Monday, 29 December 2014

It's here - and it's enormous!

Prepare to battle giant beavers, gigantic frogs, enormous kangaroos, Lovecraftian horrors and other supersized beasts now that Stomping Grounds is here from April Moon Books. Order your copies from and now!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Telling Terrifying Tales!

My wintry horror story, White Death, is one of five horrific accounts in Terror Tales #12 from Rainfall Books, complete with a marvelous retro Dracula versus the Wolfman cover!

(Yes, my initials have been transposed on the cover, but it's still an excellent image!)

Monday, 15 December 2014

Demonic Visions...

The fifth volume of this series is now available to order on the Kindle. I
t should also shortly be available as an ebook from Smashwords and a softcover is planned that will be available from Amazon and possibly other outlets. The complete contents list for the volume is (with my story at number 32):

1. CARRION MAN by Naching T. Kassa
3. DRIPS by Patrick Freivald
7. MUSE by Shaun Avery
8. A PLACE OF FEAR by William Holden
10. FALLING IN LOVE by Charlie Jack Joseph Kruger
11. DEATH COMES TO US ALL by Julianne Snow
12. PIECES OF GOD by Chris Robertson
13. SKY TALK by April Bullard
14. SWARM by Nicholas Paschall
15. THE BALLOON MAN by Justin Hunter
17. ASHAMED by Doug Robbins
21. CONTINUITY by Raymond Gates
22. SAYING GOODBYE by Rob Smales
23. THERE WAS NO BODY by Michele Tallarita
24. ONE LAST DRAG by Bruce L. Priddy
25. THE BREAK UP by Mike Leon
26. ONE OF GRANNY’S TALES by James Pratt
27. BROKEN GLASS by Kerry G.S. Lipp
28. THE JANITOR by Jeani Rector
29. HEADACHE by Marc Sorondo
30. THE TREEHOUSE by Rick McQuiston
31. THE DITCH by Arran McDermott
33. THE DEVIL’S SPOTLIGHT by Vince Liberato
34. HEALING MISTRESS by Mark Slade
35. BELIEVE by Marc Shapiro
36. MATRIARCH by Adam Millard
37. A WHISPER IN THE STORM by Robert Friedrich
40. ON TILT by Devlin Giroux
41. ENTRAPPED by K. Trap
42. TEAMWORK by Jody Neil Ruth
44. THE ELEVENTH PIPER by Rebecca Fung
45. THE COLOR OF PEPTO BISMOL by John Alfred Taylor
46. SMOKE by Rick A. Carroll
47. PAYING AT THE PUMP by Ken MacGregor
49. MADE TO BE BROKEN by Shenoa Carroll-Brad

Friday, 12 December 2014

Hyper-real Techno-horror

The new Techno-horror anthology from Dark Hall Press is available now from on the Kindle and in paperback, and from on the Kindle and in paperback and features my interstellar story, Hyperreal.

Monday, 24 November 2014

A Yellow Mythos Bonanza!

If you are addicted to tales of the Yellow or Carcosa Mythos, then you'll be delighted to know that not only can you now get your hands on my novella, The Yellow House, in paperback from Amazon - and - but that I have stories in Dark Tales From Elder Regions: New York (Beautiful Dreams) - also available from Amazon - and the latest issue of Voices From A Coma (Sylvia's Pictures), which is free to download.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Coming Soon From Dunhams Manor Press

A limited-edition release of my novella Acting Strangely is available for pre-order now from Dunhams Manor Press, which is also releasing a paperback of my novella The Yellow House, which will be available to order through Amazon.

Acting Strangely tells the tale of the nervous breakdown of actor Sebastian Park - just what is real and what is not, and why is he acting strangely?

The Yellow House is a building filled with mystery and concealed horror.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Hallowe'en at Siren's Call ezine

Another excellent issue of Siren's Call ezine is available to download for free - and this one contains two of my short stories and two of my poems, inspired by Hallowe'en. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Another English Wednesday

Three of my poems - "Southend's Shroud", "Storm of Words" and "Two Lives" - are now on Staxtes English Wednesdays - enjoy!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Coming soon... Dark Tales of New York City...

Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York is coming soon from Myth Ink Books and includes my story Beautiful Dreams, which reveals the dark (Yellow) truth behind the writing of Stephen Foster's song, Beautiful Dreamer.

