From the Hermitage ruins to Dundurn Castle, from the Customs House to Stoney Creek Battlefield Park, the city of Hamilton, Ontario, is steeped in a rich history and culture. But beneath the surface of the Steel City there dwells a darker heart — from the shadows of yesteryear arise unexplainable, bizarre, and chilling encounters with the paranormal.
Lock the doors and turn on all the lights before you settle down with this book, because once you begin to read about the strange, eerie, and supernatural elements that lurk within a seemingly normal city in Southern Ontario, strange bumps in the night will take on new, more sinister meanings. Prepare to be thrilled and chilled with this collection of tales compiled from historical documents, first-person accounts, and the files of the paranormal group Haunted Hamilton, which has been investigating and celebrating Hamilton's historic haunted past since 1999.
This anthology joins a 25+ year Canadian literary legacy that features the writing and editing of more than 250 of Canada’s best known authors. The theme for Tesseracts Sixteen is “Parnassus Unbound” and the stories focus on art, music, literature and cultural elements.
Authors included in T16: Neil Peart & Kevin J. Anderson, Robert J. Sawyer, Ryan Oakley, Steve Vernon, Hugh A. D. Spencer, Sandra Kasturi, Michael Kelly, Rebecca Senese, Randy McCharles, Chadwick Ginther, Stephen Kotowych, Carolyn Clink, J. J. Steinfeld, David Clink, Robert H. Beer, Leia Getty, Scott Overton, Sean Costello, Virginia O’Dine, Melissa Yuan-Innes, Derwin Mak, Kimberly Foottit, Matthew Jordan Schmidt, Adria Laycraft & Jeff Hughes
(Atomic Fez) - Winter/Spring 2013
Paperback / Ebook
On the surface, Peter O'Mallick is just another teenager suffering through the pain and angst of lost love and the frustrations of too much homework and too little time to hang out with his friends. But below the surface lurks a terrifying power O'Mallick is barely able to control begins to surge forth, killing those closest to him. Can O'Mallick control the Death curse coursing through his veins or is he destined to watch in horror as all those around him continue to drop like proverbial flies.
(Though the print book isn't going to be released until the winter/spinrg of 2013, the terror begins for free online via O'Mallick's blog - the first 3rd of the novel will be told in real time - online)
SHORT WORKS (FICTION, POETRY, NON-FICTION)
EBOOK (COLLECTED DIGITAL SHORT STORIES): Bumps in the NIght: Creepy Campfire Tales (available on Kindle, Kobo, Smashwords) (July 2012)
ARTICLE/ESSAY/CHAPTER/EBOOK: "Reinventing the Book World from the Bottom Up" Alternative Futures for What We Currently Call Publishing (edited by Jerome Martin) - FREE. This collection of insightful essays about publishing includes embedded links to videos, audio and other web resources that add value/perspective to the issues and topics covered
EBOOK: (SHORT STORY): Prospero's Ghost (co-written with Kimberly Foottit) - reprint of story appearing in CAMPUS CHILLS. Amazon (99 cents), Kobo (free), Smashwords (free), B&N (free) (June 2012)
ARTICLE: "Amazon and the Independent Store" on The Mark News (Dec 27, 2011)
EBOOK: (DIGITAL COLLECTION): Snowmen Shivers: Scary Snowmen Tales - reprints of That Old Silk Hat They Found and Ides of March (Smashwords, Amazon, Kobo) (December 2011)
EBOOK: (DIGITAL COLLECTION): Tricky Treats: Three Halloween Stories - reprints of But Once A Year, Treats and Tricky Treater (Smashwords, Amazon ) (October 2011)
ARTICLE: "A Turning Point for the Publishing Industry" on The Mark News (August 11, 2011)
ARTICLE: "The E-Smudge of Death" on The Mark News (August 8, 2011)
EBOOK: (DIGITAL COLLECTION): Active Reader & Other Cautionary Tales from the Book World - reprint of the previously published stories Active Reader, Browsers and Distractions (Kindle, Kobo, Smashwords)
STORY: "Distractions" in the WORLD FANTASY CON 2001 CD-Rom, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick (November 2001). Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "It Creeps Up On You" (co-authored with Carol Weekes) in the WORLD FANTASY CON 2001 CD-Rom, edited by Nancy Kilpatrick (November 2001). Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "Mad Crow & Forest Fox" (co-authored with several other authors) in THE RED, RED ROBIN PROJECT, CD-Rom anthology, all profits from sale of anthology donated to the Oklahoma City women's shelter. Brian A. Hopkins, editor. Lone Wolf Publications (April 2000)
STORY: "Requiem" in Darkness Within #2 (Autumn 1999 issue). Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: Reprint of a revised version of "Hand in Marriage" in the onzine ezine Pillow Screams Oct/Nov 1999 issue.
POETRY: "At The Halloween Party" in Crossroads #22/23 (Double issue)
POETRY: "Marriage of Convenience", "With Apologies to E.P." & "Tit for Tat" in Twisted Devotion #1. "WIth Apologies to E.P. was reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "Erratic Cycles" in Parsec Vol 3, No 2 Winter 1998/1999. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "The Bogeyman Can" in imelod Vol 4, Issue 12. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
POETRY: "The Devil You Know" & "Halloween Party" in Crossroads #21
STORY: "Treats" -- Crossroads #19. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY" That Old Silk Hat They Found" -- Strange Wonderland #1. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "From Out of the Night" -- The Darker Woods #2. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "Nervous Twitching" & POETRY "Blood Dreams", "Unforgiven Night", "Frost After Midnight", "There is a Low & Fearful Cry" & "Into the Night" in Northwords (Fall 96). "Nervous Twitching", "Blood Dreams", "Frost After Midnight" and "There Is A Low & Fearful Cty" reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
POETRY: "The Perfect Crime" & " Holiday Demons" in Crossroads #16. "Holiday Demons" reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "But Once A Year" -- Crossroads #11. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "Tricky Treater" -- Crossroads #10. Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
POETRY: "Wailin Jenny" & "Old Clyde " -- Thin Ice #XV. "Wailin Jenny" reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "Phantom Mitch" -- Wicked Mystic" #22 -- (This story, Mark's first published horror fiction, received Honorable Mention in THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY & HORROR #7 (Edited by Datlow & Windling). Reprinted in One Hand Screaming.
STORY: "Looking Through Glass" (Reprint AUDIO) - Clonepod podcast
NOVEL: I, Death (Atomic Fez) - To be launched at World Fantasty Con in Toronto - November 2012
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