Hello and welcome to my web-page, here you will find information about my writing and editing projects. Below you can read the most recent news regarding my fiction appearances.
I began my writing career in late 2006, my major inspirations being the writer H.P. Lovecraft and other weird fiction authors. My major writing output is Cthulhu Mythos fiction, horror, cyberpunk and some fantasy. I have written over a 160 short stories, most of which have been published in England, America, Japan and France. As well as writing, I edit fiction anthologies and write material for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. I can be contacted by email here.
Weirdbook Annual #2: The Third Cthulhu Mythos MEGAPACK
Edited by Douglas Draa
My Cassandra Bane story, ‘Treacherous Memory,’ appear in this fine publication.
The Weirdbook Annual returns featuring a Cthulhu Mythos theme. Stories abound featuring our favorite squamish elder god! Full of great fantasy and horror tales!
Included this time are:
•The Shining Trapezohedron, by Robert M. Price
•A Noble Endeavor, by Lucy A. Snyder
•Ancient Astronauts, by Cynthia Ward
•The Thing in the Pond, by John R. Fultz
•Enter The Cobweb Queen, by Adrian Cole
•Tricks No Treats, by Paul Dale Anderson
•Ronnie and the River, by Christian Riley
•Cellar Dweller, by Franklyn Searight
•Yellow Labeled VHS Tape, by R.C. Mulhare
•Tuama, by L.F. Falconer
•Mercy Holds No Measure, by Kenneth Bykerk
•Treacherous Memory, by Glynn Owen Barrass
•The Hutchison Boy, by Darrell Schweitzer
•Dolmen of The Moon, by Deuce Richardson
•Lovecraftian Limerick, by Andrew J. Wilson
•A Wizard’s Daughter, by Ann K. Schwader
•The Shadow of Azathoth is your Galaxy, by DB Spitzer
•Ascend , by Mark A. Mihalko
•The Solace of the Farther Moon, by Allan Rozinski
•The Stars Are Always Right, by Charles Lovecraft
•Daemonic Nathicana, by K.A. Opperman
•Asenath, by Ashley Dioses
•The Book of Eibon/Le Livre D’eibon, trans. by Frederick J. Mayerhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NTMXVCM/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07NTMXVCM&fbclid=IwAR2dv-5L_4AjFn6pTeXEtFnv30Cxxa46Gb2gdWaeqtHrqEXhRsfdzs2yP5c&ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&linkId=4605b4a43e8a0d98ed8e7809c152b752&tag=weirdbook0b-20
I am very proud to announce the release of my novella, ‘Sword Against The Snakes,’ from Pro Se Productions.
If you are a fan of The King in Yellow Mythos, Crime Scene Dramas and Serial Killers, then this book is for you.
$9.99 for the print edition, $2.99 Kindle, Kindle Unlimited Members Read for Free.
Love, murder, insanity, betrayal, and terror lay in wait for readers of SWORDS AGAINST THE SNAKES by Glynn Owen Barrass, now available from Pro Se Productions in print and digital formats.
For most The King in Yellow is a largely forgotten tome written by a rarely discussed author. Except people on both sides of an eternal battle for good and evil have not forgotten the book and the author is discussed often, especially in the shadows cast by death and depravity. A book that carries risks with it for any who read it…insanity…death…or worse.The risk to the agents of the secret government department The Yellow Cross is all too real. It is a danger that deranges minds, destroys lives, warps reality. One such mind belongs to Rebecca Thale, a woman who read The King in Yellow and was never the same again. Her path of murder and destruction attracted the attention of The Yellow Cross, agents Ashton and Phillips in particular. Two of the department’s top investigators, they undertake a journey of horror and self discovery that takes them across England and dimensions both deadly and unknown, as they unravel the mysteries of the terrifying entity known as The King in Yellow.
With a terrific cover by Marzia Marina and Antonino Lo Iacono and print formatting and logo design by Percival Constantine, SWORDS AGAINST THE SNAKES is available now at Amazon, and Pro Se’s own store at www.prose-press.com for $9.99.
This horror thriller is also available as an Ebook, designed and formatted by Constantine for only $2.99 for the Kindle on Amazon. The book is also available on Kindle Unlimited, which means Kindle Unlimited Members can read for free.
For more information on this title, interviews with the author, or digital copies to review this book, contact Pro Se Productions’ Director of Corporate Operations, Kristi King-Morgan at email@example.com.
