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Writing => The Writers Circle => Topic started by: Joe Mynhardt on November 17, 2012, 03:08:06 AM

Title: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 17, 2012, 03:08:06 AM
Hi, everyone.

I started my writing journey in 2008 right here on MWC. Thanks to some amazing members, I learned how to write and take critique. In 2012, I started my own small press.
Since then I've worked with some of the best writers and filmmakers in the world, and been nominated for several rewards. Today I can honestly say Crystal Lake Publishing
is one of the best indie publishers of Suspense, Mystery and Thrillers with a Dark Fiction / Horror edge.

Be sure to check us out: www.crystallakepub.com

Anyway, here's the original post from back in 2013:
I've got a big year planned for 2013 (that's if the Mayan's were only joking).

As the owner and operator of Crystal Lake Publishing, I've launched six projects. All of them will be horror short story collections or anthologies by pretty well known horror authors, including Stoker award winners.

In April, For the Night is Dark will be available. The TOC includes: Gary McMahon, Jasper Bark, William Meikle, Armand Rosamilia, Jeremy C. Shipp, G.n. Braun, Stephen Bacon, Tracie Mcbride, Mark West, Robert Walker, Tonia Brown, John Claude Smith, Joe Mynhardt, Blaze McRob, Ben Jones, Kevin Lucia, Daniel I Russell, Ray Cluley, Scott Nicholson and Carole Johnstone. Ross Warren will be the editor.

The second anthology, Fear the Reaper, will be out just before Halloween 2013. This will be my editorial debut. The TOC includes: Ross Warren, Marty Young, Gary Fry, Taylor Grant, Dean M Drinkel, Stephen Bacon, Richard Thomas, Sam Stone, Eric S Brown, Mark Sheldon, Steve Lockley, Robert Shane Wilson, Jeremy C Shipp, Joe McKinney, Lawrence Santoro, Jeff Strand, Rick Hautala, Rena Mason, Feo Amante, John Kenny and Gary A. Braunbeck. Gary McMahon will write the introduction.

There will two short story collections, one by myself and another by an author I can't really mention yet (contracts need to be finalized first).

The other two collections will be zombie and urban horror anthologies featuring five writers, all of them writing about the same world and characters.

I've blogged a bit more about this on Crystal Lake Publishing's website, for those who want to read more.

Horror authors, editors and artists are also encouraged to submit biographies and links. There will be lots of great projects after these ones.
http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/crystal-lake-publishing-it-s-alive-
  
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 17, 2012, 03:10:01 AM
Here's the Fear the Reaper cover:
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 17, 2012, 03:24:41 AM
From now on, I'll post all updates on this page. We're also on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Crystallakepublishing) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/crystallakepub).
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 18, 2012, 08:15:40 AM
Thanks, Lin. Dangling the covers in front of the writers helped me recruit most of them.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on November 18, 2012, 08:41:14 AM
You're a busy man, Mr Mynhardt ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 18, 2012, 01:06:48 PM
You're a busy man, Mr Mynhardt ;D ;D ;D

 :) Ah, sleep's overrated.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: A.W.M on November 18, 2012, 05:06:09 PM
Lookin forward to the releases, Joe.  The covers are outstanding.  The cover for Fear The Reaper will no doubt give me nightmares?

Wishing you the best.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 19, 2012, 07:46:34 AM
Lookin forward to the releases, Joe.  The covers are outstanding.  The cover for Fear The Reaper will no doubt give me nightmares?

Wishing you the best.

Thanks. If you think the cover's scary, you should wait for the stories. I've already read one of the submissions (author worked through the night to fit it into his schedule) and I'm quite familiar with the work of the other writers.

I've already arranged with a writer to represent Crystal Lake Publishing at an anthocon in America next year. I'll stock him with books and business cards.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Dawn on November 19, 2012, 08:25:33 AM
You have done an amazing job, Joe.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 19, 2012, 08:34:49 AM
You have done an amazing job, Joe.

Thanks, Dawn. And it's really rewarding. Letting a writer know his work has been accepted gives me the same high as having my own work accepted. Unfortunately I also have to reject others.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Dawn on November 19, 2012, 08:37:24 AM
Your covers make me wish I could write horror. ;D It would be an honour to be published by you.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 19, 2012, 08:48:50 AM
Your covers make me wish I could write horror. ;D It would be an honour to be published by you.

Hopefully all the horror writers will be saying that same thing in a few years.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 19, 2012, 08:53:12 AM
I should probably post the website, FB and twitter links as well:

http://www.crystallakepub.com
http://www.facebook.com/Crystallakepublishing
https://twitter.com/crystallakepub
http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog.php

We're also on Google+.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Dawn on November 19, 2012, 08:55:12 AM
I'm pretty sure they will do.
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Post by: DistantSun on November 19, 2012, 09:44:31 AM
Your covers make me wish I could write horror. ;D It would be an honour to be published by you.

I was thinking the same thing actually :D Best of luck for all that is going on in 2013 Joe!
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 19, 2012, 09:47:12 AM
I'm pretty sure they will do.

I was thinking the same thing actually :D Best of luck for all that is going on in 2013 Joe!

Thanks, Dawn and DS.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Vel on November 19, 2012, 06:21:02 PM
Wow congratulations on starting your own publishers! The covers looks badass and I look forward to reading each of the collections as they come out.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 20, 2012, 08:26:22 AM
Wow congratulations on starting your own publishers! The covers looks badass and I look forward to reading each of the collections as they come out.

Thanks, Vel.

Our very first author interview just went up. It features horror author Jeremy C Shipp (and one of his attic clowns). Funny and informative.
http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/a-word-for-a-word-with-jeremy-c-shipp-and-a-surprise-guest-


Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Laura H on November 20, 2012, 06:36:43 PM
I enjoyed that very creative interview, Joe.  It was one of the more entertaining blog talks I've come across  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 21, 2012, 10:01:03 AM
Thanks, Laura. There's an even bigger one coming soon. Wish I could say more about it.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 26, 2012, 01:19:07 PM
Here's another interview (not the 'big' one I promised, yet).  http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/a-word-for-a-word-with-kevin-lucia

If you have any interest or questions on classic horror or horror films, Kevin Lucia is your man.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 28, 2012, 02:42:18 PM
Great review for my Lost in the Dark collection at Sanitarium Magazine: http://sanitariummagazine.com/lost-in-the-dark-review/

Here are a few of my favourite bits:
Let it be said that the mind of Joe Mynhardt is an idea factory.  This factory doesn’t product toys or furniture, cars or televisions.  No, the factory inside the head of Mynhardt produces pure, unceasing, unadulterated horror.  This is a man who writes nearly as much as he breathes, and that’s vividly apparent in his collection of short stories, Lost in the Dark.

I came away from Lost in the Dark excited not only about Mynhardt and the stories he presents, but about the possibilities of short form horror in general.  Kudos, Mr. Mynhardt.  Keep ‘em coming.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Laura H on November 28, 2012, 02:43:43 PM
Cool! 
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 28, 2012, 02:49:00 PM
Thanks, Laura. Really excited about this. Hopefully it won't be the last one.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on November 28, 2012, 02:51:03 PM
Kudos indeed. ;D ;D
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Post by: Dawn on November 28, 2012, 02:57:32 PM
Magnifique ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 28, 2012, 02:58:43 PM
Thanks, Sio and Dawn.

Let me just promote Sio a bit. She was an amazing help as editor on this one.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 09, 2012, 03:18:10 AM
I can finally reveal one of Crystal Lake Publishing's secret projects. Five amazing zombie writers (including myself) will collaborate on Children of the Grave. It'll contain several short stories, all taking place in the same world, with the same rules and characters.

TOC includes: Joe McKinney, Armand Rosamilia, Ryan Miller, Ian Woodhead and myself. Cover art, as before, was done by the talented Ben Baldwin.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on December 09, 2012, 05:56:29 AM
Cool! 8)
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Post by: ma100 on December 09, 2012, 07:02:08 AM
Great stuff Joe. :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 09, 2012, 08:08:36 AM
Thanks, Ma and Sio. I'm really learning a lot (really fast) about the publishing industry. Lots of sleepless nights, but very worthwhile.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: thatollie on December 09, 2012, 07:17:39 PM
I'll keep an eye on this.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: ed on December 09, 2012, 08:59:48 PM
I must say at some point I have to sit and read a zombie fictional book.

I just can't imagine how I would get scared by reading description about a guy coming up and eating another

On film, I can see how scary it can be. ( I love the walking dead series ) but even the graphic novel that the TV series was based on didn't do it for me. Zombie stuff for me needs to be visual for it to be scary.

I sometimes wonder though if certain things work best in film than in book form, because of how visual they are.

Anyway, I would love your recommendations on a book written by a famous writer who is known for being super scary in their books. I would like to read it to see if has the fear factor :) Oh and it doesn't have to be a zombie book, it could be any well known horror book that is know for giving people the creeps.

I've tried my hand at paranormal/sci-fi and love it.
I'm trying my hand at a contemporary love story ( very very challenging )
I definitely would like to have a go at a horror story in 2013
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 10, 2012, 12:06:30 AM
I'll keep an eye on this.

Thanks, Ollie.


Ed, luckily this book will not only focus on zombies. There will be humans fighting in a continuous hand-to-hand battle (can't say exactly why yet - we're still brainstorming that part), so there will be murder and deceit as well - scary and suspenseful. There are also a few creatures who live in the shadows of the mountains. They keep people from escaping the wasteland and torture their prisoners for fun.

I'd recommend Pet Cemetery by Stephen King if you haven't read it yet. For zombies, Brian Keene.
Ramsey Campbell is a brilliant psychological horror writer. If you enjoy classics, try Arthur Conan Doyle's horror stories, or Ambrose Bierce.
If you like in your face gore that makes you cringe, Jack Ketchum's your man.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Foxy on December 10, 2012, 05:48:44 AM
I'd have to second Joe's recommendation of Ramsey Campbell, he is the only author who has ever made my blood run cold. Try The Doll Who Ate His Mother or Incarnate. Real chilling stuff.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: ed on December 11, 2012, 02:58:08 PM
Thanks, Ollie.


Ed, luckily this book will not only focus on zombies. There will be humans fighting in a continuous hand-to-hand battle (can't say exactly why yet - we're still brainstorming that part), so there will be murder and deceit as well - scary and suspenseful. There are also a few creatures who live in the shadows of the mountains. They keep people from escaping the wasteland and torture their prisoners for fun.

I'd recommend Pet Cemetery by Stephen King if you haven't read it yet. For zombies, Brian Keene.
Ramsey Campbell is a brilliant psychological horror writer. If you enjoy classics, try Arthur Conan Doyle's horror stories, or Ambrose Bierce.
If you like in your face gore that makes you cringe, Jack Ketchum's your man.

Excellent I will check all 3 out
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: thatollie on December 11, 2012, 06:45:02 PM
I'll add one last little recommendation on the end of Joe's list, The Ceremonies by T.E.D. Klein.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 12, 2012, 01:49:28 AM
I'll add one last little recommendation on the end of Joe's list, The Ceremonies by T.E.D. Klein.

Definitely.

I'm also a big fan of John Connolly's Charlie Parker series. His short stories are also amazing.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 12, 2012, 07:48:26 AM
*Free*: Kindle horror short story collection – Lost in the Dark. My Christmas gift to you. If you feel inclined to give something back, a review, like, tag or FB share would be great.

Happy holidays and merry Christmas, everyone.

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-in-the-Dark-ebook/dp/B008R1FDME/ref=la_B0080R9GJ6_1_1_title_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1355315790&sr=1-1
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: ed on December 13, 2012, 10:38:11 PM
I'll add one last little recommendation on the end of Joe's list, The Ceremonies by T.E.D. Klein.

Nice i would love to tackle a horror, but would want to see how the pros have done it first.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: ed on December 13, 2012, 10:38:59 PM
*Free*: Kindle horror short story collection – Lost in the Dark. My Christmas gift to you. If you feel inclined to give something back, a review, like, tag or FB share would be great.

Happy holidays and merry Christmas, everyone.

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-in-the-Dark-ebook/dp/B008R1FDME/ref=la_B0080R9GJ6_1_1_title_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1355315790&sr=1-1

Nice snapped it up, liked it and tagged it.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 14, 2012, 01:56:54 AM
Thanks, Ed. Hope you enjoy it.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Taylor on December 15, 2012, 05:43:35 PM
*Free*: Kindle horror short story collection – Lost in the Dark. My Christmas gift to you. If you feel inclined to give something back, a review, like, tag or FB share would be great.

Happy holidays and merry Christmas, everyone.

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-in-the-Dark-ebook/dp/B008R1FDME/ref=la_B0080R9GJ6_1_1_title_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1355315790&sr=1-1


Thanks, Joe, but I'm getting the paperback for Christmas.  :)

I showed this link to the other half, however, and she was downloading the collection before I could draw breath.

Of course, I'll refrain from telling her the paperback is far superior to the electronic version when the book is safely in my hands.  ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 16, 2012, 11:22:20 AM

Thanks, Joe, but I'm getting the paperback for Christmas.  :)

I showed this link to the other half, however, and she was downloading the collection before I could draw breath.

Of course, I'll refrain from telling her the paperback is far superior to the electronic version when the book is safely in my hands.  ;D

That's great, Taylor. I sold quite a few copies locally today. Who knew a horror book would make such a great Christmas gift.  :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 17, 2012, 12:14:21 PM
Now this was a fun interview:

Author interview with horror writer Ray Cluley: Ever wondered what authors would do while trapped in a dungeon? Follow the link to find out.
http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/a-word-for-a-word-with-ray-cluley
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 01, 2013, 08:02:59 AM
My plans for Crystal Lake Publishing in 2013: http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/crystal-lake-publishing-in-2013

Very excited about signing two authors for their very own short story collections, as well as working with a lot of really amazing horror writers.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on January 01, 2013, 08:49:33 AM
Lots of exciting projects ahead of you, Joe. Best of luck. ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 01, 2013, 09:56:22 AM
Thanks, Sio.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: ed on January 01, 2013, 01:09:12 PM
I've got a big year planned for 2013 (that's if the Mayan's were only joking).

As the owner and operator of Crystal Lake Publishing, I've launched six projects. All of them will be horror short story collections or anthologies by pretty well known horror authors, including Stoker award winners.

In April, For the Night is Dark will be available. The TOC includes: Gary McMahon, Jasper Bark, William Meikle, Armand Rosamilia, Jeremy C. Shipp, G.n. Braun, Stephen Bacon, Tracie Mcbride, Mark West, Robert Walker, Tonia Brown, John Claude Smith, Joe Mynhardt, Blaze McRob, Ben Jones, Kevin Lucia, Daniel I Russell, Ray Cluley, Scott Nicholson and Carole Johnstone. Ross Warren will be the editor.

The second anthology, Fear the Reaper, will be out just before Halloween 2013. This will be my editorial debut. The TOC includes: Ross Warren, Marty Young, Gary Fry, Taylor Grant, Dean M Drinkel, Stephen Bacon, Richard Thomas, Sam Stone, Eric S Brown, Mark Sheldon, Steve Lockley, Robert Shane Wilson, Jeremy C Shipp, Joe McKinney, Lawrence Santoro, Jeff Strand, Rick Hautala, Rena Mason, Feo Amante, John Kenny and Gary A. Braunbeck. Gary McMahon will write the introduction.

There will two short story collections, one by myself and another by an author I can't really mention yet (contracts need to be finalized first).

The other two collections will be zombie and urban horror anthologies featuring five writers, all of them writing about the same world and characters.

I've blogged a bit more about this on Crystal Lake Publishing's website, for those who want to read more.

Horror authors, editors and artists are also encouraged to submit biographies and links. There will be lots of great projects after these ones.
http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/crystal-lake-publishing-it-s-alive-
   

excellent news joe and I'm interested to see how it develops this year
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 02, 2013, 04:32:11 AM
Thanks, Ed. Me too.

First day of the year and I already received an interview request on a blog that won a 'blog of the year' award. Great start.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 08, 2013, 09:41:51 AM
If you like zombies, Steampunk, webserials and having fun in the back seat, then don't miss out on my interview with the amazing Tonia Brown. http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/a-word-for-a-word-with-tonia-brown
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Laura H on January 13, 2013, 07:49:51 PM
I'm loving your interviews, Joe. Congrats on yet more well earned success  :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 14, 2013, 10:33:56 AM
I'm loving your interviews, Joe. Congrats on yet more well earned success  :D

Thanks, Laura. There are two more coming this week. One with Sam Stone and an extremely funny one with Jasper Bark and Joseph D'Lacey.

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: La Mouquette on January 14, 2013, 10:58:51 AM
I checked out the website , very impressive.   :)
 La M
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 15, 2013, 08:43:04 AM
I checked out the website , very impressive.   :)
 La M

Thanks, La M. I'm working on a newsletter that'll be available from March as well - lots of freebies, competitions etc.
The next interview will also be up later today.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 16, 2013, 11:27:07 AM
Sam Stone interview (for lovers of vampires, zombies and steampunk): http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/a-word-for-a-word-with-sam-stone
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 18, 2013, 10:24:43 AM
Writers are amazing people to work with (although tricky sometimes), but horror writers are a special breed. Check out this 'interview' I had with Jasper Bark and Joseph D'Lacey. There are a couple of swear words, but lots to laugh about.  :D

The Blood Fudge Disaster with Jasper Bark and Joseph D'Lacey - part 2 - revenge of the fudge:
http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/the-blood-fudge-disaster-with-jasper-bark-and-joseph-d%E2%80%99lacey-%E2%80%93-round-two-revenge-of-the-fudge

Don't miss the youtube clip.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Taylor on January 19, 2013, 08:31:40 PM
I'm loving these interviews, Joe.

I gotta check out Jasper Bark's work. He seems a whisker away from being certifiable. Almost had me fooled with his stunt too.

Also, is that Woody Allen in the yellow sweater?

Keep 'em coming.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 20, 2013, 02:40:29 AM
Thanks, Taylor.

Not sure if it's Woody Allen (Anything's possible with these guys. But they would've said something if it was him). Jasper Bark has a great zombie book out called Way of the Barefoot Zombie (you should check out the youtube clips he made for it), otherwise he's heavy into horror comics. And yes, he's as mad and funny as they come. His work will also be in one of Crystal Lake Publishing's books, For the Night is Dark, coming in April.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Taylor on January 20, 2013, 07:31:22 PM
Cool, Joe. I look forward to that.

I could have sworn it was Woody Allen. Must be someone who looks very much like him. Either that or I need my eyes tested.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 04, 2013, 09:20:15 AM
If you're a fan of horror or just plain disturbing - and well written - stories, then you'd better not miss out on this book. An amazing TOC with unbelievable stories.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 15, 2013, 02:46:00 PM
More info on the Children of the Grave collection. Zombie fans shouldn't miss this one:

http://zombie-authors.blogspot.com/2013/03/q-with-joe-mynhardt.html
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 20, 2013, 11:30:43 AM
New interview for those who enjoy crime or cowboy stories (and of course horror).  :D

http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/a-word-for-a-word-with-benedict-j-jones
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 22, 2013, 03:10:33 AM
 :'(  I'd like to take this time to say RIP to three amazing horror contributors who passed away this week.

David Silva - writer, editor and publisher.
James Herbert - an inspiration for many of the world's best horror writers.
Rick Hautala - an amazing writer and friend. He was scheduled to be a part of my Fear the Reaper anthology later this year. I won't even think about replacing him. I think a tribute will have to take the place of his story.

My thoughts and prayers go out to their respective families.
What a sad week for horror, indeed.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Taylor on March 24, 2013, 07:42:54 PM
I grew up reading these writers. Among the best in the field.

Sad news indeed, Joe.

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 25, 2013, 01:29:33 AM
Definitely.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 27, 2013, 04:05:10 AM
The highly anticipated release of For the Night is Dark is only days away. More details on our Facebook Launch page: http://www.facebook.com/events/530668900309863/?fref=ts
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 28, 2013, 09:44:02 AM
Competition time: follow the link to the website, sign up for the quarterly newsletter, and stand a chance to win print and eBook versions of our futures releases. First newsletter goes out April 1st, the same day as the release of For the Night is Dark.

http://www.crystallakepub.com/contact-us.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 01, 2013, 01:44:06 AM
Well, it took 8 months to get from the initial idea all the way to being able to say, "Out Now!"

For the Night is Dark has gone on sale.


Amazon print: http://www.amazon.com/Night-Dark-Joe-Mynhardt/dp/0992170729/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1364790236&sr=1-2

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Night-Dark-ebook/dp/B00C3OGT06/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1364790236&sr=1-1

The Kobo edition will be available later this week.


If you enjoy horror, you shouldn't miss out on this.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 02, 2013, 03:09:59 AM
Kobo edition of For the Night is Dark is now available – great for iPhones, Tablets, Androids and reading on a computer: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/For-the-Night-is-Dark/book-guJl0AlVF0WfXDxiP2zUNw/page1.html
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 08, 2013, 02:08:10 AM
I had a few moments to talk to Armand Rosamilia about compiling the For the Night is Dark anthology as well as my story, Till Death: http://armandrosamilia.com/2013/04/07/guest-blog-joe-mynhardt/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 27, 2013, 05:59:13 AM
Another great interview is now up on the website: Rena Mason

http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/a-word-for-a-word-with-rena-mason
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Don on April 27, 2013, 07:22:45 AM
You're a busy lad, Joe. Keep up the good work. Very entertaining.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 27, 2013, 09:41:35 AM
Thanks, Don. Will do.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 30, 2013, 01:32:15 PM
I added an audio introduction to the For the Night is Dark anthology on the Crystal Lake Publishing website. Lawrence Santoro's voice fits amazingly into the fear of the dark theme. If you love horror, you should definitely follow his Tales to Terrify podcast.

You'll find the play button just below the praise for For the Night is Dark section.

http://www.crystallakepub.com/books.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 01, 2013, 03:03:49 AM
Yay! Our first YouTube video for For the Night is Dark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woDbXOZGdIo

Another will follow later this week, which will include the audio intro.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 06, 2013, 01:05:00 PM
Yay! My books finally came today.

Here's also a link to my newest blog post, which will guide you to the new audio introduction YouTube video: http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/audio-introduction-and-youtube-trailer
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 14, 2013, 09:10:33 AM
A short - but great - review for the For the Night is Dark anthology by Mass Movement Magazine: http://www.massmovement.co.uk/wordpress/?p=23077#more-23077
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 14, 2013, 09:32:04 AM
I also signed up the amazing Paul Kane, who's short novel Sleeper(s) will be published in June.
Just a few things that have been said about Paul:

‘Paul Kane’s writing has a style and elegance, but there’s also a real love of the particulars of things. He’s a great observer. Paul Kane is a first rate storyteller, never failing to marry his insights into the world and its anguish with the pleasures of phrases eloquently turned.’ 
(Clive Barker – Bestselling author of The Hellbound Heart, Abarat and Mr B. Gone) 

‘Paul Kane is a young writer with a lot to say and a burning need to say it. Reading his stories is a bit like watching a Twilight Zone marathon – one witty, surprising, ingenious story after another, each one delivering its shock of fear, pity, astonishment, or irony  before giving way to the next little amazement. Also, I'm impressed by the range of Paul Kane's imagination. It seems there is no risk, no high-stakes gamble, he fears to take…Kane's foot never gets even close to the brake pedal.’
(Peter Straub – Bestselling author of Ghost Story, Mr X, Lost Boy Lost Girl, In the Night Room and A Dark Matter)

Check out more about Paul Kane here: http://www.crystallakepub.com/paul-kane.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 21, 2013, 01:21:54 PM
Great news: For the Night is Dark received a 75% rating from Sanitarium Magazine in their newest issue.
Here’s a quick taste (but be sure to buy the magazine):

“… range from morbidly philosophical to Victorian Gothic in their scope, though
they are bound together by the common thread of exploring the darkness – not only that tangible, visible darkness that lingers in the night or in shadows, but also that darkness which is hidden away in the depths of the mind and the soul. From urban legend-styled ghost stories to psychological horror, this collection is a well-put together compilation of diverse offerings from a group of authors that seem to understand both their subject and their intended audiences.”

http://pocketmags.com/viewmagazine.aspx?titleid=1675&title=Sanitarium
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on May 21, 2013, 03:18:18 PM
That's gotta  be good, Joe! Terrific news. ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 23, 2013, 09:56:52 AM
Thanks, Sio. All the reviews are coming in now. Exciting times.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 15, 2013, 05:29:58 AM
More great reviews for For the Night is Dark (http://www.amazon.com/For-Night-Dark-Joe-Mynhardt/dp/0992170729/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1371288456&sr=8-3&keywords=for+the+night+is+dark):

"At the center of almost all of these stories there is a fate that is genuinely horrific if contemplated, and that resonates with the horrors that do or could exist in the real world."


And two more books will be published end of June. I'll have more details on one of them later today.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on June 15, 2013, 08:40:50 AM
You must be exhausted but high -- well done, Joe. ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 2par on June 15, 2013, 01:53:59 PM
Oh I agree..being "High" like this is so catching. Congratulations.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 16, 2013, 02:54:15 AM
Thanks, Sio and 2par. I actually ran across a few obstacles with the formatting for the one book. Once they get too thick, the margin become a problem because the gutter has to be bigger etc. etc.

There goes my long weekend.  :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 17, 2013, 02:12:35 AM
Here's the cover for Daniel I. Russell's Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem - out June 27th.

Daniel's the vice president of the Australian Horror Writers Association and works on the Midnight Echo Magazines as well.

Those who love all out horror can join the FB launch here: http://www.facebook.com/events/589598481060564/?fref=ts
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 17, 2013, 08:51:32 PM
Joe, normally I have no problems with clowns. But I wouldn't want to meet this one in a dark alley, unless I was armed.  :o

Good Cover.  8)

 
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: wanderer on June 17, 2013, 09:02:25 PM
Curious who designed the "clown" cover? Very intriguing and also frightening.  ;) Clowns used to be "happy" people but after John Wayne Gacey I think things changed.  :o
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 19, 2013, 08:59:32 AM
Joe, normally I have no problems with clowns. But I wouldn't want to meet this one in a dark alley, unless I was armed.  :o

Good Cover.  8)

Thanks, Alice. I read in a Joe Hill interview recently, that clowns during the day are awesome, but a clown at midnight's just wrong.  :D


Curious who designed the "clown" cover? Very intriguing and also frightening.  ;) Clowns used to be "happy" people but after John Wayne Gacey I think things changed.  :o

It was originally done for the short story Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem (included in the book) by Christian Krank. He's a German comic book artist. He also worked on the Tank Girl movie - not sure if you've seen that. The writer, Daniel, loved it so much I purchased the rights to use it as a cover. My regular cover guy, Ben Baldwin, then did the text, spine and back. Looks great.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 20, 2013, 11:56:00 AM
After non-stop reading, editing and formatting, I'm so happy to announce that Daniel I. Russell's Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem is now available at a special, pre-launch price of $12.99 through Createspace's eStore. From the 27th it'll go onto Amazon, Kindle and Kobobooks at the regular prices of $14.99 for print and $4.99 for eBooks.
https://www.createspace.com/4243718

The book is 484 pages and scary as hell. Definitely not for the faint at heart or sensitive horror fans.

