• Book Reviews

    {Review} OUT BEHIND THE BARN, by John Boden & Chad Lutzke

    OUT BEHIND THE BARN by John Boden Published by Shadow Work Publishing on October 5, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Weird Tales Pages: 127 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon The boys crept to the window and watched as Miss Maggie carried the long bundle into the barn, the weight of it stooping her aging back. Rafter lights spilled from the barn doors and Davey saw an arm fall from the canvas-wrapped parcel. He smiled. “She got someone!” Both children grinned and settled in their beds, eyes fixed to the ceiling. This was family growth. "Boden and Lutzke weave heartache and a backwoods tale as easily as…

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    OUT BEHIND THE BARN by Chad Lutzke and John Boden

    OUT BEHIND THE BARN by Chad Lutzke, John Boden Published by Createspace Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Supernatural, Weird Tales Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads The boys crept to the window and watched as Miss Maggie carried the long bundle into the barn, the weight of it stooping her aging back. Rafter lights spilled from the barn doors and Davey saw an arm fall from the canvas-wrapped parcel. He smiled. “She got someone!” Both children grinned and settled in their beds, eyes fixed to the ceiling. This was family growth. OUT BEHIND THE BARN is totally original, weird and creepy. I loved it! That said, this is not the…

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    {Review} Spungunion by John Boden

    Spungunion by John Boden Published by Dynatox Ministries on 10.31.17 Genres: Dark Fiction Format: Paperback Goodreads Spungunion: (pronounced: Spun-Gun-Yun) noun; 1.) a dish made from rotting road kill, usually a skunk or a opossum. The more fragrant or maggoty, the better. 2.) Something that's been on the road for a long and unfortunate time... This is the story of Deke Larch, a widowed trucker who has lost everything and is struggling to find his place in a world and the person who took it from him. That journey puts him in touch with strange characters and bizarre places. Deke had always felt like he operated on the fringe of society,…

  • Author Interviews

    {Interview} Shock Totem Speaks With Horror After Dark

    by John Boden, K. Allen Wood, Shock Totem Published by Shock Totem Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror I  discovered Shock Totem magazine back in 2012, with issue # 4. This issue featured a short story from Lee Thompson, (an author I have since developed a friendly relationship with), a non fiction piece “Bloodstains and Blue Suede Shoes” by John Boden and Simon Marshall-Jones, (as a lover of the Blues, this article resonated with me), and a non fiction story by K. Allen Wood, who is the Editor-in-Chief of Shock Totem Publications. It was also through Shock Totem that I discovered the awesome James Newman, author of The Wicked, an ST…