To learn more about Pro Se Productions, go to www.prose-press.com
Like Pro Se on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProSeProductions
I'm very proud to announce my next fiction appearance, this month in issue 132 of the venerable (founded in 1966!) Space and Time Magazine.
'Harlot's Gate' is a tale of dark fantasy, featuring magic and restless ghosts.
Space and Time Magazine #132
The Ones Who Have Not Yet Woken by Rahul Kanakia
Walter Could Be Anywhere by Andrew MacRae
The Slowest Bullet Ever Shot by Max Shepherd
Harlot’s Gate by Glynn Owen Barrass
Stinky, Stinky Little Pig by David Sandner
The Mother’s Fury: A Pirate’s Tale by Greg Leunig
The Aqueduct Horror by C.I. Kemp
Dark Frames by Linda Neuer
Lizard by John Grey
Bloom by Barry Charman
Two Earths by Denny E. Marshall
Within Orion by C.A. Suleiman
Not Quite Kafkaesque by J.J. Steinfeld
Intergalactic Juvenile Delinquent by Kurt Newton
**Haiku by Timothy Flynn
Last Days of Terrestrial Love by Russell Hemmell
Lavinia Whateley by Christopher M. Cevasco
Untitled by Michelle Lee Escobedo
Like I’ve Told You Before, Aliens Watch Us by Larry D. Thacker
Kindling by DeRicki Johnson
The Boy Down the Street on the Other Sex by Michael Tugendhat
Editor’s Geeble by Hildy Silverman
Take Two on the Movies: Alternate Timelines by Daniel M. Kimmel
Book Review: After Punk (eSpec Fiction) by Sam Tomaino
Author Self-Portrait by Ty Drago
Word Ninja by Linda D. Addison
Features my cyberpunk story ‘Novah On The Run (Her Blue Monday).’
The sci-fi megalopolis known as Punktown created by author Jeffrey Thomas has inspired countless readers and writers around the world, many creating their own Punktown stories as a result. Author Jeffrey Thomas' world has inspired a new anthology of over 450 pages from Dark Regions Press: Transmissions from Punktown edited by Brian M. Sammons.
Available to pre-order: https://darkregions.com/collections/all
TABLE OF CONTENTS
"Dreaming the City" – Jeffrey Thomas
"The Cyclops: Part One" – Jeffrey Thomas
"The Dilky Never Landed" – Paul Tremblay
"Bedbug Radio" – Ian Rogers
"Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring" – Nick Mamatas
"Growth Spurt" – Richard Lee Byers
"Novah On The Run (Her Blue Monday)" – Glynn Owen Barrass
"Ritual of Adoration" – W.H. Pugmire
"The Over and Under" – D.A. Madigan
"Lacunae and Nocturnes" – William Meikle
"Riding the Rainbow" – Don Webb
"Not For Human Consumption" – Peter Rawlik
"Sunup Over Misery Street" – Konstantine Paradias
"Blueshift Drive" – Edward M. Erdelac
"Aftermath of an Industrial Accident" – Mike Allen
"Less, Then Zero" – Jeff C. Carter
"Baphomet Descendent" – Scott R. Jones
"Crow-picked" – Christine Morgan
"The Monochromatic Betrayal of Frank Xerox" – Neil Baker
"Ksenija’s Pirate Prince" – Lee Clark Zumpe
"The Cherry" – Tom Lynch
"Payment for a Scar" – Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
"The Extremities of Godfrey Aquinas" – Michael Griffin
"The Cyclops: Part Two" – Jeffrey Thomas
Weirdbook Vol 2, No 10, Issue #40
Now Available! Featuring my Transhumanist/Cthulhu Mythos/Cyberpunk tale ‘The Dollhouse.’
Weirdbook returns with another jam-packed issue full of great fantasy and horror tales!
