“As She Lay There Dying” to be published in Shivers VII

My new short story “As She Lay There Dying” will be published in Shivers VII edited by Richard Chizmar. Some of the other authors in the book include: Stephen King, Clive Barker, Ed Gorman, Bill Pronzini, Lisa Tuttle, Graham Masterton, Kaaron Warren, Del James, Lisa Morton, Roberta Lannes, Scott Nicholson, Bev Vincent, Norman Prentiss, and many others.

Here is the complete TOC:
“The Departed” by Clive Barker
“Red Rover, Red Rover” by Norman Partridge
“Breakbone” by Bill Pronzini
“The Storybook Forest” by Norman Prentiss
“Simple” by Al Sarrantonio
“Born Dead” by Lisa Tuttle
“The Baby Store” by Ed Gorman
“A Lonely Town in Alaska” by Darren Speegle
“Zombie Dreams” by Tim Waggoner
“Echoes” by Don D’Ammassa
“Bone by Bone” by Scott Nicholson
“Sleeping with the Bower Birds” by Kaaron Warren
“Memory Lake” by Robert Morrish
“That Long Black Train” by Travis Heermann
“Beholder” by Graham Masterton
“Feel The Noise” by Lisa Morton
“Plant Life” by Greg F. Gifune
“I Am Become Poe” by Kevin Quigley
“Arbeit Macht Frei” by Del James
“Bovine” by Joel Arnold
“Depth” by Rio Youers
“GPS” by Rick Hautala
“Room 8” by Roberta Lannes
“Severance Package” by Bev Vincent
“As She Lay There Dying” by Brian James Freeman
“Weeds” by Stephen King

Of special note to collectors:
“Weeds” by Stephen King was originally published in Cavalier magazine in May 1976 and in Nugget magazine in April 1979, but has not been reprinted since, although it was adapted as “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill” for Creepshow in 1982. “The Departed” by Clive Barker was originally published as “Hermione and the Moon” in The New York Times on October 30, 1992.

If anyone is interested, I’ll post a little excerpt from “As She Lay There Dying” next week.


  1. Brian,

    I’m curious to know if CD has plans of putting the SHIVERS series in ebook format?



    • I believe the e-rights have been secured for the two most recent volumes, but I’d have to double-check the Shivers 6 contracts to be sure. So I’m sure eBooks will happen at some point down the road.

  2. Brian, anytime Shivers comes out, it’s awesome. As you know, after a littlle bit of trouble, I was able to track down and buy the complete series from various groups on the internet. A person who loves horror would be a fool to pass on this exciting book! Way to go pal.

  3. Yes, I would love to read an excerpt from “As She Lay There Dying”. The title is interesting.

    Also looking forward to receiving the whole book.

    Actually, in the long run, It might be nice to have eBooks of the “Shivers” series.


    David A. Hale

  4. Can’t wait for this and asking “If anyone is interested, I’ll post a little excerpt from ”As She Lay There Dying” next week.” is redundant lol Of course we’re interested. Bring it on please. I just moved and haven’t had internet for 2 days and feel like I’ve been on another planet. Hope I can still order Shivers though I would really like an eBook as well as a hard copy for my collection.

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