Storytellers Mag #3 out now!

Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!

Reports indicate Storytellers Mag Issue #3 has broken out of the Valhalla Books labs. As if the last year wasn’t crazy enough, now we have to deal with a Zombie Apocalypse? 

Fear not! Our brave warriors from Valhalla Books have teamed up to bring you exciting and compelling stories to fight zombies, monsters and more!

In this issue we have a never before seen interview with Author Josh Vasquez about The Savannah Zombie Novel Series A New Death Director’s Cut. (Order on Amazon)

Also for the first time ever, we reprinted the original article interview I did with Josh Vasquez back in 2016. The article was originally published in January 2016. Josh and I met in late 2015 after he emailed me about my Geekfringe column to talk about his zombie books.

Finally, Author Essentials author Jim Nettles column Don’t Skip the Fine Print discussing the importance of reading the contract. 

Thank you for supporting our small print publishing house! We cannot do this without you!


Adam Messer, Publisher
Valhalla Books
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Storytellers Mag Issue # 1 issue
Storytellers Mag Issue #2 issue!

JON SHADOW in Killing Shadows



JON SHADOW in Killing Shadows

Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the start of a brand new action adventure series from writer Teel James Glenn.

Jon Shadows is a freelance bodyguard and investigator. When his ex-lover, Maria, tells him her billionaire husband, William Carter, is trying to kill her, he can’t help but come to her aid. Shadows’ plan is to attend an annual corporate employee meeting on Carter’s private island and do some digging.

He soon discovers the eccentric computer mogul has ominous ties to the Japanese crime syndicate known as the Yukaza and is already being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. But before Shadows can make sense of the data, a close friend is brutally murdered and it looks like he is slated to be the killer’s next target. 

In Jon Shadows, award winning writer, Teel James Glenn, has created a terrific new hero with echoes of the classic ala the Saint and James Bond. In the end, Jon’s enemies soon learn “Killing Shadows” is no easy matter.

Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis and artist Tedd Lehman the nine interior illustrations. 


Now available from Amazon in paperback and soon on Kindle.

A New Death From Valhalla Books

Josh Vasquez’s Director’s Cut of A New Death!

We have been working really hard to bring you new books and up next on our publishing list is The Savannah Zombie Novel Series by Author Josh Vasquez.

Here is a quick email about Josh Vasquez’s Director’s Cut of A New Death is coming out on March 30, 2021. This is an exciting new release especially for zombie fans and horror readers.

Also, as a small print publisher, we could really use your help getting the word out. We love our readers and would love to hear from you here and on your social media accounts.  Please tag us and let us know what you think 🙂

Thank you!

The Masked Rider – Tales of the Wild West Vol 3.


Tales of the Wild West Vol 3

Airship 27 Production saddles up for more rip-roaring western action adventure with
“The Masked Rider – Tales of the Wild West Vol 3.”

The Wild West has always had its share of larger then life heroes; both fictional such as
pulpdom’s own Masked Rider and historical ala Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday. In this
new collection, we offer up a trio of tale showcasing each.

Western writer Thomas McNulty delivers a south of the border yarn with Earp and his
Holiday on the hunt for a dangerous desperado. This is followed by Paul Findley’s story
of the fabled Masked Rider and his Yaqui partner Blue Hawk on the trail of murderous
cattle rustlers.

Finally, in a full length novella, Gordon Dymowski has the mysterious Masked Rider
attempting to solve the murder of a Army Cavalry officer in “A Town Called Malice.”
Artist Jason Wren provides the interior illustrations with Shane Evans the colorful cover,
all assembled by Art Director Rob Davis. Here is action and adventure set against a
frontier stage true to a time and place that forever left its legacy on a nation; the
American Wild West.


Now available at Amazon in paperback and soon on Kindle. Click here to get your copy!

Vote now for the 2020 Pulp Factory Awards

The final shortlisted ballot is now available for voting in the 2021 Pulp Factory Awards (for works published in calendar year 2020).Congratulations to everyone who made it to the final ballot, as well as to those who also received nominations. Ten different publishers appear on the final ballot.

ANYONE can vote. (But only once!)

The deadline for voting has been extended to midnight on Sunday, March 28. Here is the official ballot:

Click here to vote now!

Moonstone Books releases JULY ’21

  1. Kolchak and the Night Stalkers: The Faceless God novel SC

Written by: James Chambers

Cover: Glen Ostrander

114pgs, squarebound, b/w prose, 6” x 9”, $ 10.99

ISBN: 978-1-944017-24-851099

From Stoker Award winning author James Chambers!

To solve a series of mysterious abductions and killings, and uncover a plot that threatens existence itself, Kolchak bands together with his new extraordinary team of investigators: Mr. Keen, Domino Lady, Pat Novak, Flint, T.H.E Cat, Blackshirt, and more!

