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Publication Order of Andrew Mayhem Books

Graverobbers Wanted (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Single White Psychopath Seeks Same (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Casket for Sale (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suckers (With: J.A. Konrath) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Homicidal Maniac (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cemetery Closing (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Andrew Mayhem/Harry McGlade Books

with J.A. Konrath
Suckers (With: J.A. Konrath) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wolf Hunt Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

How to Rescue a Dead Princess (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mandibles (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of Whack (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elrod McBugle on the Loose (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disposal (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted Forest Tour (With: James A. Moore) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Benjamin's Parasite (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dweller (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Draculas (With: Blake Crouch,F. Paul Wilson,Jack Kilborn,J.A. Konrath) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sinister Mr. Corpse (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fangboy (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Bad Day For Voodoo (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Have a Bad Feeling about This (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kumquat (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blister (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cyclops Road (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Guests (With: Armand Rosamilia,Wrath James White,David Moody,Kealan Patrick Burke,Gary McMahon,Shane McKenzie,Ryan Harding,Mark Tufo) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everything Has Teeth (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger Things Have Happened (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sick House (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
How You Ruined My Life (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bring Her Back (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bang Up (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ferocious (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Pretties (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clowns Vs. Spiders (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Allison (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Odds (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autumn Bleeds Into Winter (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demonic (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Novelization (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Veiled (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Specimen 313 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Faint of Heart (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kutter (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stalking You Now (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Facial (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Apocalypse of Our Own (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Dead Hands (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twentieth Anniversary Screening (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Gleefully Macabre Tales (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Clown Barbecue (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Clown Barbecue: Expansion Pack (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cemetery Dance Select (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Candy Coated Madness (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freaky Briefs: 75 Short Absurdities (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pressure Books

Publication Order of Best New Zombie Tales Books

with Jonathan Maberry, Bev Vincent, David Niall Wilson, Joe McKinney, Ray Garton, Tim Lebbon, Tim Waggoner, Steven A. Roman, Mort Castle, Harry Shannon, John Everson, Nancy Kilpatrick, Simon Wood, Kealan Patrick Burke, Gary McMahon, Nate Southard, Cody Goodfellow, Rio Youers, James Newman, Paul Kane, Nate Kenyon, Jeremy C. Shipp, Robert Swartwood, Kim Paffenroth, James Roy Daley, JessicaBrown, Derek Gunn, Narrell M. Harris
Best New Zombie Tales Vol. 1 (By: James Roy Daley,JessicaBrown) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Zombie Tales Vol. 2 (By: David Niall Wilson,Tim Waggoner,Steven A. Roman,Mort Castle,John Everson,Cody Goodfellow,James Newman,Nate Kenyon,James Roy Daley,Derek Gunn) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Zombie Tales Vol.3 (By: Joe McKinney,Nancy Kilpatrick,Nate Southard,Paul Kane,Jeremy C. Shipp) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Zombie Tales Trilogy (With: Jonathan Maberry,Bev Vincent,David Niall Wilson,Joe McKinney,Ray Garton,Tim Lebbon,Tim Waggoner,Mort Castle,Harry Shannon,John Everson,Nancy Kilpatrick,Simon Wood,Kealan Patrick Burke,Gary McMahon,Cody Goodfellow,Rio Youers,Paul Kane,Nate Kenyon,Jeremy C. Shipp,Robert Swartwood,Kim Paffenroth,James Roy Daley,Narrell M. Harris) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

DeathGrip: Exit Laughing(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bits of the Dead(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror Library, Volume 3(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mad and the Macabre(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Help! Wanted: Tales of On-the-Job Terror(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waiting For October(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Zombie Tales Trilogy(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror for Good(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Feast of Frights from The Horror Zine(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiral Mad(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Rites: An Invitation to Horror(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Stakes: A Vampire Anthology(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear the Reaper(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister October, Volume II(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Seasons: The Journal of New England Horror Writers, Volume II(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror Library, Volume 5(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Piercing the Darkness(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Harvest(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anything but Zombies(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aghast Vol. 1: A Journal of the Darkly Fantastic(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Horror Volume 1(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gruesome Tensome: A Short Story Tribute to the Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 1(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Splatterpunk's Not Dead(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aghast(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Easter Horror Shorts(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Places, Evil Faces(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Horror Vol. 2(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Plague of Shadows(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantastic Tales of Terror(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Haunts Volume 1(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Hell Followed(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Darkness, Delight(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Lost, Volume 1(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leaders of the Pack(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Frights Issue #1(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brewtality: Extreme Horror Anthology(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Horror Volume 3(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Nights(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unholy Thirst(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Attack From the '80s(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baker's Dozen(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monsters Monsters Monsters Monsters(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battered, Broken Bodies(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monstorm(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Razor Blade in the Fun-Size Candy(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Iron and Cold Blood: An Anthology of the Weird West(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Splatterpunk's Basement of Horrors(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Never Dead(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil Little F***s(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Jeff Strand is an American author from Tampa Florida best known for writing award-winning horror and comedy novels. Strand was born in Baltimore in Maryland but the family moved to Fairbanks, Alaska when he was still an infant and hence he does not remember much about Baltimore. Growing up in the cold reaches of Alaska, all he wanted was to be a cartoonist or make video games. As he grew older, he wanted to write movies. As an adult, he still wants to do a lot of the things he desired to be as a child but for the moment he is contented with writing humorous comedy novels. He is a multiple-time nominee for the Bram Stoker Award and his novel “Pressure” was optioned and is set to be made into a motion picture. While most of his works are classified as horror, he writes in all manner of genres from drama, thriller, comedy and even fairy tales. Having been fed up with the cold of Alaska growing up, he now makes his home in Tampa Florida.

