Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Christmas in July

Summer Promo

Go here for free and discounted dark fiction by or edited by April

For Free: The Fairy Cake Bake Shoppe, St. Nick's Favor & The Vision
For 99 cents: Hell's Garden and I'll Love You Forever.

 Go here for discounted and free April Grey fiction

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My Interview up at Horror Digest

An Interview with Short Story Author April Grey

April Grey
Author April Grey
April Grey’s short stories have been published in such anthologies asDemonmind's Halloween 2010The Best of Everyday Fiction 2, Northern HauntsEphemeraHaunted: Ten Tales of GhostsBites: Ten Tales of VampiresUndead: Ten Tales of Zombies, Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyanceand Terrible Beauty, Fearful Symmetry. Many of these stories can be found in her collection, The Fairy Cake Bake Shoppe.
She is also the author of the urban fantasy novels Chasing the Tricksterand St. Nick’s Favour.

For the rest of the interview:
An Interview with Short Story Author April Grey

Thursday, May 29, 2014

At New York Book Expo Today, Friday and Saturday!

Horror Writers Association

View Booth on Floor Plan: 2558

I am so excited to be attending the BEA through the HWA. I'll be helping to man our booth 2558 from 9-11am and from 1pm to 3pm today (Thurs.); From 10-12pm and 2-4pm on Friday and 9-10 am on Sat.

Also, on Saturday I will be giving away signed copies of "I'll Love You Forever" from 2-3 pm along with some swag kindly donated by my publisher Eternal Press.

I hope to see you there!

Monday, May 12, 2014

May looks to be busy!

I'll be at the NY Book Expo at the end of this month:

I'll be at the Horror Writer's booth all three days and I will be signing free copies of I'll Love You Forever on Saturday May 31st.

#1 Book & Author Event in the U.S.

Thursday, May 29 - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Javits Center, NYC

And how wonderful-- A review!

A collection of short and medium sized stories ranging from hysterical to yucky, but all quite brilliant.

Like little brain farts of horror AG throws weirdness after bonkers at you in this collection; from decaying mothers to super heroes to mad scientists she has not left a stereo type out.

Some have random gore in them but most are just very quirky with an underlying hilarity.

“Russell Stover is your friend” I think was my favourite of the little shorts as it was only a few paragraphs long but it really stayed with me for quite a while.

The second part of the book is all longer stories.

Exile is a brilliant reminder that all life is precious.

Objects of Desire veers off at such a sharp direction I literally laughed and snorted on the plane (I was travelling to the WHC when I read this book). Not so much a plot twist as a full somersault. 

At the end of the Day was such a sad vampire tale with a cruel ending that is was totally absorbing.

Hell is Lonely Without You was a strong tale of revenge that came with a big dose of morality and really made me wonder where the roots of this story lay for the author.

The Butterfly Dream was a powerful story but it was so short I read it twice to make sure I had not missed anything and felt it should have been in the first half of the book.

Problems of Communication was just weird! A dolphin mind meld and some strange movie watching, fascinating if a little off the wall.

What you Will was a brilliant ending to a great collection, short sharp but not so sweet – it did leave me with a grin though.

April Grey certainly has a way of telling a story that grabs you straight off and throws you around the room a bit before letting you sit down on a spikey surface.

I always enjoy her short stories and would love to see a novel by her, the comedy angle that she manages to capture amongst the most gruesome of ideas is great!

Thank you Vix!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lunacon is almost here

If you are near Rye, NY Lunacon is being held this weekend (March 14-16) at the Hilton Rye.

I expect to have a great time! Hope to see you there...

5:30 pm The Biggest Writing Mistakes New Authors Make
7 pm       Origami for Beginners
8 pm       Basic Crocheting

10 am     The REAL cost and Problems of Self-publishing
3 pm       When should you self-publish?
8 pm        Horror: It ain't just Chainsaws and Zombies

10 am      Genre Bending: Making Good Cross-Genre Mashups
12 pm      Autographing

Friday, January 17, 2014

Welcome the new year with Hell's Garden!

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The word garden evokes the image of a place of peace and moderation--the opposite of discord. A gardener decides what plants to cultivate and what is a weed to be destroyed.

But what if the gardeners themselves run amok?

Both "Gunda's Gnomes" and "When the Devil Came to Hell's Kitchen" ask what to do with bullies in community gardens.

In "The Orchid" a young woman discovers a new way to look at weeding.

While in "Round and Round the Garden" a girl plays with her friend with disasterous results--our Bad Gardeners. In "Ten Minutes Till Deadtime" mysterious messages draw a man to his back yard.

Finally, in "Compost" a family is threatened bya specter in their family vegetable plot.

These six dark and fantastic tales explore the various paths evil can take when in Hell's Garden.

Featuring stories by Rayne Hall, Heather Holland Wheaton, Jonathan Broughton, Mark Cassell, Eric Dimbleby. Edited by April Grey.