Horror 101: The Way Forward

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Coming soon!
Career advice for horror writers by horror writers. This is not so much a how to on writing horror, but advice on all the different avenues available to horror writers, from comics and movies to editing and publishing.Foreword by Mort Castle

  • Making Contact by Jack Ketchum
  • What is Horror by Graham Masterton
  • Bitten by the Horror Bug by Edward Lee
  • Reader Beware by Siobhan McKinney
  • Balancing Art and Commerce by Taylor Grant
  • Writing About Films and for Film by Paul Kane
  • Screamplays! Writing the Horror Film by Lisa Morton
  • From Prose to Scripts by Shane McKenzie
  • Screenplay Writing: The First Cut is the Deepest by Dean M. Drinkel
  • Publishing by Simon Marshall-Jones
  • Weighing Up Traditional Publishing & EBook Publishing by Robert W. Walker
  • Glenn Rolfe Toes the Line with Samhain Horror Head Honcho, Don D’Auria by Glenn Rolfe
  • Bringing the Zombie to Life by Harry Shannon
  • Audiobooks: Your Words to Their Ears by Chet Williamson
  • Writing Aloud by Lawrence Santoro
  • Ghostwriting: You Can’t Write It If You Can’t Hear It by Thomas Smith
  • Ghostwriting by Blaze McRob
  • The Horror Writers Association – the Genre’s Essential Ingredient by Rocky Wood
  • What a Short Story Editor Does by Ellen Datlow
  • Self-Publishing: Making Your Own Dreams by Iain Rob Wright
  • Self-Publishing: Thumb on the Button by Kenneth W. Cain
  • What’s the Matter with Splatter? by Daniel I. Russell
  • Partners in the Fantastic: The Pros and Cons of Collaborations by Michael McCarty
  • The Journey of “Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears” by Richard Thomas
  • Writing Short Fiction by Joan De La Haye
  • A beginner’s guide to setting up and running a website by Michael Wilson
  • Poetry And Horror by Blaze McRob
  • Horror for Kids: not Child’s Play by Francois Bloemhof
  • So you want to write comic books… by C.E.L. Welsh
  • Horror Comics – How to Write Gory Scripts for Gruesome Artists by Jasper Bark
  • Some thoughts on my meandering within the world of dark and horror art by Niall Parkinson
  • Writing The Series by Armand Rosamilia
  • Running a Webserial by Tonia Brown
  • Reviewing by Jim Mcleod
  • Avoiding What’s Been Done to Death by Ramsey Campbell
  • The 7 Signs that make Agents and Editors say, “Yes!” by Anonymous
  • The (extremely) Short Guide to Writing Horror by Tim Waggoner
  • Growing Ideas by Gary McMahon
  • Filthy Habits – Writing and Routine by Jasper Bark
  • A Room of One’s Own – The Lonely Path of a Writer by V.H. Leslie
  • Do You Need an Agent? by Eric S Brown
  • Ten Short Story Endings to Avoid by William Meikle
  • Submitting Your Work Part 2: Read the F*****g Guidelines! by John Kenny
  • Rejection Letters – How to Write and Respond to Them by Jasper Bark
  • Editing and Proofreading by Diane Parkin
  • On Formatting: A Concise Guide to the Most Frequently Encountered issues by Rick Carufel
  • How to Dismember Your Darlings – Editing Your Own Work by Jasper Bark
  • The Fiction Writing Assessment Form by Tim Waggoner
  • Writing Exercises by Ben Eads
  • The Year After Publication… by Rena Mason
  • Writing Horror: 12 Tips on Making a Career of It by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • The Five Laws of Arnzen by Michael A. Arnzen
  • The Cheesy Trunk of Terror by Scott Nicholson
  • How to be Your Own Agent, Whether You Have One or Not by Joe Mynhardt
  • Networking at Conventions by Lucy A. Snyder
  • Pitch to Impress: How to Stand Out from the Convention Crowd by RJ Cavender
  • You Better (Net)Work by Tim Waggoner
  • Friendship, Writing, and the Internet by Weston Ochse
  • Buttoning Up Before Dinner by Gary Fry
  • How to fail as an artist in ten easy steps by John Palisano
  • Writer’s Block by Mark West
  • Be the Writer You Want to Be by Steven Savile

Cover art by Ben Baldwin
Edited by Joe Mynhardt
eBook formatting by Robert Swartwood 



More to come soon!

