Hello and welcome to my web-page, here you will find information about my writing and editing projects. Below you can read the most recent news regarding my fiction appearances.
I began writing in late 2006, my inspirations being the writer H.P. Lovecraft and other weird fiction authors. My major writing output is Cthulhu Mythos fiction, horror, cyberpunk and some fantasy. I have written over 180 stories and 18 roleplaying game scenarios, published in the UK, the USA, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Portugal, and Spain. As well as writing, I edit fiction anthologies and write material for the Call of Cthulhu role playing game.
Welcome to the Herbert-Western revival of Eldritch Tales, the wonderful magazine founded and edited for 31 great issues by Crispin Burnham! This issue continues in the perverse and mind-blasting course set by our glorious founder! Thrill and/or chill to the horrific hijinks and Mythos mayhem from the pens of your favorite authors. And just to make things classy, we’ve included some fine supernaturalist verse!
I’ve been a fan of the Cthulhu Mythos and detective fiction since childhood, cutting my teeth on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Raymond Chandler, and Dashiell Hammett at an early age. A voracious reader of both horror and mystery, I read and reread these tales and began crafting my own to the point where many years later, as an award-winning writer with over 200 fiction publications under my belt, I feel these genres go together like they were always destined to cross. I write daily, and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Crime Scene Science. You could say crime and horror are always on my mind!
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The Fields of Night from Stygian Fox Press
This bundle contains all my Call of Cthulhu scenarios published by Stygian Fox!
Special PDF bundle price: $30.00 (Savings $25.60 (46%))
Nightmare on the Necropolis Express - A Gaslight Scenario for Call of Cthulhu
The Book of Nonterraqueous - A Modern Era Call of Cthulhu Scenario
The Darkness Over Eaglescar - A Modern Day Call of Cthulhu Scenario
Nakuko - A 1990's Scenario for Call of Cthulhu, Set in Japan
Darkness in the Void - A Sci-Fi Call of Cthulhu Scenario Set on an Alien World
Salo's Glory - A Sci-Fi Call of Cthulhu Scenario Set in Interstellar Space
The Foulness Island Vanishings - A Call of Cthulhu Scenario in the Second World War
COMING JANUARY 26, 2022!
Generation X-ed - in dustjacket hardcover, paperback, Kindle eBook, and Audible audiobook!
Features amongst many other great tales, my story "Paper Dolls."
In a unique anthology of monster, folk, paranormal, and psychological horror as glimpsed through the lens of the latchkey generation, twenty-two voices shine a strobe light on the cultural demons that lurked in the background while they came of age in the heyday of Satanic panic and slasher flicks, milk carton missing and music television, video rentals and riot grrrls.
These Gen-X storytellers once stayed out unsupervised until the streetlights came on, and what they brought home with them will terrify you. Featuring brand new fiction from Kevin David Anderson, Glynn Owen Barrass, Matthew Barron, C.D. Brown, Matthew Chabin, L.E. Daniels, C.O. Davidson, Douglas Ford, Phil Ford, Holly Rae Garcia, Dale W. Glaser, Tim Jeffreys, Derek Austin Johnson, Eldon Litchfield, Adrian Ludens, Elaine Pascale, Erica Ruppert, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Rob Smales, Mark Towse, Thomas Vaughn, and Thomas K.S. Wake.
The Beyond. Stories Inspired By The Lucio Fulci Death Trilogy!
This book features an all new Cassandra Bane detective story: ‘Terror at the Harriet Kingston Motel”
Available as paperback, hardcover, and in bundle with the compilation cd.
From the publisher:
This is the second volume by Eighth Tower Publications, in a series of anthologies revolving around genre writers and artists who set the parameters and frameworks of the kind of tales that we prefer to read (the first volume was dedicated to HP Lovecraft). Here you will find another varied selection of interpretations inspired by the Gates of Hell film trilogy by the Italian legendary director Lucio Fulci.
Stories by: B. E. Dantalion, Glynn Owen Barras, Sarah Walker, John Edwin Buja, Richard Alan Scott, Andrew Coulthard, John Chadwick, David Voyles, Michael Housel, David Agranoff, Anthony Trevino, Nora B. Peevy. Illustrations by John Chadwick
Book and CD
Also available in bundle with the first volume of the dark series "The Black Stone. Stories For Lovecraftian Summonings"
I am very proud my story “The Blind King of Bythesea Manor” appears in this anthology.
Y: A Stygian Fox anthology concerning the terrifying King in Yellow.
Edited by Simon Brake. Stories by Glynn Owen Barrass, Alison Cybe, Adam Gauntlett, Helen Gould, John Linwood Grant, Orrin Grey, and Tom Pleasant.
The King in Yellow was unleashed upon the world at the end of the nineteenth century. In the real world Robert W. Chambers wrote the book of short stories, published in 1895, whilst according to that work of fiction an unknown author had a maddening play of the same name published that same year. What then ultimately is the King in Yellow, the king whom emperors have served, who has no love for the fancy trappings of crowns and fine robes, instead remaining hidden behind a pale mask and tattered robes?
Here are seven new short stories, seven authors taking the opportunity to set the stage according to their own vision and bringing to life terrible nightmares that hint at the terrible darkness that lurks behind the mask that is not a mask.
