Check out “The Tiffany Affair” serialized for free on James’ blog!
Turns out, if you were accepted into HP2021, you can!
One of the global changes we made to our company last year was to make a commitment to pay all authors we put on paper. With that check, you qualify for the HWA. A few of our most recently included authors have already been admitted, on the strength of that single payment.
We hope, as our fledgling publishing endeavor grows, we will be able to pay more writers, and pay those writers more. We are committed in using this company to help you achieve your writing goals.
So excited to know some wonderful and life-long horror writers with many many publications are finally being granted membership in a group they so deserve to belong to!
You’re in luck! One of our best authors has begun the serialization of “Fear Thy Neighbor.” Not only will you get to read it for free, but you’ll learn all about this spine-tingling writer….
By reading this story you release Gravelight Press from all medical claims of heart-attacks, lost sleep, and the like. Read at your own risk. You have been warned.
This fall, just in time for the season of the witch, R. David Fulcher will release a collection of horror destined to keep you awake each night until the first merciful ray of light seeps over the dark and uncaring horizon.
Get yourself in on it now, with his blog, and find out why those snowshoes are sooooo bloody.
Horace Walpole (1717-1797) is generally considered to be the father of horror novels.
Interesting as he looks so handsome and a bit like the modern Sherlock Holmes as played by Benedict Cumberbatch (who is also diabolical and handsome, IMHO, but I digress….):
Horace is generally believed to have penned the first horror novel, The Castle of Otranto.
The Castle of Otranto tells the story of Manfred, lord of the castle, and his family. The book begins on the wedding-day of his sickly son Conrad and princess Isabella. Shortly before the wedding, however, Conrad is crushed to death by a gigantic helmet that falls on him from above.
This inexplicable event is particularly ominous in light of an ancient prophecy, “…that the castle and lordship of Otranto should pass from the present family, whenever the real owner should be grown too large to inhabit it.” Manfred, terrified that Conrad’s death signals the beginning of the end for his line, resolves to avert destruction by marrying Isabella himself, while divorcing his current wife, Hippolita, who he feels has failed to bear him a proper heir due to the sickly condition of Conrad before his untimely death. However, as Manfred attempts to marry Isabella…
Crushed by a huge helmet… just the first in a series of mysterious and terrible occurrences that befall the characters in this book. And that is all we’re willing to tell you, after all, Horace deserves to still sell a few copies. Or check your local library.
For those of you who love horror, but like it a bit more modern, we have two great books coming out this year: a collection of short stories from Samsara: The Magazine of Suffering publisher R. David Fulcher, and Halloween Party 2021, a collection of horror short stories and poems by a terrifying crew that includes Fulcher, Dutton (who is currently serializing a pretty creepy novel on his blog, free!), Golladay, Giunta, and Brown, among many others.
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Do you know someone who’s always naughty when it would be better to be nice?
We’ve got the perfect gift.
And right now, J.C. Raye will give you $10 off any order of twenty dollars or more on our website, and she’ll also get the books to you, or your beloved relative or dear friend, in time for Christmas! Just use the code HOLIDAY and order by December 15th. Not into the whole Christmas thing? The code is good through 12/31. Get yourself something creepy to help scare away the last of 2020.
And, especially for you lovely little elves-in-training, solely because you stopped by, we’ve got J.C.’s video. It’s more fun than a stocking full of razor sharp ribbon candy. Jingle jingle.
The window is closing to get on the bus … to hell. Submit now for the 2021 Gravelight horror anthology, HALLOWEEN PARTY 2021
Every author in this year’s Exhumed was in a prior Halloween Party. That’s because we work hard for our authors, and we’re selective, and we’d like to select you.
Nobody comes out… alive.
Sometimes it takes more than Sherlock Holmes can bring to the table to solve a mystery. We’ve got that.
Feeling sleepy? We’ve got the cure for that. How about a story about a nice lady with a hobby? Sewing…