Here’s where you can find some of my work.
A shared world anthology edited by Bram Stoker Award winner Benjamin Kane Ethridge and Brad C. Hodson. Hodson and Ethridge also wrote chapter fiction to bridge the stories, the end result being that each short story stands alone but, if the book is read cover to cover, it reads like a novel.
In the middle ages, it was thought that insanity was contagious. Centuries on, we label such ideas as superstitious ignorance. But when John Doe begins to speak after decades of silence, the staff and patients at the Golden Canyon Behavioral Health center begin to realize that behind every superstition lies a horrid truth.
On the night that a vicious sandstorm closes the roads and seals the doors, a plague of madness spreads through the hospital. Two staff members try desperately to hold onto their sanity while searching for the cause – and, hopefully, the cure – of the outbreak.
But they’re not alone. In this shared world anthology edited by Brad C. Hodson and Bram Stoker Award winner Benjamin Kane Ethridge, some of the genre’s most talented authors present their own sanity shattering tales. With fiction by John Skipp, Jeff Strand, Scott Nicholson, Lisa Morton, John Palisano, and many others, the horrible truth is revealed bit by awful bit. Step inside and find out what it’s truly like in the MADHOUSE.
A novel by Brad C. Hodson
Now available from Bad Moon Books
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Includes my story of a secret group of Roman soldiers hunting local legends in ancient Britain called “Droc-Fhola.”
From the darkness of the abyss to the subtle shift of shadows dwell creatures that prey on us all. Be they straight-up monsters or nightmares behind a human mask, they track us and they kill us. Sometimes, they play with their food, where death would be a kindness. But there is hope. There are those who search out the monsters, those who hunt the hunters.
These are their stories.
Featuring 13 stories of military horror by some of the best known and emerging writers in the genre, including James A. Moore, Patrick Freivald, and more.
Purchase SNAFU: Hunters HERE.
18 WHEELS OF HORROR
Includes my story “Rising Fawn.”
Psychotic killers, devious ghosts, alien monsters, howling storms, undead creatures, and other dark forces haunt the highways and the truckers who drive them in these 18 chilling tales!
A ghostly voice on a trucker’s CB radio knows more about his life than it should… Two drivers find their cargo gives them inhuman appetites… A boy in a truck stop encounters a supernatural force that threatens to destroy the world… The hypnotic singing lulling a driver to sleep might not be coming from the tires… A fender-bender between a big rig and a four wheeler is not as accidental as it seems… The sinister cargo lurking in a rock and roll band’s fleet of trucks is unleashed at their final show…
Hit the road with this anthology of trucking horror fiction! Contains the Bram Stoker Award winning story “Happy Joe’s Rest Stop” by John Palisano.
HELL COMES TO HOLLYWOOD II
With my story “The Scottish Play,” which made the long list for “Year’s Best Horror.”
This sequel to the Bram Stoker Award nominated “Hell Comes To Hollywood” brings you Twenty Two More Tales of Tinseltown Terror.
A film crew tracks a creature in the forest–or is it tracking them…? A producer sells his soul for the rights to a comic book, but the deal isn’t what it seems… The hideous secret to an mega-star’s fame lies in the bottom of his hot tub… An actress buys a smartphone and gets far more than she bargained for… A reality TV show pushes contestants to insane limits… A Hollywood movie palace worker gets trapped in a ghostly nightmare…
Take a behind the screams tour into the dark heart of show business and see the cast of bloodthirsty monsters, power-mad directors, starving zombies, deal-making demons and more horrific creatures tear up the screen! Buy your ticket, bloody the popcorn, and settle into your seat–and don’t forget to turn off your Hell phone…
With fiction by Richard Christian Matheson, Lisa Morton, Del Howison, John Palisano, Lin Shaye, and more.
LORE MAGAZINE Vol. 2, No. 5
With my gothic story about love, hate, and necromancy at the dawn of the Renaissance, “The Wall of Sorrows.”
NINE FANTASTIC NEW TALES! Featuring: Brad Ellison, Garrett Ashley, Patricia Russo, Nathan Wyckoff, Jacob A. Boyd, Brad C. Hodson, Sonia Orin Lyris, Schuyler Hernstrom, and Jayce K. Wagner. Cover artwork by Christopher Allen.
DARK FUSE: Horror D’oeuvres
A regular stream of very, very short horror fiction. My story “Almost” is a part of the roster.
With “In the Halls and on the Stairs,” a story about childhood fears and betrayal.
From the depths of the soul to the depths of hell. From the shadows of your most frightening dreams to the shadows lurking in the corner unseen and waiting. Darkness is painted across the palette of every nightscape. And it’s waiting for you…
Featuring fiction by Peter Giglio, Lisa Mannetti, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, and many more.
Includes my tale of a son dealing with the sins of his father in a Chinese underworld called “The Thousandth Hell.”
Death. Who has not considered their own mortality and wondered at what awaits, once our frail human shell expires? What occurs after the heart stops beating, after the last breath is drawn, after life as we know it terminates?
Does our spirit remain on Earth while the mortal body rots? Do remnants of our soul transcend to a celestial Heaven or sink to Hell’s torment? Are we offered choices in an individualized afterlife? Can we die again in the hereafter? Is life merely a cosmic joke, or is it an experiment for something greater?
Enclosed are thirty-four all-new dark and speculative fiction stories, individually illustrated by Audra Phillips, and exploring the possibilities “after death.”
With short fiction by Steve Rasnic Tem, Lisa Morton, John Palisano, Bentley Little, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Joe McKinney, and many more.
Featuring “The Philosopher’s Grove,” my story of Aristotle, Xenophon, and a grisly act performed at the famous Academy one winter’s evening.
