TwilightRidge.net is the home for news, views, reviews, and interviews (and anything else that rhymes) centering on the horror and suspense small press scene.

I use this site to maintain my definitive list of active small press horror publishers, and to publish small press news and reviews (some of which will later appear in my “Spotlight on Publishing” column in Cemetery Dance magazine; some of which will only appear here).

Also, although it doesn’t necessarily fit the small-press-focus that’s found on the rest of this site, I’ve added an archive of all of my “What the Hell Ever Happened To…?” columns — a column that ran for several issues in The Scream Factory, later appeared in Cemetery Dance, and has now been resurrected in Dark Discoveries magazine.

You can reach me at rmorrish (at) twilightridge (dot) net.
Review copies can be sent to:
22393 Old Logging Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033

I’m interested in publishing reviews by others on this site, so if you’re interested in submitting something, feel free to contact me.

Oh, and in case anyone’s actually wondering: the “Twilight” in the site’s title stems from “The Twilight Zone,” not from those freaking YA novels and films.

For those wondering, here’s more biography info than anyone could possibly want:

Mr. Twilight, aka Robert, is the former editor of Cemetery Dance magazine (issues #35 through 60) and The Scream Factory magazine (co-editor, issues #7 through 19), and has edited or co-edited several anthologies, including October Dreams (winner of the International Horror Guild award) and Thrillers II. His long-running column on the horror small press, “Spotlight on Publishing,” has been appearing in Cemetery Dance since issue #8 in 1991.  He also contributes columns to two other leading horror magazines: “What the Hell Ever Happened To…?” to Dark Discoveries (since issue #23), and “Nightlight” to Beware the Dark (beginning with issue #1).

Robert was formerly the lead horror reviewer for Publishers Weekly, and has also had reviews appear in mainstream publications such as The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Daily News, The San Jose Mercury News, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, and The West Coast Review of Books. He’s also published a variety of non-fiction work in genre
publications such as Weird Tales, Rue Morgue, Cinefantastique, Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone Magazine, Dead Reckonings, Mystery Scene, and Midnight Graffiti. In addition, he has contributed to a number of genre reference works, including: The Encyclopedia of Fantasy; Fantasy and Horror: A Critical and Historical Guide; Supernatural Literature of the World: an Encyclopedia; and the forthcoming Encyclopedia of the Zombie. A Best of The Scream Factory collection is currently in production and will be published by
Cemetery Dance Publications.

Robert also writes short fiction on occasion, and his stories have appeared in more than two dozen anthologies, including The UFO Files, Subterranean Gallery, At Ease With the Dead, In Laymon’s Terms, and all seven volumes of the Shivers series. He’s had several stories singled out for Honorable Mention in Year’s Best anthologies, and his story “The Outsider” (his first Western short story), which appeared in the DAW Books anthology The Texas Rangers, was selected as one of three finalists for the Western Writers of America Spur Award for best short fiction.

Born and raised in Michigan, Robert now lives deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, with two dogs and a black cat. When not immersed in the genre,  Robert is a true Silicon Valley veteran, having worked for companies such as Apple, PayPal, Adobe, and Symantec. In his copious spare time, he’s a volunteer firefighter in his mountain community.

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  1. Hey, Robert. Thanks so much for your kind words and appreciation re CLOWNS and AMBERJACK. I’m delighted to have both book out at the same time, as you can imagine, but I still have memories of the fabulous experience of working on BASIC BLACK together. Your support and classy input meant so much to me then and continues to do so. Best Wishes from an end-of-winter Sydney. Terry

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