Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stuff Worth Checking Out This Week

A few new things going on this week. First, a new book by Todd Keisling is set for release on April 4. It's the final book of his "Ugly Little Things" series, and in his own words, he wants this volume of tales to "End  with a bang". This series has been a great read and I'm really looking forward to reading this latest installment. I've included (hopefully with his blessing) Todd's own synopsis for 'The Harbinger' below.

Welcome to Dalton, West Virginia, home of the famous toy company, Dalton Dollworks. Founded in the late 1970s, the Dollworks has built a reputation around its quaint, lifelike dolls—and now the company is poised to go worldwide.
Meet journalist Felix Proust. He’s been invited to Dalton for an exclusive interview with Maggie Eloquence, CEO of the Dalton Dollworks. Thing is, he’s been in town for all of five minutes and he already knows something isn’t quite right. The stench of manure is everywhere, all the adults seem to be over sixty, and the children regard him with silent contempt.
Felix isn’t about to let this odd town get to him. He does have a job to do, after all. But as the day wears on, Felix learns there’s more to Dalton than meets the eye, and that some dark secrets should remain buried deep in the earth at all costs . . .
THE HARBINGER is the latest entry in Todd Keisling’s Ugly Little Things series, offering a startling new vision of unsettling horror that leaves the reader holding their breath until the very end.

Second, Anthony Rapino has started up a page on Patreon, which is a sort of Kickstarter type idea, but where donations go toward ongoing projects instead of a single project goal. I really like Anthony's horror writing, and I want him to be motivated to write more, so to me this seems like a cool idea. If you can throw a buck or two a month his way I'm sure he'll greatly appreciate it. Plus, if you donate you'll get all sorts of goodies, like access to new work all the way up to editing help. Help this deserving writer out. If nothing else maybe it'll allow him to finally afford a hair cut. (Just kidding Tony!)
Here's the link:   http://www.patreon.com/Rapino


  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Guy!

  2. I will never cut my hair. NEVER! ;-) Seriously, though, I so very much appreciate your help spreading the word. I am going above and beyond to make sure Patrons have access to extra horror that others do not. I do, after all, have my very own crate of horrors that I can dip into from time to time. Cheers!

  3. Always glad to help you guys out. I'll do what I can to spread the word.