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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Official List of stories is out!

The official list of authors and stories that made it into the Rhonny Reaper's Creature Features is out! Congrats to all who made it! And here is the list:

Dan Dillard- indiviDUALITY
Jesse Gable- Tuesdays Suck
Angelica Hill- A Romantic Disease
Rhonda E. Kachur- A Mother's Love
Scott and Sean Kennemore- The Devils of Logan Square
Calvin A. L. Miller II- Zombie World
JZ Murdock- The Conqueror Worm
David Naughton-Shires- The Station
Russ Penning- Radiant
Lyle Perez-Tinics- Vigor After Death
Erik Polk- The 1207 to Stoningham
Cinsearae S.- How Much Do I Love Thee
Chris Saunders- Little Zombie Kids’ Christmas
Petra Ylva Steele- The Ugly Side of Pretty
Sean Thompson- Stranded in the Storm
Holly K. Wood- Beasts of the Shadows

The book is going to be amazing! When it's all ready to go, I'll post again and let you know where to snag your copy!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

So, what's goin on?

Hey everyone, sorry I've been M.I.A. as of late. It's been a hell of a month for me. I took my first semester nursing final at college and passed it (thank goddess!) and now I have some free time to work on some of my projects that I've been falling a little behind on.
So, what's new in the writing world for me? Well, the submission period for the Rhonny Reaper's Creature Features anthology is over and me and Cal are in the process of selecting and editing stories for the book. All the entries were brilliant and it's fucking hard to pick the best ones. The book is going to be a-fucking-mazing!
Also, I have some time to try and catch up on my Dead On Earth entires (I'm soooooo behind!) so I'll be working on those.
I also have an idea for a new anthology, but this time the stories would be shorter and the book would be like a pocket book of horror....details will come when I get shit finalized (man I love to curse! LOL)
So yeah, that's what's up!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Current Updates

The cover for JournalStone’s 2010 Horror Anthology, Warped Words for Twisted Minds, is now out and looks beautiful! And you can order your copy of the book HERE! My short, Dinner With Cristy, appears in it so grab a copy today!

Also, The Undead That Saved Christmas Anthology is now available for purchase! ALL proceed go to helping foster kids have a merry Christmas so PLEASE pick up a copy. My story, Merry Christmas, Sarah!, appears in this book. You can get your copy HERE.

Also, if you want to be in my upcoming anthology, Rhonny Reaper's Creature Features, you still have time!!! Submissions are being excepted till Nov. 30 so get your stories in!!! To learn how to submit, just click HERE!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall 2010 issue of Dark Gothic Resurrected, Featuring my short "The Hive Will Perish", is out now!!!

The newest issue of Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine is out now! Check out my story, "The Hive Will Perish", and all of the other amazing stories, artwork, and poetry by ordering your copy today in Print or Ebook (Click HERE to order)!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Official Cover for the "Rhonny Reaper's Creature Features Anthology" has been released!



Here it is! This is the official cover for the upcoming anthology by Myself and fellow author Calvin Miller! The artwork was done by the amazing artist David Naughton-Shires of www.theimagedesigns.com. Want to get in on it? You still have time!

Submissions are still being excepted until November 30th so if you've always wanted to get your work out there, here's your shot! $1 from every book sold will go to Diabetes research charities so please take a minute and learn more about the project by CLICKING HERE!

Friday, September 24, 2010

My newest short, "Dinner With Cristy" is being published!

My cannibal short story called "Dinner With Cristy" was chosen as one of the winners of the JournalStone short story contest and will be published in their first Horror anthology! The cover is being designed right now and the book is due out by Halloween. When the cover is released and more news about the book is available, I'll share it with everyone. A big thank you to JournalStone for choosing my story to be in your new book!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Now Accepting Submissions for Rhonny Reaper's Creature Features Anthology!!!

Working Title: Rhonny Reaper's Creature Features Anthology
Publisher: Zilyon Publishing
Release Date: TBA
Facebook: CLICK HERE

Rough Draft of cover, changes and updates will be made. Art by David Naughton-Shires.

