Author Donating Story Sales to Brain Cancer Research

68d36afb2fcfda3ae627830b8e3ce9a5cfc6e322Author F.R. Michaels is donating the sales of his short story, “Pale Pink Walls and White Furniture,” to brain cancer research. It was published on April 26 and is available for $0.99 on Smashwords, which gives this description of the story a “man awakens to a series of disturbing disjointed illusions, revealing, piece by piece, a hideous truth that will blur the lines between consciousness and oblivion, sanity and madness, and life and death.”

Click here if you want to purchase the story from Smashwords or here from Amazon.



New E-books from NEHW Members

In the last few weeks, members of the New England Horror Writers’  organization have published new stories in e-book form.

Author Tracy L. Carbone, editor of Epitaphs, recently released The Folks, her first venture into the e-book market place.

In The Folks, Valerie and her young daughter are relieved to stumble upon Hardscrabble Farm after their car gets a flat tire late at night. “The farm is surrounded by an army of scarecrows, but the warm safe house beckons to them.” Once arriving, “they discover that the horrible secrets kept by the farm’s owner Clara Rantoul are far more sinister than they could have imagined.”

Her second offering, One Minute, is a Twilight Zone-esque tale about three people in a love triangle discovering “the cruel irony that all life can change in just one minute.”

Her current offering is Pretty Pig Let Me In, which tells the story of Paula, whose “gluttony has always served her well, has driven her hunger for success and wealth. But when she sets her sights on winning over a rich man, ‘be careful what you wish for’ takes on a gruesome new meaning.”

Paula’s gluttony has always served her well, has driven her hunger for success and wealth. But when she sets her sites on winning over a rich man, “be careful what you wish” for takes on a gruesome new meaning.

Carbone hopes to have a large collection of stories and a couple of novels available on Amazon in the coming months.

According to the description on Amazon, Mark Edward Hall’s Apocalypse Island is about young women being stalked and slaughtered in Portland and how Danny Wolf is witnessing these crimes in his dreams. “Wolf, a gifted musician and newly released from prison, has no memory of his early childhood, but discovers that he spent his first eight years in a Catholic orphanage on a mysterious island off the coast of Maine. Soon the killings become more bold and gruesome, as members of the church begin to die. Enter Police Lieutenant Rick Jennings and his young assistant Laura Higgins. They discover a government conspiracy involving the Catholic Church, and a cold war mind control program known as MK-Ultra. Danny Wolf becomes the number one suspect in the murders, but no one, not even Wolf, is prepared for what they discover on Apocalypse Island, a mind blowing secret that was supposed to stay hidden forever.”

Hall also released Feast of Fear, which contains four horrifying tales and the first four chapters of his upcoming novel, Soul Thief.

John Grover’s Echo Lake-A Short Story is a sample of his work.  Amazon’s description said, “Ryan didn’t know why he’d come back. He just had to see it one more time. Echo Lake waited for him, looking exactly the same after all these years. The tragedy that happened there was still alive and well in Ryan’s mind. His little sister drowned in that damned lake. She was not the first, probably wouldn’t be the last. He’d come back because of her, because of that day. See, there was something else there. Something in the lake. Something in the water. He couldn’t see it. He couldn’t hear it but Ryan knew. The drowning was no accident. Something took her.”

Online Journal Publishes Author’s Flash Fiction Story

This Flash Fiction story by NEHW member, David L. Tamarin, originally appeared on the Three Minute Plastic website.

Gravity by David L. Tamarin

Does gravity always work? Surely, once in awhile, it just stops working. After all, nothing is perfect. Dr. Shingles decided to perform a test. He was sick of being considered a failure.

He held the newborn baby above his head on the roof of the hospital. It had been a rough day. Seven of his patients had died, and two nurses. When he raided the pharmacy and shot opiates he would slip (oops!) with the knife during surgery or nod off with his hands deep inside someone’s stomach. He’d wake up in blood to the sounds of the nurses screaming (and that one crazy nurse with the cross eyes and death breath giggling).

Sometimes he would doubt his medical skills, like when he would put organs back in the wrong place (like a nurse’s mouth) or, as had been happening quite frequently, he would forgot he was delivering a baby and would think he was there to perform an abortion and things got crazy.

