Religion and Horror Collide in "Faithmare"

By: Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing
POPLAR GROVE, Ill. - Feb. 21, 2022 - PRLog -- Poplar Grove, Illinois publisher Tales of Wonder and Dread will explore the shared territory between horror and religion with "Faithmare: A Collision of Religion and Horror." The book will be available on March 15th.

Frank Coffman (poet, author, publisher of Mind's Eye Publications) said of the book, "Gary Hill's anthology 'Faithmare: A Collision of Religion and Horror' is truly a unique compilation...As the title specifies, this collection is a "collision" of tales and poetry having to do with various intersections of religions (by no means all 'orthodox') and the realms of the horrific. A compendium of contemporary and "classic" horror tales, the unifying theme is some connection to a religious belief...This unusual tome brings together a series of religious chillers that is a veritable cornucopia of creative concepts on the theme."

The book starts with a poem ("The Children's Shrine") from Glenn Tilson. In terms of fiction, there is one story each from Heath D. Alberts ("Anchorite"), Alexander Ciochetti ("The Day New York Went Silent"), and Del Merritt ("The Hillside Altar"). Two of Gary Hill's stories (the previously published "Debut Tour" and the brand-new "Rite of Passage") are also included. Classic tales from Robert W. Chambers ("In the Court of the Dragon"), M. R. James ("Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book"), H. P. Lovecraft ("The Festival") and Arthur Machen ("The White People") round out the collection. The book will be available at and

Founded in 2018, Poplar Grove based Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing has released 25 books to date. All the T.O.W.D. books have a focus on science fiction, horror or generally macabre type subject matter. The most recent T.O.W.D. releases were "No More New Years,"  "Horrifying Holidays," "Relics, Remnants and Artifacts" and "Spooky Stories,"

Previously T.O.W.D. has published such titles as  "Interstellar Journeys: A Collection of Space Travel Stories," "The Homestead," "Wizard Song," " Spooky Houses: Spooky Fiction and Non-fiction Homebound Tales." "Life Blood: A Collection of Vampire Stories," " Spectral Stories: A Collection of Ghost Tales," "Speculative Stories: A Collection of Science Fiction Tales," "Spirited Classics: A Collection of Timeless Ghost Stories" and " Temporal Journeys: A Collection of Time Travel Stories."  They have also published a series of four photo heavy books on Rockford, Illinois cemeteries titled "Rockford's Final Resting Places," with another due later.

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