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Are You Afraid of Heights?

I’m a bit sick of football lately, so… HERE’S ANOTHER BLOODSHOT BOOKS ANNOUNCEMENT!!! 😈😈😈😎


As a member of the Horror Writers Assocation and the New England Horror Writers, I have been quite fortunate in making friends over the past several year with many other authors who write horror. Most of them I know through this wonderful thing called Facebook (aka Instagram for old people… according to my daughter), but I have also been able to meet dozens in person.
With our most recent open call, I was happy to see that a good number of them had submitted. One of these individuals is Rob Smales, and if you hadn’t guessed it yet, he has joined the Bloodshot Books family. Please join me in a hearty round of congratulations. He is the last signing from the open call, but, to use a cliche, he’s certainly not the least.
Some time in the next year, we will be publishing his long novella FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES (It is right on the edge of 39-40K). As with a number of the other works I’ve signed in the past several months, this can be categorized as coming-of age, but it is also quite different from the others. I would categorize this as quiet horror, with a palpable sense of dread growing as the story approaches its climax.
Check out his original pitch – “During the summer of 1975 in Caina, Indiana, three thirteen-year-old boys challenge the neighborhood loser to a stunt in order to be one of the gang, but things go fatally awry; once one, and then the other of his friends die under suspicious circumstances, the last surviving boy on the street has to ask himself: were his friends just crazy, or has the loser really come back from the dead for revengeβ€”and if so, is he next?”
This is a tale that will have many of you reading way past your bedtime…and one that will have you seeking out his other works as soon as you finish.

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