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Thursday, January 18, 2018

My Favorite Story Book Tour and Giveaway

Favorite Story Podcast Anthology
Horror Short Stories

Entertainment Network Presents... My Favorite Story

podcast hosts and authors share their favorite short story they've
ever written…

by James A. Moore
strangers brought together by tragedy are haunted by ghosts of the

Tin Box
by Kelli Owen
the death of their grandma, siblings make a macabre discovery amongst
her belongings. Some secrets were meant to go to the grave...

by Jay Wilburn
drawing the short straw, the youngest son is delegated to wake every
year to monitor his sleeping family after an apocalypse forced them
into bunkers. But there’s something else out there…..with claws.

Rag and Bone Man
by John Urbancik
Rag and Bone Man wanders—buying, selling, finding and collecting.
He always has what you need. He always finds what he wants. Or does
he have what you want and finds what he needs?

by Jaimie Engle
fallen angel hopes to redeem himself and battles demons in a western
town so he can return to Heaven one day.

Eight One Five Four
by Amber Fallon
habits are hard to forget...even when you’re undead.

by Mary
takes a dark twist for one man once the mannequins start appearing...

of Bones
by Armand Rosamilia
reporter searches out a missing professor deep in the jungles of
Brazil – where the skeleton in his closet told him to go.

On a Happy Face
by Christopher Golden
clown’s wish to be the funniest clown in the circus has dire

by Frank J. Edler
the realm of demons, their boogeyman wants a hug and is called Mr.

By Thomas R. Clark
injured soldier gets an experimental chip implanted in his brain with
homicidal tendencies.

Sing A New Psalm
by Brian Keene
man asks the question of how God can give love only to take it away,
and he decides on terrible and violent answer.

by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi
a young girl can’t find her favorite yellow crayons, the world
takes on a dark and disquieting cast.

by Chuck Buda
young man challenges demons to a game of poker with his friend’s
life up for bet.

and Paddy Save the World
by Jonathan Maberry
Great Chicago Fire wasn't caused by the cow.....they were trying to
kill what ate the cow.

over a dozen diverse podcasts and growing each month, our aim at
P.E.N. is to offer great content for listeners for free. With
podcasts on horror writing, publishing, interviews, pro wrestling,
heavy metal, bizarre fiction, the occult, cooking, book reviews,
radio dramas, horror films and so much more… we want to be your one
stop for excellent podcasts!

grab your headphones and listen in! All the cool kids are doing it!


is the author of over forty novels, including the critically
acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, Blood Harvest,
the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero,
Jonathan Crowley) Cherry Hill, Alien: Sea of Sorrows and the Seven
Forges series of novels. He has twice been nominated for the Bram
Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror
Writers Association, first as Secretary and later as Vice

one to stay in one genre for too long, James has recently written
epic fantasy novels in the series SEVEN FORGES (Seven Forges, the
Blasted Lands, City of Wonders and The Silent Army). He is working on
a new series called The Tides Of War. The first book in the series
The Last Sacrifice, came out this last January and the sequel, Fallen
Gods, is due out in late December. Pending novels also include A Hell
Within (a Griffin & Price Novel) co-written with Charles R.
Rutledge and an apocalyptic Sci-Fi novel tentatively called Spores.
Why be normal?

a confirmed Luddite, he is working up the nerve to plunge completely
into the electronic publications age.
with Christopher Golden and Jonathan Maberry, he is one of the Three
Guys with Beards.

and raised in Wisconsin,

now lives in Destination, Pennsylvania. She has attended countless
writing conventions, participated on dozens of panels, and has spoken
at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA regarding both her writing and
the field in general. Her fiction leans toward thriller and quiet
horror, with an occasional bloodbath and even rarer happy ending.

Her podcast is called the Buttercup of Doom.


is an author of horror and speculative fiction that lives in coastal
South Carolina near Myrtle Beach. He is doing very well following a
life-saving kidney transplant. He taught public school for sixteen
years before becoming a full-time writer. His signature series is the
Dead Song Legend Dodecology.

Photographer. Adventurer. Man.

author of Stale Reality and The Corpse and the Girl From Miami, has
written three series of Inkstains stories and hosts a podcast, also
called Inkstains, on the Project Entertainment Network. His first
novel came out in 2002, and he’s still fighting to become an
overnight success. He also takes pictures.

stepping into a living dream,

writes visually stunning fiction where magic turns ordinary into
extraordinary. She loves weaving lore into her stories and taking her
readers on wondrous adventures. Engle is a cosplayer, podcaster,
entrepreneur, and speaker at schools, conferences, and colleges
across Florida. She is the creator of Wick Books(tm), story-scented
candles based off scents from her novels so readers can fully immerse
in the experience of her books. She once danced in the Aloha Bowl,
won the Miss Hawaiian Tropics bikini contest, and even ran a body
shop. Today, she drinks coffee, plays trivia, and spends time with
her husband, two kids, and hound dog.


lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two dogs. A techie by day
and horror writer by night, Mrs. Fallon has spent time as a bank
manager, motivational speaker, produce wrangler, and butcher. Her
obsessions with sushi, glittery nail polish, and sharp objects have
made her a recognized figure.
publications include The Warblers, The Terminal, Sharkasaurus,
Daughters of Inanna, So Long and Thanks for All the Brains, Horror on
the Installment Plan, Zombies For a Cure, Quick Bites of Flesh,
Operation Ice Bat, and more!
Listen to her
podcast, It Cooks!, on the Project Entertainment Network.