 Are you a horror writer interested in writing for a cause? Well then I would love to invite you to come up with a terrifying tale for the upcoming horror anthology "Rhonny Reaper's Creature Features"! This anthology is being put together by both myself and fellow author Cal Miller (Het Madden: A Zombie Perspective and The Undead Nation Anthology) and $1 from every book sold will be donated to Diabetes Research!

What we want:
We are looking for horror stories of all kinds! Monsters, killers, cannibals, demons, zombies, whatever you can come up with! We want to create an anthology with a diverse selection of tales. Be as gory, spooky, violent, bloody, or strange as you want, just be original! Stories should be between 3,000 and 10,000 words. Reprints are fine as long as you have the rights to your story. The only stipulation is no strong sexual violence in the stories!


What rights do we want?
All we need is the right to use the story for as long as there is demand for the book and the right to use parts of the book and the author's name for promotion. You will keep all other rights and can republish the story anytime you choose.

What you get:
All authors will receive a copy of the book as payment.

How your stories should be sent:
All entries MUST be a .doc file
Title, Author's Name, Word Count, and Author's Email must be on the first page
The story should be single-spaced.

Where to send it:
Send all submissions via email to RhonnyReaper@yahoo.com with the subject line "Story Submission: Title of story"

When to send it by:
Deadline for submission is November 30th, 2010. We will take all entries and choose the best of the bunch for publication!

Submissions are open to EVERYONE and I hope that if you’ve always wanted to write a great horror story, you’ll take this opportunity to get your hands bloody and do it for a great cause! If you have ANY questions at all, Email me at RhonnyReaper@yahoo.com or head over to the projects official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rhonny-Reapers-Creature-Features-Anthology/144019588963553

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Interview w/ Scott Kenemore on his new book, "The Art of Zombie Warfare"


Originally posted on my horror review blog, Dollar Bin Horror

If you've been an avid reader of my blog, you know how much I adore the works of Scott Kenemore. His last two books, "The Zen of Zombie" and "Z.E.O" are two of my favorite zombie books that are out there. He combines humor and knowledge along with a new look on the zombie sub-genre. Instead of looking at how to kill zombies, his books take on the perspective of how acting, living, and working like a zombie can improve our day to day lives. We recently sat down and chatted about his latest release, "The Art of Zombie Warfare" which I will be reviewing here very soon.

Q: What is "The Art of Zombie Warfare" about exactly (without giving anything away of course)?

A: I wrote the The Art of Zombie Warfare as a reaction against all the books and media about "zombie killing." As I've said before, I think some horror fans are "into zombies" because they are actually "into guns," and zombies are just a convenient thing to kill with their guns. I prefer to look at zombies as something more than just target practice. So I said: "Hey, wait a minute, Mr. Guns-are-awesome... If you stop and really look at it, in all of these military scenarios, zombies are the ones who win. Zombies are victorious in most combat situations. Zombies can collude and cooperate to defeat almost every kind of army out there. From medieval keeps to futuristic moon outposts, no place is safe from a zombie. Why not try to learn something from that? Why not study all the things that zombies do RIGHT, and adopt these traits into your own military training."

Q: Being that your last two books, "The Zen of Zombie" and "Z.E.O.", are also zombie related, what makes this book different?

A: This book is specifically about zombies in war and their tactical advantages. The Art of Zombie Warfare is a manual in two parts. The first part is designed for soldiers who want to learn how to fight like zombies on the battlefield. The second part is for military commanders and tacticians who want to learn how to make their troops fight like zombies (or how to use actual zombies in battle). It includes everything from the nuts-and-bolts of zombie hand-to-hand combat, to zombie military formations, to profiles of great historical generals (like Ambrose Burnsides and Sima Yi) who evidently incorporated zombie tactics into their battle plans.

Q: When will the book be available for purchase and where can we learn more about it?

A: It's available now at major book retailers and BN.com and Amazon.com. People can learn more about it on my website: http://scottkenemore.wordpress.com. And I'll be doing readings and promotional events for it at Spooky Empire in Orlando on October 8-10, the DePaul Center Barnes & Noble in Chicago on October 21, and ZomBCon in Seattle on October 29-31.

