Gwendy’s Button Box First Major Review Has Arrived and It’s a Good One!

The first major review of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar has arrived and we’re thrilled to share what Publishers Weekly thinks of this exciting new novella:

“This absorbing novella by horror giants King (End of Watch) and Chizmar (A Long December) revisits one of King’s most popular locales. It’s 1974 when 12-year-old Gwendy Peterson is offered a magic box by a man named Richard Farris, whom she meets at the top of one of the cliffside Suicide Stairs in Castle Rock, Maine. Farris wears a “small neat black hat” and seems to know just who Gwendy is and what she wants. Eight buttons grace the mahogany box he offers to Gwendy, and a lever dispenses silver dollars and intricate chocolates that Farris claims will help Gwendy lose weight and escape being called ‘Goodyear’ by her classmates. Lose weight she does, but that’s not all. Wonderful things keep happening in Gwendy’s life, and she’s happier than she’s ever been. But when she decides to press one of the buttons, the consequences are horrendous. The novella follows Gwendy through high school and beyond, capturing the golden-hued joy of childhood and the wonder of friendship and first love, all under the shadow of temptation. This bite-size gem of a story packs quite a punch, and the only complaint readers will likely have is that it isn’t longer.”
Publishers Weekly

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Gwendy's Button Box

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Reading Stephen King Signed Limited Edition Officially Announced!

We’re very pleased to officially announce READING STEPHEN KING edited by Brian James Freeman, a brand new signed Limited Edition hardcover featuring essays about Stephen King and his work from Clive Barker, Stewart O’Nan, Frank Darabont, Stephen Spignesi, Richard Chizmar, Justin Brooks, Tony Magistrale, Michael R. Collings, Rocky Wood, Robin Furth, Kevin Quigley, Hans-Ake Lilja, Billy Chizmar, Jack Ketchum, Bev Vincent, Mick Garris, and Jay Franco!

Reading Stephen King

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The Mailman by Bentley Little Beautiful Trade Hardcover Edition IN-STOCK!

Hi Folks!

While organizing our warehouse, we found a few more cartons of our BEAUTIFUL hardcover edition of THE MAILMAN by Bentley Little. This is a hefty special hardcover for a great low price, and you can read more on our website or place your order while supplies last!

The Mailman

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LAST CHANCE to order our Gwendy’s Button Box Limited Edition T-Shirt!

Our Cemetery Dance Limited Edition T-Shirt to commemorate the publication of Gwendy’s Button Box needs to get rolling this week, so this is your last chance to preorder because no more orders will ever be accepted after Wednesday!

Please don’t wait to place your order because this will be a one-time Limited Edition printing!

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Don’t forget! We will be publishing the World’s First Hardcover Edition of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, a brand new original Castle Rock novella! In addition, this title is available as an eBook from us (Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo * iTunes) and an audiobook from the awesome audiobook team at Simon & Schuster (Amazon * Audible on Amazon * Audible.com * Cemetery Dance Online Store).

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

An Update From the Desk of Richard Chizmar, Founder of Cemetery Dance Publications

An Update From the Desk of Richard Chizmar,
Founder of Cemetery Dance Publications

It’s been quite a whirlwind around here ever since we announced GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX. A lot of pre-production work (GWENDY will have the largest first printing ever for a Cemetery Dance book) and a whole lot of press and publicity. Stay tuned for more news soon regarding the audio book release from Simon & Schuster, overseas sales, and even movie possibilities.

But, while GWENDY has stolen most of the recent spotlight, we’ve also been hard at work putting together a publishing line-up that will make 2017 and 2018 two of our biggest years ever — just in time for the 30th anniversary of our founding in 1988.

Although we’re not ready to accept reservations yet for many of these (so please don’t email the office and ask), I wanted to give you a sneak peek at just a few of these amazing projects.

First, I’m extremely excited to report we will be publishing a special edition of SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Stephen King and Owen King. I cannot say more at this time, other than we’ve already read this massive novel and we’re incredibly thrilled to be able to publish it in three different deluxe editions. Details to come later this year, and again, we’re not accepting reservations yet, but we expect this one to sell out in record time. (And yep, that’s a photo of the manuscript!)

We’ll also be publishing a signed Limited Edition of STRANGE WEATHER by Joe Hill. This brand new novella collection from one of the finest young authors working in horror today will feature full-color artwork from four different artists handpicked by Joe and will be published in a unique format that will make STRANGE WEATHER one of Joe’s most collectible special editions ever.

