Staffer Brian James Freeman’s Last Day At Cemetery Dance Publications!

Hi Folks!

Long-time staffer Brian James Freeman here. Today marks my final day working full-time for CD, the only workplace I’ve known since graduating college nearly 20 years ago. I’ve loved getting to know our amazing collectors, authors, artists, designers, booksellers, and vendors over the years. Working with Rich, Mindy, Norman, Dan, and everyone else has been an absolutely incredible experience.

My new job is something I honestly never thought would be possible: writing short stories for a living! If you know this business, you know that was a pretty insane dream to have. After all, when was the last time writers could earn enough from their short stories to pay their bills?

But thanks to some dedicated supporters of my Patreon, I have the opportunity to do just that, and I can’t wait to see where this new adventure takes me. (Of course, because creating small press special editions really is a ton of fun, I will continue publishing a few of my friends over at my own press, Lividian Publications.)

Here are a few links for anyone who wants to follow along with what comes next:

My Patreon

Brian James Freeman’s Website

Brian James Freeman’s Free Newsletter

Brian on Twitter

Brian on Facebook

Brian on Instagram

Lividian Publications website

Thank you again to everyone I’ve met along the way. And thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Best,
Brian

New eBook Available Now! Gloria by Bentley Little

Gloria
by Bentley Little

Now Available As An eBook!

Hi Folks!

We’re pleased to announce that Bentley Little’s brand new novel Gloria is now available as an eBook, and this one is strange and wonderful in that perfectly Bentley Little way! Here are some quick links for ordering:

Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo

About the Book:
Considering she had just attended her mother’s funeral, Gloria Jaymes never expected to see the woman again, but then her dead mom shows up at her house.

Gloria’s mom is… different. She’s younger than when she died, dressed in clothes from the 1980s. And nobody else in Gloria’s family seems to recognize her.

As Gloria tries to figure out the reason for her mother’s reappearance — and the odd behaviors the woman begins to exhibit — other bizarre events occur. The changes to Gloria’s world are small and subtle, at first… then they become much more startling.

The freaky situation might just be connected to a mysterious shed in a small California town. The strangers who gather around the shed seem to know Gloria’s name… and maybe they aren’t strangers after all.

With Gloria, Bentley Little presents one of his most complex and compelling novels — one that is certain to surprise readers on every page.

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Read more and place your order for the hardcover while our supplies last!

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

NEW BOOK ANNOUNCED: A Face in the Crowd & The Longest December by Stephen King, Stewart O’Nan, and Richard Chizmar

A Face in the Crowd & The Longest December
by Stephen King, Stewart O’Nan, and Richard Chizmar

Brand New Cemetery Dance Publications Exclusive Hardcover!

Cemetery Dance Publications is pleased to report we have a brand new project with Stephen King, Stewart O’Nan, and Richard Chizmar in the works, and it’s going to be something special!

We’ll be publishing A Face in the Crowd by Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan (first time in hardcover) and The Longest December by Richard Chizmar (extended version) together as a hardcover in the style of the old Ace Doubles. Two novellas in one book! Read one story and when you’re done, just flip the book over and read the other. There are two “front covers” and a unique design, so it’s a really fun concept.

There will be cover artwork for BOTH sides by Ben Baldwin (the Gwendy series), interior artwork by Mark Edward Geyer (The Green Mile), and exclusive artwork for the special editions by François Vaillancourt (Revival).

In addition to a trade hardcover edition for the bookstores, there will also be an artist signed Artist Gift Edition, which is already selling very quickly! Please don’t wait if you want one because that edition will not last long!

Read more on our website and place your order now to lock-in your copy!

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

Infinity Dreams by Glen Hirshberg: Trade Paperback Shipping Now!

We’re very pleased to announce Infinity Dreams by Glen Hirshberg is now in-stock and shipping!

About the Book:
There are people who collect coins, baseball cards, flashlights. They trade and sell them at conventions, flea markets, antique malls.

