Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Raven's Head Press is delighted to present Gianluca Piredda's Wicked Game  in print as a trade paperback, kindle, and audio book. This is a novelette and the first of what we are calling our One Shot line. The book is in an expanded English version by Michael Hudson and in the original Italian by Gianluca Piredda. Both versions are excellent and have been getting great reviews.

Synopsis:  Tom Tucker was having a good day. And then he got a mysterious phone call telling him he would need to kill or be killed by a man he'd never met before. And so his nightmare began. Gianluca Piredda and Michael Hudson bring you a psychological thriller in novelette form that will place you right into Rod Serling's Twilight Zone. See if you figure things out faster than Tom Tucker.
Our audio version is read by voice actor, Shane Morris and he has done a masterful job of bringing the words on the page to life. If you love radio drama then this is the version for you. The audio book and kindle are matched up so you can read along or take up where you left off on either version. Of course, if you are like me you'll want the trade paperback on your shelf or better yet in your back pocket or purse. The book is perfect escapism and you can read it in one setting and be happily satisfied with the experience.

Order Trade Paperback or Kindle Version

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Visit Voice Actor Shane Morris' website

Raven's Head Press has a new kindle book out today and it is great read.

Originally serialized in Adventure magazine as He Who Rides the Tiger and as a novel in 1948 as The Nightwalkers, James Norman Schmidt writing as James Norman gave us a fine adventure mystery with an exotic locale that has not seen U.S. print since 1953.
For now, Raven's Head Press will just be offering this as a kindle edition. Enjoy!

Raven's Head Press is proud that Alexandra Holzer's GHOST GAL: The Wild Hunt has been included as a nominee for the Fiction Literary Award category in the prestigious 2015 Paranormal Awards. And they gave us the really nifty Certificate of Nomination that we show off. Bobby Nash did a bang up job as he always does on the book with some asides from me and our must, Alexandra, was always there with anecdotes about her childhood and parents to charm us and keep us on the straight and narrow if that can even be done in a paranormal adventure.

To learn more about The 2015 Paranormal Awards please visit the link below: 

To order GHOST GAL: The Wild Hunt please visit the Raven's Head Press website here: 
or visit here:
Click here for Ghost Gal on Amazon

Also available in kindle and audio book formats. You will find links to both on Raven's Head Press.

Congratulations Bobby and Alex!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

We have a brand new book promo video for Paolo Di Orazio's My Early Crimes.


Then go to Amazon and order a copy of this terrifying book by Italy's master of horror and father of splatterpunk.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Raven's Head Press is delighted to announce that Italy's horror maestro, Paolo Di Orazio's MY EARLY CRIMES is now available for purchase through Amazon.

The book is comprised of ten short stories originally  published as Primi Delitti by Acme Press in 1989 in Italy. The book began as a comic book project but saw print in a prose format as a supplement to Orazio's already notorious "Splatter" comics anthology. Primi Delitti became the forerunner of the Italian splatter noir movement. The book was very successful and caused a Parliamentary  ruling in 1990 accusing the book of an "incitement to murder".

The stories, comprised of children who take part in or are witness to their first murders indeed, are horrific and many are defined from the viewpoint of a child. That one aspect lends even more terror since we as adults view the world from a much different perspective.

Our edition has been translated by Michael R. Hudson and adapted to appeal to an English reading audience. Cover is by the wonderfully talented fine arts painter, Stephen Mackey with interior black and white spot illustrations by another fine arts painter and amazing illustrator, Jamie Chase.

Here is what some people have to say about My Early Crimes:

"A visionary poet of flesh and blood nightmares. Paolo Di Orazio is both a dazzling storm and a sinuous snake that hisses into your ear. My Early Crimes is one of the most disturbing and original works of this talented writer. Highly recommended."
—Alessandro Manzetti, Bram Stoker Award Nominee

"Paolo Di Orazio is not for the faint-hearted."
—Gene O'Neill, Bram Stoker Award winner

"Paolo Di Orazio is a literary Dario Argento. Very spooky stuff, beautifully translated from the Italian by Michael R. Hudson."
—Jamie Chase,  Myx, The Darkness From Warsaw, First World, At The Earth's Core

The book will be available as a standard trade paperback at 6" x 9" 138 pages. It will also be offered in both Kindle and mobi formats. A very special deluxe hardback edition limited to fifty (50) signed books by both Orazio and Hudson is underway and should be available very soon.

If you would like to order a copy of the trade paperback edition please click here:

One last thing. We are asking that if you read the book would you PLEASE give us a review on your blog and on Amazon. Reviews are like gold. Both Orazio and Hudson are available for podcasts and interviews. If you are a reviewer and will commit to a review and want a copy of the book please ask. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I am very proud to have Ernesto Gastaldi's THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK by Michael Hudson live on Amazon and ready for ordering. TO ORDER YOUR COPY PLEASE CLICK HERE:

Monday, June 15, 2015

A cover preview of Ernesto Gastaldi's THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK by Michael Hudson. There were two very different  choices but via social media this was what people wanted and it certainly didn't hurt that the Signor Gastaldi also liked this one. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

ERNESTO GASTALDI'S THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS by Michael Hudson is now available for ordering on the Raven's Head Press website or on 

When a couple of young women are viciously slain in a once glamorous Milan high-rise, two beautiful young models move into one of the highly sought after vacated apartments. Soon, a mysterious killer is stalking both women! The suspects include a sex-crazed ex-husband, a lesbian neighbor on the prowl, the deformed son of a sinister widow, and even the building's handsome property manager who suffers from hemophobia, a paralyzing fear of blood. Can the local police inspector and our two heroines expose the masked maniac with an appetite for alluring women and perverted murder before the girls become his next victim?

