A Word from the Shlocky, Pulp-Writing, Zebra-Striped, Retro 90s Horror Hack!
NEW RK BOOKS COMING IN 2013!
The Ol’ Ron Kelly fiction train sort of got derailed in 2012 due to the deaths of several close family members, but I’m back on track and pouring on the coal now. Here is a list of upcoming titles that already have or should be released by the end of 2013!
RESTLESS SHADOWS (hardcover edition) / Thunderstorm Books / Fall 2013
UNDERTAKER’S MOON (trade paperback edition) / Bad Moon Books/ Fall 2013
LONG CHILLS (novellas & long fiction e-book) / Crossroad Press/ Fall 2013
PITFALL (Essential Ronald Kelly Collection #5)/ Thunderstorm Books / Winter 2013
FEAR (trade paperback edition) / Bad Moon Books / Winter 2013
TWELVE GAUGE (Essential Ronald Kelly Collection #6) / Thunderstorm Books/ Winter 2013
SOUTHERN-FRIED HORROR FOR YOUR EARS! SEVEN NEW AUDIO BOOKS AVAILABLE AT AUDIBLE!
The folks at Crossroads Press Audio has been hard at work bringing my work to audio. As a result, we now have seven full-length, unabridged audio books available at Audible.com. They include Dark Dixie: Tales of Southern Horror, Flesh Welder, Cumberland Furnace, Timber Gray, Twilight Hankerings, The Dark’Un, and Unhinged: Tales of Darkness & Depravity. Stick some Southern-fried horror in your ears… at Audible.com!
RESTLESS SHADOWS… COMING SOON!
Restless Shadows, the long-awaited sequel to my first novel, Hindsight, is now in the final edit process and will soon be making its way to Thunderstorm Books for publication. Restless Shadows continues the story of Cindy Ann Biggs, who, as a nine-year-old in 1936, used her psychic abilities to reveal the gruesome murderers of her brother, Johnny, and his two friends. Now, in 2013, Cindy is in her mid-eighties and still solving crimes with her gift of second sight. When a mass murder nearly identical to the one committed during the Great Depression takes place in her hometown of Coleman, Cindy returns and, with the help of her granddaughter, Beth, sets out to track down the murderer, who strangely seems to be the long-dead killer, Bully Hanson.
Thunderstorm will be publishing Restless Shadows as a hardcover edition that is more economically priced than the Essential Collection. The cover will be chillingly rendered by Essential artist, Alex McVey.
BENEATH THE BED LIVES!!
A big apology to all of you haven’t yet received your copies of the BENEATH THE BED fundraising story. The loss of my sister-in-law, father, and father-in-law within a nine month period last year brought most of my projects to a screeching halt last year and one of those projects was B the B. I have sent out a batch of these in the mail and am preparing another at this moment. If you haven’t received yours, it should be coming to you soon. Again, I’m sorry for your long wait. Incidentally, Reilly had a wonderful time during her European trip and it’s all due to your interest and support (without your help, she wouldn’t have gotten to make the trip). Here she is standing in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome. Again, thanks for making her dream of traveling the world a reality!
LONG CHILLS! COMING SOON FROM CROSSROAD PRESS!
I just turned in the manuscript for Long Chills to David N. Wilson and David Dodd at Crossroad Press. This exclusive e-book release will contain all my published novellas and long fiction, including the first four Essential novellas, two from After the Burn, and the CD chapbook, Tanglewood. 13 stories in all! This collection should be available through Crossroad, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords in early fall of 2013.
THE ESSENTIAL RONALD KELLY COLLECTION: FOUR DOWN, FOUR TO GO!
So far, Thunderstorm Books has published four of the eight scheduled volumes of The Essential Ronald Kelly Collection. 2011 brought us Undertaker’s Moon (#1) and Fear (#2), while 2013 heralded the release of The Dark’Un (#3) and Hindsight (#4). Hindsight is sold out, but there are still copies of The Dark’Un available at Thunderstorm.
I’m currently working on Essentials #5 & 6: Pitfall & Twelve Gauge (formerly titled Father’s Little Helper). Hopefully, these will see print by November or December of 2013.
Ronald Kelly tweeted this message this morning:
@RonaldKelly4: From the shadows of grief, to the light of creativity. My dark journey. ronaldkelly.blogspot.com
In his post, he explains what’s been happening for the past year and a half….
Undertaker’s Moon & Fear
from Thunderstorm Books!
The first two volumes, Undertaker’s Moon and Fear, are now available and ready to ship from Thunderstorm Books. Undertaker’s Moon features Alex McVey’s blue werewolf cover and the bonus novella “The Spawn of Arget Bethir”, while Fear boasts Alex’s snake-critter cover and the novella “The Seedling”. Both include “The Writing of” features detailing the inspiration and creative process behind each novel.
Head on over to Thunderstorm Books now and order your copies!
Crossroad Press to release
the entire Ronald Kelly catalog
The first audio offering, the original 7-story collection of Cumberland Furnace & Other Fear Forged Fables, is now available at Audible.com. It features such stories as “Cumberland Furnace”, “Grandma’s Favorite Recipe”, “Pelingrad’s Pit”, “Tanglewood”, and several others; a whopping two and half hours of bone-chilling rural horror!
The next audio-book, Timber Gray, is now under production. Both Cumberland Furnace and Timber Gray feature the performance of voice talent Brad Smith. Brad is originally from Tennessee, so his Southern spirit and accent fits my prose to a tee.
Eventually, the rest of the Crossroad RK collections will be offered in audio, along with novels like Hell Hollow, Undertaker’s Moon, and Fear.
THREE NEW BOOK RELEASES
READY TO SHIP!
After the Burn now out in digital!
BAD MOON BOOKS to publish
trade paperbacks of the RK novels
Upcoming Publications & Projects in the Works!
- My story “Diary” , will be reprinted in Necro Files: Two Decades of Extreme Horror coming from Comet Press in October 2011. It contains grisly and gory tales from 19 well-known horror authors.
- Apex Books has just accepted my story “Company’s Coming” (my first zombie story!) for an Appalachian zombie anthology now in the works.
- My story “Snake-handler” will appear in an upcoming issue of Cemetery Dance Magazine.
- I am currently working on my next novel, A Dark & Bloody Ground, which will be published by Cemetery Dance Publications. It is a historical-conspiracy horror tale about an evil Southern state totally erased from American history and a couple’s search for its true location…with horrifying results! It will feature an utterly awesome cover by Alan M. Clark.
- After A Dark & Bloody Ground, I will be working on my first mystery novel, Dead Old Men, starring a farmer-turned-private investigator named Grandpa Kelly. The character is patterned after my own late grandpa, whose Southern sayings and words of wisdom I’ve featured in a number of Facebook posts. It will make its debut in digital e-book through Crossroad Press. No plans for a paperback or hardcover version…yet. That could change at anytime, though.
- As the Essentials come out, Crossroad will release each of the eight Zebra novels as digital books, one after another. By the end of 2012, all of them should be available as e-books.