Erie Tales banner with collection of cover art
Erie Tales banner with collection of cover art

Erie Tales

Erie Tales is our annual member-driven, theme-based anthology. Topics are announced in January and the anthology is released in time for the Annual Halloween Party.

Erie Tales 14 Cover

Erie Tales 14: Secrets

Each story contained in the volume you hold in your hands is centered around secrets – the ones we keep, the ones we bury, and the ones that will never let us go. Presented to you in this, our 14th offering, are 9 stories that we could no longer hide from the world.

With stories by Lee Howard, Peggy Christie, M.C. St John, MontiLee Stormer, Herb Kauderer. Clark Roberts, J.M. Van Horn, Jen Sexton-Riley, and JC Rudkin, edited by Michael Cieslak and cover art by Don England.

Erie Tales 13 - Unlucky Thirteen

Erie Tales 13: Unlucky Thirteen

Edited by Michael Cieslak, with stories by Jen Sexton-Riley, MontiLee Stormer, Peggy A. Christier Ken MacGregor, Herb Kauderer, Clark Roberts, Kelley Carpenter, Neil Willoughby, Author Dean King, and Shad Kelly and Nicole E. Castle.

Cover by Don England

Erie Tales 12

Erie Tales 12: Cannibalism

Cannibalism — the act of consuming another individual of the same species as food. It is one of our greatest taboos. The very thought inspires fear, nausea, and revulsion. All of which sounds like a wonderful recipe for a delicious anthology of horror fiction. Pull up a chair as the members of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers serves up eight delicious tales of anthropophagy for your enjoyment. We hope you brought your appetite.

Erie Tales 11: Tales From The Asylum (2018)

Erie Tales 11: Asylum

What better place to set a horror story than in an asylum? Don’t worry, you are not going to get a slew of ghosts haunting abandoned sites stories (although there may be one or two). The authors in this volume explore the dark history of some institutions and the dark nature of humanity.

Erie Tales 5: Dreadful Delusions

Erie Tales 10: Masquerade

Each story contained in the volume you hold in your hands features masks — physical, psychological, supernatural… Sit back and relax, if you can, and enjoy our examination of the masks we all wear and the horrible things which lie beneath. If anything gets too intense, just lift yourself up with the knowledge that the GLAHW has been here for ten years and the only place that we’re going is those dark spaces that you don’t want to examine on your own. Don’t worry, we’ll take you with us.

Erie Tales 4: Tales of the Apocalypse/Tales of Resurrection Mary

Erie Tales 09: Transformation

In this our 9th offering, Erie Tales takes note of Shapeshifters, those that hide among us with unnatural appetites, unusual final forms, and toes that will never look cute in peep-toe pumps. Let your hair down, shake a tail feather, and really let yourself go. You’re among friends now, and we accept you for what you are. Forever.

Erie Tales 4: Tales of the Apocalypse/Tales of Resurrection Mary

Erie Tales 08: Holiday Horror

Put some spice into your holidays with this collection of holiday-inspired terrors from like-minded writers, artists, and enthusiasts based in the Great Lakes region.

Erie Tales 3: Saturday Evening Ghost

Erie Tales 07: Myths and Mayhem

Presented to you in this, our seventh offering, are eleven stories that never quite left us, fashioned in new ways as only we can. Some you will recognize – Puss in Boots, The Pied Piper, Little Red Riding Hood. Others come from far flung lands, like Japan, Eastern Europe, Norway. So, find your favorite reading nook, grab your warmest blanket, and get ready to remember a time when your mind was open to the strongest magic only a fairy tale could offer. 

Erie Tales 2: Zombie Chronicles

Erie Tales 06
Number of the Beast

No number strikes fear into the heart of so many people like 6-6-6: the Number of the Beast. For the members of GLAHW, it also signifies its 6th full year as an independent organization of Horror Writers and aficionados, its sixth annual Halloween party, and its 6th Anthology. Special? You bet, for the coming of 666 means nearly a dozen new stories from returning members as well new bright shiny faces, bringing their own twisted interpretation of “666” to terrifying light. 

Erie Tales 5: Dreadful Delusions

Erie Tales 05
Dreadful Delusions

A collection of tales that go bump in your head from like-minded writers, artists and enthusiasts based in the Great Lakes region.

Erie Tales 4: Tales of the Apocalypse/Tales of Resurrection Mary

Erie Tales Omnibus
Vol. 01

Inside these pages you will find all manner of creepy, crawly things. Hideously deformed creatures on the outside share space with those handsome villains that are only hideously deformed on the inside. Get ready, readers, for you hold in your hands the Erie Tales Omnibus! Collected here, for the first time, are the most frightening stories from the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers’ yearly anthology, Erie Tales! The mid-west has never been scarier. 

Erie Tales 4: Tales of the Apocalypse/Tales of Resurrection Mary

Erie Tales 04
Tales of the Apocalypse/Tales of Resurrection Mary

Erie Tales 4: Tales of the Apocalypse/Tales of Resurrection Mary combo-themed anthology with Resurrection Mary and the Apocolypse. It made sense to us.

  • Included in GLAHW Omnibus 01
Erie Tales 3: Saturday Evening Ghost

Erie Tales 03
Saturday Evening Ghost

Erie Tales! The mid-west has never been scarier. The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers presents an anthology of horror fiction from like-minded writers, artists and enthusiasts based in the Great Lakes region.  Don’t be afraid… be terrified.

  • Included in GLAHW Omnibus 01
Erie Tales 2: Zombie Chronicles

Erie Tales 02
Zombie Chronicles

Erie Tales is back with more tales to chill your bones. While hiking on Isle Royale , a man finds the world has gone smash and he is on his own to find his way off the island. In a struggle to survive the apocalypse, one family finds an innovative way to find food. A woman who is terrified by raisins, finds that her fear is very well founded. These and many more tales of the undead are presented here for your reading pleasure . . . if you dare.

  • Included in GLAHW Omnibus 01
Erie Tales

Erie Tales 01
Tales of Terror

Erie Tales! The mid-west has never been scarier. The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers presents an anthology of horror fiction from like-minded writers, artists and enthusiasts based in the Great Lakes region.  Don’t be afraid… be terrified.

  • Included in GLAHW Omnibus 01