Those are not the people Nadine and Normal (a.k.a. The Collector) serve, and those places are not where you’ll find them.

Their quests have led them to decidedly less familiar characters and locales:

  • A music obsessive who gives a little more than fandom—and takes a little more than music—from the artists he loves.
  • A bouquiniste stall along the Left Bank of the Seine that has remained locked—for good reason—for 150 years.
  • A box full of View-Master reels showing tiny photographs of places—some of which don’t exist.
  • A former Nazi-in-training, haunted—to the point of life-crippling paralysis—by a taste.

But now, Nadine lives sequestered in the Northern California woods, caring for the Collector, who has slid into early-onset dementia. One day, against her better judgment, she accepts an interview request from a young journalist. Who might not be a journalist. He has come for their stories.

Or maybe for something else.

Meanwhile, down the coast, in the cities, a wildness has gotten loose, and the world is tilting out of true, and the boundaries between reality and dream are not just blurring but melting.

But is that for better or worse? And who gets to say?

Welcome to Infinity Dreams, a novel-in-stories about dreaming your life, and living in dreams, and the permeable limbo we insist on calling reality.

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Read more and place your order while our supplies last!

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

Marin Ireland announced as GWENDY’S FINAL TASK audiobook reader!

Gwendy’s Final Task
by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

Award-winning narrator Marin Ireland announced as audiobook reader!

We’re excited to announce that award-winning narrator Marin Ireland will be reading Gwendy’s Final Task, the final audiobook in Stephen King and Richard Chizmar’s Gwendy trilogy, coming 2/15/22 from Simon & Schuster Audio. Pre-order your copy here!

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

Praise for Infinity Dreams and Glen Hirshberg!

Infinity Dreams
by Glen Hirshberg

Coming Soon in Trade Paperback and eBook Formats!

We’re thrilled to be publishing Infinity Dreams by Glen Hirshberg next month in trade paperback and eBook formats, and we think it’s one of the best books we’ve read all year, but don’t take our word for it… Check out what everyone else thinks:

“The latest miracle from the master of supernatural suspense, where the grace of the prose is so measured and the charm of the characters so magical that it takes some time to notice that the stiletto of dread has already slid between your ribs.”
— Peter Atkins, author of the novels Morningstar, Big Thunder, and Moontown, and the screenplays Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III, Hellraiser IV, and Wishmaster

“Hirshberg knows all the pressure points of the human soul. With a poet’s prose and a storyteller’s keen eye for detail, he tells a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about the way we find the most precious things in life, and the way we lose them, no matter how tightly we try to hang on.”
— Ian Rogers, author of Every House is Haunted

“Glen Hirshberg asks what is lost to humanity when imagination is left to be exploited by  those more interested in destruction than creation, and what will become of what remains. Infinity Dreams is a puzzle of sorts, a quest, an unraveling, a love story, a warning. A beautifully written talisman to be treasured.”
— Mary Rickert, author of The Shipbuilder of Bellfairie and You Have Never Been Here

“Glen Hirshberg is one of the best the horror genre has to offer. His Bradbury-haunted prose is elegant, sophisticated, and always utterly chilling. Read his work, and thank me later.”
— Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Road of Bones, Ararat, Snowblind, and Red Hands

“His fiction is marked by clarity, depth and a restraint and subtlety that make the horror and the wonder seem absolutely possible.”
— Jeffrey Ford

“If there is anyone in contemporary fiction worth watching, it is Glen Hirshberg.”
— Dennis Etchison

“Glen Hirshberg’s ghost stories are among the finest tales published over the past decade.”
— Jack Cady

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Read more and place your order while our supplies last!

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

Gwendy’s Final Task eBook IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Gwendy’s Final Task
by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

Cemetery Dance Publications eBook IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Don’t Pay More to Read it Later!

We have a VERY IMPORTANT update for those of you who have already ordered the eBook or are considering ordering the eBook edition of Gwendy’s Final Task by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, which will be published on February 15, and is now available for preorder on Amazon.com.