Here's a quick blurb: 'Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem is the perfect showcase for one of the rising stars of no-nonsense horror working in the field today. Reading these tales gave me the same sort of thrill as when I first discovered Richard Laymon's stories many moons ago.'
                   - Paul Kane, bestselling and award-winning author of Lunar, the Arrowhead Trilogy and The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 26, 2013, 03:22:46 AM
This Sunday marks the release of Paul Kane’s short novel Sleeper(s).
Here’s a quick teaser:

The sleepy English locality of Middletown is about to get even sleepier, as a strange malady starts to affect the population. It spreads quickly, causing the authorities to quarantine this small city, and seek out the only person who might be able to help: Doctor Andrew Strauss. However, Strauss has a secret, one that has linked him to this place all his life, one that has linked him to a particular person there, though he doesn’t yet know who. But he’s not the only one hiding things – and as he ventures into Middletown to collect samples with an army escort, a mixture of UK and US troops, cracks soon begin to appear in the operation. Especially when his team come up against the most terrifying threat humankind has ever known… From the imagination of the award-winning and bestselling author of Who’s Been…? and RED (optioned for film and turned into an award-winning feature script), this chilling reworking of another well-loved fairy tale reads like a heady mix of The Andromeda Strain, Inception, Outbreak and Quatermass, and is a tale that’s bound to delight genre fans the world over.   

Follow Crystal Lake Publishing’s Facebook launch for a chance to win a print copy signed by Paul: https://www.facebook.com/events/208728852613987/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on June 26, 2013, 07:06:53 AM
Wow -- great teaser. :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 27, 2013, 04:13:48 AM
Wow -- great teaser. :D

Thanks, Sio.

Here's the newest release (just went out today):

Daniel I. Russell’s horror short story collection, Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem (almost 500 pages), is now available in paperback and Kindle (DRM disabled, so you can easily convert it to epub or other formats) from all Amazon outlets.

Amazon.com:
Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Tricks-Mischief-Mayhem-Daniel-Russell/dp/099217077X/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1372314685&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=tricks%2C+mischief+and+mayhem
Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Tricks-Mischief-and-Mayhem-ebook/dp/B00DL78AXI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372314632&sr=1-1&keywords=tricks%2C+mischief+and+mayhem

Amazon.co.uk:
Paperback: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tricks-Mischief-Mayhem-Daniel-Russell/dp/099217077X/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372314756&sr=8-4&keywords=tricks%2C+mischief+and+mayhem
Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tricks-Mischief-and-Mayhem-ebook/dp/B00DL78AXI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1372314756&sr=8-2&keywords=tricks%2C+mischief+and+mayhem


Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Lin on June 27, 2013, 05:26:10 AM
So when can I expect you will change your genre to romance so I can have one of those incredible covers?  Do I have make the romance creepy and then convince you!   ;D

Ah well, dream on Lin.   ;D ;D  Back at the end of the month, off to Penzance for a working holiday on the islands.  Congrats on making CLP into what it is today, all that hard work was not in vain. I am sure it would be a pleasure to work with you Joe. 

Back in August

Lin x

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 27, 2013, 02:46:58 PM
Thanks, Lin. I've actually had a lot of great feedback about what I'm doing for the genre and the writers I sign. One guy said today that I really make the writers feel like they can actually make it; made my day, for sure. And the company's sold more books today than in the last few months. One more big release this Sunday, then I have time till Halloween to edit the next one, and start with my second collection - finally.  ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 29, 2013, 02:24:03 AM
A new interview is up, this time with author Paul Kane about his new short novel Sleeper(s) and his upcoming books and movies:
http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/a-word-for-a-word-with-paul-kane
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 30, 2013, 02:41:56 PM
Joe, that was one of the best author interviews I've read in a long time.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on July 01, 2013, 02:13:26 AM
Joe, that was one of the best author interviews I've read in a long time.

Glad you enjoyed it, Alice. Paul a really nice guy. He also let me know that he's taking the story to a couple of his producer friends, so hopefully they can turn Sleeper(s) into a movie and send the sales skyrocketing.

Talking about Sleeper(s)... it's out now:


Paul Kane’s short novel Sleeper(s) – Action & Adventure, SF, Horror, Thriller (all in one):

‘Kane finds the everyday horrors buried within us, rips them out and
serves them up in these deliciously dark tales.’
(Kelley Armstrong – #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Otherworld, Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising novels)

Sleeper(s) is available in paperback and Kindle (DRM disabled for your convenience) from all Amazon outlets:
Amazon.com:http://www.amazon.com/Sleeper-s-Paul-Kane/dp/0992170710/ref=la_B001JRWUQA_1_37?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372623275&sr=1-37
Amazon.co.uk:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sleeper-s-Paul-Kane/dp/0992170710/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1372623486&sr=8-5

On to the next project, then.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Matt Walker on July 01, 2013, 04:54:32 AM
Well done, Joe - and have to say that cover art looks amazing!
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on July 01, 2013, 09:45:59 AM
Well done, Joe - and have to say that cover art looks amazing!

Thanks, Matt.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on July 11, 2013, 05:47:23 AM
Don't you just love graphic designers? I wish I could do this myself.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on July 13, 2013, 08:58:04 AM
Great review for Paul Kane's Sleeper(s): http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B00DNJI0MU/ref=cm_cr_dp_hist_four?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addFourStar&showViewpoints=0
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 03, 2013, 03:22:27 AM
To celebrate the start of our very first horror writing competition, all Crystal Lake Publishing books are now on sale throughout August. Take a look at what we've got here: http://www.crystallakepub.com/books.php

I've attached the cover of the competition anthology. Authors can win $50, a spot on the TOC and the chance of getting their very own collection published, not to mention signed novels by the judges.
http://www.crystallakepub.com/competition-page.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 09, 2013, 03:39:47 AM
More info on the Tales from the Lake Vol. 1 anthology:

TOC: Graham Masterton, G.N Braun, Taylor Grant, John Palisano, Charles Day, John Paul Allen, Bev Vincent, Elizabeth Massie, Joan De La Haye, Tim Curran, Tim Waggoner and Blaze McRob.
Introduction by Rocky Wood. Edited by Joe Mynhardt.

You can still win a spot on the TOC by entering the competition: http://www.crystallakepub.com/competition-page.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 12, 2013, 12:36:06 PM
Crystal Lake Publishing is now an Associate member of the Horror Writers Association.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 12, 2013, 12:55:32 PM
Sounds like another step forward Joe. Good for you.  8)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on August 12, 2013, 01:06:26 PM
Well done on all your hard work, Joe. ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Vel on August 13, 2013, 08:55:05 AM
I just saw your post on their facebook page. Congratz Joe! Glad to see you going from strength to strength. :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 13, 2013, 10:24:43 AM
I just saw your post on their facebook page. Congratz Joe! Glad to see you going from strength to strength. :D

Well done on all your hard work, Joe. ;)

Sounds like another step forward Joe. Good for you.  8)

Thanks, everyone. Big step in the right direction. Connecting with all the right people.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 20, 2013, 09:29:41 AM
Coming 2014, for Lovecraft fans:

The Outsiders, with very long short stories by Gary McMahon, Simon Bestwick, Ray Cluley, V.H. Leslie and Stephen Bacon.

All the stories will take place in a small, gated-community. As you can see from the cover, there's a lot more going on beneath the surface of everyday neighbourhoods.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on August 20, 2013, 09:41:42 AM
Cool! 8)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 20, 2013, 01:31:40 PM
Intriguing cover Joe, one I would definitely pick up to check inside.

All the stories taking place inside a gated-community pricks my curiosity too.   ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 21, 2013, 10:15:17 AM
Intriguing cover Joe, one I would definitely pick up to check inside.

All the stories taking place inside a gated-community pricks my curiosity too.   ;D

Thanks, Alice. Knowing the authors involved, I can assure you there will be lots of suspense and hinting at sinister things. Like any good Lovecraft story should be.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 02, 2013, 12:23:24 PM
Coming January 25, 2014:
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on September 02, 2013, 12:26:01 PM
More good stuff. ;) :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: thatollie on September 02, 2013, 12:26:56 PM
Damn, I do love shinto temples.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Matt Walker on September 02, 2013, 01:51:16 PM
Who does your covers, Joe? They're incredible.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 03, 2013, 10:06:45 AM
THanks, Sio and Sprocket.

Who does your covers, Joe? They're incredible.

Matt, they're all done by Ben Baldwin, a UK Fantasy award winning artist.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 16, 2013, 10:18:39 AM
Since the first round of the competition has now come to an end, I thought it wise to write a blog post about opening paragraphs.
http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/opening-paragraphs

There are a few judge interviews as well, for those who've missed them.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on September 16, 2013, 10:30:12 AM
That's useful -- thanks, Joe. ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: ma100 on September 16, 2013, 10:32:22 AM
I hope you got  plenty of entries from here Joe.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 16, 2013, 10:37:54 AM
I hope you got  plenty of entries from here Joe.

I only spotted you and Sio, Ma, but anything's possible. It says a lot that you to made it to the 2nd round. MyWritersCircle's the best, once again.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 17, 2013, 12:34:00 PM
How great is this. I'm going to edit and publish a collection by one of my favourite horror authors - Gary McMahon. Coming this December.  ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on September 17, 2013, 12:35:10 PM
Joe  . . . I'm going to make a template message for you, I think. Great news! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 17, 2013, 12:37:22 PM
Joe  . . . I'm going to make a template message for you, I think. Great news! ;D ;D ;D

 :D Thanks, Sio. Makes all the hard work worthwhile when someone like Gary signs on.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on September 17, 2013, 12:39:13 PM
Will it be out for Christmas?
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 17, 2013, 12:48:45 PM
Well done, Joe, more great news for you.
You are putting us on the map, that's double great!  :-*
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 17, 2013, 12:57:46 PM
Will it be out for Christmas?

Yip. We're working towards a December 10th release.

Well done, Joe, more great news for you.
You are putting us on the map, that's double great!  :-*

Thanks, Jewel. I always thank MWC in my introductions.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: JewelAS53 on September 17, 2013, 01:01:15 PM
Thanks, Jewel. I always thank MWC in my introductions.
;D
I was thinking more in terms of improving SA's credibility in the world.  8)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 17, 2013, 01:11:55 PM
;D
I was thinking more in terms of improving SA's credibility in the world.  8)

Of course.  ;)  I'll start working on expanding a bit into South Africa next year, since not a lot of people use Amazon or eBooks down here... yet.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 01, 2013, 01:14:00 PM
The long-awaited release of Fear the Reaper is around the corner - October 25th.

Please spread the word and invite all your horror-loving friends to our launch event linked at the bottom:

Final TOC:
The Life of Death by Mark Sheldon
Stumps by Jeff Strand
Death Squared by Rena Mason
Rapid Eye Movement by Stephen Bacon
The Final Room by John Kenny
The Culling by Richard Thomas
Crow by Steve Lockley
Instructions on the Use of The M-57 Clacker by Lawrence Santoro
The Death Catcher by Robert S. Wilson
Cedo Looked like people by E.C. McMullen Jr.
Spectres by Taylor Grant
The Tubes by Jeremy C. Shipp
A Life in Five Objects by Ross Warren
Death Comes for us All by Eric S. Brown
The Last Resort by Sam Stone
At the ‘Pay Here, Please’ Table by Gary A. Braunbeck
Der Engel der Liebe by Dean M. Drinkel
The Frequency of Death by Marty Young
The Final Peace by Gary Fry
Do No Harm by Joe McKinney
Non-Returnable by Rick Hautala

Includes a poem by Adam Lowe
Edited by Joe Mynhardt
Interior artwork by Will Jacques
Cover by Ben Baldwin

http://www.facebook.com/events/1383525831882863/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on October 01, 2013, 01:21:12 PM
Excellenti! ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 01, 2013, 01:25:14 PM
Thanks, Sio. This is shaping up to be the biggest launch I've done so far.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 2par on October 01, 2013, 05:28:29 PM
I am so impressed, even if it is horror.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 02, 2013, 09:23:44 AM
I am so impressed, even if it is horror.

Thanks. A lot of the stories are more psychological horror or even dark fantasy. I'm not a big fan of gore. One visual scene per story is perfect for me.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 02, 2013, 09:24:03 AM
Join our Goodreads giveaway of Fear the Reaper: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/67312-fear-the-reaper

This one is for US citizens, but don't worry, we'll have an international giveaway soon.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 02, 2013, 11:39:00 AM
We're having a pre-launch special at Createspace, for those who don't want to wait till October 25th. Best of all, it's cheaper and you'll have it in time for Halloween.  :D

https://www.createspace.com/4434662
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 05, 2013, 02:26:46 AM
The prologue and first two chapters of Paul Kane's Sleeper(s) is now available for free PDF download: www.crystallakepub.com/books.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 07, 2013, 03:21:25 PM
Here's the cover for Gary McMahon's Where You Live, out December 10th.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 07, 2013, 03:59:22 PM
Very imaginative and well done, Joe.  :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 08, 2013, 09:51:00 AM
Thanks, Alice. And it's one of the best collections I've ever read. Very dark and emotionally disturbing. What an honour to be in any way related to it.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on October 08, 2013, 09:54:38 AM
That's great news again, Joe. Keep up the good work. You must be cream-crackered. :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 08, 2013, 12:36:56 PM
Yip.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 11, 2013, 11:03:00 AM
Readers, authors and reviewers: you can WIN a signed copy of Gary McMahon's Where You Live just by reviewing one of Crystal Lake Publishing's horror books between now and the 10th of December. Send me the link to the review to enter into the draw. The more books you review, the more entries you'll get.

http://www.crystallakepub.com/books.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 19, 2013, 02:50:05 AM
Updates:

Goodreads users, make sure you add Kevin Lucia's Things Slip Through to your 'to read' list. Expect an international Goodreads giveaway real soon.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18667205-things-slip-through

More reviews for Things Slip Through, Sleeper(s) and For the Night is Dark: http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/category/Reviews

The authors of Fear the Reaper (coming October 25th) guest blog about their stories: http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/category/Guest%20Blogs

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 20, 2013, 01:38:28 AM
Rena Mason talks about her very emotional journey into the Fear the Reaper collection: http://www.renamasonwrites.blogspot.com/2013/10/why-i-just-had-to-be-in-fear-reaper.html
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 20, 2013, 02:21:58 AM
I'm also testing out these 99c sales. So please take a look if your an eBook reader:

US: http://www.amazon.com/Night-Dark-ebook/dp/B00C3OGT06/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Dark-ebook/dp/B00C3OGT06/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1382216040&sr=8-1&keywords=for+the+night+is+dark
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 25, 2013, 09:16:01 AM
The day has finally arrived. Fear the Reaper, a horror anthology I've edited, is now on sale.

Fear the Reaper: A horror anthology about Death and the ever-creeping Grim Reaper – Out Now in Kindle and Paperback. Perfect for Halloween.
Paperback: $14.99
Kindle: $4.99

Taylor Grant, Joe McKinney, Rick Hautala, Gary Fry, Ross Warren, Marty Young, Stephen Bacon, Dean M Drinkel, Richard Thomas, Sam Stone, Eric S Brown, Mark Sheldon, Steve Lockley, Robert S. Wilson, Jeremy C Shipp, Jeff Strand, Lawrence Santoro, E.C. McMullen Jr., Rena Mason, John Kenny and Gary A. Braunbeck. Includes a poem by Adam Lowe. Edited by Joe Mynhardt. Published by Crystal Lake Publishing.

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Fear-the-Reaper-ebook/dp/B00G1MBNXE/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1382638365

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fear-the-Reaper-ebook/dp/B00G1MBNXE/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382638609&sr=1-2&keywords=fear+the+reaper
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 26, 2013, 06:01:39 AM
Here is a YouTube reading of Adam Lowe’s Hecate poem, which, since it's about a female Grim Reaper, fits in perfectly with the opening story, about the birth of death. ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWLvs7tIBwY&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 01, 2013, 01:14:52 PM
Please check out this MWC post about the 2013 This Is Horror Awards: http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=50593.0
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 03, 2013, 03:30:16 AM
Today is the last day to help out the family of the late Rick Hautala:

If you purchase a paperback or Kindle copy of Crystal Lake Publishing’s brand new Fear the Reaper anthology, all profits will go to Rick’s family.

Fear the Reaper is a 402 page horror anthology about Death and the ever-creeping Grim Reaper. TOC: Joe McKinney, Sam Stone, Gary Fry, Gary A. Braunbeck, Jeremy C Shipp, Jeff Strand, Rena Mason, Richard Thomas, Eric S Brown, Ross Warren, Lawrence Santoro, E.C. McMullen Jr. (Feo Amante), John Kenny, Taylor Grant, Marty Young, Stephen Bacon, Dean M Drinkel, Mark Sheldon, Steve Lockley, Robert S. Wilson, and Rick Hautala. Includes a poem by Adam Lowe. Edited by Joe Mynhardt. Cover by Ben Baldwin. Interior artwork by Will Jacques.
Paperback: $14.24
Kindle: $4.99.

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Fear-Reaper-Gary-A-Braunbeck-ebook/dp/B00G1MBNXE/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_imgnr_1
Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fear-Reaper-Gary-A-Braunbeck-ebook/dp/B00G1MBNXE/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_X62S

Website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/books.php
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crystallakepub
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Crystallakepublishing

If you’re already a Crystal Lake Publishing fan or have read some of our books, please nominate us in this year’s This Is Horror Awards: http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/horror-awards-2013-public-nominations-open/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 04, 2013, 08:54:51 AM
Reviews for Fear the Reaper are coming in.

Here's a bit from Readers' Favourite:
"There are stories in Fear the Reaper that you will be repeating to your grandchildren around the campfire some warm summer’s eve. There are others you will go to great pains to forget. Fear the Reaper in its entirety is a sterling example of what can result when a superb editor invites some excellent, if unknown, authors to participate in a great tribute to a great man."

You can read the rest here (they even had nice things to say about me): http://readersfavorite.com/book-review/13480

Here's a bit from Mass Movement Magazine: "Crystal Lake Publishing is known for releasing great horror and this new anthology, edited by the dark heart of Joe Mynhardt, is no exception. Though death (or the fear of it) is an integral part of any horror story, this collection takes it to another level by focusing on death him/herself. Starting with the poem Hecate by Adam Lowe, this is a dark journey that includes one possible origin of death, a look at the downside of immortality and an alternate idea of what might be the ultimate fate of mankind."

Here's the rest: http://massmovement.co.uk/fear-reaper-edited-joe-mynhardt/

Best of all, Amazon has marked it down once again. Probably because it's selling so well. Paperback: $13.49 + Kindle: $4.99
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 05, 2013, 09:47:53 AM
Crystal Lake Publishing's newest book is now semi-available.  ;D

Americans can get Kevin Lucia’s Things Slip Through at a pre-launch price of only $11.99 through Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4416308

There will be a sale on Kindle copies for the UK on the 10th.
Join our FB launch for pre-launch reviews and links: http://www.facebook.com/events/603441363055736/?source=1

Check out our For the Fans photo gallery as well. If you share a photo of you holding one of our books (paperback or eBook), you might just be rewarded: http://www.crystallakepub.com/photo-gallery---for-the-fans.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 08, 2013, 11:05:54 AM
Here's my newest guest blog on Nerine Dorman's blog: http://nerinedorman.blogspot.com/2013/11/fear-reaper-with-joe-myhardt.html
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 09, 2013, 12:16:00 AM
Because Sundays are pretty quiet on social media sites, the author and I decided to move the eBook release up a bit. So...

You can pick up the Kindle from your local Amazon outlet. UK readers can take advantage of the low price of only £2.58 (promotion ends Friday).
http://www.amazon.com/Things-Slip-Through-Kevin-Lucia-ebook/dp/B00GIOAXU4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383929460&sr=8-1&keywords=things+slip+through

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Things-Slip-Through-Kevin-Lucia-ebook/dp/B00GIOAXU4/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1383929350&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=things+slip+through

The official release is Friday the 15th. Would've been cool if it was the Friday the 13th.   ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 13, 2013, 11:17:29 PM
It's a day or two early, but here it is:  ;)

Things Slip Through by Kevin Lucia is now available in paperback and eBook. Another great release by Crystal Lake Publishing.

Meet Chris Baker, the new sheriff of the quiet Adirondack town of Clifton Heights. As one inexplicable case after another forces him to confront the townsfolk in The Skylark Diner, it's the furtive Gavin Patchett that hands Chris a collection of not-so-fictional short stories that tumbles him into a world of sliding monsters, ageless demons and vengeful citizens.
As Chris reads through the stories the veil starts to lift, and he soon questions what is real and what's not, and whether he really wants to know.
Nothing will ever be the same again.

“Violent and gritty, mysterious and frightening, Lucia spins out a consistent stream of tight prose. Constant tension and ever-building suspense, I could not put the book down. It might be a collection of short stories – might sell as a collection of short stories. I figured it out! Don’t let Kevin Lucia or the publisher fool you. Don’t be tricked. This, Things Slip Through, is an amazing NOVEL." - Phillip Tomasso

$13.29 for the paperback and $4.99 for the DRM disabled Kindle

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Things-Slip-Through-Kevin-Lucia/dp/0992170702/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Things-Slip-Through-Kevin-Lucia/dp/0992170702/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1384349676&sr=8-1

www.crystallakepub.com
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 14, 2013, 07:46:07 AM
Great review of Fear the Reaper by another satisfied customer. Thanks, Anthony Watson: http://anthony-watson.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/fear-reaper.html

Get your paperback or Kindle version here (or any other Amazon outlet):
http://www.amazon.com/Fear-Reaper-Gary-A-Braunbeck-ebook/dp/B00G1MBNXE/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_imgnr_1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fear-Reaper-Gary-A-Braunbeck-ebook/dp/B00G1MBNXE/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_X62S
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 19, 2013, 01:09:54 PM
My first attempt at making a banner:
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 21, 2013, 08:44:12 AM
Look what came in the post yesterday.  ;D

I also found a way to shorten Amazon links, and make them universal, so no matter where you live, the links will take you to your country's Amazon.  ;)

Here are all the current books from Crystal Lake Publishing, and they're available from all Amazon outlets in paperback and Kindle:

Fear the Reaper: http://myBook.to/fearthereaper

Kevin Lucia’s Things Slip Through: http://getbook.at/ThingsSlipThrough

Daniel I. Russell’s Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem: http://getbook.at/Tricks

Paul Kane’s Sleeper(s): http://getbook.at/Sleepers

For the Night is Dark: http://mybook.to/ForTheNightIsDark

Joe Mynhardt’s Lost in the Dark: http://mybook.to/LostInTheDark

Check out our website: www.crystallakepub.com
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/crystallakepub
Chat with us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Crystallakepublishing

Future releases include Gary McMahon's Where You Live, Samurai and Other Stories by William Meikle, The Outsiders, Tales From the Lake Vol.1, Children of the Grave and many more, including a couple of top secret projects.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 28, 2013, 11:45:54 AM
Here are all the reviews I received for Crystal Lake Publishing's books this month: http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/reviews-2013-11-things-slip-through-fear-the-reaper

I'm very happy to say that Things Slip Through is our best seller to date. Word-of-mouth has really picked up and the books are flying off the Amazon shelves.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on November 28, 2013, 11:59:56 AM
Great news, Joe. Let the good words keep spreading. :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 28, 2013, 12:07:30 PM
Great news, Joe. Let the good words keep spreading. :)

Thanks, Sio.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 02, 2013, 12:38:54 PM
The winner of Crystal Lake Publishing's Tales From the Lake horror writing competition - 2013 is... Jenn Loring!

1st place: Jenn Loring with The Fine Art of Wrecking
2nd place: J Daniel Stone with Alternative Muses
3rd place: William Ritchie with Las Maquinas

I’m pleased to announce that instead of publishing only the winner’s story in Tales From the Lake Vol.1, we’ll be publishing all three stories.

Honourable Mentions go to:
Picture Perfect by Eric Dimbleby
False Prophet by Joshua L. Hood
Healer by Sam Witt
Strange Presents by Richard Farren Barber

The final TOC for Tales From the Lake Vol.1 is now as follows:
Graham Masterton
Taylor Grant
G.N. Braun
John Palisano
Charles Day
John Paul Allen
Joan De La Haye
Bev Vincent
Tim Curran
Elizabeth Massie
Tim Waggoner
Blaze McRob (poetry)
Jenn Loring
J. Daniel Stone
William Ritchie

Thanks again to our amazing judges: Geoff Brown, Taylor Grant, Charles Day, John Paul Allen and John Palisano.

Jenn also wins:
Fifty US Dollars
Bragging rights
A bio page on the Crystal Lake Publishing website and lots of promotions/interviews
One hell of a career boost
The opportunity to submit your very own short story collection or novella for possible publication by us
A signed Limited Edition (collectors issue) copy of the very first Evil Jester Presents comic book
1st place certificate

J. Daniel Stone will also receive:
Thirty US Dollars
A signed copy of either a G.N. Braun or John Palisano novel
A 20 000 word edit by Joe Mynhardt
2nd place certificate

William Ritchie takes home:
Ten US Dollars
A 10 000 word edit by Joe Mynhardt
A signed copy of either a G.N. Braun or John Palisano novel (depending on the choice of the 2nd place winner)
3rd place certificate
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on December 02, 2013, 12:41:01 PM
Congratulations winners -- and thanks for running the competition, Joe. It was a great opportunity. ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 02, 2013, 12:42:21 PM
And there'll definitely be another one next year, Sio.  :)

A little bit different, of course.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 03, 2013, 10:52:22 AM
Out now in paperback (eBook coming December 10th): Amazon: http://getBook.at/WhereYouLive

Horror is everywhere…

It’s waiting behind a closed door, sitting in an ordinary chair, or following you on a country walk. Perhaps it’s washed up on a tranquil beach, hanging at a local skate park, recorded on an MP3 player hard drive, or even embedded somewhere deep within the design of something as simple and innocuous as a supermarket barcode.

