Saturday, August 29, 2009

Return of the Deadnecks

My rowdy undead rednecks from Deadneck Hootenanny are back in a new story in the upcoming humorous horror collection Dark Jesters, from Novello Publishers, and edited by Nick Cato and L. L. Soares. "Deadneck Woman" is a fun romp through the beer-swillin' world of flesh-eating hillbillies. I had a great time writing it, and, yes, I have more Deadneck stories to tell, if the opportunity presents itself.

Dark Jesters, due out in late September, also includes a tale from my frequent collaborator Dave Wilbanks. Here's the complete lineup:

- FOSSILIZED BRAAAINS by William A. Veselik
- TONGS AND THE ROACH by David T. Wilbanks
- WOLF PLUGS by Jerrod Balzer
- HACKS by Sam Battrick
- PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG by Robert Guffey
- CURSE OF THE BLIND EEL by James Roy Daley
- RETIREMENT by Rob Brooks
- DEADNECK WOMAN by Mark Justice

You can pre-order the book right here.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pod of Horror #55

On Pod of Horror #55. We talk frights with three novelists: David Jack Bell, Nick Cato and Steven Shrewsbury. Norm Rubenstein reviews a bunch of new and forthcoming titles, The Call of Kalanta offer the genre’s most in-depth news coverage, and we have another winner in The Tomb of Trivia. Get it at iTunes or download it at here. Pod of Horror is hosted and produced by Mark Justice.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ho-Ho-Horror Time is Almost Here

The anthology I'm editing with Michael Knost is open for submission for a couple of more weeks. If you were thinking about writing a story for AHH, you can find the guidelines here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Legends of the Mountain State 3

Here's the cover to Legends of the Mountain State 3, edited by Michael Knost. It includes my story "The Angry Dark", and will be out this fall from Woodland Press.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

A Fine Introduction

Yesterday, author Ronald Kelly sent along his introduction to my collection Looking at the World With Broken Glass in My Eye. You'll have to wait until 2010 to read the whole thing, but I couldn't stop myself from sharing a paragraph I particularly enjoyed:

"The collection you hold in your hands is an excellent example of what Mark Justice can do with words, imagination, and a generous helping of twisted humor. As I read these tales, I was completely drawn into their storylines. The characters were akin to folks I know or knew growing up, the places familiar ground that I had walked all my life. Mark is damn good at that. He’s the kind of natural storyteller that was once so plentiful in the South, but now has dwindled down to a surviving few. And the man can make you laugh! Laugh so danged hard that you nearly want to pee. (I don’t think I actually pissed myself during the reading of these tales, but I do think I lost a drop or two)."

Meantime, Ron's new novel Hell Hollow is out in a couple of months. Look for a review here very soon.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

ToC for Looking at the World With Broken Glass in My Eye

Here's the Toc, as it stands now:

Intorduction by Ronald Kelly
Author’s Foreword
Black Wings
Life’s Work
Father’s Day
Nursing Home of the Gods
Auschlander’s Gem
Looking at the World with Broken Glass in My Eye
Hell is a Lonely Street
The Losers vs Beelphegor
Song of the Bones
Agent of Death
Hole in the Sky
The Truths We Cannot Bear
Das Höllenfeuer
Deadneck Reckoning
Story Notes/Afterword

Monday, August 03, 2009

Book Update

The introduction to Looking at the World With Broken Glass in My Eye will be written by Ronald Kelly.

For those who don't know, Ron is the Southern Fried author of Hell Hollow, The Sick Stuff, Midnight Grinding and a bunch of classic novels from the 90s. You can find out more at his web site.

I couldn't be more humbled that his introduction will be gracing my little book. I can't wait to see it in print.