dave's books

 
unearthly fables

Short Story Collection

Published by The Writing Show and David Schembri Studios, 2014

Within these parchments lie places hidden from the world. Where demons dance, hope is forsaken and fear is relished. Enter at your own risk . . . Welcome to my first collection of short, horror stories.

 

These are an array of previously published works ranging from micro stories to short fiction adventures. I hope you enjoy this very exciting time in my career.

 
undead & unbound

Unexpected Tales from Beyond the Grave

Published by Chaosium Inc. 2013

Edited by David Conyers and Brian M Simmons

Undead & Unbound celebrates those who have returned from the grave — in all their glory and in whatever form they take. You will find the famous blood-drinkers and flesh eaters here, but also ghosts, patched-together reanimates, fiends of myth and folklore, and some not-so-easily-identifiable creatures from beyond the grave…

 
eulogies II

Tales from the Cellar

Published by the Horror World Press, 2013

Edited by Christopher Jones, Nanci Kalanta
and Tony Trembly

Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”

The contributors to Eulogies II seem to be saying, “All the world’s a cellar, and one only need pull open the bulkhead doors to catch a whiff of the stench, or to walk down the damp, crumbling concrete steps to brave an encounter with what creeps, crawls, or festers in the darkness.” Introduction by Elizabeth Massie

Anno-Klarkash Ton

Published by Rainfall Books

Edited by Glynn Barrass (Author)
Frederick J. Mayer (Author, Illustrator)
Steve Lines (Creator, Illustrator)

A collection of poetry, fiction, articles and artwork inspired by the writings of Clark Ashton Smith by some of the finest practitioners of their art around today.

hell's bells

Stories of Festive Fear

Published by the Australiasian Horror
Writers Association

Cover art and layout by Greg Chapman

Forty short stories of Christmas and ghosts. An open call was sent out with a very tight deadline to members of the AHWA. What resulted was this anthology of diverse and creepy stories about the festive season.

 
 
Spectral Realms #1 #2 #8

Published by Hippocampus Press

New York

Edited by S.T. Joshi

Hippocampus Press began issuing a new journal devoted to weird poetry. SPECTRAL REALMS is published twice a year (in Summer and Winter). In addition to poetry, the journal also publishes prose-poetry, reviews and articles about weird poetry, and reprints of classic but obscure weird poems.

 
shades of santa

Tales from the Bloody North Pole

Published by Things in the Well Publications, 2017

Edited by Steve Dillon

A Xmas- themed anthology of short, scary stories using six themes. All the profits will be donated to charity: water. The themes are: Sleigh Bells, All is Calm, The Naughty List, Is That Really an Elf? Carols, Choirs, and Vocal Chords and Snow People. Authors were given just a couple of weeks to write a story for one of the themes, using a maximum 666 words for each story.

 
 
Rainfall Books
Chapbook appearances

Edited by Steve Lines

This UK publisher has accepted some of my work in a few of their publications. I enjoy supporting the 'small press' market, and this cult publisher print wonderful works of sorcery, fantasy, horror and thrillers. Do check them out!

 

Shocking Stories - Issue 1

Strange Sorcery - Issue 25

Creepy Nightmares - Issue 2

Midnight Echo Issue 13

Tales from the Bloody North Pole

Published by Australasian Horror Writers Association (December 28, 2018)

Guest Editor

Paul Mannering

C0-Editors

Helen Stubbs & Isobel Blackthorn

Featuring fiction, non-fiction and poetry by David Schembri, Marty Young, Natalie J Potts, Rue Karney, DC Davidson, Claire Fitzpatrick and Eileen Mueller. The issue is guest edited by Paul Mannering, with co-editors Helen Stubbs and Isobel Blackthorn through the AHWA Mentorship Program. The issue will also include the AHWA Short and Flash Fiction competition winning stories from 2017 by Chrisi Reardon and Xanthe Knox.

 
beneath the ferny tree

Short Story Collection

Published by Close-Up Books, 2018

Dig into the cold earth, pull away the damp leaves and burrow deep down to uncover true darkness...

Face the horror of war-torn Germany with Edmund as he fights to rescue his family. Confront the same overwhelming dread as Cody, in the midst of a futuristic prison, is haunted by his past and desperate for a chance at redemption. Discover true monsters aboard a slaver’s ship on the high seas and witness a more twisted side to Christmas.

Uncover these and other bleak mysteries in Beneath the Ferny Tree.

 

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