First, let me share a few words about Cemetery Dance Publications, because I love everything they do over there…
Cemetery Dance has been around forever it seems. If I recall, it started as a magazine in the early 1980s, which is still being published today. I started collecting the very collectible magazine a little later than I’d have liked, and back issues now are almost nonexistent. It’s that popular, because it’s that good, offering articles, columns, photos and artwork, interviews, and short fiction by some of the greatest horror authors out there, past and present.
Cemetery Dance is owned and run by Richard Chizmar, a great writer in the genre himself, with credits to his name for movie and TV scripts (The Washingtonians, From a Buick 8), short stories, and a number of edited horror-story anthologies that I relish—including October Dreams I and II, The Best of Cemetery Dance Volumes I and II, and Turn Down the Lights.
Everything Cemetery Dance touches is hugely and consistently successful; and it is one of my favorite publishers of high quality horror.
Later, after many years of magazine publishing, Cemetery Dance added books to its lineup, and is now one of the top purveyors of beautifully crafted hard-cover editions of new material as well as reprints of classic horror novels by the greats, such as Stephen King’s The Shining, IT, Carrie, and Salem’s Lot. I also recently read that Chizmar has added affordable ebooks to the roster.
Everything is available, as well as more details on CD’S products here:
Now, Let’s Talk Some About Haven…
A new novel: Haven is now available from Cemetery Dance. Here’s a link to the writeup and where you can get a copy, etc., followed by a blurb about the book by author Tom Heady.
I hope you’ll go over and visit Richard and Cemetery Dance at their website: http://www.cemeterydance.com.
Join me and countless other readers and collectors and lovers of horror fiction and pick up an issue or subscription to Cemetery Dance magazine; grab a book or an ebook. It’s important to support good publishers, good fiction, and the authors and business owners who make it all happen.
Cheers & Happy Horrors.
“Haven is a big, generous, Stephen King-like small town boys vs. monster epic.”
— Stewart O’Nan, author of The Night Country and A Prayer for the Dying
Haven by Tom Deady
About the Book:
‘In 1961, the small town of Haven thought they’d gotten rid of their monster.
After a series of child killings, Paul Greymore was caught carrying a wounded girl. His face, disfigured from a childhood accident, seemed to confirm he was the monster the community hoped to banish. With Paul in prison, the killings stopped.
For seventeen years, Haven was peaceful again. But Paul served his time and has now returned to Haven–the town where he grew up, and the scene of his alleged crimes. Paul insists he didn’t commit those crimes, and several townspeople believe him including the local priest, a young boy named Denny, and his best friend Billy.
Trouble is, now that Paul is back home, the bizarre killings have started again–and the patterns match the deaths from Haven’s past. If Paul isn’t the killer, who is?
Or WHAT is? An unlikely band of adventurers attempts to uncover the truth, delving into long-hidden tunnels that might actually be inhabited by a strange, predatory creature.
Haven is a compelling horror epic in the spirit of It or Summer of Night, and a stunning debut novel from a gifted author who knows that the darkest horrors lurk inside human beings, even when there is a monster on the loose.’
Published as a Hardcover Limited Edition:
• Limited to just 750 signed and numbered copies
• Personally signed by the author on a unique signature page
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
• Retail price just $40!