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« 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-
  
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 03:10:01 AM »
Here's the Fear the Reaper cover:
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #2 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).
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 08:15:40 AM »
Thanks, Lin. Dangling the covers in front of the writers helped me recruit most of them.
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 08:41:14 AM »
You're a busy man, Mr Mynhardt ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 01:06:48 PM »
You're a busy man, Mr Mynhardt ;D ;D ;D

 :) Ah, sleep's overrated.  ;)
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #7 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.  :)
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2012, 08:25:33 AM »
You have done an amazing job, Joe.
Time to take it serious and get the job done

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« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #10 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.
Time to take it serious and get the job done

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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #11 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.  :)
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #12 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+.
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 08:55:12 AM »
I'm pretty sure they will do.
Time to take it serious and get the job done

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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing
« Reply #14 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!
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