Earwig Press

Happy Halloween From Crooked Hills!

As a special Halloween treat, Earwig Press has released a free 8-page comic presenting a brand new Crooked Hills adventure! “Raw Head & Bloody Bones” is the perfect way to spice up your day while waiting to head out trick-or-treating. Give it a read!

In addition, I spoke with the folks at The Outhousers about the series. To learn a little more about the the first book and our future plans, check it out!

And if you haven’t bought the first prose novel yet, now’s your chance! It’s available digitally and in trade paperback here!

Posted by cullenbunn on October 31, 2011  /   Posted in Interviews and Reviews, Writing

“I Bury All Your Cows!” Welcome to Crooked Hills!

Just in time for the Halloween season, my middle reader horror novel, Crooked Hills, is now available! This is the first book in a series set deep in the Missouri Ozarks… in the most haunted town in America.

For Charlie and his brother Alex, an unexpected trip to visit their Aunt Mary in the haunted town of Crooked Hills turns into a life-changing adventure, forcing them to confront local bullies, hell hounds, dead witches, and girls with slingshots! A throwback to classic adventures like that of the Hardy Boys, mixed with the creepiness of GOOSEBUMPS and CIRQUE DU FREAK, Cullen Bunn’s CROOKED HILLS blends mystery and adventure to weave a fun and unforgettable story of will, friendship and family bonds.

The book is now available in trade paperback, for the Kindle, and for the Nook! For a limited time, the Kindle and Nook versions are on sale for less than 3 bucks!

Early reviews of the book have been very positive, and you can check out what people are saying here:

Hellnotes Review of Crooked Hills

Spooky Summer Fun: The Denver Book Examiner Reviews Crooked Hills

Review: Crooked Hills Book 1 by Serial Distractions

Dread Central Review of Crooked Hills

The Occult Detective Reviews Crooked Hills

If you haven’t purchased the book yet, there’s no better time than the present! If you have read the book–thank you! I hope you’ll take a few minutes to help spread the word. This book means a lot to me, and I want to point as many people to it as possible.

If you have a Twitter account, please let your followers know about the book. Include the #Crookedhills hashtag to help other tweeters find the book.

If you have a Facebook account, please got to the Crooked Hills page and LIKE it.

And please review the book on Amazon, Goodreads, iBookstore, BN, and wherever you can. If you run a blog, post about it.

If you have a favorite library, request that they order it. Crooked Hills is distributed to schools and libraries by Follett Library Resources.

Thanks, everyone! This book has been a long time coming, and I appreciate all the support.

Posted by cullenbunn on October 04, 2011  /   Posted in Uncategorized, Writing

Comic-Con International Schedule

This week, I’m heading to Comic-Con International in San Diego. If you’re going to be part of the mind-boggling madness, I hope to see you there. I’ll be there Wednesday through Sunday (early morning), and my signing and panel schedule is below.


5:30 – 9:00 – Signing at Oni Press (Booth 1833)


10:00 – 12:00 – Signing at Oni Press (Booth 1833)

3:00 – 4:00 – Signing at Marvel

4:00 – 6:00 – Signing at Oni Press (Booth 1833)


10:00 – 12:00 – Signing at Oni Press (Booth 1833)

1:00 – 2:00 – Oni Press Panelmonium 2011

4:00 – 6:00 – Signing at Oni Press (Booth 1833)


10:00 – 11:00 – Signing at Oni Press (Booth 1833)

11:00 – 12:00 – Signing at Marvel

4:00 – 6:00 – Signing at Oni Press (Booth 1833)

Note: While I’m signing with Oni Press, I will have a limited number of advance copies of Crooked Hills, my middle reader horror novel from Earwig Press, for sale!

Posted by cullenbunn on July 18, 2011  /   Posted in Events

Crooked Hills Update

There’s been a bit of movement around my middle reader horror novel Crooked Hills. Last week, ARCs of the first book went out to reviewers, and another big batch of review copies are shipping in the next week or so. Whenever a new project hits the street (even in the early stages), I grow tense with worry over what people will think. A couple of early reviews have come in, though, and so far they’ve been positive.

Crooked Hills combines all the best aspects of classic children’s mystery books with paranormal chills and adventure.  Think “The Hardy Boys meet Supernatural“.  The characters are well-drawn and sympathetic and the action is fast-paced and fun.  Charlie’s voice is spot on, mixing a sense of fear and trepidation with youthful excitement and an old-fashioned “gee whiz” factor.  Even more impressive is Bunn’s ability to depict genuinely scary antagonists while still keeping the book readable by a young audience.  This book really is the total package.” 


“Let’s get one thing perfectly clear from the get-go: This is not a “kiddie” book. Author Cullen Bunn doesn’t talk down to the readers, doesn’t dumb thing down for lower grade levels. To the contrary, he tells a tight story with good detail, excellent plot, and does it without pandering. Sure, the characters are easily relatable to the nine-to-fourteen market, but that’s because that’s who they are. Far from mollycoddling, Bunn puts the readers in the dark and leaves them there without so much as a match for light, then he pounds on the door to give them a thrill. And it works well enough that even the parents of the children who read this book (and the ones that come after it) will enjoy them.”

In addition, the Earwig Press website just went through a major redesign, and it now features a ton of information on the series. Please give it a look when you have a chance.

It’s been a long road to this book’s publication, and I couldn’t be happier that it ended up with Earwig Press. They’ve been nothing but enthusiastic and supportive, and that’s exactly what I wanted from a publisher. I’m already busily plotting out the next book in the series, and I’m really ratcheting up the fright factor on this one!

Posted by cullenbunn on May 31, 2011  /   Posted in Uncategorized
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