Yes, dear faithful readers. Today is a joyous day!! For today, The Sadist’s Bible by Nicole Cushing is now available on Audible and other audio book distributors!! Treat your ears to the words of the Broken Gospel as narrated by the wonderful Julia Duval and you make your travels this summer vacation season, or on your daily commute. Listen to a free sample Download your copy from Audible.com  The Sadist’s Bible has been nominated for both the Stoker Award and Shirley Jackson awards for Best Novella of 2016. Nicole Cushing won last year’s Stoker Award for Best First Novel. Genre: Transgressive Horror Written by Nicole Cushing NarratedRead More →

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 divulgeRead More →

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 withRead 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 →

01Publishing to publishing Nicole Cushing’s novella, “The Sadist’s Bible.” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! 01Publishing is proud to announce it will be publishing the novella “The Sadist’s Bible” by Shirley Jackson Award finalist, 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 the “The Sadist’s Bible” she plans to take readers even further to the edge with a tale of decadence, death, and divine suicide. Expect “The Sadist’s Bible” to hit eReaders in April, 2016. “The confidence and expertise so blatantly evident in Nicole Cushing’s writingRead More →