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We are very happy to announce that we have been brought aboard the new Star Trek Production: Star Trek Anthology as Series Writers. This is a fantastic opportunity and we are incredibly grateful, and humbled, to be a part of this family of Star Trek fans and filmmakers.
This article will serve an an Introduction to Star Trek Anthology and our roles within the production, which are Series Writers (credited on IMDB and the Star Trek Anthology Cast & Crew Page). We are currently working on the Script for MOTHER, a Pilot Episode of Star Trek Anthology detailed below
As our readers may know we are also members of Fleet 31, a Star Trek Fan Organization, and are Senior Staff of the USS Growler, the NYC Chapter of Fleet 31, which is supporting and endorsing Star Trek Anthology
Star Trek Anthology is a new unique and exciting webseries in the world of Trek based in the TOS STAR TREK universe. Think Trek + Twilight Zone + a pinch of Galaxy Quest = ANTHOLOGY.
From Jim Bray, Chief Executive Producer and Creator of “Star Trek Anthology:”
You may remember in the 1970’s, NBC had an interesting anthology series called the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie. Each week, it would feature a different detective story. There was “Macmillan and Wife” starring Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James, “Heck Ramsey” starring Richard Boone, “McCloud” starring Dennis Weaver, and who can forget “Columbo” starring Peter Falk.
The concept for “Star Trek Anthology” will be very much the same. Each segment of the series will take place primarily in the original Trek series period. Our premier episode will feature our tent-pole production, “Starship Challenger,” the story of Captain JM Colt and the crew of the Challenger, a Miranda-Class Starship, as they explore the outer rim of the galaxy…but that is where Trek canon ends.
Where Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek” was a “Wagon Train to the Stars,” Challenger is more of an “Express Train to the Twilight Zone.” Throw in a pinch of “Galaxy Quest” and “Outer Limits.”
What episodes of Anthology are In Production and Development?
Below you will find details on current episodes In Production and Development. Currently my wife Jessica Burke & I (Anthony Burdge) are writing, with series Creator Jim Bray, the Pilot for MOTHER (see details below)
Starship Challenger: Another Door Opens (Pilot)
Written by Jim Bray
After surviving the battle of Parellax II, Commander J.M. Colt is promoted to the rank of Captain and given command of the USS CHALLENGER. Enroute to their patrol sector, the CHALLENGER stumbles into a spatial anomaly inside of which they discover another ship, and energy-devouring creatures try to keep them both there.
Starship Challenger: Logical Solution
Written by Jim Bray
While traveling to the Outer Rim, CHALLENGER is ordered to investigate a malfunctioning subspace transceiver on planetoid P-14-J. While beaming down Carmichael and the Vulcan ensign, Sokaal, the ship is attacked by the D’Karr; a warrior race who have laid claim to the planetoid. Colt Leads the D’Karr on a merry chase. Meanwhile, Carmichael is injured during the beamdown, and it is up to Sokaal to make some very mature decisions if the repair mission is to succeed.
Written by Jim Bray
As the CHALLENGER prepares to leave Federation space beyond the range of subspace communication, Admiral Sinclair advises Captain Colt to have her crew call their loved ones, since it will be a long while before they’re heard from again. We watch as each of the command crew calls home from their quarters, and the results are a mixture of comedy and poignancy.
Assignment Earth: Case 0300 Floodgates
Written by Jim Bray
Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln rush to Washington D.C. and are caught up in the Watergate scandal. While considering if it should happen or should be undone, they stumble across the mysterious and intimidating Agent Smith, who may not be as he appears. Miss Lincoln confronts Gary about his over-protectiveness and holding back information from her.
Mother: Mother Knows Best (Pilot)
Written by Jessica Burke, Anthony Burdge, & Jim Bray
A story about a family-run merchant cargo ship, “URSA MARU”. A lumbering beast of a vessel, it’s been cobbled and retrofitted a hundred times over from countless Federation vessel parts. The idea here is that the family is a hard-scrabble bunch that works the shipping lanes that come in close proximity to Orion pirates and other unsavory characters.
