OCTOBER 4th: ACCLAIMED LOVECRAFT-INSPIRED ANTHOLOGY RETURNS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

01Publishing is proud to announce the October release of WHISPERS FROM THE ABYSS 2: The Horrors that Were and Shall Be. Originally published as an eReader only title, the acclaimed anthology is now available in hard copy thanks to popular demand by fans of the series.

Edited by Kat Rocha (Pseudopod) and featuring cover art by Patrick McEvoy (Casefile:ARKHAM, Lost in Space), the collection features 25 Lovecraft-inspired tales created specifically for readers on the go. Four of the included authors (Laird Barron, Cody Goodfellow, John Palisano, and Jonathan Sharp) have received Honorable Mentions in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Vol.8 for their contributions to this volume. Other authors include Greg Stolze (Delta Green), A.C. Wise (Future Lovecraft), John C. Foster (Dead Men), Orrin Grey (Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts), Dennis Detwiller (Delta Green), Chad Fifer (The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast), Konstantine Paradise (Coven), and many more.

And just in time for Halloween, fans of the series can join editor Kat Rocha and other contributors at the launch party hosted by San Diego’s premier Sci Fi and Horror bookstore, Mysterious Galaxy on October 30th.

WHISPERS FROM THE ABYSS 2 will be in stores nationally October 4th.

Praise for Whispers from the Abyss 2:

This anthology solidly delivers an array of Lovecraft inspired tales. Most tales share a fresh perspective rising above Lovecraft fan fiction. The best of the bunch carve their own path through the mythos to great effect.  -  Jaffa Kintigh / Jaffalog

Whispers of the Abyss Volume 2 is successful at delivering Lovecraft-inspired stories on a short scale. The intended audience may be folks on the go, but a wider audience will definitely appreciate them. - Nicholas Diak / Fanbase Press

Table of Contents

Michele Brittany :: Foreward
A.C. Wise :: We Are Not These Bodies, Strung Between the Stars
John C. Foster :: His Carnivorous Regard
Orrin Grey :: The Labyrinth of Sleep
Nathan Wunner :: Death May Die
Dennis Detwiller :: Knot
Jonathan Sharp :: Skoptsy
Cody Goodfellow :: Red America
Ferrett Steinmet :: Shadow Transit
Deborah Walker :: Baby Rhyme Time
Tom Pinchuk :: Nyarlathotep’s Way
Laird Barron :: Strident Caller
John Palisano :: Lucky Chuck Takes the Sunshine Express
Michael Hudson :: Five Minutes or Less
Chad Fifer :: The Baby Downstairs
Robert Stahl :: Gifts
Joel Enos :: Now We are Nine
Samuel Poots :: The Great Old Thing in the Fridge
Marc E. Fitch :: God Does Damn the Mind
Greg Stolze :: In the Light
Richard Lee Byers :: Kickstarter
David Busboom :: The Vindication of Y’ha-Nthlei
Konstantine Paradise :: Echoes in Porcelain
Sarah Hans :: Shadows of the Darkest Jade
Hunter James Martin :: The Dreadful Machine
Kevin Wetmore :: Notebook Concerning the Class Struggle in Dunwich, Found in the Ruins of a Construction Site

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Award Winning Horror Author Nicole Cushing’s “Controversial & Shocking” Novella Comes To Kickstarter

“I don’t mind nightmares. Nightmares are research.” –Nicole Cushing

Earlier this year Nicole Cushing turned heads at the Bram Stoker Awards with Mr. Suicide, a novel about a teenager’s descent into madness and degeneracy. Praised by the likes of Jack Ketchum, Poppy Z. Brite and Thomas Ligotti, Cushing’s work is notable for how it leans toward the extreme side of horror, yet never descends into the realm of blatant gore or cheap thrills.

No, Cushing’s terror is fueled by ideas .

Enter The Sadist’s Bible, the novella that was deemed “too extreme” for corporate publishers. A tale of decadence, death, and divine suicide, The Sadist’s Bible explores themes of blasphemy, sadism, obsession, and forbidden desire. The story has also been lauded for its portrayal of LGBT characters.

