New Book Trailer (and Pre-Order Special) for Kevin Lucia’s The Night Road

We thought you’d like to get a look at the haunting new book trailer for Kevin Lucia’s The Night Road, which Booklist called “A heartbreakingly beautiful, thought-provoking, and compelling read with an unforgettable protagonist.”

The e-book version of The Night Road is on sale for the special pre-order price of 99 cents through April 1.

Cover Reveal and Exclusive Excerpt: Michael J. Seidlinger’s ANYBODY HOME?

Cemetery Dance is proud to join our friends at CLASH Books to reveal the cover of Michael J. Seidlinger’s upcoming home invasion novel, Anybody Home?

cover of Anybody Home? by Michael J. Seidlinger

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Gwendy’s Final Task by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar: Last DAY to Win a Copy Signed by BOTH Authors!

Plus: An Update on the Variant Binding!

Tomorrow is publication day for Gwendy’s Final Task, which means today is the LAST DAY to enter the giveaway for one of THREE copies signed by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar! Read all the details on the website before time runs out!

For those who missed the video Richard Chizmar posted explaining the challenges of printing Gwendy’s Final Task, and why there are two versions of binding, here is a link!


For the completists out there, the best way to find the gray version is to order a copy from Amazon or pick one up at your local chain bookstore. The best way to get the green binding is to order directly through the Cemetery Dance online store (or to get lucky at your local bookseller).


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

Want some short fiction, novels, films, and other oddities? READ THIS!

Cemetery Dance fans take note! We want to update you on two Patreon pages you might be interested in supporting:

Billy Chizmar, who you may know from his short stories, the acclaimed novella Widow’s Point, or his award-winning short films, has just launched a Patreon page with some incredible rewards available including a signed movie poster if you’re one of the first 100 people to sign up! We’ve seen a sneak peek of what Billy is cooking up for his patrons, and it’s going to be amazing. Get in early before the best tiers are gone! Check out all the details here:


There’s also Brian James Freeman’s Patreon page, where he posts his writing and previews of Lividian projects, and where he publishes chapbooks and special edition books exclusively for his supporters. Thanks to the support of his readers, he’s been able to switch to writing full-time as of two weeks ago… not that any of us are counting! Check out his page here:


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

NEW Books From Robert McCammon Announced Today!

The King of Shadows
by Robert McCammon
A Deluxe Trade Hardcover from Lividian Publications!
Plus: FIVE New Robert McCammon Trade Paperbacks (One Signed!)

We’re pleased to report we will be getting copies of the new deluxe trade hardcover of The King of Shadows by Robert McCammon, the eighth volume in his acclaimed Matthew Corbett series, which is being published by Lividian Publications! This absolutely massive hardcover edition features Vincent Chong color artwork for the dust jacket (different from the Limited Edition) and also includes the ten black and white interior illustrations from the Limited Edition.


Read more and place your order while our supplies last!

Lividian Publications is also publishing multiple volumes of Robert McCammon’s Matthew Corbett series in trade paperback for the first time ever later this year, and we’re pleased to report we’re getting some copies of the very special bundle set they’re putting together!

Due to the shortage of book paper in the world, there will be a limited run of the offset printed true first printings of these trade paperbacks.

For collectors who want all first printings, Lividian Publications has created a bundle featuring all five books, to be shipped together this summer, that are guaranteed to be from the offset run of first printings and will be marked as such on their copyright pages Robert McCammon has also generously agreed to sign signature sheets for a book in the bundle!

Supplies are very limited! Copies ordered individually via online retailers like Amazon, etc, will not be signed and might be print on demand copies.


Read more and place your order while our supplies last!

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

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!


New eBook Available Now! Gloria by Bentley Little

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.


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!


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.


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!


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


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

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!


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!

Gwendy's Button Box

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