Archive for the Jerrod’s writing Category

I’ll have a story in Dead West!

Posted in Jerrod's writing with tags , , , , , on February 28, 2010 by Jerrod Balzer

My western horror story, “A Show of Rage,” has been accepted for the anthology, Dead West: 13 Tales of Murder and Mayhem by Bandersnatch Books!

Woohoo! And I’m extremely proud to be included with such great talent. Here’s the full table of contents:

Jerrod Balzer – A Show of Rage

Steve Vernon – Border Crossing

Hunter Lambright – Things Worse Than Ghosts

Daniel I. Russell – Rainchild and the Trickster

Rick Hautala – Screaming Head

Steve Rasnic Tem – Sleeping Ute

Lisa Morton – St. Thomas of El Paso

Harry Shannon – The Reckoning

Martel Sardina – The Turtle’s Only Friend

Michael Knost – Thinning the Herd

Maurice Broaddus – Trails End

Steven Shrewsbury – Boston Corbet:: Castro Gunfighter

Matthew Pizzolato – Windigo


Reviews coming in!

Posted in Jerrod's writing, Skullvines Press with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2010 by Jerrod Balzer

Wow, it’s really awesome to get on the computer and see so many sweet reviews up! Check ’em out:

First, Rhonda Wilson reviewed my new novella, Zombie Bastard, on Monster Librarian. CLICK HERE to read it!

And it’s available at Horror Mall from Novello Publishers. CLICK HERE to order it!

Next up on Horror World, Dan Reilly reviews Dark Jesters, an anthology from Novello Publishers that has my story, “Wolf Plugs.” CLICK HERE to read it!

And it’s also available through Horror Mall. CLICK HERE to buy it!

And while you’re on the Horror World page, you’ll see that Ron Dickie reviewed K.H. Koehler’s Black Jack Derringer. It’s right below the Dark Jesters review.

Black Jack Derringer is available through Skullvines Press, and you can CLICK HERE to pick it up!

So now you know what to buy. Go get ’em! =P

ZOMBIE BASTARD is on the way!

Posted in Jerrod's writing with tags , , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by Jerrod Balzer

Get your gun and watch for dangerous boobies! My new novella is at the printers via Novello Publishers! Got a Kindle or other reader? There’s a digital edition, too!

Order the paperback at Horror Mall by clicking HERE or the digital edition HERE (you can download a free excerpt there, also), or you can email the publisher for information on direct paperback orders via PayPal:


A delayed curse is taking effect, engulfing a Missouri town with the undead. Leading the onslaught is a creature that lacks mercy or compassion, only an intense drive to see the curse through. Its fate was sealed years ago, simply for being born a…


Trevor is dealing with a curse of his own: he has the runs. On a desperate trek to visit his ailing mother, he searches for a decent place to relieve the pressure before moving on. All he wants is to have a movement in peace, but that Zombie Bastard won’t let him.

And that rockin’ cover art is by Caroline O’Neal!

Check out my guest blog!

Posted in Jerrod's writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2009 by Jerrod Balzer

I wonder how many Facebook friends I’ll piss off with this one.  I mean well, though.


Or if you prefer, it’s on her MySpace blog, too.

Get some free Nightmare Fuel!

Posted in Cool stuff, Jerrod's writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2009 by Jerrod Balzer

Rob Callahan put together a podcast as a Halloween treat to everyone. It’s called Nightmare Fuel and offers the following stories:

Rob Callahan reads Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm”
MontiLee Stormer reads “I Do This Because I Love You”
Jerrod Balzer reads “Wolf Plugs”
Mark McLaughlin reads “My Friend the Electrical Lint Squid”
Allegra Lingo reads “Lit Up”
Rich Ristow reads “50 Percent Cabell County Whup Ass”
Rob Callahan reads “The Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Survivors”
Wonder Dave reads “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Homophobia”
Mark McLaughlin reads “The Further Adventures of Lizzy Borden”
MontiLee Stormer reads “The Suicide Bar”
S.D. Hintz reads “The Rot of Autumn”
Rich Ristow reads “The Graven Idol’s Godheart”

Check it out!

Death in Common is available!

Posted in Jerrod's writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2009 by Jerrod Balzer

My contributor copy is still on the way (I’m excited!) but Death in Common is now available on!  Released by Daverana Enterprises, you’ll find a treasure of really dark – and deep – poetry here from outstanding poets.  There isn’t a dud in here folks.  And of course, there’s my offbeat poem about a crotch-punching midget included.

Featuring work from Michael Arnzen, Wrath James White, Christopher Conlon, Mark McLaughlin, Monica O’Rourke, Steve Vernon, Bob Freeman, LL Soares, Barry Napier and a host of others. It sports a cover by Bob Freeman, too.


Death in Common


One of the contributing poets, Todd Hanks, also has a great book of poetry out called Grave Bits through Skullvines Press.

Dark Jesters up for pre-order!

Posted in Jerrod's writing with tags , , , , , , , on August 26, 2009 by Jerrod Balzer

Woohoo!  Just in time for Halloween, the anthology of humorous horror, Dark Jesters, will be released by Novello Publishers.  It features the story, “Wolf Plugs,” by yours truly.  Here’s the full table of contents:

10 authors/10 tales–1000 laughs—a couple of screams!

– 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