The Fiction


Snowflesh Trilogy
Volume One: The Damning Moths

Find The Damning Moths at your favourite retailer and sink into the first novel the Anecdota.

A world of blackened faerie tales is bubbling over with the conflict of past sins and perverse schemes as the gods’ glorious crown is passed to a new, unwilling victim.

Genre: Dark Fantasy
Publisher: World Ender
Format: Trade Paperback and Ebook
ISBN (Paperback): 978-0-9873489-0-6
ISBN (Ebook): 978-0-9873489-1-3
Released: November 2013

Short Stories

“Harvest” from Surviving the End

“Harvest” was included on Ellen Datlow’s Honourable Mentions long list for The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 5.

Award winning post-apocalyptic horror anthology, Surviving the End includes tales from Michael Bailey, Amanda J Spedding, Jason Nahrung, Ashlee Scheuerman, Martin Livings, Kathryn Hore, Joseph D’Lacey, Jonathan Maberry (print edition only), and narrative interludes by Craig Bezant.

Imagine the world has ended, that all but a small portion of Earth’s population has been wiped out.

You have never had time to find out why…

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Horror
Publisher: Dark Prints Press
Format: Trade Paperback and Ebook
ISBN (Paperback): 978-0-9871976-1-0
ISBN (Ebook): 978-0-9871976-2-7
Released: May 2012

Surviving the End is the Winner of the 2012 Australian Shadows Award for the Edited Publication category.

“And Pain Will Follow” from In The Between

Take a glimpse into other events from the Anecdota. Set ten years before the events of The Damning Moths, And Pain Will Follow presents the harsh dynamics between Ynnis and her people, and the price of truth between fae.

In Belfew, the Arlon reign and all others serve. Lady Ynnis rules best, and her cruelty is outdone only by her terrible kindness. When an Urisk forgets his place, his torment is merely the introduction to a lesson which all lesser fae must be taught: They are not Arlon.

Genre: Dark Fantasy
Publisher: World Ender
Format: Free online e-short at
Released: November 2013

“Dyscrasia” from Qualia Nous

An incredible combination of work written by Stephen King, Usman T. Malik, Gene O’Neill, Ashlee Scheuerman, Emily B. Cataneo, Erik T. Johnson, Ian Shoebridge, D.J. Cockburn, John R. Little, Jon Michael Kelley, Lori Michelle, James Chambers, Jason V Brock, Marge Simon, Peter Hagelslag, Christian A. Larsen, Max Booth III, Richard Thomas, Erinn L. Kemper, William F. Nolan, John Everson, Pat R. Steiner, Paul Anderson, Lucy A. Snyder, Rena Mason, Thomas F. Monteleone, Patrick Freivald, Mason Ian Bundschuh, Elizabeth Massie, Gary A. Braunbeck, with an introduction by Michael Bailey.

A literary blend of science fiction and horror, Qualia Nous contains short stories, novelettes, and poetry from established authors and newcomers from around the world.

Genre: Science Fiction Horror
Publisher: Written Backwards
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-5781464-6-1
Released: August 2014

Qualia Nous is the Gold Winner of the 2015 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for the Fiction: Science Fiction and Fantasy category, Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Achievement in an Anthology, Finalist for the Indie Book Awards for Anthologies, Silver Medal Finalist for the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Winner of the International Book Award for Science Fiction and Finalist for Anthology, and Bronze Medal Winner of the Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards / INDIEFAB and Finalist for Science Fiction and Finalist for Horror.

“Greenflame” from In The Between

Delve into another fragment of the Anecdota. A brief tale shedding light on one of the mysteries seen in The Damning Moths, Greenflame introduces you to yet another layer of dynamic in the land of Gantiri.

Unseen spectres and secret guardians lurk throughout the Twin Forest. The inhabitants of the grand region never know what is watching from the shadows, or if those protectors will think fire is the answer.

Genre: Dark Fantasy
Publisher: World Ender
Format: Free online e-short at
Released: August 2014

“Night Sounds” from PMMP’s May Newsletter

Fantastically dark flash fiction.

Things don’t go bump in the night. They clack and chatter and echo out brr-snak-snak until the end of the world can’t come soon enough for a lone survivor of this unconventional apocalypse.

