Garrett Cook is one of the best genre writers out there right now and he’s also one of my very best friends. We met at the very first BizarroCon in ’08 and he ended up crashing at my place for two weeks after the con. Ever since he and I have been close friends and we’ve worked on many projects together.
A few years ago, Garrett moved to Portland and, for his first few months in town, he crashed at my house. There were many nights that Garrett and I stayed up late drinking and smoking and talking about horror. Specifically, we were talking about what we’d like to see in an extreme horror novel that we’d never seen before. We’ve all seen rape, cannibalism, and necrophilia in books before, but what were the more “unique” directions could someone go with coming up with new extreme horror scenarios?
From those conversations, A GOD OF HUNGRY WALLS was born.
The novel is a brilliant deconstruction and reconstruction of haunted house tropes told in a way that I’ve never seen anyone else ever do before. The entire story is told from the perspective of the haunted house itself. As a haunted house nerd, I was totally sold on the idea when Garrett first pitched it to me for Deadite Press. I’m pleased to say that it’s one of my personal favorite projects that I’ve been involved in over my ten years in publishing.
I’m also pleased to announce that today is the release day for Garrett Cook’s newest book for Deadite Press; CRISIS BOY. It’s a fucked-up and demented novel about conspiracies, mass-shootings, government secrets, and how love can mess up the best-laid plans. It’s another mind-bender from who I believe to be one of the most original voices in current genre fiction.
Looking for more Halloween reading? Check out the newest titles from Deadite Press: