News Round-up Week Ending 19 April 2024

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

BackwatersComing 7 May from writer Lee Rozelle and Montag Press, Backwaters

Welcome to Tallapoochee, a Southern backwater plagued by an experimental toxin that’s turning townsfolk into genetically modified freaks. Follow a puzzling trail of atrocities committed by an enigmatic river cult. Delve into thrilling tales of body horror, bizarro, and the weird. Read the unthinkable testimonies of the living and the dead.
This “water-breaking” collection of twelve intertwined stories combines body horror and Southern Gothic humor in a clash between a cabal of dark scientists and gospel-preaching wrestlers with a secret past. In turns terrifying and bizarre, Lee Rozelle’s new fiction is a shocking journey into murky medicine, conspiracy, and the horrors of watershed destruction. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with physical editions to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

Shadows and Ink 2Released today from writer and editor Joe Mynhardt and Crystal Lake Publishing, Shadows and Ink Vol.2

Unlock the dark secrets of horror writing with Shadows & Ink Vol.2, your ultimate guide to mastering the craft and conquering the shadows that lurk in the pages of your next chilling masterpiece.
Building upon the foundation laid in the first volume, this sequel delves even deeper into the nuances of the genre, offering an enriched exploration of advanced writing techniques, masterful setting and atmosphere creation, intricate point of view utilization, dynamic dialogue, thorough revision and editing practices, and the ever-important writer’s life.
Shadows & Ink Vol.2 not only enhances your technical skills but also addresses the crucial aspects of health and wellness specifically tailored to writers. It brings to light the importance of mental health, providing actionable insights and practical advice to ensure that your creative endeavors do not compromise your well-being. Explore comprehensive chapters dedicated to the legal intricacies of horror writing, the integration of cutting-edge technology in crafting terrifying narratives, and strategic advice for a successful book launch. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can grab your copy here.

Spring Haunts Brings a Weekend of Horror Writing to York

Writing Magazine and Alex Davis Events have joined forces for Spring Haunts, a packed weekend of horror workshops, interviews, book sales and more, all taking place at York’s Guildhall venue on the 11th and 12th May.
One of a trio of forthcoming writing weekends, Spring Haunts brings the focus to the darker side of fiction. The event will be facilitated by WM’s regular specialist horror columnist, acclaimed lecturer and tutor Alex Davis, who will be running a series of core workshops over the weekend alongside a series of sessions from guest authors and workshoppers.
Featured topics over the weekend include atmosphere in horror, the five senses, calling upon childhood fears, the uncanny, horror and technology and more. The event will also feature a goodie bag for all attendees and booksales throughout the weekend. Tickets for the event are on sale now, to get yours and find out more, click here.

InsectsoftheDamnedOut now from author Paul Grammatico and D&T Publishing, Insects of the Damned

Many strange things happen in a small town, but for local law enforcement and an eccentric scientist, this was more than they bargained for in their town of Mintonka, Minnesota. An insect invasion in a small farming town cuts a swath of gruesome terror. A group of locals join forces to locate the cause of how these insects are alive, how their carnivorous tendencies came about, and what can be done to destroy them. Available now in eBook, paperback and hardcover editions, you can pick up your copy here.

AHomeintheDarknessAvailable 30 April from writer Micah Castle and Demain Publishing, A Home in the Darkness

A group of people wake up in a house they don’t remember how they got to, and quickly discover the house doesn’t care about the whims or wants of its occupants. And it’s not night outside… Available for pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback to follow soon, you can grab your copy here.


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