New Moon on the Water by Mort Castle, 29 Horror Stories - August 14th Launch Event From Horror Books Publisher Dark Regions Press

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Award-winning horror books publisher Dark Regions Press is launching the best-of collection New Moon on the Water by Mort Castle on Tuesday, August 14th. With stunning cover artwork from three-time Bram Stoker Award winning artist Vincent Chong and thirteen never-before-printed tales, New Moon on the Water will be a highly sought after and collected volume.

Horror book New Moon on the Water by Mort Castle
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Horror books publisher Dark Regions Press is proud to present New Moon on the Water by Mort Castle, author of over 350 short stories and a dozen horror books. He is also the co-editor of the 2012 anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury and the editor of On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association.

In a smoky, after hours jazz joint where almost nobody ever dies, or the ranch house next door owned by a monster, or a high rise elevator in which raging terror awaits the next passenger, these brilliant stories discover a world you thought you knew--and a darker one you will never forget. With thirteen stories never before collected, New Moon on the Water is Mort Castle's first new collection in a decade, presenting the best short fiction of the writer deemed a "horror doyen," "the Charles Dickens of horror," and "the master of contemporary horror."

"Castle's stories are frightening trips inside the dark psyche of common people ... (He is) a must read for the fans of both Stephen King and the fans of Raymond Carver." —

“Mort Castle resoundingly steps on the podium with the likes of Stephen King and Dean Koontz." — Rave Reviews

"Mort Castle is one of the best short story writers in the horror field today. More than that, he's one of the best short story writers around, period. . He writes short stories that make a point, stick in your memory, remain with you long after you've put down the book in which they appear." — Robert Weinberg, Novelist, Editor of World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

Horror book New Moon on the Water by Mort Castle will be available in a leather-bound signed by both author and artist Deluxe Thirteen Hardcover with slipcase edition, a 100 Signed and Numbered Limited Hardcover edition, a Trade Paperback edition (first 100 copies signed by the author) and an e-book edition available directly from Horror books publisher Dark Regions Press.

Mort Castle is a horror author, editor, and a writing teacher with more than 350 short stories and a dozen books to his credit. His novels include Cursed Be the Child and The Strangers, optioned for the screen by Whitewater Films, and cited on the list of "Ten Best Horror-Thriller Novels" published in Poland in 2008 by Castle edited the essential reference work Writing Horror and the expanded and revised later edition On Writing Horror for the Horror Writers Association (Writer's Digest Books). In 2012, William Morrow published Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, the anthology he co-edited with Sam Weller.

Dark Regions Press has been publishing since 1985 and is an award winning press specializing in Horror, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, and Science Fiction. The press has published such renowned writers as Bentley Little, Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Arnzen, Elizabeth Massie, Jeffrey Thomas, W.H. Pugmire, Simon Strantzas and many others. Dark Regions Press has had many Bram Stoker Award nominations and numerous award winning short story and poetry collections and are the recipients of the HWA 2010 Specialty Press award and the Italian 2012 The Black Spot award for Excellence in a Foreign Publisher.

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