Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Connect on Twitter with Professor Charlatan Bardot!

I have not made the official announcement yet of a future project begun with this lauded individual, but in the meantime, I’ve convinced him to setup some online presence, beginning with a Twitter account.

Please follow/ join him on Twitter today for updates involving the upcoming: PROFESSOR CHARLATAN BARDOT’S TRAVEL ANTHOLOGY TO THE MOST (FICTIONAL) HAUNTED BUILDINGS IN THE WEIRD, WILD WORLD!

Professor Charlatan Bardot, PhD, EdD, EJG: excursionist célèbre of the paranormal and internationally beloved author of the phenomenal.






Thursday, June 18, 2020

Release Day for A STICK OF DOUBLEMINT!


Release day from Dark Moon Books! A STICK OF DOUBLEMINT (Book 4 in the series, THE CRIME FILES OF KATY GREEN) by Gene O'Neill (June, 2020)

Synopsis: An innocent young woman is gunned down during a gang-related drive-by shooting. Then those involved start turning up dead, with a stick of Doublemint gum in hand. What does it mean, and who’s responsible? Private investigators Katy Green and Johnny Cato are brought in to help stop the vigilante killings!

With Series Afterword by Gord Rollo

and Exclusive Interview by B.E. Scully

and panel illustrations by: Greg Chapman

Get your copy today!!


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Announcing the release of hardback editions of the first three books in The Crime Files of Katy Green series!


Announcing the release of hardback editions of the first three books in The Crime Files of Katy Green series by renowned and multiple-award winning author Gene O’Neill!!

These are gorgeous cloth-hardback editions with wraparound dust jackets, each a flattering companion to the already-released paperback and ebook versions.

ADDITIONALLY, this is a precursor for what is to come… a FOURTH volume in the series by O’Neill, A STICK OF DOUBLEMINT (coming, June, 2020 from Dark Moon Books)!!

Buy them here:

DOUBLE JACK (book 1)
ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-20-3


SHADOW OF THE DARK ANGEL (book 2)
ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-21-0


DEATHFLASH (book 3)
ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-22-7


Monday, March 30, 2020

Excellent audio review of my short story collection THAT WHICH GROWS WILD


Sharing an excellent (20 minute!) audio review of my short story collection THAT WHICH GROWS WILD. I don’t think I’ve ever had a live review of one of my books where the reviewer spent so much time analyzing the stories. Very appreciative of the time and work he put into discussing this!!

“… the book dripped originality and style… stories that are real and freshly frightening.”

Thanks so much to @WellReadBeard!




Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Offering review Desk Copies for Writing Instuctors

ATTN: CREATIVE WRITING INSTRUCTORS

If you are involved in a creative writing program, I’m offering complimentary desk copies of books that might be of interest.

I’m involved in two series of books that are being published and made for students in mind (along with libraries) that discuss horror or dark fantasy in broad, low-level terms, as accompaniment to fiction works, i.e. adding value to classrooms/ students of creative writing (high school or college).


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PRIMERS: EXPLORING DARK SHORT FICTION

The first is my PRIMER series, EXPLORING DARK SHORT FICTION. Each volume explores modern masters of literary dark short fiction through a selection of short stories, each with commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD, and beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich, along with author essay, author interview, and more.

The scholarly portion is nothing too in-depth or ivory tower, but meant for the average reader to develop a deeper understanding of writing, both in terms of creativity and in meaning.

The volumes so far include:

#1: Steve Rasnic Tem (July, 2017)
#2: Kaaron Warren (May, 2018)
#3: Nisi Shawl (December, 2018)
#4: Jeffrey Ford (September, 2019)
#5: Han Song (Scheduled later for: 2020), which will be original translations of his Chinese work
#6: Ramsey Campbell (
Scheduled later for: 2020), England’s most prestigious horror author

These books are (or will be) available in Hardback, Paperback, and E-book.

And more about the series is listed on my website here: http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/primers.html


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HAUNTED LIBRARY OF HORROR CLASSICS

The second series is the Haunted Library of Horror Classics through SourceBooks. Leslie S. Klinger and myself co-edit this series, rereleasing classic horror literature books from over the past 250 years.

Each volume includes the original text, as well as classroom discussion questions, light text annotations, a suggested further reading list, and more.

This series has just started, but here are the first 12 volumes planned for 2020-2022:
  1. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (January, 2020) with introduction by Nancy Holder
  2. The Beetle by Richard Marsh (April, 2020) with introduction by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  3. Vathek by William Beckford (July, 2020) with introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
  4. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (October, 2020) with introduction by Ramsey Campbell
  5. The Parasite and Other Tales of Terror by Arthur Conan Doyle (2021) with introduction by Daniel Stashower
  6. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers (2021) with introduction by Nic Pizzolatto
  7. Of One Blood: or, The Hidden Self by Pauline Hopkins (2021) with introduction by Nisi Shawl
  8. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James (2021) with introduction by <TBA>
  9. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (2022) with introduction by <TBA>
  10. The Mummy! by Jane Webb (2022) with introduction by <TBA>
  11. Fantasmagoriana (2022) with introduction by <TBA>
  12. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (2022) with introduction by <TBA>

These books are (or will be) available in Paperback and E-book.

And more about the series is listed on my website here: http://ericjguignard.com/haunted_library.html


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Additionally, I’ve published two other anthologies that are meant to broaden horror fiction in different ways. Both of these following books are available in Hardback, Paperback, and E-book.


The first is A WORLD OF HORROR, which promotes diversity in reading horror fiction from authors in different nations.

A WORLD OF HORROR
Released: September, 2018

A World of Horror is an anthology of all new dark and speculative fiction stories written by authors from around the world.

“This breath of fresh air for horror readers shows the limitless possibilities of the genre.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A fresh collection of horror authors exploring monsters and myths from their homelands.”
Library Journal

Publisher’s Link: http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/world_of_horror.html




The second anthology book is THE FIVE SENSES OF HORROR, which is an interaction of horror fiction with the five human senses, along with psychological analysis of what this means, as well as how it ties into creative writing, and more!

THE FIVE SENSES OF HORROR
Released: July, 2018

The Five Senses of Horror is an anthology of horror and dark fantasy stories, along with psychological and literary commentary, that explores the relationship and inspiration between fiction and the five senses. (The fiction stories are reprints, but the non-fiction is all original to this anthology).

Publisher’s Page: http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/five_senses.html


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If you’d be interested in receiving desk copies of any of these books that have come out, or if you’d like to be slated to receive a copy of future releases, please email me at: eric.guignard@gmail.com