S.C. Hayden

Fantasy For Good

Fantasy for Good is a charity anthology that will raise money for the
Colon Cancer Alliance.

The antho comes on the heels of the Bram Stoker nominated charity anthology,
Horror For Good, which was, frankly, one of the best horror anthologies I've had the pleasure of reading (see my review HERE).

Fantasy For Good will feature some of the biggest names in fantasy fiction including, Neil Gaiman and George R. R. Martin, among others.

And yeah,
I'll be in there too!

Updates to follow.

Five Before Chaos

Five Before Chaos reviews S.C. Hayden's
Rusty Nails, Broken Glass

"Where else can you read about dominatrixes, sadistic, medieval, multicolored elves, and perpetually-changing magic poo that looks like John Lennon, Fidel Castro, and Jesus, all in one place?"

Read the full review HERE

Rusty Nails, Broken Glass

On April 6th 2013, S.C. Hayden's Rusty Nails, Broken Glass was released into the world.

"A stunning visual ride on the highway of horror . . ."
- Char Hardin

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Fear The Abyss

Fear The Abyss is a new anthology from the good folks at
Post Mortem Press
It will feature new and original fiction from some of the best writers in the industry, including the legendary
Harlan Ellison and world famous best seller Jack Ketchum!
I’m thrilled to be able to say that my short story, The American, will appear in this antho!

You don’t want to miss this one!

Nothing Is Imminent

Nothing Is Imminent

How I gave my book to Stephen King

Stephen King gave the closing address at the 2012 Savannah Book Festival. Being a writer and a book lover and a Savannahain, I was in attendance.

The closing address was great. Stephen talked about literature, the media, writing, about his new book, 11/22/63, and about some of his current projects. He also dropped some hints about what to expect in the future (like a sequel to The Shinning).

Now, before I walked out the door that morning, I put a copy of American Idol in my cargo pocket. Who knows, I figured, maybe I’ll get the chance to slip him a copy during the signing after the address. Doubtful (after all, how many whack jobs try to foist there “books” on the poor guy on a daily basis) but possible.

There were 400 people at the signing and Stephen was all business. The whole thing moved along like clockwork. There was no chitchat, no personalized autographs, just wham bam thank you constant reader. That’s not a criticism, 400 books take a long time to sign and the King of horror is a busy man. No way, I thought, will I be able to give him a copy.

Well, I was all the way at the back of the line and by about the 350th book, things started to lighten up a bit. Most of the auditorium had cleared out by then and Stephen was smiling, cracking jokes and chatting with people.

When my turn finally came I mounted the stage on shaky legs. My gut was in a roil (which was ironic because earlier in the closing address Stephen told a funny anecdote about someone asking for his autograph while he was breaking for the bathroom with the squirts). As soon as he signed my copy of 11/22/63, I pulled out my copy of American Idol and said, “This is my book Mr King. Can I give it to you?”
The King of horror smiled, took my novel and said, “Sure, if you want.”

Simple as that! All I could think to myself as I walked out of the auditorium was, Holy shit, I just gave my book to Stephen fucking King!



Many of you read my story Darwin’s Demons over at
69 Flavors of Paranoia. Well now you can own it as part of this kickass anthology from Twit Publishing

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Sideshow Fables is a magazine that specializes in weird circus fiction
My story,
THE BOX, is the headliner for issue three. You can read it HERE