William to be featured author at WV Book Festival October 22

I will be appearing at this year’s WV Book Festival on October 22. The Book Festival is the state’s largest book related event drawing thousands of book lovers to the Charleston Civic Center each year and it’s quite an honor to be chosen to participate. I will be giving the presentation Wrestling with Appalachian Horror in Room 204-5 from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, October 22 and will have all my books there for sale.

For more information check out the Kanawha County Public Library website.


Goblins Premier Foundry Theater October 13

The long (long) awaited premier of the film Gone Where the Goblins Go, based on the William Bitner short story of the same name, will be held October 13 at the Foundry Theater in Huntington. It will be featured as part of the Foundry Theater’s Haunted Film Festival contest showcasing thirteen short independent horror films with cash prizes awarded for the top three winners. For more information about this as well as the other great programming they have upcoming check out the Foundry Theater website and Facebook page.

Horror Shorts poster

Tell all your horror-loving friends!

William to appear in British Horror Anthology

Well, I’m not actually going to be in it but the story “The Cost of Dental Work Can Be High” from my latest collection, Face Eater, will be included in the upcoming Ate-th BHF Book of Horror Stories. The book should be available sometime in September. Stay tuned to this station for further announcements.

Also, don’t forget as part of the Huntington Music and Art Festival tonight at The Foundry Theater the Good Time Horror Podcast will be performing a live dramatization of my short, “In Them There Hills.” Start time six, cost nil.

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Face Eater

Face Eater, Bill’s eighth collection of horror short stories is out and now available
in print and kindle editions. Nineteen more blood chilling tales of horror and the supernatural sure to, well, chill your blood. Pre-orders have been sent out and a sincere thank you to all you old (and new) readers of the Newsletter for your healthy support of This Heathen Earth.

In the pipeline, the fifth DFZ book, Death Falcon Zero Vs The Red Pharoah, the third in the Newsletter archives, Stroke Me, Baby, a collection of men’s adventure magazine style stories, The Brink of Death, and my second crime novel titled, appropriately enough, How I Began My Life of Crime.

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This Heathen Earth

As promised, the second volume in the Bill Bitner Newsletter archives, This Heathen Earth, covering the year 2004 is now available in both print and Kindle editions. All pre-orders are on their way. As always, I thank you kind and discerning readers for your patronage. As for the rest of you, I suggest you grab this book while it’s hot. And if you doubt that something eighteen years old can still be hot, have I got news for you.

Face Eater coming soon!

Tell every heathen on Earth:

An Embarrassment of Riches

If you haven’t already, take a look at my two newest books. First, we have the latest in the Death Falcon Zero series.

Jump in and hang on as the Death Falcon and his long-suffering tag team partner Doctor Wonder tangle with this book’s rogue’s gallery of rampaging kaiju and sinister vampires, garage spawned death machines and living sumps.

And for those of you who were fans of the seminal Bill Bitner Newsletter (and who wasn’t, right?) it is now being compiled in print, the first volume of which is now available.

The Bill Bitner Newsletter was a heady and sometimes toxic stew and now the best of it is being collected in several print volumes.

As if that wasn’t enough, keep checking this space as coming soon will be Face Eater, my eighth collection of horror short stories and seventeenth book overall as well as the second volume taken from the Bill Bitner Newsletter, This Heathen Earth.

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The Holidays Are Over. Now You Have To Pay.

William’s first venture into crime fiction, the long awaited You Have To Pay is now available in both print and Kindle editions! Nine short stories and two novelettes which are, to quote from the introduction by Gil Rand, “gritty stories featuring cops and criminals, made men and those unmade, private detectives, killers both professional and amateur, drifters and drunks and perhaps the worst of the bunch, attorneys”.

You Have to Pay Cover

Spill it, chump:

New DFZ Book Available in Print and Kindle

The latest volume in the adventures of everyone’s favorite masked reprobate, Death Falcon Zero Vs The Elder Terrors is now yours to enjoy in either print or Kindle editions. All pre-orders are on their way, as always thank you good people and your excellent taste in reading material. As for the rest of you, what are you waiting for?

Available from Amazon or direct from Bill.

Death Falcon Zero Vs The Elder Terrors Cover

Well? What ARE you waiting for:

A Friendly Reminder

Just a reminder that my collection of short horror stories, Dark Matters, is available as a free Kindle download Friday April 3 and Saturday April 4. Also, as the Kanawha County Public Library system is currently closed my presentation, Wrestling With Appalachian Horror, scheduled for the 4th has been cancelled.

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