Right now, there’s a second eBook listed because Simon & Schuster will be taking over electronic sales on May 31, but if you ordered their eBook, you are PAYING MORE to read the book LATER. That eBook will not be released for more than three months after our eBook edition. You need to preorder through THIS LINK to read the eBook on February 15.

Our eBook will remain available on your device after Simon & Schuster takes over electronic sales, so there’s no reason to wait!

Order the official Cemetery Dance eBook of Gwendy’s Final Task today, so you can begin reading the thrilling conclusion to Gwendy Peterson’s story the moment it is released!

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

Gwendy’s Button Box: The Castle Rock Novella That Launched The Gwendy Trilogy!

Gwendy’s Button Box
by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
The Castle Rock Novella That Launched The Gwendy Trilogy!

Hi Folks!

We’ve been hearing from so many readers who missed out on the original hardcover edition of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, so we’re pleased to report that we’re going back to press one more time and more copies will be on the way in 2022!

Featuring full-color cover artwork by Ben Baldwin and ALL of the black and white interior artwork by Keith Minnion, we really expect this to be our final printing for this title! Don’t miss your chance to snag one for the original retail price!

Please visit the product page to read more and to reserve your copy today!

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

Dancing with Tombstones by Michael Aronovitz: Surprise New In-Stock Trade Paperback!

We’re pleased to announce Dancing with Tombstones by Michael Aronovitz, a surprise new trade paperback that is in-stock and will be shipping very soon!

About the Book:
This new book from critically acclaimed genre author Michael Aronovitz collects some of his greatest stories that celebrate the beauty of the darkness in the world.

  • In the section titled GIRLS, you’ll learn “How Bria Died,” and will also meet “The Sculptor” in the story that inspired Aronovitz’s full-length serial killer novel of the same name.
  • In the section featuring PSYCHOS, you’ll feel the chill of the Anti-Christ in “Quest for Sadness,” and fall prey to the most frightening circus creature on the face of the earth in “The Exterminator.”
  • In TOOLS & TECH, you’ll find out the dark secret of “The Tool Shed,” and will also experience the full-length ghost-novella, “Toll Booth.”
  • And finally, in MARTYRS & SACRIFICIAL LAMBS you’ll experience hell on earth in “The Echo,” and unwittingly release the darkest force of the forest in “The Falcon.”

With Dancing with Tombstones, the author of Alice Walks and The Sculptor deliciously thrusts us down the twisted avenues deep inside the haunt of our most secret repressions.

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Read more and place your order while our supplies last!

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

Gwendy’s Final Task by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar: eBook Now Available For Preorder!

Gwendy’s Final Task
by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

Cemetery Dance Publications eBook Now Available For Preorder!

Hi Folks!

The official Cemetery Dance eBook of Gwendy’s Final Task by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, which will be published on February 15, is now available for preorder on Amazon.com. (Other stores will follow soon!)

Right now, there’s a second eBook listed because Simon & Schuster will be taking over electronic sales on May 31, but if you want to read the eBook before then, you’ll need to order our eBook, which is also less expensive! (S&S is working to remove their listing to prevent confusion, and there’s a chance any orders already placed for their eBook might be canceled. We’re not sure how the stores work.)

Order the official Cemetery Dance eBook of Gwendy’s Final Task today, so you can begin reading the thrilling conclusion to Gwendy Peterson’s story the moment it is released!

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

The Eater of Gods by Dan Franklin: The New Supernatural Thriller Everyone Will Be Talking About!

We’re very pleased to announce we’ll be publishing The Eater of Gods by Dan Franklin, an extremely exciting debut that is already very deep in production and will be published early next year!

About the Book:
Nothing really dies if it’s remembered, his wife had told him.

In the dying village of Al Tarfuk, lost among the war-stained dunes of eastern Libya, professor Norman Haas learns the location of the tomb that had been his wife’s life pursuit. The final resting place of Kiya, the lost queen of Akhenaten, whose history had been etched from the stone analogues of history for her heresies against the long absent pantheon of Egyptian gods.

