It's For You
Nineteen career-spanning stories (five that are original to this collection) of horror, SF, fantasy and dark suspense ... all of them dark rides, dark speculations ... of people and monsters, and every shadow in between. Profusely illustrated by the author, with an Introduction by Bram Stoker Award winner Norman Prentiss, and extensive Story Notes. More
Nineteen career-spanning stories (five that are original to this collection) of horror, SF, fantasy and dark suspense ... all of them dark rides, dark speculations ... of people and monsters, and every shadow in between. Profusely illustrated by the author, with an Introduction by Bram Stoker Award winner Norman Prentiss, and extensive Story Notes.
Keith Minnion had his first story published in Asimov’s SF Adventure Magazine in 1979. He has been illustrating for magazine and book publishers since the early 1990s. His most recent commission was a double limited edition of “The Exorcist” and “Legion” by William Peter Blatty for CD Publications. He lives in an old house he is actively restoring in Perkasie, Pennsylvania. He is a former schoolteacher and officer in the U.S. Navy. His two grown children are both Pennridge High graduates. Keith has a chapbook story called “Island Funeral” and his first novel, an e-book called “The Bone Worms” coming out later this year from CD Publications.
Contents: Introduction - Norman Prentiss / Killer / On the Midwatch / It’s for You / Along the River Lethe / Dead End / Up in the Boneyard / In the Stacks / Eats / Turn of a Card / Empire State / So Much for the Competition / Three Wizards / Dead Eye / Bushido / A Death in the Forest / The Can Man / The Prince’s Birthday / Room to Let / Island Funeral / Story Notes / Illustration Gallery / Acknowledgements
Not only is Keith Minnion one of the industry’s best artists, but he’s also one helluva short story writer. It’s For You showcases both skills by combining his amazing artwork with his Dan Simmons-like ability to write wildly imaginative stories across the horror, suspense, fantasy, and science fiction genres. Simply put, It’s For You is a collection that can’t be missed.” - Andrew Monge, The Horror Drive-in
“Sharp, powerful stories of ordinary, often sympathetic people caught up in nightmares and fantasies. I love this book!” - Elizabeth Massie, Bram Stoker Award winner and author of Homeplace and Sineater
“Moving with ease from horror to science fiction to fantasy and back again, Keith Minnion proves as adept at switching between genres as he is at switching between media. That’s right, one of our best illustrators is also a damn good writer. You should despise him for this (I do) but don’t let your resentment stop you from reading It’s For You, an endlessly fascinating, haunting, and completely absorbing collection.” - Jeff Strand, author of Pressure and Dweller
“Keith Minnion writes clear and lucid prose, not unlike a less verbose Stephen King. And, also like King, his stories tell us of a strange shadowy Americana that exists just off-centre of the real world.” - Gary McMahon, author of Different Skins and Pieces of Midnight