The Beard and Other Weirdness

FREE PAPERBACKs – Our 28-book giveaway!

Join and stay tuned to our new Things in The Well Facebook group
for details of this incredible 28-book giveaway! Over a period of  several days and  weeks I will  post a series of questions relating to Things In The Well books, authors, awards, etc. You must be a member of the group to enter, but yuo don’t need to buy anything!   COMPETITION

We will be giving one lucky person a massive paperback book bundle of all 28 books published by Things in the Well! 

Outback Horrors available for Pre-Order!

Available on 31st August, the latest anthology Outback Horrors Down Under is available for pre-order now! Not long now till we bring you 11 great new stories from 11 of Australia and New Zealand’s best horror writers! This book has been a long time coming, something I set my mind on doing back in 2012 before Things in the Well was a twinkling in my manic eye! – SteveTOC

Rapture
Ghost house ripped from the ground flying above a country road in a stormy day with lightnings in the sky.

Limited Edition Signed Edition of Lee Murray’s Grotesque: Monster Stories!

Exciting news! Announcing this wonderful Limited Edition (LE) hardcover edition of

Lee Murray’s Grotesque: Monster Stories

As there will only be 50 copies printed, you can reserve your copy using our

Reservation form!

Important: No payment details are needed, the form allows you to reserve a copy.


The Reservation form is the best way to ensure you reserve your copy of this signed, limited edition hardback of Lee Murray’s Grotesque: Monster Stories. The images below show two copies of the LE hardback books., showing the front and back cover, as well as sample pages from the interior, which is also colour-tinted.

Containing 11 stories in all, with a foreword by David Wood, and an afterword by the author, this book is 6″x9″, with the stunning Greg Chapman artwork printed on the cover itself (no dustjacket). The interior is brown text printed on a thematic
coloured background, tinted for readability.

Please note: No Money will be taken via the form and there is no need to enter your credit card or bank details! Once you place your reservation, we will contact you for payment

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Note: You may also pay directly through Paypal providing stocks are available, but we do recommend reserving via the form in the first instance.
Please include your contact details and the correct amount including shipping.

Costs: Each book costs $55 USD plus shipping.

2020 Snapshot: Greg Chapman

Australian SF Snapshot Project

Two-time international Bram Stoker Award-nominee® (Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Hollow House,2016,  and Superior Achievement in Short Fiction, for “The Book of Last Words”, 2019), Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist based in Queensland, Australia. Greg is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories, including his award-nominated debut novel, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum) and collections, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares (Specul8 Publishing) and This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories (Things in the Well Publications).

He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, (McFarland & Company) written by authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards® in 2013.

He is also the current President of the Australasian Horror Writers Association. Greg lives in Rockhampton with his wife and their…

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Exciting story…

I’m really excited that my own story Deeper, Darker Things has been nominated (shortlisted if you prefer) for a Shirley Jackson Award in the best novelette category!!

This is the lead story from my second collection (Deper, Darker Things and Other Oddities), and the story has an interesting origin. I was on a flight back home from the UK or USA, I can’t recall, and I was drinking to alleviate the boredom. And yet I was writing as well.

A few days later, I found a document on my laptop with the beginnings of a story I could barely recall having written. It was a love scene, and pretty steamy, and remember wondering what my fellow passengers would think of it if they knew. So there, a story set on an Antarctic research vessel, written while flying at around 30,000 feet in the sky!

Let me know if you’d like to know more or wish to review the story. Thanks.

Steve

Tales of the volume Lost 2 – Coming Soon…

*Please note this still isn’t the complete list of authors.

TALES OF THE LOST: VOLUME TWO

Tales To Get Lost In…

Tales of the Lost 2 will be a charity anthology released in the second half of 2020,
co-edited by HWA Bram Stoker award-winning editor Eugene Johnson,
and series editor Steve Dillon of Things in the Well.

97976276_276442677053546_2813571228080537600_oWe lose many things during our time in this universe. From the moment we are born we start losing time, and loss becomes a part of our life from the beginning. We lose friends (both imaginary and real), loved ones, pets, and family. We gain stuff and lose stuff, from our socks to our money. We can lose our hope, sanity, passions, our mind, and perhaps even our soul! In the end when death finds us, we end up losing everything… Don’t we?

With an amazing lineup including Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon, Christina Sng, Tim Waggoner, Peter Straub, Palisano, Neil Gaiman, Lisa Morton, Joe Hill, Kaaron Warren, Joe Hill, and many more!

Money raised by the anthology will go to benefit the Save the Children Coronavirus Response. The other purpose of the book is to provide people stuck in their homes something new to read during this crisis, while all profits go to a great cause.

Join our Facebook page (TALES OF THE LOST) for regular updates, sneak peeks, links, interviews, and more. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Tales-Of-The-Lost-104163927614756/

 

Website:

http://thingsinthewell.com

 

Tales of the Lost 2… News!

97976276_276442677053546_2813571228080537600_o*Please note this still isn’t the complete list of authors.

TALES OF THE LOST: VOLUME TWO

Tales To Get Lost In…

We lose many things during our time in this universe. From the moment we are born we start losing time, and loss becomes a part of our life from the beginning. We lose friends (both imaginary and real), loved ones, pets, and family. We gain stuff and lose stuff, from our socks to our money. We can lose our hope, sanity, passions, our mind, and perhaps even our soul! In the end when death finds us, we end up losing everything… Don’t we?

Loss is part of who we are. We can’t escape it. We learn from it, grow from it, and so much more. Some of the greatest stories ever forged come from loss.

With an amazing lineup including Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon, Christina Sng, Tim Waggoner, Peter Straub, Palisano, Neil Gaiman, Lisa Morton, Joe Hill, Kaaron Warren, Joe Hill, and many more!

Tales of the Lost takes a dark look at the things we lose and the ghosts we struggle with. Money raised by the anthology will go to benefit the Save the Children Coronavirus Response. The other purpose of the book is to provide people stuck in their homes something new to read during this crisis, while all profits go to a great cause.

Join our Facebook page (TALES OF THE LOST) for regular updates, sneak peeks, links, interviews, and more. Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Tales-Of-The-Lost-104163927614756/

Tales of the Lost 2 will be a charity anthology released in the second half of 2020, co-edited by award-winning editor Eugene Johnson, and series editor Steve Dillon of Things in the Well.

 

Website:

http://thingsinthewell.com

 

Shadows Awards shortlists…

Congratulations and good luck to all the AHWA Shadows Awards nominees who have been shortlisted for the awards for 2019… especially to Lee Murray and Marie O’Regan, for best edited works for Trickster’s Treats 3, pitched alongside Beside the Seaside – Tales form the Daytripper. And for Chris Mason for two awards nominations, for her wonderful depiction of loveable gin-drinking zombie apocalypse survivors Vivienne and Agnes (best short story, from Beside the Seaside, tales of the Daytripper), and for her dark story of loss and reconciliation Out of Darkness from Tales of the Lost Volume 1, for the Paul Haines Award for best long fiction! Plus, of course, to all the writers, artists, proofreaders, reviewers, and everyone else who made these Things in the Well Anthologies such great contenders!

ahwatree