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Horror
Publisher: Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
Format: Free online e-short in the PMMP Newsletter
Released: May 2015

“The Sound of Yesterday” from Lost Signals

With stories by Matthew M. Bartlett, T.E. Grau, Joseph Bouthiette Jr., Josh Malerman, David James Keaton, Tony Burgess, Michael Paul Gonzalez, George Cotronis, Betty Rocksteady, Christopher Slatsky, Amanda Hard, Gabino Iglesias, Dyer Wilk, Ashlee Scheuerman, Matt Andrew, H.F. Arnold, John C. Foster, Vince Darcangelo, Regina Solomond, Joshua Chaplinsky, Damien Angelica Walters, Paul Michael Anderson, and James Newman. Also includes an introduction from World Fantasy-award-winning author, Scott Nicolay.

What’s that sound? Do you feel it? The signals are already inside you. You never even had a chance. A tome of horror fiction featuring radio waves, numbers stations, rogue transmissions, and other unimaginable sounds you only wish were fiction. Forget about what’s hiding in the shadows, and start worrying about what’s hiding in the dead air.

Genre: Horror
Publisher: Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
Format: Trade Paperback and Ebook
ISBN: 978-1-9437200-8-8
Released: August 2016

“Eden in the End” from Dark Moon Digest Issue #29

“Eden in the End” is shortlisted in the 2017 Australian Shadows Awards in the Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction category.

Columns by Jay Wilburn and George Lea. Fiction by Josh Malerman, Sam Richard, Betty Rocksteady, Jeff Bowles, and Ashlee Scheuerman. Also includes an interview with Josh Malerman.

In the 7th anniversary issue of Dark Moon Digest: a married couple take in a stray cat with surreal consequences; a man with a dark past finds the love of his life; the population’s id takes on a personality of its own; a popular horror writer has a one-night stand with the person he would have been if born a woman; and two love-struck strangers wait out the end of days together.

Genre: Horror
Publisher: Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
Format: Trade Paperback and Ebook
Released: October 2017

“Teeth and Teeth and Teeth” from Lost Films

With fiction from Brian Evenson, Gemma Files, Kelby Losack, Bob Pastorella, Brian Asman, Leigh Harlen, Dustin Katz, Andrew Novak, Betty Rocksteady, John C. Foster, Ashlee Scheuerman, Eugenia Triantafyllou, Kev Harrison, Thomas Joyce, Jessica McHugh, Kristi DeMeester, Izzy Lee, Chad Stroup, and David James Keaton.

From the editors of Lost Signals comes the new volume in technological horror. Nineteen authors, both respected and new to the genre, team up to deliver a collection of terrifying, eclectic stories guaranteed to unsettle its readers. In Lost Films, a deranged group of lunatics hold an annual film festival, the lost series finale of The Simpsons corrupts a young boy’s sanity, and a VCR threatens to destroy reality. All of that and much more.

Genre: Horror
Publisher: Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
Format: Trade Paperback and Ebook
ISBN: 978-1-943720-29-3
Released: August 2018

“The Mantle of Flesh” from A World Of Horror

Every nation of the globe has unique tales to tell, whispers that settle in through the land, creatures or superstitions that enliven the night, but rarely do readers get to experience such a diversity of these voices in one place as in A World of Horror, the latest anthology book created by award-winning editor Eric J. Guignard, and beautifully illustrated by artist Steve Lines.

Enclosed within its pages are twenty-two all-new dark and speculative fiction stories written by authors from around the world that explore the myths and monsters, fables and fears of their homelands.

Also encounter the haunting things that stalk those radioactive forests outside Chernobyl in Ukraine; sample the curious dishes one may eat in Canada; beware the veldt monster that mirrors yourself in Uganda; or battle mountain trolls alongside Alfred Nobel in Sweden. These stories and more are found within A World of Horror.

Enter and discover, truly, there’s no place on the planet devoid of frights, thrills, and wondrous imagination!

Genre: Horror
Publisher: Dark Moon Books
Format: Hardback, Trade Paperback, and Ebook
ISBN (Hardback): 978-1-949491-03-6
ISBN (Paperback): 978-0-9989383-1-8
ISBN (Ebook): 978-0-9989383-2-5
Released: September 2018