Thirty-nine Chambers Street. The address sounded innocuous when said like that. He remembered it as it had been a few years before, back before the states went to war, a comedy theatre and before that an opera house that had failed to maintain its pretensions. Then, the Federal Government had taken it over and made it into a courthouse. Of course, they’d justified their choice due to its proximity to City Hall, but that was not the real reason why it had closed: he recalled the plays the place had hosted, tragicomedies of shocking content that haunted his dreams yet. The city had done nothing about it, leaving it to the Federal authorities, too many bigwigs had been secret patrons. New York was a city of the decadent and the damned, lost souls that had washed in on the tide.

Shivering in the early morning January chill, he approached the courthouse, the figure of a fine gentleman. He had business here. Not court business like following the Draft Riots that had shaken the city the previous year. No, he was here on a private retainer. There was only a narrow window of opportunity, for the man he was here to see was destined for The Tombs, New York’s notorious prison. There, he lacked the tame guards willing to look the other way for a bottle of gin and a nod and a wink. Here, he could be in and out undetected.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Running amok!

I have been running amok with my pen and paper to produce a tongue-in-cheek tale of porcine rampage, Emperor of Swine, published in Amok! from April Moon Books. The volume, the first in a series of Short Sharp Shocks, is available to order now in paperback from Amazon.

More from the Black & Red Mythos...

My first set of stories of the Black & Red Mythos were made available in a booklet and ebook from Atlantean Publishing. Then my story Red and Black was translated into German on the website.

Now, a new story, Treat?, is available in the anthology In Creeps The Night (J.A.Mes Press) in paperback and on the Kindle from Amazon.

In addition, an extended version of my story Tricked? will be available in the Hallowe'en 2014 issue of Siren's Call and another new story, Black Night, Red Light, has been accepted for future publication in the Night Walkers anthology from Horrified Press.

I would advise you to seek all these stories out, or else the joke might just be on you...

Friday, 26 September 2014

Take a trip to the Bree or spend a night in the house on the moor...

My ghost stories, The Bree and The House on the Moor, appear in the anthology Whispers From The Past: Fright and Fear from North 2 South Press. At 488 pages, it's a chunky anthology and is available to order now on Amazon for both the Kindle and in paperback.

Order (pb/kindle) from (Kindle)/ (pb) and (Kindle)/ (pb).

Monday, 22 September 2014

Coming Soon...

Acting Strangely (which was briefly available on the Kindle from Jazzclaw Press) will be available in print as a limited edition softcover from the Dunhams Manor Press imprint of Dynatox Ministries. Preorder it now!

Acting Strangely conveys the same creepy vibe [as The Yellow House] - Jason Wayne Allen

I loved it!  It captures the essence of Chamber's "The King in Yellow". Your story is beautifully written and paced. - John Harvey

Moon Shadows for Hallowe'en

A spooky new Hallowe'en-themed anthology from Laurel Highland Press is now available to order from Amazon. Moon Shadows contains my prison-set ghost-hunting story, A Night Behind Bars.

Order it from (Kindle)/ (pb) and (Kindle)/ (pb).

Monday, 1 September 2014

Greetings and a Handshake

My SF poem "Greetings" appears in the latest issue of "Handshake" alongside poems by Dean Alder, Ed Blundell, Andrew Darlington and Cardinal Cox.

This newsletter is available for a SAE from John F. Haines, 5 Cross Farm, Station Road North, Fearnhead. Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 0GQ, UK.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

A State of Horror...

State of Horror: Illinois (Charon Coin Press) is available now to order from Amazon and elsewhere and contains my story Vishnu Springs - which genuine ghost town has inspired its own banner for the anthology!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Curd Alternative... the title of my silly story in Carillon #39. If you haven't seen a copy of this magazine, I heartily recommend it!

Carillon is £4 (UK)/£5 or €7 (EU)/ £6.50 or US$10 (Rest of World) - cheques should be payable to Carillon or you can pay via PayPal at - from Graham Rippon at 19 Godric Drive, Brinsworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 5AN, UK.

Friday, 8 August 2014

That's Strangely Funny...

