The third act in the critically-acclaimed series by Written Backwards, is a symmetrically-structured anthology of psychological horror by Bram Stoker Award nominated editor Michael Bailey, whose previous anthologies include The Library of the Dead, Qualia Nous and Pellucid Lunacy. The anthology contains 45 illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne, over 20 stories by the likes of Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, Ramsey Campbell, Gary A. Braunbeck, Mort Castle, Josh Malerman, Scott Edelman, Richard Thomas, Richard Chizmar and Gene O'Neill, and with 20 intertwined poems by the likes of Elizabeth Massie, Marge Simon, Bruce Boston, Erik T. Johnson, Stephanie M. Wytovich, and also includes an introduction by the extraordinary Chuck Palahniuk.
Michael Bailey is a multi-award-winning author, editor and publisher, and the recipient of over two dozen literary accolades, including the Bram Stoker Award, Benjamin Franklin Award, Eric Hoffer Book Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, Indie Book Award, International Book Award, and a handful of others. His nonlinear novels include PALINDROME HANNAH, PHOENIX ROSE, and a co-authored meta-novel called PSYCHOTROPIC DRAGON (co-illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne, Daniele Serra, and Ty Scheuerman), and he has published two short story and poetry collections, SCALES AND PETALS, and INKBLOTS AND BLOOD SPOTS (illustrated by Daniele Serra and introduced by Douglas E. Winter). Through Written Backwards, an imprint of Dark Regions Press, he is responsible for producing works of psychological horror, dark science fiction, and speculative fiction, anthologies such as PELLUCID LUNACY, QUALIA NOUS, THE LIBRARY OF THE DEAD (illustrated by GAK), three volumes of CHIRAL MAD (the last illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne and introduced by Chuck Palahniuk), a fiction collection by Paul Michael Anderson called BONES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN (illustrated by Pat R. Steiner and introduced by Damien Angelica Walters), and ALLEVON, a series of illustrated books that include Gene O'Neill's novella AT THE LAZY K (illustrated by L.A. Spooner and introduced by Rena Mason), and a collection of zombie novelettes by Scott Edelman called LIARS, FAKERS, AND THE DEAD WHO EAT THEM (illustrated by Daniele Serra and introduced by Brian Keene). Also under the Written Backwards imprint is The Cal Wild Chronicles, a 4-book series by Gene O'Neill (illustrated by Orion Zangara), a magnum opus including THE CONFESSIONS OF ST. ZACH, THE BURDEN OF INDIGO, THE NEAR FUTURE, and THE FAR FUTURE. In his spare time he is the Managing Editor of Science Fiction for Dark Regions Press, where he has created and edited original science fiction projects like YOU, HUMAN: an anthology of dark science fiction (co-illustrated by L.A. Spooner and Orion Zangara, and introduced by New York Times Bestselling author F. Paul Wilson), and OTHER MUSIC, the debut solo novel by Marc Levinthal (introduced by John Skipp). "Michael Bailey's become one great editor. Rock-solid." - Jack Ketchum