LOTS of potential for high space adventure/morality play stories, in a similar vein to Firefly. In the pilot, Orion pirates storm the vessel in search of valuable cargo and MOM takes a dim view of the invasion.
Who is starring in Star Trek: Anthology? Who are the Cast & Crew involved in the Production?
Here are a few highlights from the Cast and Crew of Star Trek Anthology, for a full listing of the extensive Actor & Production Credits Click Here
James has worked with Starship AJAX and Star Trek New Voyages Phase II as a makeup artist, set designer and prop maker. He’s very grateful and excited for this opportunity to produce a new show through Retro Film Studios.
Jodi Ballinger Bray (Captain Jamie Mia “JM” Colt)
Jodi has been involved in theatre since The Music Man in high school and on and off for the past 30 years. This is Jodi’s first foray into the film arts, and she finds the differences in being in front of the camera and on stage to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. She’s excited about playing a StarShip Captain – an honor bestowed upon very few – and promises to keep her portrayal of JM Colt’s character very true to canon of what a StarShip Captain should be. Jodi’s biggest and most important role is that of Mom of a son and daughter.
“I was too young to really understand Star Trek when it first came out. Too cerebral for a little kid. I got into TNG in the beginning as a way to have similar interests with my husband – a semi-rabid Trekkie – so we could spend time together. It kinda grew on me. I got involved with Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase 2 with Jim and loved what they were doing. We were previously involved in another Trek fan film production out in Oklahoma (StarShip Ajax), but when those plans fell through we decided to do our ‘own thing’.” Jodi is gainfully employed in the healthcare profession and resides in northern Vermont with husband Jim and family, their obese beagle/dachshund mix Chloe and Shadow, their black kitty.
Alex “A.J.” McDonald (Director of Photography)
Alex is a 20 year, retired Navy Veteran, and lifelong Star Trek fan. Currently pursuing his BFA in Digital Media and Film production at Long Island University. Alex became involved in Anthology, when he met series Creator James Bray while working on Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II. After hearing the project details, he knew he would get involved, in any capacity needed.
“I wasn’t really thinking about being DP, it just kind of fell into my lap”, said McDonald. “Working with this crew, in particular Kent Schmidt, Scott Johnson of G&E, Bill Lutz and the rest of the team, we will strive to give all the classic shots, as well as some new and different looks.” he continued. “I’m just thrilled to be a part of this team, it’s going to be exciting. I grew up with TOS, in grade school, we’d play Starfleet and Klingons, not Cops and Robbers.”
Brian Covault (Consulting Producer)
Brian Covault is a consulting producer and 2nd Assistant Director for Star Trek: Anthology. Brian learned about Anthology through Star Trek: Phase II, where he has been a member of the Grip and Electric team since 2010. Brian has been a fan of Star Trek TOS since the 70’s and is a fan of sci-fi in general.
When he isn’t helping make Star Trek, Brian works as a database developer and system administrator. Brian enjoys computer programming, watching baseball, writing and spending time with his two families – his biological family and his Phase II / Anthology family.
Where can you read more about Star Trek Anthology and Sign up for their Newsletter?
Click here to visit the Star Trek Anthology website
Is there a trailer or videos available for Star Trek Anthology?
Yes, below is the Master Trailer & Playlist for Star Trek Anthology
Stay Tuned for More Updates from us concerning Star Trek Anthology
Recently we featured news concerning the work of Sleepy Hollow, New York Storyteller David Neilsen and his one man Call of Cthulhu show at the Lovecraft Bar. We have worked with David on two projects thus far, his story “Leaking” was published within our latest anthology Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York and his creepy story Lovely Island was the second in our line of chapbooks.
David Neilsen is a prolific writer and storyteller, and has created a new short story anthology that will be published this Fall via Myth Ink Books, LEGENDS OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.
Below you will find the Call for Stories Submission Guidelines, please read through them and if you have any questions send all inquiries to the email indicated below.
