Robert Swartwood


Robert Swartwood was born in 1981. His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Postscripts, Chizine, Space and Time, elimae, Wigleaf, PANK, and The Los Angeles Review. He is the author of several novels and the editor of Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer.

Where to find Robert Swartwood online


Real Illusions: Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,580. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Robert Swartwood's first full-length collection, showing that illusions are all around us. Some are real. Some are terrifying.
The Inner Circle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,160. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Book 2 of the Man of Wax Trilogy
The Man on the Bench (Novella): A Tale of Suspense
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,790. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
In the summer of 1922, nine-year-old Ethan’s only worries are chores, having fun, and keeping out of trouble. But a shadow soon falls over the tiny backwater town of Benton, Pennsylvania that threatens to change everything. First the cats disappear. Then the little girls. After that, the real horror begins.
Man of Wax
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,410. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Ben Anderson goes to bed Sunday night, lying next to his wife in the comfort and safety of their Pennsylvania family home, to wake up the next day in a rundown motel in California -- alone. He doesn't know how he got there, he doesn't know where his family is, and written in dried blood on the bathroom door are the words LET THE GAME BEGIN.
Phantom Energy: [Very Short] Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From Robert Swartwood, the editor of the critically acclaimed Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer, comes a collection of twenty-six very short stories, ranging from the real to the surreal.
The Serial Killer's Wife
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,260. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A woman has one hundred hours to track down her serial killer husband’s trophies — the fingers he cut off each of his victims — to save her son.
The Calling: A Supernatural Thriller
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,900. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A young man whose parents have just been murdered must uncover a town's deep dark secret to stop an unrelenting evil that just may threaten the destruction of all mankind.
In the Land of the Blind: A Zombie Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
"In the Land of the Blind" won the 10th Annual Chiaroscuro Short Story Contest and was the inspiration for Robert Swartwood's zombie novel THE DISHONORED DEAD.
Spooky Nook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,720. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A writer whose wife has been missing for eight months encounters a familiar old woman with an odd request — a request that will introduce him to a surprising evil. SPOOKY NOOK is a 10,000-word “prequel of sorts” to THE CALLING, a supernatural thriller by Robert Swartwood. The prologue and first three chapters of THE CALLING are included in this e-book.
In Solemn Shades of Endless Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,660. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
IN SOLEMN SHADES OF ENDLESS NIGHT is a 14,000-word story about a man trapped in perpetual Halloween night who must make the ultimate choice: to save himself or the world. " A classic Halloween tale that will keep you turning the pages." -- David B. Silva, author of The Shadows of Kingston Mills
Through the Guts of a Beggar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,670. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Josh wakes up one morning to find his ten-year-old brother filling in a grave in the backyard. From there, the day just gets worse.
The Silver Ring
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,730. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
A young man finds a mysterious silver ring that holds extraordinary powers -- a ring that the darkest evil in the universe wants for its very own. “Robert Swartwood’s THE SILVER RING is a full-tilt no-holds-barred bobsled of a ride, absolutely engaging and a hundred percent fun. If this one doesn’t grab you, it’s time to up your Ritalin.” -- Joe Schreiber, author of CHASING THE DEAD

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