Rob Smales.com 

I write character-driven dark fiction.
What do you do?

Greetings and salutations, readers and writers! My name is Rob Smales, and this is my website; a place for stories to be told and talked about, and for me to occasionally pat myself on the back for getting something published. 

Newest Release!


The New England Horror Writers' Wicked anthology series continues, this time with Wicked Weird.


More than twenty stories of fallen gods and elder gods (and just a few things in-between), and the traces and footprints they leave in this world, including my short, "Pet Shop of the Gods."


The gods have pets? you say.


Not exactly, I say.

But you'll have to buy the book to read the rest―and all the other stories, of course!


Oozing into this world through a hole in reality August 23, but available for preorder today.


Grab your copy now, before it grabs you!

Grab it Now:

 Coming out of Haverhill House Publishing, edited by David Goudsward, touted as "tales of whimsy and mirth inspired by the life and works of John Greenleaf Whittier," and featuring my own contribution―the original short story, "Don't Quit"―all the proceeds from the sales of Wittier Than Thou will go to benefit the upkeep and operation of the Whittier Birthplace museum and the surrounding 69 acres of farmland in Haverhill, Massachusetts.


Other contributing authors include the redoubtable David Bernard, the notable Gregory L. Norris, and the improbable Jeff Strand.

The crew of the Ravager thought they were on top of the world, taking what they wanted and burning the rest―even the Royal Navy couldn't stop them.

Then they met the tribe.
Then they found the fog.
And in the fog they couldn't see what was coming until it was far too late.

Red Blood, White Wood, a standalone not-so-short story, available now in the Kindle store for just 99 cents!

Beware the fog.


Let us tell you a story!


Books & Boos Press recently released Triplicity: The Terror Project, Volume 1 as an audio production, read for you by Mark Rossman, available now on Audible and Amazon!


Now you can have your horror:

  • While you drive
  • While you walk.
  • While you work.


Just click on the image, buy the audiobook, download, and go.



Oh, don't forget the most important part: Enjoy!

Still filed under New Releases:

Mystery and Horror, LLC, has released the sixth in their series of  weird, dark, humorous anthologies, and this time they took me along for the ride! 

Out of the strange murky depths of Limitless Publishing comes one fun little read, the latest (so, third) installment in their Creepiest Show on Earth series, Carnival of Strange Things.


Site Under Construction!

I'm in the process of giving the site an overhaulin between writing, editing, and working a day job (yep, in that order). Please bear with me.


Navigation menus may change. Sidebars will change. Things will be updated. Some stuff will be added. Some stuff will disappear.


Come on back every once in a while and check out the progress. I'd love to have you.



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