Four powerful novellas by four authors. This themed anthology is the follow up to the original 2006 epic, supernatural anthology of horror, Butcher Shop Quartet. Each story disturbs beneath the skin, and moves the reader across landscapes and time to bring your deepest fears to life.
Rick J. Brown is a horror and sci-fi writer whose work has appeared in the Cutting Block Press debut anthology, +Horror Library+ Volume 1. He has placed in numerous Writers of the Future contests since the 1980's and has subsequently turned to screenwriting. He has worked in professional workshops with Hollywood writer/producer Glenn Benest, and his latest screenplay, BLOOD BROTHERS was deemed masterfully written by Twilight Pictures. He is a professor of psychology at Citrus College in L.A. county, and lives in Upland, California.
Greggard Penance has spent a good portion of his life as a parttime free-lance writer for travel magazines. He has roots in Tennessee and Arkansas. Like a gypsy, he travels more than not, and cannot remember the last place he called home. He plans to write a novel soon, which like his story in this book, will tread the waters between the real and surreal.
Simon Janus is the horror identity for thriller author Simon Wood. As Simon Janus, he s the author of The Scrubs. As Simon Wood, he s an Anthony Award-winner of five books as well as over 140 published articles and stories.
Vince Churchill has published two novels: The Dead Shall Inherit The Earth, and The Blackest Heart. The Dead Shall Inherit The Earth was recently featured in XBOX Magazine s ZOMBIES! Collector s Edition as one of the 37 Greatest Zombie Triumphs. Vince has a Sunday column in the Jacksonville Journal Courier newspaper, and his Splatter Pattern column appears regularly for The Hacker s Source magazine. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies such as The Undead, The Undead II, +The Horror Library+ Volume 1, The Beast Within, and the recent Midnight Walk. He was also a list contributor in the recent Book of Lists: Horror. Vince s latest novel, The Butcher Bride, is scheduled to be published by Black Bed Sheet Books in the fall of 2009.
Ray Brown is the author of The Quest, a five part series of novellas, including Book one: Dunumos, Book two: Chronicles of War, Book Three: The Darkness, Book Four: Evil s Dawn, and Book Five: The Child. Dunumos is published and available by Xulon Press, Chronicles of War will soon go to press, and The Darkness is currently being penned. Brown is a prolific writer and producer, having successfully translated Evil s Dawn into a promising comic book series. Condemned is just one project that Brown has shaped from concept to completion. While this is his first stab (pardon the pun) at horror, it most certainly will not be his last. His personal desire is to make movies that you can read. There are only two things he loves more than writing and they are God and his family.