, and surprising, and as far as I'm concerned, "The Support Group" is worth the price of admission alone. If, like me, you adore short story collections, you could do a hell of a lot worse than this one. The breadth and scope of horror on display here is delightful, and marks Gunnells as one of the bright stars in the dark sky of our genre." -- Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award winning author of The Turtle Boy, Kin, and Sour Candy

    "Flowers in the Dumpster is filled with solid stories from an author who knows his craft. I was thrilled to find surprising gems sprinkled throughout. Highly recommended." -- Kate Jonez, Bram Stoker (R) and Shirley Jackson Award nominated author of Ceremony of Flies and Candy House.

    Come pick a bouquet from these Flowers in a Dumpster
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