Deep Dark Woods

(English Edition)




Jake Jennings thought a camping trip would be a great way to reconnect with his family. But when he mysteriously disappears after heading off in search of firewood, his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Alexis, are left all alone in the woods, searching, hoping, and for the time being, surviving.

Four college friends are on their way to spend a weekend in the woods for a college research project and, of course, a little partying. But as they near their destination, they are run off the road by another car. After losing one of their numbers in the crash, the friends must find a way back to the sanctuary of their school.

Park Ranger Carl Stevens has been on the job for eight long years, through good times and bad. Just when he thinks it couldn’t get any worse, his tedious life is turned upside down when he almost hits a girl, running from the woods and into the middle of the road. But that’s the least of his worries, especially once he hears what she’s been running from.

Can an everyday Park Ranger save the girl, find the missing family, and stay alive long enough to celebrate?

Because not everyone survives what’s lurking inside the deep dark woods…

You can pick up the 285 page Trade Paperback or the Kindle edition on Amazon.








The New Beginning

My first novel was published in 2008. Like most beginning writers, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, so I let the first publisher that came along release it. It was a disaster from front to back cover. But I learned from my mistakes and forged ahead.

From 2009 until the end of 2014 I think I had a pretty good run. Several books, short stories, films, audio books, articles, etc, came out with my name on it. I considered myself pretty fortunate that so many people were buying the books and reading the words that seemed to just pour out of my mind during that time. It was really one helluva ride. I made some great contacts in the industry and a lot of those people eventually became genuine friends of mine. But, something, especially during 2014, just didn’t feel the same as it once did. The industry, specifically, the horror genre, was changing. It was just a feeling I had in my gut. My time had come.

In December 2014 I called it quits by writing The Death of a Horror Writer. It was more or less me backing away from the writing side of the industry. During the ensuing years from 2015 – 2017, I had a major proposal turned down by one of the Big 5 after twelve solid months of pitching an anthology to them (this is what made me completely, writing and otherwise, step away from the business), two books came and went out of print (Escaping Lucidity and the 5-year anniversary edition of Last Night Out. DININ’ also went out of print during this time), two anthologies were lost in the wind and were never released, one anthology I had to turn over the editorial duties back to the publisher after compiling the entire author lineup and three books were re-released (The Fields, Deep Dark Woods and The Killing Club), which I regrettably ignored. This wasn’t fair to my work, but more importantly, to their respective publishers. If you have already read Horror Writer, then you understand the reasons for all this. If not, well, maybe you should go and pick up the book now. Regardless, during 2015 – 2017 I always had the publisher end my books with a mostly blank page which simply stated, “The End is the New Beginning.” Honestly, I didn’t totally know what I meant by that, only that it needed to be inserted at the end of each of the books released after Horror Writer.

Then, about a month ago, something hit me like a ton of bricks. While the urge to write new material still isn’t there, at lest not yet, I felt like I needed to get back into the game.

The New Beginning.

That’s when the wheels started turning. The first thing I did was send a single email to a highly respected publisher in the genre who I always wanted to work with. I inquired if they would be interested in re-releasing an out-of-print novella.

They said, yes.

While I can’t yet tell you who the publisher is you’ll definitely know the name when I get the green light to announce it.

Until then, it’s time to make up for lost time by getting the word out regarding The Fields, Deep Dark Woods and The Killing Club.

Watch this space over the coming week or so for information on each book.

The New Beginning.

Yes. Yes, it is.



The Fields — Available for Pre-Order



We’re very excited to announce that the Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of Ty Schwamberger’s award-winning novella THE FIELDS is now available for pre-order!

The book features a Foreword by Bram Stoker Award winner Joe McKinney, an Introduction by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, and gorgeous wraparound cover artwork by Ben Baldwin.

Here are the details of our limited hardcover edition:

Signed by Ty Schwamberger, Ben Baldwin & Tara Bush
Limited to only 100 copies worldwide
Each copy is numbered by hand
Four-colour laminated dust jacket
Exclusive book board cover design
Printed on acid-free paper


Original edition cover art as the title page artwork by Thomas A. Erb
Interior illustrations exclusively for the Signed Limited Edition by Tara Bush
Features exclusive Dust Jacket artwork

Read more and pre-order your copy today at:

Last Night Out — Now Available!

Last Night Out Cover copy
Cover by Thom Erb

The Special 5 Year Anniversary Edition of Last Night Out is now available for purchase in Trade Paperback and eBook. This edition includes an Introduction by Gene O’Neill and Afterword by yours truly, telling the origins of the book, and how this special edition came to be.


Gabe, Alan and Erin thought one last night out on the town before their junior year of college came to an end would be fitting. The three friends did the same as always – they went to a bar. Only this time they decided to try someplace new: The Torchlight Inn. They are eager to make it a night to remember.

During their time at the shabby bar they come face to face with seedy bar patrons, a biker gang and one strange-acting bartender named T-Bone. But all is well until Alan and Erin mysteriously disappear and Gabe has to try and find his friends before being forced to pay their bar tab.

Little do any of them know the secret the place holds beneath its cracked floorboards…

Where a whole new kind of terror is waiting for them.

You can order your own copy in Trade Paperback and/or Kindle on Amazon.



Escaping Lucidity (audio book)

Escaping Lucidity_audio book_cover

The audio book edition of my short story collection Escaping Lucidity is now available to download (mp3) on Amazon & It was narrated and produced by Randy Capes with Cup O’ Tea Productions. You can also listen to a free sample via the links.

Escaping Lucidity_cover

You can still purchase the Trade Paperback or Kindle on Amazon.