While we’ll continue to release anthologies, our focus for the next 18 months will be on individual story collections, novels, and novellas. We believe that the following authors and books best represent the next phase of Cemetery Gates Media and we’re proud to feature these artists.
Where the Devil Waits (Coming May 22)
A novella from Welsey Southard and Mark Steensland
All Frank wanted from his Friday night was to drink beer and bullshit with his friends: Chris, Doug, and Stan. But when Stan challenges them to test a local urban legend about a church where you can race the devil, things get hot fast. Old conflicts soon surface and Frank finds himself going along for the ride just to keep the peace. At the church, Stan shows them how it’s done, running the race and claiming he won, which means the devil is now his personal genie. After Frank runs the race and loses, he quickly dismisses his supposed fate—that he’ll die before sunrise—as just another attempt by Stan to get back at him for stealing his girlfriend. But before the night is over, all four find themselves in a new reality, where the supernatural has suddenly become normal, and Stan’s power grows to terrifying heights. Will these friends find a way to defeat someone in league with the devil, or will they succumb to the awful fate he has planned for each of them?
Find out more about the book here!
Six Rooms (Coming Summer 2021)
A novel from Gemma Amor
“They say that when one door closes, another opens. Certainly this is true of death, or so we are led to believe: when life gently latches the gate behind us, death is there to welcome us through a portal held wide.”
Gemma Amor is a Bram Stoker Award nominated horror fiction author, podcaster and voice actor based in the UK. Her books include Cruel Works of Nature, Dear Laura, White Pines, Girl on Fire, and These Wounds We Make. She’s also co-creator, writer and voice actor for horror-comedy podcast Calling Darkness, starring Kate Siegel. Her stories feature on the NoSleep Podcast, Shadows at the Door, Creepy and the Grey Rooms podcast.
Sometimes We’re Cruel and Other Stories (Coming August 2021)
A collection from J.A.W. McCarthy
A town where people go missing and inexplicably return as cruel versions of themselves.
A not-quite-human mother races against time to build a new body for her ailing daughter.
Lovesick ghosts inhabit the body parts of living people in a world where the only other choice is amputation.
A woman takes extreme measures to combat the repercussions of a childhood hazing ritual gone wrong.
Obsession. Selfishness. Cruelty. Doppelgängers. In these dark, speculative stories—six reprints and six never before published, including the novelette “Girls Tied to Trees”—J.A.W. McCarthy explores how far humans and the not-quite-human will go to tame the darkness in their world and within themselves.
The Mayor of Halloween is Missing! (Coming Sept/Oct 2021)
The first children’s book from Cemetery Gates Media!
A silly Halloween adventure with spooky elements for early readers (6-9 years) from debut author Emily S. Sullivan. The book will feature illustrations from the author/illustrator of the Jennifer Strange series Cat Scully!
Burn the Plans (Coming Jan 2022)
A collection from Tyler Jones
From Tyler Jones (author of Criterium, The Dark Side of the Room, and Almost Ruth) comes Burn the Plans, a collection featuring fourteen tales of supernatural suspense.
In “A Sharp Black Line” children go missing whenever a ghostly island appears in the center of a river during a storm, and a father must make a terrible choice.
Two young brothers are tasked with burying the family dog, and uncover dark family secrets in “Trigger.”
In “Red Hands” a disturbed man goes on a killing spree, and his childhood friend suspects it has something to do with what they found, many years ago, hidden in a cave.
A courtroom sketch artist draws the evil she cannot see in “The Devil on the Stand.”
A young boy sets out to get photographic proof of the ghosts that haunt his home in “Boo!”
Grotesque government experiments, a remote viewer who blurs past and future, a crate that contains ancient evil, and bloodthirsty machines are all part of the world in which these tales take place.
Featuring thirteen short stories and one novelette, Burn the Plans is a relentless journey into the dark places we end up when all of our plans go wrong.
Beulah (Coming early 2022)
A debut novel from Christi Nogle
Beulah is the story of Georgie, an eighteen-year-old with a talent (or affliction) for seeing ghosts. Georgie and her family have had a hard time since her father died, but she and her mother Gina and sisters Tommy and Stevie are making a new start in the small town of Beulah, Idaho where Gina’s wealthy friend Ellen has set them up to help renovate an old stone schoolhouse. Georgie experiences a variety of disturbances—the town is familiar from dreams and she seems to be experiencing her mother’s memory of the place, not to mention the creepy ghost in the schoolhouse basement—but she is able to maintain, in her own laconic way, until she notices that her little sister Stevie also has the gift. Stevie is in danger from a malevolent ghost, and Georgie tries to help, but soon Georgie is the one in danger.
Christi Nogle’s fiction has appeared in publications such as Pseudopod, Vastarien, Tales to Terrify, and Three-lobed Burning Eye. Christi teaches English at Boise State University and lives in Boise with her partner Jim and their gorgeous dogs. Follow her at christinogle.com or on Twitter @christinogle
Four Novellas from Glen Krisch (Coming 2022/2023)
The not yet titled novella quartet from Glen will contain two reprints Loss and Husks(limited release) and two brand new stories: Upheaval and This Town.
After Angie Chandler’s husband dies in a car crash in which she was driving, her life comes undone. Angie’s life soon spirals down a dark path of alcohol and pills. In the blur of constant self-medication, Angie is in no position to know what is happening to her. Is Paul haunting her? Has she gone mad? Or is there another possibility, something far worse?
Knowing she would soon die, Hank Moreland’s wife made him promise to continue on in her absence. He now wanders through America’s Dust Bowl, near-death and with a sandstorm nipping at his heels. He’s taken in by Ollie and Margo, who scratch out a rough existence in the barren land. But Hank soon learns things are not always what they seem.
Will McKee works as a janitor at a food sciences laboratory. His son, Adam, has terminal leukemia. Desperate, and with no other options, Will steals an experimental enzyme that could potentially help his son fight his disease. While Adam soon shows remarkable improvement, there’s a devastating side effect: an insatiable hunger that can be passed on through a single human bite.
It’s 1989. The last of the pre-internet kids are starting high school. A beautiful girl moves to town, and much to their surprise, she befriends a group of outsiders. Everything looks to be on the upswing, until the new girl is found murdered. After the police department hits a dead end in their investigation, the kids take it upon themselves to find the killer, no matter who might ultimately be responsible.
Glen Krisch’s novels include Amazon Bestseller WHERE DARKNESS DWELLS, THE NIGHTMARE WITHIN, NOTHING LASTING, ARKADIUM RISING, ECHOES OF VIOLENCE, and LITTLE WHISPERS.