Legends of Sleepy Hollow Submission Guidelines
Ever since Washington Irving published The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in 1820, the region has become synonymous with ghost stories. But there’s a lot more horror in Sleepy Hollow than what’s in Irving’s story, and more demons at play within this idyllic land than just a single headless horseman.
We’re looking for original horror stories set in Sleepy Hollow, New York. The time period for your story is up to you– past, present, future, alternate history– but it must take place whole or in part within Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is a real place, with a real history, so do your homework. For example, while it has always been an unofficial name of the region, the Village itself was not officially named Sleepy Hollow until 1996.
Scare us, creep us out, give us the shivers, make us laugh. Be Gothic, modern, Lovecraftian, Victorian, Steampunk, whatever. Just set your story in Sleepy Hollow.
1. Any & all submissions must be set in & around Sleepy Hollow, New York.
2. No gratuitous sex, violence, or profanity
3. No pornography of any kind. If you include sex in your story, it must be important to the story– and must abide by rule #2.
4. No stories centered on rape, torture or child molestation. We’re not interested.
5. No fan fiction (stay away from the world of the TV show and the Tim Burton film).
6. Your story must be a complete story– we’re not interested in excerpts.
7. It must be your ORIGINAL work.
8. Do NOT include any artwork
Interested? Sweet! Read on.
- Stories should be between 2,000 and 8,000 words.
- All stories must be titled
- Edit and format your work according to MLA standards. And, please use only American Standard English punctuation and spelling. We will reject your work if it has not been edited or proofread for language.
- Also, please use a standard size black font when submitting your work.
- Include your name, contact information, and word count on the first page of your story. If you submit your story using a pseudonym, you MUST note that it is a pseudonym AND include your full real name.
- No reprints, simultaneous, or multiple submissions.
- Please include a short bio in your cover letter.
- Send your story as an attachment to your email. We accept .DOC, .DOCX files only. NO .PDF or .txt files please.
Email your submission to email@example.com
with the subject of: “SUBMISSION- [your story title].”
We plan to offer a token $5 payment and ONE contributor’s copy of the final anthology (upon publication of the volume). We will also offer a contributor discount on any additional copies you wish to purchase when purchased through us directly.
To be considered for this volume, we must have received your submission no later than May 1st 2015.
We’ll try to get back to you within 30 days from the close of submissions, please do not email us with regards to the status of your work until after that time.
Any other questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This made our day, a review of These Black Winged Ones, by Wilum Pugmire, our 1st chapbook with an Introduction by Peter Rawlik, Illustrated by Luke Spooner. Thank you to Matthew Carpenter for the review, Mike Davis and the Lovecraft ezine for publishing it!
Originally posted on Lovecraft eZine:
These Black Winged Ones by W.H. Pugmire is a chapbook issued by Myth Ink Books. It is a limited edition with only 100 copies printed. I think some may still be available from the publisher, for the astonishing bargain price of $9.00.
First I need to say that the production values are marvelous. The cover art by Luke Spooner is gorgeous and perfectly evocative for the story. The introduction by Peter Rawlik is almost as long as the story itself and it was quite moving. In fact I think it was the most poetic prose I have ever read by Mr. Rawlik. He echoed my thoughts about Wilum almost exactly.
And now we come to the story itself. It originates from some passages in The Call of Cthulhu by Lovecraft, from the “The Tale of Inspector Legrasse”.
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Welcome Travelers of Middle-earth!
Many of our readers may know for several years we ran “The Northeast Tolkien Society,” which held numerous meetings and events in the New York City area. We placed the group on hiatus for a time as we were under contract to complete our first 2 books via the Independent Press Kitsune Books. Since then local Tolkien fans have established their own regular meetings to discuss all things Tolkien.
Unfortunately, our editor, the Tolkien Scholar and Author Anne Petty, closed Kitsune Books due to illness and passed away shortly thereafter. Since then we have been busy using her guiding principles to establish Myth Ink Books.
