Archive for December, 2011

The Fields — Releasing the Horde!

Posted in Published Works, Storefront with tags , on December 20, 2011 by Ty Schwamberger

The Pre-Order event for The Fields is now over. But, the excitement doesn’t end there. Oh, no. This atypical zombie tale has now been released upon the masses in eBook, along with the previously available Print edition. And don’t forget, my blog tour kicked off yesterday. Below are my stops on that.

Where you can buy a copy:

Available in Trade Paperback (for $7.95):

Amazon

Bad Moon Books (Bookstore)

Publisher

Available in eBook (for a mere .99 cents):

Amazon (Kindle)

Barnes & Noble (Nook)

Smashwords (available in a wide variety of digital formats)

Weightless Books

Blog Tour Schedule:

Old Major’s Dream (Joe McKinney’s blog) – 12/19/11

Wag The Fox– 12/21

Maggie Slater – 12/26

The Dead Don’t Die (blog) – 12/27

Writing in the Dark (Tim Waggoner’s blog) – 12/28

Review & Interview on The Sci-Fi Guys Book Review – 12/29

Cloth’s Chapel (Benjamin Kane Ethridge’s blog) – 12/30

Interview on Apex/TZF websites – 12/31

Rescheduled (TBA): Hunter Shea & Review by horror-fix.com

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The Fields — Pre-Order Event!

Posted in Published Works with tags , , on December 15, 2011 by Ty Schwamberger

THE ZOMBIE FEED PRESS, AN IMPRINT OF APEX PUBLICATIONS, RELEASES THE FIELDS BY TY SCHWAMBERGER

Lexington, KY December 15, 2011 – The Zombie Feed Press, an imprint of Apex Publications, is pleased to announce the release of THE FIELDS by Ty Schwamberger in Trade Paperback and eBook.

About the book:

Billy Fletcher learned to farm the family’s tobacco fields – and beat slaves – by the hands of his father. Now, his father is dead, the slaves have long since been freed, and the once-lush fields are dying. Salvation by the name of Abraham knocks on the farmhouse door, bringing wild ideas. He can help Billy save the plantation and return the fields to their former glory…by raising his father’s slaves from the dead.

Can the resurrected slaves breathe life back into the Fletcher farm? Having brought the slaves back from graves that his father sent them, can Billy be the kind master his father wasn’t? Is keeping the farm worth denying the men the freedom they earned with death?

Billy’s conscience holds the key to those mysteries, but not the biggest one: what does Abraham really want from the former slave owner’s son?

Welcome to The Fields.

New York Times bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry, states in the introduction for the book. “[The Fields]…is part horror story in the classic sense – misdeeds from the past coming back to haunt the present. It’s part zombie story. It’s part adventure. And it’s part social satire in its darkest sense.”

THE FIELDS

TY SCHWAMBERGER

82 Pages

ISBN: 978-1-937009-02-1

$7.95

What others are saying about THE FIELDS:

“The Fields is a merciless, pitchfork-to-the-face, homespun zombie adventure.  Schwamberger offers up a shotgun blast of graphic undead action in this unique take on the genre.”

— Shroud Magazine

“Ty Schwamberger knocks it out of the park with his novella, THE FIELDS. No sooner do you begin to read, than you realize that the story is much bigger than the words on the page. The setting is timeless, and the horror depicted much more than ghoul and gore. THE FIELDS is a story you don’t want to miss, and Ty Schwamberger is an author to watch, for he just may be headed for the major leagues.”  

— Deborah LeBlanc, Author of The Wolven

“An intelligent zombie morality tale, unlike anything you’ve ever read before.”

— Morpheus Tales Magazine

“If Nathaniel Hawthorne had known anything about zombies, this is the kind of story he’d have written.  I’m not joking.  This is some genuine old school horror.  With The Fields, Ty Schwamberger has given us a crime so horrendous it’s impossible to look away.  The sins of the father.  A deal with the devil.  It’s all here.  And Schwamberger makes it look so frustratingly easy.  This is one hell of a good story.”

— Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Apocalypse of the Dead.

