Ah, what a fine day for a horror book birthday! Cloudy grey and overcast, fog lapping through the streets in waves. Do you hear that? That screaming in the dark? Why it’s here, it’s alive! My horror short story collection The Skinless Man Counts to Five and other tales of the macabre look at how… Read More

That’s right, this Thursday is the launch party for Skinless Man Counts to Five and other tales of the macabre! My horror short story collection, filled to the brim and overflowing with such wonderful, terrifying stuff. Werner Books is located in Erie PA, so if you’re in the area on Thursday March 28th, at 6pm… Read More

Check it out! The conversation is fantastic, and we talked about all sorts of really cool stuff. From horror fiction, to how I come up with titles for stories, to how I wrote Glass House. I also take about my inspirations, prose, and we discuss other writers. I also talk about Werner Books, my local… Read More

Check it out! Tomorrow Paul Jessup will be live and talking about Skinless Man Counts to Five (and other tales of the macabre) with Gryftkin on YT tomorrow, 8pm EST! Show on up, listen to us talk about the spooky, the scary, the surreal and joy of short stories. Here you go! https://www.youtube.com/@gryftkin And when… Read More

One of the things I love about getting old anthologies and collections is reading over the introductions and prefaces. Not just for Year’s Best anthologies, but for ones that are like a survey and overview of specific subgenres, too (Space Opera Renaissance, Modern Classics of Fantasy, The Big Book series, The Weird, etc, etc). These… Read More

the key the lock the broken song

You know it when you feel it. When you read something and it just floors you. Something about it sticks under the skin, twirls around for a bit and won’t leave you alone. Horror seems especially suited for iconic imagery, the kind of thing that will haunt the reader long after the book is closed… Read More

Buy a copy of Skinless Man Counts to Five and other tales of the macabre March 2024 by Underland PressISBN 978-1-63023-076-0 For more than twenty years, Paul Jessup has been dreaming of people and places that shouldn’t exist. From an infection that allows lost children to see beyond the pale in The Silence That Binds… Read More