Matt Micheli

Novelist / Short Story Writer / Columnist



The Scare Street train is leaving the station with a new collection of skin-crawling horror. Thirteen tales of nightmares and dark fantasy lurk within its decaying pages. Plenty of reading to occupy your mind, as your train ride to terror begins.

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Have you experienced the horrible boss? The crazy coworker? The obsessed client? Sometimes the workplace can be a real horror show. Yet most people head off to work each morning, dreading what the day will bring. Will the office cougher show up today, spewing germs and farting their way around the cubicles? How about that hazmat situation in the office kitchen? Something is starting to go bad, and it may be more than just what’s in the fridge. Unfortunately, you need that paycheck so you’ve got no choice. You could take a sick day. But you’ve already taken too many, and the boss is watching. If you decide not to go in, these twenty-five tales of office horror can keep you company. There is no way you have it as bad as some of the characters in these tales of workplace terror

In the world we live in today, what is more horrific than true life? Seems everyone has a view and a stance. So, what will happen after the kool-aid is gone, when decisions have been made and eyes have been opened?

AFTER THE KOOL-AID IS GONE is a horror anthology comprised of 16 sinister stories from emerging and established writers of the genre that tackle our current unpredictable and scary political climate.


Clowns are funny--right? Hysterical. You might die laughing at their crazy antics. But there's something creepy about those greasepaint faces, those false smiles, those sinister, staring eyes... Who knows what they're thinking? Who knows what they do, when the laughter stops, when the lights go down, when the clowns quit the Big Top and go--where? Back to the trailer? Out on the streets? Or down to the hell they came from?

Who's laughing then?



"Micheli is reminiscent of a vintage Bret Easton Ellis here, although I dare say even darker..." 

Brandon Tietz, Author of
Good Sex, Great Prayers

 "Micheli is the type of writer who just doesn't fuck around. His writing is so honest and stark, you don't know whether to curl up and cry or punch an old lady, so you do both. Then you go to jail. But it's worth every second."

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Cease, Cows Magazine



Matt Micheli is a writer out of New Braunfels, TX. He has several fiction and non-fiction pieces featured in various magazines and is a multi-contributor/reviewer/columnist at This Is Horror. Most recently, his work can be found in horror anthologies: Executive Dread and Night Terrors vol 18. His first novel (no longer in publication) was the 2012 Wildcard winner at the Halloween Book Festival before he left writing at the birth of his beautiful daughter and unfortunate luck of a bankrupted publisher and didn't return to writing until the 2019 lockdowns gave him time to reflect and revisit his passion for storytelling. He is a loving husband and father and spends his days dabbling in domestication and his nights in Tequila, always searching for the next great story. His new horror novella "The White" is slated for release in the winter of 2022 by D&T Publishing.


News & Events


Contract signed and delivered. My juicy little horror novella "The White" is scheduled for release in the winter of 2022 by D&T Publishing

Hell is about to freeze over. Beware the White.


Thrilled for my story "The Call Center" to be chosen by Jolly Horror Press for publication in "Executive Dread", an anthology of office horror!


Excited to have my story "Halloween Time" included in the "Trembling with Fear: More Tales from the Tree, vol. 3" which is available for pre-order now!


Two new anthologies on the horizon!

Excited to announce that my story "Lock the Doors" will be a part of the Night Terror series by Scare Street!

Also, my story "The Box" will be a part of the Serious as a Heart Attack anthology put on by Schlock! Publications! I couldn't pass up the opportunity to write a gritty/horrorish clown story!

Details to follow!



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