Now we are working with Baruch College Librarian and Author, Chris Tuthill to establish an annual Tolkien Conference in New York City. Below you will find the Call for Papers, venue, date, time and how to propose a presentation.
Keynote Speaker: Janet Brennan Croft
Janet Brennan Croft is the Head of Access and Delivery Services and Assistant Professor at Rutgers University Libraries. She is the author of War in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien (Praeger, 2004; winner, Mythopoeic Society Award for Inklings Studies). She has also written on the Peter Jackson films, J.K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Lois McMaster Bujold, and other authors, and is editor or co-editor of five collections of literary essays. She edits the refereed scholarly journal Mythlore and serves on the board of the Mythopoeic Press. Her current project is the edited collection Baptism of Fire: The Birth of British Fantasy in World War I.
Stay Tuned to this website (and Conference Page) in coming weeks for Programming Announcements
If you have any questions after reading this Call for Papers do not hesitate to contact us at the email below.
Call for Papers:
New York City Tolkien Conference
WHEN: Saturday June 13th, 2015 10pm-5pm
WHERE: Baruch College
One Bernard Way
55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010
TOPICS: J.R.R. Tolkien: his life, works, influences
The Conference’s theme is centered on Tolkien. However, the organizers have an open ended topic submission policy. We are open to discussions of Tolkien from the author’s life to his works to his influences to the fandom surrounding his work and so forth. The Conference Organizers do seek to include as many presenters as possible, therefore we ask that accepted presentations range from 15 to 30 minutes in length. No discussions of over 30 minutes will be accepted. Presenters must also be prepared to field audience Q&A, which will be attached to each presentation.
Topics to Consider but not limited to: (Don’t see a topic you wish to present? Propose it to us)
Early Influences that inspired Tolkien’s Work (Literary, Historical, Personal Experiences)
Landscapes that Shaped Middle-earth (Tolkien’s immediate surroundings, travels, etc)
Tolkien’s Sub-Creative Process, from early writings and how this shaped his later tales.
Tolkien & The Inklings: (How this group helped shape primarily Tolkien’s work, but other members as well)
Posthumous Publications: In recent years we have seen numerous releases by Tolkien’s son Christopher, The Fall of Arthur, The Children of Hurin, and most recently Beowulf. Papers can focus on one particular publication or all of them as a whole.
Tolkien and Pop Culture, how has The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien’s work been a part of our culture.
Tolkien and Music (From Classical Music, to Heavy Metal & Classic Rock)
Tolkien and Gaming (How Tolkien’s work has inspired Fantasy table top, role playing and video games)
Films based on Tolkien’s work: The Hobbit , The Lord of the Rings live-action & animated films, along with fan films based on Tolkien’s work.
Email a detailed proposal of at least 150-500 words either in the body of an email or via attachment. If you send an attachment, that attachment MUST have your name in the file name and must be either a .txt or .doc file. Include with every proposal brief information on who you are, any publications you may have, where you may be contacted, and if you have presented at a conference before. Please make sure the email you’re using is one where you can be reached in a timely fashion.
Send this information to Mythinkbooks@gmail.com with “your last name and Tolkien Conference,” in the Subject Heading.
Deadline for Submissions April 7th 2015
Anthony Burdge & Jessica Burke
Myth Ink Books & The Northeast Tolkien Society
Baruch College Librarian
Myth Ink Books Contributing Author
Happy New Year!
We hope you all had happy and safe Holiday and New Year Celebrations. We are very grateful to everyone who supported us in 2014 and want to give you a brief outlook at what to expect in 2015.
“The Brother’s Poe,” by Poe Forevermore Magazine Publisher/Actor and Artist Mark Redfield, which is a story concerning Edgar Allan Poe and his brother Henry. Details coming soon!
“Seeking the Lord,” by Dr. Jared Lobdell, author of A Tolkien Compass, and numerous works on Tolkien and the Inklings. Details Coming Soon!
“The Worms Go In, The Wyrm Goes Out,” by Anthony S Burdge — a tale surrounding missing pages from De Vermis Mysteriis set on Staten Island.
