Norman Prentiss
Four Legs in the Morning

Four Legs in the Morning available from Cemetery Dance

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A collection of three-linked stories, featuring twenty illustrations by Steven C. Gilberts.

Dr. Sibley, long-standing Chair of the English and Classical Literature Department at Graysonville University, has outlasted many of his detractors. In this collection of three linked stories, mysterious consequences await those who defy or disappoint him:

Read the first story for free by visiting this page at the publisher's site (or for 99 cents, download it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, or Sony).

Invisible Fences

Invisible Fences Wins a 2010 Bram Stoker Award!

Print edition SOLD OUT; Now available as an eBook for $2.99!

The Bram Stoker Awards are given annually by the Horror Writers Association. The 2010 awards were presented as part of the Stoker Weekend in Long Island, New York (June 16-19, 2011). Invisible Fences won in the Long Fiction category.

Norman acceptance speech   IF Stoker

Stoker Winners

At the 2011 Stoker Weekend, after the awards presentation (L to R): Angel Leigh McCoy, Bruce Boston, Rocky Wood, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Norman Prentiss, Peter Straub, Ellen Datlow, Lisa Morton

New Story Appearances

Black Static“The Covered Doll” in Black Static magazine, issue 20 (December 2010)

Shivers 6“The Old Ways” in Shivers VI, edited by Richard Chizmar, Cemetery Dance Publications (December 2010).  Shivers VI weighs in at 410 pages and contains more than 110,000 words from today's most popular authors of horror and suspense including Stephen King, Peter Straub, Al Sarrantonio, Jay Bonansinga, Lisa Tuttle, David B. Silva, Melanie Tem, Brian Hodge, Brian Keene, Alan Peter Ryan, Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn, Bev Vincent, Brian James Freeman, Norman Prentiss, and many others.

Commutability“Distance” in Commutability, edited by David Jack Bell and Molly McCaffrey, MSR Publishing (August 2010) 

Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror “In the Porches of My Ears” reprinted in Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, edited by Paula Guran, Prime Books (October 2010)

Stoker Award and Envelope"In the Porches of My Ears," 2009 Bram Stoker Award Winner for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Originally appeared in Postscripts 18 (PS Publishing), and also available in Best Horror of the Year, Volume 2 edited by Ellen Datlow (Night Shade Books) and forthcoming in The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror edited by Paula Guran (Prime Books).


Tales from the Gorezone Shivers IV Damned Nation Shivers V Postscripts 18 Crane House CD Sampler Best Horror of the Year 4 Stories Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror Shivers 6 Black Static Butcher Knives Commutability Don't Read This A Sea of Alone