PRAISE

Escaping Lucidity (Ravenswood Publishing, June 2015)

“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

DININ’ (Bad Moon Books, December 2012)

“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

The Fields (Re-Released by SST Publications, TBA 2015. Originally released by Apex Publications, December 2011)

“[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 story starts with a bite and before you know it, you’ll be participating in a delicious and imaginative feast. Bon appétit!” (taken from the Introduction)

— Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Patient Zero, Zombie CSU, Rot & Ruin and Dead of Night; and co-author of Marvel Zombies Return

“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 ThrallBad 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

“Ty Schwamberger delivers!”

— Sci-Fi Guys Book Review

“Creepy and atmospheric, The Fields is a tale that will keep you reading till the wee hours of the night.”

— Ronald Malfi, author of Floating Staircase

 “I’m not a big fan of zombie stories, but Ty Schwamberger’s The Fields isn’t your typical zombie story. It’s Ambrose Bierce meets Brian Keene; a brutal yet thought-provoking tale about resurrecting past horrors, and fulfilling one nightmare of a destiny. Visceral, fast-paced and original. Just when you thought there couldn’t be a new twist on the zombie story, Ty Schwamberger proves you wrong with The Fields. Dead wrong.”

— Dean Harrison, author of These Unquiet Bones

The Fields is indeed a strange tale. One professional reviewer called it merciless. Another said it was dark. It is both these things…and more. A finely worked, barbed tale of morality and zombies. Something you almost don’t want to read, but as with all truly horrific things, you just can’t look away. Old school horror brought bang up to date and given a shot in the arm!” 

— Sean T Page, author of The Official Zombie Handbook, War against the Walking Dead and Haynes Zombie Survival Manual