Quiet now, for the show is about to begin...
My latest fiction appearance! I am very proud my story “The Innsmouth Girl” appears in this anthology.
N: A Stygian Fox Anthology Concerning the Outer God Nyarlathotep.
Edited by Simon Brake, with work by Glynn Owen Barrass, Tim Curran, Adam Gauntlett, John Linwood Grant, John Houlihan, Eyglo Karlsdottir, Jo Kreil, Jeffrey Thomas and Rhian Waller.
Darkness in the Void - A Sci-Fi Call of Cthulhu Scenario Set on an Alien World
My latest Call of Cthulhu scenario!
Darkness in the Void
Set in the near future, Darkness in the Void is a short scenario for use with 7th edition Call of Cthulhu™. This scenario is suitable for three to six players and can be completed in two nights. Humanity has explored much of the Solar System and has now set its sights on the mysteries that lie beyond.
I am proud to announce my latest fiction appearance!
"The Black Stone. Stories For Lovecraftian Summonings," is a book of 27 stories inspired to the cosmic horror in the Lovecraft's narrative. It is published by Eight Tower Records, and edited by Raffaele Pezzella. The book also includes an accompanying music CD!
It features my story “Jonathan Nash,” a mystery tale of the Cthulhu Mythos.
From the publisher:
I'm extremely glad and excited to share with you the FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION FROM EIGHTH TOWER.
After the cd compilation tribute to H.P. Lovecraft, I curated "The Black Stone. Stories For Lovecraftian Summonings", a book of 27 stories inspired by the cosmic horror in Lovecraft's narrative.
I'm honored that many of the best international dark fiction writers participated in the project. To all of you my infinite gratitude:
Ramsey Campbell, Brian M. Sammons, Glynn Owen Barrass, Lucy A. Snyder, Elizabeth Black, Chris Kelso, Andrew Coulthard, Stephen Mark Rainey, Kevin Lewis, Richard Alan Scott, Russell Smeaton, John Buja, Brent Millis, David Agranoff, Pete Rawlik, Brian C. Short, Michael Housel, John Chadwick, David Voyles, Konstantine Paradias, Edward Morris, Parry Milton, Phil Breach, Garrett Cook, Andrew Freudenberg, Love Kölle, Sarah Walker.
To curate this anthology was an exciting and meaningful experience on both the cultural and human sides. I'm honored to have you among my friends and hope we'll have many other projects like this together over time.
The book is available on the main Amazon platforms in both paper and Kindle formats:
Or in bundle with the cd music compilation via Bandcamp:
Lovecraftiana: The Magazine of Eldritch Horror. Candlemas 2020 by Rogue Planet Press
Featuring my story “Acceleratrix.”
Cthulhuvian thrills from the latter day heirs of the Lovecraftian legacy!
Featuring stories, poetry and art by:
Glynn Owen Barrass
David A Riley
Steven J. Alvarez
Flashing Swords! 6
Get out your trusty broadsword and your masculinity, and return with us to the glory days of old-time Sword & Sorcery fiction. Sure, it's not "fine literature," but, faced with a giant snake or an evil wizard, who'd you rather have at your side: the Great Gatsby or Conan the Cimmerian? This anthology, a revival of Lin Carter's celebrated Flashing Swords! series, sets forth new adventures of worthies including Thongor of Lemuria, Varla of Valkarth, Elak of Atlantis, the mighty Hercules, and others. You'll thrill to the exploits and to the inspired writing, worthy of the Nemedian Chronicles!
Our authors include Lin Carter, Pierre Comtois, Glenn Owen Barrass, Steve Lines, Robert M. Price, Glenn Usher, and others -- plus a Graphic Novella by Clayton Hinkle featuring Tonga of Lost Lemuria.
The first edition of this anthology was retracted and never properly released. This is a new, thoroughly reworked edition from a new publisher -- and of course much, much better!
"Flashing Words" Introduction by Robert M. Price
"A Prince of Mars" by Lin Carter & Robert M. Price
"Curse of the White Witch" by Wayne Judge
"Bellico and the Tower of Mouths" by Richard Toogood
"Immortals of Lemuria" by Robert M. Price
"The Vanishing Conjurer" by Glynn Owen Barrass
"World of the Black Sun" by Pierre V. Comtois
"Boscastle and the Swamp Enchantress" by Jason Ross Cummings
"Varla and the Mad Magician" by Steve Lines & Glen M. Usher
"Hercules versus the Cyclops" by Santiago del Dardano Turann
"Tonga of Lemuria" by Clayton L. Hinkle
Lovecraftiana: The Magazine of Eldritch Horror (4 book series), from Rogue Planet Press.
Fiction, poetry and art, the complete run of Lovecraftiana magazine from 2016 to 2020 is now available from Amazon in four volumes.
A bargain at $5.20/£3.84 for all the Kindle editions!
Volume 4 (2019-20) features my story “Eternity,” a tale of snowbound horror inspired by The Donner Party event and H.P. Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness.”
Another knuckle-whitening rollercoaster ride of thrills from the latter day heirs of the Lovecraftian legacy.