New Interview

Posted in interviews with tags , on May 20, 2015 by Ty Schwamberger

I recently sat down with my good friend and fellow author David Owain Hughes to answer some interview questions for Horror Geeks Magazine.

You can read the interview here. Enjoy.

The Killing Club — Going Out-of-Print

Posted in Published Works, Storefront with tags , on May 14, 2015 by Ty Schwamberger

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The Killing Club, for whatever reason, is my most overlooked work. This 25k word novella was published exclusively in digital format in June 2013 by Crossroads Press. It will now be going Out-of-Print on Sunday, May 17th. So, you only have a few days if you would like to download this novella to your Kindle or Nook.

Synopsis:

Kristen always wanted to be part of the “in crowd.” Her social worries intensified after transferring from a small, public school to private, upscale Smithshire Academy in the middle of her high school career. She wanted so badly to be part of the social network in her new school, she didn’t think twice when one of the existing members of the popular girl’s group, The K-Club, invited her over one night for a sleepover. Where all the girls whose names started with the letter “K” are going to be. Kristen’s self-doubt allows her to be pulled into the group on one condition…

She must first go through the initiation process that the other girls have set forth before her.

What ensues is a group of popular high school girls practicing in the occult, Kristen going over to a stranger’s house to “scare” them and sacrifices to secure Kristen’s spot in high school legend.

Will all Kristen’s work be enough to appease the girls of The Killing Club and the great God of high school popularity to let her into the group?

The extent of blood that Kristen wishes to get on her hands will hold the answer.

You can still watch the original book trailer on YouTube.

Available in eBook:

Amazon (Kindle)

Barnes & Noble (Nook)

Smashwords

Coming This July

Posted in Published Works with tags , on May 4, 2015 by Ty Schwamberger

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Horror Writer

Posted in Published Works with tags , on April 13, 2015 by Ty Schwamberger

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There are still a few copies left of my signed, limited (to 125) edition non-fiction (containing my last original fiction novella, “House Call”) book, The Death of a Horror Writer.

You can order via two methods:

SST Publications (my publisher) or you can contact me at ty_schwamberger AT yahoo DOT com and I will reply with payment instructions.

Cleveland ConCoction 2015

Posted in Appearances with tags , , , on March 7, 2015 by Ty Schwamberger

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I’m pleased to announce I’ll be a guest at Cleveland ConCoction 2015 at the Sheraton at Cleveland Airport. Cleveland ConCoction is Sci-Fi, Gaming and Fantasy based, but it’s been three years since the last time I attended a convention, so I thought it would be fun to get back out there. Below is my schedule for the weekend (you can check out the entire programming schedule here):

FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH

6:00pm
Author Showcase (Session 1)
When: Fri, March 13, 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Where: Pegasus (map)
Description: Listen to your favorite authors read excerpts from newly released and soon to be released novels. Find your next great read. Ask questions, and discover the world behind the books. Panelists: S. Andrew Swann (M), Megan Engelhardt,        Ty Schwamberger, Mary Turzillo
Type: Panel, Ages: All

7:00pm
Autographing (Session 1) – Author Alley
When: Fri, March 13, 7:00pm – 7:45pm
Where: Lyra (map)
Description: Meet and talk with your favorite authors and rising stars. Purchase books and have them signed. The only thing more intimate is our Sunday morning Author Breakfast. Authors: Megan Engelhardt, Brian Hagan, Ty Schwamberger, Addie J. King
Type: Book Signing, Ages: All

8:00pm
Darkness & Light
When: Fri, March 13, 8:00pm – 8:45pm
Where: Orion / Main Programing (map)
Description: Fiction needs more than relentless grim-dark, and more than sparkly unicorn rainbows, in order to work well. Panelists: S. Andrew Swann (M), Ty Schwamberger, Brian Hagan, Marcus V. Calvert, Sarah Hans
Type: Panel, Ages: All

11:00pm
Horror Q & A: Check Yourself at the Door
When: Fri, March 13, 11:00pm – 11:45pm
Where: Gemini (map)
Description: Q & A about horror and why the macabre is so appealing. Panelists: Ty Schwamberger (M)
Type: Q & A, ages: All

SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH

3:00pm
Common Problems Encountered by New Authors
When: Sat, March 14, 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Where: Pegasus (map)
Description: Discuss common problems published authors encountered as new authors and get advice on how to avoid these hurdles in the modern publishing age. Panelists: Sandra Gurvis (M), Tobias Buckell, Ty Schwamberger, Pete P.J. Grondin
Type: Panel, Ages: All

4:00pm
Building Toward the Ultimate Literary Climax
When: Sat, March 14, 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Where: Orion / Main Programing (map)
Description: Lessons on writing to build anticipation and heighten any story’s climax. Panelists: Sandra Gurvis (M), S. Andrew Swann, Ty Schwamberger, Adrian J. Matthews, Christine Benedict
Type: Panel, Ages: All

 

For the book signing on Friday, I’ll have copies of Deep Dark Woods, Last Night Out, DININ’, Fell Beasts and The Death of a Horror Writer available for purchase. You are, of course, more than welcome to bring your own copies for me to sign (but then you have to buy me a beer at the bar).

Hope to see you there!

 

Acorn Bookshop

Posted in Plugs, Published Works with tags , on February 20, 2015 by Ty Schwamberger

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The Acorn Bookstore in Columbus, Ohio is a 22-year-old brick n’ mortar general secondhand/antiquarian bookshop. They have everything from inexpensive paperbacks to collectable books worth thousands of dollars. They have about 50,000 books in
their two-floor store.

Yvonne at Acorn recently sent me the above photos of DININ’. This is my most rare book to date. This signed, limited hardcover was published in December 2012 by Bad Moon Books (it was later released — and is still available — in Trade Paperback and eBook). This particular copy is #11 of 72.

So, if you’re ever in the Columbus, Ohio area and are looking for a cool little bookstore go check out Acorn. They are located at 1464 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212 or you can visit them online.

A şaptea Casă (The 7th House)

Posted in Freebies, Published Works with tags , on February 11, 2015 by Ty Schwamberger

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(Here’s another one I missed last year)

Revista de suspans is a Romanian horror zine who first translated my short story “One Brew Too Many?” then went on to translate and publish my short story “Gnomus”. They then translated and published my short story “The 7th House” back in September 2014. This 6,600 word short story is a follow-up to “Gnomus”.

The 7th House takes place at a haunted house attraction where Steven exacts his revenge on Deborah’s nasty little way of making him do what she wants.

Below are the links to the story in both Romanian and English.

“A şaptea Casă”

“The 7th House”

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