Lots of updates in the writing world! My very first publisher, beloved Darkfuse, has filed for Bankruptcy. The rights to TRINITY, SACRIFICE ISLAND, and WOMAN IN WHITE have all reverted back to me. It was a bittersweet moment as Greg Gifune, Dave Thomas, and Shane Staley took a chance on me, a complete unknown, and basically launched my career. It’s not all bad new, though. These three titles will rise like a phoenix from the ashes, coming soon (exact date TBD) from Crossroads press. I’m so excited to be working with these folks! For those of you who haven’t read the three titles, you’ll still get your chance, for those of you who have, expect some small changes. TRINITY was my first novel, my grad school masters’ thesis, and I’ve learned a lot since then. Expect a few bits to be tweaked and enhanced! I will keep you all posted as I know more!
Read my novelette “Jackson House” in Cutting Block Press’ Single Slices anthology!
You can find my short story “Segregation” in Thunderstorm Books’ new anthology SCREAMING CACTI. This one is not to be missed!
The gritty, multi-genre anthology THE PRISON COMPENDIUM features my short story “End a Days,” based loosely on the flooding after Hurricane Katrina.
Now available from Lovecraft Ezine!
A tale inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s The Whisperer in Darkness…
Hurricane Irene tore through the dark, wood-choked Vermont hills. In its passing, the rivers bled thick with fallen trees, wildlife carcasses, and, if you looked closely, stranger things. Sarah Sorrell made the mistake of looking very closely indeed. Even so, it all might still have been all right—if she hadn’t felt the need to dig further.
One afternoon in late fall, she finds a girl out in the driving rain, running from brutality. The wise choice is to leave the girl to chance. But Sarah knows the secrets that the forests hide, and why so many hitch-hikers vanish around here. She decides to give the girl a lift. As the two of them drive off into the storm, they have no idea of the journey they’re starting out on…
A chilling novel of the deep Vermont night, Whispers draws on the rich traditions of H. P. Lovecraft to weave the darkest of spells.
“Another winner from Kristin Dearborn, Whispers is full of monsters and mayhem, madness and paranoia, but also boldly realized characters who live and breathe and feel like flesh-and blood. Highly recommended . . . now bring on Dearborn’s next one!”
–James Newman, author of Odd Man Out, Animosity, Ugly as Sin
“Dripping with dread, charged with suspicion and betrayal, terrifying in its otherworldly loss of human agency and control—Whispers ranks among horror maven Dearborn’s best and most unsettling works to date. It’s always cause for celebration when Kristin Dearborn unleashes a fresh nightmare and this is no exception.”
–Ed Kurtz, author of The Rib From Which I remake The World, Nausea
Amazing new cover by Daniele Serra!
Join Bear Pond Books for a terrifying night of dark fiction, featuring horror authors Paul Tremblay, Kristin Dearborn and Daniel Mills. They will be reading from their latest works, and will talk about the best ways to best scare their readers.
Now available from DarkFuse: The Woman in White by Kristin Dearborn
Rocky Rhodes, Maine.
As a fierce snowstorm descends upon the sleepy little town, a Good Samaritan stops to help a catatonic woman sitting in the middle of the icy road, and is never seen or heard from again. When the police find his car, it is splattered in more blood than the human body can hold.
While the storm rages on, the wave of disappearances continue, the victims sharing only one commonality: they are all male. Now it’s up to three young women to figure out who or what is responsible: a forensic chemist, a waitress struggling with an abusive boyfriend, and a gamer coping with the loss of her lover.
Their search will lead them on a journey filled with unspeakable horrors that are all connected to a mysterious Woman in White.
