LA GRANGE, IL – September 17, 2011 – Author Kevin M. Folliard’s new compilation of Christmas Terror Tales for all ages is now available through Amazon.com for $5.50! This collection combines traditional Christmas elements with the spooky fun of Halloween. Sixteen gripping tales borrow from classical horror and urban legends, and twist holiday archetypes into chilling cautionary tales.
For generations, the traditionally peaceful December holiday season has been a celebrated backdrop for frightening tales. A mischievous snowman frames the children who built him for its misdeeds. A haughty priest offers shelter to a hideous monster posing as an orphan. A father brings home a cursed Christmas tree resulting in a terrifying haunting experience for his family. From October through December, these stories of devils, spirits, murderers, monsters, and surprise twists will fascinate children and their parents.
While the notion of combining the Christmas season with the macabre is not new, collections of scary stories set around the holidays are virtually nonexistent. Those few examples of Christmas ghost stories focus on spiritual encounters that bring enlightenment and holiday joy to the characters. However, this collection embraces the dark tone of Halloween, allowing its wicked or misguided protagonists to fall victim to forces that go bump in the night. Accompanied by spine-tingling illustrations by Chicago area artist J.T. Molloy, these stories introduce younger readers to the true nature of the genre, without employing any graphic or inappropriate language or descriptions.
Christmas Terror Tales is currently available through Amazon.com. Preview pages are available through Amazon’s “search inside” feature, and more information is available at www.kevinfolliard.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kevin Folliard is the screenwriter of the acclaimed videogame parody “Press Start” and its sequel “Press Start 2 Continue.” He is also the creator and head writer for the web series “Press Start Adventures.”
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: J.T. Molloy is a Chicago area artist and post production editor. Recent works include promotional materials for Dark Maze Studios in Champaign, IL as well as the action adventure graphic novel “The Sapphire Spectre.”
Contact: Kevin Folliard
Kmfollia AT gmail DOT com