Saturday, April 10, 2021

Hollow Skulls and Other Stories - Audio Versions

My debut collection "Hollow Skulls and Other Stories" includes 13 tales of horror and dark fantasy, a few of which have appeared in podcasts over the years. Though they're slightly different than the final versions that appear in the collection, the heart of each story remains.

1. A Pocket of Madness - Tales to Terrify
2. A Thing in All My Things - Pseudopod
3. Multo - LeVar Burton Reads
4. Pagpag - Tales to Terrify

Bonus audio drama:
5. She Who Would Rip the Sky Asunder - Red Shift
- Script written by Evan Pederson, based on the original short story by Samuel Marzioli

You can purchase the collection in paperback or e-Book 
from most online booksellers, including

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

IndieMuse Reviews Hollow Skulls Collection

Richard Martin at IndieMuse gave Hollow Skulls and Other Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars!

"Samuel Marzioli has delivered a beautifully poetic collection of horror shorts with Hollow Skulls and Other Stories... It’s an incredible piece of work and one that makes me excited to read whatever Marzioli has in store for us next."

Check out the full review at the IndieMuse website.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021


I updated my bibliography, which entails added my debut collection and debut chapbook to the list, both of which are available for purchase at most online book retailers. And just to be clear, the story in my chapbook is NOT available in my collection. 

Friday, January 8, 2021

Hollow Skulls and Other Stories is LIVE!

After more than a year waiting, and loads of behind-the-scenes work, my debut collection has finally been published. Hollow Skulls and Other Stories includes stories that appeared in numerous podcasts and publications, including the Best of Apex Magazine, Shock Totem, and LeVar Burton Reads. While I've appeared alongside numerous talents over the last 8 years, I'm elated to finally have cover and content all to myself.
Hollow Skulls and Other Stories is available at most major online book retailers, including:

Barnes and Noble
Powell's Books

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Full Cover Reveal

The cover for "Hollow Skulls and Other Stories," created by Don Noble.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Hollow Skulls and Other Stories

I received the e-ARCs for my horror collection "Hollow Skulls and Other Stories," forthcoming from JournalStone Publishing. After more than a year of waiting, everything is finally ready. I'll drop the full cover tomorrow, which will mark a month before its official release date.

Monday, March 30, 2020

IGM's Paywall is Down; Stories Now Free to Read

Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show removed it's paywall, and now all their stories are available to read online for free. There were a lot of great authors published by this magazine, but since this is my blog, I'm only going to list mine, and leave you the hard work of finding other, worthy stories to you:

1) Everything Mimsy - A portal fantasy story, featuring some unique creatures from Filipino Folklore

2) A Mundane Encounter With a Civilized God - My Lovecraft parody.

3) The Burden of Triumph - Science fiction, set in space, from the point of view of a carnivorous alien

Note: none of these will be in my debut collection from JournalStone, tentatively coming January 2021, so this is currently the only way to read them (except Everything Mimsy, which appeared in "Fell Beasts and Fair: A Noblebright Fantasy Anthology").