Stan Charnofsky, author of Charlotte, is moving his books to our new Mystery/Crime imprint. Hawkshaw Press, in anticipation of continuing his series with the second Charlotte Smart mystery, Accident. In Accident two sisters are struck by a hit and run driver. One survives, but cannot bring herself to talk about the accident. Can Charlotte step in to help when Detective Hartunian asks?

And of course, in the first book in the series, Charlotte, Charlotte Smart finds herself very nearly dead, once or twice, but, in true Miss Marple fashion, nothing will dissuade her from solving the murder of her friend.

Pick up the original Charlotte, with the original cover, for a few more weeks at a 30% discount before she’s gone… forever.

Halloween Horror via DPP and Gravelight

With the world in virtual state of lockdown, you (like us) will likely be spending a lot of the Halloween season indoors. As autumn continues to descend and the night winds bring sounds that oft times can’t be explained as simply the branches against the window, it’s a great time to lose yourself in a book of short horror tales, of which we have published three to date.

Stop by our new-and-improved online shop to pick up one or more of the titles, and check out this short trailer to help set the stage you’re about to enter…


Get your Halloween mood percolating THIS Saturday. October 3, when four fabulous Gravelight Press authors (R. David Fulcher, Bernie Brown, Josephine Queen, and James Goodridge) will be among the featured readers at the 2020 Frostburg Indie Lit Festival.

Fulcher’s collected short stories will be published by Gravelight Press in 2021 as Dark Harvest, while work by Brown, Queen, and Goodridge can be found in the terrifying new anthology Exhumed.

You won’t want to miss this free and virtual event!

Attend from anywhere in the world!


It’s not too late to submit to Halloween Party 2021.

We work hard for our authors. We’re selective, and we’d like to select you.

Our books consistently win awards for content and design.

Last year author William F. Crandell’s short story won best short story of the year for 2019 in in his state and nationally. How far can your story go? You’ll never know unless you enter.


If you tell two friends, and they tell two friends, and so on, and so on, you will do more than sell shampoo.

You will create a web of like-minded readers and writers who will find each other and support the wonderful writing we writers over 40 do.

Post your blog or instagram here (and if you ain’t got one, get one) and I’ll ask my friend to follow you.

Please, ask your friend to follow DPP.

Let’s reach out to each other with a beautiful tapestry of authors and readers, all across the world.



Dave and I are more than pleased to announce that Devil’s Party Press is (sort-of) officially OFF hiatus.

And the first thing we are doing as we return to publishing is announcing our first new imprint, Gravelight Press, all scary, all the time.

To launch the press with a bang, we’re putting out a super secret anthology we didn’t even tell our friends about, and, to herald this marvelous anthology, we have a special guest to introduce to you. So read on:

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An excerpt from Gravelight’s August 9, 2020, press release…

Renowned Kansas Book Critic Jeffrey D. Keeten Provides Introduction to Delaware Horror Publisher’s New Release

Devil’s Party Press is thrilled to announce that Jeffrey D. Keeten will be providing the introduction to its first Gravelight Press imprint, EXHUMED: 13 TALES TOO TERRIFYING TO STAY DEAD. A prolific critic of film and literature, Keeten is among the top five reviewers on Goodreads, the largest site for book reviews in the world. A graduate of the University of Arizona and current resident of Dodge City, Kansas, he has published more than 3,700 reviews for Goodreads and other sites.

As with DPP, Gravelight will focus on the mission of providing older authors with publishing opportunities, and Gravelight is thrilled to have Jeffrey Keeten who, in addition to being a skilled critic, is also a terrific writer, along for Gravelight’s current book release.

Mr. Keeten and Astra

“It’s exciting to be a part of this collection,” said Keeten. “There are some truly frightening works between its covers.”

EXHUMED (ISBN: 978-1-7340918-1-6) retails for $9.99 and features original short fiction by thirteen authors from the US and Canada. It is scheduled to be released on Friday, August 14. For more information and to order, go HERE. For more information about Jeffrey D. Keeten, visit