Forgotten Leaves: Essays from A Smial, potentially to be Released as a 2 volume set, in June at the NYC Tolkien Conference we are co-organizing with Chris Tuthill. Mr. Tuthill, is a librarian at Baruch College, where the conference will be held, and an author with Myth Ink Books. The NYC Tolkien Conference, announced here first (Details to follow very soon) will be held June 12th, 2015 12pm-5pm at Baruch College. It will feature a Keynote Speaker and presenters discussing Tolkien, his life and work. This conference will also launch Forgotten Leaves: Essays from a Smial
Doctor Who and the Ambassadors of Geekdom: our volume dedicated to all things Doctor Who, written by fans for fans, will be released later this year, we hope over the summer, if not we may if accepted launch it at Long Island Doctor Who Convention 3 in November
Dark Tales from Elder Regions 2: We will be sending out the call for stories very soon for release later this year
Legends of Sleepy Hollow: The brainchild of Sleepy Hollow Storyteller, and Myth Ink Books Author David Neilsen, which will be an open submission for horror stories based in and around Sleepy Hollow, New York
3) New Imprint “Green and Growing.”
For a few years now, we have been blogging about our interests in natural remedies, urban homesteading, disaster preparedness, environmental activism, Shamanism & Plant Medicines over at Green and Growing.com
The blog took a small hiatus as we developed and launched Myth Ink Books. Now in 2015 we plan to fold our blog into Myth Ink Books as a new Imprint. Over the course of the year we plan to release ebooks & print editions of all of our articles, expanded with new material, and wholly new books in accordance with the Green and Growing theme.
We will also be soliciting for new authors to contribute to the Green and Growing Imprint
a) We will be attending David Neilsen’s One Man Call of Cthulhu Show on Tuesday January 13th, 2015 8pm-10pm, which will take place at the Lovecraft Bar NYC. On sale from us will be David’s book that accompanies the show, “Forbidden Knowledge,” David’s chapbook, “Lovely Island,” Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York, and Wilum Pugmire’s “These Black Winged Ones.”
b) August 20-23rd, 2015 we will be vendors at Necronomicon, An International Conference and Festival of Weird Fiction, Art and Academia, which celebrates the work of H.P. Lovecraft and this year celebrating his 125th birthday.
Be sure to get your tickets, hotel and travel sorted as this event sells quick!
So that is just part of what we have planned for 2015, so stay tuned for all the individual announcements and further details!
Anthony and Jessica
Or perhaps you do not know :-)
We are very grateful to everyone for their recent orders and we wish to thank our customers for their patronage.
Right now, on any order you can get 10% off at our online shop using the code WHPMYBTBW which is good until December 31st 2014.
When you place your order at 10% off you will receive another coupon code via email, and on your packing slip once the order is processed and shipped, an additional 20% off, which does not expire until March 2015
So take advantage now, CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR ONLINE SHOP and get copies of our latest titles such as:
Many of our readers know that in our fiction we tend to utilize historical locations that have a creepy, paranormal, weird and eerie vibe to them. It is not the case for all of our stories, but most, such as in our latest anthology of urban horror, “Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York.”
If you enjoy fiction that brings you to unique historical locations then you will definitely wish to visit these real life places right from your own home. Myth Ink Books is getting behind a Travel documentary that will do just that for you.
Eerie America has been hailed, the book & now the forthcoming travel documentary series as “….the Travel Guide for The Addams Family,” and is “…geared towards educating people on the unique historic locations, fun facts, and promote tourism to some of the most incredible spots across the nation. Eerie America’s special niche is in defining and exploring Dark Tourism – which celebrates the macabre, the unusual, and the strange.” This is exactly what we promote and write about in our stories. Myth Ink Books fully endorses this project as THE travel series to enthrall your sense of real life macabre adventure, to satisfy your desire for delving mysteries of the unknown and edge of your seat drama from some of the most secluded places in our nation.