From The Editor’s Tower, by Doug Draa
•Iconoclasm, by Adrian Cole
•Have a Crappy Halloween, by Franklyn Searight
•Early Snow, by Samson Stormcrow Hayes
•The Dollhouse, by Glynn Owen Barrass
•Elle a Vu un Loup, by Loren Rhoads
•Bringing the Bodies Home, by Christian Riley
•Restored, by Marlane Quade Cook
•Nameless and Named, by David M. Hoenig
•Playing A Starring Role, by Paul Lubaczewski
•And the Living is Easy, by Mike Chinn
•The Prague Relic, by Paul StJohn Mackintosh
•The Circle, by Matt Sullivan
•Sanctuary, by John Linwood Grant
•The Giving of Gifts, by Matt Neil Hill
•The Santa Anna, by Jack Lothian
•The Dread Fishermen, by Kevin Henry
•Blind Vision, by Andrew Darlington
•The Thirteenth Step, by William Tea
•This Godless Apprenticeship, by Clint Smith
•Waiting, by John W. Dennehy
•Pouring Whiskey In My Soul, by Paul R. McNamee
•True Blue, by Darrell Schweitzer
•The Treadmill, by Rohit Sawant
•The Veiled Isle, by W. D. Clifton
•Gila King, by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
•Necro-Meretrix, by Frederick J. Mayer
•Grinning Moon, by Frederick J. Mayer
•The Burning Man, by Russ Parkhurst
•Silent Hours, by Russ Parkhurst
•The Old White Crone, by Maxwell I. Gold
I am very proud to announce my latest fiction appearance!
My Cassandra Bane detective tale, ‘Grave Inheritance,’ graces the pages of the new issue of the legendary Eldritch Tales.
Eldritch Tales Vol. 2, No. 4 (Color covers, interior artwork by Allen Koszowski)
Published by Necronomicon Press
Have you ever found yourself studying a restaurant menu and wishing you could eat everything listed there? You may feel that way as you peruse the Table of Contents for this issue of Eldritch Tales! Every item is ghoulishly tasty! And there's not one thing stopping you from devouring the whole thing, except, of course, that you'll want to take time to savor every loathsome morsel. On the other hand, maybe it would be better to think of Eldritch Tales # 4 as like a Whitman's Sampler—you can imagine, pretty easily, emptying the whole darn box in a single sitting! Well, your "eating" habits are your own business, but we guarantee you'll find every story, poem, and bit of art to be delicious, delightful, and damnable!
All this in another special “Jumbo-Sized” issue!
Table of Contents:
“The Eldritch Lair” by Robert M. Price
“Sons of the Python” by Ken Faig, Jr.
“When the Menace Strikes” by Charles Garofalo
“The Mad Arab” by Larry Brasington
“Chat” by Steffan Aletti
“Grave Inheritance” by Glynn Owen Barrass
“From the Archives of Abdul Alhazred” by A. J. Rocca
“S’ngac” by Charles Lovecraft
“Untitled” by M. M. Stigeweard
“Colter’s Mine” by Henry J. Vester III
“The Caves of Shamar-Nanh” by Santiago del Dardano Turann
Puncture Wounds – featuring my short story ‘The Terror Of Seal Sands.’
Twelve forays into dark modern terror involving the hidden secrets that can infest people's lives. In dark corners of the world, evil and secretive folk still worship the entity known as Great Cthulhu and it's minions hold sway over isolated communities, endangering all who encounter them by accident.
Out now on DriveThruFiction in PDF format and in hardcover print soon!
The Struggle by Oscar Rios
And The Stars Shall Sing Us Home by Scott Dorward
Burrowing by Nicholas Nacario
Lateral Genetics by Andi Newton
Change of Perspective by Adam Gauntlett
Bookworm by Chris Halliday
How Dows Your Garden Grow? by Jo Kreil
Now Black Stars Rise by George George C. Cotronis
Victory Day by Chad J. Chad Bowser
The Terror of Seal Sands by Glynn Owen Barrass
Dark Clouds Gather by Brian M. Sammons
What Dreams May Come by Simon Brake
Now available! And featuring my scenario Ghosts of Ravenscar.
Fear's Sharp Little Needles is an anthology of 26 one-night modern day scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game published by Chaosium, Inc, edited by Jeff Moeller, and written by Christopher Smith Adair, Glynn Owen Barrass, Simon Brake, Stuart Boon, Chad Bowser, Brian Courtemanche, Scott Dorward, Adam Gauntlett, Allan Goodall, Helen Gould, Tyler Hudak, Jo Kreil, Jeff Moeller, Andi Newton, Oscar Rios, Brian M. Sammons, Matthew Sanderson, Jennifer Thrasher, Joe Trier, Jason Williams, Matt Wiseman, and Simon Yee with art by Dean Engelhardt, Reuben Dodd, Badger McInnes,
Taking its inspirational cues from Delta Green, X-Files, The Ritual, Mandy, and True Detective, the book takes a mature look at the horror of human nature and its ability to be just as disturbing as anything from the Mythos with blood and its inhuman uses as its theme.
