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As on the old MWC forum, I'll use one thread to post about everything Crystal Lake.

For those who weren't there, or don't remember, I started my writing journey in 2008 when I joined so many of you on My Writers Circle. I learned to write, got feedback, took part in those flash challenges, got a few short stories published, and eventually went into the publishing business myself in 2012. In August of 2012 I founded Crystal Lake Publishing. In 2016 I quit my day job and became a full time work from home publisher. In 2018 I became a full time work from home dad, as well.  ;D

I won the HWA's (Horror Writers Association) Bram Stoker Award a few years ago for editing non-fiction. This year I received the company received the HWA's Specialty Press Award.

Right now we're on the verge of launching our very own magazine and comic books, which has always been a dream of mine.

Onward and upward!
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Out today! Another haunting anthology release from Crystal Lake Publishing!

The spirits of the dead exist, and they want to communicate.



There Is No Death, There Are No Dead includes new work from some of the most talented and respected authors in the horror and dark fantasy genres, featuring stories from Gemma Files, Helen Marshall, Kathe Koja, Lee Murray, David Demchuk, Lisa Morton, Gwendolyn Kiste, S.P. Miskowski, Seanan McGuire, Catherine Lord, Chesya Burke, Nadia Bulkin, Michelle Belanger, and Laird Barron, and edited by Bram Stoker Award winner Jess Landry and Aaron J. French.
 
There Is No Death, There Are No Dead is a horror anthology that tackles all aspects of the spiritualist movement: from the true believers to the nay-sayers, the hoaxes to hauntings, the real mediums to the scam artists. From ghosts to possessions, from profound loss to insurmountable grief, these short stories explore limitless genres (historical fiction, Gaslamp mystery, modern horror, and everything in between) with a diverse cast of characters challenged at every corner.
 
The dead are speaking. Will you hear: https://geni.us/NoDeath

Read a sample: https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?&asin=B09CNR3XSD
Add (and recommend) it on Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3jl6dqb

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Best of luck with it, Joe!

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Thank you.
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This looks awesome, Joe! And good to see you  :)
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This looks awesome, Joe! And good to see you  :)

Thank you, Laura. So many familiar names. Wish I had more time to hang out with all of you.
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing - updates, new releases, open subs, award wins etc.
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2021, 08:24:31 AM »
Well done, Joe!

Here's to your continued and growing success.

~Deb
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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing - updates, new releases, open subs, award wins etc.
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2021, 11:29:09 AM »
Good to see tings are still going well, Joe.  (I bet the 'Ghost of Bloemfontein' is smiling approvingly somewhere in the background.)

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Re: Crystal Lake Publishing - updates, new releases, open subs, award wins etc.
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2021, 01:12:13 PM »
Good to see tings are still going well, Joe.  (I bet the 'Ghost of Bloemfontein' is smiling approvingly somewhere in the background.)

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I hope so.  :D
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2021, 01:13:14 PM »
On to the next one. We released this Historical Horror novella just last week. Be sure to check it out...



“Garrett Boatman’s Floaters is like Peaky Blinders meets Return of the Living Dead. The story hits the ground running and doesn’t let up until the explosive end. Bloody, violent fun!”—Todd Keisling, Bram Stoker Award nominated author of Devil’s Creek

“A tale of London’s scum that is visceral, shocking, and fast, Boatman’s Floaters is historical horror at its best.”—Multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Lee Murray

London 1890s. Out of the Thames’ fetid depths the undead rise to feast upon the living. While floaters seek blood, another army takes advantage of the chaos. Boiling out of their rookeries of crime, marauders swarm through London’s affluent neighborhoods looting and burning.

While the beleaguered police and the Queen’s army battle twin plagues—human and inhuman—London’s criminal youth gangs join forces to save their city. Will Tagget, leader of the Lambeth Lads, together with his enemies Bill Drummond of the Drury Lane Gang, bull-necked George Fish of the Elephant and Castle Gang, shillelagh-wielding Dirk Bogart of the New Cut Gang, Quincy Bird of City Road, along with their female counterparts—Lambeth Kate, Queen Jane, New Cut Beth, Razor Lil and Dirty Deidre—set out on an adventure the telling of which might earn a man a lifetime of free drinks. If he lives to tell it.

Will these violent youths be able to put aside their rivalries long enough to get the job done? 

“The scum of the Earth are brought face to face with the spawn of Hell in this fast-paced historical horror. A visceral, action packed pageturner.”—Gavin, Kendall Reviews

Come Dive Beneath the Surface: https://geni.us/Floaters

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