“There are hints of the great Clive Barker hidden in Cushing’s words, specifically when it comes to the topic of sexuality. Both authors tackle the subject without regrets, and Cushing unabashedly delves right into something that many people consider taboo… it’s refreshing to see a work of fiction that explores female sexuality in a way that doesn’t hide it or repress it.” –Hellnotes   

THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

To bring The Sadist’s Bible to print, 01Publishing is currently seeking support on Kickstarter. The campaign will be running until October 22nd. The campaign needs a total of $3000 to print the book at the best quality possible. Incentives include a “get out of scandal” card and a one-on-one consultation session with Nicole herself on writing and the writing process. Once the campaign is funded the novella will go to print and should be available in February, 2017

SUPPORT THE KICKSTARTER: http://kck.st/2cUZT5a

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nicole Cushing is the Bram Stoker Award® winning author of Mr. Suicide. She has also written the Stoker-nominated short story collection The Mirrors and three stand-alone novellas (including the Shirley Jackson Award nominated Children of No One).

Various reviewers have described her work as “brutal”, “cerebral”, “transgressive”, “taboo”, “groundbreaking” and “mind-bending”. This Is Horror has said that she is “quickly becoming a household name for horror fans.”

For more information visit:
www.01Publishing.com or www.nicolecushing.com
To schedule an interview please contact:
Phone: (858) 248-5522
Email: 01publishing@glitchwerk.com

 

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Horrible Imaginings Film Fest

Grab your popcorn and get ready for five awesome nights of spooky shorts and horrific films.

01Publishing is proud to announce it will be tabling at the Horrible Imaginings film fest hosted by the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, San Diego CA.

The show runs from September 7 – 11th. Visit the official website at  www.hifilmfest.com for schedule, film listing, and ticket purchase. Special guests include John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, David Agranoff, and others!

And author Josh Finney will be attending on Saturday, Sept. 10th to sign his books World War Kaiju, Utopiates, Casefile: ARKHAM – Nightmare on the Canvas and to promote the kickstarter for the second volume of Casefile: ARKHAM – Her Blood Runs Cold

Come on out and see us. Doors open Wed. Sept. 7th at 6pm! CLICK HERE for directions and parking information.

 

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Utopiates 10yr Anniversary Give Away

The book that started it all.
10 years ago, creators Josh Finney and Kat Rocha published their first comic, Utopiates: The Ultimate Bet with the Mind. A cyberpunk noir tale of drugs, crime, and what it means to be human in a broken society. Following in the footsteps of Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, and Jeff Noon, Utopiates won much acclaim among the comics and science fiction community and cultivating a following from those who were hungry for more dark and gritty graphic novels that didn’t pull any punches. This set the stage for other hard hitting projects like Finney’s award winning Titanium Rain audio drama and Rocha inevitably founding 01Publishing.

To celebrate 10yrs of “mainlining memories” 01Publishing is proud to announce a give-away promotion hosted by GoodReads.com to introduce a whole new audience to the world of Utopaites. Click on the link below to enter for your chance to win a free copy.

Purchase your copy of Utopiates from the following retailers or order it from your local bookstore.

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Congratulations to Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Honorable Mentions

Congratulations to the following contributing authors to Whispers from the Abyss 2 for receiving Honorable Mentions in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Vol.8

Laird Barron  “Strident Caller”
Cody Goodfellow  “Red Americans”
John Palisano  “Lucky Chuck Takes the Sunshine Express”
Jonathan Sharp  “Skoptsy”

Whispers from the Abyss 2 : The Horrors that Were and Shall Be is currently available for all eReaders and will be available in paperback October. 4th. Reserve your copy today from Amazon.com or place your order through your local book store.

 

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01Publishing Signing at San Diego Comic Con

Meet the Creators of World War Kaiju and Casefile:ARKHAM

01Publishing is proud to announce our first ever signing event at San Diego Comic Con 2016! Hosted by Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, San Diego’s premier merchant for all your spec lit needs. Come meet the minds behind the acclaimed Lovecraft P.I. book Casefile: ARKHAM and the award winning historical satire, World War Kaiju.