Horror is everywhere, in the shadows and in the light.

It takes on every shape, comes in every conceivable size.

But most of all it’s right where you live.

Author: Gary McMahon
Published by: Crystal Lake Publishing
Cover by: Ben Baldwin
Interior artwork by: Niall Parkinson
eBook formatting by: Robert Swartwood
Edited by: Joe Mynhardt

Release: paperback is out now; eBook will be available December 10th,

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18970903-where-you-live

Facebook Launch Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/177782779085011/

“Horror - but full of emotion and substance. A real commentary on the human experience.” – Kevin Lucia, author of Things Slip Through

“The latest collection from the prolific pen of Gary McMahon takes twelve stories from his sold out, very limited, collection It Knows Where You Live and adds to these an additional seven stories. McMahon is a great proponent of the short story and the selection on offer here maintains his reputation for strong, emotionally impactful fiction.” – Ross Warren, Dark Minds Press
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 07, 2013, 11:04:01 AM
Competition time:  ;)

With Gary McMahon's Where You Live being launched on the 10th of December, here are a few competitions you might take a chance at:

For a signed paperback: http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/gary-mcmahon-competition/

For an eBook copy: http://indiehorrorblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/new-ebook-for-gary-mcmahon-and-our.html

Join the Facebook event and share some of the promotional posts to win an eBook copy of For the Night is Dark, which contains
another gripping story by Gary McMahon.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 09, 2013, 08:38:07 AM
Here's a new interview where I chat about the company, our books, authors and the publishing industry:
http://patbertram.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/joe-mynhardt-publisher-at-crystal-lake-publishing/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 10, 2013, 04:03:02 AM
The big day has finally arrived.  :)

Now available: Gary McMahon’s Where You Live in paperback and Kindle. (http://getBook.at/WhereYouLive)

"Gary McMahon is a spellbinding storyteller." - Graham Joyce

"Gary McMahon's horror is heartfelt, his characters flawed and desperate..." - Tim Lebbon

"Gary McMahon is one of the finest of a new breed of horror writers." - Steve Rasnic Tem

Horror is everywhere…

It’s waiting behind a closed door, sitting in an ordinary chair, or following you on a country walk. Perhaps it’s washed up on a tranquil beach, hanging at a local skate park, recorded on an MP3 player hard drive, or even embedded somewhere deep within the design of something as simple and innocuous as a supermarket barcode.

Horror is everywhere, in the shadows and in the light.

It takes on every shape, comes in every conceivable size.

But most of all it’s right where you live.

Author: Gary McMahon
Published by: Crystal Lake Publishing
Cover by: Ben Baldwin
Interior artwork for the paperback by: Niall Parkinson
eBook formatting by: Robert Swartwood
Edited by: Joe Mynhardt

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18970903-where-you-live

“Horror - but full of emotion and substance. A real commentary on the human experience.” – Kevin Lucia, author of Things Slip Through

“The latest collection from the prolific pen of Gary McMahon takes twelve stories from his sold out, very limited, collection It Knows Where You Live and adds to these an additional seven stories. McMahon is a great proponent of the short story and the selection on offer here maintains his reputation for strong, emotionally impactful fiction.” – Ross Warren, Dark Minds Press

What Gary has to say: http://www.garymcmahon.com/2013/12/where-you-live.html
Be sure to check out the Crystal Lake Publishing blog within the next two days, since there will be a very interesting interview between the two of us. I wanted to know about Gary’s favourite stories… and a few more weird things.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 11, 2013, 01:54:39 AM
Interview with Gary McMahon about his new collection, Where You Live. We chat about a few of our favourite stories, as well as what's next for Gary McMahon.

http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/a-word-for-a-word-with-gary-mcmahon
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on December 11, 2013, 05:18:21 AM
Do you do all these interviews online Joe or do you speak to any of the people by telephone at all?
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 11, 2013, 01:22:30 PM
Do you do all these interviews online Joe or do you speak to any of the people by telephone at all?

All via email, Sio. I should probably use Skype, but like most other writers, I'm a bit on the shy side.  :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 11, 2013, 01:23:00 PM
Crystal Lake Publishing's newest book, Gary McMahon's Where You Live, makes it onto the Ginger Nuts of Horror blog's Christmas Gift Guide.
Well done to everyone involved, especially the cover artist, Ben Baldwin.

http://gingernutsofhorror.com/4/post/2013/12/the-ginger-nuts-of-horror-christmas-gift-guide.html
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 12, 2013, 11:20:33 AM
Here's a nice interview I did about Crystal Lake Publishing. Great questions.

http://sergiopereira.co.za/2013/12/12/publisher-interview-joe-mynhardt-crystal-lake-publishing/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 16, 2013, 07:26:22 AM
Here are two more interviews I've done recently, just chatting about the company:

http://davebrendon.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/spotlight-crystal-lake-publishing/

http://traciemcbridewriter.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/ten-q-as-with-crystal-lake-publishing/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 17, 2013, 01:05:26 PM
What a busy day.

Here's a new interview courtesy of MWC's own Lin Treadgold: http://itslinhere.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/from-romance-to-horror/#comment-562

A new review for the Fear the Reaper horror anthology: "... the tales told in Fear the Reaper have a wonderful twist at the end that will leave you shocked, horrified and, now and then, delighted. A book that will chill you to the bone and have you switching on all the lights at night, Fear the Reaper should appeal to all readers of the horror and dark fantasy genre." - Ellen Fritz - Books4Tomorrow
Read the rest here: http://myBook.to/fearthereaper

A great review for Gary McMahon's Where You Live collection, by Horror World:
http://horrorworld.org/hw/2013/12/where-you-live/

And...

In an effort to expand the market, Crystal Lake Publishing books will soon be available in all eBook formats, from Kindle to Kobo, Palm readers, iPads, Nooks, eReader apps and so on and so forth.
The first book is already available, and if you use this coupon code (MV74H), you’ll get 50% off the $4.99 price tag. This promotion only lasts only a few days.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 2par on December 17, 2013, 03:06:05 PM
Really nice interview on Lin's blog. I enjoyed it very much.
I don't write, nor read horror anymore. But you make me want to.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 17, 2013, 03:19:05 PM
Really nice interview on Lin's blog. I enjoyed it very much.
I don't write, nor read horror anymore. But you make me want to.

That's great. Just know that I don't really publish gore and a lot of the unrealistic horror stuff. A lot of these stories are beautifully
written stories about human behaviour under pressure and psychological thrillers. They're quite difficult to label, so most people just
stick to calling it horror. I prefer dark fiction.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 18, 2013, 06:22:40 AM
MWC's main man, Nick Daws, allowed me to run my mouth on his blog: http://www.mywritingblog.com/2013/12/an-interview-with-joe-mynhardt-of.html

Thanks, Nick.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Nick on December 18, 2013, 08:55:22 AM
Most welcome, Joe. Great interview  :D

I'm looking forward to publishing a guest post from Joe soon as well.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 19, 2013, 01:16:33 AM
Most welcome, Joe. Great interview  :D

Thanks, Nick.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 20, 2013, 02:13:51 AM
It’s Goodreads Giveaway time again. What’s up for grabs? It’s a paperback copy of Gary McMahon’s brand new Where You Live collection. This is an international giveaway that ends December 31st.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/75186-where-you-live
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 23, 2013, 04:57:06 AM
Since the KDP Countdown Deal on Kevin Lucia's Things Slip Through was such a success in the USA, we thought we'd do the same for Crystal Lake Publishing's UK fans, as well.
So, for the next 2 days and 22 hours, you can get Things Slip Through for only £0.99. After that it'll incrementally make its way back to full price on the 29th.

The sooner you act, the more you'll save.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Things-Slip-Through-Kevin-Lucia-ebook/dp/B00GIOAXU4/ref=la_B003L29OEM_1_1_bnp_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387792214&sr=1-1
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 23, 2013, 10:18:22 AM
I'm writing articles these days.

Here's my 15 tips on being your own agent, whether you have one or not:
http://www.mywritingblog.com/2013/12/how-to-be-your-own-agent-whether-you.html
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 23, 2013, 10:20:24 AM
Oh, and great news. Crystal Lake Publishing's books are slowly becoming available on Smashwords, which gives eBook readers a lot more choices.

More books will join as time goes by, but for now you can get the following two books on Smashwords:

Fear the Reaper:
“There are stories in Fear the Reaper that you will be repeating to your grandchildren around the campfire some warm summer’s eve.” – Lee Ashford – Readers’ Favorite

Only $13.49 for the paperback and $4.99 for Kindle or ePub.
Universal Amazon link: http://myBook.to/fearthereaper
Smashwords:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/390994

For the Night is Dark:
“… stories that encourages the reader to explore their own fear (or thrill) of the dark, and to perhaps take that second look when something darts out of darkness in the corner of their eye.” - Casey Chaplin - Sanitarium Magazine

Only $12.90 for the paperback and $4.99 for the Kindle.
Universal Amazon link:http://mybook.to/ForTheNightIsDark
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/388969
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 26, 2013, 12:05:25 AM
Great news, Crystal Lake Publishing has been nominated for publisher of the year in the This Is Horror Awards 2013.
Please follow the link to vote, I'd really appreciate it. And if you love our covers, please vote Ben Baldwin as artist of the year, as well.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas.  ;)

http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/horror-awards-2013/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 02, 2014, 09:14:57 AM
Big announcement to start off 2014:

Later this year Jasper Bark and Crystal Lake Publishing will present you with a new collection filled with guilty pleasures: Jasper Bark’s Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts.

But since Jasper and I appreciate all the readers so much, and we know you just can't wait to get your hands on this gruesome goodness, we decided to release the title story, Stuck On You, as an eBook novella a bit earlier than the full collection. But be warned, it's a really naughty novella (sounds like the name of a new genre). This might be the first book I publish with an 18 age restriction.

The cover art and interior artwork will be done by award-winning artist Rob Moran. It can’t get much better than this.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on January 02, 2014, 09:21:22 AM
Great news, Crystal Lake Publishing has been nominated for publisher of the year in the This Is Horror Awards 2013.
Please follow the link to vote, I'd really appreciate it. And if you love our covers, please vote Ben Baldwin as artist of the year, as well.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas.  ;)

http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/horror-awards-2013/

Publisher of the Year

 1. ChiZine
2. Crystal Lake Publishing
 3. Eraserhead Press
 4. Salt Publishing
 5. Spectral Press


Make sure you vote -- awards@thisishorror.co.uk send your vote here. Obviously you nominate Crystal Lake Publishing as Publisher of the Year First Choice = Crystal Lake Publilshing. ;)

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 02, 2014, 09:23:48 AM
Publisher of the Year

 1. ChiZine
2. Crystal Lake Publishing
 3. Eraserhead Press
 4. Salt Publishing
 5. Spectral Press


Make sure you vote -- awards@thisishorror.co.uk send your vote here. Obviously you nominate Crystal Lake Publishing as Publisher of the Year First Choice = Crystal Lake Publilshing. ;)


 :D Thanks, Sio.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on January 02, 2014, 09:30:16 AM
And a Tweet placed. ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 02, 2014, 11:01:57 AM
And a Tweet placed. ;)

;-)

Almost forgot, here's my Year in Review post with a few more announcements for 2014: http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/a-year-in-review-2013
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 09, 2014, 03:20:13 PM
Updates from Crystal Lake Publishing:

You can now get the eBook version of William Meikle’s Samurai and Other Stories on pre-order from Smashwords. Only $4.99. You can also download the first 10% of the book for free: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/395768
You can also buy a pre-launch paperback copy directly from Createspace for only $12.99 (very beneficial to US citizens, since you'll have the book in your hands even before the launch): https://www.createspace.com/4596794
Samurai and Other Stories will be released on Amazon and the Crystal Lake Publishing website on the 25th of January (William’s birthday).

Crystal Lake Publishing merchandise is now available through our website. You’ll find everything from mugs and stationary to clothes and Kindle covers… and a bunch in-between. http://www.crystallakepub.com/merchandise.php

And remember, you only have till this Sunday to vote for Crystal Lake Publishing in the This Is Horror Awards 2013. ;-)
http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/horror-awards-2013/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on January 09, 2014, 03:23:03 PM
And remember, you only have till this Sunday to vote for Crystal Lake Publishing in the This Is Horror Awards 2013. ;-)
http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/horror-awards-2013/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 10, 2014, 09:03:53 AM
New author interview. This time with author and musician, John Palisano: http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog/a-word-for-a-word-with-john-palisano
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 16, 2014, 08:33:08 AM
Join the FB event in celebration of William Meikle's next book, Samurai and Other Stories (and his birthday on the very same day).

This event page will be used to keep everyone updated about the release, links, reviews, prices, specials, giveaways and contests. Yip, even a signed copy will be up for grabs.

This is also the first release of Crystal Lake Publishing for 2014. Exciting stuff.

https://www.facebook.com/events/268920889925983/?source=1
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 17, 2014, 10:33:23 AM
Win a signed paperback copy of William Meikle's upcoming Samurai and Other Stories.

Check out the event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/268920889925983/?source=1
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 18, 2014, 02:28:06 PM
Sanitarium Magazine gives Kevin Lucia’s Things Slip Through 91%:

“Kevin Lucia… knows how to write characters, and how to seamlessly flow those characters into an overarching story”

Buy yours now for only $4.99 (eBook) or $11.57 (paperback): http://getbook.at/ThingsSlipThrough
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 20, 2014, 11:31:56 AM
With the release of William Meikle's Samurai and Other Stories, here are a few things you might want to take a look at:

1) Win a signed paperback copy of William's Samurai and Other Stories:

All you have to do is:
* Subscribe to William's newsletter (and receive a free eBook): http://www.williammeikle.com/newsletter.html
* Follow William Meikle on FB: https://www.facebook.com/williammeikle
* Follow William Meikle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/williemeikle
* Follow Crystal Lake Publishing on Twitter: https://twitter.com/crystallakepub
* Follow Crystal Lake Publishing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Crystallakepublishing

And if you feel like it, subscribe to Crystal Lake Publishing's mailing list, which only goes out on new releases:http://www.crystallakepub.com/contact-us.php

The draw will take place on the 24th of January.

2) Win a Mobi or ePub eBook: http://indiehorrorblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/ebook-giveaway-william-meikles-samurai.html

3) Goodreads Giveaway: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/78587-samurai-and-other-stories

And…
You can download the first 10% of the book for free from Smashwords:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/395768

Remember, Americans can already purchase a copy directly from Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4596794

If you’re a true William Meikle fan (like I am), make sure you get a copy of For the Night Is Dark, which includes his story ‘Don’t Let the Dark Stop You
Shining.’
Amazon: http://mybook.to/ForTheNightIsDark
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/388969 (enter the coupon code EV63B for 50% discount)

Reviews:
1) http://www.gingernutsofhorror.com/4/post/2014/01/horror-fiction-review-samurai-other-stories-by-william-meikle.html
2) http://massmovement.co.uk/samurai-stories-william-meikle/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 08, 2014, 02:25:23 AM
Two new covers to share.

The first is a non-fiction book filled with career advice for every possible direction a horror writer could take. From comics and movies to editing
and self-publishing, even podcasting and reviewing. This book will be out in eBook format only, and is due some time in March.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 08, 2014, 02:27:33 AM
And this one is for an erotic horror novella called Stuck On You. It hails from the twisted mind of UK's Jasper Bark.

This one is not for the faint at heart, and will be published on the 28th of March.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 11, 2014, 11:43:00 AM
I am very happy to announce that my Crystal Lake Publishing, which started in August 2012, has won Publisher of the Year in the This Is Horror Awards 2013.

Thank you so much for everyone who voted, especially MWC members who helped out. I'm glad to see the effort of everyone involved in the projects motivated you to vote for us.
Thanks to reviewers, bloggers, artists, writers, friends, family and all our hardcore fans. Love ya.

And thanks to the folks at This Is Horror for all their hard work.

Congrats to all the other winners and finalists, especially Ben Baldwin and Lawrence Santoro.

Novel of the Year: Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep
Artist of the year: Ben Baldwin
Podcast: Tales to Terrify – Lawrence Santoro
Film of the year: American Mary
TV Series: American Horror Story – Asylum
Graphic Novel: Locke & Key
Short Story Collection: Fish Bites Cop!: Stories To Bash Authorities by David James Keaton
Short Fiction: Interstate Love Affair by Stephen Graham Jones (From Three Miles Past)
Anthology: The Booked. Anthology (Edited by Pela Via)
Magazine of the Year: The Horror Zine
Event of the year: FrightFest 2013
Soundtrack: Evil Dead
Video Game: The Last of Us
Tattoo Artist: Matt Oddboy Barratt-Jones

http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/horror-awards-2013-winners/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: ma100 on February 11, 2014, 11:49:55 AM
Congratulations Joe, well done indeed. ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on February 11, 2014, 11:52:57 AM
***Applause, whoops, cheers***


Congratulations Joe -- I'm stoked. ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 11, 2014, 11:54:44 AM
Thanks, Ma and Sio.

You played a big role in helping out, Sio. I'll never forget it.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on February 11, 2014, 11:55:16 AM
You're welcome. ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: DistantSun on February 11, 2014, 02:49:42 PM
Woo hoo!! Yay!! Congratulations Joe!!
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 12, 2014, 01:34:03 PM
Woo hoo!! Yay!! Congratulations Joe!!

Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 12, 2014, 02:45:52 PM
To celebrate our win as Publisher of the Year in the This Is Horror Awards 2013 (http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/awards/2013-winners/publisher-year/), Crystal Lake Publishing is having a $2.99 sale on our Ebooks (Kindle, ePub etc.).

Or check out the FB event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/210898072444164/

So come on over and check what all the fuss is about. ;-)
Sale ends Monday the 17th.

Here is our current selection:

William Meikle’s Samurai and Other Stories:
Click here for more info and reviews: http://www.crystallakepub.com/samurai-and-other-stories.php
Amazon (paperback and Kindle): http://getbook.at/Amazon-Samurai
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/395768

Gary McMahon’s Where You Live:
Click here for more info and reviews: http://www.crystallakepub.com/where-you-live.php
Amazon (paperback and Kindle): http://getBook.at/WhereYouLive
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/393778

Kevin Lucia’s Things Slip Through:
Click here for more info and reviews: http://www.crystallakepub.com/things-slip-through.php
Amazon (paperback or Kindle): http://getbook.at/ThingsSlipThrough
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/405470

Fear the Reaper:
Click here for more info and reviews: http://www.crystallakepub.com/fear-the-reaper.php
Amazon (paperback and Kindle): http://myBook.to/fearthereaper
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/390994

Daniel I. Russell’s Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem:
Click here for more info and reviews: http://www.crystallakepub.com/tricks-mischief-and-mayhem.php
Amazon (paperback and Kindle): http://getbook.at/Tricks

Paul Kane’s Sleeper(s):
Click here for more info and reviews: http://www.crystallakepub.com/sleepers.php
Amazon (paperback and Kindle) http://getbook.at/Sleepers

For the Night is Dark:
Click here for more info and reviews: http://www.crystallakepub.com/for-the-night-is-dark.php
Amazon (paperback and Kindle): http://mybook.to/ForTheNightIsDark
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/388969

Joe Mynhardt’s Lost in the Dark:
Click here for more info and reviews: http://www.crystallakepub.com/lost-in-the-dark.php
Amazon (paperback and Kindle): http://mybook.to/LostInTheDark

All these books are available in paperback, as well.

Joe Mynhardt
www.crystallakepub.com
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 15, 2014, 08:16:51 AM
New review for Gary McMahon's Where You Live:

"This is true horror. If there are ghosts here, they’re the ghosts of aspiration, of hope and civility. The monsters are the unspoken things lurking in the shadows of places and the recesses of the mind. Gary McMahon has quietly written his way into the upper echelon of contemporary dark fiction writers, and Where You Live is a collection not to be missed." - Josh Black - Hellnotes

You can read the rest here: http://hellnotes.com/where-you-live-book-review
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 21, 2014, 08:40:35 AM
Please welcome Graham Masterton to Crystal Lake Publishing.

If you're looking for something to read, why not his very impressive bio: http://www.crystallakepub.com/graham-masterton.php

I was a big fan of Graham's books growing up (and I still am), so it's a huge honour to have him included not only in Tales From the Lake Vol.1, but in Horror 101 as well. Both books coming within the next few months.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 22, 2014, 01:00:47 PM
Just signed horror legend Jack Ketchum for Horror 101. His article on horror kept me awake last night.
It was so surreal chatting with him via email. Not something I'm used to.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 22, 2014, 02:03:01 PM
His article on horror kept me awake last night.


Did it keep you awake due to fright? Or was it playing the conversation back in your head?

Had to feel like a real feather in your cap to add Jack Ketchum to Horror 101.

 ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 22, 2014, 03:33:59 PM
Did it keep you awake due to fright? Or was it playing the conversation back in your head?
Had to feel like a real feather in your cap to add Jack Ketchum to Horror 101.
 ;D

His wise words kept me awake, since the book is all about career advice. It was so nice chatting with him again
today.

I also signed Edward Lee today, another legend. I'm not going to let this momentum die down without a fight.  :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: ma100 on February 22, 2014, 03:55:46 PM
You are doing great Joe. :-*
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 22, 2014, 03:58:36 PM
You are doing great Joe. :-*

Thanks, Ma. Now to try and get some sleep.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 25, 2014, 12:02:49 PM
In the last few days I've signed horror legends Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee and Ramsey Campbell to contribute to Crystal Lake Publishing's
upcoming Horror 101 eBook, a non-fiction book filled with career advice for (mostly) horror authors.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 03, 2014, 01:37:21 PM
Just a little feature about me being the editor of an online Steampunk series: http://steampunktrain.blogspot.com/2014/03/celebration-station-day-2-staff-rundown.html
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on March 03, 2014, 01:48:18 PM
 ;D Great.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 07, 2014, 12:19:03 PM
Here it is, folks. The stories to look forward to in Tales From the Lake Vol.1, in alphabetical order (if everyone thing runs smoothly, it could be published by end of June, definitely end of July):

O’Halloran’s by John Paul Allen
Junksick by G. N. Braun
Devil’s Night by Tim Curran
Game On by Charles Day
The Reunion by Joan De La Haye
Dead Pull by Taylor Grant
The Fine Art of Wrecking by Jennifer Loring (winner of Tales From the Lake 2013)
Don’t Look at Me by Elizabeth Massie
Witch-Compass by Graham Masterton
Devil Dolls and Saint Patty's Night At The Crown (poems) by Blaze McRob
Perrollo’s Ladder by John Palisano
Las Maquinas by William Ritchey (3rd place in Tales From the Lake 2013)
Alternative Muses by J Daniel Stone (2nd place in Tales From the Lake 2013)
Lady of Lost Lake by Bev Vincent
Lover, Come Back to Me by Tim Waggoner

Foreword by Rocky Wood
Artwork by Ben Baldwin
Edited by Joe Mynhardt
Published by Crystal Lake Publishing - www.crystallakepub.com
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 07, 2014, 01:23:43 PM
Looks like an interesting line-up Joe.  ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 08, 2014, 01:52:36 AM
Looks like an interesting line-up Joe.  ;D

Thanks, Alice.
It certainly is.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 18, 2014, 11:38:24 AM
Just started a new blog tour for a book that's coming out later this month. This is more erotic horror, so readers beware.  ;) Follow the Facebook event for blog link, giveaways and quirky challenges:
https://www.facebook.com/events/603128156436270/?ref_notif_type=like&source=1


For too long now award winning author Jasper Bark has been allowed to skulk in the shadows committing his unspeakable acts. If he isn’t tearing out the throat of acclaimed author Joseph D’Lacey or eating the brains of best selling novelist David Moody he’s detailing some of the worst acts ever committed to fiction.
This has to STOP. We have to expose his checkered history to the horror blogosphere at large. Recently we at Crystal Lake Publishing tied Jasper to a chair and beat a confession out of him. The results of this cross examination can be found in a series of daily blogs.

This seems a necessary practice in order to prepare you for the twisted tale that is Stuck On You, Jasper Bark’s novella, which will be published in eBook format on the 28th of March. This novella in turn will try its best to prepare you for the horror awaiting you in Jasper’s upcoming short story collection, Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts, which will be available in paperback and eBook format later this year.

Follow the tour and keep your eye on this page for competition info. Knowing Jasper, you can bet there will be quite a few entertaining challenges.

Pre-launch reviews for Stuck On You:

"Stuck On You is one of the most harrowing and entertaining pieces of dark fiction any of you are likely to encounter ... in a very brief stanza of prose Jasper gives us intense eroticism, gore, and a medical affliction seldom (if ever) tackled in the annals of fiction before. Within each small chapter, horror is piled upon horror ... so that just when you feel safe again Jasper decides to throw on yet another dark layer to the maelstrom ... And hovering under the surface is always a welcome modicum of droll humour." – Josh Black – Hellnotes

"The kind of magic we’re looking for when we search the horror section in our local book store... I recommend eating a very light meal at least an hour before you pick up this book. And don’t try to guess ahead, this ending is scrumptious; truly a masterful climax ... a ticking time bomb of vomitous delight." – Mass Movement Magazine

"Just when I thought I had seen it all in horror novels, along comes, Stuck On You. The central premise ... is truly horrifying, ... in a grotesques sort of way it is also quite amusing. Stuck On You is one hell of a wild ride that is as sexy as it is horrifying ... highly recommended." – Horror World

" disturbing, gross-out horror with ALOT of sex thrown in... fast paced and stomach turning!" – Horror-Web

"not a story for the faint of heart... hilarious, written with tongue firmly in cheek (maybe some other places as well)... It’s crazy shit, it’s crazy fun, and it all leads up to a twisted and satisfying finale." – Horror Novel Reviews

"It has a way that just seems to keep you engaged, despite smelling my dinner burning in the background ...The gore and gross factor are right up there with some pretty hot sex going on in here too." – Vix Kirkpatrick
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on March 18, 2014, 12:26:09 PM
O-kay . . . sounds like fun. ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 19, 2014, 09:26:57 AM
 :D Thanks, Sio.