This is where the new direction for Kolchak begins!

  1. Kolchak and the Night Stalkers: The Faceless God novel HC

Written by: James Chambers

Cover: Glen Ostrander

Interior Art: Sergio Ibanez

124pgs, squarebound, b/w prose with illustrations, 6” x 9”. $23.99

BONUS edition includes interior illustrations!

ISBN: 978-1-944017-25-552399

  1. Moonstone DOUBLE SHOT July 2021

Written by: Nancy Holder, Tommy Hancock

Cover Art: Dennis Calero

Interior Art: Sergio Ibanez

60pgs, b/w, 6” x 9” prose, $5.99

UPC: 685239900002

The Green Hornet and Kolchak together for the first time!

All roads lead to a fiery death as cub reporter Kolchak vows to unmask the Green Hornet! Britt Reid and Kato dog Kolchak as he tracks down a murderer, cracks bad jokes at a gangland shootout, and barrels into a haunted-for-real haunted house. Problem: the House of a Thousand Screams is burning to the ground—and there is no way out! 

  And as a missing woman is found buried in the mud, Johnny Dollar encounters a human monster unlike he has ever met.

Valhalla Books March 2021 News

We have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you exciting new titles this year. We like to think of Valhalla Books as the cool indie band of books! We don’t have a huge audience yet, but you are awesome and we love you!

We are proud to share Author Josh Vasquez is now publishing his Savannah Zombie Novel Series with Valhalla Books with the Director’s Cut of A New Death! (available on Amazon for pre-order ) releasing March 30, 2021! You don’t want to miss this action filled zombie series from award winning author Josh Vasquez!

PS. Can you help spread the word and tell someone you know who enjoys reading? 

Author Ryan Dunn joins Valhalla Books!

We are really excited to share Author Ryan Dunn is joining us with a great book project!

Ryan Dunn is the author of Savannah’s Afterlife series, harrowing tales of Savannah’s most haunted places. Kim Dunn and he own and operate Afterlife Tours in Savannah. (Ryan is Kim’s husband.)

He is an avid horror reader, and wrote the forward for our first anthology The Devil’s Due: Nothing Is Ever As It Seems!

Please help us welcome Ryan Dunn officially to the Valhalla Books Publishing!


Valhalla Books


Athena Voltaire Boards the Orient Express!

-For Immediate Release-

February 12, 2021

Athena Voltaire Boards the Orient Express!

The critically-acclaimed 1930s adventuress returns in an all-new graphic novel. 

Globetrotting aviatrix Athena Voltaire is accustomed to rapid-fire adventures that take her to every continent, but what happens when she finds herself trapped aboard the famous luxury train as a creature stalks and kills the passengers?

“The adventure is a bit of a departure for the series,” says series creator/writer/artist Steve Bryant. “Athena is used to following clues around the world to try and stop some kind of apocalyptic event. This time, she’s on the train to catch up with an old friend, and a mysterious nemesis has brought the apocalyptic event to her. It’s been fun to play with the structure of this story, combining elements of a whodunit with a dash of claustrophobic horror from movies like Alien or The Thing.”

The creator is partnered with artist Abel Cicero and colorist DC Alonso. Bryant contributes additional art, along with Unai Ortiz, Juanma Aguilara, Jason Millet, Jim Nelson, Jun Bob Kim, and Gary Carbon. Editors Chris Murrin and Nicole D’Andria round out the team. “While I in grad school, Action Lab kept the series rolling, pairing me with some exceptional artists while I wrote, drew covers, and provided additional art here and there,” says Bryant. “I’m excited for this volume to see the light of day, and equally excited to get back to drawing Athena in our next volume!” 

The campaign reached its funding goal on its third day, and has continued to unlock Stretch Goals, thanks, in part, to Kickstarter giving it the coveted Project We Love designation.

THE CATCH is “the freshest take on super-heroes and super-villains in the ‘real world’ since POWERS,” says Phil Hester.   

Beau Smith (writer/creator: Wyonna Earp) finds Athena Voltaire to have “enough butt kickin’ to keep a boot factory in business for life,” and says that “Athena Voltaire is your ticket to clobberin’ evil.”

“If loving Athena is wrong, I don’t want to be right!” says Mike W. Barr (co-creator/writer: The Maze Agency, Camelot 3000; writer: Batman, Detective Comics)

Javier Grillo-Marxuach (writer/producer: The Middleman, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Blood & Treasure) calls Athena Voltaire “…the next best thing to finding a trove of long-lost adventures from the 1930s.”

“You don’t just read this story, you practically fall into the panels and have the adventure with her.” says Tad Stones (creator: Darkwing Duck; producer: Hellboy Animated)

The Kickstarter campaign for ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE TERROR ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS concludes on February 25. 

Click here to check it out!