Archive for March, 2009

Like a Chinese Tattoo is nominated for the Bram Stoker Award!

Posted in News on March 24th, 2009 by Bill – 2 Comments

We are pleased to announce that the latest title from Dark Arts Books–LIKE A CHINESE TATTOO–was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology. 

The Bram Stoker Awards are awarded every year by the Horror Writers Association for superior achievement in horror.  This year, the Stoker Awards will be handed out during the Stoker Awards Weekend, June 12-14 in Burbank, CA.

We congratulate all the nominees, and especially the authors from TATTOO–Cullen Bunn, JA Konrath, David Thomas Lord and Rick R. Reed.

Here is a complete list of the Stoker Award Nominees:

 

Superior Achievement in a Novel
Coffin Country by Gary Braunbeck (Leisure Books)
The Reach by Nate Kenyon (Leisure Books)
Duma Key by Stephen King (Scribner)
Johnny Gruesome by Gregory Lamberson (Bad Moon Books/Medallion Press)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Midnight on Mourn Street by Christopher Conlon (Earthling Publications)
The Gentling Box by Lisa Mannetti (Dark Hart Press)
Monster Behind the Wheel by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin (Delirium Books)
The Suicide Collectors by David Oppegaard (St. Martin’s Press)
Frozen Blood by Joel A. Sutherland (Lachesis Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

The Shallow End of the Pool by Adam-Troy Castro (Creeping Hemlock Press)
Miranda by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books)
Redemption Roadshow by Weston Ochse (Burning Effigy Press)
The Confessions of St. Zach by Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon Books)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

“Petrified” by Scott Edelman (Desolate Souls)
“The Lost” by Sarah Langan (Cemetery Dance Publications)
“The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft” by Nick Mamatas and Tim Pratt (Chizine)
“Evidence of Love in a Case of Abandonment” by M. Rickert (Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
“Turtle” by Lee Thomas (Doorways)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Like a Chinese Tattoo , edited by Bill Breedlove (Dark Arts Books)
Horror Library, Vol. 3, edited by R.J. Cavender (Cutting Block Press)
Beneath the Surface, edited by Tim Deal (Shroud Publishing)
Unspeakable Horror, edited by Vince A. Liaguno and Chad Helder (Dark Scribe Press)

Superior Achievement in a Collection

The Number 121 to Pennsylvania by Kealan Patrick Burke (Cemetery Dance Publications)
Mama’s Boy and Other Dark Tales by Fran Friel (Apex Publications)
Just After Sunset by Stephen King (Scribner)
Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters by John Langan (Prime Books)
Gleefully Macabre Tales by Jeff Strand (Delirium Books)

Superior Achievement in Nonfiction

Cheap Scares by Gregory Lamberson (McFarland)
Zombie CSU by Jonathan Maberry (Citadel Press)
A Hallowe’en Anthology by Lisa Morton (McFarland)
The Book of Lists: Horror by Amy Wallace, Del Howison and Scott Bradley (HarperCollins)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

The Nightmare Collection by Bruce Boston (Dark Regions Press)
The Phantom World by Gary William Crawford (Sam’s Dot Publishing)
Virgin of the Apocalypse by Corrine De Winter (Sam’s Dot Publishing)
Attack of the Two-Headed Poetry Monster by Mark McLaughlin and Michael McCarty (Skullvines Press)

Welcome! (Or, Welcome Back!)

Posted in Blog on March 23rd, 2009 by Bill – Be the first to comment

Thanks to everyone for all your patience, as you can see we are finally close to done with the relaunch of the site. 

We’ve tried to improve the functionality and look and feel of things, hopefully it will make it a more pleasant experience for surfing.

We also have added a new “free story,” some news updates and lots and lots of links for your enjoyment.

Hopefully, too, we will be updating much more often, and, with the new “Blog” section, we’ll have some prime soapbox commentary.

Enjoy, and thanks for visiting.

Stoker Weekend 2009

Posted in News on March 20th, 2009 by Bill – Be the first to comment

Bill Breedlove and Dark Arts Books will be appearing at the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend in Burbank, CA on 11-14 June 2009.