Here's day one's blog: http://matthewscottbaker.com/blog/2014/03/have-you-met-horror-author-jasper-bark/

And day 2: http://indiehorrorblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/bringing-jasper-bark-to-justice-ihb.html


Join the FB event for giveaways and quirky challenges: https://www.facebook.com/events/603128156436270/?ref=br_tf
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 20, 2014, 02:11:08 PM
Day 3 of the The Bring Jasper to Justice Blog Tour and Novella Release and we still can't catch the slippery bugger: http://adelecosgrove-bray.blogspot.co.uk/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 28, 2014, 04:18:37 AM
Warning! Do not buy this book, gentle reader.

No really, we mean it. Move along, click away from this page and go look at some Dino porn instead. We’re not kidding. The only reason we published it is because award winning author Jasper Bark has got some serious dirt on us. Honestly, there’s no other reason to put out something this depraved.

This is the sickest, filthiest and most horny novella you’re likely to read this year. It will turn you on even as it turns your stomach. Think you’ve seen everything there is to see in horror and erotica? Think again! Just when you think this story can’t get any lower it finds new depths to plumb.

Why are you still reading this?! Oh God you’re going to buy it aren’t you? You can’t help yourself. You’re going to click on that purchase button and download this little bad boy.

Well don’t say we didn’t warn you...

Crystal Lake Publishing

Amazon universal link: http://getbook.at/AmazonStuckOnYou
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 2par on March 28, 2014, 05:01:35 AM
You're a riot. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 28, 2014, 05:50:31 AM
You're a riot. ;D ;D ;D

 :D Thanks.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 01, 2014, 06:38:43 AM
Since For the Night is Dark is now 1 year old, Crystal Lake Publishing is permanently dropping the paperback and eBook prices. Happy birthday, For the Night is Dark! Can't believe it's been a year.  :o

Includes stories by Gary McMahon, William Meikle, Jasper Bark, Jeremy C Shipp, Robert Walker, Stephen Bacon, Mark West, Scott Nicholson, Tonia Brown, G.N. Braun, Blaze McRob, Benedict J. Jones, Daniel I Russell, Kevin Lucia, Tracie Mcbride, Armand Rosamilia, John Claude Smith, Ray Cluley, Carole Johnstone and Joe Mynhardt.
Edited by Ross Warren. Cover art by Ben Baldwin.

Paperback: $13.49 / £8.40
eBook: $4.50 / £2.70

Crystal Lake Publishing (Kindle): http://www.crystallakepub.com/for-the-night-is-dark.php
Amazon (Kindle and paperback): http://mybook.to/ForTheNightIsDark
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/388969
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/for-the-night-is-dark-joe-mynhardt/1114995155?ean=9780992170721
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 03, 2014, 03:21:26 PM
Official Crystal Lake Publishing announcement:

I am happy to announce that Crystal Lake is growing growing, folks.

As of right now, the highly-skilled and talented Emma Audsley is appointed as Publishing and Editing Consultant. Emma will take charge in a few projects, and do some marketing/editing and proofreading for Crystal Lake Publishing. This is a temporary appointment (few months or years; who's counting?), until Emma moves on with her own publishing company, Screaming Spires Publishing. We're basically joining forces to bring you top quality horror fiction by amazing authors. So be prepared for some amazing projects.

Welcome aboard, Emma.

More about Emma:
Emma Audsley was born for horror fiction. With a burning desire to help the horror genre evolve & expand, she helps in her own little ways namely reviewing, editing & mentoring.
Born in the UK in 1977 she's had a long time to study the field & adores this eerie genre of ours.
She's proud & honoured to be working alongside Joe Mynhardt as Publishing & Editing Consultant. Having already worked with many notable names in Horror, she is ready to assist Crystal Lake Publishing in their blazing trail across the plains of the genre.
Emma also has a review site over at http://thehorrificallyhorrifyinghorrorblog.com/, she's a member of the British Fantasy Society & The Horror Writers Association where she hosted 2014's Women in Horror Month & is currently assisting in the lead up to The Bram Stoker Awards alongside Douglas Murano.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on April 03, 2014, 03:25:48 PM
Great stuff, Joe -- I'm sure Emma will do a great job. Congratulations to you both. ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 03, 2014, 03:30:22 PM
Thanks, Sio.

With her also comes a lot of contacts I've been dying to work with. Good times ahead.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 12, 2014, 11:45:11 AM
Another great review for Jasper Bark's disturbing Stuck On You. 4.5/5 stars!

"Jasper Bark does a good job of making the reader as uncomfortable as possible." - eBookWyrm

http://www.ebookwyrm.blogspot.com/2014/04/stuck-on-you-by-jasper-bark-review.html
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 18, 2014, 04:58:13 PM
Coming soon: an eBook for everyone who's ever considered writing horror, or anyone interested in writing screenplays, comics, and all the other fields open to writers.
Join the FB launch: https://www.facebook.com/events/235365056669721/?ref_notif_type=event_mall_reply&source=1

Horror 101: The Way Forward – a comprehensive overview of the Horror fiction genre and career opportunities available to established and aspiring authors. And it'll sell for only 99c. ;-)

Covering aspects such as movies, comics, short stories, ghost-writing, audiobooks, editing, publishing, self-publishing, blogging, writer’s block, YA horror, reviewing, dark poetry, networking, collaborations, eBooks, podcasts, conventions, series, formatting, web serials, artwork, social media, agents, and career advice from seasoned professionals and up-and-coming talents, Horror 101 is just what you need to kick your career into high gear.

Horror 101: The Way Forward is not your average On Writing guide, as it is more focused on the career options available to authors. But don’t fret, this book is loaded with career tips and behind-the-scene stories on how your favourite authors broke into their respective fields.

Horror 101: The Way Forward is perfect for people who are:
•   suffering from writer’s block
•   starting their writing careers
•   looking to expand their writing repertoire
•   planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing
•   looking to pay more bills with their art
•   trying to further their careers
•   trying to establish a name brand
•   looking to get published
•   planning on self-publishing
•   trying to learn more about the pros in the horror genre
•   looking for motivation and/or inspiration
•   in love the horror genre
•   not sure where to take their writing careers

Includes articles by Jack Ketchum, Graham Masterton, Edward Lee, Lucy A. Snyder, Emma Audsley, RJ Cavender, Scott Nicholson, Weston Ochse, Taylor Grant, Paul Kane, Lisa Morton, Shane McKenzie, Dean M. Drinkel, Simon Marshall-Jones, Robert W. Walker, Don D’Auria, Glenn Rolfe, Harry Shannon, Chet Williamson, Lawrence Santoro, Thomas Smith, Blaze McRob, Rocky Wood, Ellen Datlow, Iain Rob Wright, Kenneth W. Cain, Daniel I. Russell, Michael McCarty, Richard Thomas, Joan De La Haye, Michael Wilson, Francois Bloemhof, C.E.L. Welsh, Jasper Bark, Niall Parkinson, Armand Rosamilia, Tonia Brown, Ramsey Campbell, Tim Waggoner, Gary McMahon, V.H. Leslie, Eric S Brown, William Meikle, John Kenny, Gary Fry, Diane Parkin, Jim Mcleod, Siobhan McKinney, Rick Carufel, Ben Eads, Theresa Derwin, Rena Mason, Steve Rasnic Tem, Michael A. Arnzen, Joe Mynhardt, John Palisano, Mark West, Steven Savile, and a writer so famous he’s required to stay anonymous.

Cover art by Ben Baldwin
Edited by Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley
Introduction by Mort Castle
Published by Joe Mynhardt at Crystal Lake Publishing

Stay tuned for the final line-up in a few days.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on April 18, 2014, 05:03:41 PM
Yay! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 18, 2014, 05:16:25 PM
Nice seeing your name in there, Sio.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 22, 2014, 08:37:07 AM
Have you ever wanted to be a horror writer? Perhaps you have already realized that dream and you’re looking to expand your repertoire. Writing comic books sounds nice, right? Or how about screenplays?
That’s what Horror 101: The Way Forward is all about. It’s not your average On Writing guide that covers active vs. passive and other writing tips, Horror 101 is over 115 000 words focusing on the career of a horror writer. It covers not only insights into the horror genre, but the people who successfully make a living from it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/235365056669721/?source=1
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 28, 2014, 02:09:21 PM
Horror 101 is now available in Kindle format (DRM disabled for those who prefer ePub). This is not only for horror authors, but anyone interested in writing screenplays, comics, doing collaborations, eBooks,
audio books and so much more. Includes MWC member, Siobhan McKinney!  ;)

Amazon Universal Link: http://mybook.to/Horror101Amazon
Crystal Lake Publishing (for those who don't support Amazon: http://www.crystallakepub.com/horror-101.php

Horror 101: The Way Forward – a comprehensive overview of the Horror fiction genre and career opportunities available to established and aspiring authors.

Have you ever wanted to be a horror writer? Perhaps you have already realized that dream and you’re looking to expand your repertoire. Writing comic books sounds nice, right? Or how about screenplays?
That’s what Horror 101: The Way Forward is all about. It’s not your average On Writing guide that covers active vs. passive and other writing tips, Horror 101 focuses on the career of a horror writer. It covers not only insights into the horror genre, but the people who successfully make a living from it.

Horror 101: The Way Forward is not your average On Writing guide, as it is more focused on the career options available to authors. But don’t fret, this book is loaded with career tips and behind-the-scene stories on how your favourite authors broke into their respective fields.

Foreword by Mort Castle
Making Contact by Jack Ketchum
What is Horror by Graham Masterton
Bitten by the Horror Bug by Edward Lee
Reader Beware by Siobhan McKinney
Balancing Art and Commerce by Taylor Grant
From Prose to Scripts by Shane McKenzie
Writing About Films and for Film by Paul Kane
Screamplays! Writing the Horror Film by Lisa Morton
Screenplay Writing: The First Cut Is the Deepest by Dean M. Drinkel
Publishing by Simon Marshall-Jones
Weighing Up Traditional Publishing & eBook Publishing by Robert W. Walker
Glenn Rolfe Toes the Line with Samhain Horror Head Honcho, Don D’Auria by Glenn Rolfe
Bringing the Zombie to Life by Harry Shannon
Audiobooks: Your Words to Their Ears by Chet Williamson
Writing Aloud by Lawrence Santoro
Ghost-writing: You Can’t Write It If You Can’t Hear It by Thomas Smith
Ghost-writing by Blaze McRob
The Horror Writers Association - the Genre's Essential Ingredient by Rocky Wood
What a Short Story Editor Does by Ellen Datlow
Self-Publishing: Making Your Own Dreams by Iain Rob Wright
Self-Publishing: Thumb on the Button by Kenneth W. Cain
What’s the Matter with Splatter? by Daniel I. Russell
Partners in the Fantastic: The Pros and Cons of Collaborations by Michael McCarty
The Journey of “Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears” by Richard Thomas
Writing Short Fiction by Joan De La Haye
A beginner’s guide to setting up and running a website by Michael Wilson
Poetry and Horror by Blaze McRob
Horror for Kids: Not Child’s Play by Francois Bloemhof
So you want to write comic books… by C.E.L. Welsh
Horror Comics – How to Write Gory Scripts for Gruesome Artists by Jasper Bark
Some Thoughts on my Meandering within the World of Dark and Horror Art by Niall Parkinson
Writing the Series by Armand Rosamilia
Running a Web serial by Tonia Brown
Reviewing by Jim Mcleod
Avoiding What’s Been Done to Death by Ramsey Campbell
The 7 Signs that make Agents and Editors say, "Yes!" by Anonymous
The (extremely) Short Guide to Writing Horror by Tim Waggoner
Growing Ideas by Gary McMahon
Filthy Habits – Writing and Routine by Jasper Bark
A Room of One’s Own – The Lonely Path of a Writer by V.H. Leslie
Do You Need an Agent? by Eric S Brown
Ten Short Story Endings to Avoid by William Meikle
Submitting Your Work Part 2: Read the F*****g Guidelines! by John Kenny
Rejection Letters – How to Write and Respond to Them by Jasper Bark
Editing and Proofreading by Diane Parkin
On Formatting: A Concise Guide to the Most Frequently Encountered issues by Rick Carufel
How to Dismember Your Darlings – Editing Your Own Work by Jasper Bark
From Reader to Writer: Finding Inspiration by Emma Audsley
Writing Exercises by Ben Eads
The Year After Publication… by Rena Mason
Writing Horror: 12 Tips on Making a Career of It by Steve Rasnic Tem
The Five Laws of Arnzen by Michael A. Arnzen
The Cheesy Trunk of Terror by Scott Nicholson
How to be Your Own Agent, Whether You Have One or Not by Joe Mynhardt
Networking at Conventions by Lucy A. Snyder
Pitch to Impress: How to Stand Out from the Convention Crowd by RJ Cavender
You Better (Net)Work by Tim Waggoner
Vaginas in Horror by Theresa Derwin
Friendship, Writing, and the Internet by Weston Ochse
Buttoning Up Before Dinner by Gary Fry
How to Fail as an Artist in Ten Easy Steps by John Palisano
Writer’s Block by Mark West
Be the Writer You Want to Be by Steven Savile
Afterword by Joe Mynhardt
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 2par on April 28, 2014, 06:22:04 PM
I wish I liked Horror.
Good luck with all this. I bet it's truly exciting. I wish you the best.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 29, 2014, 10:19:00 AM
Thanks, 2par.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 01, 2014, 07:38:22 AM
I've faced a giant spider in The Incredible Shrinking Man; been the last man on earth in I Am Legend; brought my dead cat to life in Pet Cemetery; escaped from prison in The Count of Monte Cristo; grew up in Boy’s Life; been stabbed in Psycho; killed vampires in Dracula and Salem’s Lot; loved my son in The Road; stayed in a haunted house in Hell House; fallen in love in Frankenstein; been a priest in The Exorcist; killed gods in American Gods; made friends with ghosts in The Graveyard Book; said “My Name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." a thousand times; and battled evil in IT.

I’ve lived a thousand lives as a reader. And I look forward to creating a thousand more as a writer/publisher.

If you’re with me, then check out Crystal Lake Publishing’s range of fiction and non-fiction books: www.crystallakepub.com/books

Crystal Lake Publishing was awarded the Publisher of the Year award in the This Is Horror Awards 2013.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 08, 2014, 09:34:41 AM
After the best-selling success of the Horror 101 eBook, there will now be a paperback, as well. It should be out in June,
and since it's a special edition, there will be a few new articles included.

I'm happy to say that UK's Adam Nevill, author of books such as The Ritual, has already joined.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on May 08, 2014, 09:56:30 AM
Brilliant, Joe! ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 08, 2014, 09:59:13 AM
Brilliant, Joe! ;D

Thanks, Sio. How does it feel to share a TOC with Adam. Oh, I also lined up a NY Times Bestselling author to write
a blurb for the cover. But I can't say anything till the cover reveal.  :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on May 08, 2014, 10:05:46 AM
Eeek!  :o  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 09, 2014, 09:06:19 AM
Invites for Crystal Lake Publishing's Tales From the Lake Vol.2 anthology will be going out over the next week or two. Like last year, there will also be a writing competition connected to this anthology, so if you don't get an invite, you can always enter (and it won't cost you a cent). And just like in volume 1 (Graham Masterton), which is coming out end of May, you can expect another horror legend to be connected with this book.

Thanks again for the great artwork by Ben Baldwin.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 23, 2014, 10:16:32 AM
It is time for the 2nd annual Tales from The Lake Horror Writing Competition. And don’t worry, there are NO ENTRY FEES. That’s right, you can win money and share a Table of Contents with Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, Lisa Morton, Edward Lee, Tim Lebbon, Raven Dane, Rocky Alexander, Jim Goforth, Hal Bodner, Glen Johnson, Steven Savile, Richard Chizmar, Rena Mason, Ben Eads, Aaron Dries and Jan Edwards (with one or two possible surprises to come).

The contest will start May 30th, the same day as the release of Tales from The Lake Vol.1, and continue over a two month period, with results being announced between end of September and Halloween (depending on the number of entries). Be sure to purchase a $4.99 eBook or $12.99 paperback copy to check out last year’s winning stories: https://www.facebook.com/events/701894416536746/?source=1

Your judges will Emma Audsley, Ben Eads, Jim Goforth and myself, Joe Mynhardt.

In an attempt for a more streamlined competition than last year, there will be only two rounds this year.

Round 1: You have 150 words to divide between the synopsis and the opening of your story (title and byline do not count towards the 150 words). So, for example, if you can summarize your entire story in 30 words, you’ll have 120 words left to hook us with your opening. The synopsis must hook the judges, but not be too vague (find a balance). You can use less than 150 words, but not more. Submit your round 1 entry in the body of an email to crystallakepub@gmail.com, subject line: Tales from The Lake Entry. We will only accept round 1 entries between the 30th of May to the 30th of June.

Round 2: Those who make it past the judges will receive an email stating that they can submit their entire story as an attachment in round two, which is from the 1st to the 31st of July.

Prizes:
3rd: Your story in Tales From the Lake Vol.2; one contributor’s copy; $20; a 10,000 word edit by Joe Mynhardt; any one Crystal publish eBook published at the time of announcing the winners. 
2nd: Your story in Tales From the Lake Vol.2; one contributor’s copy; $30; a 20,000 word edit by Joe Mynhardt; any two Crystal publish eBooks published at the time of announcing the winners. 
1st: Your story in Tales From the Lake Vol.2; $40; one contributor’s copy; bragging rights; a 30,000 word edit by Joe Mynhardt; all Crystal publish eBooks published at the time of announcing the winners.   

Rules:
The final story must be between 3000 and 7000 words.
You must be the author of the story you submit.
Said story must be original and not previously published in any format.
Only one submission per person via email.
If your story is accepted by another publisher during the competition period, please inform us immediately (so simultaneous submissions are allowed).

Since there are no fees for this competition, please support Crystal Lake Publishing and our authors by purchasing a book, leaving reviews for the books you’ve already read, or just spreading the word about the company and this competition.
Website: www.crystallakepub.com/books
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crystallakepub
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Crystallakepublishing and https://www.facebook.com/Talesfromthelake
Blog: http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: lan on May 23, 2014, 10:48:34 AM
Giving this a serious thought.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: lan on May 23, 2014, 02:42:16 PM
One question: how scary and gory can I make my story from 0 to 10?
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 24, 2014, 02:46:41 AM
One question: how scary and gory can I make my story from 0 to 10?

Anywhere between 4 and 11.  :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 30, 2014, 10:44:29 AM
Brand new release from Crystal Lake Publishing: Tales from The Lake Vol.1 - $11.69 for paperback and $4.99 for Kindle and other eBook formats.

Non-themed horror by Graham Masterton, G.N Braun, Taylor Grant, John Palisano, Charles Day, John Paul Allen, Bev Vincent, Elizabeth Massie, Joan De La Haye, Tim Curran, Tim Waggoner, Jennifer Loring, J. Daniel Stone, William Ritchey and Blaze McRob. Introduction by Rocky Wood. Edited by Joe Mynhardt. Cover art by Ben Baldwin.

“There are ghost stories, weird people of the sea, murderous toys, and super-humans, among other things. Rather than go the safe and typical route, the authors use such fantastical concepts as a starting point in exploring fears that lurk deep beneath the surface. Whatever raises the hairs on the back of your neck, or has you jumping at the slightest sound, chances are that something here will hit close to home. Tales from the Lake Vol. 1 is a collection of tales well worth diving into.” – Josh Black – Hellnotes

“The pieces in Tales from the Lake Vol. 1 range from the spellbindingly eerie to the Bizarro.  Tim Waggoner’s Lover, Come Back to Me tells of a man who has spent his life fearing the irresistible beckoning of his aquatic lover.  In the poem Saint Patty’s Night at The Crown, Blaze McRob recounts the events of said night when an axe-wielding leprechaun makes the holiday’s debaucheries his own.  My favorite narrative in this collection is Devil’s Night by Tim Curran.  In this one, Curran introduces two escaped cons on the run from a sulfuric demon that is purging the streets one by one devouring its victims with a fiery hunger.” – Up All Night Horror Fiction Review

“The imagination and inventiveness in this anthology display a creativity and diversity of talent seldom found in such collections… This extremely neat, thoroughly edited anthology of carefully selected tales is another proud feather in the cap of Crystal Lake Publishing. For a collection of tales that will thrill, horrify, and generally captivate all readers of horror and dark fantasy, I highly recommend Tales from the Lake Vol.1 as a must-read!” – Ellen Fritz – Books4Tomorrow

“It has the suspense dripping from it like water pouring off the skin of a deadman. The opening story alone, Lover Come Back To Me, starts off with a couple going fishing and noticing a school of different fish swimming to and fro, sometimes swimming backwards. As something of a seabody that's enough to send chills up my spine. Drop on by and give it a try!” – Boon Butcher – The Nickronomicon

Crystal Lake Publishing (Kindle): http://www.crystallakepub.com/tales-from-the-lake-vol1.php
Universal Amazon Link (paperback and Kindle): http://getbook.at/AmazonLakeVOne
Smashwords (Various eBook formats): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/441847
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 01, 2014, 03:16:15 AM
Round 1 in the Tales from The Lake Horror Writing competition is under way. You have till the end of the month to submit your short story synopsis and opening scene. Be sure to check out the competition guidelines first: http://www.crystallakepub.com/competition-page.php

Prizes include but are not limited to cash and three spots in next year’s Tales from The Lake horror anthology, which will include stories by Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee and many more.

Here’s a YouTube video for Tales from The Lake, which will not only inspire you, but also give you an idea about what we’re looking for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHXlSWoxrAg

Don’t miss out!
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 08, 2014, 02:22:58 AM
Here's the FB event (with final cover reveal) for the paperback edition of Horror 101: The Way Forward. Once again, hats off to artist Ben Baldwin. Please join if you're interested in reviews and links as they come in. For some reason FB doesn't want me to invite more than 2000 people.

I'd also like to use this opportunity to make everyone aware of the Tales from the Lake horror writing competition I'm hosting at Crystal Lake Publishing. You can check out the details here: www.crystallakepub.com/competition-page.php

I also have a special deal running till the end of June, 2014. If you send me $10 via Paypal, I'll email you eBook editions of three Crystal Lake Publishing anthologies: For the Night is Dark, Fear the Reaper, and the brand new Tales from The Lake Vol.1. That's a saving of $4.48, and Amazon doesn't get a cent. You can check out these anthologies here: www.crystallakepub.com/books
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 09, 2014, 08:24:31 AM
Horror 101 pre-launch copies can now be ordered directly from Createspace at only $16.30. Unfortunately this will only benefit US readers, since the books are printed there.

Only a few days to go, folks.

https://www.createspace.com/4840846
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 13, 2014, 09:16:04 AM
Friday the 13th witnesses the release of the special Horror 101 paperback edition, from Crystal Lake Publishing.

“Horror 101: The Way Forward – is sharp, savvy and packed with crucial information for anyone who wants to take a real bite out of the horror genre.
Two taloned thumbs up!” – Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of CODE ZERO and V-WARS.

Get the 471 page Special Paperback Edition for only $15.68, or the eBook for only $0.99. Each edition has three unique essays on the horror genre, but you can get a free eBook copy with a paperback purchase.

Amazon Universal Link: http://mybook.to/Horror101Amazon
Crystal Lake Publishing (Kindle): http://www.crystallakepub.com/horror-101.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on June 13, 2014, 12:29:12 PM
Friday the 13th . . . lucky for some, those that make a purchase, eh? :D

Well done, Joe.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 14, 2014, 02:00:28 AM
Friday the 13th . . . lucky for some, those that make a purchase, eh? :D

Well done, Joe.

Thanks, Sio. Glad your horror essay could make it into a paperback edition, as well.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 26, 2014, 02:48:39 PM
Here's a great new review for Jasper Bark's Stuck On You eBook:

"It made me writhe, recoil and smile, sometimes all at the same time, which is probably the most joyfully offensive thing about it. I almost felt dirty for allowing myself to become so charmed... Never has an author’s evil eye twinkled so bright. Highly recommended." - Matthew Fryer
http://matthewfryer.com/2014/06/26/review-stuck-on-you-by-jasper-bark/

The collection is coming end of July in paperback and eBook.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on July 03, 2014, 01:07:34 PM
It's a busy day and week over at Crystal Lake Publishing.

Today is day 4 in the launch of Crystal Lake Publishing's nonfiction department, Beneath the Lake: On Writing Horror.

Today's entry is Kill Your Darlings - How 'Game of Thrones' Can Change Your Writing by Richard Thomas.
Other entries this week, as part of the launch, include Why Write Horror Fiction? by Patrick Rutigliano; Three Uses of the Blood-stained Knife by Tim Waggoner; and Shadows of the Mind: A Look into Modern Psychological Horror.

There's also a sale going on: You can get William Meikle's Samurai and Other Stories now for only $10.65 or $3.99 (eBook).
Or
Daniel I Russell's Tricks Mischief and Mayhem for only $15.03 or $2.99 (eBook). Tricks is 482 pages, so the paperback can't go much lower than that.
Check out our website for more info and links to purchase a copy (or both): www.crystallakepub.com/books

Round 1 in the Tales from the Lake horror writing competition has come to an end. Judges are still reading the 116 entries. If you missed it, there's always next year.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 03, 2014, 01:53:30 PM
Joe, I always enjoy seeing how much your publishing is moving forward. You're an inspirations to meany.  8)

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on July 05, 2014, 02:32:10 AM
Joe, I always enjoy seeing how much your publishing is moving forward. You're an inspirations to meany.  8)

Thanks, Alice. I'm taking some big steps now (stressful). Opening accounts there in the UK, moving the books into bookstores soon. Amazon is nice,
but there are just too many people who either don't support Amazon, or love browsing for books.

One day this entire thread will be a good timeline of how things happened, right from the very first idea.

Wish me luck.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: JewelAS53 on July 05, 2014, 02:59:35 AM
You've made your own luck, Joe.  8)
That's the reward commensurate to the dedication and effort you've put in.

Wishing you all the best success  :-*
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on July 08, 2014, 02:31:15 AM
You've made your own luck, Joe.  8)
That's the reward commensurate to the dedication and effort you've put in.
Wishing you all the best success  :-*

Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 02, 2014, 02:21:13 AM
If you're a fan of horror movies or series, or if you're interested in writing screenplays, novelizations and other movie tie-ins,
then check out Crystal Lake Publishing's latest project: Horror 201: The Silver Scream.

www.crystallakepub.com/horror-201---the-silver-scream.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 03, 2014, 12:45:39 PM
Hi, folks.

