Brain Munchers Beware!

Apex Book Company, which is also known as Apex Publications, is a small press publisher dedicated to producing exemplary works of science fiction, horror, fantasy and non-fiction.  Based out of Lexington, Kentucky, Apex Book Company is owned and operated by Jason B. Sizemore.

Their current catalog includes anthologies like the highly-acclaimed Dark Faith, novels and novellas like The Labyrinth of the Dead, non-fiction books like To Each Their Darkness and their ever-popular Apex Magazine.

With the company’s recent distribution deal with Diamond, Jason has completed a reorganization of the business into 4 arms: Apex Publications (which will have national distribution), a new imprint called Black Room Publications (under which my zombie novella, The Fields, will be released later this summer), award winning Apex Magazine & the imprint The Zombie Feed – for which I’ll be the Managing Editor going forward.

You can read the official announcement on the Apex blog.

Brain munchers beware, I’m now on the hunt…


Get Twisted…some more!

Twisted Tales from the Torchlight Inn, is a 3-novella collection by Thomas A. Erb, Dean Harrison and Myself.  It contains the novellas: ‘Tones of Home’ (Erb), ‘Off Limits’ (Harrison) & ‘Last Night Out’ (Myself).  The Trade Paperback was released in January of this year, followed by the ebook (Kindle & Nook) a few months after.

Tom, Dean & Myself are now happy to announce that the price of the ebooks for Kindle & Nook have been reduced to a reasonable $2.99!

House Call – The Movie

Little Oak Film Group recently optioned the rights to my yet unpublished novella – House Call.  Below is a little about the original story, along with some words from Little Oak.

House Call:

Mariam thought it was going to be a weekend of relaxation.  She had her little sister to take care of, but knew she could that handle that without much of a problem.  That all changed when Jessica got extremely sick and Mariam had no other choice but to call the family doctor to make a house call. 

John and Nick decides tonight is perfect to burglarize a house.  They stake the place out and are delighted to find the only people inside are two young girls.  It was going to be easy to pull off.

Or so they thought.

What ensues is a battle between the girls that are home alone and the two bad men. 

Little do any of them know someone else plans to make a house call of their own.

From Little Oak:

“We are an independent film company in Houston, Texas currently producing horror films. Little Oak is run by Shannon Casto and Michelle Henderson. We began working with Texas horror actor Parrish Randall for his company PRP Motion Pictures in 2005. We were zombie extras in a film Parrish starred in, Nott Entertainment’s The Quick and the Undead. After that, we were in PRP’s Texas Road Kill as both small part actors and production assistants. In PRP’s next project, Slaughter House, Michelle was the lead female in the film, and Shannon played a small role and did most of the cinematography in the film as well. In the summer of 2007, we branched out on our own and formed Little Oak Film Group. We produced our first feature film, Sinner, and since then, we have filmed seven additional full-length feather films. We are now in production on our film Gut Instincts, which includes three vignettes, “Speaking Ill of the Dead,” “Trip” and “Patterson Road,” which should be completed in fall/winter of 2011. We have also begun to collaborate with horror writer Ty Schwamberger on a film adaptation of his novella, House Call.”

Curious Minds Wanna Know…

Some of you might be wondering what happened to the Ambrotos Press page on this site.  As of this past Friday, I made the decision to resign as Acquisitions Editor.  All titles that were under the imprint will now be handled by either Dark Quest Books or their appropriate author/editor, except for the two novellas and last anthology that were planned for 2012.  The rights to those contracts have been returned to their respective authors/editor.  The first title that was to be under Ambrotos, Relics & Remains, will still come out, but will be under Dark Quest and not AP.  I don’t have a specific release date from the publisher as of yet.  All books that were to come after R&R in 2011 would fall under the discretion of the author/editor to inform you of its status.

Without going into details; the decision to resign was solely mine and I felt like it was best for all parties involved.  In addition, I have pulled my two books that were originally scheduled to be released by DQB.  I’ll have new information for you soon who will be putting those out.

Fell Beasts – Ebooks Now Available

Fell Beasts is now available in ebook format via Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (Nook).

Table of Contents:

Spelunking by R. Scott McCoy

The Whispers in the Cage by Timothy Moore

Samuel by Jason Sizemore

Excitable Boy by Thomas A. Erb

On Fine Feathered Wings by Gord Rollo

In Darker Waters by Robert Ford

Night Shift at Hotel Mara by Dean Harrison

Sandwalkers by Michael West

Splinters by Adam P. Lewis

There Goes the Neighborhood (Holiday Version/Extended Cutting) by Brady Allen

Yellow by John Everson

Guidance from the Dark Scribe – July 2011

You can read my article, ‘When it’s NOT Writer’s Block’, in Issue #13 of Morpheus Tales’ Supplement Edition by clicking here

This is actually the last atricle I’ll be writing for this particular column.  Hope you enjoy.

3rd Annual Richard Laymon Contest – Book II

Details on the next book that’s up for grabs is below.

Friday Night in Beast House

Headline Book Publishing (October 4, 2007)

Paperback (160 pages)

Friday Night in Beast House

Michael would do anything to get a date with Alison – anything. Alison has just one condition for guys that want to date her – they have to spend a night with her in the legendary Beast House. To Michael a night alone with Alison is a chance of a lifetime but if the stories about the Beast House are true it may also be a chance to die. As he waits for Alison, in the cellar of the macabre museum, Michael tries to keep his first date nerves in check. But what he’s feeling now is nothing compared to the terror he`ll face before the night is out.

How to enter:

Leave a Comment under THIS Post.  Your entry must be received by Midnight on Saturday, July16th.  One lucky person will then be chosen at random from all entries and the winner’s name posted by July 18th.  Please, only one entry per person.

Good Luck!