Archive for the 'Craig’s Novels' Category

April 18, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieJohn Dixon, author of PHOENIX ISLAND, on which the CBS show INTELLIGENCE is based, reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, calling it a “dark masterpiece … the most chilling, compelling, and convincing apocalyptic novel I’ve ever read.”

Thanks, John!

SUFFER THE CHILDREN will be released by Simon & Schuster and Permuted Press May 20, 2014. You can pre-order it on Amazon and

April 11, 2014

The Thin White Line by Craig has published a list of some 100 books as part of its ultimate reading list for nurses–”some of the most respected and widely read books about nursing from an assortment of genres”–and included my self-published book, THE THIN WHITE LINE. Previously, this book was named to’s Top 50 Must-Read Books for Nurses in 2012.

Written in 2008, THE THIN WHITE LINE reads like a fictional history of a severe influenza pandemic occurring in 2012. In other words, it’s fictional but reads like non-fiction, dense with well-researched technical detail about what a flu pandemic would actually look like in a Western country, including the difficulties healthcare providers would face under the constant stress of overwork, isolation of quarantine and risk of infection.

It’s a real honor to see my fiction recognized in this way! Thanks for including THE THIN WHITE LINE in the list!

Get the paperback here and the eBook here (the eBook is available FREE).

April 4, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieVampifan recently reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, which will be released by Simon & Schuster and Permuted Press on May 20, 2014, and writes, “This is essentially a vampire novel, but it is a vampire novel unlike any other I have ever read … grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go … I have no hesitation in giving it a 9 out of 10 review.”

Thanks, Bryan!

Click here to read the complete review.

March 21, 2014

The zombie novels THE INFECTION and its sequel THE KILLING FLOOR became popular by sales through online retailers. Now Permuted Press will be bringing these novels to major bookstore distribution in the near future under the PERMUTED PLATINUM imprint.

Confirmed titles releasing over the next 12 months for the PERMUTED PLATINUM line include THE INFECTION and THE KILLING FLOOR, two of the publisher’s top bestsellers, plus:

* 14 by Peter Clines
* The Ninth Circle by Brendan Deneen
* Blood Brains and Bullets and Legacy of the Living duology by Sean Liebling
* Pretty When She Dies by Rhiannon Frater
* Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater
* Tentyrian Legacy by Elise Walters
* Pretty When She Destroys by Rhiannon Frater
* Infection and Containment, Alaskan Undead books 1 and 2 duology by Sean Schubert
* The Reaper: No Mercy and The Reaper: Avenging Wraith duology by Sean Liebling
* Zombie Attack: Rise of the Horde and Zombie Attack: Army of the Dead by Devan Sagliani
* Little Dead Man by Jake Bible
* The Becoming and The Becoming: Ground Zero duology by Jessica Meigs
* What Zombies Fear: A Father’s Quest and What Zombies Fear: The Maxists duology by Kirk Allmond
* The Flu and Healing: The Flu 2 duology by Jacqueline Druga

March 14, 2014

Permuted Press recently released a new book trailer for THE INFECTION. Check it out here:

I wrote the script for it. It’s a common trope in zombie movies for people to talk about what they miss from before the world ended. My response is always, who cares about a bucket of KFC or the Internet? I would miss my family, friends, home, life!

The trailer tries to capture that, as the narrator talks about the little things he misses before confronting the one big thing. The Infection took it all away …

Get Infected here.

March 7, 2014 recently reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN, coming out May 20, 2014 from Simon & Schuster and Permuted Press, and writes, “This is a gripping tale of horror that hits nerves you didn’t even know that you had … The truly scary moments sneak up on you and it isn’t just the actions the parents do to keep their children alive in the novel but knowing much of it would also happen in the real world that is terrifying.”

Thanks, Stuart!

Check out the complete review here.

February 28, 2014

I owe a special thanks to Anna Dorfman, the cover designer for SUFFER THE CHILDREN, my new horror novel coming out from Simon & Schuster/Permuted Press May 20, 2014. It’s all kinds of creepy.

Learn more about Anna’s work here.

February 21, 2014

Thorn Publishing has released a new anthology from a select group of authors, titled, THIS IS THE END: THE POST-APOCALYPTIC BOX SET (7 Book Collection). It includes seven titles of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction for Kindle eReaders–including THE RETREAT #1: PANDEMIC by myself, Joe McKinney and Stephen Knight.

What’s more, it’s currently available at an incredibly low price of just $0.99. Get it now, as this box set is only going to be available for a few months.

* SLOW BURN: ZERO DAY, Book 1 by Bobby Adair
* THE RETREAT #1: PANDEMIC by Craig DiLouie with Stephen Knight and Joe McKinney
* DIARY OF THE DISPLACED – Book 1 – The Journal of James Halldon by Glynn
* EARTHFALL by Stephen Knight
* CONTAMINATION Prequel (Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Series) by T.W. Piperbrook
* AFFLICTION Z: PATIENT ZERO (Post Apocalyptic Thriller) by L.T. Ryan
* REVERSION: THE INEVITABLE HORROR (The Portal Arcane Series – Book I) by J. Thorn

Scott Nicholson, best-selling author of AFTER: THE SHOCK calls THIS IS THE END, “A riveting visit to the end times and beyond by some of the genre’s hottest talents.”

Get it here.

February 21, 2014

SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Craig DiLouieI’m in Heaven today… Jack Ketchum, author of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and the splatterpunk classic OFF SEASON, reviewed SUFFER THE CHILDREN and writes, “So you think you’ve seen it all? Every conceivable scenario for world-wide Apocalypse? Think again. SUFFER THE CHILDREN is an audacious new take on the ultimate endgame, tense enough so that you can almost hear the clock ticking. It’s about motherly love and garbage, blood and paternity and what actually might be the nature of death. And Craig DiLouie balances these elements with a sure, steady hand.

That’s high praise from one of horror’s top voices. Thanks, Jack!

SUFFER THE CHILDREN will be released by Simon & Schuster/Permuted Press on May 20, 2014. Learn more here. Read reviews from other authors here.

February 13, 2014

THE RETREAT by Craig DiLouieAstraDaemon of reviewed the first episode of THE RETREAT, the new apocalyptic series of novellas by myself, Joe McKinney and Stephen Knight, and writes, “DiLouie + McKinney + Knight = Awesome! The story wastes no time pulling readers into the middle of a horrific viral outbreak in Boston … I immediately had flashbacks to the brutality of TOOTH AND NAIL and the desperation of DEAD CITY … The infected provided some terrifying entertainment that I hope to see more of in the series.”

Thanks, AstraDaemon!

Click here to read the complete review.