Antho-Palooza! The last few months have been busy.

51SmEvLkziL51eTNXoMr+L

18424739_1914123072203606_2117713776_n100wordhorrors

I got asked to contribute stories to a lot of anthologies last year.  Here are the four i chose to give something to:

VS: X  US vs. UK Extreme Horror  eBook .99   Paperback  $16.99 

SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK  eBook  .99  paperback $9.99

THE BLACK ROOM MANUSCRIPTS Volume Three  eBook (pre-order) $4.10

100 WORD HORRORS  eBook $1.49   Paperback $6.55

 

Dawn Cano has done a fantastic job raising money for animal charities with her two VS. anthologies.  I took part in both editions.  I was more than happy to write a new story for the X and I was delighted to share the roster with Jack Ketchum and Wrath James White among many others.  My contribution: “To Be Alive”

Jack Bantry and Kit Power put together a great roster with SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK, as well. The proceeds to this charity anthology are ALL going to help fight cancer. My brother passed away from his battle with this monster with no cure back in 2010. I was honored to be invited.  I also dedicated my piece to Matt Molgaard (Horror Novel Reviews). Matt was one of my earliest supporters and offered up my first review ever.  He passed away last year, leaving a major hole in the horror community.  My contribution:  “Molly”

Daniel Marc Chant  approached me for a story for this one. THE BLACK ROOM MANUSCRIPTS always delivers a star-powered cast. I didn’t hesitate in jumping aboard.  This one contains stories from Paul Tremblay, David Moody, Adam Nevill, and more. My contribution: “Orson’s Gas N’ Go”

I’ve been trying to find the time to work with Kevin Kennedy on one of his anthologies for quite a while. I’m glad we were finally able to make it happen. His horror drabbles (stories in exactly 100 words) anthology, 100 WORD HORRORS, is full of short goodies from Lisa Morton, Richard Chizmar, Gord Rollo, and many, many, many more. My contribution: “The Came for Me”

How much did I get paid for these stories? $0  Why do it?  Because I love working with this great group of editors and writers, and the ones for charities are causes I believe in and support.

Two of the covers (VS: X and 100 WORD STORIES) were created by the multi-talented Michael Bray.  Check out his website here: MichaelBray.com

My FIGHTING BACK compatriots and I were all blown away and honored to be nominated in a couple categories for the inaugural SPLATTERPUNK AWARDS taking place at this year’s KILLERCON in Texas. We’re up for Best Anthology, plus Matt Shaw, Bracken MacLeod, and myself, were each nominated in the Best Short Story category for our FIGHTING BACK contributions.

VS: X  US vs. UK EXTREME HORROR is also nominated for Best Anthology.  Congrats to Dawn and everyone else involved.

Check out the full list of categories and nominees here:  SPLATTERPUNK AWARDS NOMINATION LIST

 

You can grab all four eBooks for less than $10.  I hope you’ll consider it.

We all appreciate the support.

There is another fantastic collection I’m even more excited about on the way this June or July that we’re waiting to announce.  You guys are going to love it.

Stay tuned!

Purchase and Review FIGHTING BACK, Get a FREE eBook from this guy!

22221873_1342443159211710_2104530016438663254_n

 

#ScarySaturdays #HorrorFiction #FuckCancer #Splatterpunk
Hey gang, If you dig splatterpunk, we have a new anthology of horror stories that will satisfy your latest cravings and help you help us fight cancer.
With stories from Kristopher RuftyMatt ShawDuncan RalstonRich HawkinsW.D. Gagliani & David BentonTim Curran, and more, this collection is just 3.99 in eBook and 9.99 in paperback. All proceeds are going to charity.
Get yours tonight! Buy a copy, post your review by the end of next week and I’ll send you a free eBook of any of my novels.
Cheers!

