I write character-driven dark fiction.
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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. 


Totally Tubular Terrors: A Collection of 1980s-Themed Horror

I had a lot of fun writing "Stardust," and I'm so glad they picked it up for TTT!

And it's not just me, there are a whole bunch of fun authors in this book. Want proof? Here's the table of contents!

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

With a tentative release date of August 6, be ready to grab yours ASAP!
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 BernardSilver Leaves and Moth Wings
Peter DudarIt Whispers in My Brain
Ken VaughanMassive Entity-17 Bernardo Carpio
Paul McMahonThe Ookie Birds
Rob SmalesWood You Love?<―THERE I AM!
Frank Raymond MichaelUlcinium
John FosterKobold
John GroverFlutter
Errick NunnallyBurning Bright
Katherine SilvaThe Night has a Chill
Cindy O'QuinnBirth of a Creature
Trisha WooldridgeHeart of Frankenstein
Morgan SylviaHarvest
Richard Alan ScottThe Quality of Mercy
Victoria DalpeDragon's Scales
Patricia GomesLavinia
D.E. LaddThe Thing in the Window
Kristi Petersen SchoonoverCarving Grace
John BujaThere is no 21:38 Westbound
Timothy FlynnSick and the Cursed
James A. MooreThe Mumble Man
Daniel R. Robichaud IIKeep on Trucking
Howard OdentzFifteen 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!

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

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