Another random update

As always, I plan to post here more often and then leave it ages. I’m keeping busy as always. I’ve recently released 100 Word Horrors which seems to be doing really well so far. I’m also putting together a second Christmas horror anthology. The first has been the most successful antho I have put together so I know people will have high expectations for this one. I’ve already accepted the first few stories so I know we are off to a good start.

I’m also putting together a British horror anthology for Hellbound Books as a guest editor. I’ve submitted the list of British authors that I would like to work with and the publisher has sent out invites. I’m looking forward to reading the submissions for this one. It will hopefully be available late in the year.

I’ve finished my story for the Queuing Dead antho that Marc Moore is putting together and just giving it a final going over. It’s the first time I’ve submitted a story to anyone in ages, so, fingers crossed he likes it.

I’m still working on the post apocalyptic book that I’m writing with Christina Bergling.

There are several other anthologies coming up that I would like to submit stories to but whether I have time to or not is up in the air.

I’ve read a few great books recently. Grim Riders by Tim Curran, Beautiful Hell by Jeffrey Thomas and Blister by Jeff Strand have been the best of the year so far. I’d highly recommend them all.

I think that’s about it for now. I shall be back at some random point in the future. Until then, read loads of horror and don’t forget to leave a review.


100 Word Horrors – An Anthology of Horror Drabbles

Praise for the book:

“A collection of terse, eerie, and delightful little creepers, each one like a swift uppercut to the solar plexus, proving that dynamite truly does come in small packages!”
–Ronald Malfi, author of Bone White

“Wow! With the amazing talent involved in this anthology, it’s no wonder 100 Word Horrors is such a powerful gut-punch of horror!”
–Joe Mynhardt, Crystal Lake Publishing

“A delicious collection of tiny tales of horror.”
–Kelley Armstrong, author of Bitten

“Each and every story will get you there, with a scare, in seconds. A terrific read for those who like their horror fast, sharp and brutal… like a good stabbing. Highly recommended!”

–Steve Gerlach, author of Rage

“Horror often is best served by the short form, and with 100 Word Horrors, you get the shortest of the short! This is a bag of Horror Candy that will make you cringe, reread, smile and savor, one twisted wrapper at a time.”

–John Everson, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Sacrificing Virgins


A drabble is a short form of fiction that is exactly 100 words long (not including the title).

Kevin J. Kennedy, has once again brought together the best of the horror world to bring you an anthology that is packed with creepy tales.

Between these pages you will find over one hundred drabbles, written by a wealth of talented authors. From the best indie horror authors to Bram Stoker award winners and Amazon top sellers. We have monsters, mayhem and madness. Come join us.

Contains drabbles by, Amy Cross, William F. Nolan, Lisa Morton, Gord Rollo, Michael A. Arnzen, Mark Lukens, Richard Chizmar, Rick Gualtieri, Jeff Strand, Kevin J. Kennedy, P. Mattern, Lee Mountford, Ike Hamill, Michael Bray, Andrew Lennon, Craig Saunders, Matt Hickman, Glenn Rolfe and many more.




Best books I read in 2017

A list of the best books I read in 2017. There is a link to see everything I read at the bottom of the post.

Top ten books that I read, that were published in 2017

1. Hell Divers – Nicholas Sansbury Smith
2. Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis – Anne Rice
3. Spider Bunny – Carlton Mellick III
4. Kind Nepenth – Matthew Brockmeyer
5. Extinction – Iain Rob Wright
6. 68 Kill Part 2 – Bryan Smith
7. Hematophages – Stephen Kozenieski
8. The Rest Will Come – Christina Bergling
9. Murder Squad – Bryan Smith
10. Header 3 – Edward Lee & Ryan Harding

Six excellent books that I read in 2017, that were published at an earlier date. In no particular order.