Personally, I can't wait to read this book and I hope our little interview has intrigued you enough to check it out for yourselves. A huge thank you to Scott for taking time out of his busy schedule to talk with me.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Artwork for my short "Merry Christmas, Sarah!" is Released!


This is the artwork for my short story that will appear in the upcoming anthology "The Undead That Saved Christmas". The art was done by the outstanding artist Jason Tudor. Check out all of his work at http://www.facebook.com/JasonTudor and follow him! The book is due out in October and all proceeds go to help foster children have a merry Christmas!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Undead Nation Anthology has an Official Release Date!

The Amazon.com release date for The Undead Nation Anthology is Friday, August 13th, 2010! Cover Price for the Paperback will be $13.13 and Ebook will be $6.66 (lovely prices and date, aren't they?). All net proceeds are going to Breast Cancer Charities starting with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and my first short story "Rebecca" will be in it along with 13 other wonderfully terrifying shorts. I am so excited to see my work published and even more excited to see the proceeds go to such a wonderful and deserving cause. If you want to read stories from some of the best up and coming horror authors and help out a great cause at the same time, get this book! I'll make another post when it's released with the link to where you can purchase it, but to keep up to date with all the projects going on with The Undead Nation, check out their facebook by clicking HERE!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

An Interview with the creators of Dead On Earth


(Interview Originally Posted on my horror review blog, Dollar Bin Horror)

I recently started working on a story for a great project called Dead On Earth. It's a mass collection of authors and artists who are coming together to create an epic series of stories and I wanted to share more information about it. I sat down with the creators of the project, Ryan Philip Harrison Clarke and Cal Miller, to give you a more in depth look into this grand scale project in the making.

Q: What exactly is Dead On Earth?

A: Clarke- Dead on Earth is an Alien and Zombie apocalypse story written by the viewpoints of 15 characters created by 15 different writers.

A: Cal- It’s the Ultimate Anthology! Instead of 15 stories in a book, it’s 15 books in a story. Really cool concept I think.

Q: How did it get started?

A: Clarke- It all started when I began harassing Cal Miller after he chose all of the Undead Nation Anthology winners. I had this idea of some sort of zombie apocalypse written through the viewpoints of multiple characters (the original number 6) Cal was partial to the idea so I developed it some more. At the same time I had the idea for the alien zombie apocalypse idea floating around for a separate book I wanted to work on and had already created the character Joseph Milton. So I ended up putting two and two together and pitched the whole crazy alien and zombie idea to Cal. Cal became an instant fan and then I created the storyboard for the book. The next part, a lot easier than I thought, was getting all of the writers together… We got our magic 15 in about a week.

A: Cal- Ha, I wouldn’t call it harassing. I read the first email and saw aliens and zombies in the same project and thought it was an AWESOME idea. And yeah, I might have hated Clarke a little for thinking of it instead of me but I’m over it… Really, I am… LOL. Seriously when I saw the map of the U. S. Clarke did of all the characters and where they were located I was hooked. 15 different takes on the “human element” as it relates to the same apocalyptic event like this is gonna be interesting and exciting.

Q: Who's all involved?

A: Clarke- Right now we have me (Head Creator), Cal Miller (My inspirational guidance), William Lester (Expert Editor), our writing team of 15 members, and a few artists for our graphic novel.

Here is the entire Dead on Earth team

Ryan Clarke (Creator/Writer/Awesome)
Cal Miller (Creator/Writer/Inspirational Guidance ;)
William Lester (Creator/Editor/Spiritual Visionary)

Rhonny Reaper (Writer)
Angelica Hill (Writer)
David Ahlgren (Writer)
Eric Polk (Writer)
Kevin White (Writer)
Lyle Perez-Tinics (Writer)
Stuart Connover (Writer/Web Design)
Kristi Bailey (Writer)
Joseph Cedeno (Writer)
David Naughton-Shires (Writer/Comic Publisher/Artist)
Roger Wood (Writer)
Etienne Deforest (Writer)
Russel Penning (Writer/Future Screen Writer)
Cara Livermore (Artist)


A: Cal- We have a real diverse group of folks involved and that is gonna be one of the biggest strengths of this project.

