Gateways to Abomination
By Matthew M. Bartlett
Bizarre radio broadcasts luring dissolute souls into the dark woods of Western Massachusetts. Sinister old men in topcoats gathered at corners and in playgrounds. A long-dead sorcerer returning to obscene life in the form of an old buck goat. Welcome to Leeds, Massachusetts, where the drowned walk, where winged leeches blast angry static, where black magic casts a shadow over a cringing populace. You've tuned in to WXXT. The fracture in the stanchion. The drop of blood in your morning milk. The viper in the veins of the Pioneer Valley.
"There is a mad genius at work here...this collection of nightmares and disturbing radio broadcasts blends together so well that the book transcends the concept of a simple short fiction collection and becomes so much more. Highly recommended, there is something special at work here." —The Arkham Digest
"Every bit of this is scary. It's the kind that gets under your skin and leaves you thinking about it when you should be going to sleep. It's the kind that gives you nightmares." --playwithdeath.com
"Gateways to Abomination is a panoramic view of terror, of the approaching darkness, of evil in a small community that gradually infects and corrupts everything it touches. Bartlett's voice is strong, his scenes unnerving...a happy discovery in the side alleys of independent horror." —Muzzleland Press
Matthew M. Bartlett was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1970. He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and an unknown number of cats.