POPLAR GROVE, Ill.
- Aug. 12, 2021
-- September 4th, 2021 is the third anniversary of the first books released from Poplar Grove, Illinois based Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing. To commemorate that milestone, T.O.W.D. will be publishing two new books on that date. The two books are "Spooky Stories: Creepy Fiction and Non-Fiction Tales and Poetry" and "Remnants, Relics and Artifacts: More Collected Works of Gary Hill."
In his blurb for the book, Mike Korn (aka Dr. Abner Mality) of Wormwood Chronicles said of "Spooky Stories," "Prepare yourself for a veritable feast of eeriness, with prolific author Gary Hill as your guide into ghostly realms. "Spooky Stories" is an eclectic dive into the strange and chilling, featuring all-time classics of weird fiction from Poe, Lovecraft and other hallowed names and brand-new fictional tales including works by Heath Alberts, Elizabeth Lynn Blackson, Frank Coffman, Stephan Osborne and Gary Hill himself. Amid the pages of these stories you will encounter zombies on the prowl, a vampire on a transatlantic voyage, evil books of cursed sorcery, a ghost hunt gone terribly wrong and wicker furniture turned into weapons of murder. It's a true buffet of the bizarre and brutal!...There's also a generous sampling of macabre poetry from masters of verse such as Longfellow, Robert Burns, John Donne and newer voices such as Ernie Fuhr and Frank Coffman. And finally, author Hill takes us on a tour haunted breweries and other spooky locations from across the United States and beyond. There's enough weird entrees here to satisfy the appetite of even the most ghoulish gourmet. Enter the pages of "Spooky Stories" and lose yourself in a world of the gruesome and spectral!"
"Remnants, Relics and Artifacts" gathers up all the short fiction Gary Hill has written since his last collection and combines that with Halloween and Christmas based music articles, film and music reviews, tales of haunted locations and even some poetry in a new collection. Half of the six fiction stories have never been published before. The book is the first printing for nine of the paranormal location stories, as well. While the other works have all been previously published, this is the first time they are gathered together in one place.
The books will be available in paperback and hardcover at lulu.com/spotlight/
strangesound and GaryHillAuthor.com.