Here’s an announcement I’m pretty excited about! Early next year, the first of two (and maybe more?) short story collections will be released by EvilEye Books.
Evileye Books to Publish Two-Volume Set of Short Stories by Acclaimed Horror Writer, Cullen Bunn
First collection, “Creeping Stones and Other Stories,” to debut in February 2012. Individual stories to appear digitally leading up to book’s release.
(CRYSTAL LAKE, IL) — Cullen Bunn’s mind is the restless sort, with a seemingly unbound curiosity and speculative imagination. He has written about Prohibition-era demons; weird Western tales of supernatural six-shooters; an Ozarks town haunted by a child-eating witch; and even a killer tooth!
Beginning this fall, Mr. Bunn turns his attention to the short story form. “Creeping Stones and Other Stories” is the first volume of a two-collection deal between Mr. Bunn and Evileye Books. Featuring fourteen stories, “Creeping Stones” presents horror yarns that explore themes of loss and the cost of redemption.
“Zombies and vampires are great,” said Mr. Bunn, “but with these stories, I wanted to explore different facets of horror and the supernatural—the emotional and psychological damage speculative fiction rarely explores these days.”
“Creeping Stones” marks Mr. Bunn’s first formal collection of stories, and will be made available in various editions including digital formats for the Kindle, Nook and iBooks ebook platforms; trade paperback; and in the future, a limited hardcover edition.
The second volume in the set will be titled, “A Passage in Black and other Stories,” and will feature eight stories and two novellas. The collection will debut in 2013.
Beginning in August, as a lead-in to the launch of “Creeping Stones,” Evileye Books will release 1-2 stories per month in digital format for the Kindle, Nook and iBooks platforms, and will include bonus materials that will not be made available in the collected edition.
“From the first planning discussions,” said A. Nathaniel Ommus, Editor of Evileye Books, “the idea has always been to reward Cullen’s fans by making his literary work available more often than once a year or bi-annually, as happens with most novels and longer works of fiction. By introducing key stories from the collection as standalone publications, we satisfy his readers’s thirst for his storytelling, but also reward them with added material not found elsewhere.”
The standalone stories debuting digitally will feature custom covers, excerpts from future works, interviews, profiles and behind-the-scenes peeks. Standalone short story editions will retail ninety-nine cents.
Pricing for the formal collected editions will be made available in late fall.
For more information, stay tuned to the Eyewire.