You + Review = Free

From today through July 6th, I’m offering up the following books for free (in pdf format). The catch? After reading the book, you must agree to post a honest review on Amazon. Below are the title(s) you can choose from (up to two). Click the links to read each book’s description.


Grave Intentions, T Allen Press, April 2012.

The Fields (Introduction by Jonathan Maberry), The Zombie Feed Press, an imprint of Apex Publications, December 2011.

Short Story Collection

For After Midnight, Naked Snake Press, October 2011. 


Fell Beasts (Editor), Dark Quest Books, March 2011.


Two Men, a Rat, and a Lady, T Allen Press, January 2012

If interested, send an email with ‘Free Schwamberger Book’ in the subject line to


3rd Annual Richard Laymon Book Contest

As many of you know, the massive and incredibly awesome work of Richard Laymon is what inspired me to start writing.  Because of this, two years ago I started what has now become an annual event – The Richard Laymon Book Contest.  You can read about the origins of the contest here.  Now it’s back for a third go-round.  As always, many thanks to Ann Laymon, who graciously donated what you’ll see up for grabs…  And now, I bring you the first book that you can enter to win during 2011.

The Woods Are Dark

Publisher: Cemetery Dance

Pub Date: August 2008

The Woods Are Dark (The Original, Uncut Version)
by Richard Laymon

Featuring a special introduction by Kelly Laymon explaining the history of the manuscript, how this version came to exist, and why this edition is more than just 50 pages of deleted scenes added back in, but instead a totally different novel you’ve never read before!

About the Novel:
Neala and her friend Sherri only wanted to do a little backpacking through the woods. Little did they know they would soon be shackled to a dead tree, waiting for Them to arrive. The Dills family thought the small motor lodge in the quiet town of Barlow seemed quaint and harmless enough. Until they, too, found themselves shackled to trees in the middle of the night, while They approached, hungry for human flesh….

When this classic novel was first published in 1981, it was heavily cut, with nearly fifty pages removed. What remained was rewritten by both Laymon and a Warner Books line editor. Now, for the first time ever, the missing text has been completely restored—along with Laymon’s original words and vision—and the novel can finally be read the way it was intended.

This Trade Hardcover edition was originally priced at $40.00 back in 2008, but now is your chance to get it for free.

How to enter:

Leave a Comment under THIS Post.  Your entry must be received by Midnight on June 17th.  One lucky person will then be chosen at random from all entries and the winner’s name posted on June 20th.  Please, only one entry per person.

Good Luck!

Withersin Interview & Update to Booksigning

I mentioned awhile back about Withersin Magazine doing an interview with me.  Well, it is finally posted to their website.  Click here to read it.


I mentioned here about my first booksigning of the year on Feb. 7th.  Of course, I will have on hand a number of copies of Night School that you can purchase and have me sign (along with free bookmarks, etc) or you can bring in your own copy for me to sign.  Along with having the book, Al Vermette, the publisher of the magazine (and a heck of a guy), will be providing me with a limited number (5) of copies of Werewolf Magazine #9 (comes out this month) containing my short story, ‘Thirst.’  The copies of the magazine will be $3.00 (2-bones off the cover price) so you can not only check out my short story, but enjoy all the other great stories contained within and learn more about the magazine, itself.  Hopefully, this will make you thirsty for more of what Sapphire Publications (Blood Moon Rising) has to offer.

If you aren’t able to make the book signing but still want a copy of Werewolf #9, visit the Bookstore to learn how to get one (or two, or three, or…).

Website Hits, Free Stuff & News

With this website having over 2,400 hits in a little under three months (which isn’t too bad), I think it’s silly that only 50-some people (hint hint) have posted a question or comment on this page.  Why post a question or comment, you ask?  Click here to find out why it may benefit you to do so.

Speaking of Free Stuff, how about some Free Bookmarks of Night School?  If you want some, click here to learn how to request them.

And if you want something to put that Free Bookmark in, visit the Bookstore to buy the book.

In other news, I was recently contacted by a local (alternative) newspaper here in Cleveland, Ohio.  Though, I am not going to give the name of the paper until all the details have been ironed out (hint: you can find them in those metal boxes on street corners) I will tell you that they have invited me and Night School to be featured in their Feb. 4, 2009 issue.  More to come…