Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dark Dixie 2 & Hell Hollow Digital Two-Pack

Crossroad Press has just released my new digital story collection, Dark Dixie 2 : Tales of Southern Horror. This is a companion collection to the first Dark Dixie. DD2 is much darker in nature, wandering into shadowy places where the first book never ventured. The Southern-fried flavor is still there; from the dankness and decay of the Louisiana swamps, to the dust and sweat of Texas, and into familiar territory of my own, the mossy gloom of the Tennessee backwoods, as well as the turned earth of its furtile farmland. Creatures lurk within the pages as well. Spiders and gators, things dwelling within jars and the currents of the wind, and the abominations of Hell, let loose to run joyfully rampant in the night. Plus, it features another incredibly eerie cover by my pal, Zach McCain.
Right now, Crossroad is running a two-for-one special; both Dark Dixie 2 and my new novel, Hell Hollow, for the low price of $6.99. If you are into digital fiction or haven't yet read my brand of Dixiefied horror, this would be an excellent opportunity to get nearly 600 pages of Southern-fried fiction for a very affordable price.
You can get this Dark Dixie 2/Hell Hollow two-fer pack in a variety of digital formats at Crossroad Press now at:

Friday, October 22, 2010

And the Winner is...!

I'm pleased to announce that Brian Shaner of Covington, Georgia is the winner of the Horribly Hairy Halloween contest over at

Brian will recieve a future copy of the upcoming Undertaker's Moon limited edition, a Blue Wolf print by Alex McVey, the Wolfman Legacy DVD collection, and three werewolf stories written, inscribed, and illustrated by yours truly.

Congratulations, Brian, and a big thanks to everyone who entered this year!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hell Hollow Digital & A Horribly Hairy Halloween Contest!

Since October 1st marks the beginning of the Halloween season, I'm starting out Southern-Fried & Horrified with a couple of announcements that would make the most down-in-the-mouth Jack-O-Lantern grin with fiendish delight! So here we go...

Hell Hollow... now in digital!

Today Crossroad Press released my latest novel, Hell Hollow, in digital format. Now you can join Keith, Rusty, Chuck, and Maggie on their quest to defeat the evil medicine show man, Doctor Augustus Leech, on your Kindle or home computer. And, considering that this book is a whopping 500 pages, you can't beat the price at a mere $4.99. That's right, that's less than a penny a page for a trip to the dark and dangerous depths of Hell Hollow! The signed limited edition of HH is still available from Cemetery Dance for $40, but if you prefer the convenience and affordability of the digital version, you can get it now at Crossroad Press:

A Horribly Hairy Halloween Contest

Well, it's that time again! Time for our 3rd annual Halloween contest at my official website, Ronald This year we're paying tribute to one my favorite monsters; the howler of the night, the shunner of wolfbane, the moon-bathed hunter of man and beast alike... the beloved Werewolf. And the hirsute prize package we're giving away this year is likely to please the most faithful lycanthrope lover! This year's lucky winner will recieve the following items:

Undertaker's Moon / Volume #1 of the Essential Ronald Kelly Collection

One of the very first copies of my Irish werewolf novel, scheduled to be released in Spring of 2011 by Publisher X (no, I'm still not going to let the cat out of the bag... not yet!). This limited hardcover edition of Undertaker's Moon (formerly published as Moon of the Werewolf by Zebra Books in 1991) will boast upgraded production values, a bonus novella titled "The Spawn of Arget Bethir", an insightful article on the writing of the novel, and, of course, Alex McVey's infamous "Blue Wolf" cover. As soon as I recieve my author's copies of UM, a single copy will be reserved for the contest winner and personally signed and inscribed by Ol' Ron.

Blue Wolf art print by Alex McVey

A large, suitable-for-framing, high-quality print of Alex's blue werewolf cover, signed by the master himself.

Universal's THE WOLF MAN Legacy DVD Collection

A brand-new, unopened copy of Universal Studios' The Wolf Man Legacy DVD Collection, featuring such time-honored horror classics as the original 1941 The Wolf Man starring Lon Chaney Jr., Werewolf of London, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, and She-Wolf of London.

Three signed, inscribed, and illustrated Ronald Kelly werewolf short stories
And last, but not least, three werewolf stories (in traditional manuscript form) from yours truly. This trio of tales includes Peacemaker, Thinning the Herd, and a yet-to-be-published story titled Then Came a Woodsman. Each will have my signature, a personal inscription to the winner, and a piece of original werewolf art (drawn by myself, no less!) on the last page of the story.
So don't wait for the first full moon of the cycle to roll around! Head on over to and enter today for your chance to win this brazenly bestial prize package!