Out Now! A Silent Dystopia: Stories Of A Quiet Apocalypse

A Silent Dystopia out now from Demain Publishing.

I’m excited yet humbled to announce the publication of A Silent Dystopia: Stories Of A Quiet Apocalypse. The book was released as an eBook on November 30, 2021. Print editions of the volume will be available in early 2022.

This being my first foray into editing a themed anthology, A Silent Dystopia was a labor of love. The project presented a few challenges. For instance, working within the confines of Dave Jeffery’s established universe of A Quiet Apocalypse would be challenge enough for one writer not living inside Dave’s brain. Overseeing ten, well, actually eleven writers when you count in Dave’s contribution, required using a new approach that I can attribute to managing multiple projects in my corporate eCommerce life. All of the stories needed to be rooted in the continuity established in the source material. A well-formed timeline spanning decades and a conceptual map defining the stories’ geographies across North America and Europe provided the necessary framework to thrive in this vivid world.

The novellas making up the A Quiet Apocalypse series and the stories in A Silent Dystopia are set in a not-too-distant future pandemic-ravaged version of our world. The original book was written long before our current day real-life pandemic and bears no resemblance. The disease meningitis unspecified, also known as MNG-U, has eradicated about 95% of the human population. The vast majority of survivors are left deafened by the virus. Those few lucky enough to retain their hearing after falling ill, or fortunate enough to have never contracted the virus, become precious commodities to the deafened. Forms of slavery and indentured servitude develop as class systems take shape. Meanwhile, those born without hearing, the culturally deaf, are blamed for MNG-U and living endangered lives.

Check out this list of contributors, each strong talents in their respective roles, with whom I am proud to share this volume.

· Raven Dane – The Invisible Girl 

· Stephanie Ellis – Babel Hour

· Kev Harrison – The Courier

· Tom Jeffery & Dave Jeffery – The First Samaritan

· A.S. MacKenzie – Shut Up, Donny

· John Palisano – The Platform

· Steve Stred – Do You Remember?

· J.A. Sullivan – Wolf Pit

· Morgan K Tanner – In the Midst of Monsters

· David Youngquist – I Live to Serve

Afterword by: Chris Kelso

Design by: Adrian Baldwin

Artwork by: Roberto Segate

Published by: DEMAIN PUBLISHING

I hope that you will support these artists by buying our book. And after you read A Silent Dystopia, give it a rating and honest review.

Announcing: A Silent Dystopia: Stories from A Quiet Apocalypse

Here it is, my big editing project of 2020-2021 … A Silent Dystopia. A collection of ten stories set in the world of Dave Jeffery’s A Quiet Apocalypse featuring horror writers from across Europe and North America.

This project has been my passion since its inception about a year ago and has kept me quite busy through the latter half of our real-life pandemic. Working with Dean Drinkel at Demain Publishing, creator Dave Jefferey, and all of the talented writers and artists listed below has been a wonderful experience. One I hope to repeat in the not too distant future.

I give huge thanks to my wife Melissa who has endured my countless hours of reading, editing, and corresponding with authors across multiple time zones to bring this project to life. I couldn’t have done this without her loving support.

A Silent Dystopia: Stories from A Quiet Apocalypse edited by D.T. Griffith

HEaR TODaY …

The disease known as MNG-U has staked its claim on humanity and ended the world. Most of those who survive have been robbed of their hearing, deafened in this quiet apocalypse. Around the globe, people do what they can to exist in the terrifying silence, even what was once considered unthinkable. Whether in isolation or in new communities, they must persevere amidst a changed and brutal landscape disguised as a world they once knew.

Coming soon from the world of Dave Jeffery’s A QUIET APOCALYPSE come ten stories with one, ultimate vision … A Silent Dystopia.

With original fiction from:

· Raven Dane – The Invisible Girl 

· Stephanie Ellis – Babel Hour

· Kev Harrison – The Courier

· Tom Jeffery & Dave Jeffery – The First Samaritan

· A.S. MacKenzie – Shut Up, Donny

· John Palisano – The Platform

· Steve Stred – Do You Remember?

· J.A. Sullivan – Wolf Pit

· Morgan K Tanner – In the Midst of Monsters

· David Youngquist – I Live to Serve

Edited by: David T. Griffith

Foreword by: Gavin Kendall

Afterword by: Chris Kelso

Design by: Adrian Baldwin

Artwork by: Roberto Segate

Published by: DEMAIN PUBLISHING

It’s been a long time, but I’m still here

It’s been two years since I posted about my book Plain being published. It’s received some wonderful reviews and you should check it out.

This was an unusually long hiatus from this blog site. I remember spending a lot of time in its early days creating what I hoped was useful content for some readers out there. But life happened and this site was pushed into the background. It’s time to change that so I thought I should check in and let the world know I’m very much alive and still living some version of the writer’s life. I’ve had a few recent writing developments I’d like to share….

The tail-end of 2020 saw my latest pub, a short story, with Demain Publishing entitled Darkness Calls. It was well received, but it could always use some more love.

Darkness Calls by David T Griffith.

I’ve helped launch a fledging local chapter of the Horror Writers Association representing the state of Connecticut of which I’m a co-chair – HWA CT. We’re open to new membership.

I’m heavily involved in a new project from Demain Publishing that will be announced soon. I can’t say anything more, but there is this graphic below that drops a hint.

Until next time, which hopefully won’t be too long from now, happy reading!

My latest story, Plain

I am excited to announce the publication of my latest book, Plain, from Demain Publishing as #20 in the Short Sharp Shocks! series. It’s available in Kindle format now with a print version on the way.

Check out my interview with Dean Drinkel, editor of the SSS! series and founder of Demain here.

About the story:

Essy is released from a psychiatric hospital after orchestrating her mother’s death a few years earlier. She moves to the neighboring town, where she can continue therapy with her psychiatrist. In pursuit of an idealistic happiness and normalcy, she finds herself both haunted and driven by those she hurt.

It’s part ghost story and part psychological horror … with a violent streak.

 

Also available on Amazon UK.

eComEngine Blog: Get to Know the Amazon Vine Program

amazonvine-featured-640x350There’s a good chance you have heard about the Amazon Vine program and seen a reviewer with the Vine Voice badge. I wrote about Vine in a previous blog covering the Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”) policy change for incentivized reviews. This time, I’m sharing the basics of Vine from a vendor’s point of view.

What Is Vine?

At its core, Vine is a marketing opportunity for vendors to request potential reviews and ratings from Amazon’s certified reviewers. I say potential because Vine reviewers are not required to write a review in exchange for receiving free products. Instead, they opt to receive free products vendors have made available to the program and write honest and helpful product reviews at their own discretion….

[Read the full blog on eComEngine.com]