Friday, September 14th
TRUST (Short Story)
This title will be released as a standalone eBook, then it will see print in October's annual anthology of dark fiction from Etopia Press.
Tuesday, September 25th
Black Dog and Leventhal
This is the latest installment in New York Times Bestselling author John Skipp's subgenre-specific mega-anthos. My first fiction sale was to an earlier entry in this series: Werewolves and Shapeshifters. Here I'm working with Scott Bradley once again, this time bringing you a sharp little number called "Straycation." Hope you'll check it out.
How can you go wrong with this lineup?
Jim ShepardEdgar Allan Poe
Laura Lee Bahr
Joe R. Lansdale
Mercedes M. Yardley
Steve Rasnic Tem
David J. Schow
Kevin L. Donihe
Scott Bradley and Peter Giglio
Tuesday, October 16th
This is the first of many collaborative novels from Scott Bradley and Peter Giglio.
Here's the skinny:
Ben Pilot was a TV star, until some bad decisions cost him his career,
wife, and child. Now broke and alone, he manages a video store in the
shadows of Hollywood.
But tonight, the shadows just woke up, crawling across the face of Los Angeles. It’s a sentient Darkness that can shut down your power, tear you to pieces, or peer deep into your soul.
If Ben wants to save his family, he will have to move fast, across a blackened nightmare landscape of rampaging death and possession.
Where the light is the only safe place to hide. Too bad it’s dying fast…
"An ass-kicking one-night-only L.A. apocalypse of the soul."
- John Skipp
"One hell of a writing team... read anything they produce."
- Joe R. Lansdale
"This is the perfect example of why horror matters."
- Joe McKinney
"...a unique, frighteningly potent force of evil and its impact on one man, his estranged wife, and their child."
- Mark Protosevich, screenwriter of The Cell and I Am Legend
October (Date TBD)
Edgar is a ghost cursed to spend his nights at Sunfall Manor, an apartment complex that was once a farmhouse in the flatlands of Nebraska. Every night he must move through five different dwellings, haunted by the living–a drunken and paranoid writer, an abused housewife, a colder-than-ice web-mistress, a two-bit drug dealer, and a crazy old man who plays with puppets–trying to unlock the secrets of who he is. But tonight is different. The lost souls of Sunfall Manor are ready to give up the ghost, and the past is ready to open its cold, unforgiving arms.
"Sunfall Manor is a gem of a story that reminds me of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio ... vignettes of lives lived and lost with touches of sadness, regret, and vengeance. A tale sure to send more than a few shivers up your spine ... and your soul."
—Rick Hautala, author of INDIAN SUMMER and LITTLE BROTHERS
“A lesser thinker might have been content with a haunted house story. A lesser storyteller might have been content with a tale of discovery, or perhaps one of ghostly revenge. But Peter Giglio has more up his sleeve than ghosts and creepy old houses. He’s even got more than mere philosophy.”
—Bram Stoker Award winner Joe McKinney, from his introduction
"Any horror fan who's properly awake has been following the crazily productive visionary exactitude of Peter Giglio. He slings plainsong toughness pressurized by pop-eyed mania. SUNFALL MANOR's not his debut, though it's his debut masterpiece: A cold-trance-inducing, five-click merry-go-round about a rundown dwelling in the flatlands that feels more like a schizoid colony in outer space. This thing should be a major film, though we'll have to wake up Kubrick to do it right. A work of art that you'll be judged for missing."
—Eric Shapiro, author of SHORT OF A PICNIC and STORIES FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
This anthology includes the short story "Eyeballs and Assholes in El Paso" by Scott Bradley and Peter Giglio.
I just ran across this information on the VAO Publishing website:
Due to production snags, VAO Publishing regrets the need to push the release of Border Noir to December 2012.