With Eerie America you will visit:
• Museums and themed diversions, such as The Amityville Horror House, New Orleans Voodoo Museum and Count Orlock’s Nightmare Gallery, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and much more!
• Examples of Fine Dining include Zombie Burger and Jekyll & Hyde Restaurant and Bar.
• Examples of Lodging include The Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast, The Shanley Hotel.
• Examples of Shopping include Five Hands Curiosity Shoppe and Boutique du Vampire.
Between the show and the companion book, published via Schiffer Publishing, the viewer is invited to continue the journey…the adventure has just begun! The first season is going to go from the French Quarter of New Orleans to Saint Augustine Florida, with a second season planned for Salem MA to Rhode Island and New York where we will thrill you with stories on Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, to name some of the shows highlights.
The cast and crew includes author Eric Vernor ‘Corvis Nocturnum,‘ author and law professor Kevin Eads, and Resident Undead star Rebecca Kirschbaum. Music score composed theme music and background for the show by Joseph Vargo of Nox Arcana, and directed by Resident Undead’s Adam Kimmell
Like a documentary, occasionally special celebrity guests who have knowledge about a topic or location will make an appearance, such as special guests author Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Monster Quest’s Ken Gerhard, Paranormal State’s Michelle Belanger, Haunted Collectors Brian J. Cano, Haunted Encounters Daniel Hooven and many others!
As you can see from the description we borrowed from their IndieGogo Campaign, Eerie America is set to explore far more than have been featured in our literature, and also includes many names that have been involved in our publications.
We hope you consider contributing and not only getting some fantastic rewards for your donation but travel with us as we explore Eerie America!
Below you can watch the 7 minute video introduction to the series and CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE
Myth Ink Books, with many thanks to New York WinterCon Organizers Zorikh Lequidre and Frank Patz Batista, is looking forward to presenting a look into our latest anthology of urban horror, DARK TALES FROM ELDER REGIONS: NEW YORK
When: Saturday December 6th 2015 at 11 a.m.
110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11420
New York City has long been named “The City That Never Sleeps.” This program shall discuss the forthcoming book of urban horror stories, Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York, and why we should all be afraid of what lurks in the dark corners of all five New York City boroughs. We will have a slideshow of some of the featured illustrations within the anthology illustrated by Luke Spooner.
Our program will also feature the debut reading of “Roebling’s Monster,” by the Award Winning Author Leanna Renee Hieber, which headlines the anthology, a limited amount of copies will be available for sale and signing, as well as the rest of Ms. Hieber’s novels!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Ms. Hieber’s latest novel, The Eterna Files, debuts February 3rd 2015 from Tor Books, which is now available for PRE-ORDER (CLICK HERE)
Overview of THE ETERNA FILES (from B&N.com)
Imagine The X-Files meets Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series and set in Victorian London and New York City—welcome to The Eterna Files, written by Leanna Renee Hieber, “the brightest new star in literature”(True-Blood.net)
London, 1882: Queen Victoria appoints Harold Spire of the Metropolitan Police to Special Branch Division Omega. Omega is to secretly investigate paranormal and supernatural events and persons. Spire, a skeptic driven to protect the helpless and see justice done, is the perfect man to lead the department, which employs scholars and scientists, assassins and con men, and a traveling circus. Spire’s chief researcher is Rose Everhart, who believes fervently that there is more to the world than can be seen by mortal eyes.
Their first mission: find the Eterna Compound, which grants immortality. Catastrophe destroyed the hidden laboratory in New York City where Eterna was developed, but the Queen is convinced someone escaped—and has a sample of Eterna.
Also searching for Eterna is an American, Clara Templeton, who helped start the project after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln nearly destroyed her nation. Haunted by the ghost of her beloved, she is determined that the Eterna Compound—and the immortality it will convey—will be controlled by the United States, not Great Britain.
Cthulhu Invades Manhattan!
Myth Ink Books Author David Neilsen is bringing his acclaimed one-man show H.P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu to New York City on Tuesday, January 13, at 8:00 pm. And the location couldn’t be better as he will be performing at the Lovecraft Bar NYC in Alphabet City!