Strangely Funny II is now available to order from (Kindle)/ (pb) and (Kindle)/ (pb) and features my story, Costumed Hero, which features an unexpected (and unexpectedly heroic) guest at a Hallowe'en party!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Try me in German!

Yes, you can now read a German translation of my story Red and Black - Rot Und Schwarz - at! The site is also looking for more English language horror fiction to translate...

Thursday, 24 July 2014

You'll want this in your possession!

Demonic Possession is the latest volume from JWK Fiction and, as the title suggests, features stories and poems dealing with demonic possession in all its forms. I have a story, The Face of Evil, four haiku and two other poems in this anthology, which is available to order from (Kindle)/ (pb) or (Kindle)/ (pb).

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Tales of the Black Arts!

Tales of the Black Arts from Hazardous Press, featuring my story Kamilda of Ys, is now available to order from (Kindle)/ (pb) or (Kindle)/ (pb). If you enjoy dark fantasy in the style of Elric, then this collection is for you!

Audible Horror

The Dark Hall Press Cosmic Horror Anthology is now also available as an unabridged audio book from and

The Promised Messiah is here...

The Steampunk Cthulhu anthology will be available to order from Chaosium on Monday 16th June with my story The Promised Messiah. In addition, the collection contains fiction by Jeffrey Thomas, Adam Bolivar, Carrie Cuinn, Edward M. Erdelac, William Meikle, John Goodrich, Lee Clarke Zumpe, Christine Morgan, Christopher M. Geeson, Thana Niveau, Glynn Owen Barrass & Brian M. Sammons, Leigh Kimmel, Josh Reynolds, DL Snell, Robert Neilson and Pete Rawlik.

This collection is a must-have for all lovers of the Cthulhu Mythos and Steampunk fiction!

Monday, 9 June 2014

We Are Dust and Shadow

Exploring the myriad possibilities of life after death, We Are Dust and Shadow from JWK Fiction is available now to order (pb/Kindle) from (Kindle)/ (pb) or (Kindle)/ (pb). The book includes a piece of flash fiction (Mazed), a poem and four haiku by me.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Tigershark #4 available now!

The fourth issue of Tigershark ezine is available to download now.

I have several poems in this issue, plus a short story (a reprint of The Thicket, last in print in 1999).

Plus the rest of the issue is filled with excellent writing and great artwork - and it's all free!

It's better than many publications you would pay for, so why waste another minute - download a copy now!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Fossil Lake available again!

Sabledrake Enterprises has made Fossil Lake available again - and, as well as an electronic version, you can now get it in paperback! With work by Ramsey Campbell and many other fine writers, as well as my story Aclhera, it is a mighty fine read!

To order a copy of Fossil Lake visit  Smashwords (epub/mobi/pdf) or /

My story in this anthology, Alchera, is loosely linked to another of my stories, Fallout, which will be available shortly in Cthulhu magazine - contact for ordering details.

Friday, 16 May 2014

New from Miskatonic Press...

The Stygian Abyss is available now to order for the Kindle from or or in paperback from It features three stories and two poems by myself, as well as work by Shawn Clay, Michael Porter, Helen Michajlovic, Evan Purcell, Maithas Jansson, John McCormack, Rick Mcquiston, Leigh Kimmel, Matt Smallwood and Carl Thomas Fox.

My contributions include the stories:

  • All The World Is Yellow
  •  The Estuary Fog
  • The Chime and The Hound
and the poems :

  • Take Up Your Snake and Walk
  • In The Womb, Victoria 

Monday, 12 May 2014

I'm A Stretch Goal!

My story "Ash Child" is now a stretch goal for "A Mythos Grimmly" - so, if you'd like to see it included, sign up to the Kickstarter at

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Serial Killers Quattuor released

Serial Killers Quattuor is now available for purchase as a paperback and on the Kindle from and and features my Georgian-era serial killer tale, Gentleman Jim alongside other authors' tales of serial killers.

Monday, 28 April 2014

The End is Here!

New from Apokrupha - Vignettes from the End of the World  - 58 flash fiction tales of the end of the world - including my vignette, R'lyeh Rising- available to order now in paperback or on the Kindle or from Smashwords. (Kindle)/ (pb) or (Kindle)/ (pb) or from Smashwords

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Memento Mori out now!

Memento Mori is now available to order from (Kindle)/ (pb) or (Kindle)/ (pb) and contains two of my stories and some of my poetry, along with many other fine authors' work.

