First Photos of The Mailman by Bentley Little, Which Will Be Shipping Soon!

Brian James Freeman has posted a couple of photos of the “approval” copy of The Mailman by Bentley Little, which will be shipping to us from the printer soon! Click on this image to see a few more photos:

The Mailman

There are still copies of the Limited Edition (without the slipcase) available for ordering on our website!

Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart by Caitlin R. Kiernan

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Confessions of a Five-Chambered HeartToday we’re pleased to offer preorders on an exciting new trade hardcover from Subterranean Press, so be sure to place your order as soon as possible before our supplies run out!

Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart

by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart is the follow-up to Caitlín R. Kiernan’s World-Fantasy Award nominated The Ammonite Violin & Others, a collection that drew comparisons to the writings of such luminaries of the macabre and surreal as Angela Carter, Thomas Ligotti, Shirley Jackson, and Harlan Ellison.

Here, again, in her eighth collection, we visit the borderlands where the weird, horrific, mythic, and erotic intersect. Once again, Kiernan sets her masterful, intoxicating prose to the task of retelling fairy tales, spinning sensual post-Lovecraftian yarns, and blurring the lines between pain and pleasure. Here is a celebration of the bizarre and beautiful, and a marriage of unlikely worlds. From a reverence of the dead to the sacrifices the living make to unspeakable gods, from clockwork dreams to tales of merciless revenge, Kiernan blurs the artificial lines of genre, and shows us a world where there is no division between the light and dark.

Read more or place your order while our supplies last!

The Woman by Jack Ketchum & Lucky McKee!

The Woman
by Jack Ketchum & Lucky McKee
Featuring A Brand New Bonus Novella!

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The WomanWe’ve heard from several customers that they never saw our announcement last month of the publication of The Woman by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee, so we’re sending this newsletter again just to be safe because we don’t want anyone missing out on this incredible novel!

About the Book:
The Woman is the powerful story of the last survivor of a feral tribe of cannibals who have terrorized the east coast from Maine into Canada for years now. Badly wounded in a battle with police, she takes refuge in a cave overlooking the sea.

Christopher Cleek is a slick, amoral — and unstable — country lawyer who, out hunting one day, sees her bathing in a stream. Fascinated, he follows her to her cave.

Cleek has many dark secrets and to these he’ll add another. He will capture her, lock in his fruit cellar, and tame her, civilize her. To this end he’ll enlist his long-suffering wife Belle, his teenage son and daughter Brian and Peg, and even his little girl Darlin’, to aid him.

So the question becomes, who is more savage? The hunter or the game?

About the Bonus Novella:
This new novella Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee takes place a year after the novel ends, but to say anything else could spoil some of the surprises!

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The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier Shipping Now!

The Doll

The Doll: The Lost Short Stories
by Daphne du Maurier

Special “Limited” Trade Hardcover Shipping Now!
Just $25 For This Beautiful Special Edition!

Hi Folks!

Today we’re very pleased to announce our special new “Limited” trade hardcover edition of The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier is now shipping!

About the Book:

Daphne du Maurier’s most famous works include the novel Rebecca and the short story “The Birds,” and today Cemetery Dance Publications is pleased to announce a collection of 13 impressive stories written by Daphne du Maurier before she was 23 years old.

This incredible new volume is comprised of eight stories that were published in a small UK volume called Early Stories, which is long out of print, and five stories that were published in periodicals during the early 1930s.

These long lost stories explore the evolution of the images, themes, and concerns that informed du Maurier’s later work. Each story in the collection highlights du Maurier’s deep understanding of human nature.

This Cemetery Dance Publications special “trade” edition will be limited to a one-time printing and there will be no second printings!

Place your order today so you don’t miss out!

Discuss this news on our message board!

Thanks, as always, for your continuing support!


Snow Shadows by Mick Garris: New Signed Limited Edition Just Announced!

cover Snow Shadows by Mick Garris
New Signed Limited Edition Just Announced!
Already 94% Sold Out!

Hi Folks!

Today we’re very pleased to announce Snow Shadows by Mick Garris, which is already 94% sold out! These last remaining copies are not going to last long, so don’t wait to place your order!