The scenarios deal with unavoidable fates, dark secrets, and seriously bad choices made by the antagonists. As so often is the case, there are no winners when fate has trapped you in a dice game for doom or destiny.
My latest work to appear in print, the long awaited Punktown sourcebook! For this, I wrote the scenario The Lemongrass Crater, and co-wrote the cybernetics section.
Seeds of Corruption & Gathering Forces...............................Jeffrey Thomas
Main Text...........Mike Tresca, Glynn Owen Barrass & Brian M. Sammons
Looking Long Into the Abyss...........................................Brian M. Sammons
The Lemongrass Crater ...............................................Glynn Owen Barrass
Twisted Genius ........................................................................Tom Lynch
Art Director...................................................................Stephanie McAlea
Cover Art........................................................................ Mariusz Gandzel
Interior Art .........................................................Jonny Gray, Peter Szmer
Handouts............................................................................ Nimrod Jones
Character Sheet Design......... Dean Engelhardt (www.cthulhureborn.com)
Editing & Layout................................................................ Nimrod Jones
Copyediting & Proofreading ............ Brian M. Sammons & Jeffrey Thomas
Publisher ..........................................................................Angus Abranson
"Skyscrapers with sides so smooth and featureless (with vidscreens on the interior, instead of windows) that one might think they were solid granite monuments in a graveyard for dead gods. Other buildings that looked like they'd been pieced together from thousands of odd-matched parts salvaged from stripped factory machines, steam curling out of grids and grates in their complex flanks. Buildings with snake skins of multicolored mosaics. Buildings wearing an armor of riveted metal plates, like retired warships looming vertically with their sterns jammed into the street. Flat roofs upon which perched smaller buildings, symbiotically. Other structures tapering to needle points that seemed to etch the clouds upon the blue glass of the sky. Stacked apartments. Stacked businesses. On street level: shop fronts, and gang kids squatting on tenement steps, glaring insolentlyt at the slow trudge of traffic... Ah, Punktown." - Jeffrey Thomas, Deadstock
Punktown: An RPG Setting for Call of Cthulhu Sixth Edition and BRP uses Chaosium's famous award-winning system to explore a dark, futuristic world fraught with untold perils created by author Jeffrey Thomas. Imagine Blade Runner, The Fifth Element, Minority Report, Total Recall and the rest of the dark, not-too-distant-future genre. Now add aliens, mutants, robots and Lovecraftian horror. Blend them together, and you get a hint of what Punktown is like.
This reference explores the city itself, the alien races, the weaponry, the creatures, mutations, cybernetics, drugs, sanity (and the inevitable loss thereof), and the options of adding the Cthulhu Mythos into the mix. As written in Thomas' work, the mythos is already there, threatening life as Punktowners know it. If you're a cyberpunk fan, if you're a horror fan, or if you're both, this book is for you.
Keep your eyes wide, your pistol close, and mind the snipes. Those who venture into Punktown never leave the same... if they leave at all.
THIS BOOK CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT
This book holds a dark mirror to our own world and explores themes including: depravity, sexual violence and other dark matter considered more suitable for adult, mature games. The GM should consult with and adapt aspects accordingly to everyone's comfort zones.
I'm very proud to announce the release of my next fiction appearance, 'The Horror Out Of Dunwich,' which will appear in Lovecraft's Disciples #33, on sale from Rainfall Records & Books.
Edited by Steve Lines it features awesome Allen Koszowski cover art. Includes stories by Lee Clark Zumpe and Simon Bleaken.
I am very proud to announce the publication of my Cassandra Bane Cthulhu Mythos detective story, ‘Elvira,’ in this fine and venerable publication.
Eldritch Tales #3 edited by Bob Price & published by Necronomicon Press – Special “Jumbo-Issue”!
Featuring full-color covers by Allen Koszowski!
Welcome to what masquerades as a pulp pastiche but is really a strong horror fiction anthology with a menu of solid contributions: stories by Steffan B. Aletti, Sam Gafford, Larry Brasington, Glynn Owen Barrass, Donald R. Burleson, and David B. Harrington, as well as verse by Henry J. Vester III, Chad Hensley, Frank Coffman, and M. M. Stigeweard. Art by Allen Koszowski! Pleasure? Yes! Guilty? No!"
