Today sees the release of my new horror short story collection HUMAN TENDERLOIN. With art work by revered horror photographer Thomas G Anderson, and author endorsements by Stephen Graham Jones, Paul Tremblay, Laurel Hightower, Sarah Read, Beverley Lee and Tyler Jones, I couldn’t have wished for a better start to this book. I’ll drop the blurb below and links, but if you’re looking for a horror read this October, I’d be thrilled if you added this to the list of possible maybes.
Blurb: A prematurely ageing girl learns to fly during the end of the world. A husband makes the ultimate sacrifice for his dying wife. Two brothers endure a rainstorm that lasts five years. A father tries to save his daughter from a sleeping epidemic. A man books into a hotel where the guests check in but never check out. A group of fine-dining cannibals worry where their next meal will come from. And a grieving mother goes in search of ghosts in a haunted house.
Human Tenderloin is a collection of horror stories with heart. Some will goose the skin. Others will leave you bloated with terror. But each one will stay with you.
“These stories don’t just leave you moving through the world differently, they leave you moving through your own head differently. And don’t look behind yourself, either. There may just be bloody footprints.” Stephen Graham Jones, author of My Heart is a Chainsaw.
“Human Tenderloin features a wide range of stories from old school in-your-face horror to quiet dread-fueled chamber pieces. Through it all Wallwork infuses a uniquely absurd, macabre sense of humor as well as a sense of the humane. Bon appetite.” Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song.
“These stories will slice through the skin, slip into your bloodstream, and shape your nightmares. Craig Wallwork is your curator and guide through this wonderfully macabre gallery of sharp tales. Ranging from the tragic to the mythic, to the heartbreaking and horrific, this collection is sure to leave you unsettled.” – Tyler Jones, author of Criterium and Almost Ruth.
“Craig Wallwork’s Human Tenderloin will carve new paths in your heart. Straight through the meat, to dark pockets you didn’t even know were there. It will change your emotional geography, and there’s no changing back.” -Sarah Read, Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of The Bone Weaver’s Orchard.
“There is a dark immediacy to the worlds within this collection – a bony finger beckoning us into Wallwork’s haunted mind. A compelling blend of bleakness, grief, horror and hope.” – Laurel Hightower, author of Crossroads and Whispers in the Dark.
“Wallwork has the ability to crawl inside your head and deliver the horror of his tales in such a beautiful way. He chills with the art of a preying mantis, oh so calm before administering the killing bite.” – Beverley Lee, author of The Ruin of Delicate Things.