Latest poetry appearances

As well as some poems in the latest anthology from JWK Fiction, Memento Mori, I have had a poem apiece in British genre poetry newsletter Handshake and American poetry zine The Pen.

Memento Mori can be ordered as a paperback or Kindle release from Amazon.

Handshake is available for a SAE (I'd suggest $2 postage overseas) from John F. Haines, 5 Cross Farm, Station Road North, Fearnhead, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 0QG, UK

The Poetry Explosion Newsletter (The Pen) has a website at or can be contacted at PO Box 4725, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-0725, USA

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Carcosa Poems

So far this year, four out of five of my poetry appearances in print have included poems related to the Carcosa Mythos...

  • Alone in Poetry Bulawayo
  • Love In Carcosa in Tigershark #3
  • Lynx in Darkness in Poetry Cornwall #39
  • Carcosa Haiku in Carillon #38
Seek them out and enjoy the decadent mystery that is Carcosa!

Friday, 28 March 2014

The Yellow House on Kindle!

If you missed out on the limited edition print release, you now have a chance to get my novella, The Yellow House, on the Kindle from and

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Ninth Annual Data Dump Award Long List announced

My poem Virgil's Ongoing Researches has made it onto the Data Dump Award long list. Also gratifying to see a number of poems I've published have also made it onto the long list.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Review of Acting Strangely

Review by Jason Wayne Allen on

I first discovered DJ Tyrer's work with The Yellow House, a limited edition chap book from Dunhams Manor Press(a weird fiction imprint of Jordan Krall's Dynatox Ministries) and being into Chamber's Carcosa mythos and the work of Joseph Pulver, Sr. I *had* to read it and The Yellow House did not disappoint. There was a pervasive creepiness to the book that channeled the gentlemen of weird fiction of day's past. The book was haunting...and this new story, Acting Strangely conveys the same creepy vibe.

Acting Strangely is a King in Yellow story which springs from the premise of, someone reads the Play and goes insane. This time a successful actor reads it, and attempts to 're-write and direct The King in Yellow into a TV movie and the results are as horrifying as they are revelatory.

You will notice I had the honor of blurbing this book and I've shared a TOC with Tyrer, but don't think this biased. With his infamous Yellow Site, creepy style, and dedication to weird fiction, DJ Tyrer is a writer and voice to look out for. This guy is good.

Acting Strangely is available to order on the Kindle now.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Novella available on Kindle now!

My new novella, Acting Strangely, is available on Kindle from and now for £1.85/$3.07.

Fast cars, fast women, booze and pills, a new and peculiar project: Sebastian Park is acting strangely. But, is it merely a mid-life crisis, a nervous breakdown or something far stranger? Do the answers lie within the musty pages of The King In Yellow or in his troubled personal life? And, will he survive to discover the truth?

“The very nature of truth is a lie,” commented the Purple Jester.

'Gasping, his chest tightening with the repetitive exertions, he couldn’t help but feel as if she were slowly draining his life from him. Looking up he stared at her face, which seemed hideously like a waxy mask, pasty and lifeless, a parody. His vision seemed to swim and his head spin, it was as if she sucked his life out through her primal action and he fell into an all-encompassing darkness...'

Monday, 24 February 2014

Amazon Page Goes Live

You will be able to find me on Amazon at - don't forget to support the publishers by buying a book or two!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Dare you face the Cosmic Horror?

The Cosmic Horror Anthology from Dark Hall Press is now available to order from and with ten tales of nameless terror, including my story "The Events At Frenchman's Creek".

And it totally FREE on the Kindle until Monday 17th February!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Bones II arrives on Kindle!

The second volume of Bones from JWK Fiction has been released on Kindle (from or and will be available as a paperback shortly. The volume has four poems and a piece of flash fiction by yours truly. The first volume remains available.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Fossil Lake Out Now!

Fossil Lake (with my story Alchera) is now available on Smashwords and on the Kindle from from and

Saturday, 11 January 2014

More Ugly Babies!

Ugly Babies II is available now in both paperback and Kindle editions from (Kindle)/ (pb) or (Kindle) / (pb) and includes my horror story "Unwanted", and my poems "Expecting", "Motherhood" and "Scan".