2024 Sneak Peek

As 2023 comes to a close, I want to thank our readers on behalf of myself and our authors for supporting Shotgun Honey and Shotgun Honey Books. The year hasn’t been without its bumps and hiccups, but these are things that help us learn and grow. To improve. We’ve published many wonderful books over the […]

Book Release: Once These Hills by Chris McGinley

We are please to announce the debut novel by Chris McGinley, Once These Hills, an epic coming of age story featuring a young Lydia King who forages a future in the rugged Appalachia of early 20th century only to be hunted by a dangerous past. What to Expect inside… It’s 1898. Up on Black Boar […]

New Authors: Chris McGinley, Mark Powell, Coy Hall, Brett Lovell

We are happy to announce our final additions to the 2023 author release schedule. Chris McGinley (Coal Black: Stories) returns to Shotgun Honey with his debut novel Once These Hills. Quick Synopsis It’s 1898 in eastern Kentucky. Three violent convicts escape the penitentiary and unleash Hell on the tiny mountain community of Black Boar. Lydia […]

5 Questions with… Chris McGinley

Chris McGinley’s new collection of short stories, Coal Black, is more than just a great collection of brutal crime stories; it’s a deep exploration of the social ties and crises confronting people in eastern Kentucky. From petty thieves to poachers to cops, he imbues his characters with nuanced life… even when they face grisly deaths. […]

The Haint by Chris McGinley

They hadn’t let him take a jacket when they grabbed him.  By now the blood from his nose had dried almost black on his tee shirt.  With a two-day stubble and his matted grey hair, he looked like a B-film horror character.  Terror in Appalachia.  The truck had no heat, and he could see his […]