Books

A Penny For Your Thoughts, by Robert Ford and Matt Hayward
Poltergeist Press – Available June 1, 2019

Fresh from a stretch in prison, Joe Openshaw is living at home with his father and trying to get his life together again. He has let go of old habits, especially the ones that turned him into an addict and helped land him in prison.

On a hike along the Lowback Trail, Joe stumbles on one of the town’s oldest secrets—buried long ago, if not forgotten.

It’s an unusual but safe enough treasure—a jar of old pennies. What interests Joe isn’t the pennies themselves, but the pieces of paper taped to every coin—a child’s handwritten wish on each one.

When the first few wishes come true, they are simple things. Fun. Harmless.

Except as time goes on, Joe realizes they aren’t really wishes at all…they’re exchanges, and the bill was racking up.

Nothing is free in life.

Sooner or later, you always pay.

Available for Pre-order in paperback, hardback, and ebook – Official release date June 1, 2019

 

 

 

The Compound by Robert Ford
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Tartarus Federal Penitentiary is home to the worst violent criminals society has cultivated. It’s also a revolutionary modern day fortress, powered by solar panels and built to be a self-sustaining environment, complete with dairy barns and greenhouses. It’s the perfect place to be when an experimental virus hits the American public, making the dead walk the Earth once again.

Two brothers become entwined in a deadly struggle for power among the crowd of prisoners that have overtaken the guards.

Divorced parents fight for survival, trying to find each other and keep their daughter safe from the growing number of zombies.

An old biker is a man on a mission, trying to fulfill a promise to his dead wife—apocalypse be damned. His determination and his supply of ammunition will be tested.

As the survivors on the outside fight for their lives, their lines of fate converge, leading them through the crowds of zombies and forcing them into hell to save one of their own from The Compound.

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Bordertown by Robert Ford
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They decided to call it a night, rest up and hit the highway again in the morning. But they ended up in Bordertown, a tourist attraction-its own little community-kept in line by Sheriff Warden. What awaits them during the night will test their perserverance. Their belief in what exists. Their will to survive. They must overcome, fight, and do whatever they need to do, to escape Bordertown.


 

 

 

The God Beneath My Garden by Robert Ford
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From the mind of Robert Ford comes 15 pieces of short fiction to keep you awake at night. A grieving man discovering what his true purpose in life has become. A small town with a lake harboring something few men have seen and lived. A fateful Halloween night and the tragedy and complete terror it sets in motion. Long time pen pals… and the confession one desperate woman makes to her best friend. The God Beneath My Garden collects rare, difficult-to-find short fiction and previously unpublished work, along with story notes.

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Ring of Fire by Robert Ford
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Murph Wildasin is having a very bad day. It started with the realization his girlfriend, Elise, is having an affair with a local good ol’ boy named Haddon. What follows is a hellish run through the godforsaken town of Bakersfield, Kentucky. Murph comes face to face with a lot of the local residents, including something he’s only heard of in childhood legend. It’s a nightmare of a day Murph will never forget… if he can make it out in one piece.

 

 

 

Samson and Denial by Robert Ford
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Samson Gallows is an average guy. He loves his wife, loses more than he wins, and lives his days in the gray zone between right and wrong.

After a junkie walks into his pawn shop with a mummified head, Samson is thrown into a downward spiral through the streets of Philadelphia, getting more blood on his hands wherever he goes.Â

In 24 hours, Samson learns how deep betrayal can run, how strong the bonds of love are, and that winning can sometimes require sacrificing everything–including himself.

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The Last Firefly of Summer by Robert Ford
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From the author of The Compound, and Samson and Denial, comes a tale of love and revenge.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR THE ONE YOU LOVE?

In his line of work, he’s simply known as “Just”. His projects are bloody, and he chooses the ones that mean something to him.It’s been years since Just has been back to the town where he met his first and only love. His patience is about to pay off. After all, revenge is best served cold.


 

 

 

No Lipstick in Avalon by Robert Ford
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SARA’S LAW #227: If you write the fairy tale in your head, sometimes that’s exactly where it will remain.

Life sure has its share of shit storms, doesn’t it?

Believe me, I know. But if you grab a good umbrella and brace yourself, you can weather damn near anything. My umbrella of choice—after I finally decided to pull up my big girl panties—was my friends, tequila, and some creative inspiration, though not necessarily in that order.

So grab a drink and pull up a barstool. Come closer because there’s a lot I want to tell you. Some lessons learned from the school of hard knocks and ways to hang onto hope. Some of it’s bad and a lot of it’s good. But I promise you this, love… one way or another, it all works out. Somehow… it always works out.

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