Triana’s book Growing Dark is NOW AVAILABLE directly from Blue Juice Comics and Books, as well as being available on Kindle, or you can pre-order it on Amazon, (with an official release date of July 28th).
This is a collection of ten of his darkest short stories, some of which have appeared in magazines and anthologies, while others are new and exclusive to this book.
A small town is ruined by black rain, and two police officers find themselves face to face with the creatures lurking in the flooded streets. Paramedics find a remedy for a zombie virus outbreak — but can the survivors come to terms with their cannibalism? Former high-school sweethearts reconnect for the anniversary of a murder. Two deceased movie legends come back as avenging angels, tracking demons through haunted canyons. In the Wild West, an aging gunslinger returns to his favorite brothel, only to encounter a fathomless black tar that’s devouring everyone within.
These stories and more fill Growing Dark. A macabre book of bloodcurdling terror, ranging from otherworldly evils to very human nightmares, this powerful collection is sure to keep you sleeping with the lights on.
Kristopher Triana’s “The Ruin Season” will be published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in 2016. This will be his novel debut.
The novel is a country noir story, filled with haunting madness and love, as well as violent heroism and blood-soaked revenge. It is a sorrowful tale in the southern gothic tradition of Cormac McCarthy, Harry Crews, Stewart O’Nan and Daniel Woodrell.
More updates will come as this progresses; until then head over to Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing and pick up some of their excellent books.
Triana’s newest short story, “Dog Years”, will be appearing in “Selfies from the End of the World”, an upcoming apocalyptic anthology from Mad Scientist Journal.
The story is about a teenage girl and her friends trying to survive in a world where everyone ages seven times faster than humans ever did before and dies by the time they’re in their early twenties.
Stay tuned for more updates, including a release date.
A cold wind ushers in, warning of the horror that lurks in the cobwebbed corners of our world. A black fate has befallen us all. Growing Dark, Kristopher Triana’s short story collection, is being unleashed this spring by Blue Juice Press.
A small town is ruined by black rain, and two police officers find themselves face to face with the creatures lurking in the flooded streets. In the Wild West, an aging gunslinger returns to his favorite brothel, only to encounter a fathomless black tar that’s devouring everyone within. Paramedics find a remedy for a zombie virus outbreak — but can the survivors come to terms with their cannibalism? Former high-school sweethearts reconnect for the anniversary of a murder. Two deceased movie legends come back as avenging angels, tracking demons through haunted canyons. (more…)
Triana’s flash fiction horror tale, “Freckles” has just been published by Halloween Forevermore. You can read it totally for FREE on their online magazine. Click here to get yourself spooked by a ginger!
DARKER, a Russian horror magazine, recently published one my stories “The Devouring.”
First off, Kristopher, thanks for taking the time out of your schedule for us. So, tell us about yourself, please. What do you do besides writing? What brought you into horror? Which books and authors have influenced on you most?
Happy to be interviewed. Thanks for the invite. I’m an author and all around horror maniac. I am also a professional dog trainer. As for the horror genre, I’ve been obsessed with it my whole life. I think as a kid the magic of Halloween lured me into all things dark and deadly. The authors who influenced me most as a youth would be Clive Barker, Richard Matheson and Stephen King, but as I really became passionate about writing in my twenties, my influences ranged widely to include Ted Lewis, Cormac McCarthy, Stewart O’Nan, Rex Miller, Nick Cave, and a lot of old fashioned western authors like Glendon Swarthout and Larry McMurty.
DARKER Magazine recently contacted me regarding “The Devouring,” a story of mine which is the opener in D.O.A. II – Extremem Horror. DARKER is a prominent Russian horror magazine and it’s a great honor to be chosen. It’s available in Russian on their website here, and of course in English in D.O.A II. Check out Works to find out where D.O.A. II is available.