BUY HERE: FIGHTING BACK

To get your FREE Glenn Rolfe eBook,  post a link to your review in the comments below or post it (and tag me) on Facebook. Also note which of my books you’d like a copy of :

BookCoverImagehh_v6_kindlebood and rain2016-10-23-06-33-29

OOR COVERChasingGhosts300Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00055]

#SharetheHorror  #GetRolfed

(REVIEWS) SALVAGE by Duncan Ralston and OF FOSTER HOMES AND FLIES by Chad Lutzke

26792257-_uy500_ss500_

This is the first of Duncan Ralston’s works I’ve read. What a wonderful find.

SALVAGE is a ghost/mystery story centering around Owen Saddler, Rev. Everett Crouch, and the Church of the Blessed Trinity. When Owens sister, Lori, goes off to find out the truth, she winds up finding nothing but trouble. Owen sets out to discover what happened to Lori and winds up in the quiet town of Chapel Lake An array of characters, a series of nightmares, and the mystery of what lies beneath the lake lead Owen in a desperate search to solve this mystery.

There were so many cool things about this novel. The characters are all well done and believable. The mystery of what became of the town beneath the lake (Peace Falls) is a huge driving force along with the need Ralston’s writing initiates in us to discover the truth about Rev. Crouch and his flock. My favorite characters were Owen, Howie, and, surprisingly, Jo. Its always wonderful when you pass judgement on a character upon first “meeting” them only to have the author make you change your mind.

There are plenty of religious aspects to the story, as well. A lot about faith and trust, and the power that both can wield, for better or worse. All in all, a wonderful story that had some really fantastic moments. Definitely recommended reading.

I give SALVAGE 4-4.5 stars!

Get your copy of SALVAGE   HERE

aeae34_4490417dbdc44cbc883161eb9d8a5562Duncan Ralston was born in Toronto and spent his teens in small-town Ontario. As a “grownup,” Duncan lives with his girlfriend and their dog in Toronto, where he writes dark fiction about the things that frighten, sicken, and delight him. In addition to his twisted short stories found in GRISTLE & BONE (Shadow Work Publishing), the anthologies DEATH BY CHOCOLATE (Knightwatch Press), WHAT GOES AROUND (Great British Horror), Extreme Horror Author Matt Shaw‘s EASTER EGGS & BUNNY BOILERS, and the charity anthologies BURGER VAN and THE BLACK ROOM MANUSCRIPTS Vol. 1 (Sinister Horror Company), he is the author of the novel, SALVAGE, and the novellas EVERY PART OF THE ANIMAL and WOOM, an extreme horror Black Cover book from Matt Shaw Publications. He also co-hosts the horror podcast Screen Kings, dedicated to dissecting Stephen King movies and miniseries.

51ibpafc1ol

Chad Lutzke’s novella, Of Foster Homes and Flies, is a nice change of pace for me. Its a compact little coming-of-age tale of a 12-year-old boy, his dead mother, and a spelling bee.
The twist is that his mom dies at the beginning of the book and the spelling bee he’s been living for for the last few months is still almost a week away.

Wonderfully written, this story has some real sweet spots to it. Being that it is a novella, these spots are exactly that-short but sweet. The scene with the maggots comes to mind…but also the scenes with Sam. Well done.

Lutzke professes his love for coming-of-age tales in the the “liner notes”. He can sleep well knowing that he’s added a nice little nugget under that umbrella.

Definitely worthy of your time.

I give Of Foster Homes and Flies 4 stars!

Get you copy of OF  FOSTER HOMES AND FLIES  HERE

61msypfkkl-_ux250_

Chad lives in Battle Creek, MI. with his wife and children where he works as a medical language specialist. For over two decades, he has been a contributor to several different outlets in the independent music and film scene including articles, reviews, and artwork. Chad loves music, rain, sarcasm, dry humor, and cheese. He has a strong disdain for dishonesty and hard-boiled eggs.  He has written for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Rue Morgue, andScream magazines and is a regular contributor to Horror Novel Reviews, Halloweenforevermore, and Heavy Planet.  You can find his published work here.

You can also find him lurking around the following websites:

Facebook Author page

Amazon Author page

Easter is Hell! New releases and a Horror Hound Recap!

It has been an interesting couple of weeks (or months!). We have the whole Samhain Publishing ordeal behind us (or do we? duh-duh-duh!), I attended Horror Hound  Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio, and I get to be a part of a stellar cast of rowdy writers in a rare holiday anthology that releases Sunday!

