Bathos! Crippling ennui! Mind-numbing drudgery!
Brad Renfield is a white, middle-aged, lower middle class, Midwestern man stuck in Gethsemane, Ohio. Most of his friends have either died or moved away and his one remaining friend is so depressed he’s on the brink of suicide. Brad hasn’t really given much thought to the chasm of emptiness within him. He’s mostly been a loner, content with his job and his tiny apartment. He’s never thought much about being part of something. He’s never really
I'll be doing a reading at Cloverdale in Dayton, Ohio, October 20 at 9:30 with fellow authors C.V. Hunt, Dean Swinford, Tim Waggoner, and Douglas F. Warrick. Come by and pick up some books or just hang out!
Hi folks. Thanks for sticking around. I know I haven't posted much on here but it's mostly because I've been really super busy for like the past three years or so. Mainly with writing and publishing and recording audiobooks and moving. I seem to have done quite a bit of that the past few years and will probably continue to do it.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I have a new book out. It's called Squirm With Me. It's available as a paperback, Kindle, and audiobook narrated by
Here's a list of the books I read in 2014. The ones with asterisks by them are ones I found myself liking a lot or recommending repeatedly. The ones with two asterisks by them are ones I published through Grindhouse or Atlatl Press, so, of course, I like those a lot but there's a pretty heavy bias there.
Hope you had a great year and keep reading!
1. Drinking Until Morning by Justin Grimbol**2. Don Quixote by Cervantes3. Nosebleed/Cablejuiceby William Pauley III4. All My Frien
If you're interested in pre-ordering Creep House or ordering any of my other books (listed below in startling chronological order) PayPal 13 USD per title to andersenprunty (at) hotmail (dot) com and I will ship them to you the first week of September. Add 5 USD if you're outside the US. The books will be signed. I will also include a sticker or two and a handwritten note on a leftover manuscript page of Sociopaths in Love. If you're interested in one copy of everything, send me 200 USD. August
Creep House: Horror Stories
Zombies. Werewolves. Vampires. Mummies. Satanic cults. Unspeakable cosmic horror. Welcome to Twins Springs, Ohio.
The Calming Wood
May to May
Running From the Roses
The Man Who Hated Stephen King
The Existential Dread of Complacency
Coming October 13th!
Cover painting by C.V. HuntCover design by Matthew RevertPre-order info coming soon...
I'll be attending the Yellow Springs Book Fair on August 16 with authors C.V. Hunt and D. Harlan Wilson. We'll have copies of all of our books along with other books in the Grindhouse Press, Atlatl Press, and Anti-Oedipus Press catalogues. Come out and say hi if you're in the area. We'll be hot and tired and starved for attention.
If you like audiobooks, all of mine are now available on Audible. I'm narrating most of them. One reviewer said I sound like a bored robot. That's probabl
Here's a list of all the books I read in 2013. An asterisk denotes ones I particularly enjoyed. A double asterisk denotes something published by Grindhouse or Atlatl.
1. Eleven Twenty-Threeby Jason S. Hornsby2. The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry3. Tenth of Decemberby George Saunders*4. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell5. Shock Value by Jason Zinoman*6. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn*7. Guns by Stephen King8. Bubba Ho-tep by Joe R. Lansdale9. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standa
If you are too lazy to hold a book, too blind to see a book, or just want to hear me drone for 6-plus hours AND if you're one of five "lucky" people, feel free to use one of the Audible codes below to download a free copy of Sociopaths in Love.
I will be reading and signing books (along with William Pauley III, Jon R. Meyers, and C.V. Hunt) at the Westchester Public Library in Chesterton, Indiana. Here's a LINK to the event's Facebook page. Stop by and say hi if you're in the area.
Coming October 2013
Boy meets girl. They fall in love. They move in together and start a new life. They're beautiful and they have new things, expensive things, the best of everything, whatever they want. But that's only the surface. Beneath the surface is something much different. Something much darker. Theirs is a love like no other and only one of them will survive it.
*The cover image is by the amazing Dorothy Bhawl.
I don't really do a lot of signings at bookstores. Most of them don't carry my books so it would be awkward. I've thought about just bringing a table and signing books in front of one of the remaining Barnes and Nobles but I'd probably get arrested or asked to leave or something. It's also a pretty busy year for me, so I'm not really planning on making it to many conventions. I get asked a couple times a year about signing books so I thought I would do this. Take note, this is also your chance
2012 is nearly over. It was 72% better than 2011. Not bad. My book reading was way down. Here's a list of the books I read in 2012. I post this because some people are interested in it. Books with asterisks are ones I particularly enjoyed. I've linked to books with double asterisks because they're ones I liked enough to help publish.
Books Read 2012
1. Gigantic Death Worm by Vince Kramer*2. Trashland a Go-go by Constance Ann Fitzgerald3. Beyond the Valley of the Apocalypse Do
Starting 12/22, MY FAKE WAR, SLAG ATTACK, SUNRUINED, PRAY YOU DIE ALONE, FILL THE GRAND CANYON, SATANIC SUMMER, THE WARM GLOW OF HAPPY HOMES, ZEROSTRATA, THE OVERWHELMING URGE, THE BEARD, and THE NIGHT THE MOON MADE A SOUND will be 99 cents through the end of the month. Thanks again for making it a great year. If all of my books sold half as well as FUCKNESS...
I will be doing a reading along with author Tim Waggoner on Halloween. It's at Wilmington College in the Mason Room of the Kettering Science Building. We'll be there from 7:30 pm until 10. It's free and open to the public but seating will be relatively limited. I won't be bringing many books but, as always, I'll stick around to sign whatever you want me to.