ANTHOLOGIES: A SAMPLING
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Delve into this anthology of monster tales from April Moon Books at your own risk, ladies and gentlemen. Pete Mesling's contribution, "On the Strangest Sea," might just do for the ocean what Jaws did for the beach. Hear Mesling read his story, as well as Edward Martin III's "The Knot" and Christine Morgan's "The Humming" over at The Bare Knuckle Podcast.
Be on the lookout for another chilling tale from Pete Mesling when April Moon Books releases the forthcoming Ill-Considered Exhibitions anthology. More on that soon.
ALL-AMERICAN HORROR OF THE 21ST CENTURY, THE FIRST DECADE: 2000 - 2010
Pete Mesling is especially proud to have contributed to this exclusive reprint anthology edited by horror luminary Mort Castle. In addition to Mesling's "The Tree Mumblers," readers are also be treated to tales of terror by the likes of Bentley Little, F. Paul Wilson, Sarah Langan, Jack Ketchum, Thomas F. Monteleone, Norman Prentiss, and David Morrell.
Keep a sharp eye on this website for more information very soon about a special episode of The Bare Knuckle Podcast related to this very anthology. It promises to be something special.
BEST NEW ZOMBIE TALES: VOL. 2
Pete Mesling's "The Worst is Yet to Come" appears in this reprint anthology from Books of the Dead Press, and it might just be the most suspenseful zombie tale he's written to date. Rue Morgue had this to say about it: "Claustrophobic and terrifying; you'll be holding your breath."
To hear the author read his story, head on over to episode 17 of The Bare Knuckle Podcast. There are some other spine-tingling surprises in that episode as well, so enjoy.
One last point of interest: "The Worst is Yet to Come" can also be found in Potter's Field 3 and Best New Zombie Tales Triology.
BLACK INK HORROR 6
Pete Mesling's work has appeared in two of the highly esteemed Black Ink Horror anthologies from Tom Moran's Side Show Press. Number 6 is home to "Crossing Lake Serene on a Dare," which concerns itself with an unfortunate exception to the rule that you cannot judge a book by its cover (that is meant figuratively, not in reference to the actual cover of this book, though both interpreations are tenable).
This was the first time Mesling's fiction was included in a hardcover publication, for those of you keeping track of such trivia. And his tale is accompanied by a couple of absolutely stunning illustrations by Tom Moran himself.
The hardcover edition is long out of print, by the way, but the trade paperback is readily available.