Just letting everyone know I'm still alive and kicking.  :)

Here's an update on my newest project. I'm having a ball chatting with the writers and creators of some of the biggest horror movies/series around, old and new.
Here's the latest line-up (alphabetical order), with many more surprises to come:

Feo Amante – the changing landscape of the horror movie industry
Jason V. Brock – documentaries + What it takes to pull a film together
Ramsey Campbell – Ramsey’s 10 favorite horror films
John Carpenter, interviewed by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin – producer and director of the Halloween movies and The Thing
Nick Cato – Why some awful horror films were just so much fun to watch
Barbara Crampton – Megan Halsey from Re-Animator
Wes Craven, interviewed by Joe Mynhardt – writer and director of A Nightmare on Elm Street, and the Scream movies
Dan Curtis, interviewed by Michael McCarty – Producer of Dark Shadows, Stoker’s Dracula, Trilogy of Terror, and The Turn of the Screw
Aaron Dries
Mick Garris - writer, producer and director of movies and series, including Stephen King's The Stand, Sleepwalkers, and Riding the bullet. Not to mention Masters of Horror, Hocus Pocus, The Fly 2, and Critters 2.
Lynne Hansen - writer, producer and director
David Hayes – The Evolution of the Horror Film and Viewer Desensitization
David Henson – special make-up effects for The Stand series, Buried Alive, and Tales from the Crypt: Demon Night
Nancy Holder – Author of Buffy the Vampire Slayer tie-ins
Tom Holland, interviewed by Adrian Roe – producer, director and writer of movies/series such as Child’s Play, Fright Night, Thinner, Tales from the Crypt, The Langoliers, and Twisted Tales
William C. Hope – will do interior artwork for Horror 201 / FB page
Del Howison – actor and assistant director
Jason Hughes – article on successful horror franchises – screenwriting & special effects
Dave Jeffery and James Underhill Hart – writers, directors and producers at Venomous Little Man Productions
David Karner - filmmaking
Lee Karr – Dawn of the Dead
Michael Laimo – author of Dead Souls, and Deep in the Darkness
Tim Lebbon – novelizations
Edward Lee – Header, short films
Jonathan Maberry – Wolfman novelization
Graham Masterton – movie tie-ins
Johnny Mains - the movies of Stephen King
Shane McKenzie – film making
Tyler Mane – Michael Myers from Halloween, Devil's Rejects
Eric Miller – screenwriting
Tom Monteleone – Screenplays. Tales from the Dark Side, Night Visions
Stephen Pisani – Actor and stuntman for The Walking Dead, Rosswell, and Star Trek
Jeffrey Reddick – Creator and author of Final Destination franchise
Armand Rosamilia - author
Harry Shannon – Music supervisor on several movie projects
John Shirley – screenplay writer for The Crow
John Skipp - screenwriter - Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Mark Steensland – producer and director
Jack Thomas Smith – Writer, producer and director of Infliction and Disorder
L.L. Soares – CinemaKnifeFight.com
Aaron Sterns – Wolf Creek 1 and 2
Jeff Strand - Screenwriting
William Stout interviewed by Michael McCarty – artwork on movies such as The Mist, Pan’s Labyrinth, House, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and First Blood
Stephen Volk – screenwriting
Tim Waggoner – novelizations
Jonathan Winn - screenwriting
Daniel Zacapa – Actor in The River series, Se7en, Phenomenon

You'll find the cover and more info here: http://www.crystallakepub.com/horror-201---the-silver-scream.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 03, 2014, 01:22:49 PM
Looks like you've been dipping into some interesting sides of the Horror genre Joe.

Even though I'm not as deep into Horror as you, there was several names on your list I am somewhat familiar with. It will be interesting to learn more about all of them and the things they do.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 04, 2014, 09:25:27 AM
Looks like you've been dipping into some interesting sides of the Horror genre Joe.

Even though I'm not as deep into Horror as you, there was several names on your list I am somewhat familiar with. It will be interesting to learn more about all of them and the things they do.  ;)

Thanks, Alice. Some of the less familiar names are of course screenwriters or folks who write novelizations and tie-ins, from Hell Boy and Cabin in the Woods to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

So there will be plenty of info to anyone who wants to write, produce, direct or act in movies and series.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 25, 2014, 10:55:08 AM
Crystal Lake Publishing is looking for NOVELS, NOVELLAS, SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS, POETRY COLLECTIONS, and NON-FICTION books in any of these dark fiction categories: horror, fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, action adventure, suspense thrillers, and noir.

Check our advance ($200 to $400) and royalty (25% to 40%) details on the website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/submission-guidelines.php

Less than two months to go till the submission window opens.   ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: lan on September 25, 2014, 12:11:33 PM
And NaNoWriMo is starting. Gazoinks!
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on September 25, 2014, 12:27:05 PM
Great news, Joe. ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 26, 2014, 10:47:20 AM
Crystal Lake Publishing's newest book will be out on September 30th: Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts by Jasper Bark.

A word of caution gentle reader, these tales will take you places you’ve never been before and may never dare revisit. They’ll whisper truths so twisted you can only face them in the darkest hours of the night. They’ll unlock desires so decadent you’ll never wash their taint from your flesh.

All it takes is a single turn of the page and your taste in dark fiction will be transformed forever. So you have to ask yourself: ‘How daring do I feel...?’

The Foreword for Jasper Bark's Stuck on You and Other Prime Cuts is written by Pat Cadigan...
And the Afterword by John Llewellyn Probert.

Can't get much better than that.

Oh wait, it can:
The Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts eBook is now available to pre-order at $3.99:
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NWINH1Q
Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NWINH1Q



Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Laura H on September 26, 2014, 06:27:52 PM
Cool!
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 27, 2014, 07:34:12 AM
This is mostly for Facebook users, but sharing on your blog or Twitter will also qualify:

A FREE audio book version of Jasper Bark's 'Taking the Piss' the first 100 readers who share their purchase of Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts.

Be sure to tag Crystal Lake Publishing, Jasper Bark, or Joe Mynhardt in your post. You can either share the 'I just purchased' bit on Amazon, or share a photo of this book on your eReader or the actual paperback.

Since this is only available to the first 100 buyers, I'd recommend taking advantage of the pre-orders:
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NWINH1Q
Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NWINH1Q?%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0

More about the narrator: Chris Barnes is an Audio Book narrator and producer from Scotland. He has narrated several horror genre novels and is the voice of the High Moor series. You can usually find him in a small soundproofed cupboard finding new ways to terrify audiences.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 30, 2014, 12:26:57 PM
Out now from Crystal Lake Publishing: Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts by Jasper Bark.

A word of caution gentle reader, these tales will take you places you’ve never been before and may never dare revisit. They’ll whisper truths so twisted you can only face them in the darkest hours of the night. They’ll unlock desires so decadent you’ll never wash their taint from your flesh.

All it takes is a single turn of the page and your taste in dark fiction will be transformed forever. So you have to ask yourself: ‘How daring do I feel...?’

Check out our website for more details: http://www.crystallakepub.com/stuck-on-you-and-other-prime-cuts.php

Or purchase a paperback or Kindle copy directly from your local Amazon outlet: http://getbook.at/JasperPrimeCuts

And since the eBook and paperback editions aren't linked yet: http://www.amazon.com/Stuck-You-Other-Prime-Cuts/dp/0992241413/ref=sr_1_29?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412067884&sr=1-29&keywords=stuck+on+you

Remember:
The first 100 readers to share their purchase of Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts will receive this brilliant recording by narrator Chris Barnes. So be sure to tag Crystal Lake Publishing, Jasper Bark or Joe Mynhardt in your post. You can either share the 'I just purchased' bit on Amazon, or share a photo of this book on your eReader or the actual paperback.

And for Goodreads users: Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23289476-stuck-on-you-and-other-prime-cuts
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: 510bhan on October 29, 2014, 03:25:01 PM
BUMP!

Check out the site and get your submissions ready. ;)


Crystal Lake Publishing is looking for NOVELS, NOVELLAS, SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS, POETRY COLLECTIONS, and NON-FICTION books in any of these dark fiction categories: horror, fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, action adventure, suspense thrillers, and noir.

Check our advance ($200 to $400) and royalty (25% to 40%) details on the website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/submission-guidelines.php

Less than two months to go till the submission window opens.   ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 02, 2014, 02:04:37 PM
 :D Thanks, Sio.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 18, 2014, 09:28:51 AM
Crystal Lake Publishing is now open for pitches!

We’re looking for NOVELS, NOVELLAS, SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS, POETRY COLLECTIONS, and NON-FICTION books in any of these dark fiction categories: horror, fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, action adventure, suspense thrillers, and noir.

Check our advance and royalty details on the website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/submission-guidelines.php

Submission window will be open between November 15th and December 15th.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 29, 2014, 01:36:57 AM
Crystal Lake Publishing’s biggest SALE ever has BEGUN! To make sure your books reach you in time for Christmas, we’ve moved the sale earlier, and it’ll last till end of December.

And if you share your purchase on Facebook (remember to tag Crystal Lake Publishing or Joe Mynhardt) and you get to ask the author of one of our Single Author collections/novellas a question related to their book (characters, plot, motivation, etc.).

Plus, whoever invites the most people to our Facebook event (based on accepting the invite) will receive a Crystal Lake Publishing paperback of their choosing. Free eBooks to runners up who gave it a serious go.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/559318504170222/
Website: www.crystallakepub.com/books
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 20, 2015, 10:20:22 AM
Here's a great promotional opportunity for authors:
http://www.crystallakepub.com/beneath-the-lake/our-latest-venture-the-deep-end
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 27, 2015, 10:36:07 AM
Today Crystal Lake Publishing releases its 2nd non-fiction book: MODERN MYTHMAKERS by Michael McCarty – only 99c!

With our first non-fiction book currently nominated for a Bram Stoker Award®, you can’t afford to miss out on our launch week special of ONLY $0.99. After that it goes up to our regular eBook price of $3.99.

And if you share your Amazon purchase on your Facebook page (remember to tag Crystal Lake Publishing or Joe Mynhardt), we’ll send you a FREE copy of any other Crystal Lake Publishing eBook. You'll also be entered into a lucky draw for a Crystal Lake paperback of your choosing (except MODERN MYTHMAKERS).

GET IT NOW from Amazon: http://getbook.at/ModernMythmakers

The eBook contains several bonus interviews, while the paperback (out next week) has a very handy index in the back for reference.

Modern Mythmakers is a collection of 35 interviews from horror and science fiction's most influential writers and filmmakers, including Ray Bradbury, Dean Koontz, Richard Matheson, John Carpenter, John Saul, Joe McKinney, the Night of the Living Dead crew (including John Russo, Kyra Schon and Russ Streiner), Elvira, Whitley Strieber, Christopher Moore, and many more.

“Interesting interviews, masterfully compiled…” – Horror News

“Modern Mythmakers is a horror-fiend's dream – a bubbling cauldron of genre info straight from the mouths of the madmen and women we fans worship.” – Kristopher Triana, author of Growing Dark and head of Tavern of Terror

“I was struck by the skill with which Michael McCarty conducts himself. He should have his own nightly talk show or at least a radio program dedicated to his work.” – Zero Signal Magazine

“… beware the dark, and what lurks in the minds of those you read and watch in the wee hours. Highly recommended.” – Hellnotes

“Modern Mythmakers is a healthy-sized bowl of horror-themed Wheaties coated with inspiration that’ll fuel your writing and filmmaking passion. And for the straight up fan boys and girls, it’s full of spoonfuls of trivia regarding classic horror and science fiction film and literature.” – Horror Novel Reviews

For more info: http://www.crystallakepub.com/modern-mythmakers.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 05, 2015, 02:51:15 PM
Anyone in the mood for a Goodreads Giveaway of my latest book - out this Friday: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/137572-the-outsiders
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 08, 2015, 10:53:38 AM
Published my 14th book today. What a journey it's been. I can still remember my very first post on MWC in 2008.

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THE OUTSIDERS are finally here – a Suspense Thriller / Horror featuring the gated community of Priory, with its cult leader Charles Erich and his followers, including those who want to overthrow him, and those who’ll do anything for him. Is that which they worship the true evil, or does evil reside in them?

Inside Priory awaits a lot more than meets the eye. The people might seem friendly, but only because their enigmatic leader Charles Erich accepts nothing less.

The cottages within this gated community seem simple enough, and even though what lurks beneath them is more ancient than mankind itself, can anything be more evil than the people worshipping it?

If you dare follow this UK invasion of five prime authors as they each tell their own story of the people living behind Priory's steel gates and high walls, you'll quickly find yourself an outsider, as well.

Featuring stories by Stephen Bacon, James Everington, Gary Fry, V.H. Leslie, and Rosanne Rabinowitz. Introduction by Kevin Lucia.

The Priory. A community of one mind and purpose. A place of order, commitment, peace, and service. A perfect world, building on mind shattering secrets from beyond the pale. Enter…if you dare.

Get it now from Amazon: http://getbook.at/AmazonTheOutsiders
Or read reviews on our website: www.crystallakepub.com/the-outsiders.php
List it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25478829-the-outsiders
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 25, 2015, 12:26:14 PM
Surprise! Yes, the paperback for Kevin Lucia’s THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY is now available, and the eBook can be pre-ordered for only 99c! That’s right, we know making readers happy must always come first. And for this week only, you can get Lucia’s THINGS SLIP THROUGH for only 99c, as well.

Through a Mirror, Darkly is a Supernatural Thriller collection masked as a novel. With elements of mystery, suspense, and otherworldly horror, Through a Mirror, Darkly successfully delves into the worlds of Lovecraft, Grant, and the mysterious Carcosa.
 
“Kevin Lucia writes my favorite kind of horror, the kind not enough folks are writing anymore.” – Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy and Kin.

"Through a Mirror, Darkly serves as Kevin Lucia's early-warning system to the horror field - Brace yourselves, folks." – Gary Braunbeck, Bram Stoker Award-winner of To Each Their Darkness, Destinations Unknown, and the forthcoming A Cracked and Broken Path

THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY on Amazon: http://getbook.at/AmazonDarkly

THINGS SLIP THROUGH on Amazon: http://getbook.at/ThingsSlipThrough

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25592925-through-a-mirror-darkly

Website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/through-a-mirror-darkly.php

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/crystallakepub/through-a-mirror-darkly-by-kevin-lucia/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 05, 2015, 11:52:21 AM
Hi, everyone.
 
Just dropping by to announce today’s release of Kevin Lucia’s Through a Mirror, Darkly. It’s launching at a special price of only 99c, but tomorrow it’ll go up to $3.99, so act soon: http://getbook.at/AmazonDarkly
 
Here are just a few words about Through a Mirror, Darkly:


Are there truths within the books we read? What if the book delves into the lives of the very town you live in? People you know? Or thought you knew. These are the questions a bookstore owner face when a mysterious book shows up, in THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY by Kevin Lucia
 
Through a Mirror, Darkly is a Supernatural Thriller collection masked as a novel. With elements of mystery, suspense, and otherworldly horror, Through a Mirror, Darkly successfully delves into the worlds of Lovecraft, Grant, and the mysterious Carcosa.
 
Arcane Delights. Clifton Heights' premier rare and used bookstore. In it, new owner Kevin Ellison has inherited far more than a family legacy, for inside are tales that will amaze, astound, thrill...and terrify.
 
An ancient evil thirsty for lost souls. A very different kind of taxi service with destinations not on any known map. Three coins that grant the bearer's fondest wish, and a father whose crippling grief gives birth to something dark and hungry.
 
Every town harbors secrets. Kevin Ellison is about to discover those that lurk in the shadows of Clifton Heights.
 
“Kevin Lucia writes my favorite kind of horror, the kind not enough folks are writing anymore.” – Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy and Kin.
 
"Through a Mirror, Darkly serves as Kevin Lucia's early-warning system to the horror field - Brace yourselves, folks." – Gary A. Braunbeck, Bram Stoker Award-winner of To Each Their Darkness, Destinations Unknown, and the forthcoming A Cracked and Broken Path

“Literate and stylish, yet fast-paced and accessible, Through a Mirror, Darkly is a thoroughly engrossing read. Kevin Lucia is a major new voice in the horror genre.” – Jonathan Janz, author of The Nightmare Girl
 
“Through a Mirror, Darkly earns Kevin Lucia a literary place alongside these enduring philosophical horror crafters.” – Mort Castle
 
"He is a skillful guide through Clifton Heights, telling tales of mystery and horror in a town where dark secrets and ancient evils lurk to prey upon those who read Through a Mirror, Darkly." – Rena Mason, Bram Stoker Award® winning author of The Evolutionist.
 
“With Through a Mirror, Darkly, Kevin Lucia proves once again that it’s only a matter of time before he’s one of the genre’s biggest names." – James Newman, author of The Wicked and Animosity
 
Purchase an eBook or paperbacks of THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY via this Universal Amazon Link: http://getbook.at/AmazonDarkly
 
All the best,
Joe Mynhardt
Crystal Lake Publishing
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on July 10, 2015, 08:20:23 AM
Brand new release today, and it's a poetry book. Crystal Lake Publishing's very first.
Oh, and since today is launch day, the Kindle version is only 99c. Paperback $7.99: http://getbook.at/AmazonEden

Another snake, another tree, another Eve.
A surreal journey into obsessions and aberrations of the modern world
and the darker side, which often takes control of the situation.
Madness, violence, aberrant sex, war, hallucinations, sadism, disturbing archetypes,
These are the black fruits of human loneliness.
These are the bloody roots of Eden Underground
 
A new dark poetry collection from the Bram Stoker Awards® nominee Alessandro Manzetti.

Eden Underground is a surreal journey into obsessions and aberrations of the modern world and its darker side, which often takes control of the situation. Madness, violence, aberrant sex, war, hallucinations, sadism, disturbing archetypes: these are the black fruits of human loneliness, these are the bloody roots of Eden Underground.

In this untold world, men and women build their deformed, artificial underground Eden, where they can unleash their dark side.

Death is the hidden queen of these strange places designed by human alienation: harem of silicone dolls who come to life, abandoned warehouses with copper tubs full of broken pieces of Eve, a bloody collection of copies of the first primordial woman, imaginary worlds inspired by the ghosts of the drug, small Eden dug into the bowels of the sand of war, trenches for refuge from too much horror, the religious fanaticisms and their heretics and violent Eden stained with blood, open air glittering brothels turned into landfills of souls and lost loves.
 
Haven't you ever heard the loneliness knocking at your door? Or the steps of our dark side, freed from the body and the cage of our conscience, that is coming to take us with a shimmering cleaver in its hand? In Eden Underground you can hear all these ghostly noises, too real, too close.

Includes:
The Last Prey
The Monkey with the Big Head
Pieces of Eden
Dead Circus
Green Apples
Koo-o
Interiora II
Eastern Heaven
Red Monsoon
A Modern Berserker
The Half Bride
Eden Underground
Carlos, Diego, Vamos!
The Wrath Sings, Goddess
The Rime of the Mad Mariner
Lacrimosa
The Pawn Shop
The Cockroach King
The Garden
Dames de Voyage
Electric Monkeys
The Tenth Circle
Almost to the End

Book Cover by Vincent Chong, back cover by Ben Baldwin, illustrations by Paolo Di Orazio.

“…a personal take of the world that surrounds all of us, those hidden parts that create monsters and that serve as a dwelling place for demons that invade our lives, thoughts and actions.” – Tanja Jurkovic, Horrornews.net

“From the first stanza of the first poem in this amazing collection, I was drawn into the incredibly dark scenes of a disturbing and nightmarish “Eden”.” – Marge Simon, multiple Bram Stoker Award® winner

 “Eden Underground delivers an intense and visually stunning collection of horror scenarios. Rich in eldritch dreams and manic visions, these poems get under your skin. Manzetti is a maestro of the dark fantastic.” – Bruce Boston, author of Resonance Dark and Light

"The works by Alessandro Manzetti are exciting and clever. Anything he writes is a must-read.”
– Jeani Rector, Editor, The Horror Zine


"… Manzetti’s intelligent view has the ability to create out of such horrors, powerful and admirable images that can surprise."  – Helen McCabe, author of Piper

“I couldn’t put it down. So intense is the writing that I had to keep reading. If you have never read a book of poetry before or if you never thought you could be a fan of poetry let this book be the one to introduce you to the words of verse.” – Horror Novel Reviews


Amazon: http://getbook.at/AmazonEden
Website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/eden-underground.php
Goodreads (Kindle): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25846870-eden-underground
YouTube:
https://youtu.be/T96ZettQI0w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3NjORmnpfE&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yAwFrtFWa4
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/537250993090373/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/crystallakepub/alessandro-manzettis-eden-underground/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 10, 2015, 09:42:11 AM
Congratulations on the new release Joe and thanks for the update. You stay so busy now, we miss seeing you around as much as before. But it's nice to see the success you are achieving due to all your work.

Smiles,
Alice
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on July 13, 2015, 04:32:16 PM
Congratulations on the new release Joe and thanks for the update. You stay so busy now, we miss seeing you around as much as before. But it's nice to see the success you are achieving due to all your work.
Smiles,
Alice

Thanks, Alice. So many great projects coming up. Lots of Hollywood producer interviews this week. Two of my authors are working on movie deals, as well. So fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 09, 2015, 08:26:38 AM
Today is the release of volume 1 in our Writers On Writing: An Author’s Guide series, and it contains an original piece by Jack Ketchum and eight other authors. And for today and Monday (9 and 10 August, 2015), the price will be just 99c, going up to $2.99 thereafter.
 
And what a line-up:
“The Infrastructure of the Gods: 11 Signposts for Going all the Way” by Brian Hodge
“The Writer’s Purgatory: Between Finishing the First Draft and Submitting the Manuscript” by Monique Snyman
“Why Rejection is Still Important” by Kevin Lucia
“Real Writers Steal Time” by Mercedes M. Yardley
“What Right Do I Have to Write” by Jasper Bark
“Go Pace Yourself” by Jack Ketchum
“A Little Infusion of Magic” by Dave-Brendon de Burgh
“Never Look Away: Confronting Your Fears in Fiction” by Todd Keisling
“Once More With Feeling” by Tim Waggoner
 
Are you ready to unleash the author in you?
 
You can purchase this eBook only series on Amazon (available in KU, as well): http://getbook.at/WritersOnWriting
 
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WritersOnWritingSeries
 
Or check out the website to keep an eye out for future releases): http://www.crystallakepub.com/writers-on-writing.php
 
A new volume should be available every two or three months. Volume 2 already has Lucy A. Snyder lined up. With your support this will be a long-running series that not only supports genre fiction and our craft, but the authors involved, as well.

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Taylor on August 12, 2015, 09:10:31 AM
Sounds good, Joe.

I especially like Mercedes M. Yardley's sub-heading. So true for me (and, I suspect, a good few of us here), if I'm interpreting it correctly. Nowadays I do most of my writing when I'm at work.

Long live down-time.  ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 17, 2015, 04:13:15 AM
Just published the biggest project I've ever worked on:

Horror 201: The Silver Scream

The definitive guide to filmmaking and filmmakers by the best in the field.

Horror 201: The Silver Scream, the follow-up to the Bram Stoker Award nominated Horror 101: The Way Forward, delves into the minds of filmmakers to see what it takes to produce great horror films, from the writing and funding process, to directing, producing, and writing tie-ins.

It’s a tome of interviews and essays by some of our favorite artists.

That’s right, film legends and authors such as Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ed Naha, Patrick Lussier, Stephen Volk, Nancy Holder, Tom Holland, John Shirley, William Stout, and John Russo want to share their expertise with you through informative, practical, career-building advice.

These are the folks behind movies and novelizations such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Dark Shadows, Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, Buffy, Resident Evil, The Stand, Sleepwalkers, Masters of Horror, The Fly, Critters, Tales from the Crypt, Child’s Play, Fright Night, Thinner, The Langoliers, Ted Bundy, Re-animator Unbound, Halloween, Apollo 18, The Eye, Night of the Living Dead, The Crow, The Mist, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Horror 201 also entertains. You’ll see a side of your favorite authors, producers, and directors never seen before – combining fun and entertainment with informative career-building advice.

Horror 201 is aimed at arming generations of authors, screenwriters, producers, directors, and anyone else interested in the film industry, from big budget movies to the independent film circuit, as well as the stage.

Whether you’re an accomplished author or screenwriter, writing as a hobby, or have dreams of writing screenplays or making movies, Horror 201 will take you on a behind the scenes tour of the Horror movie industry from Hollywood to the UK and Australia.

Horror 201 covers:
•   Horror as culture
•   Scare tactics
•   The evolution of the horror film
•   Viewer desensitization
•   Watching your story come to life
•   Screenwriting advice
•   Dissecting screenplays
•   A production company case study
•   Tricks of the trade
•   Writing tips
•   Advice on Producing
•   Advice on Directing
•   Information about funding and distributing a film
•   Entertaining tidbits and anecdotes

And so much more!

Horror 201: The Silver Scream is perfect for people who:
•   are looking to delve into screenplay writing
•   want to write their first screenplay
•   are fans of the horror movie industry
•   like to follow the careers of their favorite directors
•   are planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing
•   are looking to pay more bills with their art
•   are trying to establish a name brand
•   are looking to get published
•   are looking for motivation and/or inspiration
•   are seeking contacts in the film industry

Edited by Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley.

The full line-up includes:
Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Naha, Edward Lee, Patrick Lussier, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Volk, William Stout, Michael McCarty, Dan Curtis, William Stout, Graham Masterton, Harry Shannon, Jason V. Brock, L.L. Soares, Mick Garris, William F. Nolan, Lee Karr, Stephen Johnston, Aaron Sterns, Michael Laimo, Jonathan Winn, David. C. Hayes, Brian Pinkerton, David Henson Greathouse, Aaron Dries, Armand Rosamilia, Billy Hanson, Jack Thomas Smith, John Russo, Mark Steensland, John Shirley, Tom Holland, Adrian Roe, Dave Jeffery, James Hart, James Cullen Bressack, Jeff Strand, Nancy Holder, E.C. McMullen Jr., Richard Gray, Richard Chizmar, William C. Cope (interior artist), Tim Waggoner, Tom Monteleone, Nick Cato, Kevin Wetmore, Eric Miller, and Lynne Hansen.

Don’t let this opportunity slip through your creative fingers.

http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol1
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 17, 2015, 01:27:57 PM
Wow Joe, I'm impressed by the names included in "Horror 201."  Sounds like it would be a good read even for those who don't write horror.

Congratulations.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 19, 2015, 10:23:02 AM
Wow Joe, I'm impressed by the names included in "Horror 201."  Sounds like it would be a good read even for those who don't write horror.

