Joe McKinney’s reading from THE RED EMPIRE AND OTHER STORIES at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin, Texas was a tremendous success! This was our first event, and we’d like to thank everyone who came out to hear Joe read “Eyes Open,” “Burning Finger Man,” and “Empty Room,” as well as talk about his writing process and how his experiences in the San Antonio police department have shaped him as an author.
Prizes were given, including The Red Empire, Attic Clowns by Jeremy Shipp, Via Dolorosa by Ronald Malfi, and prints of The Red Empire cover by and courtesy of artist Joshua Hansen. We couldn’t have been happier with the turnout, and we eagerly look forward to the next Redrum Horror event!
The reviews are coming in, and the consensus is that Joe McKinney’s debut collection, The Red Empire and Other Stories, is a hit!
Anything Horror says, “ I’ve always thought of McKinney as ‘that kick ass zombie author,’ but now after reading The Red Empire and Other Stories I think of him simply as, ‘That kick ass author.’ Period.”
Hell Notes calls it a “new classic” and says, “Redrum Horror has gotten off to a great start with this collection.”
Horror Talk says, “The Red Empire and Other Stories is a very complete collection that will satisfy fans of horror, thrillers and detective stories alike. Also, McKinney’s writing is so descriptive that the book feels more like a collection of novellas than a short story compilation (with the first tale coming in at 130 pages, considering it a novella is not that far-fetched). If you like your literature rough and dripping with authenticity, pick up a copy of The Red Empire today.”
New York Times Bestselling Author Jonathan Maberry (Assassin’s Code, Dead of Night) has some very high praise for Joe McKinney’s THE RED EMPIRE AND OTHER STORIES, due out in January from Redrum Horror.
“Joe McKinney has been my favorite horror writer since he first broke on the scene. Each story in The Red Empire is a dangerous gem of a tale. Here is the most original voice of modern horror.”
Don’t miss it!
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Jeremy C. Shipp has joined the Redrum Horror family, today we’re equally excited to announce that Redrum Horror will release THE RED EMPIRE AND OTHER STORIES by Joe McKinney (Dead City, Apocalypse of the Dead, Flesh Eaters). Look for this incredible collection, featuring McKinney’s thrilling eco-horror novella The Red Empire, in January 2012!