Booklist on Shocklines Anthology
I’m excited to see this one come out. It includes my story “Mt. Uncompahgre,” which provided the original idea for the storyline that became SNOWBLIND. It means a lot to me to be involved with this anthology since Matt Schwartz and Shocklines were so important to the early years of my career. I’m thrilled to see the book get such positive early press.
Shocklines edited by Richard Chizmar & Matt Schwartz
“Chizmar, anthologist and publisher of Cemetery Dance, and Schwartz, founder of the horror-themed website Shocklines.com, present 19 new horror stories by authors such as Tim Lebbon (prolific author of genre novels), Ted Kosmatka (author of two excellent speculative-fiction novels, The Games and Prophet of Bones), Yvonne Navarro (popular author of several books set in the “Buffyverse”), Norman Prentiss (award-winning author of short fiction), and Rio Youers (author of the novel Westlake Soul). The stories cover a wide range of ground, from subtle character studies to outright shockers to twisters in the style of Tales of the Unexpected; but what unites them all is the high quality of the writing. A lot of anthologies have a few bright lights and several less successful tales, with one or two clunkers; here, there is a uniformity of excellence, and it would be hard to single out any story as being better than the others. For fans of horror short fiction, a must-read.”
— Booklist, David Pitt