Josh Finney: Author and sometimes artist, Josh Finney follows in the fine tradition of sci-fi novelists in that he’s a prickly, opinionated son-of-a-bitch who will tell you exactly what’s on his mind. Fortunately for Josh, he can also write well, which seems to afford people like him a certain amount of leeway. He currently has two graphic novels on the shelf: a sci-fi war epic entitled TITANIUM RAIN, and a biotech noir tale, UTOPIATES. He also has several short stories in print and is in the process of completing his first prose novel. His most notable art jobs include a Batman title, a Robert Jordan book cover, and concept art for Star Trek: Enterprise.

Patrick McEvoy: draws, paints, animates, designs, podcasts, lives, breathes, and occupies space in the physical universe. In the non-physical universe, he can be found here:  www.megaflowgraphics.com. Patrick has done illustrations for Marvel ComicsWizards of the Coast, Game of Thrones CCG, Call of Cthulhu CCG, Blizzard, and is currently the artist for Lost in Space from American Gothic Press

The signing will take place Thursday July 21st at 4pm Booth #1119.  Both Josh and Patrick will be available all weekend for interviews. To schedule an interview  please contact 01publishing@glitchwerk.com.

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MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape Interview with Nicole Cushing

DJ from “MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape” sat down with Nicole Cushing to discuss “The Sadist’s Bible”, living in the mid west, Shirley Jackson, and the popularity of novellas.

Here is a sample:

DJ: What is the world of The Sadist’s Bible like?

NC: Most of the book takes place in our own world. (Specifically, in southern Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia.) In other words, the Bible Belt. The culture of the Bible Belt plays a large role in the story. It shapes the social mores that Ellie, in particular, is trying to escape from.

But part of the story takes place in a mystical realm. (To avoid spoilers, I won’t divulge much about that place.)

DJ: What do you think readers will be talking about most once they finish it?

NC: Every reader interprets the book in a slightly different way. But from what I’ve seen so far on Goodreads, readers are talking a lot about how damned disturbing it is. (If you’re looking for pulpy action-adventure monster killing, look elsewhere.) They also seem to be talking about the depth afforded to the characters, which pleases me a great deal.

Read the full interview at MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape.wordpress.com and while you’re there, check out the free give-a-way Nicole is doing with DJ for a copy of The Sadist’s Bible.

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“THE DAY I SAW HELL” Nicole Cushing Discusses Her Writing with the Ginger Nuts

Recently, horror writer and Stoker winner Nicole Cushing wrote an editorial for the Ginger Nuts of Horror about nightmares, dissociation, experiencing death at an early age, and how that has affected her writing, especially for penning her latest novella, The Sadist’s Bible. Here is a sample:

I don’t mind such nightmares. Nightmares are research. Now, to be clear, nightmares lack the narrative structure of a story and they typically lack well-developed characters, too. So there’s still a lot of work to do after I wake from them. (It isn’t just a matter of getting zapped with the right nightmare and writing it all down. As with the halluci-daydreams, I have to work hard to build a story around the visceral images.)
You may be wondering why I’m telling you something this personal…

…The Sadist’s Bible isn’t just about disturbing imagery. My intent is for the imagery to simply serve as seasoning. Characterization is the meat. Plot is the bone. This is a story about two women, their lust for one another, and their suicidal urges. It’s about God, suffering, and the animalistic aspects of sex and spirituality.

You can read the full editorial by Nicole Cushing at GingerNutsofHorror.com

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Fanbase Press Interview with Patrick McEvoy

Recently Fanbase Press Editor in Chief, Barbra Dillon conducted an interview Patrick McEvoy on Casefile: ARKHAM. Here is an excerpt from the interview.

BD: What initially intrigued you about working on the graphic novel, and have you likewise been a longtime fan of Lovecraft’s work? 

PM: I read a collection of Lovecraft short stories when I was about 13, and I’ve been interested in his work ever since. On the surface, I love that overly ornate wordsmithing (like Ambrose Beirce.  Or Lord Dunsany, whom I’d read even earlier), but the deeper themes of hopeless cosmic terror and the incompatibility of the human mind with inter-dimensional creatures – that all really stuck with me.