That Terrible Thing That Happens – Carlton Mellick III
The Tick People – Carlton Mellick III
Discoredia – J.C. Michael
The Farm – Christopher Motz
A Life of Death – Weston Kincade
Punch – J.R. Park

Everything I read in 2017

The Full TOC for 100 Word Horrors

Andrew Lennon – Lunchtime
Chris Kelso – Streethearts
Dave McCluskey – The Guest
Dave McCluskey – Air
Matthew Brockmeyer – Lightbulb
Matthew Brockmeyer – Hide and Seek
Veronica Smith – Post Halloween
Veronica Smith – The Dublin Pub
John Dover – Late Night Drive
Mark Lumby – Bessy
Glenn Rolfe – They Came For Me
Pippa Bailey – Heart Shaped Box
Pippa Bailey – Silence
Brandy Yassa – Alone
James Matthew Byers – Don’t Look Back
James Matthew Byers – Edmond
P.J. Blakey-Novis – I was Loved
P.J. Blakey-Novis – The Other Me
Matt Hickman – Hobby
Michael Bray – I Am The End
Suzanne Fox – Delusional
C.S. Anderson – Knock Knock
C.M. Saunders – Coming Around
Elizabeth Cash – Weeping Keys
Chad Lutzke – Sugar & Spice
A.J. Brown – Strength In the Blood
Lee McGeorge – Experimental Animal 7
Lisa Morton – The Dead Thing
Gord Rollo – Someone’s In My House
Derek Shupert – Till Death Do Us Part
Mark Fleming – Initiation
Mark Fleming – Firing Squad
Valerie Lioudis – Clean
Valerie Lioudis – The Box
Billy Chizmar – It
Richard Chizmar – The Man in The Black Sweater
Mark Lumby – Greed Has No Heart
Rhys Hughes – Cupid and Death
Rhys Hughes – Mr Fancy Pants
James H. Longmore – Bad Cop, Bad Cop
Rick Gualtieri – Selfie
Georgia Lennon – Cold Toes
Lisa Vasquez – Night Terrors
P. Mattern – Harsh Sentence
Mike Duke – The Festival of Gluttony
Suzanne Fox – A Caring Community
Suzanne Fox – Coming Home
Briana Robertson – Delivery
Mark Lumby – It Came
James Matthew Buyers -Bummed Light
Mike Duke – No More
Mike Duke – Never Leave Me, Nor Forsake Me
Christina Bergling – Jack Frost
Christina Bergling – Grand Slam
Christina Bergling Bergling – You Don’t See Me
Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar – The Boy
Norbert Gora – It is Just Local Gossip
Craig Saunders – The Dead Train
Weston Kincade – Jolly Ol’ Infiltrator
Howard Carlyle – Meal For One
David Owain Hughes – Virtual Reality
Theresa Jacobs – Nights in Whitechapel
Jeff Strand – Shock Collar
David Owain Hughes – Dancing
David Owain Hughes – Cut Down to Size
Robert W. Easton – What is Schizophrenia, Anyway?
Billy San Juan – A Demonic Pact
Nicholas Diak – Will-o’-the-wisp
Eric J. Guignard – Forever Men
Donelle Pardee Whiting – Trees
Antonio Simon, Jr – Shadows
Ellen A. Easton – It’s Just A Dream, Right?
Becky Narron – Stone
Duncan P. Bradshaw – Winter’s Embrace
Adriaan Brae – Consumed by Desire
Mark Lukens – The Dolls
Lisa Vasquez – Vermillion
Jason M. Light – I Was a Teenage Eulogist
Alex Laybourne – Beasts From Below
Alex Laybourne – From the Mouths of Drunks and Babes
John Dover – Spellbound
Pippa Bailey – Beast in the Bedroom
Howard Carlyle – The Artist
Mark Cassell – A Song for Them
Mark Cassell – Over the Edge
Kevin J. Kennedy – Children of the Carnival
Rebecca Brae – The Feast
Megan Ince – Escape
Michael Paul Gonzalez – Destiny’s Embrace
Stefan Lear – Best of Friends
Sara Tantlinger – Stone Dry
Sara Tantlinger – Breadth of Bone
Sara Tantlinger – Beauty Mask
Jessica Gomez – A Flash Beginning
William F. Nolan – Another Tonight?
Christopher Motz – What’s for Dinner
Christopher Motz – Just a Game
Michael A. Arnzen – Checkmate Roommate
Michael A. Arnzen – Running From Him
Michael A. Arnzen – Baby Steps
Kevin J. Kennedy – The Beauty of the Sea
James McCulloch – Stage Fright
Peter Oliver Wonder – Shower Thoughts
Brandy Yassa – Priscilla’s Pugnacious Pampered Pups
Lee Mountford – Betrayal
Ike Hamill – Beautiful Francesca
Ike Hamill – Disregarded Advice
Amy Cross – The End of The Pier
Amy Cross – Jonathan
Amy Cross – The Grave

Coming Really Soon!!!