Jeff discovered his passion for writing from a very young age and by the time he was in the fifth grade, one of his stories was featured on the Daily News Miner. He continued writing throughout junior high and even had one of his poems on a Pizza Hut placemat. It was during his senior high school days that he got into acting plays and also got obsessed with horror films. He also wrote several plays and poems during this time that were never published. After graduating from high school Jeff Strand attended Bowling Green State University, where he studied Creative Writing. His first ever sold literary work was “The Private Diary of Leonard Parr” that was a short story he sold to Twisted Magazine. After writing several novels in a range of styles, he published Graverobbers Wanted (No Experience Necessary) in 2003. It was published in his now-famous comedy-horror style that would come to define his works. He went on to win several awards including the Bram Stoker for “Pressure” and a Splatterpunk Award for “The Tipping Point” that won Best Short Story.

Jeff’s writing which is a combination of horror and comedy is defined by sparse prose and dark humor. He cites the likes of Jack Ketchum, Douglas Adams, Dave Barry, and Richard Laymon among the writers that have inspired his writings. However, his biggest influence was the Horror Writers Association (HWA) that he joined in 1994. At the time he did not have any author friends and hence much of the information on authoring he had he got from Writer’s Market. The Association and especially its newsletter proved a treasure trove of information that he found invaluable. He also had access to a private bulletin board where he got to interact with published authors whose books he had already read. While the newsletters and bulletins did not say what he always wanted to hear, they provided invaluable information and helped shatter his rose-tinted view of a career in writing. While he could have crafted his novels in solitude and sent an unagented script to an editor and by luck made it, he thinks that would have been leaving it to chance. By joining HWA, he made the contacts necessary to help him polish up on his work and get published faster.

Jeff Strand’s novel “Graverobbers Wanted: No Experience Necessary” is the story of Andrew Mayhem a man who finds himself in dire straits. As a desperate man looking for adventure, one can do some of the most irresponsible things. The married father of two is approached to find a key from the most reprehensible of places – a grave. If he successfully digs up the body and retrieves the key from the shallow grave he will be rewarded with $20,000. But things become weird when he digs up the body and finds that the supposedly dead man is still breathing and even worse he is armed and dangerous. Now that he knows how terrible of a job it is he thinks he should have asked for more money. He thought it would be an evening of ethically dubious manual labor but now has to play a weird game of courage and wits with an invisible killer with a wicked sense of humor. It is a game that soon brings him in contact with Ghoulish delights a group of filmmakers that are keeping a dark secret that will take a lot of courage to unearth.

“Single White Psychopath Seeks Sam”e the second novel of the Andrew Mayhem series by Jeff Strand is another compelling read. Andrew Mayhem had woken up and felt that this was going to be one of those days. But this was not just a feeling as he wakes up with his arms behind his back tied to a chair as some lunatics go at him with chainsaws. Given how much trouble he often gets into, he is not surprised but is rather brave given his predicament. For the irresponsible Mayhem, becoming chainsaw fodder is not among his biggest worries as he knows that it is only a matter of time before he gets out of the jam. He had been made to pose as a serial killer named “The Headhunter,” and then infiltrate a cabal of deranged maniacs. The maniacs meet in an Alaskan mansion where they play macabre games of murder. Will he be able to free the victims of their games now imprisoned in the house or will he be made into a participant? It is an outrageous blend of the horrifying and the hilarious that will keep one guessing, gasping and laughing from the start right to the very end.

In “Casket For Sale: Only Used Once” the third novel of the series by Jeff Strand, Andrew Mayhem is trying to turn his life around. He got a real job and is a better husband and father. He has also vowed to never accept money from strangers in coffee shops ever since his two previous experiences went really bad. In this novel, he is taking a trip camping with his best friend and family. He has a full tank of gas and he is not taking any shortcuts as he has taken the warning given by some old man very seriously. Unfortunately, despite all his precautions, he could not have planned for an attack from savage killers. They are intent on killing them but not before inflicting ghastly torture before. They are pursued by a relentless bunch of deranged killers and have to deal with one crisis after another in a booby-trapped forest. It is a great story that shows Andrew in a different light as he faces the darkest hours of his life determined to protect his family. It is still a completely outrageous, twisted, and action-packed story of the series.

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