What’s a “Blue Falcon”?

This isn’t horror or weird-related, but this project is near and dear to my heart.

Here’s my interview and some background information on my upcoming novel from The War Writers’ Campaign, Inc. You can pre-order the book, or just learn a bit more about my writing process and inspiration for the work, which I’m calling “The Greatest War Novel to come out in at least two or three weeks.”

All proceeds from the book’s sales go to fund best-in-class veterans services. Click on the image below for the link.

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High Strange Horror – Weird Tales of Paranoia and the Damned

High Strange Horror is now available for pre-order through Amazon. The Kindle version is a measly $2.99; the terrifying paperback version is an unlucky $13.

The book will also be available as an e-book through Barnes & Noble, the Apple Store, and other online retailers.

The book will be released on April 20th, but advance copies will be available at MiniCon in Minneapolis, MN on April 2-5, and at StarFest Denver April 17-19.

Table of Contents:

On the Weird and the Damned (introduction) by Jonathan Raab

Investigations by Michael Bryant

So You’ve Lost Your Edge. Now What? by Charles Martin and Will Weinke

Frosty Pyramid Treats by Jonathan Raab

The Dead Wait by Toni Nicolino

The Keepers by David A. Owens

Night Dog by Matthew M. Bartlett

The Pirate-Ghost of Hole 19 by Doctor Gaines

The Lights Are Off by Christopher Fraser

Púca by C.R.J. Smith

Brought Low by J. Howard Shannon

Black-Eyed Children, Blue-Eyed Child by Billy Lyons

The Vampire Sea by Amberle L. Husbands

Ascendance by Julie Godard

Cats by Jake Skillings

The Projectionist by Mer Whinery

Excerpt from Look For Me by Colin Scharf

I Want to Believe (post-script essay) by Colin Scharf

What is “High Strange”? 

It’s the men in black erasing your UFO research. It’s a corporate takeover by bio-occult horrors. It’s losing your edge, and finding it again at the bottom of the cosmos. It’s your television telling you to eat your government-approved genetically-modified breakfast cereal. It’s the unexplained lights in the sky and the faceless gray woman haunting your dreams. It’s ancient legends working under contract. It’s the forbidden film playing at a haunted movie theater. It’s the medical staff making sure you stay crazy. It’s the 19th round of mini golf with a disembodied pirate. It’s the outer reaches of human experience.

Where conventional reality ends, High Strange begins.

Over a dozen authors mine the deepest reaches of consciousness and Fortean phenomena.

Are you ready to see what lies beyond the veil?

High Strange Horror Cover Reveal

If you’ve been on our Facebook (shudder) page, you’ve gotten a sneak peak at the cover design for High Strange Horror. Here’s the front and back, final version, in all of its neon glory! If you like the art style, head on over to the website for artist, designer, and game developer Peter Lazarski and let him know you dig it!

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The collection will be available in print and e-book (all formats) sometime in April, with a pre-release run available exclusively at MiniCon in Bloomington, MN April 2-5.

Matthew M. Bartlett, author of Gateways to Abomination, to join Muzzleland Press

Muzzleland Press is proud to announce that we will be publishing the new short fiction collection from independent horror author Matthew M. Bartlett.

Gateways to Abomination, Bartlett’s first collection, was an underground hit, generating praise from The Arkham Digest, PlayWithDeath.com, and many others for its disturbing and original take on occult horror. Bartlett’s grotesque, vivid style makes his work stand out as a unique contribution to the current Weird Renaissance.

Bartlett has also published stories in Faed published by A Murder of Storytellers, in Resonator: New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond published by Martian Migraine Press, and in High Strange Horror published by Muzzleland Press. His next release will be The Witch-Cult in Western Massachusetts, an illustrated chapbook.

Muzzleland Press will publish the as-yet untitled follow up to Gateways to Abomination, a short fiction collection featuring his infamous cult and radio broadcasts, grotesque bio-horrors, and new dark and disturbing settings and characters. Accompanying the book will be a small series of short horror films set in Bartlett’s twisted universe.

The book is tentatively scheduled for late 2015 or early 2016.

For updates on Bartlett’s writing, check his blog at www.mathewmbartlett.com.