Monday, August 4, 2008

Frighteningly Good News!

Hot on the heels of the inclusion of my Depression-era suspense tale, "The Road to Olathe," in the crime and suspense anthology Ten for Ten from Wolfmont Press, comes more good news! Shroud Publishing has accepted my story, "Heart and Sole," for inclusion in their upcoming anthology of New England-based chillers which will be titled Northern Haunts!

According to editor Tim Deal, the book "is an indispensable guidebook for your journey through the shadowy New England underworld," containing "100 original tales of ghosts, creatures, madmen, and other horrifying mysteries." It will be available in both hardcover and paperback, with the hardcover edition selling for $34.95 and the paperback for $24.95.

Preorders are available and will save you five bucks on each edition, making the hadcover...let's see...four minus five, carry the three...$29.95, and the paperback version will preorder for $19.95.

My entry into this chill-fest, "Heart and Sole," tells the tale of a man who concocts the perfect plan to murder his wife, combining her love for distance running with a business trip for him to give himself an unshakeable alibi. As you might imagine, things don't go exactly as he expects...

The publication date for Northern Haunts has not been finalized yet, although I believe the book will be available relatively soon. If you are in need of an anthology filled with teacherous tales to terrify your friends and family, check out this link to the publisher's website to preorder, or you can go to my website,, where I have a convenient link to preorder also.

Another publishing credit! Woohoo!


Catherine J Gardner said...

More congratulations. I look forward to reading your story.

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Al Leverone said...

Hi Catherine, and thank you so much! I'm really excited about the news, and although I don't have all the details yet about when the book will be released, I've been led to believe it will be relatively soon.

Shane said...

Dude just finished reading your debut short story and have to say it is absolutely very good! I'll be getting in touch with you to purchase your book(s) from you real soon. Ofcourse I'd like it signed even if it cost me more. I have this feling that you are going to go places with your work.

Good luck and congrats on everything. Looking forward to reading more.