Congratulations.  ;)

Thanks, Alice. Yip, it's great for anyone who wants to work in showbiz, or those who just love horror movies.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Annmarie on October 19, 2015, 10:25:17 AM
Very impressive. :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 31, 2015, 09:21:04 AM
Very impressive. :)

Thanks, Annmarie.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 31, 2015, 09:27:23 AM
Special Halloween announcement:

Clive Barker joins the TOC of Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, out next year from Crystal Lake Publishing. Barker joins Neil Gaiman, Brian Kirk, Amanda Gowin, John F.D. Taff, and Richard Thomas. More names to come as stories are accepted.

Barker's story will be "Coming to Grief," a gorgeous piece that originally appeared in the 1988 anthology PRIME EVIL.
Thanks to Doug Murano and D Alexander Ward for making this happen. I love seeing my signature sharing contracts with these fine folks.  :)

A visionary, fantasist, poet and painter, Clive Barker has expanded the reaches of human imagination as a novelist, director, screenwriter and dramatist. An inveterate seeker who traverses between myriad styles with ease, Barker has left his indelible artistic mark on a range of projects that reflect his creative grasp of contemporary media -- from familiar literary terrain to the progressive vision of his Seraphim production company. His 1998 “Gods and Monsters,” which he executive produced, garnered three Academy Award nominations and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. The following year, Barker joined the ranks of such illustrious authors as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Annie Dillard and Aldous Huxley when his collection of literary works was inducted into the Perennial line at HarperCollins, who then published The Essential Clive Barker, a 700-page anthology with an introduction by Armistead Maupin.
Barker began his odyssey in the London theatre, scripting original plays for his group The Dog Company, including “The History of the Devil,” “Frankenstein in Love” and “Crazyface.”. Soon, Barker began publishing his The Books of Blood short fiction collections; but it was his debut novel, The Damnation Game that widened his already growing international audience.
Barker shifted gears in 1987 when he directed “Hellraiser,” based on his novella The Hellbound Heart, which became a veritable cult classic spawning a slew of sequels, several lines of comic books, and an array of merchandising. In 1990, he adapted and directed “Nightbreed” from his short story Cabal. Two years later, Barker executive produced the housing-project story “Candyman,” as well as the 1995 sequel, “Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh.” Also that year, he directed Scott Bakula and Famke Janssen in the noir-esque detective tale, “Lord of Illusions.”
Barker’s literary works include such best-selling fantasies as Weaveworld, Imajica, and Everville, the children’s novel The Thief of Always, Sacrament, Galilee and Coldheart Canyon. The first of his quintet of children’s books, Abarat, was published in October 2002 to resounding critical acclaim, followed by Abarat II: Days of Magic, Nights of War and Arabat III: Absolute Midnight; Barker is currently completing the fourth in the series. As an artist, Barker frequently turns to the canvas to fuel his imagination with hugely successful exhibitions across America. His neo-expressionist paintings have been showcased in two large format books, Clive Barker, Illustrator, volumes I & II.
In 2012 Barker was given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writer's Association, for his outstanding contribution to the genre.

https://www.facebook.com/guttedbook/timeline
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 31, 2015, 10:06:06 AM
Joe, you are a great example of what someone with determination and a goal can achieve if they are willing to put in the work to keep reaching forward.

I just looked back to 2008 and found this from your first post here:

Quote
I'm pretty new to writing, but it has always been a dream of mine to create something.
Writing is definately what I've been looking for because I just can't stop.

Looks like you still "just can't stop."   ;D

Good for you.  8)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 31, 2015, 10:16:54 AM
 :D Thanks, Alice.

I can feel the lack of confidence in those words. How things have changed.  :)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 31, 2015, 11:04:06 AM
:D Thanks, Alice.

I can feel the lack of confidence in those words. How things have changed.  :)

On the other hand, I felt you were (indirectly) speaking of a dream and some determination to work toward it.

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 31, 2015, 11:30:09 AM
On the other hand, I felt you were (indirectly) speaking of a dream and some determination to work toward it.

Indeed. I've always been very determined. Thus overworked from time to time.  :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 06, 2015, 10:39:35 AM
Hi, folks. It’s that time of the year where awards start popping up. If you’re a fan of Crystal Lake Publishing, please take a moment (just an email to awards@thisishorror.co.uk) to vote for us. Here is a list of our 2015 books and which categories they’re eligible for.

Publisher of the Year: Crystal Lake Publishing
Short Story Collection of the Year: THROUGH A MIRROR, DARKLY by Kevin Lucia
Anthology of the Year: THE OUTSIDERS and CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE, HORROR 201: THE FINAL SCREAM, EDEN UNDERGROUND by Alessandro Manzetti, and MODERN MYTHMAKERS by Michael McCarty.

Readers can e-mail in their nominations for each category. Taking into consideration the nominations for each category This Is Horror will then draw up a shortlist. This year when you nominate we invite you to include one sentence as to why the nomination is award-worthy. The public nominations stage runs from 4 November 2015 through until 25 November 2015. You may only nominate two items per category. You may nominate in as many categories as you like. All nominations must be emailed to awards@thisishorror.co.uk with the subject line ‘This Is Horror Award Nominations 2015′.

More details over here: http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/this-is-horror-awards-2015-public-nominations-are-open/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 06, 2015, 06:17:22 PM
It’s alive! WRITERS ON WRITING VOL.2 – Crystal Lake Publishing’s 20th release. And to celebrate this milestone, you can pick up this brand new book for only 99c (today and tomorrow only):

This is Writers On Writing – An Author’s Guide Vol.2, where professional authors share their secrets in the ultimate guide to becoming – and being – an author.

In this volume you’ll find in-depth essays from authors such as Brian Hodge, James Everington, Mark Allan Gunnells, Lucy A. Snyder, Daniel I. Russell, Theresa Derwin, Paul Kane, and Jonathan Winn. Edited by Joe Mynhardt.

Amazon: http://getbook.at/WritersVol2
Website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/writers-on-writing.php
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WritersOnWritingSeries
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 06, 2015, 06:30:51 PM
Joe, do you plan to release a paper version in the future?
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 07, 2015, 12:49:50 AM
Joe, do you plan to release a paper version in the future?

After every five or so editions I'll do a Best Of paperback edition.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 07, 2015, 10:11:59 AM
After every five or so editions I'll do a Best Of paperback edition.

Thanks for the info Joe. I'm one of the throw-back around here and haven't yet moved into the future with an e reader.

I know it's possible to down load a program to my computer, but I'm already on the computer so much, I can't see me reading a book on it, so I'll wait.

But this does sound like one book that would be great to have with all the different authors offering information from their experiences.

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 07, 2015, 11:28:06 AM
What kind of phone do you have, Alice. These days you can read books on it.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 07, 2015, 12:05:41 PM
What kind of phone do you have, Alice. These days you can read books on it.

Just the basic flip phone Joe.  ;D

I spent so much of my "working life" having to deal with customer by phone, I deliberately limited what my phone will do. I could add options, but with a 1.5" by 2" screen I don't even do Texts - by choice.

For me, the phone is something to use when needed or desired, but I refuse to allow it to take over my life. I even turn it off at times because I don't want to deal with it. Something that seems to be almost unheard of in today's world.  :o

 
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 07, 2015, 12:42:23 PM
For me, the phone is something to use when needed or desired, but I refuse to allow it to take over my life. I even turn it off at times because I don't want to deal with it. Something that seems to be almost unheard of in today's world.  :o
 

I do exactly the same. I prefer emails.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 23, 2015, 09:29:01 AM
Awesome cover reveal for a new book: http://www.crystallakepub.com/eidolon-avenue.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 23, 2015, 09:55:12 AM
Awesome cover reveal for a new book: http://www.crystallakepub.com/eidolon-avenue.php

This is an eye catching cover Joe. 

A big plus . . . You get a firm idea about what's inside from the cover.

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 24, 2015, 08:22:25 AM
Thanks, Alice.

Take a look at this one - out early December: http://www.crystallakepub.com/flowers-in-a-dumpster.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: lan on November 25, 2015, 09:35:39 AM
Love your site layout Joe! What do you think of the website I made for my book? (second link in signature)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 26, 2015, 07:50:26 AM
Love your site layout Joe! What do you think of the website I made for my book? (second link in signature)

Thanks, Ian. I'll be sure to check it out.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 26, 2015, 07:51:13 AM
Pre-order Vol.2 of Horror 201: The Silver Scream right now for only 99c!

The definitive guide to filmmaking and filmmakers by the best in the field.

Horror 201: The Silver Scream, the follow-up to the Bram Stoker Award nominated Horror 101: The Way Forward, delves into the minds of filmmakers to see what it takes to produce great horror films, from the writing and funding process, to directing, producing, and writing tie-ins.
It’s a tome of interviews and essays by some of our favorite artists.

Film legends and authors such as John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ed Naha, Patrick Lussier, Stephen Volk, Nancy Holder, Tom Holland, John Shirley, Jeffrey Reddick, William Stout, and John Russo want to share their expertise with you through informative, practical, career-building advice.

These are the folks behind movies and novelizations such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Dark Shadows, Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, Buffy, Resident Evil, The Stand, Sleepwalkers, Masters of Horror, The Fly, Critters, Tales from the Crypt, Child’s Play, Fright Night, Thinner, The Langoliers, Ted Bundy, Final Destination, Re-animator Unbound, Halloween, Apollo 18, The Eye, Night of the Living Dead, The Crow, The Mist, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Horror 201 also entertains. You’ll see a side of your favorite authors, producers, and directors never seen before – combining fun and entertainment with informative career-building advice.
Horror 201 is aimed at arming generations of authors, screenwriters, producers, directors, and anyone else interested in the film industry, from big budget movies to the independent film circuit, as well as the stage.

Whether you’re an accomplished author or screenwriter, writing as a hobby, or have dreams of writing screenplays or making movies, Horror 201 will take you on a behind the scenes tour of the Horror movie industry from Hollywood to the UK and Australia.

Horror 201 covers:
•       Horror as culture
•       Scare tactics
•       The evolution of the horror film
•       Viewer desensitization
•       Watching your story come to life
•       Screenwriting advice
•       Dissecting screenplays
•       A production company case study
•       Tricks of the trade
•       Writing tips
•       Advice on Producing
•       Advice on Directing
•       Information about funding and distributing a film
•       Entertaining tidbits and anecdotes
 
And so much more!
 
Horror 201: The Silver Scream is perfect for people who:
•       are looking to delve into screenplay writing
•       want to write their first screenplay
•       are fans of the horror movie industry
•       like to follow the careers of their favorite directors
•       are planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing
•       are looking to pay more bills with their art
•       are trying to establish a name brand
•       are looking for motivation and/or inspiration
•       are seeking contacts in the film industry
 
Edited by Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley.
 
The full line-up includes:
John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Naha, Edward Lee, Patrick Lussier, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Volk, William Stout, Michael McCarty, Dan Curtis, William Stout, Graham Masterton, Harry Shannon, Jason V. Brock, L.L. Soares, Mick Garris, William F. Nolan, Lee Karr, Jeffrey Reddick, Taylor Grant, Stephen Johnston, Aaron Sterns, Michael Laimo, Jonathan Winn, David. C. Hayes, Brian Pinkerton, David Henson Greathouse, Aaron Dries, Armand Rosamilia, Billy Hanson, Jack Thomas Smith, John Russo, Keith Arem, Denise Gossett, Mark Steensland, John Shirley, Tom Holland, Adrian Roe, Dave Jeffery, James Hart, James Cullen Bressack, Jeff Strand, Nancy Holder, E.C. McMullen Jr, Richard Gray, Richard Chizmar, William C. Cope (interior artist), Tim Waggoner, Tom Monteleone, Nick Cato, Kevin Wetmore, Eric Miller, and Lynne Hansen.
 
Don’t let this opportunity slip through your creative fingers.

Vol.1: http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol1
Vol.2: http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol2
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 27, 2015, 07:09:41 AM
One day only Release Day Special of only 99c:

HORROR 201: THE SILVER SCREAM VOL.2!

Edited by Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley, the full line-up includes: John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Naha, Edward Lee, Patrick Lussier, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Volk, William Stout, Michael McCarty, Dan Curtis, William Stout, Graham Masterton, Harry Shannon, Jason V. Brock, L.L. Soares, Mick Garris, William F. Nolan, Lee Karr, Jeffrey Reddick, Taylor Grant, Stephen Johnston, Aaron Sterns, Michael Laimo, Jonathan Winn, David. C. Hayes, Brian Pinkerton, David Henson Greathouse, Aaron Dries, Armand Rosamilia, Billy Hanson, Jack Thomas Smith, John Russo, Keith Arem, Denise Gossett, Mark Steensland, John Shirley, Tom Holland, Adrian Roe, Dave Jeffery, James Hart, James Cullen Bressack, Jeff Strand, Nancy Holder, E.C. McMullen Jr, Richard Gray, Richard Chizmar, William C. Cope (interior artist), Tim Waggoner, Tom Monteleone, Nick Cato, Kevin Wetmore, Eric Miller, and Lynne Hansen.

Don’t let this opportunity slip through your creative fingers.
Vol.2: http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol2 (99c)
Vol.1: http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol1 ($3.99)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 04, 2015, 09:40:33 AM
Brand new Crystal Lake Publishing release. Only 99c for Mark Allan Gunnells’ FLOWERS IN A DUMPSTER. This special price is only for today and Saturday.

The world is full of beauty and mystery. In these 17 tales, Gunnells will take you on a journey through landscapes of light and darkness, rapture and agony, hope and fear. 

“…hilarious and horrifying, as all great satire must be. An interpretation so left of field that its concept alone must be celebrated.” – Clive Barker

“Mark Allan Gunnells' imagination is as vivid and varied as his characters, and the shocks his tales deliver are all the stronger for the restraint of his storytelling. A collection of considerable range and depth, Flowers in a Dumpster showcases an eloquent new voice in horror.” – Ramsey Campbell

"What I love about Mark Allan Gunnells’ stories isn’t just the chill factor, or the wit, or the dramatic turns – although those things are all present – but the compassion inherent in the storytelling. Whether it’s a couple touching hands as they approach an ominous house or a gruff husband giving in to his wife’s kindness, the rich humanity is what makes these stories so effective and memorable." – Lisa Morton, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of GHOSTS: A HAUNTED HISTORY.

“Gunnells’ work is brave, bold, and surprising, and as far as I’m concerned, “The Support Group” is worth the price of admission alone. If, like me, you adore short story collections, you could do a hell of a lot worse than this one. The breadth and scope of horror on display here is delightful, and marks Gunnells as one of the bright stars in the dark sky of our genre.” – Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award winning author of The Turtle Boy, Kin, and Sour Candy

“Flowers in the Dumpster is filled with solid stories from an author who knows his craft. I was thrilled to find surprising gems sprinkled throughout. Highly recommended.” – Kate Jonez, Bram Stoker (R) and Shirley Jackson Award nominated author of Ceremony of Flies and Candy House.

Come pick a bouquet from these Flowers in a Dumpster: http://getbook.at/AmazonDumpster
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Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 07, 2015, 10:13:54 AM
Anyone in the US & UK interested in winning 1 of 2 copies of THE DARK AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL by Taylor Grant?

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/165065-the-dark-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 11, 2015, 09:42:00 AM
Crystal Lake Publishing’s first Urban Fantasy with a Horror edge out today  - 99c today only!

“Luna is witty, tough, proudly dysfunctional in a gleeful sort of way, yet honestly broken, too. And though she's got a lot of Buffy Somers in her - she's not the "Chosen One" with super powers or super strength or resiliency. She knows the demonic because it's haunted her since childhood. She can see demons, she can fight them, but the only thing she's got up on regular human beings is her knowledge and association with demons, and that's it.” – Kevin Lucia, author of Through a Mirror, Darkly
 
This is volume one in The Bone Angel Trilogy by Mercedes M. Yardley.

Come meet Luna and the gang: http://getbook.at/NamelessAmazon
Or join our FB event for more online fun: https://www.facebook.com/events/1666098516968456/
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 11, 2015, 10:18:32 AM
Wishing you well with it Joe.  ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 14, 2015, 12:17:36 AM
Wishing you well with it Joe.  ;D

Thanks, Alice. Right out the gate it was our best launch to date.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 23, 2015, 07:45:08 AM
Brand new release from Mercedes M. Yardley, author of Nameless: The Darkness Comes:

The Wolf is roaming the city in this brand new Crystal Lake Publishing release, and he must be stopped.

Grim Marie knows far too much about the wolves of the world, a world where little girls go missing.  After all, she had married one before she/he showed his claws, and what that wolf did to her little girl was unforgiveable. Grim Marie isn’t certain if she can ever forgive herself for putting her Little Aleta in harm’s way.

When Grandmother becomes ill, Aleta offers to take the bus through the concrete forest to Grandmother’s house to bring her some goodies. She knows the way. What could possibly go wrong?

In this modern day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf takes to the city streets to capture his prey, but the hunter is close behind him. With Grim Marie on the prowl, the hunter becomes the hunted.

Wolves pad through the darkest kind of fairytale: one that can come true.

Stop him if you dare: http://getbook.at/DeadAmazon
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 02, 2016, 01:14:15 AM
Finally available in a 440 page paperback: HORROR 201: THE FINAL SCREAM - The definitive guide to filmmaking and filmmakers by the best in the field.

“As an in-depth look into what it takes to produce great horror films, we can think of no better resource on the market!” – Dave Jeffery & James Hart (Award winning film makers from Venomous Little Man Productions)

Horror 201: The Silver Scream is a tome of interviews and essays by some of your favorite artists, including John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Naha, Edward Lee, Patrick Lussier, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Volk, William Stout, Michael McCarty, Dan Curtis, Masterton, Harry Shannon, Jason V. Brock, L.L. Soares, Mick Garris, William F. Nolan, Lee Karr, Jeffrey Reddick, Taylor Grant, Stephen Johnston, Aaron Sterns, Michael Laimo, Jonathan Winn, David. C. Hayes, Brian Pinkerton, David Henson Greathouse, Aaron Dries, Armand Rosamilia, Billy Hanson, Jack Thomas Smith, John Russo, Keith Arem, Denise Gossett, Mark Steensland, John Shirley, Tom Holland, Adrian Roe, Dave Jeffery, James Hart, James Cullen Bressack, Jeff Strand, Nancy Holder, E.C. McMullen Jr, Richard Gray, Richard Chizmar, William C. Cope (interior artist), Tim Waggoner, Tom Monteleone, Nick Cato, Kevin Wetmore, Eric Miller, and Lynne Hansen.

Don’t let this opportunity slip through your creative fingers.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1095425373815195/
Paperback: http://getbook.at/Horror201paperback
Vol.1: http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol1
Vol.2: http://getbook.at/Horror201Vol2
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 02, 2016, 12:07:46 PM
Good to hear Joe, there will always be some who like to hold the actual book in their hands I believe. Especially one that they may need to check and double check a certain section they deals with something they are working on at the moment.  ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 11, 2016, 01:44:17 PM
Good to hear Joe, there will always be some who like to hold the actual book in their hands I believe. Especially one that they may need to check and double check a certain section they deals with something they are working on at the moment.  ;D

Definitely. And they're great for book signings. Just arranged Crystal Lake's very first gathering at Dark Delicacies in Los Angeles. Some pretty big names showing up to sign books. Wish I could be there.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 11, 2016, 01:48:48 PM
To celebrate the release of Crystal Lake Publishing's EIDOLON AVENUE by Jonathan Winn, you can pick up the Bram Stoker nominated HORROR 101: THE WAY FORWARD for free: http://mybook.to/Horror101Amazon

And CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE is only 99c: http://getbook.at/AmazonGrave

EIDOLON AVENUE can be pre-ordered for 99c ($12.99 for the paperback). So join our Facebook launch party, or you'll feel guilty all week: https://www.facebook.com/events/482080498661673/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 15, 2016, 09:41:48 AM
It's launch day, and this brand New Crystal Lake Publishing release costs only 99c today!

EIDOLON AVENUE by Jonathan Winn

“Eidolan Avenue: The First Feast is my first reading experience with author, Jonathan Winn, but it won't be my last.
The structure of his five novellas is similar to the structure of Thomas Disch's 334, a collection of stories of the inhabitants of an apartment building in a future NYC, 334. Like Disch the strength of Winn's  writing is the excellent characterization—the unusual inhabitants of those five apartments are the stories. Put a magnet on a note with Jonathan Winn's name underlined on the fridge, then watch for his byline. Recommended.” – Gene O'Neill, THE CAL WILD CHRONICLES, THE HITCHHIKING EFFECT, AT THE LAZY K

Enter if you dare: http://getbook.at/AmazonEidolon
Or take a peek on our website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/eidolon-avenue.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 31, 2016, 12:50:12 PM
Brand new release from Crystal Lake Publishing and up-and-coming author Patrick Rutigliano: WIND CHILL. This chilling novella (with several short stories) is available at a special 99c price for the eBook. This special will last for the first 150 eBook copies only.

What if you were held captive by your own family?

Emma Rawlins has spent the last year a prisoner. The months following her mother's death dragged her father into a paranoid spiral of conspiracy theories and doomsday premonitions.

Emma finds herself drugged and dragged to a secluded cabin, the last refuge from a society supposedly due to collapse. Their cabin a snowbound fortress, her every move controlled, but even that isn't enough to weather the end of the world.

There is no choice but to play her father's game while she plans her escape.

But there is a force far colder than the freezing drifts. Ancient, ravenous, it knows no mercy. And it's already had a taste...

Face the chill right now in paperback or Kindle format (including KU): http://getbook.at/AmazonChill

Or trudge on over to our website for more info: http://www.crystallakepub.com/wind-chill.php
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 04, 2016, 03:54:05 PM
It’s launch day, folks. Two more Mercedes Murdock Yardley books from Crystal Lake Publishing, and for Friday and Saturday they’re only 99c each (also available in paperback and Kindle Unlimited):

Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy
Can Bryony survive her destiny?: http://getbook.at/PrettyAmazon

Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love
Can their souls coincide and endure?: http://getbook.at/ApocalypticAmazon
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 11, 2016, 11:02:37 AM
TALES FROM THE LAKE VOL.2 out now from Crystal Lake Publishing (our 30th title):

If you came here to read short stories about tranquil lakes, run to the nearest exit. Run as far away as you can from Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, and our array of international voices: Lisa Morton, Tim Lebbon, Richard Chizmar, Jim Goforth, Ben Eads, Jan Edwards, Hal Bodner, Raven Dane, Rocky Alexander, Glen Johnson, Mark West, and Aaron Dries.

Tales from The Lake volume two also includes the three winners from Crystal Lake Publishing’s Tales from The Lake Horror Writing Competition:
1st: Descending by John Whalen
2nd: Forever Dark by Jonathan Winn
3rd: Ripperscape by Vincenzo Bilof

“All in all, another great volume of stories from the eerily melancholy to the full-blown horrific, you will be entertained!” – Paula Limbaugh, Horror Novel Reviews

Dive on in. The water’s just…right: http://getbook.at/AmazonTales2
Check out our website for more info: http://www.crystallakepub.com/tales-from-the-lake-vol2.php
We even have a Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/crystallakepub/tales-from-the-lake-vol2/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 11, 2016, 01:18:51 PM
I love the fact that you keep going from one success to the next Joe.  ;) Keep it up, you're proof that if someone wants to achieve something bad enough and is willing to put in the work, it can be done.  ;D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 01, 2016, 02:37:55 AM
I love the fact that you keep going from one success to the next Joe.  ;) Keep it up, you're proof that if someone wants to achieve something bad enough and is willing to put in the work, it can be done.  ;D

Thanks, Alice. It's been hard work, but I've been very lucky with the success I've had. Working with Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker this year. And if I can make a prediction, Stephen King next year. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 01, 2016, 10:52:40 AM
New release today:

Devourer of Souls by Kevin Lucia.

Welcome back to Clifton Heights.

In Kevin Lucia’s latest installment of his growing Clifton Heights mythos, Sheriff Chris Baker and Father Ward meet for a Saturday morning breakfast at The Skylark Dinner to once again commiserate over the weird and terrifying secrets surrounding their town. Sheriff Baker shares with Father Ward the story of a journal discovered in the ruins of what was once an elaborate koi pond and flower garden, which regales a tale of regret, buried pain, and unfulfilled debt. Father Ward reveals the story of a tortured man from the nearby town of Tahawus, who visited his confessional seeking solace from a cosmic horror he can never outrun.

“Sophan” – Jake Burns has always been a bit...off. Rude, awkward, sometimes brutish, he's tolerated by Nate Slocum and his friends because he hits a mean line drive, and because they all know but don't discuss the abuse he faces at the hands of his troubled father, a Vietnam veteran consumed by his demons. But Jake is suffering something far worse than domestic abuse, and when Nate discovers what, he faces an impossible choice: help Jake and put himself in the path of evil, or abandon him, only to damn himself in the process.

“The Man in Yellow” – Stuart Michael Evans has suffered from cerebral palsy all his life, but he’s made due. Sure, his preacher dad is always yammering about “the healing grace of God” and “God's will,” saying all he needs is faith and someday he’ll be healed, but Stuart mostly ignores him. Life isn’t perfect, but it isn’t awful either, so Stuart figures he doesn't need God to heal him, or do anything, for that matter. Everything changes, however, when a renowned faith healer – Reverend Alistair McIlvian – pays a visit to Tahawus’ annual Summer Vacation Bible School. Revival sweeps the town as Reverend McIlvian’s healing touch makes believers out of everyone. But where do these powers come from? God, or something...else?

Grab it now: http://getbook.at/AmazonSouls
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 10, 2016, 11:47:46 AM
New non-fiction release from Crystal Lake Publishing.

Learn the craft of writing from those who know it best.

This is Writers On Writing – An Author’s Guide, where your favorite authors share their secrets in the ultimate guide to becoming and being an author.

"Creating Effective Characters" by Hal Bodner
"Fictional Emotions; Emotional Fictions" by James Everington
"Home Sweet Home" by Ben Eads
"You" by Kealan Patrick Burke
"How about them free books, eh? (the art of becoming a book reviewer)" by Nerine Dorman
"Treating Fiction like a Relationship" by Jonathan Janz
Edited by Joe Mynhardt.

Are you ready to unleash the author in you? http://getbook.at/Writers3
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 15, 2016, 04:54:39 PM
Brand new Crystal Lake Publishing collection: Tribulations by Richard Thomas. Out now in paperback for only $14.99!

