Saturday, July 10, 2021

THE GOD PROVIDES IS OUT NOW!


The latest book from Thomas R Clark, the author of Bella's Boys and The Death List, has just unleashed his newest, wildly imaginative, and terrifying epic through St Rooster Books and is already wracking up the 5 star reviews!

The God Provides is a splatter-folk journey through time, featuring incredible interior illustrations by Stephanie Murr, award nominated cover artist and illustrator.  

The foothills of Upstate New York are alive with something terrifying. It hunts, it tempts, it traps, and there’s no escape. Thomas R Clark re-invents Irish Mythology and takes you on a bloody, emotional, and horrific journey back through time with the tale of the McEntire clan, and the devastating secrets they hold. The author of the Splatterpunk Awards nominated Bella’s Boys: A Tale of Cosmic Horror has crafted a story that’s part The Wicker Man and part Cycle of the Werewolf, but at the same time like nothing you’ve read before.

Available through Amazon in paperback and the Kindle and through Barnes & Noble in paperback, hardcover, and The Nook. (as of posting this the B&N editions are still processing, but The Nook version works just fine.) Get your copy HERE.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

THE GOD PROVIDES PRE-ORDER BUNDLE

 The next release from St Rooster Books is The God Provides from Thomas R Clark, author of Bella's Boys and Death List. To celebrate the release Tommy has a huge, limited edition bundle happening over at his website, check it out...

THE GOD PROVIDES PRE-ORDER BUNDLE!
GO TO www.thomasrclark.com TO ORDER!

INCLUDES:

THE GOD PROVIDES (HARDCOVER - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR)
ISSUE 2 OF “STRANGER WITH FRICTION” MAGAZINE FEATURING THE CLAN MAC TIRE STORY “GIANTS” (SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, AND COVER ARTIST)
“MY JOURNAL” 200 PAGE JOURNAL FEATURING THE ALTERNATE COVER ART BY THOMAS R CLARK
A 5X8 FRAMED PRINT OF THE ALTERNATE COVER ART BY THOMAS R CLARK
A SET OF 4 STICKERS
A REFRIGERATOR MAGNET FEATURING LYNNE HANSEN’S COVER
AND...
A UATH MOUND RITUAL WEREWOLF MASK
(INC. SHIPPING & HANDLING)
THESE LIMITED COLLECTOR’S PACKAGES WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE BY PRE-ORDER UNTIL JULY 8TH, OR UNTIL THE LIMITED NUMBER IS SOLD OUT!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

STRANGER WITH FRICTION ISSUE TWO DROPS THIS WEEK

 Issue two of Stranger With Friction is almost here, we're only a day or two from release, after some personal and technical issues. In the mean time here's our TOC and cover reveal....

COVER/UNTITLED/STEPHANIE MURR

EDITOR: STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS…TO MORE EASILY CHOP OFF THEIR HEADS/TIM MURR

MUSIC IN PUNKSPLOITATION: REPO MAN/CHRIS CAVORETTO

fiction/A LITTLE JUANT/E.C. HANSON

NOW LET US PRAISE NOISE: THE CROSS YOU FORGOT TO WEAR/TIM MURR

fiction/EN AMARILLO/JOHN BALTISBERGER

fiction/THE NIGHT LIFE/REED ALEXANDER

fiction/BURY THEM DEEP/JEREMY LOWE

MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MONSTERS: DAN O’BANNON/TIM MURR

fiction/GIANTS/THOMAS R CLARK

fiction/SECRET SATAN/CARTER JOHNSON

fiction/AS WE FORGIVE THOSE/PAUL LUBACZEWSKI

euro-cult/FILMED LETTERS FROM ALGERIA: SOLDIERS ON SCREEN, 1954-1962/Jean-Pierre Bertin-Maghit/translated by MARCELLINE BLOCK



Wednesday, February 10, 2021

COMING FEBRUARY 28TH from ST ROOSTER BOOKS; 3 HITS FROM THE HOLLER by PAUL LUBACZEWSKI

St Rooster Books is proud to present our second partnership with author Paul Lubaczewski, following last year's Basketball Diaries meets Clive Barker novella, A New Life. This month's release is a collection of three novellas of Appalachian horror called 3 Hits from the Holler and Paul continues to kick our ass with his brilliant heartfelt and intelligent narratives. Steph Murr did another amazing cover, that perfectly compliments the stories within. The book will be available in paperback and on the Kindle and you can order through your local book shops or online on February 28th. 