Tuesday January 13th 2015 8pm
Lovecraft Bar NYC
50 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
Journey into madness when you attend this unique take on H.P. Lovecraft’s mind-bending masterpiece of forbidden knowledge, secret, bloodthirsty cults, and apocalyptic abominations from beneath the waves and beyond the stars!
Enter Lovecraft’s world brought to life in New York’s Alphabet City at the amazing Lovecraft Bar, order a mind-bending absinthe or infusion, then descend into the disturbing depths into a late 1920’s lecture hall where Professor George Gammell Angell will take you on a harrowing journey into the terrifying world of eldritch demons and abysmal realities that will ultimately place not only your lives but your very sanity in danger!
David Neilsen is a Professional Storyteller based in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown who has been thrilling audiences for over 20 years.
We will have copies of David’s latest Myth Ink Books publication “Lovely Island,” on hand at the event. If you are attending this event and want to ensure that you have a copy of “Lovely Island,” on hand they can be purchased through our online ship by clicking here
If you cannot attend this event and want “Lovely Island,” we highly suggest getting copies now in time for the holidays as they are limited to 100 copies.
David’s story “Leaking,” is also now available in our latest anthology of urban horror, Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York, CLICK HERE TO VISIT AMAZON.COM to get your copy TODAY!
For Immediate Release:
DARK TALES FROM ELDER REGIONS: NEW YORK– (Myth Ink Books; On Sale November 23rd 2014 Trade Paperback, 398 pgs, 19 Stories, 20 Illustrations, Color Cover, B/W Internal Illustrations $24.95, $23.70 on Amazon.com), with contributions by Award Winning, Best Selling Authors and is an all new annual anthology to focus on a different region each year.
“There is a reason New York City is called “The City that Never Sleeps,” and it is not for reasons we have all become accustomed to.”
…on Sunday I made up for this undue domesticity by taking an all-day jaunt to elder regions. Whoopee! The past for me! I embarked on the Staten Island ferry, and was soon in the land of quaint villages that might have been five hundred miles from any metropolis.
~~from a letter by HP Lovecraft to his Aunt date 9/1924
This anthology of 19 urban horror stories explores the dark corners, shadowy alleys and mysterious underworld of all five boroughs of New York City providing the true reason why The City Never Sleeps.
Illustrated by Luke Spooner
Introduction by Peter Rawlik
Author of ReAnimators & The Weird Company
Afterword by Brian J. Cano
SCARED! TV & Haunted Collector
“… if logic rings true, then in turn there should be unbounded danger in exploring what you don’t (know), but what gives Myth Ink and all under it’s roof the edge is the injecting of what you don’t know into that oh so familiar crèche of what you do…” ~~Luke Spooner, Artist’s Note
The collection opens with an Introduction by Peter Rawlik, Author of ReAnimators & The Weird Company, “these stories…draw the reader in, transport them to New York City and immerse you in that metropolitan sprawl and let you fend for yourself….”
Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York explores the unknown, shadowy corners many residents tend not to notice, but at the same turn see something out of the corner of their eye.
Below we explore a few of the 19 stories, but for good reason do not wish to give it all away….
“Roebling’s Monster,” by Award Winning Author & Actress, Leanna Renee Hieber starts the anthology off and for good reason:
“Roebling’s Monster is a magnificent piece of prose poetry, of fantastic, almost theistic monologue, and sets the stage for every story that comes after it. In one incredible work we are transported away from the mundane New York City and into a dark phantasmagorical version where anything is possible, but there is always a price.”
—From the Introduction by Peter Rawlik
It is only fitting that once we enter the City proper, we return to the Dutch Burial Ground once visited by H.P. Lovecraft with “The Hand of Bone,” by W.H. Pugmire. As Lovecraft has inspired our title and many a story in this volume, Pugmire’s tale is a cleverly wrought tale that echoes Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and “reminds us that not all horrors need to be shadowed in darkness.”
