The Essential Ronald Kelly Collection is off to a great start, just in time
The first two volumes, Undertaker's Moon and Fear, are now
available and ready to ship from Thunderstorm Books. Undertaker's Moon
features Alex McVey's blue werewolf cover and the bonus novella "The Spawn
of Arget Bethir", while Fear boasts Alex's snake-critter cover and
the novella "The Seedling". Both include "The Writing of" features
detailing the inspiration and creative process behind each novel.
The Essential Ronald Kelly Collection will include all 8 of the original
Zebra novels that were published between 1990 and 1996. The new artwork by
McVey, the brand-new novellas, and "Writing Of" articles are entirely new to
the Thunderstorm publications. Also the spines of the books, when set side by
side, form a panoramic piece of Alex McVey artwork.
I'm proud to announce that David Wilson's Crossroad Press will begin
publishing the Ronald Kelly catalog of Southern-fried horror as audio-
The first audio offering, the original 7-story collection of Cumberland
Furnace & Other Fear Forged Fables, is now available at Audible.com.
It features such stories as "Cumberland Furnace", "Grandma's Favorite
Recipe", "Pelingrad's Pit", "Tanglewood",
and several others; a whopping
two and half hours of bone-chilling rural horror!
The next audio-book, Timber Gray, is now under production. Both
Cumberland Furnace and Timber Gray feature the performance
of voice talent Brad Smith. Brad is originally from Tennessee, so his
Southern spirit and accent fits my prose to a tee.
Eventually, the rest of the Crossroad RK collections will be offered in
audio, along with novels like Hell Hollow, Undertaker's Moon,
THREE NEW BOOK RELEASES
READY TO SHIP!
It's been a busy month or two for ol' Ron! A slow start, publication-wise,
after my comeback in 2006 and now, BLAM!, three books out within a few days
of one another. All are in stock now and ready to ship directly to you!
My collection of extreme post-apocalyptic tales, After the Burn, is now
available in a lush hardcover edition. It boasts two novellas and six short
stories, as well as incredible cover and spine art by Zach McCain. After the
Burn is #8 in Thunderstorm's Black Voltage series. This edition is
limited to only 150 copies, so they're going fast! Order your copy
My second short story collection, Cumberland Furnace & Other Fear Forged
Fables is now available in trade paperback from Bad Moon Books. This is an
extended edition of my Cumberland Furnace digital collection. This batch
of 22 stories is a companion volume to the Midnight Grinding collection,
featuring most everything that MG didn't. It also includes a cool cover
by Zach McCain and story notes. 327 pages in all! Order your copy
Also from Bad Moon Books is my first honest-to-goodness western novel,
Timber Gray. This is not a horror western, but it is dark and
violent. It is a trade paperback edition, too, with a gritty, intense cover
from McCain. Order your copy
After the Burn now out in digital!
If you're an owner of a Kindle, Nook, or any of those other newfangled
book-reading devices, After the Burn is now available as a digital e-book for
the low price of $4.99! I also have 9 other digital books ready to download
including Dark Dixie 1 & 2, Cumberland Furnace, The
Sick Stuff, Twilight Hankerings, Unhinged, Timber
Gray, Flesh Welder, and Hell Hollow. You can
get any of the above at the following sources:
After some discussion with Roy Robbins, an agreement has been made for Bad
Moon Books to publish some of my older Zebra novels in trade paperback
editions. The first four agreed upon are: Undertaker's Moon,
Hindsight, Fear, and Blood Kin. These may differ
from the contents of the actual Essential books, with entirely
different bonus features (although the
novellas will probably be included). Other novels, as well as Hell
Hollow, may follow.
Upcoming Publications & Projects in the Works!
My story "Diary" , will be reprinted in Necro Files: Two
Decades of Extreme Horror coming from Comet Press in October 2011. It
contains grisly and gory tales from 19 well-known horror authors.
Apex Books has just accepted my story "Company's Coming" (my first
zombie story!) for an Appalachian zombie anthology now in the works.
My story "Snake-handler" will appear in an upcoming issue
of Cemetery Dance Magazine.
I am currently working on my next novel, A Dark & Bloody Ground,
which will be published by Cemetery Dance Publications. It is a
historical-conspiracy horror tale about an evil Southern state totally
erased from American history and a couple's search for its true location...with
horrifying results! It will feature an utterly awesome cover by Alan M. Clark.
After A Dark & Bloody Ground, I will be working on my
first mystery novel, Dead Old Men,
starring a farmer-turned-private investigator named Grandpa Kelly. The
character is patterned after my own late grandpa, whose Southern sayings
and words of wisdom I've featured in a number of Facebook posts. It will
make its debut in digital e-book through Crossroad Press. No plans for a
paperback or hardcover version...yet. That could change at anytime,
As the Essentials come out, Crossroad will release each of the eight
Zebra novels as digital books, one after another. By the end of 2012, all
of them should be available as e-books.