Eldritch Tales, volume 2, number 3
The Eldritch Lair by the Editor
The Glade by the Lake by Steffan Aletti
Tunnel Vision by Sam Gafford
The Blood Moon Cult by Larry Brasington
Elvira by Glynn Owen Barrass
The Mummy’s Transit by Donald R. Burleson
Apparatus Hill by David B. Harrington
The Gravedigger by David B. Harrington
Terror at Twilight by Frank Coffman
Deliverance by Henry J. Vester III
Ancient One by Chad Hensley
Writing an Essay on the Cemetery of the Capuchins by M. M. Stigeweard
In-print, discounted, and various Necronomicon Press publications can be found at necropress.com as well as on eBay.
My collection THE ELEVEN THIEVES AND OTHER TALES FROM THE NIGHT LAND, published by Mount Abraxis Press, is now available!
It features a full-length novella and five short stories, two of which feature my fictional detective Cassandra Bane. The novella and three of the stories have not been published before.
Tall hardcover, with dust-jacket, cloth boards, illustrated endpapers, silk ribbon, etc.
Check out the Mount Abraxis Press Facebook page for details.
Table of Contents
Scenes From The Nightland
The Eleven Thieves
The Little People
The Lady of the Lake
The UnderworldThe Gabriel Hounds
Tails of Terror: Stories of Cat-Themed Horror
I’m very proud to have an appearance in this book. Forthcoming from Golden Goblin Press.
Do you like Cats? Of course you do. Do you like dark, mysterious, and horrifying stories of the Cthulhu Mythos? Who doesn’t? Well this upcoming anthology combines both those things is one purrfect book. This will be part of an upcoming Kickstarter.
Table of contents.
Brown Jenkin’s Reckoning – Edward M. Erdelac
The Cat in the Pall – Pete Rawlik
Derpyfoot – Christine Morgan
Ghost Story – Brian M. Sammons
Palest of Humans – Don Webb
Bats in the Belfry – William Meikle
Satisfaction Brought Him Back – Glynn Owen Barrass
The Bastet Society – Sam Stone
The Veil of Dreams – Stephen Mark Rainey
The Quest of Pumpkin the Brave – Oscar Rios
A Field Guide to Wanderlust – Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
In the End there is a Drain – Tim Waggoner
Lin Carter's Simrana Cycle, now available!
Selected, compiled and edited by Robert M Price
With fiction by Linwood V Carter, Robert M Price, Lord Dunsany, Glynn Owen Barrass, Darrell Schweitzer, Gary Myers, Adrian Cole, Charles Garofalo, Henry Kuttner. Roy G Krenkel (Illustrator), Stephen Hickman (Cover Design)
Lin Carter, enthralled by the “Dreamland” tales of Lord Dunsany and others, contributed to the growing genre with a series of his own stories, dubbed “The Simrana Tales.” Some of them were published in a variety of small-press magazines and other publications, but they were never collected into a book, and many tales have never been published at all. Until now. As Carter himself commented in his afterword to Lord Dunsany’s Beyond the Fields We Know, “The most Dunsanian of my fiction is the Simrana series … the name was coined many years ago and lay in my notebooks awaiting the right kind of story to occur to me.” A complete collection of his Simrana tales could hardly be called complete without including the stories that inspired him to write them in the first place: Lord Dunsany’s masterpieces of fantasy. Here at last is the complete Simrana Cycle, accompanied by outstanding stories in the genre including Dunsany’s own “The Sword of Welleran” and others; Henry Kuttner’s 1937 Weird Tales gem “The Jest of Droom-avista,” and new stories by leading authors in the field: Gary Myers, Darrell Schweitzer, Adrian Cole, Charles Garofalo, and Glynn Barrass, as well as six ink drawings by Roy G. Krenkel, originally done for the publication of Carter’s “The Gods of Neol Shendis.”
I am very proud to announce my latest fiction appearance with my tale of Cosmic Horror: 'Silver Jubilee.'
It can be read in Cemetery Moon #14, published by Fortress Publishing Inc.
Horror, suspense and gothic! Suspenseful stories and twisted tales brought to you by:
Lee Clark Zumpe
Wallace Boothill & Philip W. Kleaver
Glynn Owen Barrass