In the third short story collection by Richard Thomas, Tribulations, the stories cover a wide range of dark fiction—from fantasy, science fiction and horror, to magical realism, neo-noir, and transgressive fiction. The common thread that weaves these tragic tales together is suffering and sorrow, and the ways we emerge from such heartbreak stronger, more appreciative of what we have left—a spark of hope enough to guide us though the valley of death. Fireflies and wolves, ghosts and golems, tentacled beasts and demonic spirits—these psychological thrillers will hypnotize you as they slide the blade between your ribs, up close and personal, whispering in your ear as you gasp and pull them closer. Tribulations includes 25 short stories—including two that were long-listed for Best Horror of the Year. There are also five original full-page illustrations by Luke Spooner.

Come read the best in horror: http://getbook.at/Tribulations

“Richard Thomas is on the cutting edge of neo-noir fiction and I dare anyone to say different. Tribulations is his best yet: elegantly twisted, superbly creepy, and dripping darkness. This is required reading for anyone into the shadow side of literature.” – Brent R. Oliver, Dread Central

“This collection is the smell coming up through the floorboards. It's that basement door you avoid eye contact with—you know it's crazy, but something's there, watching, waiting. These stories have elements of fantasy and the supernatural, but they also dig into something innately human and they will get under your skin. The whole spectrum of dark literary genius lies here. Disturb at your own risk.” – Audra Figgins, Edgy Lit

“Richard Thomas does this thing where he introduces us to his friends, folks just like you or me, good, hard-working, honest folks. People we can relate to on many levels. And then, for whatever reason, he drops them right into the middle of hell. Maybe he just enjoys making them suffer. Maybe he knows that we enjoy watching. Whatever the case, with Tribulations he has let us get a little closer, made the glass between us and the suffering a little thinner, and reminded us that we just might be next in line.” – Sean Leonard, Horrornews.net

“Richard Thomas delivers another collection worthy of any reader's bookshelf, especially fans of his brand of neo-noir fiction. Each story balances characters on a knife's edge, and then nudges them into the void. Tribulations contains tales of people frayed to threads, people past their breaking point, and people with much to lose. Thomas never flinches from exposing the darkest natures of humanity, and expertly brings you along for the ride.” – Jeff Pfaller, Midwestern Gothic Co-Founding Editor

"TRIBULATIONS is a dark fiction collection for all readers. No matter your preference: this book ducks, dives, and bounces between genres like an Olympic skier taking on a hillside of slalom. Rarely is reading a collection straight-through as eclectic (or purely enjoyable) an experience. If you're not already a fan of Thomas: prepare to be." – Adam Cesare, author of TRIBESMEN and ZERO LIVES REMAINING

“Tribulations, his third collection, contains 25 succinct and affecting tales that once again prove Thomas to be as fine a writer as he is an editor. As with most collections, common threads run through the stories, sometimes deep between the lines and other times screaming their way to the surface. The title is a perfectly fitting one.” – Josh Black, Hellnotes

"Tribulations shows that Richard Thomas not only knows his craft, but excels in it. Readers owe Richard Thomas a letter to thank him for sharing his brilliant work, and Richard Thomas owes readers a letter to apologize for giving them more reasons to never turn off the light” – Jay Slayton-Joslin, author of Kicking Prose, and Book and Reviews editor for Cultured Vultures.

"Tormented visions only a writer like Richard Thomas can have. Both vivid and haunted by a malevolent energy. A splendid collection if you don't like sleeping at night" – Benoît Lelèvre, www.deadendfollies.com
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Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 29, 2016, 10:27:58 AM
Publishing Crystal Lake Publishing's very first original novel today:

It’s launch day! Grab a 99c Kindle copy of William Gorman’s BLACKWATER VAL right now before the price goes up to $4.99. This Supernatural Suspense Thriller / Horror novel is available in paperback and Kindle Unlimited, as well. 

“Behold the Blackwater Val, a riverside hamlet of healing and of retribution, a setting filled with dark secrets, mysticism, ghosts, and malevolent terrors. Behold Blackwater Val, William Gorman’s debut novel that captures all this valley’s chills and wonders in a wide-sweeping arc, which is as vast as the depth of ill-ease it plumbs.”—Eric J. Guignard, winner of the Bram Stoker Award and finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award

“There are some things worse than curses ... Like never having discovered Wiliam Gorman. Dark, lyrical and genuinely disturbing, Blackwater Val is a must read for any fan of dark fiction.”—Theresa Derwin, "Bringing you Horror, SF and Urban Fantasy since - her last cup of coffee" #QuantumCorsets

“A slow burn with sudden flashes of heat, Blackwater Val is a marathon march of fear that brings you in, holds you close and then, without warning, traps you, its grip frightening, dangerous and inescapable.”—Jonathan Winn, Eidolon Avenue: The First Feast, Martuk…the Holy, Martuk…the Holy: Proseuche

“Blackwater Val is a contemporary horror novel that pays homage to the best work by the masters of the genre. The novel is rich in characterization, plot development, and the action is explosive. With one of the best endings in a horror novel that I’ve read in ages, Blackwater Val has leapt to the top spot in my favorite reads in 2016.”—Tony Tremblay, Horror World.

"It's hard to believe BLACKWATER VAL is William Gorman's first published novel. It is written with a sure hand, clear prose, palpable emotion, and pitch-perfect suspense. The life of a small town is created beautifully, and the characters diverse and intriguing. Reverend Julian is a truly nasty villain, and the finale at Jasper Park is thrilling. Crystal Lake Publishing has another winner on their hands here."—Mark Allan Gunnells, author of FLOWERS IN A DUMPSTER and FORT

Thrilling, suspenseful and very often frightening, Blackwater Val is most certainly a book that you should read if you are at all a fan of anything supernatural or horror related.”—Books4Tomorrow

So come on down to the Val. They’re waiting for you: http://getbook.at/BlackVal
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Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 04, 2016, 04:28:05 PM
Crystal Lake Publishing is now on Patreon!

In an effort to strengthen and grow an already rising star in Indie Publishing, we’re now offering you the chance to become part of the experience. Our goals include paying pro rates, being permanently open to novel subs, including artwork in every release, and paying our authors a bonus on royalties earned.

Be sure to check out Jasper Bark's amazing intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdyxFon8gR4 (what a guy!)
Rewards for the first 100 patrons:
Patron 1 to 30: eBook copies of Tales from The Lake Vol.1, Tales from the Lake Vol.2, and Horror 201: The Silver Scream Vol.
Patron 31 to 60: eBook copies of Tales from the Lake Vol.1 and 2
Patron 61 to 100: eBook copies of Horror 201: The Silver Scream

We’ll also draw a few extra winners from the first 100 patrons:
First prize: A paperback copy of Horror 201 signed by Tom Holland, Mick Garris, Taylor Grant, Kevin Wetmore, Eric Miller, Billy Hanson, Stephen Johnston, and James Cullen Bressack.
Second prize: Any Crystal Lake paperback of your choice.
Third prize: Any two Crystal Lake eBooks of your choice.

And everyone will have the chance to read sample chapters from three of our upcoming titles. Two from Jasper Bark and one from Mark Sheldon.

Be part of the Crystal Lake experience via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CLP
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 15, 2016, 12:52:50 PM
We won two Bram Stoker awards last night.  ;D

Congrats to Mercedes Murdock Yardley - Superior Achievement in Long Fiction with LITTLE DEAD RED
And Alessandro Manzetti - Superior Achievement in Poetry with EDEN UNDERGROUND.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Laura H on May 15, 2016, 04:13:34 PM
That's great, Joe.  :D
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: valgunn on May 25, 2016, 07:45:03 AM
Congrats Joe. I follow Crystal Lake on Twitter and there always seems to be something going on. Amazing to see the growth.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 26, 2016, 11:40:28 AM
That's great, Joe.  :D
Congrats Joe. I follow Crystal Lake on Twitter and there always seems to be something going on. Amazing to see the growth.

Thanks, you two.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 26, 2016, 11:40:41 AM
The 99c Kindle Countdown has begun! If you've never read this book before, this is your chance. It's a must have for any fan of horror, sci-fi, and pretty much just awesome films.
With so many of our legendary authors passing away the last few years, I can honestly say it's never been more important to learn from the masters than right now. Someone needs to eventually take their place, right?

And that's why Crystal Lake published MODERN MYTHMAKERS by Michael McCarty, which includes 35 of his best interviews with the likes of Forrest J. Ackerman, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, John Carpenter, Dan Curtis, Elvira, Neil Gaiman, Mick Garris, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jack Ketchum, Dean Koontz, Graham Masterton, Richard Matheson, John Russo, William F. Nolan, John Saul, Peter Straub, and many more.
With so much career advice within these 424 pages, don't let the words of these masters gather dust.

Get Michael McCarty’s MODERN MYTHMAKERS now in Kindle (available in Kindle Unlimited, as well) or paperback: http://getbook.at/ModernMythmakers
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 27, 2016, 04:39:44 PM
A brand new Crystal Lake novel launches today at a 99c special price!

THE FINAL CUT by Jasper Bark

“Be warned, after reading The Final Cut you'll believe stories can kill.” – Aaron Sterns, co-writer Wolf Creek 2, Wolf Creek: Origin

“The Final Cut is a belter of a splatterpunk horror novel. It’s also one of the most unflinching interrogations of the horror genre in novel form that I’ve yet read. It’s a potent and compelling combination, and one that I suspect I will be thinking about for some time yet…” – Kit Power, Ginger Nuts of Horror

Some stories capture the imagination, others will be the death of you.
http://getbook.at/FinalCut
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 10, 2016, 01:48:56 PM
It’s another 99c launch day over at Crystal Lake Publishing! Limited to the first 100 copies sold.

Jasper Bark presents RUN TO GROUND – available in Kindle (99c) and Kindle Unlimited (free). Paperback out later this weekend ($10.99).

Jim Mcleod is on the run.

He’s running from his responsibilities as a father, hiding out from his pregnant girlfriend and working as a groundskeeper in a rural graveyard. He’s running from a lifetime of guilt and bad decisions, but principally he’s running from the murderous entities that have possessed the very ground at his feet.

Jim has no idea what these entities are, but they’ve done unspeakable things to everyone in the graveyard and now they’re hunting him down. There is nowhere Jim can hide, nowhere he can walk and nowhere he can run that isn’t under the lethal power of the things in the ground. If he stands any chance of survival he must uncover the link between his murderous tormentors, three mysterious graves and an ancient heresy that stretches back to the beginning of time.

Run To Ground is a tale of extreme folk horror. It opens the reader’s eyes to a terrifying new breed of gods and monsters, but be warned, within these pages you’ll find blasphemy, brutality and unbelievable depravity the likes of which you’ve never read before. Think that’s too grandiose a claim? Why not put us to the test. Go on, click the ‘Buy now’ button, we double dare you...

“I felt the fingertips of Poe & Lovecraft teasing me as Jasper introduced the otherworldly horrors that lay beneath the graves of an ancient land...prepare to have your mind blown…” – Cory Cline, Splatterzine

“Son of a bitch! Wish I wrote this!” – Matt Shaw, author of SICK B*STARDS

“... so compelling that you cannot look away ... one of those stories that just gets darker, madder, and more grotesque as it goes, but the final payoff is worth it.” – Bob R. Milne, Beauty in Ruins

“Run To Ground is a twisted Tales of the Unexpected that delights the reader with its playful use of perverse horror.” – Jim Mcleod, Ginger Nuts of Horror 

Come and get it: http://getbook.at/Run
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 24, 2016, 06:08:21 PM
It’s Crystal Lake Publishing’s biggest launch ever! $3.99 for the eBook and only $11.03 for the paperback.

GUTTED: BEAUTIFUL HORROR STORIES – an anthology of dark fiction that explores the beauty at the very heart of darkness. Featuring horror's most celebrated voices, as well as a number of exciting new talents: Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Paul Tremblay, John F.D. Taff, Lisa Mannetti, Damien Angelica Walters, Josh Malerman, Christopher Coake, Mercedes M. Yardley, Brian Kirk, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Amanda Gowin, Richard Thomas, Maria Alexander and Kevin Lucia.

What is beautiful horror? Awe meets ache. Terror becomes transcendence. Regret gives way to rebirth: http://getbook.at/Gutted

Edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward. With a foreword from Cemetery Dance magazine founder Richard Chizmar. Interior artwork by Luke Spooner. Cover artwork by Caitlin Hackett.

“Truly one of the best anthologies I have ever read.” – Paula Limbaugh, Horror Novel Reviews

“As the title says, Gutted really is a collection of Beautiful Horror Stories that isn't afraid to look for light in the strangest of places, even as it embraces the appeal of the darkness.” – Bob R Milne, Beauty in Ruins

“It's a book for readers who love language as much as story, who understand that horror can be beautiful, ecstatic and revelatory as well as down-right scary.” – James Everington

Amazon: http://getbook.at/Gutted
Website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/gutted---beautiful-horror-stories.php
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30522020-gutted
Pinterest: https://za.pinterest.com/crystallakepub/gutted-beautiful-horror-stories/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/guttedbook/timeline
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on July 29, 2016, 05:07:52 PM
It’s launch day here at Crystal Lake Publishing, and for only 99c / 99p you can pick up Mark Sheldon’s SARAH KILLIAN: SERIAL KILLER (FOR HIRE!) – limited to the first 100 sales. Available in paperback and Kindle Unlimited, as well: http://getbook.at/SarahK

Meet Sarah Killian, a professional serial killer (for hire!) with a twisted sense of humor.

Sarah Killian is not your average thirty year-old single woman. Foul-mouthed, mean-spirited, and a text-book-case loner. Also, she is a Professional Serial Killer.

In this Crime Fiction / Thriller novel with a twisted sense of humor, Sarah works for T.H.E.M. (Trusted Hierarchy of Everyday Murderers), a secret organization of murderers for hire headed up by the mysterious Zeke. You’ll be surprised to learn who their biggest clients are. Conspiracy theories, anyone?

But a wrench is thrown into the clockwork of Sarah's comfortable lifestyle when, on her latest assignment, she is forced to take on an apprentice, Bethany—a bubbly, perky, blonde with a severe case of verbal-vomit. In short, Bethany is everything Sarah is not.

Will Sarah be able to adjust and work with her new apprentice, or will she break her contract with T.H.E.M. and murder the buxom bimbo?

So if you’re looking for a strong female lead that doesn’t care what you think, in a book similar to the best of Dean Koontz and J.A. Konrath, then look no further than Sarah Killian – Serial Killer (For Hire).

Just don’t call her an ‘assassin.’ You might not live long enough to regret it.

Amazon: http://getbook.at/SarahK
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 01, 2016, 01:55:31 PM
Free short story (in audio) from Crystal Lake Publishing's GUTTED: BEAUTIFUL HORROR STORIES anthology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kSdzil5bOs&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 18, 2016, 12:30:49 PM
Hi, folks.

If you're a fan of Crystal Lake Publishing and our authors, please take a moment to write a review of one of our titles, or even recommend it to your friends on Goodreads and in person. ;-)

People underestimate the value of a review, even a three star review, and we all know word-of-mouth will always be the best.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 21, 2016, 06:22:51 AM
There are some major updates coming on the Crystal Lake Publishing YouTube channel. About time.

Not only am I updating it and uploading videos, but pretty soon there will be a new face on the publishing team. A face you'll see a lot of on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe. ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBBdj8M6oXiwiv57ZFl4uYA
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 26, 2016, 03:09:14 PM
It’s launch day over at Crystal Lake Publishing.

The legend continues with volume 3:

This non-themed horror anthology is filled with suspenseful stories, terrifying thrillers, tragic tales, mystifying mysteries, and memorable adventures that will leave you wanting more. Let these modern urban legends prickle your imagination, share it around a campfire, and revel in the magic of Crystal Lake’s exceptional authors:
The Owl Builder by D. Morgan Ballmer
Tragedy Park by Chris Pearce
Enclosures by Sumiko Saulson Woe
Violent Water by Lily Childs
The Cruel by Harper Hull
Red Scream with Little Smile by Paul Edmonds
Maybelle by Meredith Cleversey writing as Mere Joyce
Rodent in the Red Room by Matt Hayward
The Deeper I Go The Deeper I Fear by Natalie Carroll
The Pigmalion Pigs by Mark Allan Gunnells
Chemical Oasis by Tommy B. Smith
Hush by Sergio Pereira
The Reaper’s Fire by Kenneth W. Cain
Effigy by Kate Jonez
Scents of Fear by Steve Jenner
The Bet by Amy Grech
A Hand from the Depths by Dave-Brendon de Burgh
The Monster of Biscayne Bay by Roxanne Dent
The Song at the Edge of the Unfinished Road by Patrick Bates

Foreword by the editor, Monique Snyman.

“Read the book. Find your story that leaves your mouth dry and you unable to swallow. There's one here for everyone. Highly recommended.” – Tere Fredericks

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing.

Amazon: http://getbook.at/Lake3
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31437640-tales-from-the-lake-vol-3

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 09, 2016, 03:33:16 PM
The brand new Crystal Lake Publishing website has launched (it's been there for a while, but we needed some time to pimp it): http://www.crystallakepub.com/

Please check it out and share it around. There's even a nice introductory blog post for you: http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog-2/

And for the authors out there, here are the submission guidelines for TALES FROM THE LAKE VOL.4: http://www.crystallakepub.com/submissions/

Oh, and if you take a peek at our Staff page (http://www.crystallakepub.com/our-staff/), you'll spot something new we're working on. A certain Lady Lecter will run that department, and it'll be starting soon.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 24, 2016, 10:07:55 AM
HUGE 99c Kindle Countdown on Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories!

Awe meets ache in GUTTED!

Foreword by Richard Chizmar
Stephanie M. Wytovich, “The Morning After Was Filled with Bone”
Brian Kirk, “Picking Splinters from a Sex Slave”
Lisa Mannetti, “Arbeit Macht Frei”
Neil Gaiman, “The Problem of Susan”
Christopher Coake, “Dominion”
Mercedes M. Yardley, “Water Thy Bones”
Paul Tremblay, “A Haunted House is a Wheel Upon Which Some Are Broken”
Damien Angelica Walters, “On the Other Side of the Door, Everything Changes”
Richard Thomas, “Repent”
Clive Barker, “Coming to Grief”
John F.D. Taff, “Cards for His Spokes, Coins for His Fare”
Amanda Gowin, “Cellar’s Dog”
Kevin Lucia, “When We All Meet at the Ofrenda”
Maria Alexander, “Hey, Little Sister”
Josh Malerman, “The One You Live With”
Ramsey Campbell, “The Place of Revelation”

You really need to read this, because this is Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories:
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2cprP49
Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/2cgcEKq (starting soon)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 08, 2016, 01:23:45 PM
Cover reveal (artwork by Ben Baldwin)!
Coming your way from Crystal Lake Publishing this Christmas season.

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Be sure to stay in touch for updates:
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/xfuKP
Blog: http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog-2/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crystallakepub
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 12, 2016, 11:59:44 AM
Another cover reveal:

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Coming June, 2017.

Be sure to stay in touch for updates:
Blog: http://www.crystallakepub.com/blog-2/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/crystallakepub
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/xfuKP
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 28, 2016, 07:46:15 AM
Crystal Lake Publishing is proud to present Lady Lecter’s Drops of Ink YouTube show.

The first episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgQvw5rRf6M&feature=youtu.be
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LadyLecterYouTube/
Support Lady Lecter by joining us behind the scenes on Patreon.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 29, 2016, 04:48:51 AM
New non-fiction release from Crystal Lake Publishing:

WRITERS ON WRITING VOL.4 – Learn the craft of writing from those who know it best.

This is Writers On Writing – An Author’s Guide, where your favorite authors share their secrets in the ultimate guide to becoming and being an author.

Blunt Force Trauma: How to Write Killer Poetry by Stephanie M. Wytovich
Happy Little Trees by Michael Knost
In Lieu of Patience Bring Diversity by Kenneth W. Cain
Networking is Scary, but Essential by Doug Murano
Are You In The Mood? by Sheldon Higdon
What if Every Novel is a Horror Novel? by Steve Diamond
Description: You Can’t Win so Why Play by Patrick Freivald
Long Night’s Journey Into…This? A First-Time Novelist’s Odyssey by William Gorman
I Am Setting by J.S. Breukelaar
Finding Your Voice by Lynda E. Rucker

Are you ready to unleash the author in you?

Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2eO5duj
Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/2eieveA
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2eXuIaC

In case you missed the others:
http://www.crystallakepub.com/series/writers-on-writing/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 06, 2016, 02:38:27 AM
Brand new Sci-fi poetry collection by Crystal Lake Publishing and Bruce Boston (http://getbook.at/Encounters).

Brief Encounters with My Third Eye collects over one hundred of Boston’s best short poems (under fifty lines) from more than forty years of publishing, including fifteen award-winning poems. Boston’s poetry has received the Bram Stoker Award, the Asimov’s Readers Award, and the Rhysling and Grandmaster Awards of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

“Boston forces us to make eye contact with alchemists, angels, ghosts, werewolves, demagogues, monsters, demons, spacers, robots, berserkers, their lovers, and their victims. Inventive, speculative to the point of skewering us with wonder, innovative, resonant with melody, this overview of Boston's work from the early 70's to the present dramatizes the development of one of America's most skilled and inspired poets.” – Mary Turzillo, Lovers & Killers, Mars Girls, Elgin and Nebula Award Winner.

“In these fleet, always musical poems, Boston spotlights not only infinite vistas of time and space but also the grottos of our most intransigent longings and fears. These same poems may move us to gasp or guffaw to the point of finding ourselves, to purloin a phrase of the poet's, ‘polymorphously pleasure-spent.’ Brief Encounters twinkles luminously and always delivers.” – Michael Bishop, Nebula Award Winner, author of Other Arms Reach Out to Me: Georgia Stories

“With Brief Encounters, Boston manages an amazing feat: he not only knocks it out of the park, but also shows us he's been doing it for decades. A great read for anyone who enjoys seeing what wonders words can work...and who isn't afraid to step into the dark from time to time.” – Michaelbrent Collings, multiple Bram Stoker Award Nominee and bestselling author of The Longest Con

http://getbook.at/Encounters
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 18, 2016, 11:05:17 AM
Crystal Lake Publishing Gift Bag Giveaway:

One lucky winner will walk away with…
* A Crystal Lake paperback of their choice (signed if it’s a single author collection, novel, or novella)
* Seven Crystal Lake eBooks (Mobi or ePub) of their choice
* A set of GUTTED: BEAUTIFUL HORROR STORIES anthology Tarot cards

http://www.crystallakepub.com/giveaways/crystal-lake-publishing-gift-bag-giveaway
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 26, 2016, 10:59:08 AM
Now this was fun!

In-depth interview with the one and only Jack Ketchum:
http://www.crystallakepub.com/2016/11/23/the-deep-end-interview-with-jack-ketchum/

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Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 29, 2016, 08:59:47 AM
It’s launch day over at Crystal Lake Publishing!

The WRITERS ON WRITING VOL.1 – 4 OMNIBUS is now available at a special 99c launch price to the first 200 customers. If you hurry, you can also get one of our Bram Stoker award nominated non-fiction books for free.

Plus there’s an exclusive WRITERS ON WRITING content page link at early in the book, which includes:
-Links to videos
-Essays by authors
-Interviews with authors
-Free eBooks by some of the authors
-Some hilarious videos by WoW contributors

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Ready to unleash the author in you?
The Infrastructure of the Gods by Brian Hodge
The Writer’s Purgatory by Monique Snyman
Why Rejection is Still Important by Kevin Lucia
Real Writers Steal Time by Mercedes M. Yardley
What Right Do I Have to Write by Jasper Bark
Go Pace Yourself by Jack Ketchum
A Little Infusion of Magic by Dave-Brendon de Burgh
Confronting Your Fears in Fiction by Todd Keisling
Once More with Feeling by Tim Waggoner
Embracing Your Inner Shitness by James Everington
The Forgotten Art of Short Story by Mark Allan Gunnells
Adventures in Teaching Creative Writing by Lucy A. Snyder
Submit (to psychology) for Acceptance by Daniel I. Russell
Character Building by Theresa Derwin
Heroes and Villains by Paul Kane
Do Your Worst by Jonathan Winn
Creating Effective Characters by Hal Bodner
Fictional Emotions; Emotional Fictions by James Everington
Home Sweet Home by Ben Eads
You by Kealan Patrick Burke
The art of becoming a book reviewer by Nerine Dorman
Treating Fiction like a Relationship by Jonathan Janz
How to Write Killer Poetry by Stephanie M. Wytovich
Happy Little Trees by Michael Knost
In Lieu of Patience Bring Diversity by Kenneth W. Cain
Networking is Scary, but Essential by Doug Murano
Are You In The Mood? by Sheldon Higdon
What if Every Novel is a Horror Novel? by Steve Diamond
Description by Patrick Freivald
A First-Time Novelist’s Odyssey by William Gorman
I Am Setting by J.S. Breukelaar
Finding Your Voice by Lynda E. Rucker

Learn the craft of writing from those who know it best:
http://getbook.at/WoW
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33115082-writers-on-writing-vol-1---4-omnibus
Enter our paperback giveaway: http://www.crystallakepub.com/?post_type=ks_giveaway&p=1489&preview=true
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 02, 2016, 08:24:11 AM
It’s the official launch day of Crystal Lake Publishing’s brand new political horror novel WHERE THE DEAD GO TO DIE, which follows a mother’s emotional journey through the apocalypse (http://getbook.at/TheHospice)

Available in eBook and paperback. And if that’s not enough, you’ll get another link inside the eBook (limited to the 1st 200 sales) to a free eBook “(CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE) and other exclusive content from the authors. So hurry up.

There are monsters in this world. And they used to be us. Now it's time to euthanize to survive in a hospice where Emily, a woman haunted by her past, only wants to do her job and be the best mother possible.

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Amazon: http://getbook.at/TheHospice
Official YouTube Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF_tpy8dPMo
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33016821-where-the-dead-go-to-die
Goodreads Giveaway (ends Dec. 5th): https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/213269-where-the-dead-go-to-die
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 12, 2016, 12:03:48 PM
The journey just got interesting. I'm now a full time publisher.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 15, 2016, 12:27:48 PM
Attention authors.

Crystal Lake Publishing has open spots for authors looking for edits or mentorship.

Since I'm now publishing full time, I've decided to put some of that time into editing and mentoring along with the Crystal Lake team, specifically editors Monique-Cherie Snyman and Ben Eads.