Our special edition of WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER by Owen King is headed to the printer in the next month or so, and we’re already working on another special edition with Owen that will feature so much bonus material that our edition will be double the length of the trade edition.

In addition to THE DAMNATION GAME by Clive Barker, which will be shipping in late summer, we also have another surprise signed Limited Edition from Clive that we’ve been secretly working on. This new project won’t be announced until it’s ready for the printer.

Longtime Bentley Little fans will be very pleased to learn that we’re sending the signed Limited Edition of his brand new novel, THE HANDYMAN, to the printer next month, with trade editions to follow later this fall. THE HANDYMAN is classic Bentley Little, and one of my all-time favorite Little novels. We’re also publishing close to ten backlist titles of Bentley’s as trade paperbacks and eBooks this year. We’re thrilled to get these amazing books back in print!

We also recently received the lengthy manuscript for a new Bentley Little short story collection – featuring many brand new, never-before-published stories, as well as some seldom-seen reprints. No title on this one yet, but more details coming soon.

Not only do we have TWO very special (unannounced) signed Limited Editions from Robert McCammon deep in production to be published this year (and they are very unique books that have never seen print in this format before!), but I’m thrilled to report that in February 2018 we’ll be publishing one of our most important releases ever: THE LISTENER by Robert McCammon, a breathtaking new novel that will not only please his longtime fans but also captivate readers who have somehow missed out on his previous work. This one feels like a game changer to everyone who has read it.

Simply put, this is one of the finest novels I’ve read in years. Period. THE LISTENER will be published in trade hardcover and eBook formats for general readers, but we also have some incredible plans for the signed editions as well. Stay tuned for complete details over the next year as we gear up to publish this novel in a major way.

That’s all for now, but I’ll probably pop back in later this year for another update regarding even more exciting Cemetery Dance releases. As always, thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm!


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COVER ARTWORK for Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King!

Just a reminder, we will be getting copies of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King, their brand new and spectacular collaboration, and we’re also now pleased to show off the cover artwork:

Sleeping Beauties

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Glenn Chadbourne Limited Edition Dark Tower Artwork Portfolio!

Glenn Chadbourne Limited Edition
Dark Tower Artwork Portfolio
From Overlook Connection!

Hi Folks!

We have an extremely unique opportunity for our Stephen King fans and artwork collectors thanks to our friends at the Overlook Connection: The Glenn Chadbourne Dark Tower Artwork Portfolio!

This portfolio is the culmination of over two years of thoughtful design and layout for wraparound paintings of each Dark Tower novel. This is part of the Overlook Connections’ New Stephen King Cover Series and they’ve gone one step further to give these paintings a one-time lithograph production, signed by artist Glenn Chadbourne and author Robin Furth, and housed in a unique hard-board, gate-fold, slipcase, with foil stamping. This is truly one of the most beautiful productions we’ve ever produced. The paintings featured above are just a few of the set to give you a sneak peek.

All the paintings are new and original, but there is one more – An original painting of Mid-World – ONLY – available in this portfolio set, and signed & numbered by Glenn Chadbourne.

Please place your order today because we will never have more to sell!

Art Portfolio

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First Excerpt of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar!

If you’d like to start reading a little bit of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, a brand new original Castle Rock novella, please be sure to swing over to Richard Chizmar’s official website where part of the first chapter has been POSTED: Gwendy’s Button Box FREE First Excerpt!

Be sure to sign-up for Richard’s FREE mailing list and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram because he has a few more Gwendy’s Button Box surprises planned for you!

Also, in case your missed it, Bev Vincent has interviewed Stephen King and Richard Chizmar about their collaboration and that is also a Free Read.

Please visit the product page to read more about this exciting new book and to reserve your copy today!

Also available as an eBook:
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Also available as an audiobook from the awesome audiobook team at Simon & Schuster:
Amazon * Audible on Amazon * Audible.com * Cemetery Dance Online Store

And for a limited time only, we’re offering our first Cemetery Dance Limited Edition T-Shirt in many years and this one is being produced to commemorate the publication of Gwendy’s Button Box!

Gwendy's Button Box

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Gwendy’s Button Box Limited Edition Cemetery Dance T-Shirt!

As you know, we will be publishing the World’s First Hardcover Edition of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, a brand new original Castle Rock novella! In addition, this title is available as an eBook from us (Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo * iTunes) and an audiobook from the awesome audiobook team at Simon & Schuster (Amazon * Audible on Amazon * Audible.com * Cemetery Dance Online Store).

