As we enter a new year, I wanted to take an opportunity to share some updates on some projects I’m working on—and to celebrate a few accomplishments from 2018.
Trade Yer Coffin For A Gun by Mer Whinery
This novel strikes out into the weird western genre. Mer Whinery is a top-notch writer of southern-fried gothic gross-out horror. Trade Yer Coffin For A Gun is a rip-roaring horror-adventure that’ll scare the hell out of you and break your heart in equal measure. For fans of spaghetti westerns and Lucio Fulci.
Radio Free Conspiracy Theory
I’ve been a fan of the stoner-rock-metal band Mississippi Bones for years now. When I reached out to them on their Facebook page I was delighted to discover that their frontman Jared Collins had read a Muzzleland Press book, and was eager to explore indie horror literature. After Jared flew through The Hillbilly Moonshine Massacre and The Lesser Swamp Gods of Little Dixie, we spoke about collaborating on a song about Sheriff Kotto—and that one song spiraled into a whole concept album.
One part rock opera, one part radio drama, Radio Free Conspiracy Theory is a toe-tapping, paranoia-inducing journey into high strangeness. It is, quite simply, the coolest thing I’ve ever been a part of.
Coming in 2019:
Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI: The Official Novelization (published by Turn to Ash)
My latest novel about a campground killer sequel-turned conspiracy theory lightning rod faced a few delays in 2018—but all for the better. I’ve worked closely with Benjamin Holesapple over at Turn to Ash to create a book that’s one part meta-movie adaptation, one part Hollywood horror history, and one part journey into 90s-era paranoia. The print proof is on its way, so we’re gunning for an imminent release!
Freaky Tales From the Force: Season One
Sheriff Cecil Kotto and his misfit public access television cast and crew tackle the space vampire menace in this sequel to Radio Free Conspiracy Theory. This book features a number of guest authors contributing to the Kottoverse. More to come on this anthology soon!
Behold the Undead of Dracula: Lurid Tales of Cinematic Gothic Horror
Fans of the mid-century Gothic movie renaissance spearheaded by the likes of Hammer and Roger Corman and Vincent Price will find a lot to love in this upcoming anthology. Take all the most lurid, blood-soaked, and scandalous elements of those adaptations of Poe’s work, Dracula, Frankenstein, and more, and add in a healthy heaping of acid-infused cosmic horror. Technicolor blood never looked so vibrant in print!
After Behold the Undead of Dracula, Muzzleland Press will be going on a production hiatus. My wife and I are expecting our first child in the spring, so a lot of my “free” time is about to go out the window! But with these releases, 2019 will be a very strong year for the press. I’m also planning on attending Necronomicon in August, which is hands-down the best conference for indie horror literature I’ve ever been to.
After these anthologies, I’ll be focusing pretty exclusively on my own short fiction output, with an eye toward publishing a collection: how does a 2020 or 2021 release of The Secret Goatman Spookshow strike you?
See you in the spooky pages.