Widowmakers Now Available

Peter Kahle, ed., James Newman, foreward, Keith Minion, ill.
Kindle $4.99
trade paper forthcoming

I’m not familiar with James Newman.  He’s a member of the horror community who was injured not too long ago.  Widowmakers is a fund-raising anthology to help defray medical expenses.  It’s an impressive line-up of contributors.  I’ve read and reviewed some of them, so I would probably buy this book even if it weren’t for a good cause.

And thanks to Charles R. Rutledge, who posted an announcement about the book.  I wasn’t in the loop on this one and would have missed it otherwise.

Here’s the book description from Amazon

widowmaker [wid-oh-may-ker]
1. A thing with the potential to kill men.
2. A dead branch caught precariously high in a tree which may fall on a person below.
3. A dark fiction anthology of prodigious size; large enough to use as a doorstop… or crush a man’s skull.

A few months ago one of our own, James Newman, was severely injured in a freak accident. He’s known universally in the horror fiction community as a truly great guy, and, when the news broke of the incident there was no shortage of people who wanted to help. Inside the pages of this collection, you will find tales that are lighthearted mixed in with stories that will fuel your nightmares, each one with the potential to be a WIDOWMAKER.

The following 47 fellow authors and poets have contributed their words to this benefit anthology and 100% of the proceeds will go to help the Newman family. Enjoy this massive collection and thank you for your aid.

Blake Burkhead
Bracken MacLeod
Brandon Ford
Brett Williams
Brian Hodge
Brian Keene
Charles R Rutledge
Donn Gash
Ed Kurtz
Elizabeth Massie
Evans Light
Gary A. Braunbeck
Gary Fry
Glen Krisch
J.F. Gonzalez
Jack Bantry
James A. Moore
Jeff Strand
Jenny Orosel
Joe Miles
John Palisano
Kit Power
Mark Allan Gunnells
Mary Genevieve Fortier
Maurice Broaddus
Mercedes Murdock Yardley
Michelle Garza & Melissa Lason
Mir Plemmons
Norman Prentiss
Patrick Lacey
Paul Anderson
Pete Kahle
Peter Giglio
Ray Garton
Robert Essig
Ronald Kelly
Rose Blackthorn
Shane McKenzie
Shawna L. Bernard
Sheri White
TG Arsenault
Tim Marquitz
Tim Waggoner
Todd Kiesling
Tom Martin
Tracy L. Carbone
Usman Tanveer Malik

3 thoughts on “Widowmakers Now Available

    1. Keith West Post author

      I am too. I’ve not read many of these authors, but that’s okay. It’s a chance to discover some new favorites.


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