Author Archives: James Gormley

About James Gormley

Gormley is a published author, former book editor, member of the National Book Critics Circle and was horror book reviewer for Publishers Weekly from 1993 through 1998. A full voting member of the Horror Writers Association, Gormley co-developed Writing Horror with Mort Castle for Writers Digest Books, and currently writes horror reviews for HorrorWorld.org and Convention Listings for the HWA newsletter.

Special Dead by Patrick Freivald; JournalStone; 2013; 260 pgs; $16.95 US

It’s been 14 months since the Prompocalypse at Ohneka Falls Upper High School when Ani Romero, who was then 16 and a Zombie Virus (ZV) carrier, went all bitey on her date, campus athlete Mike Brown, which turned into a … Continue reading


Twice Shy by Patrick Freivald; JournalStone; 2012; 240 pgs; $16.95 US

Patrick Freivald, high school teacher of physics, robotics and American Sign Language, has penned a tour de force debut novel that draws from, owns and ultimately explodes both the young adult and zombie horror literary tropes at the same time. … Continue reading


In the Footsteps of Dracula—A Personal Journey and Travel Guide by Steven P. Unger; World Audience Inc.; 2010; 274 pgs; $20.00 US

Steve Unger, a veteran traveler and writer, has accomplished something truly original with In the Footsteps of Dracula—he has created a personal travelogue for “the Dracula trail.” Unger’s work is divided into five main parts: Part 1 delves into Bram … Continue reading


I Eat Butterflies by Raven c.s. McCracken; Swooping Grizzly Publications; 2011; 180 pgs; $9.99 US

In this collection of two novellas and one novelette, McCracken—who is best known as the creator of “The World of Synnibar,” a cross-genre role-playing game—gives us fresh takes on the core themes of power, independence and domination that so happen … Continue reading