Delighted to see that Welcome To The Show made The 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot. When I came up with the concept, I had no idea it’d be as well-received as it has been. Thank you to the authors, Doug Murano, Joe Mynhardt and Crystal Lake. And a huge congrats to everyone who made the Preliminaries.
Honored to learn that WELCOME TO THE SHOW won Best Anthology at the Indie Horror Book Awards. A massive thank you to Doug Murano, Joe Mynhardt, all the authors, and, of course, the readers.
On Tuesday the 23rd, I'll be speaking at Hodges Figgis in Dublin for the release of fellow Irish author Sean O'Connor's debut novel THE MONGREL. On Saturday the 27th, I'll be signing at Belfast Horror Con with copies of all my releases to date for sale. Whether you're in Dublin or Belfast, come along to an event and say hi. Looking forward to seeing you on the road.
Delighted to share that my second solo novel, THE FAITHFUL, releases today on Sinister Grin Press. You can read the synopsis and a short interview with cover artist Matt Davis HERE. And you can buy it now right HERE.
At the Mountains of Madness meets They Live! in a new novel from Matt Hayward, the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of What Do Monsters Fear?
After comedian Leo Cartwright performs his farewell comedy show in New York City, a young man ailed by cerebral palsy confides in him about odd dreams and a place he calls No Man’s Land. Leo thinks nothing of it until the man, Christopher Tate, winds up dead, along with a cryptic note taped to the comedian’s RV window: See you soon, Funnyman.
Leo sets out to find the truth about Christopher’s dreams to an odd town named Elswich. Shown to Leo in a dream by a mysterious man named Jarrad Prescott, the town prays to an Otherworldly god named Aypep and give their bodies to host his children in return for eternal life in the Otherworld.
It’s a wish granted through sacrifice…
“Hayward bleeds onto the page…” – Brian Keene, author of The Rising and Ghoul
“… the future of the horror genre is changing hands, and there is a whole new brew of writers assuming the task. Matt Hayward leading that pack.” – Edward Lee, author of The Bighead and White Trash Gothic
Rachel Autumn Deering and I have been waiting to announce this. PESTILENT, our first collaborative novel together, will launch in 2019. I can't give much away beyond the cover, but that speaks for itself...
Delighted to announce that I'll be at Belfast Horror Con, 27th October. I'll have a lot for sale (WHAT DO MONSTERS FEAR?, PRACTITIONERS, BRAIN DEAD BLUES, WELCOME TO THE SHOW), and will be happy to sign anything. I'll also be launching my brand new novel THE FAITHFUL. Stop by and say hi. Tickets are available now right HERE.
WELCOME TO THE SHOW launched earlier this month, you can pick it up right now HERE. The anthology shattered my expectations, smashing the Amazon charts and holding its position alongside some of the greatest releases in the genre. Being my first anthology, I wanted to do my publisher proud, I wanted to do my editor proud, and I wanted to do the authors proud. I think I've done that, and we have the readers to thank.
Artwork by Ben Baldwin
Welcome To The Show panel: Mary SanGiovanni, Brian Keene, Kelli Owen, Patrick Lacey, Matt Hayward. Not pictured: Somer Canon, Glenn Rolfe, Adam Cesare, Matt Serafini
WELCOME TO THE SHOW features 17 of today's hottest authors of dark fiction as they tell the horrifying (fictional) history of the legendary San Francisco music venue, The Shantyman.
With all-new short stories by Brian Keene, John Skipp, Robert Ford, Max Booth III, Glenn Rolfe, Matt Hayward, Mary SanGiovanni, Bryan Smith, Matt Serafini, Kelli Owen, Jonathan Janz, Patrick Lacey, Adam Cesare, Alan M Clark, Somer Canon, Rachel Autumn Deering and Jeff Strand. Compiled by Bram Stoker Award-nominated author Matt Hayward. Edited by Bram Stoker Award-winning editor Doug Murano. Brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing.
We've been trying for three years to make this happen, soI'm thrilled to announce that I finally got to record an episode of The Horror Show with Brian Keene. You can listen right HERE.
Proud to share WALKING PAPERS - THIS IS HOW IT ENDS music video which premiered today via Consequence Of Sound. The video is based on the comic I co-wrote with Jeff Angell.
See if you can spot my cameos. You can watch the music video right now HERE.
And click HERE to read Jeff's interview on the origins of the track.
Sundance Crow is the personal website of author and musician Matt Hayward
Walking Papers - This Is How It Ends (Music Video)
Lace Weeper - Hard Sell (Music Video)
Malfunkshun (feat. Matt Hayward - Stardog Champion (Live in Tacoma at the Mike Starr of Alice In Chains Memorial Show)