Escaping Lucidity — Trade Paperback

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My short story collection, Escaping Lucidity, is now available in Trade Paperback from Ravenswood Publishing. Various eBook editions are now on Pre-Order, but won’t become available until August 1st. John R. Little was gracious enough to write a special Introduction for the collection.


Escaping Lucidity is the complete short works of Ty Schwamberger. Within this tome you’ll be taken 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. You’ll also find “Author Notes” after each story written by Schwamberger himself giving insight on why he wrote each particular story, interesting facts about characters, the story’s setting and where the work first appeared.

Are you ready for a mind-bending ride?

If not, don’t say you weren’t warned… ‘cause bad things tend to happen when you’re trying to escape lucidity.

Good Luck!

“This is a stellar collection of work — each story is its own character, with its own voice, its own points to make, and its own share of distinctive scares and poignancy.  You never feel like you’ve read this story before, earlier in the collection.  Just strap yourself in and let Ty Schwamberger show you what the next generation of dark-fiction writers have in store for the rest of us … and try to not look over your shoulder afterward.”  ~ Gary A. Braunbeck, 7-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award and author of IN SILENT GRAVES and TO EACH THEIR DARKNESS

Table of Contents

Introduction by John R. Little

Liquid Courage
Urban Monsoon
The Ringmaster
Rebirth: The Rise of Pharaoh Masika
Web Blog
Spare Rib Soup
Cake Batter
Future Hall-of-Famer
The 7th House
The Halloween Hero
The Legend of Johnston’s Creek
In The Woods
Jacob’s Mind
One Brew Too Many?
City of Woe (co-written with Penny Mason)
A Son’s Destiny
Hung With Care
Bartender, Please
All in the Line of Duty (novelette)
“Two Men, A Rat, And A Lady” (novelette)

Author Notes by Ty Schwamberger

You can order your own copy via the following links:

Available in Trade Paperback:

Amazon (US)

Amazon (UK)

Barnes & Noble

Available in eBook (Pre-Order now, Available on 8/1/15):

Amazon (Kindle – US)

Amazon (Kindle – UK)

Barnes & Noble (Nook)


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