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Sidney Williams Interview with Dark Between Pages

New interview covering the current state of things in the writing life.

Disciples of the Serpent Goodreads Giveaway

Disciples of the Serpent Cover Art By Sidney Williams

Enter to win one of three signed print copies of Disciples of the Serpenta stand-alone dark fantasy adventure set in Ireland. 

Special Detective Aileen O’Donnell is in a race against time to unravel secrets buried at Ireland’s sacred places. Can she defeat a conspiracy and a dark cult in time to stop what lies sleeping in the Emerald Isle? 

Enter here on Goodreads through April 14, 2021

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Holiday Gift


For the holiday season, a free story is now available on the Sidney Williams Books Facebook page. It appears in text form for the first time. It originally appeared as a flash fiction reading on the Sid Videous YouTube page.

Read the free story here.

Fool’s Run Named to December/January #TopIndieFavorites

Fool’s Run has been named one of Barnes & Noble’s handpicked #TopIndieFavorites from independent publishers.

They said: “we know you’ll love; the hottest pre-orders and top new releases everyone is reading on NOOK!”

Check the whole list here:


Or if you want to see Fool’s Run in context jump to Page 4.

New Short Story Publication


The latest issue of the new incarnation of Sanitarium magazine has just been released.

It features my short story, “The Fury.”

It’s a tale of suburban revenge. Neighbors can drive each other crazy after all, and frustrations of the job can carry over to other areas of life.

Order here!

Guest Blog Post

Visit Charles Gramlich’s Razored Zen blog for the Sidney Williams guest blog post:

Six of my favorite hardboiled detective heroes

Some you may know. Some may surprise you.

Fool’s Run Giveaway

Fool’s Run will release Nov. 24, 2020. Enter now to win one of three signed print editions of the new book.

The giveaway’s going now through Nov. 21.

Enter Here

Holiday Gift

Read a free story just in time for the holidays:

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Free-Credible-Threat (PDF)

This was created for a holiday blog tour a few years back. Enjoy this little thriller tale anew this holiday season.

Spooky Empire


I’ll be at Spooky Empire over the weekend starting with a panel and signing at the Creator’s Track book table Oct. 26.

Copies of Dark Hours and Disciples of the Serpent will be available as well as paper editions of Quoth the Raven and Infernal Ink magazine featuring two new short stories, “A Cooler of Craft Brew” and “What the Black Water Knows.”

Look for me amid all the other excitement.




New Stories

Two new stories are arriving, just in time for Halloween.


A Cooler of Craft Brew, my retelling of an Edgar Allan Poe Tale is featured in the new anthology Quoth the Raven from Camden Park Press. The collection features poems and stories that update Poe’s tales for the 21st Century. Order here.


What the Black Water Knows is a very dark, erotic Lovecraftian tale included in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Infernal Ink magazine. Order here.

New Cover – Bob Eggleton


Here’s the cover on my new book. It’s a 70,000-word Lovecraftian novel. Design is by David Dodd of Crossroad Press with art by multiple Hugo-winner Bob Eggleton.

Horror Flash Reading


At W.T. Bland Public Library’s DreadFest recently reading some wicked bits of flash fiction with my friend Tom Lucas, author of Pax Titanus. 

Custom Scent in Sanitarium.

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I have a brief tale called “Custom Scent” in the new issue of Sanitarium magazine, a really interesting little publication that carries its theme throughout. Artwork includes case files wrapped around each story, and there’s much more. Get it here.

Matty Loves Podcast and talk of Night Brothers and Other novels

My second visit to the Matty Loves podcast is here featuring October and Halloween talk and discussion of some of my work including my vampire novel Night Brothers.

Speaking at the Florida Writer’s Conference


A snap of me talking about monsters at the Florida Writer’s Association 2015 Conference.

Painted Moonlight – dark surreal mystery

“Painted Moonlight,” a surreal and dark mystery, can now be read for free at the J.J. Outré Review. It’s a tale that I’m pretty happy with, though it might not be to all tastes.

It will also be in the J.J. Outré annual “best of” anthology coming soon in ebook and paper formats.

Guesting on the Matty Loves Podcast

I dropped by the Matt Cave for a talk with Matt de Smione and Tom Lucas about my novel Midnight Eyes:

New review of Night Brothers

A new review’s been posted on my vampire novel Night Brothers.

Stephen J. Carter calls it a “Superb Physical & Occult Horror Tale.” Read the whole review here.

Photo at Bookmark It

Sidney_WilliamsatBookmarkItThey snapped a picture when I stopped in at Bookmark It where Black Fox Literary Review featuring “Mr. Berrington” is available in Orlando.

Mr. Berrington in Black Fox Literary Magazine

Black Fox Literary Magazine - Sidney Williams Story Mr. BerringtonMy story “Mr. Berrington” appears in the new Black Fox Literary Magazine, Issue No. 12, Summer, 2015.

It’s the tale of a man who’s greeted on a sick day by a representative for a department store chain who knows everything about him and who’s determined not to let him give up his store credit card, no matter what it takes…

The magazine can be read online, or a paper copy’s available. Learn more here.

I’m told the mag will also be on sale at bookmarkit in Orlando.

Decoherence – The Show


I’ve been wanting to do program of flash readings for a while, really dating back to when I read individual flash tales in “Salons” at Goddard College, Washington campus. As part of the Full Sail Literary Arts Festival recently, I did a unified program called “Decoherence,” using the short tale from DM du Jour as a framing device for several pieces of horror flash. It was loads of fun.

Heater – Noir Magazine appearance

My story “Pilgrim” can be found in the June ’15 issue of Heater, the noir magazine. It’s the brief story of a cop who contemplates his own existence as he examines a brutal crime scene.  I was really pleased with how the flash piece turned out.

Heater can be purchased in electronic versions here, and Vol. 3, No. 5, has a host of other tales besides mine.


Decoherenece at DM du Jour

Danse Macabre’s DM du Jour recently featured my flash horror tale Decoherence.

You can read it for free here.

There are a few Easter eggs in the story, hinting at the scientific theory in play beneath the plot’s odd events.

Sleepers – Lovecraft on Broadway

My Lovecraftian story “Sleepers” is the tale of a woman searching London for obscure sheet music that may have ties to a mysterious security society and potential danger. 

It’s appearing in serialized form over at Paper Tape