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.