Welcome the official website of author Aaron Gudmunson
News & Announcements
July 2, 2018: Hey, Tweeters! Consider following Aaron on Twitter here. He'll follow back!
June 16, 2018:
One Randomly selected Grand Prize winner will receive the SIGNED final draft manuscript of Aaron's novel The Slingerman (including his final edits in red ink) AND one signed paperback copy of EACH of his books (including the currently out-of-print collection of dark fiction and essays From the Dusklands).
One 1st Place winner will receive one paperback copy of any of his books (signed)
One 2nd Place winner will receive one digital edition of any of his books (alas, unsigned)
How does one win? There are four easy ways!
1. Leave an honest review of any of his books on Amazon
2. Leave an honest review of any of his books on Goodreads
3. Follow Aaron on Twitter @AaronGudmunson
4. Post a pic of you with your copy of his newest release The Slingerman on Facebook (be sure to tag him in it!)
You will be entered each time you complete one of these things. Do all four, be entered four times! No purchase necessary. Contest will expire at 12:00 a.m. CDT on July 16, 2018.
May 30, 2018: Hey, readers! Have you read one or more of Aaron's books? If so, please consider taking a moment to leave an honest review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Whether you loved it, liked it, or thought it wouldn't be worth using it for bath tissue, he'd appreciate it more than you know!
May 25, 2018: The Slingerman is now available in trade paperback format! Get it here.
May 8, 2018: The Slingerman, Aaron's long-awaited follow up to his debut novel Snow Globe is now available!
May 6, 2018: Aaron's next book, The Slingerman, will be available in digital formats on Tuesday May 8 (print to follow in short order)! Check out the cover here.
February 15, 2018: Happy to announce Aaron's story "The Anachronist" will appear in an upcoming issue of Spectacle Magazine!
January 2, 2018: Happy New Year to all! The 3rd edition of Aaron's debut novel Snow Globe is now available thanks to Crossroad Press!
November 15, 2017: Unfortunately, I have learned the Ragnarok Publications, publishers of Snow Globe and the forthcoming prequel The Slingerman will be ceasing all novel publication beginning December 1. Now may be your last opportunity to read Snow Globe for some time while I consider other publishing options. For those who've been waiting literally years for The Slingerman, I sincerely apologize and hope you'll continue to be patient. Thank you all for your continued support. - Aaron
October 31, 2017: HAPPY HALLOWEEN, all!
August 15, 2017: For those patiently (or not-so-patiently) awaiting the Snow Globe prequel, The Slingerman, we wanted to inform you we now have a firm release date: October 2018!
June 21, 2017: Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores is now open to submissions (through June 28)! Please read our guidelines and send us your best genre fiction. - Aaron
May 20, 2017: ANNOUNCEMENT: Hey, everyone, long time! We're sorry for the protracted absence (have we reached hiatus status yet?), but wanted to let you know it's not because Aaron's going away. Many things in the works around here, not the least of which is to report Aaron has been named assistant editor at Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores, a pro-paying speculative fiction magazine! His duties will cover reviewing and editing all stories submitted under the Eldritch category. Congrats, Aaron!
January 1, 2017: Happy New Year, one and all!
December 25, 2016: Happy holidays to one and all! Watch this space for information about Aaron's upcoming prequel to Snow Globe. Wishing you all a fantastic holiday season!
October 3, 2016: We can now confirm Aaron's new novel, The Slingerman, a prequel to Snow Globe, will be released in spring 2018!
July 27, 2016: I blogged! Read the new post (the first in better than a year, shame on me) here. -Aaron
July 2, 2016: Greetings! We know it's been quiet around here lately, but be on the lookout for some exciting news. We can't say too much just yet, but we think you'll like it!
April 4, 2016: Aaron is taking a break from social media to focus on finishing several projects. If you need to contact him, please email him via this website. Thanks!
January 1, 2016: Happy New Year! Make the most of it.
December 23, 2015: Happy holidays to all!
October 31, 2015: Happy Halloween!
August 29, 2015: Check out the killer projects coming soon from Ragnarok Publications, publishers of Snow Globe!
May 3, 2015: Hello, friends, and happy spring! We can't say too much yet, but be on the lookout for a prequel to Snow Globe, tentatively titled The Slingerman, early next year! Stop back here for more details as they develop.
May 1, 2015: Now available via Firbolg Publishing! Enter at Your Own Risk: Dreamscapes into Darkness. This wonderful anthology features Aaron's story "The Morgue" alongside tales by masters of horror both classic (Mary Shelley, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, D.H. Lawrence) and contemporary (Jonathan Maberry, Holly Newstein, Gregory Norris, JG Faherty, B.e. Scully and many more). Edited by Dr. Alex Scully.
February 10, 2015: Many, many good things in the works, friends. Please stay tuned and thanks for stopping by. Hope 2015 has been good to you. -Aaron
December 31, 2014: Happy New Year to all! Many good things coming to this site in the near future; let's make 2015 a year to remember! -Aaron
December 15, 2014: Angelic Knight Press, publisher of Aaron's debut novel Snow Globe, has been acquired by Ragnarok Publications as the horror imprint. Check out the press release here (includes a glimpse of the cover for Snow Globe's 2nd edition).
December 11, 2014: Discounted for the holidays - Emma Tremendous is now an additional 10% of trade paperback cover price at Amazon. Perfect for the young reader on your list (also perfect for readers of any age, as long as they happen to love adventure!) Happy holidays!
November 13, 2014: Check out a brief interview with Aaron here.
