Michael McCarty’s short stories and interviews have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and anthologies. He is the author of three books of interviews—Giants of the Genre and More Giants of the Genre from Wildside Press, and Masters Of Imagination and Modern Mythmakers both from McFarland & Company. His nonfiction collection, Esoteria-Land from Bear Manor Media, presents an eclectic mix of his articles, interviews, and reviews.
McCarty is also the author of five fiction collections: Dark Duets (Wildside Press); All Things Dark and Hideous, co-written with Bram Stoker Award-winner Mark McLaughlin (Rainfall Books, U.K.); Little Creatures and A Little Help from My Fiends (both from Sam’s Dot Publishing); and Professor LaGungo’s Delirious Download of Digital Deviltry & Doom, co-written with Mark McLaughlin (Darkside Digital/Horror-Mall.com), A Hell of A Job (Damnation Books) and Partners in Slime co-written with Mark McLaughlin (Damnation Books).
McCarty’s first novel, Monster Behind the Wheel, co-written with Mark McLaughlin, was released by Delirium Books/Corrosion Press in September 2008. In that same month, Skullvines Press released the paperback poetry collection, Attack of the Two-Headed Poetry Monster, also co-written with Mark McLaughlin. McCarty’s first solo novel, a two-in-one vampire ebook called Liquid Diet & Midnight Snack, was released in 2011 by Whiskey Creek Press.
Other of his work includes the YA I Kissed A Ghoul (Noble Romance Books), the kid’s book Rusty The Robot’s Holiday Adventures co-written with Sherry Decker (Sam’s Dot Publishing) and the novella Lost Girl of The Lake co-written with Joe McKinney (Bad Moon Books) and the vampire novel Bloodless co-written with Jody LaGreca (Whiskey Creek Press). McCarty was the former staff writer for “Science Fiction Weekly” (the website of the Sci-Fi Channel).
A three-time Bram Stoker Finalist, he also won the David R. Collins’ Literary Achievement Award from the Midwest Writing Center and The Creep of the Week awards.
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“Michael McCarty and Jody LaGreca are masters at blending the macabre with the ordinary, the monster with the everyman with their vampire novel Bloodless. They can make a horrific killer seem quite affable, a dinner of barbecued human parts palatable, and a slit throat in lovemaking exquisitely erotic. McCarty and LaGreca write with inexplicably gruesome charm evident in Bloodless.”
- Patricia J. Espoito author of the vampire novel Beside The Darker Shore
“Authors Michael McCarty and Jody R. LaGreca have created a lovable roque in their character Daniel Peck, whose life is just about perfect until his former lover, Veronica shows up. Bloodless is a well written, fun read for horror and vampire fans everywhere.”
-Joan Mauch, author of Halifax