The 2nd SSS Charity Anthology, Horror d’Oeuvres: It Came From the Snack Bar! is now available on Amazon! Get Volume 1, Bite-Sized Tale of Terror for Free!
Horror d’Oeuvres – It Came from the Snack Bar released today. All royalties go to a charity.
Horror d’Oeuvres – Bite-Sized Tales of Terror is available to download for FREE.
Be awesome and leave reviews on the books if you happen to read them!
I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays! I know I did. Days off from work. Time well spent with the family. Lots of good food. Good times!
If ya’ll remember nearly three years ago, February 2016, a few moderators and I posted an announcement about putting a charity project together for /r/ShortScaryStories. In December of 2016, we released Horror d’Oeuvres – Bite-Sized Tales of Terror into the world and raised $1060+ dollars (and counting) which have been donated to a horror based charity called Scares That Care. It is a 100% volunteer IRS approved 501(c)(3) charity focused on fighting the REAL MONSTERS of childhood illness, burns and breast cancer by helping families that are experiencing these extraordinary hardships cope with the financial burden. You can see proof of those donations being made over the past couple of years by following this link.
After releasing Bite-Sized Tales of Terror, I took a much-needed break from the editing process. During this time, I got many messages asking about when we were going to do a follow-up anthology. Earlier this year in January, I decided it was time to take up the mantle once more and began the process of gathering a bunch of authors, workshopping their stories with them, and getting them into shape for publication.
Today, I am proud to announce the release of the 2nd Volume of Horror d’Oeuvres trilogy: It Came From the Snack Bar!.
In celebration of our latest release and to commemorate the second anniversary of Volume 1, Bite-Sized Tales of Terror is available to download for the epic price of FREE for a limited time! Please enjoy our freshmen effort at your own peril! If you enjoy it, please think about buying It Came From the Snack Bar!
Once again, all revenue generated from the sale of BOTH anthologies (and the 3rd one when it comes out next year) will be donated to the Scares That Care Charity. Literally, no one is making money off this at all. Even the book covers were donated by our friends over at Maeltopia
If you aren’t a fan of ebooks, I’m currently working on getting the paperback version made available on Amazon. Still working on the formatting so it won’t be up until it is finished probably next year.
But Gravy, you are pretty much a stranger to me, how can anyone trust you handling money? How do I know you aren’t blowing this on strippers and booze?
Well, that’s an entirely valid concern. I’d love to address it.
These projects were born from a bad experience myself and several authors from /r/NoSleep and /r/ShortScaryStories had a bunch of years ago with a very similar situation. We donated our stories to a charity book project organized by a creepypasta author who still remains extremely popular online to this day. Once this anthology was completed, we were never given any updates, proof of donation, or any sales numbers. When asked about these topics, the author/organizer wouldn’t give us any information about it. After repeated questioning yielding nothing but resistance to answering basic questions and being told we shouldn’t expect any answers, we realized we’d been screwed and so had the charity.
At the end of the day, no one knows if the money was ever donated or not. I tread carefully on accusing or naming this person because there is no evidence indicating this person did not donate the money. There is also no evidence this person did. In the end, this shady behavior left a bad taste in my mouth and to this day, we still don’t know anything about it except the book is now unavailable to buy. The point of rehashing this old history is pretty much to say I know how it feels being on the shit end of the stick and it’s not something I would ever want to do to anyone else.
Because of this, I made it a point to be as transparent as possible. Over on /r/Human_Gravy, there is a Green Post for Horror d’Oeuvres dedicated explicitly to housing all updates on financial transactions. This link is in the books too. Anyone can see this page. There will be screenshots of the Amazon royalty statements, proof of the donations being made, and receipts. I’m open to suggestion on other ways to prove I’m not taking this money and blowing it on myself.
And honestly, my honor, integrity, and my good name are worth more to me than financial gain. This money belongs to people in need and it is sickening to think of taking it from them.