“Horror born straight from a nor’easter, Dearborn’s Woman in White is a great read for a winter night—with a monster I’ll never forget.” —Christopher Irvin, author of Federales and Burn Cards
“Kristin Dearborn’s Woman in White is a rip-roaring monster tale with sharp-eyed characterization and something to say about the power dynamics between men and woman. Thought-provoking and entertaining as hell!” —Tim Waggoner, author of Eat the Night
“Great stuff! Suspenseful, quickly paced, unpredictable and wonderfully evil tale. Kristin Dearborn’s best yet!” —Jeff Strand, author of Pressure
I’m pleased to announce Lovecraft eZine Press will be publishing my novella WHISPERS, a modern retelling of H.P. Lovecraft’s Vermont story, THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS. No release date yet, we’re on track for fall 2016.
Listen to me babble about THE WOMAN IN WHITE on the Armcast Dead Sexy Horror Podcast! http://www.projectiradio.com/arm-cast-podcast-episode-91-dearborn-and-macgregor/
Also a snippet of the book is read on the Taco Society Presents while they talk about many great women in horror! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oScSxf6_Kmg
Missed your chance to pick up the limited edition hardcover of Stolen Away? Have no fear, a paperback and ebook will be coming June 2016 from Raw Dog Screaming Press!
Sold Out! Thunderstorm Books: Stolen Away by Kristin Dearborn
Trisha doesn’t have much going for her, but she is a good mother. That’s what she’s always told herself, anyway. She wakes in the middle of the night to hear her infant son has been taken. Her daughter, who saw the kidnapping, tearfully tells her a monster took him. Her ex-boyfriend Joel owes the Russian Mafia a million dollars, but that’s nothing compared to the trouble Trisha’s got herself into. Searching for her son, Trisha and Joel won’t let gangsters, demons, or Joel’s overbearing mother stop them.
Trisha and Joel are forced to confront demons along the way, and not all of them are the literal kind. Not everyone can be trusted, and that has nothing to do with who’s a demon and who’s human. Trisha knows her son is out there, and is alive. Will she be able to reunite her family?
Join me in the Madhouse, an interview with Stephanie M. Wytovich!
“This week in the MADHOUSE, I’m hanging out with one of my favorite horror gal pals, Kristin Dearborn.When she told me that she had another book on the horizon, I knew I had to interview her to get the scoop. Check out the blurb for STOLEN AWAY below, along with a short Q&A about the book and her writing process. Plus, I think there’s something in there about prostitutes and Skunk Apes…”
Spiders and cheese are like chocolate and peanut butter, better together.
Now Available: Issue #16 of Dark Moon Digest!
Featuring (among others) my story “The Babysitter,” a not-so-zombie zombie story.
Cover by George Cotronis. Isn’t it awesome?
The first advanced reviews of “Sacrifice Island” are coming out!
Coming October 15, 2013 from DarkFuse to your Nook or Kindle!
A tropical paradise…
Jemma and Alex are paranormal investigators, writing a book on hauntings around the world. When Jemma begins researching a cryptic diary written by a young woman who committed suicide on a supposedly haunted island in the Philippines years earlier, they think they’ve found their next chapter.
A tragic past…
It doesn’t take long for the pair to learn that the island harbors long-buried secrets, while savagely mutilated bodies turn its cerulean seas bloodred around them.
An ancient legend…
For the spirits here are demanding, and Jemma must confront her own demons while attempting to save herself and Alex from taking a permanent vacation to Sacrifice Island.
I am honored to have a story, “Coffee Rings” included in Midnight Echo Issue #9. I can’t wait to read the other stories in here!
Coming May 31, 2013!
The Debut Issue of Grim Corps
Featuring “Theft of Me” by Kristin Dearborn
The artwork that accompanies these stories is particularly awesome!
“Debut novelist Kristin Dearborn’s alien contact novel offers a strong story and evocative imagery…”
Now Available From DarkFuse Publishing:
Trinity, a novel
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The Zombie Feed vol. 1
Featuring “Rabid Raccoons”
Available from Amazon
What do reviewers have to say about the Zombie Feed and “Rabid Raccoons”?