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About James Goodridge
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York James Goodridge is new to writing in the world of speculative fiction . After ten years as an visual artist "rep" and paralegal James decided to make more of a commitment to writing in 2013.
Books By James Goodridge
Weirdbook #45 continues its mission of celebrating fantasy, horror, and weird fiction, with another jam-packed issue of stories. Here are works by such talents as Adrian Cole, Darrell Schweitzer, Sharon Cullars, and John R. Fultz.
The complete lineup:
- THE DRAGONS OF THE NIGHT, by Darrell Schweitzer
- LOVE AND SORCERY, by John R. Fultz
- THE RECKONING, by Sharon Cullars
- EVERY BONE IN HIS BODY, by Adrian Cole
- WE WERE X-MEN, by Abdul-Qaadir Taariq Bakari-Muhammad
- SOME BATTLES CANNOT BE WON, by Paul Lubaczewski
- NYKTHOS, by Marlane Quade Cook
- A WISE AND PATIENT MOTHER, by Laura Blackwell
- DRAGON FOOD, by Franklyn Searight
- The NIB; AND A BRIEF STUDY IN COSMIC IRRELEVANCE, by Christian Riley
- HOUSE OF THE GRAND FLY, by Charles Haugen
- THE SMITH AFFAIR, by James Goodridge
- THE WAY ORDER IS MAINTAINED, by L.F. Falconer
- THE ADJACENT POSSIBLE, by Michael Janairo
- THE GOLDEN BOY, by Aditya Deshmukh
- WHITE WAKE, by John C. Hocking
Plus a selection of uncanny poetry by Chad Hensley, Frederick J. Mayer, Allan Rozinski, K.A. Opperman, Ashley Dioses, and Dave Truesdale.
Gravelight Press presents Halloween Party '21, a collection of short horror works by new and established literary voices certain to be a campfire favorite among horror lovers.
An occult vampire and lycanthrope investigative duo are among the eerie characters inhabiting this one-of-a-kind anthology that includes 21 scary, original works sure to delight and terrify. From the disturbing undercurrents of "Insecticide" to the psychologically charged drama "Unwell" to the speculative thriller "Before She's Gone Forever," there's an entire trick-or-treat bag of goodies awaiting you between the pages of this unique anthology.
- An eye-catching, fully illustrated wrap-around gloss cover
- 20 full-page illustrations--including a fully illustrated front matter section
- Off-white interior pages evoke the feeling of classic works
- Contributor bios sections
- Unique 7 x 7 trim size that will stand out among crowded displays and move fast
- Ideal for point-of-sale and impulse purchasing
This title is supported by across Gravelight's web site and social media pages, through author interviews, and via video.
Who's laughing then?
Editor Douglas Draa (Weirdbook, Startling Stories, The Fall of Cthulhu) has amassed a legion of comic horrors, of killer clowns, of grease painted ghouls. Featuring short stories by Craig Sawyer, Larry Thacker, James Goodridge, Anthony A Labriola, DC Philips, Rie Sheridan Rose, DJ Tyrer, Yvonne Lang, Anna Pembrey, Scott Harper, Matt Micheli, Brandon Barrows, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Teel James Glenn, Burgess Wilder, Alicia Hilton, and M Stern...
And you'd better believe it. They're all funny. Yeah.
Funny as a Heart Attack...
Settle your mask into place. It’s time for the Halloween Party to begin.
You have been invited to open this book to experience stories so macabre, so horrifying, that we must recommend you read them before dark. Make the unwise choice to read one of these unsettling tales just before switching off the light, and we cannot promise that you will live to see the next morning sun.
Thank you for coming to our party. It was nice to know you while you were among the living.