What horrific entities reside in the subway tunnels, and what does a train rider do about it? “Leaking,” by celebrated Sleepy Hollow Storyteller David Neilsen is our guide on this journey. When we ride the subway and await quietly on the platform, the last we expect to see is a personification of Death come to visit us, as recorded by legendary writer John Peel, author of numerous Doctor Who, Star Trek, and renown horror novels such as Shattered and Talons.
When we grow disillusioned with the City where can we escape to? Does a hidden utopia exist within New York City? If it does exist what price does it exact. Celebrated Author Gregory Norris, screenwriter on Star Trek: Voyager, author of paranormal novels, and Editor/Contributor to The Call of Lovecraft, takes us on this twisted, fantastical journey.
The world of the paranormal takes us on new twisted routes of understanding death and ghosts, with Jessica Burke’s “Ghosting,” Christopher Mancuso’s “Remembering Peter,” and Warren Frey’s “The None Percent” or murderous urban legends with Colleen Wanglund’s “The Mad Monk Of St. Augustines,”
Perhaps a visit with The King In Yellow and a maddening trip with The Yellow Sign is more your fancy as explored by D.J. Tyrer, “Beautiful Dreams,” and Anthony Burdge in “The Lonely Boat.”
A volume such as this would not be complete without a visit to historical locations and alternative views of historical New York City events as explored by Boroughs of the Dead Founder & Tour Guide, Andrea Janes in “Retro-Viral,” and Gordon Linzner’s “The Professor’s New York Adventure.”
These are but a few examples of the urban horrors to expect within DARK TALES FROM ELDER REGIONS: NEW YORK .
We do not leave New York City without a final exploration of the fear of the dark and the eternal battle of the Light and Dark. We are very grateful to have aboard Brian J. Cano in providing our Afterword, which discusses our journey through the horrors of New York City within Dark Tales From Elder Regions: New York. Brian J Cano of SyFy’s Haunted Collector, Filmmaker at Core Films & SCARED! TV, paranormal investigator, parapsychologist & philosopher in his own right is the perfect author to complete our journey.
“Everything from ghosts and shadow people to unnamed things lurk in these pages, some seem inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, and others are vague and mysterious in their own right…. it was Edgar Allan Poe, Lovecraft, Mary Shelly and Bram Stoker that inspired my art and love for all dark things and the fiction contained here ranked pretty close to the level of what I would call a modern tribute to the horror genre inspired by the Romantic and Victorian authors of old. If you are looking for chilling tales to read before bed to inspire either your own spooky creations or just love to be scared, then Dark Tales from Elder Regions is the perfect book to add to your library.”
—Corvis Nocturnum (E.R. Vernor) author of: Allure Of The Vampire; Our Sexual Attraction To The Undead, and most recently, Zombie Nation; From Folklore to Modern Frenzy.
“If you love New York City in all its shapes and guises (and who doesn’t?) and are a fan of well-crafted horror fiction of every variety, you’ll relish the new Myth Ink Books collection of 20 vividly weird stories all set in The Big Apple, Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York. These highly inventive tales tap into the city’s luridly storied past as well as the gritty opulence of its present and are rich in historical detail and cultural nuance. It’s almost like a trip to NYC and far cheaper than an airline ticket. So grab your reading glasses, pack your carry on bag, and get ready for some delicious shudders, cheap thrills, and heady visions in the city that puts the Gothic into Gotham, with this fine selection of stories that bring chilling nightmares to the city that never sleeps.”
—David Barker, author (with W. H. Pugmire) of The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal
“Dark Tales From the Elder Regions: New York is an anthology book that will give you goosebumps and make your inner child go in the fetal position more than once when you’re reading it. … Dark Tales is not the kind of ‘in your face’ horror that tells details of blood letting and gore. It permeates your mind little by little and you find yourself thinking of that creature in the tunnels out of the blue long after you’ve read the story. The words will capture your attention, but the stories themselves will sneak up behind you and slit your throat. And these authors are seriously, creepily great at building a scene and delivering in unexpected ways.” —Dave Royce, Horror Cabin