Last Friday (June 23rd) Casefile: ARKHAM writer, J. Ishiro Finney hosted a class on writing for horror comics. Sponsored by Mysterious Galaxy Books. Happily, not only did we have a wonderful turnout but there were several requests for J. Ishiro to teach more. Stay tuned for updates and scheduling. Thanks again to Mysterious Galaxy for hosting the evening.Read More →

“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’sRead More →

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 wiredRead More →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! 01Publishing is proud to announce the release of“The Sadist’s Bible” by Shirley Jackson Award finalist and Stoker Nominee Nicole Cushing. Described as “Audacious, original and gleefully offensive,” by author Jack Ketchum, Cushing has been turning heads with a narrative style that is equal parts beauty and brutality. With her latest novella, “The Sadist’s Bible” she plans to take readers even further to the edge with a tale of decadence, death, and divine suicide. “The Sadist’s Bible” is now available for Kindle and other eReaders. Read the preview HERE The confidence and expertise so blatantly evident in Nicole Cushing’s writing is astonishing.– Thomas Ligotti. This contemporary novella applies aRead More →