By now you're probably saying "Ron's gone e-book crazy!" Well, in a way I have. This new venue for offering Southern-fried Horror to the reading public has really won me over after a long, stubborn streak of thumbing my nose at digital books. Well, like the Monkees used to sing... I'm a believer.
This fourth release from Macabre Ink Digital is the e-book version of my Grammy-nominated audio collection, DARK DIXIE: TALES OF SOUTHERN HORROR, originally released by Spine-Tingling Press way back in 1992. This new version includes the five original stories -- Yea, Though I Drive, Miss Abigail's Delicate Condition, The Cistern, Papa's Exile, and Black Harvest -- along with three others, The Hatchling, Uncle Cyrus, and Forever Angels. Incidently, this will be the first time Uncle Cyrus has been available to horror readers since it was first published in Noctulpa: Journal of Horror back in 1988. Also Zach McCain has crafted a brand-new cover for the collection. Given that one of my more popular stories, Miss Abigail's Delicate Condition, appears in this book, you should have know there would be some creepy ol' snakes on the cover.
You can order DARK DIXIE: TALES OF SOUTHERN HORROR now from Macabre Ink -- http://macabreink.com/macabreinkpublishing -- along with my other digital books CUMBERLAND FURNACE & OTHER FEAR-FORGED FABLES, FLESH WELDER, and THE SICK STUFF. It'll also be available through the Amazon Kindle store and Horror Mall in a day or two.
Around June or July of this year, Macabre Ink will be offering four more of my digital books, including TWILIGHT HANKERINGS (tales of vampires, werewolves, and other things that go bite in the night), UNHINGED (tales of mass murderers, serial killers, and just plain nasty folks), TWISTED LIBIDO (tales of love and desire gone horribly wrong) and Volume Two of DARK DIXIE, with even more tales of Southern horror.
And while you're over at Macabre Ink check out excellent offerings by David Niall Wilson and Steve and Melanie Tem. Like I've said before, don't worry... I haven't abandoned real, hands-on books. That's my bread and butter... or gravy and biscuits if your're from the South. I'm just taking advantage of other mediums to further the cause of Southern-fried Horror and digital publishing seems to be an exciting new frontier to explore.