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With unmatched success since 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing is quickly becoming the go-to press for Dark Fiction authors and fans. We publish the highest quality Dark Fiction books and poetry collections, which include Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thrillers, Suspense, Supernatural, and Noir.

Crystal Lake Publishing puts integrity, honor and respect at the forefront of our operations.

We strive for each book and outreach program that’s launched to not only entertain and touch or comment on issues that affect our readers, but also to strengthen and support the Dark Fiction field and its authors.

Not only do we publish authors who are legends in the field and as hardworking as us, but we look for men and women who care about their readers and fellow human beings. We only publish the very best Dark Fiction, and look forward to launching many new careers.

We strive to know each and every one of our readers, while building personal relationships with our authors, reviewers, bloggers, podcasters, bookstores and libraries.

Crystal Lake Publishing is and will always be a beacon of what passion and dedication, combined with overwhelming teamwork and respect, can accomplish: Unique fiction you can’t find anywhere else.

We do not just publish books, we present you worlds within your world, doors within your mind, from talented authors who sacrifice so much for a moment of your time. 

This is what we believe in. What we stand for. This will be our legacy.

Welcome to Crystal Lake Publishing.  

News Updates:


Our first THE DEEP END post is now live. If you're a fan of finding out more about authors and their books, this is the place for you.

HUGE Kindle sale now on. It ends February 3rd, so don't miss out.


Check out our latest venture for authors and readers: The Deep End

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: Wes Craven will write the foreword and afterword for our upcoming Horror 201: The Silver Scream.

Crystal Lake Publishing received a 10th place finish in the Preditors & Editors Readers' poll for best publisher, and Jasper Bark's "Taking the Piss" (from his Stuck on You and Other Prime Cuts collection) took 8th place in the Horror Short Story category.

Jeremy C. Shipp joins the Crystal Lake Publishing team as our Marketing Expert / Social Media Manager. 

All our titles can now be purchased from this website in Mobi and ePub formats.

Anyone in the mood for a free story? Then take a look at our newest venture: New Blood 

This week's Beneath the Lake is by author Leigh M. Lane: Tactful Juxtaposition in Horror

Check out our November and December reviews. All four and five stars.

Four of our titles are now available to order in most bookstores (be sure to ask your bookstore friends to order a few): Horror 101: The Way Forward, Tales from The Lake Vol.1, Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts by Jasper Bark, and Things Slip Through by Kevin Lucia. 

We have a special guest on BENEATH THE LAKE this week: Graeme Reynolds talks about writing a novel reader's can't put down. Concentrating on suspense and fight scenes. 

Please welcome Ben Eads to Crystal Lake Publishing. Not only will Ben's work appear in our upcoming TALES FROM THE LAKE VOL.1, but he's also our brand new Marketing Consultant. With his vast knowledge and contacts, Crystal Lake's books will reach brand new heights. 




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A little girl brings home more than she bargained for after winning a stuffed bear at a carnival side show. After saving her family from one kind of predator, a protective mother releases an Australian legend hungry for blood and flesh. In his diary, a killer of historical notoriety tells the story of what really happened that night...in the dark...Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem is the debut collection of short stories from Australian Shadows Award finalist Daniel I. Russell. Spanning nearly ten years, this macabre showcase contains the best of Russell's published short fiction and five brand new tales. Introduction by award winning author Brett McBean.





“If you are a horror fan -- especially if you are a fan of "human" horror in the vein of Jack Ketchum and his ilk, as opposed to the simple slash-and-fear kind of books -- you owe it to yourself to grab a copy of TRICKS, MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM. The only time you'll regret having done so is in those moments just before you fall asleep when, thanks to Daniel Russell, the ominous shadows in the corners of your bedroom suddenly look...different.” – Hal Bodner

"TRICKS, MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM is the perfect showcase for one of the rising stars of no-nonsense horror working in the field today. Reading these tales gave me the same sort of thrill as when I first discovered Richard Laymon's stories many moons ago.' - Paul Kane, bestselling and award-winning author of Lunar, the Arrowhead Trilogy and The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy.

"TRICKS, MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM is the perfect showcase for one of the rising stars of no-nonsense horror working in the field today. Reading these tales gave me the same sort of thrill as when I first discovered Richard Laymon's stories many moons ago.' - Paul Kane, bestselling and award-winning author of Lunar, the Arrowhead Trilogy and The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy.

“From ghosts to pig demons to giant monsters lying dormant in a lake to murderous carnival clowns, Daniel Russell takes us on an unforgettable adventure through the dark domains of terror. Twenty two tales of horror and the macabre are included in this volume and they’re all stand out amazing. I mean, vampire vending machines? Golems formed from the bodies of dead Jews in a Nazi death camp? Why the hell didn’t I think of that?” – Jim Dodge – Mass Movement Magazine



  

 


 


 




 

Do you enjoy horror movies? Perhaps you'd love to work in the horror movie industry? The be sure to stay up to date with Horror 201: The Silver Scream. You'll hear from some of the biggest names in the industry, from authors/screenwriters to producers, directors, actors and makeup artists etc.




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