He never expected to discover that the tomb was the final resting place to more than the dead. And as his team of researchers find themselves trapped inside the ancient tomb, Norman realizes all too soon that his wife was right—

Nothing really dies if it’s remembered…

But some things are best forgotten.

Dan Franklin’s debut supernatural thriller is a tale of grief, of loneliness, and of an ageless, hungry fury that waits with ready tooth and claw beneath the sand.

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Read more and place your order while our supplies last!

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

Infinity Dreams by Glen Hirshberg: Coming Soon in Trade Paperback and eBook Formats!

We’re very pleased to announce we’ll be publishing Infinity Dreams by Glen Hirshberg, which is already very deep in production and will be coming this December in trade paperback and eBook formats!

About the Book:
There are people who collect coins, baseball cards, flashlights. They trade and sell them at conventions, flea markets, antique malls.

Those are not the people Nadine and Normal (a.k.a. The Collector) serve, and those places are not where you’ll find them.

Their quests have led them to decidedly less familiar characters and locales:

  • A music obsessive who gives a little more than fandom—and takes a little more than music—from the artists he loves.
  • A bouquiniste stall along the Left Bank of the Seine that has remained locked—for good reason—for 150 years.
  • A box full of View-Master reels showing tiny photographs of places—some of which don’t exist.
  • A former Nazi-in-training, haunted—to the point of life-crippling paralysis—by a taste.

But now, Nadine lives sequestered in the Northern California woods, caring for the Collector, who has slid into early-onset dementia. One day, against her better judgment, she accepts an interview request from a young journalist. Who might not be a journalist. He has come for their stories.

Or maybe for something else.

Meanwhile, down the coast, in the cities, a wildness has gotten loose, and the world is tilting out of true, and the boundaries between reality and dream are not just blurring but melting.

But is that for better or worse? And who gets to say?

Welcome to Infinity Dreams, a novel-in-stories about dreaming your life, and living in dreams, and the permeable limbo we insist on calling reality.

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Read more and place your order while our supplies last!

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

MURDER HOUSE DVD Available For Ordering Today!

Cemetery Dance in association with Sympatico presents
MURDER HOUSE
A SHORT FILM BY RICHARD CHIZMAR & BILLY CHIZMAR

Every small town has a haunted house located within its borders. If not haunted by things unseen and unknown, then a place borne of violent tragedy. Some of these houses become legendary and enter the national conscience. The Amityville Horror in upstate New York comes to mind. Tonight is the five-year anniversary of the Cavanaugh family massacre, and for the first time in several years someone will dare to enter the belly of the beast in Edgewood, Maryland–the Murder House.

Written and Directed by RICHARD CHIZMAR & BILLY CHIZMAR
Starring TATIANA HARMAN, JOSEPH YATES & JERRY LAREW
Produced by BRANDON LESCURE
Running time: 38 minutes

Exclusive DVD Bonus Features: The MURDER HOUSE script. Still photographs. A Conversation with Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar.

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Read more and place your order while our supplies last!

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

Gwendy’s Trilogy Three Book Hardcover Set in Slipcase!

We’ve had collectors asking us for years now if we will produce a slipcase to house a complete set of the Gwendy’s Trilogy together, and now that the third book is headed to the printer and we’re in the home stretch, we can officially tell you the answer is YES!

To celebrate, we’re producing a very limited set of Gwendy’s Button Box, Gwendy’s Magic Feather, and Gwendy’s Final Task with brand new “matched” dust jackets, and they will be be housed all together in a brand new collectible slipcase!

These new Slipcased Matched Collectors Sets are only available for preorder for a limited time only, and once they’re gone, they’re gone for good! There will be no additional printings! (The slipcase is also available separately for anyone who already has the Gwendy books and just needs the slipcase.)

Priced at just $99, this set is really a bargain when you add up the retail prices of all three books AND a slipcase, and we don’t expect these to last long at all! Order today, so you don’t miss out!

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Read more and place your order while our supplies last!

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