November 4, 2014: Happy Election Day! After you visit the polls, drop by Amazon to pick up the brand new massive Dead Harvest anthology, featuring dark tales from some of today's top genre authors including Tim Lebbon, Richard Chizmar, Ronald Malfi, Tim Waggoner, and many more! Includes Aaron's story "The Guest."
October 31, 2014: Happy Halloween! Stay scary!
October 28, 2014: Aaron has uploaded his horror selfie to www.horrorselfies.com - a wonderful way to promote the reading of genre works. Please take a moment out of your busy Halloween season to take a peak at the site. Upload one of your own and enter to win dozens of signed books from some of the biggest names and exciting up-and-comers in the horror genre (including Aaron's debut novel Snow Globe)!
October 18, 2014: Wrapped in Black: Thirteen Tales of Witches and the Occult, containing Aaron's short story "Pig Roast" is now available in Kindle and paperback editions - just in time for Halloween!
September 16, 2014: Aaron will appear at Context Convention in Worthington, OH on September 27-28. Drop by and say hello!
August 11, 2014: From a review of Emma Tremendous via Midwest Book Review:
"[A] superbly crafted and imaginative [...] fantasy novel that will hold immense appeal for young readers. Very highly recommended for school and community collections."
July 11, 2014: Stay tuned for a HUGE announcement regarding one of the anthologies in which Aaron will have a story - he will appear with some very special contributors! (Hint: If you know genre fiction, you know them!)
June 25, 2014: Aaron is thrilled to announce his short story "Pig Roast" will be included in Wrapped in Black: Thirteen Tales of Witches and the Occult, to be published this fall by Sekhmet Press.
June 21, 2014: Happy Solstice, everyone! Aaron has some exciting news regarding upcoming projects, but can't mention most of them until they are finalized. However, he would like to share that his story "Range" has been accepted for publication in the Our World of Horror anthology, to be published by Eldritch Press! Stay tuned for further announcements in the near future, and please enjoy this longest day of the year.
May 2, 2014: Check out this review of Snow Globe by book review master Frank Michaels Errington!
April 3, 2014: Aaron's new novel, Emma Tremendous, is now available in Kindle, paperback, and hardcover formats! A shapeshifter story written for young adults (and anyone who likes adventure and were-creatures) is written under the author's pseudonym, A.D. Goodman. Get your copy now!
April 2, 2014: Snow Globe was March's top seller for Angelic Knight Press. Thanks to all who picked up a copy! Have you gotten yours?
March 22, 2014: Snow Globe is now available in trade paperback format! Grab it now at an introductory discounted price!
March 18, 2014: Aaron's short story "MEDS" is available now in Issue 2 of the fantastic magazine of science fiction, Robot and Raygun.
March 6, 2014: Snow Globe is now available for your Kindle! Trade paperback edition to follow shortly. It may be almost spring, but couldn't you stand a little more snow? Or a lot?
February 26, 2014: Aaron's young adult novel, Emma Tremendous (due for release March 24), now has a cover. Check it out here!
February 7, 2014: Today brings the cover reveal for Aaron's debut novel Snow Globe. Check it out here!
February 2, 2014: Happy Groundhog Day! Aaron's extreme/erotic horror story "Erica's Collection" is now available at Amazon.com. Check it out... if you dare.
January 26, 2014: Check out the new trailer for Aaron's debut novel SNOW GLOBE, due late February!
January 7, 2014: Dark Moon Digest #14 (containing Aaron's short story "Mating Season") is now available in both Kindle and paperback formats via Amazon.com! Check out the Works page on this website for cover image and excerpt!
January 5, 2014: Coming soon via Hazardous Encounters (an imprint of Hazardous Press) as an ebook single: "Erica's Collection," a tale of extreme horror. Check out the Works page on this website for cover image and excerpt!
January 1, 2014: Happy New Year, everyone! Here's wishing you a successful and fulfilling 2014. Stay tuned for some exciting updates. Coming soon! - Aaron
December 6, 2013
Stay tuned for an announcement regarding Aaron's upcoming YA novel to be published in early 2014 from Little Devil Books! Also, if you haven't seen it, here's the book trailer for Aaron's debut horror novel Snow Globe.
October 28, 2013
Happy Halloween/Samhain to all! Stay safe. - Aaron
June 18, 2013
Had a great time in New Orleans this past weekend. Met some great people and learned a lot from the seasoned pros. -Aaron
June 5, 2013
Aaron's first horror novel Snow Globe will be released February 2014 by Angelic Knight Press!
May 28, 2013
Aaron will be attending THE BRAM STOKER AWARDS® WEEKEND 2013 INCORPORATING WORLD HORROR CONVENTION June 13-16 in New Orleans!
May 7, 2013
Aaron's collection of dark fiction, From the Dusklands, is now available in paperback or Kindle formats!
May 4, 2013
Aaron has been accepted as an Affiliate Member of the Horror Writers Association!
April 5, 2013
The first official book trailer for From the Dusklands is now live! Check it out here!
March 21, 2013
I learned today that a fellow scribe whom I admired and respected has passed away. Rick Hautala was a master of his craft and a mentor to many (myself included) and I am proud to say some of our stories shared homes in the same publications. Rest in peace, Rick. You are greatly missed. - Aaron
March 17, 2013
Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! We're all Irish today. Enjoy and stay safe!
March 16, 2013
Welcome to the brand new official web site for author Aaron Gudmunson! Feel free to look around and enjoy your stay...if you dare.
Aaron's first collection will be released May 3, 2013 by publisher Hazardous Press! It is entitled From the Dusklands and will include eleven previously-published stories/essays and an original novella. Keep an eye on this page for further details.