Unholy Womb and Other Halloween Tales


Fine Tooth Press, publisher of my short story collection Darkscapes, has long been incommunicato. I have no idea what’s going on there. So, I have considered my contract with the company terminated. To mark that, and to celebrate Halloween, I have pulled my three Halloween-themed stories from the book, added in one that was anthologized last year, plus one brand new, never-before-published story, and created a new little collection called Unholy Womb and Other Halloween Tales that is now available as a Kindle download at Amazon. Here’s the link.

I’m still not a big fan of self publishing, but I don’t have much work available electronically. At least, not legally. "Unholy Womb", the story, typically gets pretty hot this time of year and I often have to do my own search and demand that people remove it from their sites because I once allowed it to be published online. Anyway, if you buy the Kindle version, you are now reading the only version that supports the author … if that means anything to you. Oh, and you don’t have to have a Kindle to buy Kindle downloads; I have a Kindle app on my computer. It’s a free download from Amazon and gives you access to a nearly endless supply of public domain works at no charge.

I hope you have a wonderfully spooky Halloween season.

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2 thoughts on “Unholy Womb and Other Halloween Tales

  1. kindle
    I’m very excited to report that UNHOLY WOMB was the first book added to my new Kindle yesterday.
    I have to say, I think Kindles will really increase book sales. It was so easy to buy it – one click and don’t even have to wait for the box to show up. But it also shifts the marketing emphasis – I didn’t buy it after seeing it in the bookstore or a magazine ad. I bought it exclusively because of this blog post.
    I suppose that means more of the promotion burden is shifted to the author, but then that was already true. Almost seems like the playing field is becoming more level, if it allows an author to get their work into the customer’s hands more easily… course, the customer needs assurances that the work meets a particular standard. (but in this case, I’m pretty confident;)

    • Re: kindle
      Yes, it does put pretty much all the marketing on the author. If the author has a decent following, and the self-publishing through Amazon is kind of bonus and not the main emphasis, I think it can be viable and fun.
      Thanks for buying my collection. And congrats on the Kindle. I look forward to hearing your assessment of the device vs print books.

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