TWO-TIME BRAM STOKER AWARD ® FINALIST
THE DARK AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
The Dark at the End of the Tunnel is the Bestselling and Bram Stoker Award nominated collection of Taylor Grant's fiction.
It also includes the Bram Stoker Award nominated story The Infected.
Links to Purchase:
Barnes and Noble
This is Horror UK
The Horror Zine
Beneath the Underground
Horror Novel Reviews
EVIL JESTER PRESENTS
Taylor is the lead writer and Editor in Chief of this #1 Amazon Bestselling and critically acclaimed comic book, having adapted three of the four stories, including the Bram Stoker Award-Winning tale "The Box" from Bestselling author Jack Ketchum. He also adapted stories from New York Times Bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, and International Bestselling author William F. Nolan ("Logan's Run").
Get your copy HERE.
DARK SCREAMS VOL. 9
In my story "The Dead Years," Emma was the great love of Matt's life. So when a strange doppleganger of her reappears at a cocktail party fifteen years after her death, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her from slipping away again.
Includes dark tales from New York Times Bestselling authors Peter Straub and Kelly Armstrong, as well as award-winning author Stewart O'Nan, Lee Thomas, and Jonathan Moore. Get your copy HERE.
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL VOL. 3
In my story "A Thousand Rooms of Darkness" Anne faces two terrible phobias. Samhainophobia: an irrational fear of Halloween, and Phasmophobia: an irrational fear of ghosts. But her terrors are more rational than she knows, and this October 31st, she will face the most terrifying Halloween of all.
Includes Halloween-themed tales from New York Times Bestselling author Kelly Armstrong, as well as Michael McBride, Kate Maruyama, and Greg Chapman. Get your copy HERE:
WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM
I am genuinely honored to be a part of this incredible new book “Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre.”
Featuring articles by and interviews with the likes of Stephen King, Clive Barker, William F. Nolan, Joe R. Lansdale, Richard Chizmar, Ramsey Campell, Jonathan Maberry, Ray Garton, Lisa Morton, Tim Waggoner, Amber Benson, Tom Holland, Del Howison, Mort Castle, Marv Wolfman, and many of the best writers working in horror today.
I have written a comprehensive piece about choosing the right medium for your story and yourself, leveraging my many years of experience writing for television, film, comics, the stage and books. Get your copy HERE.
DRIVE-IN CREATURE FEATURE
My new story Static is about a terrified young woman who has been forced to hire a bodyguard to protect her from a relentless stalker--but this stalker is far more powerful and terrifying than either of them can imagine.
This homage to the drive-in creature features from the past features stories by horror masters such as Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, William F. Nolan, Joe McKinney, Lisa Morton, and many more.
Get your copy HERE.
Features my story Blood, in which a boy discovers secrets about his family's past more strange and terrifying that he can possibly imagine.
Includes stories by legendary authors such as Jack Ketchum, Dennis Etchison, William F. Nolan, and Richard Christian Matheson.
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CEMETERY DANCE MAGAZINE
Taylor wrote the Bram Stoker Award-nominated story "The Infected." It is about the horrors of quiet desperation and how familial patterns can take on a life of their own. This is only the third time in Cemetery Dance Magazine's 25 year history that they have published an "All Fiction Issue." It features multiple bestselling and award-winning authors, including Bentley Little, Jack Ketchum, Simon Clark, Eric Red and Darrell Schweitzer.
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HORROR FOR GOOD
What Others Are Saying...
"Taylor Grant has an uncanny talent for telling stories that invert our everyday experiences into sympathetic nightmares. His characters are always given the dignity of conscience and choice, even as he deftly manipulates the reader through whatever ingenious turn of the screw he has come up with this time. Whether his name appears on a screenplay or prose, Taylor Grant is a writer who never fails to engage. His stories frighten me and, frankly, always leave me a little green with why the hell didn't I think of that?"
- Christopher Ransom, International Bestselling Author, The Birthing House
"Trust me here, I am not exaggerating when I say The Silent Ones is one of the most effectively written stories I have ever read. I liken it to a cross between the passionate weirdness of Edgar Allan Poe to the “outside the box” of Stephen King. This one would make a wonderful film, except there would need to be really good special effects to capture the horrifying turn of events. I believe this story is brilliant, and more fiction like this could easily catapult Grant to best-seller fame."
- Jeani Rector, Editor/Founder, The Horror Zine
"I think that more than anybody else working today, Taylor has taken up the dark energy that was so vital in Dennis Etchison's short fiction and made it relevant for contemporary readers. Taylor spins one hell of a good yarn!"
- Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award Winner, Dead City
"Every story is written with the precise-concise language of a poet...and each has an almost perfect closure. Taylor Grant. Write the name down, and watch it popping up all over the literary landscape."
– Gene O'Neill, Bram Stoker Award Winning Author, The Cal Wild Chronicles
“Once in a while new work gets through that is so full of talent and commitment, that it is an inspiration. His stories are smart, filled with talent, and deserve to be read. So turn off the TV and start reading them. Now. Taylor Grant is keeping the faith.”
– Dennis Etchison, Two-time World Fantasy Award Winner, The Dark Country
“Taylor Grant is a bold, unsettling new voice in suspense and horror.”