- Introduction by DAVID YURKOVICH
- Fallen Hero by LISA FOX
- The Stumpville Affair by JAMES GOODRIDGE
- The Grim, Wicked Wood by JAMES MICHAEL SHOBERG
- Lizzy Dies From a Plane Crash at the End of This Poem by JAMES MICHAEL SHOBERG
- Run Red by JAMES MICHAEL SHOBERG
- Graveyard by SHUTTA CRUM
- Pearberry by BERNIE BROWN
- The Matriarch Sin by DOYLE WELDON KNIGHT
- Violet’s Blossoms by JOSEPHINE QUEEN
- Razors and Apples for My Love by DIANNE PEARCE
- Our Father by RACHEL M. BROWN
- The Seamstress by RUSSELL REECE
- The Man in the Hotel by BERNIE BROWN
- All Hallows’ Eve: Full Dark by CATHARINE CLARK-SAYLES
- Monster Love by CATHARINE CLARK-SAYLES
- Creature Feature by CATHARINE CLARK-SAYLES
- Erato’s Assistant by PAUL MILENSKI
- Munchers by DAN ALLEN
- . . . and All the Trimmings by J. C. RAYE
- The Doggone Ghost by BERNIE BROWN
- Waves by ROBIN HILL-PAGE GLANDEN
- The Sea Cemetery by ANDREA GOYAN
- Pumpkin Seed Spit by R. DAVID FULCHER
- The Creepy Dance of Red Curly Hair by AMIRAH AL WASSIF
- New Meat by ROBERT LEWIS HERON
- Alice’s Hat by TERRI CLIFTON
- A House Haunted by DAVID W. DUTTON
- Mary Wu by DIANNE PEARCE
- The Ghost of Chillingham Manor by PATSY PRATT-HERZOG
- The Dark Augur by ELIZABETH VEGVARY
- Happy Fucking Birthday by JOHN DAVIS
- Halloween Dance by JOHN DAVIS
- Teacher’s Pets by LINDA RUMNEY
- Thrown Out of the Church by My Father – a Baptist Deacon, 1964 by ALICE MORRIS
- She Waits for a Season of Hope by ALICE MORRIS
- Spirit of the Evening, Pray for Us All by ALICE MORRIS
- Why the Writer Cannot Rest by PAUL MILENSKI
- Mr. Gibb’s Banner Year by HEIDI J. LOBECKER
- Ache by MARK ALAN POLO
- O’ Death, You Sonnet! by DANTE SILICATO
- Tick Tock by BAYNE NORTHERN
- The Wood Witch by SARAH VAN GOETHEM
- Mirror, Mirror by ELLIE COOPER
- The Two Witches by CARRIE SZ KEANE
- Red by JUDITH SPEIZER CRANDELL
- The Holes by CAROLYN GEDULD
- BRB by DAVID YURKOVICH
- Absolute Monsters: Author Bios
A collection of articles, essays and interviews with and by African American horror writers on black representation in horror, horror diversity, reviews of African American horror films, horror novels, weird fiction, dark fantasy and more.
"This essential collection captures thought-provoking essays (ex. Southern Gothic Horror, Magical Realism & Horror in Toni Morrison Novels, The Inimitable Tony Todd, Black Horror Films of the 30's and 40's, etc.), fascinating reviews, and insightful interviews written by horror authors from African Diaspora. You could search for each piece or buy this exceptional book and have all the remarkable work at your fingertips."
--Linda D. Addison, award-winning author of "How to Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend" and HWA Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
Contributing authors: Cosmic Storm by Quinton Veal
The Mysterious State of We-Ness by Sumiko Saulson
Domencia and the Magic Juan (A Fable for Our Times)
by Cranston Burney
The Artwork III by James Goodridge
The Transport by Penelope Flynn
Blind date with Ma’at by William Landis
The Path to Midnight by Laura Elena Cáceres
The Distance from We-Ness to I-Ness (We-ness Part II)
by Sumiko Saulson
The Switch by Valjeanne Jeffers
The Harlem Meers Affair by James Goodridge
The Symbiont Revolution (We-ness Part III)
by Sumiko Saulson