Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nightmares before Christmas: Ebon Moon

Celebrating the release of his new novel Ebon Moon, my friend and local author, Dennis McDonald is having a book signing at Hastings in Enid, Okla. on Saturday, December 4th between 7-10 pm.

Ebon Moon is a frightening werewolf novel set in northern Oklahoma. The events of the story take place over five days in a small town leading up to a full eclipse of the moon. Like his first book, 13 Nightmares, this novel has also received the Editor’s Choice award by the publisher.

One story from the 13 Nightmares book (an awesome collection of short stories) titled “The Last Trick or Treater” (of which I designed the movie poster and DVD sleeves) has been adapted in to a short film by Next Monkey Horror Films in Tulsa. Just released on DVD, the film has been accepted by the Trail Dance Film Festival in Duncan for a showing in January. Other film festivals will follow. Another of McDonald’s short stories, “Moon and Shadow,” has been published in the British magazine, Morpheus Dreams. Both books are currently available on Amazon.com.

Dennis McDonald loves writing about his home state of Oklahoma and giving his tales a supernatural or terrifying edge. “Stephen King has got Maine, I’ve got Oklahoma,” is how he explains it. His newest novel, Ebon Moon, is dedicated to his childhood hero, John Ferguson, also known as Count Gregore; a horror movie host and a television icon in Oklahoma for over 50 years. He is currently writing a zombie novel also set in Oklahoma, (of which I am going to be doing the concept art for).


  1. I appreciate authors that set their stories in locales they are familiar with. In fact, I'd have to say that I PREFER authors that do so. Nothing is worse than reading some story that is set in a town you are familiar with, and being able to tell that the author has obviously never been there!

  2. Very cool news, Gary! Thanks again for a copy of the poster you designed - it is so kick-ass!

    Best of luck to everyone!

  3. No problem JT, are you interested in the book? If so, I can get you one in the next couple of weeks.