“With The Fields, Ty Schwamberger did the near-impossible:  made zombies interesting to me again.  Not only interesting, but frightening, as well.  Throw in more than a dash of scathing social commentary, a pace that never stops to catch its breath, and a sly bit of gallows humor, and you’ve got a winner. Kick yourself if you miss this one.” 

— Gary A. Braunbeck, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Award-winner, author of To Each Their Darkness and A Cracked and Broken Path.

“Ty Schwamberger’s THE FIELDS is an original zombie tale that will satisfy lovers of grisly fiction and well told stories. Good characters, cool twists and great writing make this a story that grabs one by the scalp early on. Anything with a Southern vein and the specters that can invoke gets my slash of approval.” 

— Steven L. Shrewsbury, author of THRALL, BAD MAGICK and HAWG.

“The walking dead, a post-Civil War setting, and a sinister Lincolnesque figure add up to a fresh new take on the zombie mythos.”   

— Tim Waggoner, author of Nekropolis, Broken Shadows and Darkness Wakes.

How to order a copy:

The Zombie Feed Press will be accepting Pre-Orders for the Trade Paperback from 12/15/11 – 12/18/11. The release date of the novella is 12/19/11. If you order during the Pre-Order event, you’ll not only receive a great book for under 8-bones, but your order will come with FREE shipping AND signed by both Ty Schwamberger and Jonathan Maberry. Click HERE to Pre-Order your copy. AFTER the Pre-Order date, you can still snag a copy of the TPB or eBook on Amazon (which I’ll provide the link for at that time). To watch the book trailer click here.

About The Zombie Feed Press:

Is a specialty imprint of Apex Book Company, which is also known as Apex Publications. Apex is an award winning, 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.

In addition to the Pre-Order event, I’m also doing a blog tour after the book is released. Below is where I’ll be, along with the dates.

Joe McKinney – 12/19/11

Kristin Dearborn – 12/20

Wag The Fox– 12/21

Hunter Shea – 12/22

Review by horror-fix.com – 12/23

Excerpt of The Fields on The Zombie Feed Press – 12/26

The Dead Don’t Die (blog) – 12/27

Writing in the Dark (Tim Waggoner’s blog) – 12/28

Review & Interview on The Sci-Fi Guys Book Review – 12/29

Benjamin Kane Ethridge – 12/30

Interview on Apex/TZF websites – 12/31

Maggie Slater – 1/2/12

TBA: Jonathan Maberry, Appearance on Rotting Flesh Radio & Jeff Strand’s “Zombie Wars”.

Take a chance on a great atypical zombie tale. You’ll be glad you did.

For After Midnight – Available in TPB

Posted in Published Works, Storefront with tags , , on December 11, 2011 by Ty Schwamberger

The Trade Paperback edition of For After Midnight is now available to order on Amazon. Three hundred and thirty two pages of terror for only $13.99. Now, go order a copy…or two… ’cause scary tales make a great holiday gift for your loved (or hated) ones!

From the back cover:

In Ty Schwamberger’s first short story collection, For After Midnight, the author takes you on a terror-filled ride through dark woods, the desert, a graveyard and dark streets, where monsters and strange creatures run amok.  The other half of this collection is filled with characters driven to the brink of insanity, coping with the loss of loved ones, spousal abuse and fighting crime on the mean city streets.

Are you up to the challenge of venturing into the mind of a true up-and-comer in the horror genre, today?

If so, don’t say you weren’t warned…

‘cause bad things can happen when it’s after midnight.

Looking For A Great Voice…

Posted in Blogging with tags , , on December 8, 2011 by Ty Schwamberger

As you know, For After Midnight (my first short story collection) is currently available for Kindle. I should have some news in the next day or two about the Trade Paperback edition going on sale, as well. Before that happens, I’m doing a little experiment to try and get the collection produced as an audio book. So, if you have a great voice and/or have always thought it’d be cool to narrate a story, click here to learn more.

The Fields – Book Trailer

Posted in Book/Film Trailers, Published Works with tags , on December 4, 2011 by Ty Schwamberger

You can now check out the long awaited book trailer for my upcoming zombie novella on YouTube.

The Fields should be available for purchase the middle of this month.

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