Book Trailer: Alexander’s Song by Paul F. Olson

Cemetery Dance is proud to publish Paul F. Olson’s novel Alexander’s Song in September 2022. Check out the trailer below, and don’t forget to read Olson’s behind-the-scenes essays on the creation and publication of the book. Part One of “Singing Alexander’s Song” is here and Part Two will be available tomorrow!

ABOUT THE BOOK

For a time in the 1940s, Alexander Bassett was one of the brightest stars in the literary firmament, an acclaimed novelist, poet, and playwright, a voice for social justice. But the years took their toll, Bassett’s work fell out of favor, and eventually, the man himself dropped out of sight. By the time the world learned of his death in 1969, few noticed or cared.

Years later, a school teacher named Andy Gillespie sets out to write about Bassett’s life and visits the author’s hometown, eager to learn about his early years. He arrives in Rock Creek, Michigan, expecting to find a small town proud of its famous son, but what greets him is something much different. Only a handful of old-timers even remember Bassett’s name, and most have no interest in Andy’s quest. Doors are slammed in his face. People turn away. Even the few who seem willing to talk – an enthusiastic high school student, an eccentric shopkeeper, a colorful hotel owner, an elderly hermit – raise more questions than they answer.

Despite the odds against him, Andy continues to dig. From dusty library shelves to the neglected stones in a lonely graveyard, from the pages of forgotten journals to the shores of a remote island, he keeps on searching, and gradually he begins to unbury fragments of the truth, revealing glimpses into Alexander Bassett’s past that are unexpected, mysterious, and frightening.

Then the notes start to arrive.

Alexander’s Song is the story of an author nearly forgotten by time, a man whose life was nothing like it seemed, and a chain of darkness that began decades ago and is not finished yet.

Learn more at Cemetery Dance.

Into the Abyss with Dan Franklin and Norman Prentiss

Recently, authors Dan Franklin and Norman Prentiss joined Cemetery Dance’s Kevin Lucia on Into the Abyss to discuss their new books: Dan’s The Eater of Gods and Norman’s Haunted Attractions with your Other Father. Check out their full chat below!

Story Origins: The characters take over in James Cooper’s THE MAN IN THE FIELD

James Cooper’s The Man in the Field is now available in paperback and e-book from Cemetery Dance! In this exclusive video, Cooper talks about the way the characters took control as he worked to expand his original short story into this new novella.

Story Origins: James Cooper on the origins of THE MAN IN THE FIELD

James Cooper’s The Man in the Field is now available in paperback and e-book from Cemetery Dance! In this exclusive video, Cooper discusses the evolution of his eerie new tale, which began as a thousand-word story and grew into a novel-length work. It all began with a question: “What the hell happens next?”

Story Origin: The Eater of Gods by Dan Franklin

Dan Franklin’s The Eater of Gods is out soon, and we’ve got an exclusive video with the author, who discusses the origins of his terrifying new thriller. Check it out below, then head over to our site to order your copy!

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.

DANCING WITH TOMBSTONES author Michael Aronovitz on the Lovecraft eZine Podcast

We’re excited to share this recent episode of the Lovecraft eZine Podcast featuring author Michael Aronovitz discussing his new short story collection Dancing with TombstonesEnjoy this fun, wide-ranging conversation below!

Book Trailer: HE WHO TYPES BETWEEN THE ROWS 2: HORROR DRIVE-IN WILL NEVER DIE!

All….okay, MOST great horror films eventually get a sequel. We’re excited to announce that Mark Sieber, one of the great chroniclers of the horror scene, has jumped on the sequel train with the follow-up to He Who Types Between the Rows. Check out the new book trailer below, then grab a copy of the e-book at its special pre-order price of 0.99. The e-book and paperback will be released on April 22!

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Cemetery Dance Movie Watch: SCARED TO DEATH

Into the Abyss, the YouTube show headed up by Cemetery Dance Ebook/Trade Paperback Editor Kevin Lucia, recently hosted its very first “Cemetery Dance Movie Watch.” Author Michael Aronovitz joined the Into the Abyss crew for their viewing of the 1980 horror flick Scared to Death

Join the crew below, and when the movie’s over take a minute to check out Aronovitz’s new short story collection, Dancing with Tombstones, which is currently on a.99 ebook preorder special

Story Structure: Dancing with Tombstones by Michael Aronovitz

College professor, rock critic and horror author Michael Aronovitz discusses his approach to story structure in his new Cemetery Dance short story collection, Dancing With Tombstones!

Dancing With Tombstones is available in paperback on Amazon and available as an ebook at the special preorder price of 99 cents.

Origin Story: Dancing with Tombstones by Michael Aronovitz

College professor, rock critic and horror author Michael Aronovitz discusses the origin of his new Cemetery Dance short story collection, Dancing With Tombstones!

Dancing With Tombstones is available in paperback on Amazon and available as an ebook at the special preorder price of 99 cents.

Birth of a Cover: Dancing with Tombstones by Michael Aronovitz

In the first of a series of video interviews, college professor, rock critic and horror author Michael Aronovitz discusses the interesting genesis of Lynne Hansen’s cover for his Cemetery Dance short story collection, Dancing With Tombstones — including the story of how he and Hansen first “met”!

Dancing With Tombstones is available in paperback on Amazon and available as an ebook at the special preorder price of 99 cents on January 21st.