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The Ghoulish Times | 03/12/22
ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP INTO THE EXISTENTIAL ABYSS
Hello and welcome to the latest issue of The Ghoulish Times. My name is Max Booth III. I’m a writer, publisher, editor, and podcaster. In this week’s newsletter, expect more of a news roundup than a typical “topic”. Currently very busy times in Ghoul Land. So busy, in fact, that I bailed on attending SXSW this weekend, despite having obtained a free press badge to the film festival. I simply couldn’t justify putting work on hold for a week to watch a bunch of movies. So, here we go! Some ghoulish news, and such.
Danger Slater’s MOONFELLOWS – Cover Reveal & Pre-Orders Available Now!
On July 20, 2022, we will unleash the never-before-told true story of the original moon landing.
Danger Slater’s new book, Moonfellows, has been a long time in the making. Every government agency in the country has attempted to prevent us from publishing it. We were offered cash bribes. We were threatened with law suits, death, and things far worse.
We ignored them all.
This story simply needs to be released, once and for all. To hell with the consequences!
Behold, Matthew Revert’s cover art for Moonfellows!
ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP INTO THE EXISTENTIAL ABYSS
Washington DC. 1906. The inaugural mission of the Moonfellow Program. A chance to shape the future of civilization as we know it. Our first tentative steps out into the stars…
It was a complete and unequivocal disaster.
Now a hapless gravedigger finds himself among the handful of survivors stranded on the lunar surface—forced to contend with madness, conspiracies, and whatever-the-fuck that thing is on the dark side, picking them off one by one.
This is the 100% true-ish story of the brave men and women we abandoned on the moon.
Coming July 20th.
Pre-order a copy directly through our webstore and receive a signed signature plate from the author: PRE-ORDER.
Add Moonfellows to your TBR on GOODREADS.
NOTE: Moonfellows is only a Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing title, and will not be included in Ghoulish Books membership subscriptions!
Laurel Hightower’s BELOW Receives a Creepy New Trailer!
The debut title from our new horror imprint, Ghoulish Books, has officially been printed and will begin shipping out next week ahead of its March 29th release date. Check out these glorious lil’ mothmen!
As we near the much-anticipated release date, we’ve created a fun (and creepy) trailer. I recommend watching it in a dark room with headphones on, volume up.
Pre-order your copy of Below via our webstore.
GHOULISH BOOK FESTIVAL UPDATES
We are excited to announce our third and final guest of honor for the inaugural Ghoulish Book Festival, which will take place on the weekend of April 30th and May 1st in downtown San Antonio, TX. As we revealed previously, Cynthia Pelayo and Laurel Hightower will be our first two guests of honor. And now, joining them, will be…
Shane McKenzie is the author of multiple horror/dark crime books including Muerte Con Carne, Pus Junkies, and Wet & Screaming, as well as writing some comics for Zenescope Entertainment. He shifted into screenwriting when he wrote the script for the short film El Gigante based on his novel Muerte Con Carne, and has since written many produced short films for LuchaGore Productions. He wrote and co-created a short-form series, La Quinceanera, for Warner Bros. Stage 13. He most recently wrote the script for his first feature film Bingo Hell, an Amazon original, for Blumhouse Productions. Shane is repped by Verve Talent & Literary Agency and Circle of Confusion. He is whippin’ up some new horrific delights, for the screen and the page, in Austin, TX where he lives with his wife and two children.
The Ghoulish Book Festival is not far away at this point! Soon! If you haven’t already, you can secure your badge for the Ghoulish Book Festival HERE.
GHOULISH BOOK FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
We are currently seeking sponsors for the festival. There’s a more detailed post on the festival’s website, but below you will find our sponsorship tiers…
$50 — SPOOKY
All SPOOKY sponsors receive a half-page color advertisement (5” wide X 3.75” tall) in our program book and a shoutout at the end of every episode of the GHOULISH podcast throughout the month of April (9 episodes), along with any additional live episodes that are recorded during the festival. Sponsors can also mail promo material to be included in the festival swag bags.
$150 — SPOOKIER
Limited to twenty sponsors. All SPOOKIER sponsors receive a full-page color advertisement (5” wide X 8” tall) in our program book plus a 30-second ad spot in every episode of the GHOULISH podcast throughout the month of April (9 episodes), along with any additional live episodes that are recorded during the festival. Sponsors can also mail promo material to be included in the festival swag bags.
If you are interested in helping support the Ghoulish Book Festival, check out the following link to secure your sponsorship: SPONSOR LINK.
All advertising materials must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 1, 2022 to be included in the program book. Files must be 300 DPI, CMYK color.
Join the following sponsors who have already committed to supporting the festival:
GHOULISH EPISODE #136 - THE AFTERLIFE WITH SOFIA AJRAM!
Sofia Ajram joined me on the latest GHOULISH to discuss the afterlife, reincarnation, submechanophobia, simulation theory, Richard Matheson’s weird metaphysics books of the 1990s, horror-themed jewelry, and unpleasant drug experiences.
I was interviewed multiple times recently—in text, audio, and video formats. Here’s a quick roundup of them:
The La-La Lander (text)
Night Worms Author Chat (video)
Paper Cuts (video)
My new novel, Maggots Screaming!, comes out next month. You can pre-order a signed copy directly through our webstore.
Dead End Follies just posted a very nice review of the novel. Here’s Benoit’s attempt at explaining the book’s premise, which I admit is not the easiest book to summarize, but I think he did a pretty good job:
Genuinely interested in seeing how other readers make sense of the book’s plot.
RECENTLY ON PATREON…
Okay, that’s it for this week. You can support us on Patreon, browse the books in our webstore, and follow us on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter (PMMP | DMD | Ghoulish podcast | Ghoulish Books | personal). Reserve your ticket for the first annual Ghoulish Book Fest. You can also join us on the Ghoulish Discord.
See you next weekend, ghouls.