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The Ghoulish Times | 08/05/23
Hello and welcome to the latest issue of The Ghoulish Times. My name is Max Booth and this is my spooky newsletter. I hope you are doing good today. I hope you are not in a bad mood. I hope you do not want to break everything within sight. I hope you do not want to scream at the sky and curse every cloud that’s ever rained on you. I hope all of this.
Earlier this week, Patreon experienced a very annoying glitch that caused many, many creators to lose a significant percentage of their patrons. Basically, payments started randomly showing up as fraudulent, which resulted in backers being forced to cancel their support. Some creators have reportedly lost hundreds of patrons. I think we maybe lost 10, but that’s still a huge chunk of our Patreon support. So I thought I’d go ahead and plug our Patreon here for anyone who maybe accidentally got deleted or anyone new who might be interested in supporting us there.
You can click HERE to view the Ghoulish Patreon.
Earlier today, I uploaded the entire audiobook production for my novella Indiana Death Song on Patreon, too. Listen HERE. This novella was first included in my collection Abnormal Statistics earlier this year, which you can buy HERE.
Also recently posted on Patreon: the August creative writing prompt. Basically, I give you a prompt, you write a story, then you send me the story and I read it and give you some notes. Check out August’s prompt HERE.
Also, we are 1 person away from hitting 900 members in the GHOULISH discord, so I feel obligated to share a link to our weird little horror community HERE.
I’ll be at ArmadilloCon pretty much all day today. Learn more about the Austin, TX convention HERE.
My schedule for the day (Saturday, August 5th) can be found HERE.
If you see me, please don’t hesitate to say hi.
Yesterday, we finally revealed the full jacket art for Tim Meyer’s upcoming Rainbow Filth, which is a weirdo horror novella about a small cult that believes a rare psychedelic substance can physically transport them to another universe. To say any more about the plot would be a disservice, I think. Go into this one as oblivious as possible.
Matthew Revert did the front cover and Lori Michelle Booth did the jacket design. Check it out, ghouls:
All pre-orders through our webstore will come with a signature sticker signed by Tim Meyer. Secure your copy HERE ahead of its September release.
Here’s another blurb for Warren Wagner’s The Only Safe Place Left is the Dark I’d like to share. This one is from Alvaro Rodriguez, screenwriter of Machete and The Last Rampage.
Pre-order The Only Safe Place Left is the Dark HERE.
EROTIC HORROR / THE HORRIFIC CRIMES OF JOHN LIST
The latest episode of the GHOULISH podcast features Rae Knowles talking about two very important topic: erotic horror and the horrific crimes of notorious family annihilator John List.
Listen to the episode HERE.
Introducing a new, totally original video series called GHOULISH RECS, where our cool horror friends stop by our bookstore and make some recommendations for you. Our first episode is live NOW, featuring Andrew Hilbert, author of XCRMNTMNT.
Every Thursday in August: Writing Club! Our writing club returns every Thursday night at the bookstore at 7pm. For the first hour or so, you can simply write in silence with everybody else, and if you’re workshopping anything specifically, after the first hour you’ll be given the chance to read it aloud for critique. Event page here.
August 11-13: KillerCon! This is not a bookstore event, but a convention in Austin that will take place throughout the weekend. Ghoulish Books will have a vendor table and Lori and I will both be participating in various events. The bookstore will be closed on the 11th and 13th but open on Saturday the 12th. Learn more about KillerCon here.
Tuesday, August 15th: Free Horror Writing Workshop (7pm). Come to Ghoulish Books for a free horror writing class taught by Max Booth III (that’s me). Event page here.
August 19-20: Monsters & Aliens Expo. popup event at the Wonderland of the Americas shopping mall. We will have a vendor table at this event the entire weekend. The bookshop will remain open on Saturday. Event page here.
Friday, August 25h: Book Club Discussion. We will meetup to discuss the August bookclub pick: Victor LaValle’s The Changeling. Note: I have ordered several copies to restock at the bookstore. They have not arrived yet, but I’m hoping they get here soon. Otherwise, you can purchase copies through our affiliate Bookshop.org page or an audiobook through our affiliate Libro.fm page. Event page here.
Saturday, August 26th: We will do both a free horror movie screening and host a launch party for Lucas Mangum’s new wrestling horror novel. Stay tuned for more details in a future newsletter, but save the date!!!
Tuesday, August 29th: August’s episode of The Ghoulish Show, a live variety comedy show I host at Radio Coffee & Beer in Austin, TX. Show begins at 8pm! Please come and support it. Also, if you’re local and wish to READ SOMETHING during this event, please let me know sooner than later…
Okay, that’s it for now. You can support us on Patreon, browse the books in our webstore, and follow us on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter (PMMP | Ghoulish Tales | Ghoulish podcast | Ghoulish Books | personal).
My new book, Abnormal Statistics, is out now through Apocalypse Party.
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You can also join us on the Ghoulish Discord.
See you next time, ghouls.