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Spooky House Press is proud to present our first foray into the Kindle Vella publishing platform.
Available July 19th.
Head over to Godless.com to pick up your copy of Her Infernal Name & other Nightmares today!
Our publisher, Robert P. Ottone recently did an interview with NFReads.com about his writing process, as well as the publishing side of things with Spooky House Press. Check it out here!
The award-winning collection Boarded Windows, Dead Leaves is now available as an incredible audiobook experience, produced by Saturn Five Sound.
WINNER of the Indies Today 2020 Best Horror Award!
Hi folks! In an effort to support SpecialEffect, the gamers' charity, Robert P. Ottone, author and publisher of Spooky House Press, will be joining the crew at Nerds Without Pants on their 200th episode.
Head over to the page on JustGiving to learn more!
To that end, the podcast is running a wonderful fundraiser for children who require accessibility support. Please consider donating to this amazing cause. The top two donators will receive prizes courtesy of Nerds Without Pants and Robert P. Ottone!
So, I've been working on a story for a while now. It's a weird one, definitely firmly in the realm of "weird fiction," and it was spawned from a really lovely writing group meeting I attended back before the world started ending in March of 2020.
The story itself is a bizarre one, lacking in answers, but deeply-creepy and strange, and, I like to think, a little touching. At least, that's what some of my critique group members have said.
And yet, I can't sell the damn thing.
I've edited the story three times now, more than I have any story that I've sold, and yet, I can't find a buyer or outlet for the thing, even though I think it's strong, and it's been worked on by a few different groups of talented authors, there's some weird reason this thing can't find a home.
It'll end up in my next anthology, for sure, but at the same time, I'd love to find it a temporary first home where folks can read it and get creeped out by it.
The missing ingredient needs to be found, and even after three re-writes, it's still not there. The point is, your stories and writing won't always be perfect, and more often than not, you won't know the reason why something isn't working.
The way to fix this is to get involved in writing groups and critique groups. It's a scary thing, for sure, but in the end, the feedback will make you a stronger writer, I promise. Check Facebook, check your local library, join an organization, do whatever you can to get your work looked at by different eyes, and I promise you'll grow from it.
Even when you can't figure out what the missing piece of the puzzle is, like me.
Robert P. Ottone will be hosting a number of online readings and events in the month of October in support of his new short story collection Her Infernal Name & Other Nightmares.
The dates and locations are as follows:
October 8th - Galactic Terrors (online)
October 13th - Brentwood Public Library (online registration required) - 7pm
October 14th - Riverhead Public Library (online registration required) - 7pm
October 29th - Jericho Public Library (online registration required) - 2pm
October 29th - Sayville Public Library (Facebook Live) - 7pm
*More To Be Added
Robert P. Ottone is an author, teacher, and cigar enthusiast from East Islip, New York. He delights in the creepy.