Thursday, January 11, 2024


Announcing Headless - my new novella - coming March 5, 2024!

In the midst of a heat wave punctuated by frequent rainstorms, people are losing their heads. Literally. Not only that, but their bodies are still walking, and attacking others.

And to make matters worse, tiny, translucent, maggot-sized worms are falling from the skies like hail.

As uncanny violence threatens to take over the city, Linzy, Carter, and Joanna become fast friends and leave for points unknown, hoping to stay alive, hoping to outrun the Headless.

Paperbacks will be available on the day of publication, but the ebook is available for preorder now.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Upcoming Appearances

I've got a few events coming up:

Saturday, Sept 23
Skate or Die Film Fest
Pottstown, PA
(Vendor Market: 12-3pm)

Sept 30 + Oct 1
Fright Reads Book Festival
Millersville, MD

November 10-12
Monster-Mania 57
Oaks, PA

Come get some books!

Hopefully I’ll be adding one or two more before the end of the year. But who knows!

Hope to see you at one.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Halloween Horrors

Halloween is fast approaching! If you're in the mood for some spooky seasonal fiction, I've got you covered with two new stories set on your favorite dark holiday:

"Postcards from Evelyn" appears in Literally Dead: Tales of Halloween Hauntings, alongside fiction by Jonathan Maberry, Gwendolyn Kiste, Jeff Strand, Steve Rasnic Tem, Lee Murray, Tim Waggoner, Sara Tantlinger, and many more.

And "Blow Me a Kiss, Said the Jack o'Lantern" is one of over 40 short tales in Campfire Macabre: Volume 2, a collection of flash fiction that includes the likes of Eric LaRocca, Clay MacLeod Chapman, Ali Seay, Joe Koch, J.A.W. McCarthy, Tyler Jones, Corey Farrenkopf, and dozens of other authors.

Both are available in paperback and ebook - Just click the links to purchase and settle in for some fall frights. Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Departures - Available now!

Itching for some new short fiction? Surprise! My new book, Departures, is out now! This new collection features ten strange stories, seven of which have never been previously published.

A new homeowner finds a large, inexplicable egg behind a door...

A traveler seeks a bizarre creature from folklore...

An abused spouse takes matters into their own hands...

A stranger tempts passersby with a mystery in the trunk of his car...

A man discovers a cemetery walled off from the rest of town...

A family finds out what the vacation of a lifetime really entails...

And a sleep aid wakes up.

These are just some of the strange tales within, as Scott Cole returns with a new collection featuring his unique brand of unusual horror stories.

Still on the fence? Check out this blurb that just arrived:

“No other living author writes the uncanny and the weird as compellingly as Scott Cole. His new collection, Departures, is a deftly written tightrope act balancing between moments of quiet gentleness and the chillingly absurd.”

— Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke and Other Misfortunes

Departures is available in paperback and ebook.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

New stories

Looking for something to read? Well, as luck would have it, I have three new stories out in the world...

“The Trunk” appears in Blackberry Blood: A Dark Selection of Poetry and Fiction, edited by Aiden Merchant and Julia Lewis, published by Snow-Capped Press. It's available in paperback and ebook.

“Greetings from Trammel Beach” appears in Beach Bodies: A Beach Vacation Horror Anthology, edited by Ben Long and Andrew Robert, published by DarkLit Press. It's available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook.

“SlashGrindTerrorMachine” appears in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Pyre Magazine, edited by Ryan Thomas LaBee. This one's available to read online for free.

Hope you check these out and enjoy!