– Scott Nicholson, Bestselling Thriller Author, The Red Church
“ …exceptional collection of short fiction…beautifully constructed. Much is at risk in each story—not only a characters’ physical beings, but their hearts and souls as well … with emphasis on soul.”
“The powerful yet economical story-telling and crisp, effective dialogue call to mind the great (Rosemary's Baby) Ira Levin. Like all great horror authors, Grant can generate terror from monstrous beings but also from human cruelty. The Dark at the End of the Tunnel gives horror fans something to celebrate.”
– This is Horror UK
“These stories strike hard as steel and silent as a shadow's whisper—a cornucopia of horror from a master of the genre!”
– Tim Waggoner, author of Eat the Night and The Way of All Flesh
“Grant has a extremely gifted writing ability and tells captivating tales. When his characters speak, it comes off realistic. That to me is the most important aspect every writer must master. Grant masters it very well. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys their horror fiction dark and with deep thought and intelligence.”
– Horror Underground
“As classic, elegant and as deadly effective and efficient as a switchblade, the stories here echo the timeless storytelling of The Twilight Zone, E.C. Horror comics, and 1980s paperback kings, while carving up their own new brand.”
– John Palisano, Bram Stoker Award Finalist, Dust of the Dead, Nerves
“Taylor Grant is a master at balancing pure dread with raw untethered emotion and brilliant characters. The kind of horror that gut punches you in vivid slow motion and leaves you breathless in its wake. Mark my words: he will leave an unmatched legacy in the genre.”
--Robert S. Wilson, Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor, author Empire of Blood series
"Is it the Internet that sets loose the demons in Taylor Grant’s tale Masks? After all, that medium has called them forth from within many folk who may very well be timid in everyday life. However you interpret them, Grant's demons ring grimly true."
- Ramsey Campbell, called "Britain's most respected living horror writer. "
“These beautifully crafted tales culled from the deepest recesses of Grant’s devious imagination feature an array of horrors. His obvious glee in depicting these horrors and more makes this collection a joy for the reader who enjoys the work of classic horror writers such as Richard Matheson and Stephen King. Yet it’s his talent as a storyteller dealing with modern themes that lends these tales depth and humanity of which we all can relate.
– John Claude Smith, Bram Stoker Award Finalist, Riding the Centipede
"I guarantee you will cast a wary eye at your local pet store after reading emerging talent Taylor Grant's take in Dead Pull."
- Rocky Wood, Former President of the
Horror Writers Association
"Taylor Grant's Spectres will never leave you, and you might never leave the place it takes you."
- Gary McMahon, Multiple British Fantasy Award Nominated Author
’Masks' by Taylor Grant is a truly terrifying tale of metamorphosis, rage and sexual desire. After reading, you’ll take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror, and wonder what lurks beneath YOUR mask.”
- Horror Geeks Magazine
"I was VERY impressed, not only with the theme but with the style of The Silent Ones. It's unlike almost everything I've read in the genre before. Tres unique! I think what most impressed me is the way Grant was able to create a mounting sense of isolation."
- Hal Bodner, Bestselling Author of
"Taylor Grant's Masks provokes the intellect, the psyche, and the body. It is about being civilized and human, about being primitive and animalistic, about the fact that we all wear masks to hide what we really are."
- Cameron Trost, Vice President of the Australian Horror Writers Association
"One of the best short stories I've read in a while. Taylor Grant's "The Silent Ones" is absolutely amazing. Not to be missed."
- Joe Mynhardt, Publisher of the Year, Founder of Crystal Lake Publishing
"The Silent Ones by Taylor Grant resonated with me – the way that our 21st century modern society can alienate individuals, disconnect them from others and render them invisible. (It is one of) my top five stories from a collection that is, in my totally biased opinion, a must-have on every horror fan’s shelf."
-Tracie McBride, Acclaimed Author of Ghosts Can Bleed
"Taylor knows how to weave a tale to get your blood boiling. The Vood was an engaging read from start to finish. I felt like I was there. The smell of his sweat from the fear he encountered, the stench of it all, filled my nostrils. And when the ending came, I was in total shock. If you love to be scared, this story is it! Two thumbs up and a special ringing of the Jester's bell!"
- Charles Day, Bram Stoker Award nominated author of The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief
Taylor Grant's The Silent Ones is a mind haunt that creeps into you and takes a while to get over."
- Rena Mason, Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author of The Evolutionist
"The Vood is a dark, visceral exercise in sustained paranoia; is it really happening, is it not? Grant masterfully keeps the reader second guessing with the story's most unreliable narrator, as the tension mounts with graphic intensity."
- John Kenny, Author | Co-Editor of Albedo One
"Standouts among the work (Feast of Frights) include...Masks by Taylor Grant, a good gory tale about the thing bent over in the cubicle right across from you, chewing away while churning through spreadsheets."
- Dark Eclipse Magazine
"The Silent Ones gets five stars. It was a lot of fun to read and has a little bit of everything. In addition to possessing a certain creep factor, especially in the beginning, Taylor provides a few laughs along the way. His story alone is worth the five dollars for the anthology.”
- Kevin Hopson, Author, Early Release for Bad Behavior
“A rip-roaring, fast-paced collection that nosedives the reader into a world of mind-busting terror and seduction; part these pages at your own risk, as Taylor Grant picks away at your worst fears...the bogeyman finally as a name...”
– David Owain Hughes, Walled in, White Walls and Straightjackets