These are highly beneficial programs, not just for your craft, but your career. These are not stuff taught in books, since they're considered industry secrets. Why do we share them? You'll find out why once you spend more time with us. ;-)

Check out the details here: http://www.crystallakepub.com/editing-and-mentorship-programs/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 16, 2016, 01:56:24 AM
WRITERS ON WRITING VOL.1 is now permanently FREE!

http://getbook.at/WritersOnWriting

(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26068181-writers-on-writing)

That's On Writing advice by Jack Ketchum, Brian Hodge, Mercedes Murdock Yardley, Tim Waggoner, Jasper Bark, Kevin Lucia, Monique-Cherie Snyman, Todd Keisling, and Dave de Burgh. Edited by Joe Mynhardt.
There's also a link inside the book to exclusive content for the entire Writers on Writing series, which includes even more advice and cool stuff.
Or grab Vol.2, 3, 4 or the entire omnibus right here: http://www.crystallakepub.com/series/writers-on-writing/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 20, 2016, 08:34:51 AM
Xmas eBook Giveaway!

You are only four clicks away from possibly winning 10 Crystal Lake eBook titles. Including Eidolon Avenue by Jonathan Winn; Blackwater Val by Bill Gorman; Wind Chill by Patrick Rutigliano; Through a Mirror, Darkly by Kevin Lucia; Nameless byMercedes Murdock Yardley; Fear the Reaper (anthology); Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (anthology); Run to Ground by Jasper Bark; Tales from The Lake Vol.2 (anthology), and Writers on Writing Vol.4 (non-fiction).

Now that’s what I call holiday reading!

Just answer the question (http://www.crystallakepub.com/giveaways/xmas-giveaway-from-crystal-lake-10-ebooks-to-10-lucky-winners/) to enter (ends December 26th). And remember to share your special URL once entered. For every person who joins because they clicked on your link, you’ll get five more entries.

Here’s that link again: http://www.crystallakepub.com/giveaways/xmas-giveaway-from-crystal-lake-10-ebooks-to-10-lucky-winners/

Proudly brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing - Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Now go get your books!
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Artemis Quark on December 20, 2016, 08:06:51 PM
Great promo and email list builder, Joe. Thanks for the free ebook, too. I snatched Volume One yesterday.

AQ (aka 'Michael Marnier)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 26, 2016, 03:56:45 AM
Great promo and email list builder, Joe. Thanks for the free ebook, too. I snatched Volume One yesterday.

AQ (aka 'Michael Marnier)

 ;) My pleasure.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 26, 2016, 12:28:23 PM
In-depth interview with author Aaron Dries: http://www.crystallakepub.com/2016/12/24/the-deep-end-with-aaron-dries/

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Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 06, 2017, 11:46:44 AM
Crystal Lake Publishing has two open-sub anthologies looking for Dark Fiction / Horror authors:

Check out our brand new Crystal Lake Publishing submissions page: http://www.crystallakepub.com/crystal-lake-submissions/
I made it myself this morning.  ;)
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 26, 2017, 11:01:13 AM
Attention unpublished authors. Enter and win HorrorAddicts.net’s competition and Crystal Lake Publishing will publish your novel.

You can read more about it here: http://www.crystallakepub.com/2017/01/26/become-the-next-great-horror-writer-and-have-your-novel-published-by-us/

Or go straight to the HorrorAddicts.net website to enter: https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/the-next-great-horror-writer-contest/

Help spread the word…
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 03, 2017, 11:49:50 AM
It’s launch day over at Crystal Lake Publishing: http://getbook.at/TheYellowKing

“Wow! Todd Keisling does not disappoint. Ever since I heard this book was coming out, I’ve been anticipating a killer story and you know what, Todd delivered!” – Horror Novel Reviews

Find out more (and sign up for exclusive content directly from the author): http://www.crystallakepub.com/the-final-reconciliation/

Or you can just go straight to Amazon: http://getbook.at/TheYellowKing
It’s even on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33958141-the-final-reconciliation

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Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on February 10, 2017, 12:56:19 PM
Out today from Crystal Lake Publishing: the solo and collaborative works of Robert Frazier and Bruce Boston’s exploration of the Mutant Rain Forest.

“…remarkable feat of literary imagination.” – James P. Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula & Locus awards.

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Welcome to the Mutant Rain Forest!
Amazon: http://getbook.at/RainForest
Website: http://www.crystallakepub.com/vision-of-the-mutant-rain-forest/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34178645-visions-of-the-mutant-rain-forest
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 03, 2017, 01:10:40 PM
Brand new Young Adult Horror/Mystery Adventure from Dave Jeffery and Crystal Lake Publishing – 99c launch price to the first 100 buyers. Grab one now: http://getbook.at/Crypt 

Beatrice Beecham's Cryptic Crypt - A Supernatural Adventure/Mystery Novel

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The fate of the world rests in the hands of four dysfunctional teenagers and a bunch of oddball adults. What could possibly go wrong?

This supernatural / adventure / mystery novel is perfect for fans of The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, The Three Investigators, Goonies, Monster Club, Lost Boys, and Miss Peregrine. It might be a YA book perfect for ages 13 and older, but it’s a fun read no matter what age you are.

Dorsal Finn is a sleepy coastal town facing the gleaming Atlantic Ocean. It is a town with quaint customs and inhabited by people who are as welcoming as they are weird.  It is also a place where long lost tombs hide long held secrets.

Because beneath Dorsal Finn lies The Dark Heart, an ancient and malevolent entity determined to be free of its eternal prison. It has lured allies to the town, people with corrupt agendas determined to resurrect the greatest evil history has ever known, and in doing so release The Dark Heart upon an unsuspecting world.

What could possibly go wrong?

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from the Darkest Depths

Get it today from Amazon: http://getbook.at/Crypt
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34426434-beatrice-beecham-s-cryptic-crypt
Dedicated webpage: http://www.crystallakepub.com/crypticcrypt/ (where you can sign up for exclusive content, including free Beatrice Beecham short stories and even a free eBook copy of Crystal Lake Publishing’s SARAH KILLIAN: SERIAL KILLER (FOR HIRE!) by Mark Sheldon)

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on March 24, 2017, 01:32:06 PM
It’s launch day over at Crystal Lake Publishing. Sit back and enjoy this 552 page Supernatural Thriller of a novel on Kindle or paperback: (http://getbook.at/Aletheia)!

ALETHEIA by J.S. Breukelaar

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A suspense thriller of home-coming, loss and Gila Monsters.
 
“Family and small town desires and secrets simmer in J. S. Breukelaar's melancholy and affecting mix of literary, noir, and horror by the lake. ALETHEIA is a compelling 21st century ghost story. Don't lose your Gila monster!”—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock. 

Brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Purchase it now: http://getbook.at/Aletheia
Download a sample from the webpage: http://www.crystallakepub.com/aletheia/
Add Aletheia on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33960079-aletheia
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 01, 2017, 03:02:36 PM
Out today!  ;)

Where darkness dwells, embers light the way.

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From the author of the short story collections These Old Tales and Fresh Cut Tales comes his latest effort, Embers: A Collection of Dark Fiction. In his youth Cain developed a sense of wonderment owed in part to TV shows like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, One Step Beyond and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Now Cain seeks the same dark overtones in his writing.
There’s a little something for every reader. These 25 short speculative stories represent the smoldering remains of a blaze, the fiery bits meant to ignite the mind with slow-burning imagery and smoky twists and turns. These are the very embers of Cain’s soul.

In this collection, Cain features stories of troubled men and women, both living and dead. Themes of loss and the afterlife take on many forms, as he explores the unknown. For instance, “The Chamber” focuses on a hardened veteran of World War II who has committed heinous crimes. He seeks only to find peace from his conscience, but sometimes that comes at a great loss. “Valerie’s Window” visits a small town amid a tragic end to humanity. Only things are not as they seem, and the more Valerie comes to know herself, the more her reality is revealed. “The Benefit of Being Weighty” has a humorous side, but the theme of this story revolves around fat shaming and the price one must pay for being so ignorant. Hopefully, these three short descriptions have increased your curiosity.

When the dark comes, light a match. Let the fire burn bright and hot. So that when it dies the embers warm you.

“Not a squall, not a blizzard ... It's a pulp horror AVALANCHE! That's Kenneth W. Cain's new collection, Embers.”—Mort Castle, Bram Stoker Award® winner

Grab it now from Amazon: http://getbook.at/CainsEmbers
And add it to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34737721-embers

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 28, 2017, 09:08:59 AM
It’s book release day! Pick up Crystal Lake’s latest novel at the launch price of only 99c (price goes up to $3.99 later today): http://getbook.at/ThirdTwin - available in Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and paperback!

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Some things should never be bred…

Barry Ocason, extreme sportsman and outdoor travel writer, seeks answers to why an individual known only as the elephant man is terrorizing his family. Barry and his daughter Kristen, who survived a twin sister taken from the family at a young age, travel from Juneau, Alaska to the sinister Spider Festival in Rio Tabo, Brazil, where the puzzle begins to come together.

Amid tribulation, death, madness, and institutionalization, a document emerges describing a scientist’s bloody bid to breed a theoretical “third twin,” which is believed to have the potential, through its connection with its siblings, to bridge the gulf between life and afterlife. The godlike creature that soon emerges turns out to be Barry’s own offspring, and she has dark plans for the world of her conception that neither her father nor any other mortal can stop.

Read it today: http://getbook.at/ThirdTwin

Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 30, 2017, 04:11:42 PM
Brand new Horror anthology from Crystal Lake Publishing – out today at a special $2.99 launch price (first 100 Kindle sales only). Also available in paperback.

“Twice Upon an Apocalypse is one of the most refreshingly inventive, entertaining, thoughtful (and thought-provoking), not to mention unnerving anthologies I’ve read in years.” – Gary A. Braunbeck

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These stories will lead you over the river and through the woods, to the darkest of all places.

Come and get it:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2s8wknN
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2rzDWmc
Everywhere else: http://getbook.at/TwiceUpon
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35238942-twice-upon-an-apocalypse---lovecraftian-fairy-tales (paperback)
Webpage  (download a sample): http://www.crystallakepub.com/apocalypse/
Shirt: http://crystallakepub.storenvy.com/products/19917797-clp-twice-upon-an-apocalypse-t-shirt

Brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 11, 2017, 08:59:51 AM
Out now from Crystal Lake Publishing! A brand new poetry collection by the Bram Stoker Award-winning poet, Alessandro Manzetti.
 
“No Mercy is a journey through time and history on a real/surreal road, rocking and rolling with no pity. Manzetti’s poems inspire a transcendent reality, a dream reality that slips in and out of nightmares; earthscape ruled by sensory overload, soul underload and imagination that melts into hunger for love, life and music. I loved this unearthly and yet strangely familiar meal laid before my eyes.”—Linda D. Addison, award-winning author of “How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend”

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Out now in paperback and Kindle:
Universal link: http://getbook.at/NoMercy
US: http://amzn.to/2r8rxpl
UK: http://amzn.to/2rbUUCm
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35392699-no-mercy
Webpage (download a sample): http://www.crystallakepub.com/nomercy/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 16, 2017, 01:35:04 PM
I have three amazing YouTube videos to share with you, all book trailers for Crystal Lake titles (the first one is a must see):

Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders: http://bit.ly/2rzn4MT

Where Nightmares Come From – The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre: http://bit.ly/2rotZ7a

No Mercy by Alessandro Manzetti: http://bit.ly/2rQY1Dt
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 23, 2017, 11:39:58 AM
Brand new Crystal Lake publishing release out today at a special 99c launch price (limited to first 100 sales)!

Journey through the Heart of Terror

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“Nowhere is Paul Olson’s narrative power, compelling voice, and unique sense of place more evident than in this wonderful, essential collection of hair-raising stories. Whispered Echoes is nothing short of a feast for those of us who appreciate old school horror with a nefarious modern twist, and with it, I hope Paul Olson gets every bit of the acclaim he so richly deserves.”—Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy, Kin, and Sour Candy.

WHISPERED ECHOES will be available in paperback and Kindle, as well as Kindle Unlimited. Brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing - Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Purchase one today:
US: http://amzn.to/2ruPOSQ
UK: http://amzn.to/2tiykKN
Everywhere else: http://getbook.at/OlsonsEchoes
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2sZuJnf
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on June 27, 2017, 11:07:52 AM
Authors…

Crystal Lake Publishing has added a $10 a month tier to their Patreon page which focuses on helping authors.

We will post one video lesson per month presented by one of our authors or editors, focusing on current issues authors are struggling with. Questionnaires will go out regularly to help us better understand what you’re going through. Supporters will also receive all our non-fiction books as they are published, for as long as they support this tier. $10 patrons will also receive all rewards from the lower tiers.

The first video goes out in the first week of July, with editor Doug Murano (GUTTED, BEHOLD, SHADOWS OVER MAIN STREET) talking about what anthology editors look for, pitfalls while submitting, and the overall anthology editing process (among other things). Sign up now so you don’t miss out: https://www.patreon.com/CLP

This is also a great way to help us better support our own authors and editors.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on July 28, 2017, 01:01:51 PM
OUT TODAY! The biggest anthology release of the year:

Slide into the spaces between the ordinary. Embrace the odd. Indulge your curiosity.

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Featuring: Clive Barker, John Langan, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Brian Kirk, Hal Bodner, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Erinn L. Kemper, John F.D. Taff, Patrick Freivald, Lucy Snyder, Brian Hodge, Kristi DeMeester, Christopher Coake, Sarah Read, and Richard Thomas. With a foreword by Josh Malerman.

Available in paperback, Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited!

Purchase now...
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2utomIW
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2vVA8JR
International: http://getbook.at/Behold

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33400659-behold-oddities-curiosities-and-undefinable-wonders

Check out the official YouTube trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9cuTdV9XbU
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 30, 2017, 02:16:16 PM
Huge announcement!

We’re really stepping up our game here at Crystal Lake Publishing. I’m happy to share the current WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM line-up, and update it with a brand new interview with John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker books, as well as NOCTURNES, my favorite short story collection.

The rest of the line-up includes: Joe R. Lansdale, Bev Vincent, Richard Chizmar, Stephen King, Charlaine Harris, Jonathan Maberry, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, Elizabeth Massie, Del Howison, Amber Benson, Tom Holland, Fred Dekker, Kevin Tenney, Tim Waggoner, Michael Bailey, Mercedes Yardley, Jason V. Brock, and many more...

There are a lot more names to announce, and we’ll reveal one new name every week. Check the comments for a link to the Facebook page and more info on the book. The book is edited by myself and Eugene Johnson. It’ll be out some time in October or November.

Like our Facebook page for more up-to-date announcements and info on the book: https://www.facebook.com/NightmareAnthology/
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Cathy C on August 31, 2017, 02:53:57 AM
That's an impressive line-up, Joe. Congratulations.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 01, 2017, 04:29:35 PM
That's an impressive line-up, Joe. Congratulations.

Thanks, Cathy. We've got a lot more lined up, but can't say anything until the contracts are signed. I just love working with these people. What an honor.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Cathy C on September 02, 2017, 05:22:58 AM
Oooh, cryptic. Can't wait to hear who you've got lined up next.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on September 29, 2017, 03:18:32 PM
Out today – a brand new Jasper Bark novella from Crystal Lake Publishing - http://getbook.at/QuietAmazon (with a special $2.99 launch price)

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“A heady mix of folk horror and the psychological, of religious yearning and the uncannily atavistic, this compelling novella carries us through the darkest occult secrets to a cosmic revelation that may haunt your dreams.”—Ramsey Campbell

In the quiet of the forest, the darkest fears are born.

Experience it today: http://getbook.at/QuietAmazon
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36288968-quiet-places
Purchase a unique Jasper Bark T-shirt: http://crystallakepub.storenvy.com/products/21707429-clp-jasper-bark-t-shirt
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 09, 2017, 03:12:10 PM
Please take a moment to check out our fundraiser (for 2018). We've got some great pledges targeted at readers and authors (including edits, cover design, interior layout, story critiques, and book promos). All the prizes are donated by some amazing authors and Crystal Lake supporters: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/crystal-lake-publishing-the-next-chapter

Why are we building up our funds?

We have some of our most important and ambitious works coming out over the next 15 months, and we will put every possible resource behind these projects. For this reason, we’re taking the highly positive step of running this campaign to better position ourselves and these projects. Funds will go toward paying authors, artists, and marketing. This will ensure these titles making the widest possible splash upon publication while maintaining the highest standards of editing and production.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 23, 2017, 02:44:33 PM
Wow! Next month's WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM release (through Crystal Lake Publishing) is featured in a full-page article in the brand new issue of Rue Morgue, issue #179: https://rue-morgue.com/product/rue-morgue-179-novdec-xmas-issue-2017/

It's even mentioned on the front cover.

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Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 27, 2017, 04:00:42 PM
It's launch day at Crystal Lake Publishing!

The legend continues with TALES FROM THE LAKE VOL.4: http://getbook.at/Lake4

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Twenty-four heart-rending tales with elements of terror, mystery, and a nightmarish darkness that knows no end.

Welcome to my lake. Welcome to where dreams and hope are illusions…and pain is God. 

In the spirit of popular Dark Fiction and Horror anthologies such as Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories and Behold: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders, and the best of Stephen King’s short fiction, comes Crystal Lake Publishing’s Tales from The Lake anthologies.

This fourth volume of Speculative Fiction contains the following short stories:
•   Jennifer Loring – When the Dead Come Home
•   Joe R. Lansdale – The Folding Man
•   Kealan Patrick Burke – Go Warily After Dark
•   T. E. Grau – To the Hills
•   Damien Angelica Walters – Everything Hurts, Until it Doesn’t
•   Sheldon Higdon – Drowning in Sorrow
•   Max Booth III – Whenever You Exhale, I Inhale
•   Bruce Golden – The Withering
•   JG Faherty – Grave Secrets
•   Hunter Liguore – End of the Hall
•   David Dunwoody – Snowmen
•   Timothy G. Arsenault – Pieces of Me
•   Maria Alexander – Neighborhood Watchers
•   Timothy Johnson – The Story of Jessie and Me
•   Michael Bailey – I will be the Reflection Until the End
•   E.E. King – The Honeymoon’s Over
•   Darren Speegle – Song in a Sundress
•   Cynthia Ward – Weighing In
•   Michael Haynes – Reliving the Past
•   Leigh M. Lane – The Long Haul
•   Mark Cassell – Dust Devils
•   Del Howison – Liminality
•   Gene O’Neill – The Gardener
•   Jeff Cercone – Condo by the Lake

With an introduction by editor Ben Eads. Cover art by Ben Baldwin. Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from The Darkest Depths.

Experience great fiction today:
US: http://amzn.to/2ywNHDH
UK: http://amzn.to/2grvG3F
Everywhere else: http://getbook.at/Lake4

Remember to add it on Goodreads (and leave a review if you like it): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36433386-tales-from-the-lake-vol-4
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 05, 2017, 04:11:23 PM
If you have a moment, help Crystal Lake Publishing reach their first stretch goal (interior artwork for all 2018 single-author collections/novels) before the campaign ends in 24 hours!

Support Indie Publishing and grab your share of some amazing rewards/prizes!

Crystal Lake Publishing has some of their most important and ambitious works coming out over the next 15 months, and they will put every possible resource behind these projects. For this reason, they’re taking the highly positive step of running this campaign to better position themselves and their projects. Funds will go toward paying authors, artists, and marketing. This will ensure these titles making the widest possible splash upon publication while maintaining the highest standards of editing and production.

Come take a look at some of the amazing prizes we have for readers and authors: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/crystal-lake-publishing-the-next-chapter
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 10, 2017, 03:56:48 PM
Out next Friday!

WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM

THE ART OF STORYTELLING IN THE HORROR GENRE

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Book one in Crystal Lake Publishing's The Dream Weaver series, Where Nightmares Come From focuses on the art of storytelling in the Horror genre, taking an idea from conception to reality--whether you prefer short stories, novels, films, or comics.

Featuring in-depth articles and interviews by Joe R. Lansdale (Hap & Leonard series), Clive Barker (Books of Blood), John Connolly (Charlie Parker series), Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King (IT), Christopher Golden (Ararat), Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas), Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger series), Kevin J. Anderson (Tales of Dune), Craig Engler (Z Nation), and many more.

The full non-fiction anthology lineup includes:
Introduction by William F. Nolan
IT'S THE STORY TELLER by Joe R. Lansdale
A-Z OF HORROR of Clive Barker
WHY HORROR? by Mark Alan Miller
PIXELATED SHADOWS by Michael Paul Gonzalez
LIKE CURSES by Ray Garton
HOW TO GET YOUR SCARE ON by S.G. Browne
STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES by Richard Thomas
HORROR IS A STATE OF MIND by Tim Waggoner
BRINGING AN IDEA TO LIFE by Mercedes M. Yardley
THE PROCESS OF A TALE by Ramsey Campbell
GREAT HORROR IS SOMETHING ALIEN by Michael Bailey
A HORRIFICALLY HAPPY MEDIUM by Taylor Grant
INTERVIEW WITH JOHN CONNOLLY by Marie O'Regan
THE STORY OF A STORY by Mort Castle
WRITING ROUNDTABLE INTERVIEW with Christopher Golden, Kevin J. Anderson, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia
HOW I SPENT MY CHILDHOOD LOOKING FOR MONSTERS AND FOUND POETRY INSTEAD by Stephanie M. Wytovich
BITS AND PIECES INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN MABERRY by Eugene Johnson
THE REEL CREEPS by Lisa Morton
THE MONSTER SQUAD by Jess Landry
WHAT SCARES YOU by Marv Wolfman
PLAYING IN SOMEONE ELSE'S HAUNTED HOUSE by Elizabeth Massie
CREATING MAGIC FROM A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER: Del Howison interviews Tom Holland, Amber Benson, Fred Dekker, and Kevin Tenney
Z NATION: HOW SYFY'S HIT SHOW CAME TO LIFE by Craig Engler
LIFE IMITATING ART IMITATING LIFE: FILM AND ITS INFLUENCE ON REALITY by Jason V Brock
WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM by Paul Moore
STEPHEN KING AND RICHARD CHIZMAR DISCUSS COLLABORATING by Bev Vincent
CHARLAINE HARRIS DISCUSSES STORYTELLING by Eugene Johnson
WHAT NOW? by John Palisano

Come listen to the legends...

Cover design by Luke Spooner. Edited by Joe Mynhardt & Eugene Johnson.

Brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing--Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Don't miss out...
Amazon: http://getbook.at/Nightmares1
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36544568-where-nightmares-come-from

Follow the Where Nightmares Come From Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NightmareAnthology/) for regular updates, sneak peeks, links, interviews, and more. Or subscribe to the Crystal Lake newsletter: http://eepurl.com/xfuKP
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on November 17, 2017, 09:46:10 AM
It's finally here! Out today from Crystal Lake Publishing (grab one before the price goes up): http://getbook.at/Nightmares1

“John Connolly has been responsible for quite a few nightmares, I’d imagine, with both the Charlie Parker novels and with his excellent collections of supernatural short fiction. In this interview, John offers an insight into his writing process, and advice to anyone wishing to tread the same path.” – Marie O’Regan

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Featuring in-depth articles and interviews by Joe R. Lansdale (Hap & Leonard series), Clive Barker (Books of Blood), John Connolly (Charlie Parker series), Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King (IT), Christopher Golden (Ararat), Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas), Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger series), Kevin J. Anderson (Tales of Dune), Craig Engler (Z Nation), and many more.

Don’t miss out…
US: http://amzn.to/2yQDUGm
UK: http://amzn.to/2hETwtc
Universal link: http://getbook.at/Nightmares1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36544568-where-nightmares-come-from

Follow the Where Nightmares Come From Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NightmareAnthology/) for regular updates, sneak peeks, links, interviews, and more. Or subscribe to the Crystal Lake newsletter: http://eepurl.com/xfuKP
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 09, 2017, 12:47:03 PM
Out today from Crystal Lake Publishing and William Meikle at the special $2.99 launch price: http://getbook.at/GhostClub (available in paperback, as well)

The Ghost Club: Newly Found Tales of Victorian Terror

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Writers never really die; their stories live on, to be found again, to be told again, to scare again.
In Victorian London, a select group of writers, led by Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker and Henry James held an informal dining club, the price of entry to which was the telling of a story by each invited guest.

These are their stories, containing tales of revenant loved ones, lost cities, weird science, spectral appearances and mysteries in the fog of the old city, all told by some of the foremost writers of the day. In here you'll find Verne and Wells, Tolstoy and Checkov, Stevenson and Oliphant, Kipling, Twain, Haggard and Blavatsky alongside their hosts.

Come, join us for dinner and a story:
•   Robert Louis Stevenson - Wee Davie Makes a Friend
•   Rudyard Kipling - The High Bungalow
•   Leo Tolstoy - The Immortal Memory
•   Bram Stoker - The House of the Dead
•   Mark Twain - Once a Jackass
•   Herbert George Wells - Farside
•   Margaret Oliphant - To the Manor Born
•   Oscar Wilde - The Angry Ghost
•   Henry Rider Haggard - The Black Ziggurat
•   Helena P Blavatsky - Born of Ether
•   Henry James - The Scrimshaw Set
•   Anton Checkov - At the Molenzki Junction
•   Jules Verne - To the Moon and Beyond
•   Arthur Conan Doyle - The Curious Affair on the Embankment

Experience it today:
Universal Link: http://getbook.at/GhostClub
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2Agr6N9
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2kbsASH
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36680102-the-ghost-club
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1980022735543624/

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from the Darkest Depths.
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 22, 2018, 08:41:53 AM
Great news!

Author Alessandro Manzetti's "Frida's Monster" AND "Apocalyptic Mass" poems (both from the collection NO MERCY, Crystal Lake Publishing) are both nominated for Rhysling Awards, and will be reprinted into the 2018 Rhysling Anthology. ;-)

Check it out: http://sfpoetry.com/ra/rhyscand.html
Title: Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 26, 2018, 08:29:36 AM
Out today from Crystal Lake Publishing, Eric S. Brown, and Steven L. Shrewsbury – http://getbook.at/BeyondNight

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“Bloody battles, Roman legions, Pictish armies, supernatural entities and the mist covered hills of my homeland... how could I fail to be charmed? Fans of David Gemmell will lap up this earthy, brutal fantasy.” – William Meikle, The Ghost Club

Experience it today!
Amazon: http://getbook.at/BeyondNight
US: http://amzn.to/2F4bThb
UK: http://amzn.to/2DvamEF
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38106127-beyond-night

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.