Welcome to my website! Since I was eight years old, all I've wanted to be was a writer, and since 1984, I have been fortunate enough to spend my life writing full time. I've written over 60 books — novels and novellas in the horror and suspense genres, collections of short stories, movie novelizations and TV tie-ins — with more in the works. My readers have made it possible for me to indulge my love of writing and I get a tremendous amount of joy out of communicating with them. I've been doing that on Facebook and Twitter for a few years, and now I have a home of my own on the internet. This is the place to find out what I've written, what I'm writing and where to get it. You can read my blog, participate with me and others in the discussions on the forum and keep up to date on new releases, contests and the occasional short story. Thanks for coming by — look around, get comfortable and visit often!
- Ray Garton
7/16/13 - NEW EBOOK RELEASE - Ray's 1981 novel, Darklings, is now available as an ebook, both for the Kindle and for the Nook. For more information on the book, go to the Darklings page.
3/7/13 - RAY'S GONE AUDIBLE! - Over the last several days, many of Ray's books have been released as audio books through Audible.com. So far, Meds, Ravenous, Bestial, Live Girls, Loveliest Dead, Night Life, Pieces of Hate and Trade Secrets are available for purchase on Ray's Audible page here. Dark Channel will be available 3-29-13.
8/16/12 - NEW EBOOK - Ray's second self-published work is now available on the Kindle store and soon for the Nook. The book is Serpent Girl, previously released in limited edition from Cemetery Dance in 2008. Now, it's available for only $2.99. As before, purchase a copy for yourself and then spread the word.
6/30/12 - NEW SHORT STORY: Ray's first self-published work is now available on the Kindle store! The Man in the Palace Theater is one of Ray's personal favorites from his body of work and he has made it available for both the Kindle and the Nook for only .99 cents! Please support Ray's efforts here and purchase a copy... then spread the word!
6/29/12 - NEW BLOG POST: to discover how Ray goes about the process of writing, follow the link to his Press Room
5/26/12 - New Video interview! A local bookstore in Ray's area has posted a recent video interview with Ray on YouTube
5/20/12 - NEW BLOG POST:Dark Shadows by Tim Burton? Homage or debacle? Head over to The Press Room to find a link to Ray's blog.
5/5/12 - Cover art for Dereliction just released. Book available for pre-order from Cemetery Dance