51X06UVBA-L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

With a title like EASTER EGGS & BUNNY BOILERS, anEaster Sunday release date, and  a complete madman (Matt Shaw) behind the wheel, what could go wrong? Shaw, a mean SOB of a horror writer if ever there was one, hand selected a number of talented writers from around the globe to take part in this unique holiday anthology. I was lucky to be asked to contribute and couldn’t say yes fast enough. Alongside writers such as Chantal Noordeloos, Graeme Reynolds, Duncan Ralston, Kit Power, Stuart Keane, Jim Goforth, Michael Bray, and so many more, I just hope my story garners a second look.

“Little Bunny” is sort of like if you took a dash of Alice in Wonderland, a pinch of Pet Semetary, and added it to a batch of Glenn Rolfe…that might give you an idea what you find. I knew these authors would bring the guts and the blood and the strange (and they do!), but I thought I might take a more subtle approach. I hope everyone enjoys it.

You can read an early, piece-by-piece review HERE

EASTER EGGS & BUNNY BOILERS is an eBook only anthology and is available for pre-orders now, or you can purchase it Easter Sunday (March 27th).

Amazon US

Amazon UK 

Moving right along…

This year’s Horror Hound Weekend in Cincinnati was supposed to be a gathering of friends in the Samhain Publishing world…well, with the company shutting down, they of course, pulled out of the event.  It really sucked. I had worked last summer with editor, Don D’Auria, to have my novella collection together and released just in time for the annual convention. WHERE NIGHTMARES BEGIN was put together and ready to go!  And a month before release– BAM!  Damn.

My in-laws live  45 minutes from Cincinnati, so we made the hike anyway! I bought a pass for Horror Hound Weekend and carted my books around in my Samhain backpack. I had no table, but thanks to the many connections made last year and the months that followed, I was able to sell a decent amount of copies by setting up face-to-face meetings with a number of Samhain fans. So a HUGE thank you to everyone that met up with me and conducted sketchy business in the halls of the convention center!

Here are some pics from my 2 days:

It was great to see some familiar faces and make some new friends!

Lastly,

We’re all waiting to see what comes out of these behind closed door meetings from our Samhain boss. She’s trying to find a  way to keep us going or our books available. We’ll see. I’ve been approached by a couple of other publishers about future works, so we won’t be waiting long to land elsewhere. Sinister Grin Press is certainly going to be there for all of you Samhain fans. They’ve been publishing Kristopher Rufty, David Bernstein, Adam Cesare, and most recently, Jonathan Janz. I’ll have a novella with them in January and possibly more… we’ll see, but good things are on the horizon for the company and I’m happy to be a part of the SGP future.

I’ll also be publishing my next collection of short fiction sometime later this year along with attending Scares That Care this July in Virginia.

Be sure to check out my interviews and the latest  reviews for THINGS WE FEAR and WHERE NIGHTMARES BEGIN

I have interviews coming up on the blog with reviewer, Duane Mincel, authors David Bernstein and Lucas Mangum, and I’ll be posting reviews for books from David Mitchell, Brian Keene, Tim Waggoner, and many more.

Oh, and the Guns N’ Roses reunion gigs are just around the corner! PUMPED!

Happy spring!

 

 

 

“Glenn Rolfe’s new thriller is addictive. A quick, compelling read.”

ThingsWeFear (2)

“Glenn Rolfe’s new thriller (Things We Fear)  is addictive. A quick, compelling read.” – Duncan Ralston, author of SALVAGE

duncgrist sa

Duncan Ralston has landed some tremendous praise for his debut novel, SALVAGE, and also for his collection, GRISTLE & BONE.  Follow him on GoodReads and check him out at DuncanRalston.com

E-Book lovers, be sure to pre-order your copy of THINGS WE FEAR at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Samhain Horror.

The novella will also be available in print via my novella collection, WHERE NIGHTMARES BEGIN.

Both pieces will be available MARCH 8th from Samhain Horror.