"Mark Allan Gunnells' imagination is as vivid and varied as his characters, and the shocks his tales deliver are all the stronger for the restraint of his storytelling. A collection of considerable range and depth, Flowers in a Dumpster showcases an eloquent new voice in horror." - Ramsey Campbell
"What I love about Mark Allan Gunnells' stories isn't just the chill factor, or the wit, or the dramatic turns - although those things are all present - but the compassion inherent in the storytelling. Whether it's a couple touching hands as they approach an ominous house or a gruff husband giving in to his wife's kindness, the rich humanity is what makes these stories so effective and memorable." - Lisa Morton, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of GHOSTS: A HAUNTED HISTORY.
"Gunnells' work is brave, bold, and surprising, and as far as I'm concerned, "The Support Group" is worth the price of admission alone. If, like me, you adore short story collections, you could do a hell of a lot worse than this one. The breadth and scope of horror on display here is delightful, and marks Gunnells as one of the bright stars in the dark sky of our genre." - Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award winning author of THE TURTLE BOY, KIN, and SOUR CANDY
"Mark Allan Gunnells is an under-rated writer. He's been that since long ago when I first discovered some of his early writing for Sideshow Press. He should be better known just on the basis of the output of high quality fiction. Part of the problem (and really the strength of Mark's writing), I think, is well demonstrated in this present collection. The stories are very diverse, each told in a distinctly different voice. These pieces are stylistically and thematically different. None have predictable endings. Often the stories end with the reader left with an unsettling moral ambiguity. Rather than relating his work to a more well-known horror writer, I think his stories may be closer in tone/feel to the work of Raymond Carver, a mainstream writer, who wrote a lot of dark fiction. The present collection contains surprises from story to story, rewarding the good reader. All a joy to read." - Gene O'Neill, THE HITCHHIKING EFFECT and THE CAL WILD CHRONICLES
"Flowers in the Dumpster is filled with solid stories from an author who knows his craft. I was thrilled to find surprising gems sprinkled throughout. Highly recommended." - Kate Jonez, Bram Stoker (R) and Shirley Jackson Award nominated author of CEREMONY OF FLIES and CANDY HOUSE
"Flowers in a Dumpster is a collection of short stories with dark hearts. Alternate worlds, living statues, paranormal investigators...it's all in here and none of it will turn out well for the characters. It wouldn't be horror if the shit didn't hit the fan!" - Mass Movement Magazine