And another great love of mine is film noir, and the broader world of detective fiction in the pulp era, especially Hammett and Chandler. So, when the opportunity came to put these two genres together, I already had an idea of how well they could fit, and it was a dream project. A terrifying and bleak fever-dream, but a dream nonetheless.

BD: Did you have an idea in mind for the art style when you first read the script, or did the artwork develop as you worked on the project? 

PM: We worked on the project together from its inception, so I had been doing sketches and character designs long before the script came in. So, I’d already decided that I wanted a lush, brushy, black-and-white look, with figures reminiscent of Alex Raymond or Al Williamson. Since I’d never done a black-and-white project of this scale, I thought that would also give me a chance to master that style at the same time.

samplepg3 I was also working on a theory I had that creepy horror art (at least, what creeped ME out) has a lot of texturing detail. Some artists like to do horror with a lot of black – the mystery of the unknown – but I find that it’s the squiggly details on the edge of the blackness that really creep me out. Also, the sense of unease you get from German Expressionist films where angles and shadows are never quite right – perspective is “off” somehow. That’s another component I wanted to explore.

So, by the time the actual script started to come in, with the wonderful opening sequence of the couple being chased through the alleys, I pretty much knew in theory where I was going, and it worked out better than I could have thought which, for an artist, is a rare thing.

It still took me about 20 pages to really get the hang of the style with regards to the characters, and you can see it progressing as I go. It was very satisfying to see the improvement in both quality and speed as I went.

You can read the rest of the interview at FanbasePress.com

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LitReactor Interview with Nicole Cushing

Christopher Shultz of LitReactor.com recently conducted a wonderful interview with Nicole Cushing, author of The Sadist Bible and Stoker Nominee for her novel, Mr. Suicide. Here is a sample of her interview.

Without giving too much away, the final scenes in The Sadist’s Bible reminded me of a way more fucked up version of Midian, the monster realm in Clive Barker’s Nightbreed. Was Barker an influence on your work at all, either with The Sadist’s Bible or otherwise?

My work has often been likened to Barker’s, but I don’t think that’s a result of his direct influence on me so much as the coincidence that our brains are probably wired in a similar fashion.

Ever since I was six years old, I’ve experienced strange, half-hallucinatory daydreams and vivid, immersive nightmares. Many (if not most) of these have been surreal and related to metaphysical subjects. When I write, I often draw on these visions (for lack of a better word). Hence my similarity to Barker.

I still have these experiences from time to time.The final scenes of The Sadist’s Bible were inspired by a daydream that suddenly came to me while I sat on a rooftop in New Orleans a few years ago. (I should probably add, for the benefit of your readers, that no alcohol or drugs have ever been involved in these visions.They just arise spontaneously, maybe two or three times a year, during periods of rest.) Over the course of the revision process I added additional material beyond that initial vision in New Orleans. But the vision kicked things off.

I don’t believe any of these visions are legitimate encounters with the supernatural. They’re just extremely vivid journeys into the imagination, sprouting from the fertilizer of a hyper-religious upbringing. I even hesitate to call them “visions”, because that makes me sound like I’m completely out of touch with reality. But that’s the best word I can think of to describe them. (Especially the ones that happen when I’m awake.)

Now, having said all that, I have enjoyed Barker’s stuff. I’m particularly fond of the original Hellraiser film, the novella The Hellbound Heart, his short story “The Forbidden”, and his play The History of the Devil. But I’ve never read any of his full-length novels. I hope to remedy that in the near future.

The way that Barker has influenced me the most, actually, is in how he carries himself as an author and artist. He’s comes across as a fascinating man. I love going onto YouTube and watching interviews he’s given over the years. He strikes me as someone with one foot on Earth and another planted firmly in the Realm of Dreams. That’s how I see him. I’ve never really considered it before, but I guess I’m a little like that, too. Neither Barker nor I would make very good middle managers.

Read the rest of this awesome interview with Nicole at LitReactor.com

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