Snow Shadows (Cemetery Dance Novella Series #24)
by Mick Garris
Cover Artwork by Les Edwards
Interior Artwork by Lorry Stone

About the Book:
Nicholas, a painter and teacher at the Ravensbrooke Youth Academy for the Arts, is having difficulties in his marriage.  He also fears he’s losing his artistic inspiration. A brief dalliance with a fellow teacher doesn’t solve his problems—especially when Miss Featherstone takes the affair more seriously than he does.

Enter David Sutcliffe, a young and gifted student who imagines himself as the true object of Miss Featherstone’s affections.  His jealousy causes him to view Nicholas as a rival, and the boy becomes increasingly unhinged as he seeks to eliminate the competition.

Snow Shadows is an unusual and haunting story of love and obsession, with many shocking surprises along the way.

Read more or place your order while supplies last!

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Limited Edition Slipcase for 11/22/63 by Stephen King Shipping Now!

Limited Edition Slipcase for 11/22/63 by Stephen King Shipping Now!

11/22/63 slipcase

Even though 11/22/63 by Stephen King was published by another publisher, we heard from so many customers who wanted one of our special Limited Edition slipcases to protect their investment that we decided to produce a custom-made slipcase for this special book! Those cases are now IN-STOCK and ready to ship, and we have a few extras left available to sell on a First Come, First Served basis!

Don’t know what a slipcase is? That’s okay! It’s easily the best way to protect your book for generations to come. You can see a photo of this actual slipcase on this page. We used the same high-quality materials we used for our previous Stephen King cases, with one color hot foil stamping. The company who makes these for us is the best in the business and you won’t find a better way to protect your investment! (If you’re new to collecting, you can read more about slipcases on our Book FAQ page.)

We’re selling these Limited Edition Slipcases for just $24.95, making them an extremely affordable way to protect your book, but our very limited supplies won’t last long!

Place your order before supplies run out!

A Life In the Cinema by Mick Garris

Today’s Featured eBook:
A Life In the Cinema by Mick Garris
Introduction by Stephen King, Afterword by Tobe Hooper, Cover Art by Clive Barker

Hi Folks!

CoverWe’re very pleased to announce the newest addition to our eBook line, the first-ever eBook edition of A Life In the Cinema, the first collection of stories by Mick Garris!

A Life In the Cinema

by Mick Garris

Introduction by Stephen King, Afterword by Tobe Hooper, Cover Art by Clive Barker

About the Book:

A Life In the Cinema is the first book from award-winning filmmaker Mick Garris. This collection of eight prickly tales and a screenplay reach under the skin of real life and reel life to take you places you never realized you wanted to go. The title story, “A Life in the Cinema” and its sequel, “Starfucker”, are set in the author’s hometown of Hollywood, and provide a yellow-jaundiced look at a world you only thought was glamorous.

As Stephen King, in his introduction, says: “Here is a real Hollywood insider writing about the real inside world of filmmaking: the good, the bad, and the cheesy. These stories are both erotic and cynical, but they are above all well and fiercely told-when he’s yarning about the tarnished tinsel underbelly of the town he knows (and clearly loves) the best, Mick Garris writes like a combination of Robert Bloch and James Ellroy, hardboiled noir with a ghastly little prick of the devil’s own pitchfork.”

Not all of the stories are Hollywood-based: Garris includes tales of a grandmother who is just as loving in death as she was in life, a geriatric trailer park with a randy secret, wistful and impossible love with a twist, the wrong kind of baby-love, and a deathly brush with fame. The book is capped with a screenplay by Garris, as well as “Chocolate”, the story it’s based on, providing, as King puts it, “a textbook seminar in the art and craft of adapting one’s own work.”

So welcome to a dark side of Hollywood you’ve never seen before…

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Shocklines: Fresh Voices In Terror

Plus FREE US SHIPPING For A Limited Time Only!

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coverToday we’re very pleased to announce the Table of Contents for Shocklines: Fresh Voices In Terror edited by Richard Chizmar & Matt Schwartz, an anthology that has been years in the making and which we think will be one of the most talked about books of the year!

