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Grey Matter Press has been publishing exceptional dark psychological fiction for nearly a decade. Established in 2012 with a focus on producing only the highest quality volumes, work from our Chicago-based independent press has been embraced by readers and lauded by critics worldwide.

Numerous Grey Matter Press full-length titles—as well as short fiction, contributed to our anthologies and single-author collections—have been honored for their literary excellence by distinguished international professional organizations, including some of the most influential publishing thought leaders in our industry: the Bram Stoker Award and Aurealis Award juries. Our books have been recognized by—and our authors and editors featured in—an array of global entertainment media outlets that include Rue Morgue, Fangoria, Booked, This is Horror, Ink Heist, and more.

Now, almost ten years later, we remain committed to publishing extraordinary volumes of outstanding fiction that highlights the limitless imagination of authors creating their own histories in the suspense/thriller, crime/noir, dark fantasy, literary fiction, modern horror, and speculative genres.


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John F.D. Taff is a multiple Bram Stoker Award®-nominated author with more than 30 years’ in the horror genre, 100-plus short stories and five novels in print. Little Deaths was named the best horror fiction collection of 2012 by HorrorTalk. Jack Ketchum called his novella collection, The End in All Beginnings, “one of the best novella collections I’ve read,” and it was a finalist for a Stoker Award in 2014.  A short story from his latest collection Little Black Spots, “A Winter’s Tale,” was a finalist for a Stoker in 2019.  Ain’t It Cool News called his novel The Bell Witch “A compelling and frightening read.”  His serial novel The Fearing released in 2019 to critical and reader acclaim.  Robert R. McCammon called it “A powerful and epic trip into the land of feardom!” Dark Stars, a horror anthology edited by Taff, will be released in November 2021. Look for more of his work in anthologies such as The Seven Deadliest, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, Shadows Over Main Street 2 and Behold: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders.  Taff lives in the wilds of Illinois with three pugs, two cats and one long-suffering wife.

August 18, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with author John F D Taff about his book 'The Fearing'




Alan Baxter is a British-Australian, multi-award-winning author of horror, supernatural thrillers, and dark fantasy. He's also a martial arts expert, a whisky-soaked swear monkey, and dog lover. He creates dark, weird stories among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, where he lives with his wife, son, hound and other creatures.
He is the author of several novels, including the Alex Caine trilogy, Bound, Obsidian and Abduction, The Balance duology, RealmShift and MageSign, the urban horror noir novel, Hidden City, and the horror/crime thriller Devouring Dark. He's also written several novellas, including the cosmic horror thriller The Book Club, the supernatural noir Eli Carver novella series, Manifest Recall and Recall Night, with a third volume on the way, and the wildly popular gonzo horror novella, The Roo. A new collection of five interconnected horror novellas, The Gulp, came out this year.

August 17, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with author Alan Baxter about his  books

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