|Dimensions||9 x 6 x 1 in|
Each story features an original full page/full bleed color illustration by artist Zach McCain.
Every story within Christmas Horror Volume 1 is newly written by each author specifically for this book.
Trade Paperback ISBN (6″x9″, 130 pages, perfect binding): 978-1-62641-118-0
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in eighteen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies. He has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others. His novella Bubba Hotep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road” was adapted to film for Showtime’s “Masters of Horror.” He is currently co-producing several films, among them The Bottoms, based on his Edgar Award-winning novel, with Bill Paxton and Brad Wyman, and The Drive-In, with Greg Nicotero. He is Writer In Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University, and is the founder of the martial arts system Shen Chuan: Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan Family System. He is a member of both the United States and International Martial Arts Halls of Fame. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.
Nate Southard’s books include Scavengers, This Little Light of Mine, Red Sky, Just Like Hell, Broken Skin, and He Stepped Through. His short fiction has appeared in such venues as Cemetery Dance, Black Static, Thuglit, and the anthology Supernatural Noir. His short stories “Going Home, Ugly Stick in Hand” and “The Blisters On My Heart” have received honorable mentions in The Year’s Best Horror, and he earned a Bram Stoker Award nomination for his story “In the Middle of Poplar Street.” A graduate of The University of Texas with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film, Nate lives in Austin, Texas with his cat.
The writer is not the infamous Stephen King antihero Mort Rainey, but the far more nefarious author of the novels Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with Elizabeth Massie, HarperCollins), Balak (Wildside Books), The Lebo Coven (Thomson Gale/Five Star Books, Crossroad Press), The Nightmare Frontier (Sarob Press, Crossroad Press), Blue Devil Island (Thomson Gale/Five Star Books, Marietta), and The Monarchs (Crossroad Press); three short story collections; and over 100 published works of short fiction.
Those with long memories may recall that I edited Deathrealm magazine, from 1987 to 1997. In its decade-long history, Deathrealm won a bunch of nice awards and featured hundreds of short stories, poems, and essays by authors ranging from the most established professionals to young, aspiring first-timers, many of whom proceeded to carve out names for themselves in the horror/dark fantasy field.
In 2004, I edited a new anthology for Delirium Books, titled Deathrealms, which features a wide selection of short stories from the magazine. I’ve edited a couple of other anthologies as well. The Song of Cthulhu (Chaosium) features 20 stories of Lovecraftian horror, and I have co-edited (with James Robert Smith) an anthology for Arkham House titled Evermore, which features short stories about Edgar Allan Poe.
“Jeff Strand is a funny, deeply disturbed individual.”
—Jack Ketchum, author of Off Season and The Girl Next Door
Jeff Strand is the four-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of such books as PRESSURE, DWELLER, A BAD DAY FOR VOODOO, DEAD CLOWN BARBECUE, and a bunch of others. He also conveniently wrote WOLF HUNT, which made it a lot easier to get permission to write the sequel. Future novels may or may not include WOLF HUNT 3, WOLF HUNT 4, WOLF HUNT 5, WOLF HUNT 6, or WOLF HUNT: ALL-VAMPIRE EDITION. Foolish mortals can visit his website at www.jeffstrand.com.
Shane McKenzie is the author of Infinity House, All You Can Eat, Bleed on Me, Jacked, Addicted to the Dead, Muerte Con Carne, Escape from Shit Town (co-authored with Sam W. Anderson and Erik Williams), Fat Off Sex and Violence, Fairy, The Bingo Hall, and many more to come. He is also the editor at Sinister Grin Press. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and daughter. He eats his portion of meat every day and has the most amazing Corpse Snuff collection you’ve ever seen.
Cody Goodfellow has written five novels–his latest is Repo Shark (Broken River Books)– and co-wrote three more with John Skipp. His first two collections, Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars and All-Monster Action, each received the Wonderland Book Award. He wrote, co-produced and scored the short Lovecraftian hygiene film Stay At Home Dad, which can be viewed on YouTube. He is also a director of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival-Los Angeles and cofounder of Perilous Press, an occasional micropublisher of modern cosmic horror. He lives in Burbank, California, and is currently working on building a perfect bowling team.
John Skipp is a New York Times bestselling author, editor, film director, zombie godfather, compulsive collaborator, musical pornographer, black-humored optimist and all-around Renaissance mutant. His early novels from the 1980s and 90s pioneered the graphic, subversive, high-energy form known as splatterpunk. His anthology Book of the Dead was the beginning of modern post-Romero zombie literature. His work ranges from hardcore horror to whacked-out Bizarro to scathing social satire, all brought together with his trademark cinematic pace and intimate, unflinching, unmistakable voice. From young agitator to hilarious elder statesman, Skipp remains one of genre fiction’s most colorful characters.
J. F. Gonzalez is the author of several novels of horror and dark suspense and over eighty short stories and novellas. Christmas Horror Volume 1 is dedicated to his memory (J. F. passed away in 2014).
William Meikle is a Scottish writer with over a dozen novels published in the genre press and over 200 short story credits in thirteen countries. He is the author of the ongoing Midnight Eye series among others, and his work appears in a number of professional anthologies. His ebook THE INVASION has been as high as #2 in the Kindle SF charts. He lives in a remote corner of Newfoundland with icebergs, whales and bald eagles for company.
Zach McCain is an internationally published artist who is primarily known for his illustration and cover artwork in the horror and science fiction genres. He has worked on hundreds of books for numerous publishers. His work ranges from book and magazine illustration to graphic design, album art, DVD and poster work for films, and RPG games. Mediums often used are oils as well as pencil, ink, and digital.
As a fan of Stephen King Zach started out doing graphics and web work for The Dark Tower Compendium, a Stephen King fan website. He continued to do Stephen King fan artwork in his spare time and eventually got work with small horror publishers and Cemetery Dance Magazine. A couple of pieces of his fan artwork were featured in Knowing Darkness: The Art of Stephen King published by Centipede Press. He continues to do artwork for Stephen King projects including books and film as well as private commissions for fans.
He is also the graphic designer for dark fiction publisher DarkFuse and he is currently working on his own comic book series in his spare time.
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Introducing the new Dark Regions Press holiday anthology series: Christmas Horror edited by Chris Morey. Volume 1 features all new and original stories from authors Joe R. Lansdale, John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, Jeff Strand, J. F. Gonzalez, Stephen Mark Rainey, Nate Southard, Shane McKenzie and (in deluxe hardcover retail editions only) William Meikle. Each story is preceded by a full page/full bleed color illustration by artist Zach McCain.
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