Learn the Mysteries of “THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK”!

Hark, monster mavens! You have a new creature of the night to fear–THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK!

For years, your humble author has been a rabid fan of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s wonderful audio adaptations of the classic stories by the Gentleman from Providence. Dark Adventure Radio Theatre performs full-cast dramatizations of the horror master’s works in the style of ’30s radio shows, complete with sound effects. (Except way better sound–it’s in stereo!)

It was a bucket-list ambition of mine to work with these incredibly talented folks on one of these productions, and HPLHS masterminds Sean Branney and Andrew Leman were generous enough to allow me to collaborate with them on the script for Lovecraft’s “The Haunter of the Dark.” This story has long been a sentimental favorite of mine, for it was not only Lovecraft’s last major work, it was dedicated to my hero Robert Bloch, a Lovecraft correspondent and the celebrated author of Psycho and other great works of horror. The tale even features a hapless young writer named “Robert Blake” who falls under the sinister influence of an entity in an abandoned Providence church with an evil history. I urge everyone to check out the just-released “THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK” compact disc at the HPLHS website here:

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: HAUNTER OF THE DARK

As always, HPLHS has stuffed their CD packaging with ultra-cool free bonus keepsakes, including authentic-looking newspaper articles, letters, and other documents from the world of the story. I speak from experience: once you try one, you’ll want to collect them all!

Hope you enjoy the show! I’d love to hear what you think.

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FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN—PROUD TO BE A DEAD AMERICAN!

FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN exemplifies the unique contribution that Dead Americans have made to our nation’s heritage. Recent polls have shown that a staggering 86% of deceased American voters support her candidacy, and she has already received the endorsement of such prominent moribund luminaries as Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Susan B. Anthony, and Eleanor Roosevelt. (Miffed at being kicked off the $20 bill, Andrew Jackson has come out for Trump.)

Whether you’re alive or dead, it’s time to demonstrate that you won’t stand (or lie six feet under) for discrimination. This election year, vote with the real “Silent Majority”! VOTE FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN! Because, as the old caretaker in Pet Sematary says, “Sometimes dead is better!”

The link to the Kindle Scout campaign page is here:

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/125299K9TRV0T

Thanks to all of you who’ve already voted, FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN has remained “Hot & Trending” for 5 days straight! Let’s keep it going!  Remember: Everyone who nominates the novel will get a FREE copy of the ebook, but only if the book wins publication. Every vote counts! Please continue to Like and Share the link to the Kindle Scout page and tell your friends to nominate FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN so they, too, can win FREE COPIES. If FRAULEIN wins, we all win!

Thank you all again for your support!

I’m baaaaaaaaaack!

Welcome past, present, and (I hope) future friends!

Many of you already know me through personal acquaintance or familiarity with my fiction, but for the uninitiated, please allow me to introduce myself:

I am Stephen Woodworth, author of the New York Times bestselling Violet Series of paranormal thrillers, including Through Violet Eyes, With Red Hands, In Golden Blood, and From Black Rooms. The books take place in an alternate reality in which communication with the dead is a scientifically-proven and widely accepted fact. Only rare, genetically-gifted individuals, known as “Violets” for their violet-colored eyes, possess the coveted ability to channel the deceased. Among other duties, they assist the police in homicide investigations and can even summon murder victims to testify against their killers in court. The Violets’ ability is so valuable that their lives are tightly controlled by the government’s oppressive North American Afterlife Communications Corps. For those of you who may not have had a chance to read the series, I hope you’ll check them out on Amazon here, or “wherever fine books are sold,” as the saying goes.

I have also published numerous short stories in such markets as Fantasy & Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, Year’s Best Fantasy 9, and Midian Unmade.

Recently, I’ve hinted to many of you that I had several new projects in the works. While I hesitated to announce any of them before they became official, I am pleased to report the first of these exciting new developments, with, I hope, more soon to come.

For starters, I am proud to say that I have two new short stories soon to debut: “Voodoo” in the anthology of Lovecraftian fiction Black Wings V and “In the City of Sharp Edges” in the anthology of dream-themed horror stories Nightmare’s Realm. Both books were compiled by the esteemed editor and critic S. T. Joshi and are well worth your attention quite apart from my own contributions.

I am also delighted to announce that I have a new novel, FRAULEIN FRANKENSTEIN, under consideration for Amazon’s Kindle Scout Program. This is a fun, sexy, spooky reimaging of Mary Shelley’s classic horror story told from the point of view of the mate Victor Frankenstein creates for his monster. If accepted to the program, the novel will compete for the opportunity to be published as an Amazon ebook, earning your author a publishing contract and advance check! But I will need your help, for the book must amass as many Amazon reader nominations as possible during the 30-day campaign period. As a reward for your votes, everyone who nominates the novel will receive a FREE copy of the ebook if it is accepted for publication. Everybody wins! I should find out within a day or two if the book has been entered in the campaign, at which point I’ll post a link here to show you where to vote. Stay tuned!

As if all that weren’t thrilling enough, I have many other exciting developments in the works that I hope to be able to report soon. Please Like, Share, and Follow to keep up with all the latest!