DININ’ Audiobook


Now available for your listening pleasure. The audiobook edition of DININ’ narrated by Dylan Simmons.

You can purchase it here.

Remember, you can still download the eBook edition from Cemetery Dance Publications.

More news coming soon on this one! Stay tuned.


Twisted Tales – Second Shots!

Back in 2010, I met Thom Erb and Dean Harrison at a horror convention. We had been chatting online before then for quite some time, throwing around story ideas, talking about life, how much fun it would be to actually get together in person, etc.

Dean Thom Ty, 2010
From left to right: Dean, Thom and Ty.

That’s when the magic really started. Our meeting in person eventually resulted in the release of a 3-novella collection by a now defunct publisher. The title: Twisted Tales From the Torchlight Inn. Each story contained a few common elements, most notably, a bar. The name of the establishment was of course called, The Torchlight Inn. All sorts of bad things happened in the seedy and disgusting place.

Fast forward 10 years.

We’re thrilled to announce the forthcoming Special 10 Year Anniversary Edition of Twisted Tales From the Torchlight Inn, coming in the Fall of 2021 from Journalstone.

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Oh yes, it’s time to have some bloody good fun once again.

Stay tuned for more details coming later this year.

House Call – Now Available!

house call

House Call is now available from Journalstone in Trade Paperback. Below are all the goodies!


Mariam thought it was going to be a weekend of relaxation. She has her little brother to take care of, but she can handle that without much of a problem. That all changes when Vince gets sick, and Mariam has no choice but to call the family doctor.

John and Nick decide tonight is perfect to burglarize a house. They stake the place out and are delighted to find the only people inside are a teenager and a young boy – an easy in-and-out job.

Or so they think.

What ensues is a battle between the siblings 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.


“Ty Schwamberger is (not so) quietly establishing a reputation for producing lean, mean tales of
true horror. He is a presence in the genre who warrants your attention and appreciation.”
~Tom Monteleone, 5-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award.
“House Call is suspenseful and chilling, in that ‘this thing could actually happen’ kind of way. It reminded me of some of the best work of Laymon and Koontz, and moves like a rocket!”
~Paul Kane, Bestselling and award-winning author of Before, Arcana and Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell.


“Dark, edgy, and quickly-paced, Ty Schwamberger’s HOUSE CALL is an unsettling, don’t-
answer-the-door chiller that’s sharp as a razor, and just as deadly.”
~Greg F. Gifune, author of Midnight Solitaire and God Machine.

“With/House Call, Ty Schwamberger raises his game to a new/level. Oozing suspense and dread,
Schwamberger brings horror home with a violent tale of a sister and brother fighting for their
lives against an all too human evil. Highly recommended.”
~Brett Talley, author of He Who Walks In Shadow and The Fiddle is the Devil’s Instrument.

“The ultimate 90s throwback—who put a slasher film in the/Home Alone/case at Blockbuster? It
was Ty Schwamberger, splicing the best of the VHS era together!”
~Nick Mamatas, author of The Second Shooter and Sabbath.

You can order your very own Trade Paperback copy of this unique novella + screenplay (the film version will be released this Spring) on Amazon.

Gnomus Lives Again!

“Gnomus” is a 2,200 word short story. The tale centers around Steven whom is newly retired and is becoming increasingly annoyed by his wife’s “to do” list. Little does Steven know Deborah has an unique way to make sure he completes everything on her list.

“Gnomus” was originally published on Orion’s Child Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 4, August 2008, then reprinted most recently in Escaping Lucidity, June 2015, “Cursed Curiosities” anthology, August 2014, Kindle eBook “Gnomus” & “The 7th House”, September 2012 and For After Midnight, October 2011.

This is its first appearance as a single audio edition.

You can check it out on the Get Scared Podcast.


DININ’ from Cemetery Dance

DININ’ is now available from Cemetery Dance Publications as an exclusive eBook for Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Check out the details below.



On their way to Las Vegas for a weekend of debauchery; Dawn, Cindy and Morgan decide to stop at a greasy spoon to get some grub. Mel’s Diner looks like a decent enough place and their advertised ‘best burgers this side of Vegas’ entice the girls to give it a try. While at the diner; they eat, make fun of the restaurant’s patrons and finish the meal off by doing the most sacrilegious thing a customer can do – skip out on their bill.

What ensues is a large truck with its headlights off following them along a deserted stretch of road, a blinding light that causes them to almost wreck, a few shotgun blasts, a long walk down a dark road and some horrific events that unfold inside a cabin deep in the woods. Is it the diner’s owner coming to collect on girl’s tab or someone with more than just money on their mind? What do they want? What is the driver of the truck willing to do once they come to an abrupt stop on the side of the road?

The three college friends will find out soon enough.


“Gruesome revenge tale with seriously icky moments! Like a written version of “I Spit On Your Grave”, but with a weird edge to it!”

— Morpheus Tales Magazine

“Ty Schwamberger’s new novella DININ’ is a truly terrifying tale of three college girls who make a stop at a roadside diner for a quick bite, and make the mistake of skipping out on their bill. What follows is an original take on those tales told in Road Rage and Joyride, with the terror multiplied by ten. Add in some very fine writing, and you have a horror story that even the most seasoned horror readers will have trouble clearing from their minds. DININ’ is one great story from a new, talented voice in the world of horror fiction.”

— Michael Laimo, author of Sleepwalker and Return to Darkness

“Ty Schwamberger never fails to serve up the shocks and DININ’ is no exception.  In it he pits an array of well-drawn characters against an action-packed buffet of butchery, savageness, and graphic mishap.  Readers beware, DININ’ is not the safest menu choice for the timid-hearted.”

— Shroud Magazine

“Ty Schwamberger effectively conjures a fun Richard Laymon-esque atmosphere in DININ’.  The terror starts early in this one and rarely lets up.”

— Bryan Smith, author of The Killing Kind, Depraved and Highways To Hell

You can order your own eBook copy through the Cemetery Dance website.


When November Ends, Wins Award!

I announced here that my short story “Thirst” was recently optioned for film. While still in the early stages, I do have have some exciting news to share…

When November Ends Award

Stay tuned! I expect some more groovy stuff coming in 2021 with this exciting project!

Facebook Group

I started this Facebook group as a way to separate my personal life and writing. Not only will you find the major announcements this site/blog posts, but other minor, but fun, announcements as well. In fact, if you aren’t already part of my Facebook fan page, you might want to join now to be part of a cool ($125 value) upcoming contest.

Click here to join.

Newspaper Interview

I recently sat down with local reporter, Maria Lindsay, and answered a few questions regarding my writing and a few other fun things. The article/interview came out in today’s paper. But, unless you’re from NE Ohio, specifically, north of Akron, the only way to read it would be here.

book interview