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Welcome to the official blog of horror, thriller and suspense author Todd Russell. He's written under various pen names including the name of this website, taken from AOL in the mid 1990s where he posted numerous twist ending short stories, six of which can be found in the horror short story collection Mental Shrillness. For Halloween 2011, he shared 13+ new stories in a collection called . His debut novel is now available in paperback and eBook.
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Historical Fear-related Cinema
The last top grossing horror movie was 1993 Jurassic Park. Here's a list of other fear-related films since 1916.
With shorter attention spans and ebooks, the popularity of the novella is on the rise, especially with dark fiction. Todd Russell ponders some new novella-length ideas.
Checking out DarkFuse
Information about DarkFuse - The Kindle Book Club
Looking back, looking forward another year. A vampire-themed month.
What Scares Author Melissa Smith
What Scares Authors #23, learn in her own words what scares author Melissa Smith.
Holiday Hop Dec 15-25!
Win great prizes during the Holiday Hop from December 15 - 25, 2011 including free ebooks, an autographed paperback and the Kindle Fire!
Fresh Flesh excerpt: Amazing Clearing
In 1984, Saruwatari Naoki shares an amazing clearing he finds on the island.
The Story Streak reaches three digits
The Story Streak: a new short story every day since Monday, August 22, 2011 has reached three digits (100+ stories).
What Scares Author Kennesaw Taylor
What Scares Authors series #22, learn in his own words what scares author Kennesaw Taylor.
Stick a fork in NaNoWriMo 2011!
Motivational message to my fellow wrimos: you can do it!
Huge Thanksgiving Black Friday 2011 eBook sale!
Happy Thanksgiving! Save up to 100% off the regular price of all my eBooks at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.
What Scares Author Renee Pawlish
What Scares Authors series #21, learn in her own words what scares author Renée Pawlish.
Facebook Fans Save Money
How to become a Facebook fan and save money on books.
Browser compatible scrolling clickable book covers
iPhone users can't see Flash. I built a simple animated scrolling script using the HTML marquee tags so iPhone users can see and click on my book covers, banners and text.
What Scares Author Dana Taylor
What Scares Authors series #20, learn in her own words what scares author Dana Taylor
What Scares Author VA Jeffrey
What Scares Authors series #19, learn in her own words what scares author V.A. Jeffrey
What Scares Author Jon Reisfeld
What Scares Authors series #18, learn in his own words what scares author Jon Reisfeld.
What Scares Author Laurie Stevens
What Scares Authors series #17, learn in her own words what scares author Laurie Stevens.
What Scares Author Stephen L Brayton
What Scares Authors series #16, learn in his own words what scares author Stephen L. Brayton.
What Scares Author Velda Brotherton
What Scares Authors series #15, learn in her own words what scares author Velda Brotherton.
Fresh Flesh excerpt: Torque
On Valentine's Day 1992 Wally 'Torque' Adamson is paroled. He doesn't waste any time looking for love and trouble. An excerpt from debut novel Fresh Flesh on sale 9-29-2011.
Fresh Flesh excerpt: Alone
Dick leaves Jessica alone in the cave for the first time. An excerpt from debut novel FRESH FLESH on sale 9-29-2011.
What Scares Author Tim C Taylor
What Scares Authors series #14, learn in his own words what scares author Tim C. Taylor.
What Scares Author LeAnna Shields
What Scares Authors series #13, learn in her own words what scares author LeAnna Shields.
Streak begins and read new short story Fossilization
Caught in a fire of unknown origin, the strength of a couple's love is exhibited in this new, contest winning flash fiction by Todd Russell. Also explaining the start of the new story every work day streak that began Monday 8-22-2011.
What Scares Author Sarah Woodbury
What Scares Authors series #12, learn in her own words what scares author Sarah Woodbury.
What Scares Author Jeannie Walker
What Scares Authors series #11, learn in her own words what scares author Jeannie Walker.
What Scares Author Joshua Mays
What Scares Author series #10, learn in his own words what scares author Joshua Mays.
Fresh Flesh excerpt The Rescuer
Jessica shares the first drink with her rescuer in this Fresh Flesh excerpt.
What Scares Author Athanasios
What Scares Author series #9, learn in his own words what scares author Athanasios.
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WIP (Works In Progress)
Novella #1 (1st draft)
NOVEL: Pain Plane (final)
NOVEL: Fresh Fetus (1st draft)