About the Book:
Free US ShippingSome of them lurk in the shadows, others have been right in front of you for years now, but you still don’t see them coming. Who are they? That’s not an easy question to answer. It’s easy to say they are the next wave of horror superstars, but they take many forms and some don’t even categorize their work as horror. Some write stories that are rough and raw, making you squirm as they paint a portrait of terror with their words. Some write stories that are polished and deceptively quiet, making your heart ache by the final line. No matter what kind of stories they write, these authors always find a way to get under your skin. This ground-breaking anthology of horror fiction is certain to be one of the most talked about anthologies of the year.

Table of Contents:
“Stalled” by Kealan Patrick Burke
“The Transfer Student” by Norman Prentiss
“Roulette” by Brian Knight
“The Only Thing” by Yvonne Navarro
“Diablitos” by Cody Goodfellow
“Burying Reena” by John R. Little
“Mount Uncompahgre” by Michael McBride
“From Arthur Clayworth’s Diary” by Rio Youers
“Cry” by Hunter Shea
“The End of the World Man” by Lisa Morton
“Faith Leaps” by Tim Lebbon & Kath Deakin
“The Crooked Walk” by Nick Mamatas
“The Scavengers” by Tony Knighton
“Ghost Net” by Jeff Jacobson
“Momma’s Grave” by Kim Despins
“Escape He Done” by Ted Kosmatka
“Dying on the Inside” by John Everson
“Interstitial” by Robert Morrish
“Making the Decision” by Brian James Freeman

Read more or place your order while supplies last!

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The Painted Darkness by Brian James Freeman

New Signed Trade Paperback For Just $9.99 For A Limited Time Only!

The Painted Darkness delves into territory that fascinates so many of us — the fine lines between beauty and horror, faith and fear, art and the unconscious. Both a wonderful allegory and a gripping read, Brian James Freeman has written a taut, memorable tale.”
— Michael Koryta, award-winning author of So Cold the River and The Cypress House


Hi Folks!

We’re pleased to report that a $9.99 trade paperback edition of The Painted Darkness by Brian James Freeman is on the way, and all of the preorders we sell for the next 10 days will be SIGNED by Freeman and Brian Keene (who wrote the introduction) — plus this title qualifies for FREE US SHIPPING for a very limited time only! Considering how fast the signed Limited Edition and Lettered Edition sold out, this is a terrific deal!

The Painted Darkness
by Brian James Freeman

Featuring an exclusive introduction by Brian Keene

About the Book:
When Henry was a child, something terrible happened in the woods behind his home, something so shocking he could only express his terror by drawing pictures of what he had witnessed. Eventually, Henry’s mind blocked out the bad memories, but he continued to draw, often at night by the light of the moon.

Twenty years later, Henry makes his living by painting his disturbing works of art. He loves his wife and his son, and life couldn’t be better… except there’s something not quite right about the old stone farmhouse his family now calls home. There’s something strange living in the cramped cellar, in the maze of pipes that feed the ancient steam boiler.

A winter storm is brewing, and soon Henry will learn the true nature of the monster waiting for him down in the darkness. He will battle this demon and, in the process, he may discover what really happened when he was a child — and why, in times of trouble, he thinks: I paint against the darkness.

But will Henry learn the truth in time to avoid the terrible fate awaiting him… or will the thing in the cellar get him and his family first?

Written as both a meditation on the art of creation and as an examination of the secret fears we all share, The Painted Darkness is a terrifying look at the true cost we pay when we run from our grief — and what happens when we’re finally forced to confront the monsters we know all too well.

Read more or place your order while supplies last!

Thanks, as always, for your continuing support!

Seven eBooks by John R. Little!

Hi Folks!

Before we get to today’s news, we wanted to let you know the It: The 25th Anniversary Edition Limited Edition Artwork Portfolio is now SOLD OUT! Congratulations to all of the collectors who ordered a set in time!

In other news, John R. Little has been publishing his unique brand of stories for almost 30 years, and we’re pleased to highlight his SEVEN eBooks that we’ve published in the past six months. Each one is sure to be a good read, so pick one (or pick them all — they’re bargain priced at the moment!) and enjoy. The newest addition to our line-up, Ursa Major, is a Bram Stoker Nominee this year in the Long Fiction category, just another acknowledgement of Little’s incredible talent:


It: The 25th Anniversary Edition Limited Edition Artwork Portfolio

It: The 25th Anniversary Edition Limited Edition Artwork Portfolio
29 Pieces of Artwork, 11 inch X 14 inch!
Signed By All Three Artists & Limited to Just 500 Sets!
Shipping Next Month — NOW SOLD OUT!

