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Kevin J Kennedy is the co-author of You Only Get One Shot, and the man behind the best-selling Collected Christmas Horror Shorts & Collected Easter Horror Shorts anthologies. His short stories have featured in many other notable anthologies in the horror genre.


Kevin lives in a small town in Scotland with his wife, step daughter and two strange little cats. 

Keep up to date with new releases or contact Kevin through his website: www.kevinjkennedy.co.uk

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Open call for Carnival Tales

This is my first open call. If you follow my work, you will know all my books are done by invite only. I always get asked to run an open call anthology, so here it is.

Click the link for full details. Full details here.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Available in Kindle, Paperback & Hardback! 100 Word Horrors.

The hardback has arrived and it looks fantastic. You can buy it on Lulu.com now. I'm not sure how long it takes to pull through to Amazon.

"A collection of terse, eerie, and delightful little creepers, each one like a swift uppercut to the solar plexus, proving that dynamite truly does come in small packages!"
--Ronald Malfi, author of Bone White

"Wow! With the amazing talent involved in this anthology, it's no wonder 100 Word Horrors is such a powerful gut-punch of horror!"
--Joe Mynhardt, Crystal Lake Publishing

“A delicious collection of tiny tales of horror."
--Kelley Armstrong, author of Bitten

"Each and every story will get you there, with a scare, in seconds. A terrific read for those who like their horror fast, sharp and brutal… like a good stabbing. Highly recommended!”

--Steve Gerlach, author of Rage


Monday, 4 December 2017

Free on the 19th & 20th of May!

"A collection of terse, eerie, and delightful little creepers, each one like a swift uppercut to the solar plexus, proving that dynamite truly does come in small packages!"
--Ronald Malfi, author of Bone White

"Wow! With the amazing talent involved in this anthology, it's no wonder 100 Word Horrors is such a powerful gut-punch of horror!"
--Joe Mynhardt, Crystal Lake Publishing

The full T.O.C. for '100 Word Horrors.' Check it out.

If you enjoy flash fiction, you are going to love this book.


Andrew Lennon - Lunchtime
Chris Kelso - Streethearts
Dave McCluskey - The Guest
Dave McCluskey - Air
Matthew Brockmeyer - Lightbulb
Matthew Brockmeyer - Hide and Seek
Veronica Smith - Post Halloween
Veronica Smith - The Dublin Pub
John Dover - Late Night Drive
Mark Lumby - Bessy
Glenn Rolfe - They Came For Me
Pippa Bailey - Heart Shaped Box
Pippa Bailey - Silence
Brandy Yassa - Alone
James Matthew Byers - Don't Look Back
James Matthew Byers - Edmond
P.J. Blakey-Novis - I was Loved
P.J. Blakey-Novis - The Other Me
Matt Hickman - Hobby
Michael Bray - I Am The End
Suzanne Fox - Delusional
C.S. Anderson - Knock Knock
C.M. Saunders - Coming Around
Elizabeth Cash - Weeping Keys
Chad Lutzke - Sugar & Spice
A.J. Brown - Strength In the Blood
Lee McGeorge - Experimental Animal 7
Lisa Morton - The Dead Thing
Gord Rollo - Someone's In My House
Derek Shupert - Till Death Do Us Part
Mark Fleming - Initiation
Mark Fleming - Firing Squad
Valerie Lioudis - Clean
Valerie Lioudis - The Box
Billy Chizmar - It
Richard Chizmar - The Man in The Black Sweater
Mark Lumby - Greed Has No Heart
Rhys Hughes - Cupid and Death
Rhys Hughes - Mr Fancy Pants
James H. Longmore - Bad Cop, Bad Cop
Rick Gualtieri - Selfie
Georgia Lennon - Cold Toes
Lisa Vasquez - Night Terrors
P. Mattern - Harsh Sentence
Mike Duke - The Festival of Gluttony
Suzanne Fox - A Caring Community
Suzanne Fox - Coming Home
Briana Robertson - Delivery
Mark Lumby - It Came
James Matthew Buyers -Bummed Light
Mike Duke - No More
Mike Duke - Never Leave Me, Nor Forsake Me
Christina Bergling - Jack Frost
Christina Bergling - Grand Slam
Christina Bergling Bergling - You Don't See Me
Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar - The Boy
Norbert Gora - It is Just Local Gossip
Craig Saunders - The Dead Train
Weston Kincade - Jolly Ol' Infiltrator
Howard Carlyle - Meal For One
David Owain Hughes - Virtual Reality
Theresa Jacobs - Nights in Whitechapel
Jeff Strand - Shock Collar
David Owain Hughes - Dancing
David Owain Hughes - Cut Down to Size
Robert W. Easton - What is Schizophrenia, Anyway?
Billy San Juan - A Demonic Pact
Nicholas Diak - Will-o’-the-wisp
Eric J. Guignard - Forever Men
Donelle Pardee Whiting - Trees
Antonio Simon, Jr - Shadows
Ellen A. Easton - It's Just A Dream, Right?
Becky Narron - Stone
Duncan P. Bradshaw - Winter’s Embrace
Adriaan Brae - Consumed by Desire
Mark Lukens - The Dolls
Lisa Vasquez - Vermillion
Jason M. Light - I Was a Teenage Eulogist
Alex Laybourne - Beasts From Below
Alex Laybourne - From the Mouths of Drunks and Babes
John Dover - Spellbound
Pippa Bailey - Beast in the Bedroom
Howard Carlyle - The Artist
Mark Cassell - A Song for Them
Mark Cassell - Over the Edge
Kevin J. Kennedy - Children of the Carnival
Rebecca Brae - The Feast
Megan Ince - Escape
Michael Paul Gonzalez - Destiny's Embrace
Stefan Lear - Best of Friends
Sara Tantlinger - Stone Dry
Sara Tantlinger - Breadth of Bone
Sara Tantlinger - Beauty Mask
Jessica Gomez - A Flash Beginning
William F. Nolan - Another Tonight?
Christopher Motz - What's for Dinner
Christopher Motz - Just a Game
Michael A. Arnzen - Checkmate Roommate
Michael A. Arnzen - Running From Him
Michael A. Arnzen - Baby Steps
Kevin J. Kennedy - The Beauty of the Sea
James McCulloch - Stage Fright
Peter Oliver Wonder - Shower Thoughts
Brandy Yassa - Priscilla's Pugnacious Pampered Pups
Lee Mountford - Betrayal
Ike Hamill - Beautiful Francesca
Ike Hamill - Disregarded Advice
Amy Cross - The End of The Pier
Amy Cross - Jonathan
Amy Cross - The Grave