Q: Where do you see it going?

A: Clarke- Ha! We are going big! Our first release will be our graphic novel of the series, then our books, shortly after there will be a screenplay in the works. We already have the likes of Mr. David Moody prepared to cut us some reviews on our Graphic Novel, among other secrets.

A: Cal- Dead on Earth: Aftermath… Every great idea needs a sequel! Yeah I went there, LOL…

Q: Where can we learn more about it?

A: Clarke- Well we have our Facebook and our Forums site. I guess the best way would be to email us at deadonearth2012@yahoo.com... We don’t reveal much on our sites that anyone with a working mind could really comprehend all at once. The writers are the ones who really understand what it all means. As things progress I suppose we could make it a little more user friendly.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dead-on-Earth/132989203400233

http://www.deadonearth.com/index.php?sid=f28717543621327b2898d50dd0b7b322

A: Cal- We are keeping it a bit mysterious, revealing a little at a time. That keeps it interesting and fresh in the long run.
Thanks for the interview Rhonny! Love you and your sites!

A: Clarke- Clarke loves you and your sites more!!

Cal and Ryan are amazing guys and I am honored to be a part of this amazing project. Check it out and stay tuned, it's going to be awesome!

Monday, July 19, 2010

My Short Story "Merry Christmas, Sarah!" will be published in the upcoming anthology "The Undead That Saved Christmas"!


I can OFFICIALLY announce that my short story "Merry Christmas, Sarah!" has been accepted into the horror anthology "The Undead That Saved Christmas"! This book is due out October 1st and is raising funds to give some very deserving foster kids the Christmas they deserve and I am thrilled to be a part of it! Learn more about how you can help this great cause by clicking HERE!

Friday, July 16, 2010

My short story "The Hive Will Perish" will be published in the fall issue of Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine!


(Above image is the summer issue, when the fall cover is released, I'll post it here!)

My first vampire short, "The Hive Will Perish", will appear in the fall issue of Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine. The issue is due out in October and is available in both E-format and Print. Fore more information, visit http://bloodtouch.webs.com/darkgothicmagazine.htm

Friday, July 9, 2010

My short story "Rebecca" is being published in the upcoming "The Undead Nation" anthology!


A little while back, I entered a short fiction contest. The Undead Nation (ran by authors Alan Gandy and Cal Miller) were looking for zombie stories for an anthology with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research. The winners were announced a little over 2 weeks ago and my story was chosen to be a part of it! I want to say thank you for choosing "Rebecca" to be a part of this. The book is due out in August and I hope you all can pick up a copy and help out a great cause!

Here's a list of all the amazing winners!

The Undead Nation Short Fiction Contest Winners:
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Ryan Clarke- I Will Let The Warm Blood Drive My Thoughts
Gordon Hayes- Gumdrop City
Rhonny Kachur- Rebecca (ME!)
Drew McKay- The Eye in the Mirrors
Tracey Mitchell- Silver Moon
Audy Mytron- Entire Journal
Lyle Perez-Tinics- Dement
Jenna Pitman- I am Become Death
Christina Rause- A Walk Deferred
Holly K. Wood- Decapoda Animusicide
Opal Zushaquon- The Blighted Legacy of Nicanor Lavan

The Crypticon Seattle Contest Winner:
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Erik Tavares- Wocka Wocka Bridge

and the Creators on The Undead Nation:
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Alan R. Gandy- Satan's Cadaver
Calvin A. L. Miller II- Cold Blood: The End

Welcome!

Hey everyone, I would like to welcome you all to my new page! My name is Rhonda Kachur AKA Rhonny Reaper and I am an aspiring short horror fiction author and I review horror films on Dollar Bin Horror. As you see on my sidebar, I've been a busy busy girl as of late, which is why this page was made. Here is where you can hear news of what's going on in my little strange world, get updates on my indie author friends, and news about my current projects! Thank you all for visiting!
Sending Deadly Kisses,
Rhonny Reaper

P.S. Don't forget to visit my other sites! Dollar Bin Horror is where you can find news and reviews of all things cheap in horror, and Monster Beauty is a picture blog dedicated to the beauty of Women in Horror!