“Connection. Disconnection. Loneliness. Love. Friendship. Murder. These are but a few of the elements of great horror, and Calvin Demmer expertly blends each one into his fiction—to a supremely devastating and unsettling effect.” — GWENDOLYN KISTE, author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe


* A second edition of Dark Celebrations will be published in August 2023. This edition will include a previously unreleased story.

* The Sea Was a Fair Master second edition is now available. This edition includes seven bonus stories.

* A standalone eBook of Calvin’s stories from Double Barrel Horror, Highway Hunger / Motel Madness, is now available.

“Calvin Demmer is a rising star in the weird firmament. It’s possible that his work might change your life forever.” — DUANE PESICE, author of Before Crazytown



The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of stories, riding the currents of fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror. There are tales of murder, death, loss, revenge, greed, and hate. There are also tales of hope, survival, and love.

For the sea was a fair master.

Demmer’s short tales of horror and the weird will delight, disturb, and unsettle readers.” — MARIA HASKINS, author of Dark Flash

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