Based on the fantastic giallo screenplay of Ernesto Gastaldi with an informative and entertaining foreword by Video Watchdog’s Tim Lucas, Michael Hudson’s version of The Case of the Bloody Iris is going to have you looking over your shoulder and sitting on the edge of your seat when you are alone in the dark.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sequential Pulp Comics and Raven's Head Press is proud to announce that both imprints as well as the books of Michael R. Hudson will be represented by Tiziana Marzano, Literary Agent, for the European countries of Italy, France, Monaco, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and the Netherlands.

Tiziana Marzano Biography
Tiziana Marzano was born in a quiet seaside town on the Calabrian coast of Italy where she still lives and works today. 
She holds a degree in Modern Literature. Through much discipline and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, Tiziana obtained a specialization in Latin and a master’s degree in Professional
 Writing and Publishing. 

She has been working in the publishing industry since 2009, starting out as editor of
 medical-science textbooks for a small publishing house in Verona and later as
an advertising agency copywriter. 
 From 2010 to the present she has contributed articles to several newspapers, and to scholarly and
 literary magazines (both online and printed). 
From May 2011 to November 2012 Tiziana served as the publishing consultant 
and editor of an independent publishing house, working on numerous projects from a series
 of novels to works of non fiction. 
Her activities as a hands-on editor has always been to work directly and closely with writers, publishers, 
cultural institutions, and anyone desiring to transform their own passion for writing into a published reality.

Experience and the knowledge gained in the
literary field has led Tiziana to take her career path a step further and become a literary
 agent to facilitate the authors she works with in the editorial process. It is a bold
 and yet wise decision that is giving her the satisfaction to nurture writers and to feed her passion for books at the same time. It has also opened doors
 to the international market for Tiziana. In fact, today Tiziana is working tirelessly with Italian
 and U.S. authors and publishers. She is a bright and shining star in the world of publishing as other
collaborations are opening up in the European and U.S. market. 

As an author and as the President of the boutique publishing imprints, Sequential Pulp Comics LLC and Raven’s Head Press, I could not be more delighted in having Tiziana Marzano represent me and my companies in Italy and all of southern Europe.

To learn more about Tiziana Marzano please CLICK HERE:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What would happen if you were told in a mysterious phone call to kill or be killed by a man you've never met before? 

Raven's Head Press will be bringing you a very special "One Shot" novelette titled WICKED GAME by Gianluca Piredda. The book will be published in a single edition with both English and Italian text.

Gianluca Piredda was born in Sassari, in northern Sardinia. His mother was a teacher and homemaker, her father a police officer. Gianluca soon fell in love of storytelling. As a child, his mother told him stories of the Greek myths instead of traditional fairy tales and, in elementary school, he visited the office of the local newspaper and it fascinated him. He started working very young in publishing. At 15, his first publication, and he started working both as an author and as journalist. In 1997 comes his first own comic book miniseries and in 1999 he arrived in the US market, by publishing "Winds of Winter" (Antarctic Press, 2000). From there onwards, he wrote many other things like "Warrior Nun Areala", "Free Fall", "Airboy", "Spektral" and several short stories for Image Comics and thriller stories. As a journalist, he worked in radio, TV and several newspapers and magazines of which he was editor and editor in chief. Today he writes books about media and for Italian newspapers like Libero.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Raven's Head Press has obtained the English rights to Nero Press' horror thriller by Claudio Vergnani, Per ironia della Morte (Ironically Death) and I will be translating it for publication soon. Thanks to the best agent in the whole wide world, Tiziana Marzano for setting up this mutual representation deal.

Friday, May 1, 2015


The Novel

by Michael Hudson

Coming your way soon from Raven's Head Press, Ernesto Gastaldi's blood soaked romp through the world of Milan's modeling industry is going to leave pulp horror and giallo fans breathless.

The book contains a wonderful foreword by film critic, biographer, novelist, screenwriter, blogger, and publisher/editor of the video review magazine Video Watchdog, Tim Lucas.

Be sure and look for Michael Hudson's new novel based on Gastaldi's famous screenplay that was the basis of the 1972 film of the same name.

Expected publication date is May 2014. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ernesto Gastaldi's giallo thriller BLOOD IN MY POCKET is on sale at

Her face was disfigured by a line of blood that ran across one eye and she was covered in scratches and bruises."At home? I'm at home?" she stuttered with swollen, bloody lips.

Jack Migol, troubleshooter for one of Hollywood's biggest studios, never heard his wife utter those words. He never heard her say anything that made sense again. That sent him on a path of revenge that would not be sated until a handful of tinseltown's elite were destroyed in ways equally as creative as the films they produced.

Ernesto Gastaldi's MY NAME IS NOBODY The Novel by Michael Hudson is on sale at 


My Name Is Nobody is a novel based on the wonderful original screenplay by Ernesto Gastaldi for the 1973 film of the same name. The novel expands on the screen version as well as adding a good bit that was not in the film. If you enjoy spaghetti westerns you will certainly enjoy this book. It has character, humor, and loads of adventure.


Five Stars By korak49 on January 16, 2015

Must have if you are a fan of the movie...very fun read that adds and expands scenes that were not in the film...this book is pure joy to read and I highly recommend it!!!!!!!

Four Stars By William D. Niichols on January 18, 2015

The film was fun to view and the novel version from the screenplay is just as much fun to read! A bang-up job by Michael Hudson!

Five Stars By Christi Clore on January 18, 2015

This book is such fun to read! Michael Hudson, the Imagery Maestro!