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Saturday, October 2, 2021: 39 Ghosts
Well over a hundred people attended tonight's Martinsville, VA, premiere of local moviemaker Myron Smith's funny new chiller, 39 Ghosts, at the Spencer-Penn Center. I play the ghost of Dr. Abroz, based on the character Doctor Zorba from William Castle's original 13 Ghosts (1960).... (Read more.)

 

n case you haven't guessed, you've stumbled upon The Realm of Stephen Mark "Damned Rodan" Rainey. Browse around, check out my books (click on the covers below for detailed information), and drop me a note if you find something to fuss about. (You may call me "Mark," by the way; people who address me as "Stephen" usually want money.) Feel free to play with the buttons. And please do follow The Blog Where Horror Dwells for the latest news about my writing and other strange goings-on.

If you haven't read my work before, there's never been a better time to give it a try! Lots of my titles are currently available in various editions, including e-books and audio books. I hope you find something here that will scare the pants off you!*


          

*Sorry, but I cannot be held responsible for your pants.
 

 

NEW! From Crossroad Press...
NEW HAMPSHIRE: GHOSTS FROM THE SKIES!
An exciting entry in Elizabeth Massie's Ameri-Scares series for young readers, ages 8–14.

Late one night, a brilliant, blood-colored light wakes 13-year-old Heath Sutton from a comfortable sleep. Outside his window, he sees a huge, brightly lit object hovering over the nearby woods. The saucer-shaped craft lowers something into the trees and then vanishes without a trace. Heath realizes that he has seen a UFO—an actual flying saucer!

The next day, Heath and his friend Patrick venture into the woods, hoping to discover any evidence of the UFO’s existence. What they find is a shining metal rod jutting from a tree stump, as if it has somehow grown there. Suddenly, the rod emits an unearthly musical sound, which causes the boys to feel dizzy and disoriented. In terror, they rush out of the woods. Heath recovers quickly, but Patrick now seems like a cold, menacing stranger than Heath's best friend...

Each Ameri-Scares novel is based on or inspired by an historical event, folktale, legend, or myth unique to that particular state.

Check out New Hampshire: Ghosts From the Skies here.

 

From Crossroad Press...
OHIO: FEAR THE GRASSMAN!
An exciting entry in Elizabeth Massie's Ameri-Scares series for young readers, ages 8–14.

Five years ago, young Landon Shrewsbury saw something that scared him to death: a giant, shadowy figure lurking in the woods around his house. Something that left huge footprints in his yard. Now, at age thirteen, Landon has convinced himself he dreamed the whole experience. But in his hometown of Sugarcreek, Ohio, new reports of a mysterious creature haunting the nearby woods come flooding in.

When his parents leave town for a week-long vacation, Landon is left in his older brother's care. And to his horror, the frightening, shadowy menace from his childhood returns. Landon, his brother Kevin, and his new friend Tami suddenly find themselves being stalked by the fearsome giant known as the Grassman. Now, the three of them must discover the reason for the beast's return — and find a way to stop its violent rampage — before they fall victim to its inhuman fury.

Each Ameri-Scares novel is based on or inspired by an historical event, folktale, legend, or myth unique to that particular state.

 

Check out Ohio: Fear the Grassman! here.

 


From Crossroad Press...

MICHIGAN: THE DRAGON OF LAKE SUPERIOR
An exciting entry in Elizabeth Massie's Ameri-Scares series for young readers, ages 8–14.

On a hike along the shores of Lake Superior, thirteen-year-old Anna Hendrix sees a huge creature rise from the waters, and—to her horror—sink a tour boat. Soon afterward, Jeff Grigg, also thirteen, encounters a similar but smaller creature in the woods around his parents' vacation house. Unable to resist investigating, Anna and Jeff meet at a huge waterfall, where they discover a hidden cave. Inside it, they find a cave painting of a creature that resembles the ones they have seen.

Suddenly, in a bizarre twist of time and space, the youngsters are transported to strange, unknown land, vastly different from the Michigan they know. In this strange land, huge monsters roam freely. Skyhawk and his people worship the beasts as gods. But while the people of this land appear friendly, Anna and Jeff discover they hide a deadly secret. And the two youngsters must somehow find their way back home before the passage between the two worlds closes forever.

Each Ameri-Scares novel is based on or inspired by an historical event, folktale, legend, or myth unique to that particular state.

 

Check out Michigan: The Dragon of Lake Superior here.

 

From Crossroad Press...
WEST VIRGINIA: LAIR OF THE MOTHMAN
An exciting entry in Elizabeth Massie's Ameri-Scares series for young readers, ages 8–14.

Vance Archer and Marybeth Wilkins, a pair of adventurous seventh graders, have discovered an exciting activity called geocaching—a kind of scavenger hunt using GPS technology—which leads them after hidden treasures in the woods around their community. On one of their outings, they encounter a frightening, half-seen creature with glowing red eyes watching them from the shadows. Soon, Vance receives mysterious messages on his phone from a caller named Indrid Cold. He learns that this name is associated with the legendary Mothman, a strange, unearthly being that is said to appear when some terrible event is about to occur. Believing that they—as well as their friends and loved ones—may soon face mortal danger, Vance and Marybeth try to solve the increasingly strange clues before disaster strikes.

 

Each Ameri-Scares novel is based on or inspired by an historical event, folktale, legend, or myth unique to that particular state.

 

Check out West Virginia: Lair of the Mothman here.


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