News Round-up Week Ending 10 July 2020

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …

No Safe Distance

New charity anthology, No Safe Distance: Stories from Quarantine, available now

New from Nocturnal Sirens Publishing is this charity anthology, all proceeds from which go to help Doctors Without Borders, titled No Safe Distance: Stories from Quarantine. Featuring stories by Charlie Davenport, Elizabeth Davis,  Scott Savino and Rick Hudson, this anthology, available in kindle and paperback editions is a great way to enjoy some scares, while giving to a great cause. Pick up your copy here.


New from writer Cheryl Low and Grinning Skull Press, The Midnight Lullaby, out now

For years, Benedict Lyon has been living a lie. Not even his family knows the truth he’s been keeping from the world. Only Emmeline knows his secret—and she’s dead. When the matriarch of the Lyon family passes away, Benedict is summoned home for the funeral. Emmeline urges Benedict not to go, certain that if he returns to that house, neither one of them will escape. Their presence in the family home causes the spirit of Gloria Lyon to become restless, and as the remaining members of the Lyon family attempt to put their mother to rest, long buried secrets, some deadlier than others, are unearthed. Who will survive The Midnight Lullaby? Released 3 July, pick up your copy of this latest novel from writer Cheryl Low (Infernal) in paperback or eBook, here.

House Abigail LaneThe House on Abigail Lane, the new novelette from writer Kealan Patrick Burke, available now

From the outside, it looks like an ordinary American home, but since its construction in 1956, people have vanished as soon as they go upstairs, the only clues the things they leave behind: a wedding ring, a phone…an eye.In its sixty-year history, a record number of strange events have been attributed to the house, from the neighbors waking up to find themselves standing in the yard outside, to the grieving man who vanished before a police officer’s eyes. The animals gathering in the yard as if summoned. The people who speak in reverse. The lights and sounds. The music. The grass dying overnight…and the ten-foot clown on the second floor.And as long as there are mysteries, people will be compelled to solve them.Here, then, is the most comprehensive account of the Abigail House phenomenon, the result of sixty years of eyewitness accounts, news reports, scientific research, and parapsychological investigations, all in an attempt to decode the enduring mystery that is……The House on Abigail Lane. From writer Kealan Patrick Burke (We Live Inside Your EyesKin) pick up your copy of The House on Abigail Lane now, here.

A Taste of OzFrom writer Robin Blasberg, part of the Youth Plays series, A Taste of Oz, a short horror comedy

We all know the story: Dorothy is off to see the Wizard to seek his help in getting out of Oz. Along for the ride are the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion, who believe the Wizard will grant their wishes too. It’s just a matter of a little stroll down the Yellow Brick Road. Or so they think. But does the Wizard have other plans? Did Glinda set them up? And what if Toto turns out to be the greatest threat of all?  Suitable for high school and older performers, and middle school and older audiences, you can pick up this short horror comedy play right now, here.


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