Saturday, August 16, 2008

New Publisher Launches Sinister Landscapes, a Gothic Anthology

Pixie Dust Press, a new publisher of dark fiction founded by author of Bitternest, Alan Draven, releases its first book, a 260 page gothic anthology entitled Sinister Landscapes.

Boasting 14 chilling stories from previously published and recognized authors, 4 from talented new writers, and a foreword by bestselling author, Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Sinister Landscapes sports an impressive contributor list. The anthology is a compilation of dark, moody tales inspired by classic gothic horror but with a modern twist.

In addition to his first novel, Bitternest, Draven has written hundreds of film and book reviews, dozens of short stories, and an extensive amount of poetry.

'Sinister Landscapes was an idea that stemmed from my love of Gothic horror both in films and literature. We seldom see anthologies celebrating Gothic horror these days, so it occurred to me that it was about time I remedied that. We took a classic theme and put a new spin on it. Since I'd wanted to publish an anthology of short stories from various authors for a while, this was the perfect outlet,' states Draven.

Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, bestselling and award winning sinisteria author, also shares her enthusiasm for the project, 'Sinister Landscapes was the perfect outlet for my dreams, my wicked fantasies and a welcome walk in the world of my darkest desires. With this project I was taken to the mists of my mind's eye where things are a little more shadowed than what everyday life has to offer. I am so proud to be a part of it...a part of shadows and shade and paths a little less trod...'

The book will be released in mid-September of this year to many online retailers including and as well as selected bookstores. Visit for more information.

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