Before deciding to take writing seriously Paul had done many things, printer, caving, the SCA, Brew-master, punk singer, music critic etc. Since then he has appeared in numerous science fiction, and horror magazines and anthologies. Born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, he moved to Appalachia in his 30s for the peace and adventure found there. He has three children, two who live in his native Pennsylvania, and one interrupting his writing constantly at home. Married to his lovely wife Leslie for twenty years, they live in a fairy tale town in nestled in a valley by a river. Author of over 50 published stories, his debut novel “I Never Eat…Cheesesteak” came out in2019, and his
A New Life and Cult of the Gator God both dropped in 2020.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

OPEN SUBMISSION CALL! ST ROOSTER BOOKS is PUBLISHING an ANTHOLOGY of SEA HORROR!

 WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR; Horror stories set in or around the ocean (fishing villages, coastal town, an island, etc-so long as the central action heavily figures in the ocean). I'm not saying NO to Lovecraftian horror, partly because its hard to escape Lovecraft's influence over aquatic horror, but there are numerous Lovecraftian anthologies out there, so dig deep if you involve the Deep Ones, Cthulhu, etc. What I will say no to is anything racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic. Splatterpunk and extreme horror are welcome, but I draw the line at rape-centric/rape revenge stories written by men. That's always been a personal line for me. Give me gothic period pieces, blood and guts, shark attacks, ghosts, modern tales of madness, weird sci-fi horror, dystopia...Go nuts! And spread the word, I'd love to get a lot more submissions from women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ community. 

WORD COUNT; 3-5k words.

PAY; Flat $20

DEADLINE; May 1st.

SEND TO; tim-murr@live.com 



Wednesday, January 20, 2021

STRANGER WITH FRICTION IS NOW A PHYSICAL MAGAZINE AND ISSUE ONE IS OUT NOW!


"Published four times a year, Stranger With Friction is a magazine that reaches outside of St Rooster Books’ publishing orbit to artists, writers and musicians who we admire and/or are inspired by. It encompasses outsider literature, punk rock, and horror movies which have informed St Rooster Books’ mission statement from the start. Featuring essays and reviews, interviews, fiction and poetry, and artwork, Stranger With Friction is printed as an oversized, perfect bound book-zine through a print-on-demand service and available to e-readers. St Rooster Books seeks to create a unique reading experience by mixing an eclectic group of writers and artists in an entertaining and collectible riot of a combination of Slash Magazine, Rue Morgue, and the Evergreen Review."

Get your copy HERE.

Issue One features; editor/BORN IN THE WINTER

WAXWORK RECORDS’ TOP FIVE RELEASES BY MARK PIDGEON

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT/AN INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR IZZY LEE

fiction/WHAT IS LEFT BY PAUL LUBACZEWSKI

MUSIC IN HORROR: RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD BY CHRIS CAVORETTO

fiction/CRAMPS BY LAMONT A TURNER

TEXAS IS THE REASON: LOOKING BACK AT THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

AMERICAN JESUS 2020 BY ERIK STEWART

fiction/NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH BY CARTER JOHNSON

NOW LET US PRAISE NOISE; CLASSIC LURCHING DEATH OF 1984

poetry/ERIK STEWART

PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT: WEIRDPUNK BOOKS

MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MONSTERS: CABAL and NIGHTBREED

fiction/MACHO INSECURITY BY JEREMY LOWE

poetry/MARCELLINE BLOCK

Thursday, November 26, 2020

RIP Daria Nicolodi


This Thanksgiving we bid a sad farewell to one of Italy's great cinematic icons, Daria Nicolodi, actress and writer, and mother to Asia Argento. She wrote the screenplay for her ex-husband's (Dario Argento) film, Suspiria, while going uncredited for the story behind Inferno. She also went uncredited for Luigi Cozzi's 1989 The Black Cat, but was credited for the screenplay to his Paganini Horror. She was primarily known for acting though, appearing in Argento's Deep Red, Phenomena, Tenebre, Opera, and Mother of Tears, as well as Mario Bava's final film, Shock. She had many other film and TV roles through the years and even appeared in Asia's directorial debut Scarlet Diva


In every role she was magnetic and charming, not to mention lovely. She especially shone bright in Deep Red, where she was funny and fearless, stealing scenes from her co-star David Hemmings. And she certainly had one of the most memorable death scenes in Opera, where the killer put a gun to a peep hole and shot her through the eye. 


She leaves this world at the age 70. Our condolences to her friends and family.