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Fiction

Roller Disco Saturday Night

Brook Hollow, a sleepy little town in western Massachusetts, is about to wake up. A generation ago, the Pleasure Park brought tourists from all over to play midway games and ride the Havoc roller coaster. Now, over a decade after the Pleasure Park burned down, Brook Hollow has only one claim to fame: the genius students of James K. Polk High … and what they decide to create. 

Reminiscent of Stephen King’s It and Robert McCammon’s Boy’s Life, Roller Disco Saturday Night defines its own time, and the people who survive it. These six teenagers are on the cusp of discovering that genius isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and that in order to survive growing up, sometimes you have to invent your own happiness. Sometimes the key to surviving your youth is right in your own backyard.

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This Terrestrial Hell

A deserted quarry, where a young girl dangles her feet high above a fathomless pool filled with countless dead things. A circus tent, where a madman thwarts a murderer with his own diabolical plans. A half-lit basement, where the tools of a maniac's extreme weight-loss program are a cage, a knife and a wet/dry vacuum.

These places and more are the settings of This Terrestrial Hell, the first short fiction collection by Cemetery Dance writer and FEARnet columnist, Kevin Quigley. Comprised of eleven stories of horror, lunacy, and human desperation, This Terrestrial Hell announces a fresh and often frightening new voice in fiction. Populated with murderers, pregnant teenage girls with violent secrets, and frantic young men with borrowed guns, this collection stares unblinkingly into the dark depths of hell on earth.

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I'm On Fire

High school sophomore Laurie Reardon is drawn into the horror when she is only fifteen. The placid suburban surface of Staketon, Connecticut had long held its secrets--wicked stepmothers, grisly legends, and the darkness of a foreboding forest--but now a series of brutal murders has forced them into the light… and into Laurie’s life. Her drive to solve the murders becomes an obsession, one that ensnares her sister, her friends, her mentors, and her prince-charming boyfriend, all of whom have secrets of their own. Will Laurie prevail, or will the darkness consume her? From the mind that brought you the terrifying visions of This Terrestrial Hell comes I'm On Fire, a novel that will scorch your perceptions, obliterate your sleep, and scare you half to death. 

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Halloween Carnival, Volume 5

Richard Chizmar, Lisa Tuttle, Norman Prentiss, Kevin Quigley, and Peter Straub unmask monsters hiding in plain sight in an anthology of heart-pounding short fiction assembled by horror author and editor Brian James Freeman.

Featuring short story, "Swing," by Kevin Quigley

In Hollywood, everyone lives forever. At least that’s what I used to think . . . before Jessica. But no one seems to live long when they’re around me.

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Nonfiction

 

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The Sound Sent Shivers Down My Back: Inside Blitzen Trapper's Masterpiece Album, Furr

In 2008, Portland, Oregon rock band Blitzen Trapper released their third album, FURR. An immediate critical and financial success, FURR landed the band in year-end top 10 lists and a feature in Rolling Stone. Now, for the first time ever, comes a deep dive into what makes FURR one of the best albums of the 00s. Kevin Quigley's THE SOUND SENT SHIVERS DOWN MY BACK explores songwriter Eric Earley's obsessive construction of the record - written and recorded while Earley was homeless - the themes and styles that make FURR unique, and the exciting backdrop of Portland's emerging and unusual music scene. As indie label SubPop gears up to release its 10th anniversary edition of Blitzen Trapper's seminal album, THE SOUND SENT SHIVERS DOWN MY BACK is its perfect companion.

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13 Years: Stephen King in the 21st Century

Now, for the first time ever, Stephen King expert Kevin Quigley’s articles, reviews, and essays from the first thirteen years of the new century are collected in one place. From the beginnings of King’s involvement with the Internet with the publication of the first eBook bestseller, “Riding the Bullet,” to in-depth critiques of King’s most recent novels and stories, Thirteen Years is one of the most incisive and entertaining looks at King’s recent career yet compiled.

Kevin Quigley has been writing books and articles on his favorite subject for decades. His unique look at King’s career spawned a popular chapbook series, including titles like Wetware, Blood in Your Ears, and Chart of Darkness. He has also written full-length works like A Good Story and Good Words, and, with Brian James Freeman, and Hans-Ake Lilja, The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book. 

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Stephen King: American Master, by Stephen Spignesi

A fun and informative compendium for Stephen King fans—interviews, essays, and loads of facts and details about all of his work.

Fascinating facts, trivia, and little-known details about the Master of the Macabre’s life and work, plus interviews, essays, and insights for King fans, from the casual to the fanatical!

Includes brand-new essay by Kevin Quigley, "The Stephen King Immersion Phenomena."

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