Visceral: Collected Flesh

Some tales are best told wet, dripping with blood and bowels, like a freshly slaughtered steer, its flesh and organs splayed across the butcher’s floor for all the world to see. Whether reading such stories or seeing such slaughters, the observer is witnessing two primal truths: fear can be measured in body parts and death is rarely heroic. These eight tales were run through the meat grinder and served-up raw. If you’re going in, bring plenty of napkins.

Christine Morgan divides her writing time among many genres, from horror to historical, from superheroes to smut, anything in between and combinations thereof. She’s a future crazy-cat-lady and a longtime gamer, who enjoys British television, cheesy action/disaster movies, cooking and crafts. Which latter two led the Bizzong! podcast to refer to her as “The Martha Stewart of extreme horror,” so, make of that what you will!

Her short stories have appeared in dozens of anthologies, as well as the collections The Raven’s Table and The Wolf’s Feast (Viking-themed horror and dark fantasy) and Dawn of the Living-Impaired And Other Messed Up Zombie Stories (zombies, obviously). She also shares the pages of Visceral, a collection of body horror, with Patrick C. Harrison III. More collections are due out in 2022.

Her latest novels include the deep-sea chompy Trench Mouth, the historical pioneer blizzard snow monstery White Death, the Splatterpunk Award winning Lakehouse Infernal (sequel upcoming!), the totally trashy Spermjackers From Hell, and the hard-to-categorize Birthright. Her novella, The Night Silver River Run Red, is part of Death’s Head Press’ Splatter Western line.

She also takes on editing and proofreading gigs, was a regular contributor to The Horror Fiction Review for many years and now posts reviews semi-regularly to her blog, has twice earned an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow in the Year’s Best series, and has had various works nominated for the Splatterpunk Awards.

Christine recently gave up her long-term work in the field of residential psych and moved from Portland, Oregon to the Los Angeles area, where she is now her mother’s full-time live-in caregiver, while still trying to get some writing done. She is always glad to hear from readers, as well as other authors (and hey, agents, publishers, movie people, it’s all good!)

Publication date: 07/22/2020
Pages: 128
Language: English