Synopsis of my story:
Caleb is a special boy whose hunger outweighs any other need. But in his pursuit of sustenance he encounters someone he hadn’t expected. (This story first appeared in THESE OLD TALES)

Fractured Realms:


For too long a time, a shroud of darkness was thrown over those who’ve had boundless potential to transcend greatness – shunned and cast out – often put down and made to feel ‘less than’. But a brilliant mind can’t be caged away forever; instantaneous flickers in time will reveal the magnitude and depth of the human spirit.

Extraordinary people marked ‘not normal’ come from all different walks of life, and at times the rest of us can consider ourselves fortunate to have witnessed moments when they have broken through the shell of misjudgment forced upon them. People like Susan Boyle, from ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, who took a bus ride one day that changed her life forever, or Dan Aykroyd, a writer and actor who brought laughter to many on Saturday Night Live. As Alexis Wineman, Miss Montana, who competed in the Miss America pageant, said, “Normal is just a dryer setting”.

Table of Contents:

Edited by Suzie and Bruce Lockhart 2nd

  • Autumn Leaves - By Dorothy Davies
  • The Voice Inside the Mirror - By Lindsey Beth Goddard
  • The Wish Box - By Ray J Robbio
  • Fragments - By Kenneth W. Cain
  • The Online Dead - By Gary Murphy
  • Unfounded - By Jay Wilburn
  • The Number of the Beast - By Mathias Jansson
  • Meteorite on the Move – By David S. Pointer
  • Make Me Something Scary – By Patrick Tomblety
  • Dark River – By Thomas Brown

The Big Book of Monsters & Friends


Available from:


All of my early reader books will soon be available in one BIG book. There will be plenty of activities fro your children: puzzles, coloring, learning, plenty of fun stories and more.

Details coming soon!

You can still pick up any of the original full-color print editions at most online stores or by clicking on any image below, which will take you to that books Createspace order page.


Hardy’s Quick Guide to Food Allergies

Hardys Food Allergy Rules

*This simple guide replaces the book Nut Free?

Here is a printable card for those who have children that have food allergies. Speaking up can sometimes be difficult, as was the case with my daughter (who has a nut allergy). This card will help children relay the important details, and learn what they need to say. Feel free to save the picture and print it out for your use.

Hardys Food Allergy Card


Peter Rottentail Comic Strip

Peter Rottentail Book Strip


If you’d like to purchase the original book, you can still do so
by visiting THIS LINK.

__PeterRottentail Cover digital

The Original RE: Animated Book

Original Book Strip


If you’d like to purchase the original book, you can still do so
by visiting THIS LINK.

Re-animated Cover Digital

“Night of the Fireworks”


Coming soon!

Synopsis of my story:
The end is near, but there’s always time for one last fireworks display.

Vignettes From The End Of The World:

Description from Amazon:
Filled with 58 apocalyptic flash fiction pieces.

Authors: Adrian Ludens, Arno Hurter, Bryan Hughes, Cameron Shifflet, Cameron Suey, Christine Morgan, D.J. Tyler, Damir Salkovic, Darcie Little Badger, Darryl Dawson, David Turnbull, Doug Murano, Dusty Wallace, E. Catherine Tobler, E.E. King, Erik B. Scott, Eryk Pruitt, Essel Pratt, George Cotronis, Glen Rolfe, Guy Anthony De Marco, J.A. Martin, J.P. Freeman, Jamie Lackey, Jason Sharp, Jennifer Loring, Jessica McHugh, Joana Eça de Queiroz, Josh Strnad, K.Z. Morano, Kallirroe Agelopoulou, Kelda Crich, Ken MacGregor, Kenneth W. Cain, Kristopher Kelly, L.C. Mortimer, Lee Clark Zumpe, Leslianne Wilder, Lex T. Lindsay, Lincoln Crisler, Mandy DeGeit, Marie DesJardin, Matilda Finkelbunker, Michael H. Antonio, Michael Haynes, Michael Penkas, Pedro Iniguez, Rebecca, Barbee, Rebecca J. Allred, Richard Thomas, Rose Blackthorn, S.R. Mastrantone, Steve Calvert, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley, T. Joseph Dunham, Terry M. West, Victoria Dalpe, and William R.D. Wood.


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