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Important Announcement

Dear friends of Farolight/Cutting Block,

It’s with a heavy heart that I must report Farolight Publishing, and its flagship imprint Cutting Block Books, will soon join the long list of small genre presses forced by circumstances to close their doors. In our case, fiscal pressures and recent health issues for me personally, means the time’s come to make a graceful exit from the publishing stage.

To our readers, I can’t emphasize enough how much I’ve appreciated your support these past 16 years. To my colleagues and friends, I would not have traded this experience for anything; I’m glad to have known each and every one of you.

Here’s what you can expect in the coming weeks:

* All of our titles will gradually slip into “out of print” status on Amazon and on every other book-seller’s website. Remaining copies will be sold on a first-come, first served basis until that time.

* Within a month or so, the Farolight website and social media presence will disappear. We’ll post the occasional update on those.

One more thing to mention… we’re working to provide the Horror Library imprint a new home. I’m excited that we’ve found another small press with the seriousness and chops to keep the quality level as high as always. Once the i’s are dotted and t’s crossed, we’ll announce the new publishing home of the Horror Library anthology series!

Thanks again for having traveled part of your reading/writing path with Cutting Block and Farolight. You made the journey worthwhile.

Warmest regards,

Patrick Beltran

Owner / Publisher

Ezvid Wiki’s List of Quality Publishers

We are pleased to note that the website Ezvid Wiki has included Farolight Publishing on their list of “5 Publishers Connecting Readers with Great Books.”

You can see the article and the video here.

The article mentions by name three excellent Cutting Block Books titles: The Seven Deadliest, Terror Is Our Business, and the Shadows Over Main Street series.  Excellent choices!  To learn more about these books, and to purchase CBB titles, visit Amazon’s complete list.

Rich Duncan’s Favorites of 2019

We’re pleased to note that Cutting Block’s anthology The Seven Deadliest has been named the number 2 anthology on Rich Duncan’s ( list of favorites for 2019.

Congrats to the authors, artists and editors!

Cemetery Dance review of Seven Deadliest

“Well-crafted and well written… Highly recommended reading.” — Cemetery Dance magazine

The Seven Deadliest is available now in trade paperback wherever quality books are sold, and also via Kindle.  Get your copy today!

Pre-order the Kindle version of Seven Deadliest!

For those of you who prefer electronic reads, the Kindle version of <i>The Seven Deadliest</i> will be released on June 25!

Buy your e-copy of the anthology that Jonathan Janz called “A dark wonderland of twisted pleasures,” and about which Storgy Magazine wrote, “One of the finest collections… a triumphant return of the novella…”

So join us, fellow sinners… join us, and thrill to <i>The Seven Deadliest</i>.

Coming Soon: The Seven Deadliest

Seven sins.  Seven authors.  Seven stories you won’t soon forget.

Cutting Block Books is pleased to announce The Seven Deadliest, a new horror anthology scheduled to be released in Spring of 2019.  Featuring all-new stories from noted authors, this anthology will take a close look at the human terrors that spring from the seven deadly sins:  Pride, Avarice, Envy, Wrath, Lust, Gluttony, and Sloth.

Watch our Twitter feed for more details!

Houston TV interview

For your enjoyment, here’s the latest Lansdale TV interview, where Joe R. and Kasey discuss their new Cutting Block title, Terror Is Our Business.

For you local Houston residents, the Lansdales will be jointly signing books this evening at Murder By The Book, a bookstore located at 2342 Bissonnet Street in Houston, at 6:30 PM local time.

Don’t miss it!

Full “Good Morning Texas” Interview

Hot off the presses, folks… here’s a link to the full Lansdale TV interview from this morning!

Joe and Kasey appeared on “Good Morning Texas,” and tonight they’re signing books at the Wild Detectives bookstore (314 W. Eighth St, Dallas TX) starting at 7:30 PM.

Be there, or be square.  😀

Upcoming Lansdale media appearances

As the Lansdales (Joe R. and Kasey) continue with their book tour, talking about their new Cutting Block title, Terror Is Our Business, they occasionally make television and radio appearances.  Here’s a few upcoming live appearances:

Thursday, August 16 at 9 AM CDT — WFAA-TV/”Good Morning Texas” (Dallas)

Thursday, August 16 at 1 PM CDT — Fort Worth Weekly/”Toast & Jam” online video

Tuesday, August 21 at 6:45 AM CDT — CW39/”Morning Dose” (Houston)

Friday, August 24 at 9 AM CDTCBS Austin

More interviews are in the works, so keep checking back.

Tune in to show your support!

Lansdales on TV — Now Includes Clip!

For all you Arizona fans of mojo-storytelling… Joe R. and Kasey Lansdale sat for a live TV interview Wednesday, July 11, at 8:30 AM local time, to talk about their father-daughter short story collection, Terror Is Our Business, on Arizona Daily Mix – KAZT-TV (Channel 7) in Phoenix.

If you missed it, you can watch a partial clip of the interview here!


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