Fantastic NEWS!! My publisher, Sunbury Press announced the creation of a new imprint under the Sunbury umbrella, which will be dedicated to Horror Fiction, Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
The new imprint will be called Hellbender Books and will play host to horror authors such as Keith Rommel, Catherine Jordan, myself and others. From this day forward, all of my books will be under the Hellbender Books imprint.
To say I’m thrilled with this latest amazing development from Sunbury Press is an understatement. Look for the logo above for the absolute best in horror fiction from HELLBENDER BOOKS.
2017 has been a very busy year so far with three reworked books out earlier this year from Sunbury Press, “13 Deadly Endings”, “What Waits Beneath” and “Burner”. Looming on the horizon are two more novels, “From The Dark” and “Circle of Blood” as well as short story collections “Malaformed Realities Vol. 2” and “Vol. 3”
Later this year or early 2018 will see the release of “Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge of War”, the third in my Dead Kill series. In addition, I will be starting a new series, “Death Bringer Jones, Zombie Slayer”. If that isn’t enough, later in 2018 we’ll be releasing “Malaformed Realities Vol. 4″ and quite possibly Vol 5”. With well over one hundred short stories in the pipeline and many, many more to come there will always be a backlog of work waiting for the “Realities” short story series.
Check out the Bibliography page of this site for more detailed accounting of where you can find my various books and short stories.
People often ask me just how many books I’ve written and how many anthologies, magazines and such I’ve been involved in since I started publishing back in 2010. The answer is… a whole bunch. So here’s my brag shelves. I try to get a physical copy of everywhere I’m published but often miss a few, especially in the case of publications that are strictly e-books. But all in all it’s not to shabby a collection. It also is constantly growing. As of this writing, or at any time there are probably 10 or more anthologies in the works waiting to be published, which will eventually make it to my shelves. The book markers denote where in the anthologies my stories appear. Some anthologies have multiple stories of mine in them as well.
Wow! I’m telling you. I’ve been way to busy for a part-time author with a full-time day job and family obligations, not to mention being a weekend-warrior in a two blues bands. I just finished final review of three new books coming soon from Sunbury Press. Actually they are re-writes and re-edits of my first three books.
I originally wrote the books, “99 Souls”, “Thirteen Nasty Endings” and “Burn Phone” and published them back in 2010. I thought after five years it might be a good idea to rework these books using the improved skills I’ve hopefully developed over the past five years. (I know it’s actually 6 years but I started reworking these back in 2015).
Also, many of the reviews of my early work praise the stories but come down hard (rightfully so) on the less than desirable editing. As a result the newly released books will also have new titles and new covers. They’ll be called “It Waits Below” (formerly “99 Souls”), “Thirteen Deadly Endings” and “Burner” (both self explanatory).
In addition to these I’ve been working on tons of new short stories as well as the third book in my “Dead Kill” series and starting another series which is s a spin-off from Dead Kill II.
If that wasn’t bad enough, I’m also reworking my novel “Eye Contact” as “Fallen Stones”.
Somewhere in the middle of all of this we will be releasing two more short story collections, “Malaformed Realities Vol 2 and Vol 3”.
So hold onto your hats Malcontents wherever you are because 2017 is going to be an amazing year for books from yours truly.
Good news for all you Malcontents out there. The latest book in my Dead Kill zombie series, “Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge of Change” has been officially released and is now available at both the Sunbury Press website http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dead-Kill-Book-Two-The-Ridge-of-Change-9781620066713.htm?categoryId=-1 in paperback, as well as on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Ridge-Change-Dead-Kill/dp/1620066718 in both paperback and Kindle formats.
This picks up a few months after the place where Dead Kill Book 1: The Ridge Of Death left off. I would, of course recommend reading Book 1 first. Even though Book 2 is a separate story, if you haven’t read the first book there are DK 1 references which will be spoilers but were necessary in order to properly establish the scenes for book 2.
I hope all you Malcontents enjoy my latest release. Look for several other of my releases and re-releases coming in 2016.
I just turned in the first round of edits for Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge of Change. Next will come the final proof edits then it should be released, hopefully by the end of the month. It is currently available for pre-order on the Sunbury Press website. http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dead-Kill-Book-Two-The-Ridge-of-Change-9781620066713.htm . Reserve yours today.
I’ve just arranged with my publisher, Sunbury Press to do a book sale and signing, Friday, May 6th, 6-9 pm. It’s called a First Friday event and will be held at Sunbury Press Books, 105 S. Market Street Mechanicsburg, PA. Stop by and purchase one of my books. I’ll be happy to sign and personalize it for you.
Moon Books has just released its first horror anthology, featuring one of Thomas’s stories alongside works by some of the best and brightest new horror writers in the business.
Recently I had the honor and privilege of being featured on an interview with Tj Weeks and S. K. Ballinger on the Unfleshed Podcast. Here’s a link to the show. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsqRJtqycUw
My latest novel in my Dead Kill series, Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge Of Change has finally been completed. It gave me great pleasure as it always does to type “The End”. Now it’s in the ever-competent Sunbury Press for final editing and galley proofing. We are hoping to have it ready for the Halloween season. So all of you MAL-contents out there, get ready for you latest installment of the continuing Dead Kill saga.