Hi Folks!

As you might remember, we’ve made special arrangements with Glen Orbik, Alan M. Clark, and Erin Wells to collect ALL of their artwork from our 25th Anniversary Edition of It by Stephen King into one giant artwork portfolio, which will be SIGNED by all three artists and limited to a one-time printing of just 500 sets! These special artwork portfolios will never be reprinted or reissued!

When we say a GIANT artwork portfolio, we mean it, too! These are HUGE pieces of artwork, perfect for matting and framing if you wanted! The portfolio itself will be a spectacle to behold. Just check out the photos of our approval copy on the product page (or larger versions in the Forum thread about this project.)

Remember: this is a ONE-TIME printing of this artwork portfolio and we will NOT be printing more! This set includes EVERY piece of artwork in the book, including the two color signature sheets that will only ever be seen by the collectors who were lucky enough to snag a copy of the Limited Edition or Lettered Edition before they sold out. Plus there’s a special, full-color signature sheet signed by all three artists!

Thanks, as always, for your continuing support

News from the Dead Zone #149

It can’t really have been two months since I last updated this site, can it? Apparently so. My apologies. I’ve been somewhat busy with an as-yet-unannounced book project that I hope will interest y’all when I can talk about it.

So, what’s new? The biggest thing, probably, is the fact that The Wind Through the Keyhole is starting to ship from Donald M. Grant. If you ordered the Artist Edition, you’re at the head of the list, though us poor alphabet-challenged people will have to wait a little longer than the Andersons and Billings and Carpenters of the world. My review of what King calls Dark Tower 4.5 (because the contemporary action takes place after the ka-tet leaves the Green Palace) will appear in the next issue of Cemetery Dance magazine.

I won’t bore you with news about the various remakes of movies based on King’s works. None of them seem to be going anywhere fast these days. However, I wrote an essay for FEARnet about the various Carrie adaptations, both cinematic and dramatic: Carrie On.

What’s King reading these days? According to Entertainment Weekly, he’s deep into the second volume of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Issue #1 of Road Rage, IDW’s graphic novel adaptation of Throttle is out this month, as is The Way Station #4.

King has commented about how he reworked the ending of 11/22/63 in response to feedback from his son. The original version of the last page or so of the manuscript is now available on his website.

Do you have your copy of Cycle Zombies by Stephen King? Nope, me neither. When showrunner Kurt Sutter asked King if he had a book he would like to promote during an episode of Sons of Anarchy last fall, this is the title King came up with. Sutter put his art department to work, and you can see the results here. Note that the text below the image is a spoiler for the fate of a major character, so if you haven’t seen the most recent season yet, don’t read the text!

King was at the Savannah Book Festival last weekend. He read from the opening pages of Dr. Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. This is a different passage than the one he read from last fall and features Danny and Wendy. You can find audience videos of the reading on YouTube.

Speaking of The Shining, you might be interested in Room 237, a documentary that digs into Kubrick’s film and comes up with some surprising deductions and extrapolations. Some articles about the movie: Cracking the Code in ‘Heeere’s Johnny!’ and Fascinating ‘Room 237? Will Forever Change ‘The Shining’ For Audiences.

This week’s Saturday Night Live featured a sketch in which “Maya Angelou” stars in a ‘prank show.’  One of her victims is Bill Hader playing Stephen King (which can be seen in this video at about the 1:40 mark).

Just a couple of months until the premiere of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. I’ll be attending and will file a report after the event. A guest star-packed studio concept album is scheduled to be released on May 22 in both a single disc and 3-CD deluxe edition.

“Fair Extension” appears in the charity anthology Rage Against the Night to benefit King expert Rocky Wood. I also have a story in the book, which you can order here.

“Herman Wouk is Still Alive” was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in the short fiction category.

I found this in-depth essay fascinating: You Can’t Always Get What You Want: On Stephen King from The Nation.