Tales Too Extreme for Cemetery Dance!
- Author: Garton, Konrath, Lee, Masterton, and Rhine
- Pub. Date: December 21, 2010
- Status: Out of Print
Tales Too Extreme For Cemetery Dance
a signed Limited Edition glossy chapbook featuring JA Konrath, Edward Lee, Graham Masterton, Robert Rhine, and Ray Garton
About the Chapbook:
These stories were TOO EXTREME for the magazine... Can you handle them?
"The Trailer Sucks" by JA Konrath
"The Characters" by Edward Lee
"Eric the Pie" by Graham Masterton
"Propeller-Boy" by Robert Rhine
"Active Member" by Ray Garton
Note from the Publisher:
This chapbook has a GLOSSY cover like Sepsis by Graham Masterton, Wetware by Kevin Quigley, or Blood Splattered and Politically Incorrect and is not part of the promotional chapbook line.
About the Authors:
Joseph Andrew Konrath was born in Skokie, IL in 1970. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago in 1992. His first novel, Whiskey Sour (2004), introduced Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels. Others in the series include Bloody Mary (2005), Rusty Nail (2006), Dirty Martini (2007), Fuzzy Navel (2008), and Cherry Bomb (2009). The books combine hair-raising scares and suspense with laugh out loud comedy. Joe is also the editor of the hitman anthology These Guns For Hire (2006). His short stories have appeared in more than sixty magazines and collections, and his work has been translated into ten languages. Under the name Jack Kilborn, Joe wrote the horror novel Afraid (2009). Joe's been nominated for several awards, including the Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, Dagger, and Barry, and has won the Derringer, Bob Kellog, EQMM Reader's Choice, and two Lovie awards.
Edward Lee's distant creative endeavors include more hardcore horror novels, a political thriller, a military tech thriller, a "true-life" thriller, a pop-literati abstraction for which he just won a modest grant, several horror scripts and God knows what else. His favorite horror novel is Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber; favorite short story, "Loveman's Comeback" by Ramsey Campbell; most influential author, H.P. Lovecraft.
Graham Masterton's debut as a horror author began with The Manitou in 1976, a chilling tale of a Native American medicine man reborn in the present day to exact his revenge on the white man. It became an instant bestseller and was filmed with Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Burgess Meredith, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens and Ann Sothern. Since then Graham has published more than 35 horror novels, including Charnel House, which was awarded a Special Edgar by Mystery Writers of America; Mirror, which was awarded a Silver Medal by West Coast Review of Books; and Family Portrait, an update of Oscar Wildeis tale, The Picture of Dorian Gray, which was the only non-French winner of the prestigious Prix Julia Verlanger in France. Three of Graham's stories were filmed for TV in Tony Scottis horror series The Hunger, and 'The Secret Shih-Tan', starring Jason Scott Lee, was shortlisted for a Bram Stoker Award by the Horror Writers Association. Another short story, 'Underbed', about a boy finding a mysterious world underneath his blankets, was voted best short story by Horror Critics Guild.
Robert Steven Rhine is the Publisher and Deaditor-In-Chief of Girls and Corpses, a horror/comedy magazine distributed on newsstands all over the world. Rhine has sold fiction to over one hundred magazines and anthologies and is the author of the books: My Brian Escapes Me (2002 Sun Dog Press), Satan's 3-Ring Circus of Hell (2003 Asylum Press) and the graphic novel Last Laughs (2011). Rhine also created and wrote the wildly successful comic book series: Selected Readings From Satan's Powder Room, Chicken Soup For Satan, and Satan Gone Wild. Rhine's story The Seer was featured in the anthology Dark Delicacies which won a Bram Stoker Award (2005). Also in 2005, Rhine also won the Word Horror Con best short fiction for his story Propeller Boy which is included in this anthology. Before becoming a full time fiction, screenplay and comic book writer, Rhine freelanced for a decade as a unit publicist for Universal Studios, TriStar/Columbia, Dreamworks and Imagine Entertainment. Rhine also portrayed Rod Serling on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Ride at Disney, Orlando, Florida.
Ray Garton is the author of over forty books, including the classic vampire novel Live Girls, the thriller Sex and Violence in Hollywood, the horror novel Scissors, and three short story collections, with two more to come. He also has written a number of young adult novels under the name Joseph Locke. He lives in far northern California with his wife Dawn and their eight cats, where he is currently at work on his next book, Dismissed from the Front and Center, a comedy about his two years at a Seventh-day Adventist boarding academy. In 2006, Ray received the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award at the World Horror Convention in San Francisco.
• Signed Limited Edition Chapbook with a glossy cover limited to just 750 copies signed by all of the authors ($15)