“Combining heartfelt emotion with a flair for truly disturbing and visceral horror, Hayward’s debut collection is definitely one you don’t want to miss.”
A bizarre marketing company able to advertise directly in your dreams.
Abominable beasts attacking for a brutal doomsday
Featuring “Intercepting Aisle Nine”, nominated for Irish Short Story of the year.
With an introduction by Kelli Owen (Teeth, Black Bubbles).
Twenty new tales of horror.
These are Various States of Decay.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Irish horror writer Matt Hayward has been staking his claim worldwide since hitting the scene in 2013. An accomplished musician and songwriter, Matt released his debut solo album in 2015. Author of the Stoker nominated What Do Monsters Fear?, as well as Brain Dead Blues, Practitioners (with Patrick Lacey), The Faithful, and A Penny For Your Thoughts (with Robert Ford), Hayward’s short fiction has been featured in numerous anthologies and fiction periodicals. Combining heartfelt emotion with a flair for truly disturbing and visceral horror, Hayward’s debut collection is definitely one you don’t want to miss. Edward Lee (The Bighead, White Trash Gothic) says: “… the future of the horror genre is changing hands, and there is a whole new brew of writers assuming the task. Matt Hayward leading that pack.”
Why Matt’s excited about this book:
“Various States of Decay captures the extremes of my writing in a way I’ve never done before. From the most gruesome tales I’ve ever written to the most heart-felt, I pulled no punches curating this collection. I can’t wait for readers to finally get their hands on this release.”
Forthcoming 15 December 2019 from Poltergeist Press, Various States of Decay by Matt Hayward is available for preorder now.