March 30, 2016
One year ago today, I put out a call for the Not Your Average Monster anthology, the inaugural project from my embryonic horror press, Bloodshot Books, expecting to receive 50 or so submissions. The response was so much greater than I had anticipated that I decided to split it into two volumes. Volume 1 appropriately came out just before Halloween 2015 and Volume 2 was released 4 months later. Both have received excellent reviews, and there will likely be further volumes in the series down the line.
Right around the release of Volume 1, I contacted award-winning Australian horror author Brett McBean and, somewhat naïvely, asked if he would be interested in reprinting his novel The Awakening with us. I’m still amazed that he accepted, but it gave me confidence and I am now negotiating with other authors to bring their horror novels back into print under…
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