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Where Nightmares Begin by Glenn Rolfe

Where Nightmares Begin

by Glenn Rolfe

Giveaway ends April 12, 2016.

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I’ll also have a Blood and Rain giveaway starting next month. Stay tuned!

Also, if you haven’t yet, I’ve heard nothing but great things about this collection from Mark Allan Gunnells- Flowers in the Dumpster.  Click the cover below to get the eBook for 99 cents!

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-GR

 

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!

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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).

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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!

 

 

 

Simple but So Damn Cool! A Tweet from Jack Ketchum

Friday afternoon my friend Max Booth III (I cal him MB3) messaged me…. I clicked the link

And this popped up:

 

: Glenn Rolfe’s THINGS WE FEAR, summer fun and psychopaths…

It’s no Glenn Rolfe is amazing and makes me want to be a better writer…but it’s pretty damn cool!

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I met Jack Ketchum in 2014 at the World Horror Convention in Portland, Oregon. He was super cool and we actually had a pretty great conversation earlier in the day. He was excited to find that I was working with Don D’Auria and had nothing but nice things to say about Mr. D and wished me well with my then first novella (Abram’s Bridge).

Fast forward a little less than two years and BAM!  I get that Tweet!

Ketchum’s influence is apparent in my latest piece, Things We Fear. We all know about his ability to scare the shit out of us with a group of creepy people living in a cave down by the water…but the stories that really get to me out the ones where Ketchum paints monsters out of the people we run into every day. In Red, he gave us a family of assholes. In Cover, we get a vet who slips too far over the edge, in The Girl Next Door…well, that one takes the cake, doesn’t it? The horrible woman who puts innocence in harm’s way without a glint of remorse.

In TWF, I made a monster out of the gym teacher from high school with the perfect smile and pile of muscles. Mr. Too Good to be True. I take our Perfect Smile and turn him into a cold, sadistic killer. A trick I learned from one of the masters.

At the end of the day, I am uber-plussed by this shout-out from one of my heroes. I hope to continue busting my butt, challenging myself to writer better, and trying to follow in his massive footsteps.

Thank you, sir!

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I also learned how to NOT look at the camera from him….

Pick up an eBook copy of THINGS WE FEAR today at any of the following links:

AMAZON     Barnes and Noble  Google Play    Samhain Horror

If you prefer reading Print, TWF also appears in my new novella collection, WHERE NIGHTMARES BEGIN alongside ABRAM’S BRIDGE and BOOM TOWN, available in print edition at the following links:

AMAZON     SAMHAIN HORROR

 

 

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

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

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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.

New Plans and Hope for 2016. Plenty of Cool on the Way!

Hey guys!  I know I posted about my tentative release schedule for 2016 a few months ago…since them a few things have changed.

The Samhain Publishing/ Don D’Auria split.

I love Don and wish he was still with the company, but things happen. Companies have the right to make whatever changes they see fit.  The way it went down could have been handled better on all ends, but  now, it is what it is. Let’s move forward. I know Don and his reputation and his track record in the horror genre will find him in a better place sooner than later. I hope to work with him again wherever that is.

As for Samhain, I’m also excited to see what 2016 and these new changes brings. We have a great new editor. I just finished collaborating with her on the edits for my next Samhain piece, the novella, THINGS WE FEAR. If you are worried about what the final product is going to look like under a new editor…don’t. We are in very capable hands.

I look forward to working with the company on my November 2016, the reprint of my first novel, The Haunted Halls.

As for the future…I will stay on with Samhain in an author relations role.  I enjoy helping my fellow stablemate out in any way that I can. Don gave me his blessing to do so, and I intend on making sure his “chosen” are well tended to.

I won’t waste my time or energy on any of the negative vibes that came after the company/editor split, and neither should you. Let’s keep it on the Pos and walk on.

Here’s my plan for 2016 (as of this moment):

I have THINGS WE FEAR (novella) in March with Samhain.

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I have WHERE NIGHTMARES BEGIN (novella collection featuring Abram’s Bridge, Boom Town and Things We Fear) also in March with Samhain.

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I Have THE HAUNTED HALLS (reprint 1st novel) in November with Samhain, as well.

I have a finished novella, THE LAST SHOW. Not sure where it will come out. It is sitting with a publisher right now, so I hope to have news on that in the next couple of months.

My next new novel, WINDOW, is nearly complete, but I will be holding onto that one while I set to work on my next big project…

That brings me to the next collection. I haven’t decided on a title for it yet (it was World Coming Down-it may still be).

Here’s what I know. I want this collection to bury SLUSH . I loved that collection, but i intend for this one to be EPIC. I will be including at least two new novellas in the collection along with a variety of horror and sci-fi-tinged short stories. This one should wind up twice the size of SLUSH.

I will keep you posted on the progress.

So…expect to see the above mentioned Samhain titles and the collection in 2016.

WINDOW, THE LAST SHOW, and my other novel, BECOMING, may not make it out there until 2017. But that’s more than okay.  I want them to be the best possible pieces I can create, so there really is no rush.

Oh, and if this Guns N’ Roses Reunion tour happens?  I’ll be too distracted to work.

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Stay tuned, people….and Stay Gold.