Sunday, November 28, 2010

Through the Eyes of the Undead

About a year ago I was offered the opportunity to compile and edit an anthology for Library of the Living Dead Press.  I had to think real hard about whether I could do it or not, hell, if I even had the time to compile and edit a collection of short stories.  I couldn't pass up the offer, so I took it, and quite frankly it was a very pleasant and rewarding experience.

Through the Eyes of the Undead is a collection of zombie stories told through the perspective of a zombie or zombies.  Here's the blurb from the back cover:

Would you like to see what the living dead see? In the book you're holding you will experience just that! There's more to a zombie than merely shuffling around in search of the next brain, and you will get a chance to have a glimpse into just what the reanimates see when they return after death. It can be scary, sometimes even humorous, but above all, you will never forget what it's like to see through the eyes of the undead.

Buy it HERE

Friday, November 26, 2010

Uncanny Allegories -- Out Now!!

My contributor's copy of Uncanny Allegories arrived in the mail today.  It's beautiful!  This is the inaugural release from Post Mortem Press, and I have to say they did a fine job.  One doesn't always know what to expect when dealing with a brand new publisher.  Thus far they have been nothing but cordial, and I will be submitting stories to them in the future.

Now, the book looks great, but what about the stories?  Are they any good?  Well, they chose mine to close the anthology out, so you better bet they're good!  Actually, I haven't read any yet.  The book arrived only a half an hour ago, but I do have high hopes.
My story is called "A Night to Last Forever".  Hatch finds himself drunk in his study, looking out the window where his wife's body dangles from a noose.  He can hardly believe he found it in himself to do such a thing, but after what she did... Well, as he sits there drinking in her death and his whiskey, things become permuted.  Some nights just seem to last forever.

Uncanny Allegories is on sale at Post Mortem's website as well as

If you choose to buy this anthology, and you really should, be sure to review it after reading it. 

Jumping on the Blog Train

So I'm hitching a ride on the blog train.  I'm the guy in the back with ominous blood stains on my clothes sharing a bottle in a brown paper bag with some rot-toothed, filthy derelict.  Perhaps with some followers and posts worth reading I'll be able to ditch the cargo hold for a warm seat and a scotch rather than this Thunderbird or, more fittingly, Night Train that the hobo has offered me.  I suppose I could tell him a story to pass the time. 

I'm Robert Essig, horror author/editor.  Over 30 of my stories have made their way into a variety of publications including Bards and Sages Quarterly, Tales of the Talisman, Withersin, The Zombist (Library of the Living Dead), Hungur, and Everyday Weirdness.  I am the editor of the anthologies Through the Eyes of the Undead (Library of the Living Dead), and Malicious Deviance (Library of Horror).  Look for my work forthcoming in Necrotic Tissue, several Blood Bound Books releases, and a few Library of the Living Dead anthologies amongst other venues.

Here's to good writing! 

Robert takes a pull from the hand-warm bottle of Night Train and wipes his chops with a bloodied sleeve.  He glances at the door from the cargo hold to the warm train.  His gaze returns to the hobo's crazy eyes and black toothed grin.  Robert begins telling the old bastard a story.