Twenty-three authors. One exclusive anthology.
Blood Bound Books celebrates its third year of publishing with Blood Rites, a gathering of dark talents that have shared our dreams-and shaped our nightmares. We individually summoned each author to contribute his or her voice to this choir of the damned. Now, we invite you to join the ritual…
Authors include: Brian Lumley, Joe McKinney, Nathan Crowder, Lisa Morton, Daniel O’Connor, Jeff Strand, John McNee, K. Trap Jones, Maria Alexander, Ed Kurtz, Desmond Warzel, Mark C. Scioneaux, Brad C. Hodson, Gregory L. Norris, Monique Bos, Aric Sundquist, Christopher Hawkins, Chad McKee, Adrian Ludens, Bryan Oftedahl, Angela Bodine, Matt Moore, Douglas J. Lane.
Available in paperback and as an ebook.
SLICES OF FLESH
With my story of sexual obsession and what happens in the space between breaths called “Breathe.”
A flash fiction anthology from Dark Moon Books. SLICES OF FLESH features stories by Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, William F. Nolan, and a slew of other amazing authors. With cover art by HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola, the net proceeds from SLICES OF FLESH will go to aid the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Project Literacy, and others.
HORROR FOR GOOD
With “The Other Patrick,” a story that bestseller Michael R. Collings said “is stunning in its simplicity and grace. There is absolutely nothing frightening in it, but it deals intently and directly with a parent’s greatest horror…the loss of a child.”
HORROR FOR GOOD is an anthology released by Cutting Block Press. All the proceeds go to amfAR: http://www.amfar.org/
The anthology includes stories by Joe R. Lansdale, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, F. Paul Wilson, and a host of others.
Grab your physical or electronic copy here.
BLOOD LITE 3
With my story “Two For Transylvania,” a comedic prequel that re-imagines DRACULA as a massive real estate con.
The third installment in the bestselling series from Pocket Books and the Horror Writers Association, BLOOD LITE 3 continues the tradition of bringing the best of horror-comedy (emphasis on comedy) to print with authors like Jim Butcher, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kelley Armstrong, and Heather Graham. Edited by New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson (the DUNE series).
Available at your local bookstore or order online.
WEREWOLVES AND SHAPESHIFTERS: ENCOUNTERS WITH THE BEAST WITHIN
With a story from yours truly about sexual obsession called “Il Donnaiolo.”
Available at your local bookstore or online.
NIGHT TERRORS II
Including “At Winter’s End,” a story about loss and growing old.
From the back cover: Just when you thought it was safe to crawl back into bed . . . we’ve got a new set or terrors! If Night Terrors made you pray for dawn, Volume II will send you into total madness. Step inside the secret chambers of the Vatican and experience the dark side of the papal elections. Meet people only a mother could love; listen to the dead speak, and even more disturbing, hear them cry. Discover the darkness that lives inside the hearts of man, and hide from other worldly tormentors . . . and, if you manage to wake up after these night terrors . . . you’ll wake up dead!
Tales from David Bischoff, Jason V Brock, Maria Alexander, Christopher Hawkins, Desmond Warzel, Lawrence Conquest, Brad C. Hodson and many others
GEORGE: A ZOMBIE INTERVENTION
The award-winning cult comedy that’s been called “The best horror comedy since SHAUN OF THE DEAD.” It’s right there on the DVD cover if you don’t believe me.
Starring Lynn Lowry (CAT PEOPLE, THE CRAZIES), Peter Stickles (SHORTBUS, THE LAIR), and Michelle Tomlinson (BRAINDEAD, THE CELLAR DOOR), GEORGE was co-written with director JT Seaton.
With my story about love, madness, and obsession called “His Only Company the Walls”
In every room, there is a story. In this hotel, the stories run to the wicked and macabre. Well crafted psychological and supernatural horror offerings await you, each written by a master storyteller. Whether you are looking to be shocked, disturbed or out-right frightened, Voices will have something to titillate your nerves and make your hair stand on end. Leave the lights on and brew a strong cup of tea, the voices in this room plan on keeping you up all night.
An anthology of horror and dark fantasy stories and poetry, illustrated with antique illustration from the Osborne Collection of Early Children Books.
THE HARROW Vol 11, No 6
“In the Halls of Elsinore” is based on a bit of speech that Hamlet utters in Shakespeare’s most famous play: “The spirit that I have seen/ May be the devil: and the devil hath power/ To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps/Out of my weakness and my melancholy,/As he is very potent with such spirits,/Abuses me to damn me.” In my story, Horatio is left after the events of the play to learn the truth behind the ghost that haunted his friend.
As an added bonus, a few teachers have contacted me about using this story to help teach their students HAMLET. So you can feel better reading it at work because it’s, like, academic and stuff.
“405” was my first fiction sale and is a bizarre, funny, and no-holds-barred look at what happens when the psychic accumulation of years of road rage explodes on one of the worst stretches of freeway in Los Angeles.
The modern motorcar (and the industry that surrounds it) is nothing but a cancer on the face of the Earth. Mark Zirbel, Christina Kinnan, Paul Murray Collrin, Jenny Ashford, Liam Davies, Courtney Burback, Mark Robyn, M.P. Johnson, Tyler Runde, J. M. Heluk, Kelly Stevens, Ken C Goldman, Ray Wallace, Gerard Brennan, Brad C. Hodson, M. Jones, Suzanne Burns, Jeff Drake, Cameron Pierce, Sean Rickards, David Mitchell Turnbull, Kek-W and Alex Severin bring us twenty-three tales of the revolting lives and ugly deaths of these beasts of the road. Long may they remain dead.