For Immediate Release
February 22, 2011

Seventh Star Press Proudly Announces the Addition of Award-Winning Author
Michael West in a Three Book Deal

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce the addition of award-winning
horror author Michael West to its family of writers, with the acquisition
of the novel Cinema of Shadows, and two more titles that will all have a
thematic connection with the town of Harmony, Indiana.

Building upon the recent additions of Jackie Gamber, with her YA Fantasy
Leland Dragon Series, and Steven Shrewsbury, with his dark-edged, heroic
fantasy novel Thrall, Michael West’s Cinema of Shadows continues to
demonstrate the range and quality of writing that is finding a home at
Seventh Star Press.

Seventh Star Press clearly loves its authors and has great respect for
their work,” Michael said.  “Not to mention the fact that they put out
some of the most exciting and beautifully crafted books in the industry.
I am thrilled to be a part of the family, and hope readers will be equally
thrilled by what we have in store for them with these Harmony, Indiana

Cinema of Shadows welcomes readers to the Woodfield Movie Palace.

The night the Titanic sank, it opened for business…and its builder died
in his chair.   In the 1950s, there was a fire; a balcony full of people
burned to death.  And years later, when it became the scene of one of
Harmony, Indiana’s most notorious murders, it closed for good.  Abandoned,
sealed, locked up tight…until the present day.

One momentous night, Professor Geoffrey Burke and his Parapsychology
students go to the Woodfield in search of evidence, hoping to find
irrefutable proof of a haunting.  Instead, they discover that, in this
theater, the terrors are not confined to the screen.

Michael West is a fast rising force in the horror world.  His work
includes novels such as The Wide Game (Graveside Tales), and a single
author collection, Skull Full of Kisses (Graveside Tales).  He also has an
array of short fiction published, spanning many magazines and anthologies,
including appearances in Shroud Magazine, and the Apex Science Fiction and
Horror Digest.

Amanda DeBord, who is also the editor of Stephen Zimmer’s epic urban
fantasy Rising Dawn Saga, will be handling editing duties on Cinema of

“I was so excited to learn that Michael was going to be a part of the
Seventh Star family,” Amanda commented.  “It’s been about five years since
I read my first Michael West story, but I haven’t forgotten the name.
He’s a fellow Midwestern writer, and really captures the atmosphere of
where I grew up.  This book was creepy from the get-go, and I think
everyone is going to love it.”

The first edition of the book will feature cover art and additional
illustrations from acclaimed fantasy/horror artist Matthew Perry.

The projected release date window for  Cinema of Shadows is late summer of
2011, with versions released in hardcover, trade paperback, and several
eBook formats, covering owners of the Kindle, the iPad, the Nook, Sony
eReaders, and other compatible electronic reading devices.

The second novel, Spook House, is being planned for a summer release in
2012, with a third novel to be released in 2013.  Both titles will involve
the town of Harmony, Indiana, as the location grows to become synonymous
with terror in the literary world.

Updates and additional information can be obtained at the official site
for Seventh Star Press, at, or at the author’s
site at