Well, in other exciting news, we’re now very pleased to announce our first Cemetery Dance Limited Edition T-Shirt in many years, and this one is being produced to commemorate the publication of Gwendy’s Button Box! We’ll be printing in full color on the front and the back, with the classic Cemetery Dance logo on the sleeve. You can see the planned artwork in the images below.

Please don’t wait to place your order because this will be a one-time Limited Edition printing!

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Shirt

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Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

University by Bentley Little eBook Edition Published!

“University is unlike anything else in popular fiction.”
— Stephen King

Hi Folks!

University, the acclaimed novel by Bentley Little, is now available for the first time ever as a bargain priced eBook, but this price may increase at any time, so don’t wait to download your copy!

About the Novel:
Once, the southern California campus was praised for its high honors and distinguished tradition. But this semester, the esteemed institution is going through a change. This semester, UC Brea is really coming alive…

In a dark campus parking lot, a female student senses a presence, but it’s too late to scream…

An unnatural appetite possesses a school janitor who lingers in the stairwells, waiting…

And after nightfall, the sixth-floor library is strictly forbidden. Anyone who’s gone there knows why…

Because something at UC Brea wants to teach the students a lesson…

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University

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The Halloween Children by Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss eBook Edition Announced!

“A beautifully-written, scary novel that is as much about the dark side of marriage as it is a savagely disturbing Halloween yarn.” — Horror Drive-In

We’re very pleased to report that The Halloween Children, a novel written by Cemetery Dance staffers Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss, will be published by Hydra/Random House this June! You can read more and preorder the book at these links:

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The Halloween Children eBook

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Sleeping Beauties: A Novel by Stephen King and Owen King

A Wildly Provocative, Gloriously Absorbing 800 Page Epic!

We’re thrilled to announce we will be getting copies of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King, the brand new and spectacular collaboration in which they tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Sleeping Beauties

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Dark Screams 6 featuring Stephen King, Lisa Morton, Nell Quinn-Gibney, Norman Prentiss, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tim Curran!

Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman have once again joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to produce five more volumes in their acclaimed Dark Screams horror eBook anthology series!

Each volume collects stories by the best authors working in the business today, and the newest addition to this landmark series is Dark Screams: Volume Six, which is now available for preorder! (Read more about Dark Screams: Volume One, Dark Screams: Volume Two, Dark Screams: Volume Three, Dark Screams: Volume Four, and Dark Screams: Volume Five on their pages.)

Dark Screams Volume Six features…

THE OLD DUDE’S TICKER by Stephen King
Dark Screams 6Richard Drogan has been spooked ever since he came back from ‘Nam, but he’s no head case, dig? He just knows the old dude needs to die.

THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT by Lisa Morton
Even though she made her name revealing the private lives of the rich and famous, Sara Peck has no idea how deep their secrets really go… or the price they’ll pay to get what they desire.

THE MANICURE by Nell Quinn-Gibney
A trip to the nail salon is supposed to be relaxing. But as the demons of the past creep closer with every clip, even the most serene day of pampering can become a nightmare.

THE COMFORTING VOICE by Norman Prentiss
It’s a little strange how baby Lydia can only be soothed by her grandfather’s unnatural voice, ravaged by throat cancer. The weirdest part? What he’s saying is more disturbing than how he says it.

THE SITUATIONS by Joyce Carol Oates
There are certain lessons children must learn, rules they must follow, scars they must bear. No lesson is more important than this: Never question Daddy. Or else.

THE CORPSE KING by Tim Curran
Grave robbers Kearney and Clow keep one step ahead of the law as they ply their ghoulish trade, but there’s no outrunning a far more frightening enemy that hungers for the dead.

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Last Day to Order Gwendy’s Button Box Signed by Richard Chizmar!

Today is the last day to order your World’s First Edition of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar signed by Richard Chizmar!

If you’d like Richard to sign your copy, please order via our website ASAP because time is running out!

Please visit the product page to read more about this exciting news and to reserve your copy today!

Gwendy's Button Box

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Richard Chizmar Discusses Writing With Stephen King and More!

Be sure to download episode 105 of The Horror Show with Brian Keene because “Richard Chizmar sits down with Brian and Dave to spill all the behind-the-scenes details on returning to Castle Rock for his new collaboration with Stephen King, GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX, as well as discuss how their friendship and professional relationship has grown over the years.”

Don’t forget: Richard Chizmar is only signing orders we receive before WEDNESDAY for our World’s First Edition of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar! If you’d like Richard to sign your copy, please order via our website ASAP! Please visit the product page to read more about this exciting news and to reserve your copy today!

Gwendy's Button Box

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