the author of a number of novels including THE HOLLOWER TRIOLOGY (the
first book of which was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), THRALL,
and CHAOS, and the novellas FOR EMMY, THE FADING PLACE, and
POSSESSING AMY. Her short fiction has appeared in periodicals and
anthologies for the last decade. She has a Masters degree in Writing
Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh. She is
currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller
Writers, and Penn Writers, and was previously an Active member in the
Horror Writers Association and the Garden State Horror Writers. She
lives in New Jersey with her son and her cat.


is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he
writes when he's not sleeping. He's happily married to a woman who
helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in
written over 150 stories that are currently available, including
horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal
is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels. 

not only runs two successful podcasts...
Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast - interviewing fellow authors as well
as filmmakers, musicians, etc.
Mando Method Podcast with co-host Chuck Buda - talking about writing
and publishing
he owns the network they're on, too! Project Entertainment Network
also loves to talk in third person... because he's really that cool.


is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Ararat,
Snowblind, Tin Men, The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are
Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows.
He has also written books for teens and young adults, including
Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence,
honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA's
Best Books for Young Readers.

co-created (with Mike Mignola) two cult favorite comic book series,
Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective. As an editor, he has
worked on the short story anthologies Seize the Night, The New Dead,
and Dark Cities, among others, and has also written and co-written
comic books, video games, screenplays, a BBC radio play, the online
animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson), and a network
television pilot. A frequent speaker at conferences, schools, and
libraries, Golden is also co-host of the podcasts Three Guys with
Beards and Defenders Dialogue, and the founder of the Merrimack
Valley Halloween Book Festival.

was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his
family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen
languages in countries around the world. 

J. Edler
mother was an alien and my father was a lamp post. I was fed a steady
dose of soap bars as a child as punishment for my foul mouth and
incessant pranks. Little did anyone know the soap only made me
stronger, faster, more agile. My brain filled with bubbles that were
99.9% pure. It was an amazing time. I left the city and moved out to
the country where I heard tell there is an amazing banana bread
store. I never found it, but I did find love. I loved that tuna
sandwich like no other and we were married on the Fourth of July,
just like Tom Cruise in that one movie about said date. It was a
magical time but alas was not meant to be. I ate it. I tried to move
on, writing books and sharing them with the local townsfolk. They
would tell me to shut up and make sure I flushed before I left. Never
once did I wash my hands like the signs demanded. So here I am, dirty
handed and telling my tales. Wanna hear one?

is a writer, and a
veteran internet journalist and podcast producer. His work has been
seen in websites such as This is Infamous and Rue Morgue, among other
freelance outlets. He currently produces podcasts at Project
Entertainment Network, including his shows: the long running heavy
metal and horror themed the Necrocasticon, and the Curtain Jerkers, a
comedic take on pro wrestling podcasting. Tom’s debut novella,
“Good Boy” will be self published and available through all your
digital reading outlets in 2018. Tom and his wife live in the wilds
of upstate New York, cohabiting with a pair of Jack Russell Terriers
and their pet rabbit.


is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and
dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited
(along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny
Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current
interest in zombies. Keene’s novels have been translated into
German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more.
In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media
properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the
Universe, and Superman.

of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul,
The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are
in-development or under option.

work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times,
The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show,, Publisher’s
Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine. He
has won numerous awards and honors, including a World Horror Grand
Master award, two Bram Stoker awards, and a recognition from Whiteman
A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) for his outreach to U.S.
troops serving both overseas and abroad. A prolific public speaker,
Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters,
and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.

Sweet Al-Mehairi

has Bachelor of Arts degrees in English, Journalism, and History. She
has 20 years of experience in the communication fields and is
currently a writer, a journalist, a publicist, and an editor among
many other things. 

is the mother of three school-aged children and a cat. She lives with
her family in rural Ohio nestled in the forest—a place just ripe
for nightmares. Her passions are reading, writing, book hunting,
hiking, and entertainment such as movies/film, television, and music.
Oh, and she bakes, because you can’t do any of that without

is a co-host with her Marketing Morsels segment on Project
Entertainment Network’s The Mando Method, an award-winning weekly
podcast for new and veteran writers. 

Breathe., published by Unnerving, is her debut collection and a mix
of dark poetry and short stories. She will also be featured in the
upcoming anthology from Unnerving called Hardened Hearts coming in at
the end of 2017. Many other works in various genres are in progress
as well.


explores the darkest aspects of the human condition. Then he captures
its essence for fictional use. He writes during the day and wanders
aimlessly all night…alone.
Buda co-hosts The Mando Method Podcast on Project Entertainment
Network with author, Armand Rosamilia. They talk about all aspects of
writing. Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.

can find The Mando Method Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and most other
places where podcasts are available. 


is a New York Times best-selling and five-time Bram Stoker
Award-winning author, anthology editor, comic book writer, magazine
feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing
teacher/lecturer. He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror
Writers. His books have been sold to more than two-dozen countries.

is one third of the hirsute pop-culture podcast THREE GUYS WITH
BEARDS, along with Christopher Golden and James A. Moore. Their guest
include authors, actors, and filmmakers.

the tour HERE
for exclusive guest posts and a giveaway!

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