Friday, 15 September 2017

Free Now!!!


If you love horror, Halloween is probably your favourite time of the year. Well… It’s ours, too.

A mixture of authors from Collected Christmas Horror Shorts and Collected Easter Horror Shorts have come back together, and invited a few friends, to make this Halloween an extra special one.

Lock your door, dim your lights, add some pumpkin spice to whatever you are drinking and light your jack-o’-lanterns. This will be a Halloween you will never forget.

Table of Contents

John R. Little - The Halloween Phantoms
Lisa Morton - Pumpkin Rex
Richard Chizmar - Mister Parker
Christopher Motz - The Halloween Playground
Kevin J. Kennedy - Halloweenland
Mark Cassell - A Story of Amber
Peter Oliver Wonder - Dressed For Success
Christina Bergling - Black Widow
Stuart Keane - Hollowed Be Thy
Andrew Lennon - Girlfriend
Briana Robertson - Trick Turned Treat
James Matthew Byers - Jenny Greenteeth
J.C. Michael - The First Shot
Mark Lukens - The Coffin Man
Suzanne Fox - The Devils Fruit
Steven Stacy - Don't Fear the Reaper.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Friday, 28 July 2017

General Ramblings and Updates.

I mainly use my blog on my website now but I still pop on here from time to time. If you want to follow me or have a look around my website you will find it here:


As time passes by I seem to be working on more projects but feel I am getting less done. That been said there have been a few new releases and a few more in the pipeline.

My Kindle short 'The Gatekeeper' is free on Amazon on the 29th and 30th of July.

My new, co-written novella, 'You Only Get One Shot is also available for 99p/$1.28 and free on Kindle unlimited.

A new antho that contains my story 'The Games' was released yesterday. Tales From the Braided Pony. It's a western themed horror antho that looks pretty amazing. Just waiting on my copy coming through in the mail. My story is a little homage to Richard Laymon as he is the main reason I love horror literature.

You can find all my books and the ones I'm featured in on my Amazon page.



I recently watched two horror movies that were pretty good, Knock Knock and Circle. Nothing else I've watched recently is worth recommending.

I've haven't had a whole lot of reading time recently but I just finished Hell Divers 2, which was outstanding. I can not wait for the 3rd book in this series to come out. If you haven't read the first book, go and have a look at it. It was the best book I read in 2016.