No Place Like Home: Twisted Tales from the Yellow Brick Road

Follow the JEA authors as they take their twisted imaginations down the famous Yellow Brick Road. In this book, you will see alternative fates for Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, and their many friends, as well as bizarre twists on some of Frank L. Baum’s other Oz story-lines.

Hydrophobia – Charity Antho

When Houston was devastated by Hurricane Harvey, a group of authors pooled their talent together and donated their stories for you to dive into your worst water phobias, and to benefit those who lost everything to the power of one of Mother Nature’s most destructive forces.

Hydrophobia: The fear of water.

The human body is made up of approximately 60% water. We need it to live, to keep clean, to cool off, and we’d die within ten days without it.

** Proceeds from this anthology will go toward victims of Hurricane Harvey. **

I dont have a story in this one. I was just part of the team that put it together.

Another long overdue update

So, we have probably established now that I’m not going to be very good at keeping this up to date but I have updated the book section again to include my new works. Have a look. There is some great stuff in there. Collected Halloween Horror Shorts is now available, along with two charity anthos containing my stories.

Hydrophbia, I think will be the next book released that I was involved with. This one is raising money for the survivors of hurricane Harvey in Houston. I don’t have a story in this one but I was part of the team who read the submissions and I voted on each story to see which would make the final book. A lot of great authors submitted there stories to help out. I also decided the final order they would appear in the book. It should be on Amazon within the coming days.

I’m now working on several projects. The first is another co-written book, this one with Christina Bergling. It will be a posy-apocalyptic tale but that’s all I can tell you right now. I’m working on a solo novella about a guy who doesn’t like people very much but is a massive animal lover. This story will be about his deep unhappiness with fox hunters. The third is a novella that will be set in my Carnival Tales world, which another few authors are working on stories for as well. If you haven’t already you can check out the first story in Collected Halloween Horror Shorts. The rest will have links to this story but will also be stand alone stories.

A little update on some of my recent watches:

Brawl in Cell Block 99
Thought this was a pretty good movie but it’s quite slow in parts.

I really enjoyed this one. It was also slow in parts but Radcliffe’s acting was excellent and kept it going. It’s also based on a true story.

68 Kill
I had really enjoyed the book and often that means I will be let down by the movie but this one was excellent. Hopefully there will be more Bryan Smith books made into movies in the near future.

Spiderman Homecoming
In my opinion this is the best Spiderman movie that has been made to date. Loved Keaton in it too.

A good cast but the pacing was too slow. Was bored through most of the movie and didn’t particularly like the ending.

The Babysitter
I really thought this looked crap but too many people had said it was good so I gave in and watched it. It’s a really well put together movie. Lots of laughs, lots of gore, decent acting, what else do you need?

I think that’s about it for now. As always I’ll try and post more often but you can always keep up to date with me on Facebook too. You’ll find my page through the links section on here.

Collected Halloween Horror Shorts


If you love horror, Halloween is probably your favourite time of the year. Well… It’s ours, too.

A mixture of authors from Collected Christmas Horror Shorts and Collected Easter Horror Shorts have come back together, and invited a few friends, to make this Halloween an extra special one.

Lock your door, dim your lights, add some pumpkin spice to whatever you are drinking and light your jack-o’-lanterns. This will be a Halloween you will never forget.

Table of Contents

John R. Little – The Halloween Phantoms
Lisa Morton – Pumpkin Rex
Richard Chizmar – Mister Parker
Christopher Motz – The Halloween Playground
Kevin J. Kennedy – Halloweenland
Mark Cassell – A Story of Amber
Peter Oliver Wonder – Dressed For Success
Christina Bergling – Black Widow
Stuart Keane – Hollowed Be Thy
Andrew Lennon – Girlfriend
Briana Robertson – Trick Turned Treat
James Matthew Byers – Jenny Greenteeth
J.C. Michael – The First Shot
Mark Lukens – The Coffin Man
Suzanne Fox – The Devils Fruit
Steven Stacy – Don’t Fear the Reaper.