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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. 

Out Now!

Remember the '80s?

Would you like to?

Between these covers await eleven tales full of that good old-fashioned, pre-smartphone, boom-boxy, popped collar and big hair feel, while at the same time each is something totally new you've never seen before.

1) Stardust – Rob Smales

2) ZANDAXARR - Steve Van Samson

3) Black Sky - Jenna Moquin

4) "M.O.T.W." – Barry Lee Dejasu

5) White Trash – Rebecca Rowland

6) The Cherryfield Terror – R.C. Mulhare

7) A Child’s World – Jason LeBlanc

8 ) Road Trip – Mike Deady

9) Burned Books – Kit Harding

10) A Small Voice – Michael Burke

11) Not Your Barbie Dino – Mary E. Hart

100% of the proceeds from Totally Tubular Terrors goes to the Help Jim & Tessa Fund, so not only are you getting a really fun book, you're doing something nice for someone else. You can count it as your good deed for the day!

Totally Tubular Terrors: the fun horror book that actually helps you get into Heaven. 

Also coming soon:

Wicked Creatures: a Journal of the New England Horror Writers

I don't have a cover to show yet, but here are the authors and their stories in no particular order:

Nick A. Zaino III―Weatherman and the Monk

Dave Bernard―Silver Leaves and Moth Wings

Peter Dudar―It Whispers in My Brain

Ken Vaughan―Massive Entity-17 Bernardo Carpio

Paul McMahon―The Ookie Birds

Rob Smales―Wood You Love?<―THERE I AM!

Frank Raymond Michael―Ulcinium

John Foster―Kobold

John Grover―Flutter

Errick Nunnally―Burning Bright

Katherine Silva―The Night has a Chill

Cindy O'Quinn―Birth of a Creature

Trisha Wooldridge―Heart of Frankenstein

Morgan Sylvia―Harvest

Richard Alan Scott―The Quality of Mercy

Victoria Dalpe―Dragon's Scales

Patricia Gomes―Lavinia

D.E. Ladd―The Thing in the Window

Kristi Petersen Schoonover―Carving Grace

John Buja―There is no 21:38 Westbound

Timothy Flynn―Sick and the Cursed

James A. Moore―The Mumble Man

Daniel R. Robichaud II―Keep on Trucking

Howard Odentz―Fifteen Years From Now

More to follow, including a cover reveal when it becomes available.

Due out in October at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival!

Grab it Now:

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:

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―so grab your copy now, before it grabs you!

Site Under Construction!

I'm in the process of giving the site an overhaul—in 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.