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Author Gregory Bastianelli

"Readers will be riveted by this genuinely scary holiday phantasmagoria."– Publishers Weekly

A group of motorists become stranded on a lonely stretch of highway during a Christmas Eve blizzard and fight for survival against an unnatural force in the storm. The gathered survivors realize a tenuous connection among them means it may not be a coincidence that they all ended up on this highway. An attempt to seek help leads a few of the travelers to a house in the woods where a twisted toymaker with a mystical snow globe is hell bent on playing deadly games with a group of people just trying to get home for the holidays.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
Product details
Hardback, 256 pages, 88000 words
ISBN: 9781787583481
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 in
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Gregory Bastianelli

Gregory Bastianelli

Gregory Bastianelli is the author of the novels, “Shadow Flicker, “Snowball,” “Loonies,” and “Jokers Club.” His novella “The Lair of the Mole People” appeared in the pulp anthology “Men & Women of Mystery Vol. II.” 

Publisher’s Weekly described his “Shadow Flicker” as a “dark disturbing treat.” Booklist stated: “This is a gripping horror story from an author who deserves a wider audience.”

Publisher’s Weekly said of “Snowball,” that “Readers will be riveted by this genuinely scary holiday phantasmagoria.” Rue Morgue Magazine said: “If you want Halloween-infused Christmas terror tale … Bastianelli has got you covered … with several feet of blood soaked snow.” has referred to Bastianelli as the “messiah of macabre.”

He graduated from the University of New Hampshire where he studied writing under instructors Mark Smith, Thomas Williams and Theodore Weesner. He worked for nearly two decades at a small daily newspaper where the highlights of his career were interviewing shock rocker Alice Cooper and B-movie icon Bruce Campbell. 

He became enchanted with the stories of Ray Bradbury as a young child, and his love of horror grew with the likes of Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Stephen King and Ramsey Campbell.

He lives in Dover, NH. He enjoys traveling, especially to Italy where he has visited his ancestral home and hiked the Path of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast and to the top of Mt. Vesuvius.

He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the New England Horror Writers.

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