Announcing "The Second Strain"
My new short story, "The Second Strain", is collected in Dale Bruning's anthology, Circus of Indie Artists: Gates of Hell. The story is a plague tale about the end of the world inspired by 2016's flu outbreak. The book is out now, available on Amazon.
Night Terrors Promo
My new collection of short stories, Night Terrors, releases November 3, 2017. You can view the promotional page for the book below where you can check out the cover art, contents, and the updated description as well as view any updates about the collection specifically.
"Just An Empty Box" Moves Forward
I am very proud to announce that a short film adaptation of my short story, "Just an Empty Box", is currently filming. I wrote the screenplay was written by yours truly and the film is directed by Jason Wright (Zombie Playground: Ice Cream) and produced by Kristy Richardson (Fear the Walking Dead: Team Infected, Torture). The film will star Christopher Mulvin (Cormoran Strike) as Brock Winchester, Jennifer Johnson (Torture) as Hillary Winchester, and Georgina Bluck (Am I Ugly?) as Jan Winchester. The film is slated to be released sometime in 2018.
Announcing Night Terrors!
We are very pleased to announce Cody's next book-length project, Night Terrors, a collection of 25 short horror stories. The book is set to be published on October 20, 2017 by True Terror Publications. Of the project Cody had the following to say:
"I'm very pleased to announce Night Terrors as my next book. I absolutely love so many of the stories in this book and I hope that the readers do as well."
The book's cover art was just revealed today, February 4, 2017. You can get a glimpse of the cover art on the book's promotional page.
The Man Who Lost His Smile Out Now!
You can get Cody's latest Kindle Single, The Man Who Lost His Smile, now!
A Change In Affiliation
As many of my followers may know, for the last year I've been writing articles for The Odyssey in the topics of politics, literature, and music. And for the last year, I was affiliated with Carson-Newman University. For the spring of 2017, my affiliation has changed to Syracuse University. I'm looking forward to working with the people in New York and am excited for future opportunities at The Odyssey.
The Beetle, The Button, & The Gypsy availible now!
Cody's latest release, The Beetle, The Button, & The Gypsy: A Lost Empire Story is available now! Check it out!
Announcing "Just An Empty Box"
Cody's new short story, "Just An Empty Box", will be published in the Zombie Chunks anthology published by Dead Silent Publishing. More information coming soon!
New Kindle Single The Woman in the Room out Now!
Cody's new Kindle Single, The Woman in the Room, is out now! This special ebook also contains a brand new bonus story called "Ms. Shaffer's Last Day". Pick up your copy today!
"The Second Strain"
It is time to run away to the circus again. But don't run too far or you might find yourself in a place you don't want to be. Namely ... Hell! But it is too late, isn't it? Whether it is dealing with zombies, or with your own dystopian government, we all experience a little of the bad place. Join us as we take in stories from authors old and new. We have a tale from returning author Cody Williams as he makes his triumphant return. Or read the shocking and glorious tale from featured writer Lizzy Belleau about a simple succubus trying to make her way in the world. But perhaps it is more your cup of tea to know that the worst monsters are actually people like in story The Crash. Whatever you fear, we have it at THE GATES OF HELL!
Circus of Indie Artists: Gates of Hell Edition; Contains Cody's short story, "The Second Strain"
Publisher: Show-Me Doctrine Publishing
Release Date: October 13, 2017
"Just An Empty Box"
Zombie Chunks is a collection of some of the most unique and clever zombie short stories from some of the best authors in the horror world. Hundreds of pages of gore, horror, brains and zombies.
Contains Cody's story, "Just An Empty Box".
Publisher: Dead Silent Publishing
Release Date: January 12, 2017
Up Coming Releases
Fear is quite possibly the greatest and underrated human emotion. Experience terror like you never have before in the short story collection, Night Terrors by Cody Williams. The title story, "Night Terrors", chronicles the back and forth conversations between young teenager, Johnny Warner and Dr. Mason as he keeps a dream diary that gets more and more terrifying with every night. But are what Johnny sees in his night terrors fact or fiction? In "A Chat with Death", Harold embarks on average day of football and frozen dinners before he is visited by a tall dark stranger who seems to know more about him than he previously let on. In "Lot 229", Rusty tries to cope with his father's death and finds that his guilt is gradually outweighing his hatred. When he finds what his father left in him Lot 229, he realizes how his father truly felt about him. In the poem, "The Cowboy Town", a dark stranger visits a small dying unnamed town with a special bargain that could save it. In "Toys in the Attic, Lee Ramsey mourns for the loss of his wife and son. Just when he decides that it's time to finally move on, he experiences strange happenings regarding an old chest of toys that belonged to his deceased son. In "Just and Empty Box", a young couple get a package in the mail from a strange looking man. In "You Will Hear That Trumpet Sound", a grieving Peter waits for the return of his wife and son.
Upcoming short story collection.
Publisher: True Terror Publications
Projected Release Date: November 3, 2017
Just An Empty Box
Short film based on the short story by Cody Williams.
Screenplay by Cody Williams
Release Date: 2018
Production Company: Silent Studios