At a lecture, he heard a scientist on acid explaining how physics is about perfection, and that gravity is a perfect and consistent force in the universe.

“Perfect and consistent,” brooded the Doctor. “No one has ever said that about me”. He was upset because he made another transplant mix-up and both the donor and the beneficiary died screaming, blood spraying everywhere. The Boss wanted to have a talk with him.

The Doctor was lost in thoughts about perfection and angels and awards for Doctor of the Year. He obsessed on memories of being called a failure, by the families and attorneys of his surgical victims, and the medical community at large.

But if there were a way for to him to see gravity fail just one little bit he would feel so much better. I’m not a perfect doctor, but even good old mighty “Mr. Perfect” gravity fucks up sometimes, he tried to reassure himself.

He tossed the baby into the concrete parking lot, waiting for gravity to dysfunction and make him feel better about the universe and his place in it.

He felt a splattering and thought to himself, I guess gravity worked that time.

An alien who was observing this from deep in space climaxed at the moment the concrete rushed up and broke open the baby.

Magazine Promotes NEHW Member

Author Kris Triana’s new piece of fiction, “Giving from the Broken Down Bottom,” is now up at Spinetingler Mag (

He hopes readers will leave him comments about his story after reading it.

According to the magazine’s website, Spinetingler Magazine was created to entertain its audience while it promotes and enhances the profile of talented emerging writers using the forum of electronic publishing.

“We know there are a lot of great stories out there that should have a place where they can be told, so we are providing that venue for them,” the website said.

Author’s New Short Story and Upcoming Appearance

Author Kurt Newton’s short story, “Space Sucks…and Then You Die,” is now available in issue #8 of Polluto (

Newton calls his story “a blackly humorous and nourish tale of pool sharks, bar flies and the ultimate payback.”

Newton will be appearing at the Hebron Harvest Fair with other NEHW authors from Sept. 8 through 11. He will be selling and signing copies of Breaking Eggs, a novella he co-wrote with L.L Soares. He will also have two poetry collections on hand, The Ultimate perVERSEities and Life Among the Dream Merchants.

Author’s Story Included in Second Syllabus

Author Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s short story “Wailing Station,” which was a Toasted Cheese contest winner and was included in a syllabus for a course at Wolfeboro, NH’s Brewster Academy last year, has now been added to the syllabus for Composition II: Introduction to Literature at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Mass.

Anyone can read the original version (it has since been tightened up) of the story here:

For more information about Schoonover, check out her website:

An Author Who Writes and Acts

Writer/actor David L. Tamarin does it all from writing columns, articles, and screenplays to acting in movies and television shows.

Tamarin writes the column “Ugly World” for the Severed Cinema website ( The new column should be up by the end of April or the beginning of May.

He has an article, “Interesting Paraphilias” in the new issue of Girls and Corpses. The magazine now sells a card for your wallet that says, “if I die, cannibals and necrophiliacs can have my body.” He developed the idea and sold it to the magazine. The cards can be purchased at

He writes film reviews for His current reviews are of The Manson Family and Seven Days.

He co-wrote the screenplay for Countess Bathoria’s Graveyard Picture Show, which debuted at the Festival of Fear in Quebec. Since it was decided to add more to the film, there is a new scene that he wrote and acted in. In the scene, he is tortured and killed by a doll, which was filmed in Canada a few months ago. The film is in advanced post-production status and will be available on DVD in the future.

He can be seen in the film, Beg, portraying a drunken frat guy dressed like a scarecrow. There is no release date yet. It stars Tony Todd and other genre legends.

Along with movies, he can be seen eating cake in the premiere episode of ABC’s Body of Proof, which aired in March. He has acted in another film, Legless, which premiered last month. He also acted in the video, Legless, which is the movie’s theme song by Sorrowseed.

NEHW member’s new short story available now

New England Horror Writer member Kristi Petersen Schoonover has a new Christmas horror story, “Jingle Shells,” available at Full of Crow (
According to its website, Full Of Crow Quarterly Fiction is diverse, eclectic in style, and features a broad range of contributors from published authors to emerging writers. It is collected fiction that is presented in online quarterly issues which is edited by Paul Corman-Roberts. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.