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Silk: When did you start writing? When did you decide to pursue writing as a profession?

Jeremy: It all started at my elementary school when I found a corroded oil lamp buried in the sandbox. As soon as I touched the object, a genie snaked out of the nozzle, his skin oxidized and weathered like the surface of the lamp. He said he was rather peckish, since it had been a few centuries since he last ate, so I gave him some Gushers and a juice box of Ecto Cooler. He said he would grant me one wish. I considered asking for a kitten/elephant hybrid, but ultimately I decided to ask for my very own amusement park. I said, “I wish for an amuse–” And he interrupted me by saying, “Your wish for a muse is granted.” And that’s how I became a writer.

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Bedfellow is out today!

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My newest Tor release BEDFELLOW is out today!

From Jeremy C. Shipp, the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of The Atrocities, comes a tense dark fantasy novel of psychological horror in Bedfellow.

It broke into their home and set up residence in their minds.

When the . . . thing first insinuated itself into the Lund family household, they were bemused. Vaguely human-shaped, its constantly-changing cravings seemed disturbing, at first, but time and pressure have a way of normalizing the extreme. Wasn’t it always part of their lives?

As the family make more and greater sacrifices in service to the beast, the thrall that binds them begins to break down. Choices must be made. Prices must be paid. And the Lunds must pit their wits against a creature determined to never let them go.

It’s psychological warfare. Sanity is optional.

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Booklist review

I’m pleased as punch about the Booklist review of my upcoming novel BEDFELLOW. Here’s a snippet:

“Readers will obsessively turn the pages to see what is coming next, even as they are afraid to know. Filled with claustrophobic fear within a terrifying occult frame, this is a great choice for readers who like their horror with a side of intense psychological suspense, as in Peter Straub’s A Dark Matter (2010), Paul Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World (2018), and Jennifer McMahon’s The Winter People (2014).”

Upcoming book release: BEDFELLOW

It broke into their home and set up residence in their minds…

Check out the disturbing cover for Jeremy C. Shipp’s Bedfellow, a bold and original tale of horror that will stick with you long after it’s over.

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Bedfellow is available November 13th from Tor.com Publishing. From the catalog copy:

When the… thing first insinuated itself into the Lund family household, they were bemused. Vaguely human-shaped, its constantly-changing cravings seemed disturbing, at first, but time and pressure have a way of normalizing the extreme. Wasn’t it always part of their lives?

As the family make more and greater sacrifices in service to the beast, the thrall that binds them begins to break down. Choices must be made. Prices must be paid. And the Lunds must pit their wits against a creature determined to never let them go.

It’s psychological warfare. Sanity is optional.

Buy Bedfellow from:

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The Atrocities is out today!

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The summoning spells finally worked, and my gothic novel THE ATROCITIES is out today!

You can order the book on Amazon, or wherever books are sold. You can also ask a demonic hedgehog to recite the entire tale into your ear while you sleep.

Thanks in advance to everyone who reads the book. You are the reason why I share my stories.

And here are a few blurbs, to whet your most macabre of appetites:

“If I had to narrow down The Atrocities to just a few words, I would choose: surreal, beautiful and grotesque…. It’s got the dread of Shirley Jackson mixed with the funhouse terror of Hieronymus Bosch.” — Outlaw Poet

“Any fans of haunted houses or strange families will thoroughly enjoy reading this short novel.” — Booklist

If Agatha Christie had fallen through a Lovecraftian Portal, and then penned a locked room mystery, with illustrations by William Blake, the result might resemble the vast estate, ‘The Atrocities,’ and its family, in this stunning Gothic panorama.” — Mallory Heart

“A haunting, grotesquely beautiful, atmospheric work of Gothic horror, The Atrocities didn’t play out quite as I expected, but it’s those final twists that elevated it from memorable to unforgettable.” — Bob Milne, Beauty in Ruins

 

Upcoming Tor Release

When Isabella died, her parents were determined to ensure her education wouldn’t suffer.

But Isabella’s parents had not informed her new governess of Isabella’s… condition, and when Ms Valdez arrives at the estate, having forced herself through a surreal nightmare maze of twisted human-like statues, she discovers that there is no girl to tutor.

Or is there…?

Jeremy C. Shipp’s haunting gothic fantasy The Atrocities forthcoming from Tor.com Publishing in April 2018. Read an excerpt here, and check out the full cover by artist Sam Araya here.

Pre-order now at the links below, or from your preferred retailer:

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