Monsters Anonymous by Theresa Derwin

Anarchy Books is thrilled to announce a new anthology acquisition by prolific writer/ blogger/ reviewer, THERESA DERWIN, owner of the popular fanzine and website,

MONSTERS ANONYMOUS is the book in question, a collection of fun and very gruesome horror tales which we snapped up immediately before some other publisher could get their mucky paws on it. Tales range from twists on vampire, zombie, werewolf and Cthulhu  stories, to far more esoteric pieces, such as the Jaguar in the Mexican jungle, a demon-possessed vibrating “Bob” and a mummy adventure beginning in ancient Thebes… each story is gruesome, a little quirky, fabulously written and often delights with black humour!

Said Anarchy Books’ Andy Remic, “I started reading Monsters Anonymous and just couldn’t put it down. We couldn’t make the offer to publish fast enough, and we’re looking at a release date of September 30th 2012. We know lots of fans of the macabre will get this.”

Monsters Anonymous – The Book

Have you looked in the closet lately? Well beware, because some things are not meant to come out…

Monsters Anonymous, a support group that lets the monsters out from behind the closet door. A place where creatures from nightmare meet up, share their experiences, and talk about their addictions… Because addiction is what monsters suffer; whether it’s the vampire addicted to blood, the cannibal or were addicted to meat, or the mummy addicted to life essence – these monsters are misunderstood, and want to share their stories.

From the streets of Victorian London, the jungles of deepest Mexico, the ancient city of Thebes or the sex-shop backstreets of Birmingham, monsters get into all sorts of places… and all sorts of devices. Wild chases, raw meat, unorthodox sex toys and the Holy Grail, Monsters Anonymous will make you laugh, weep, and maybe even scream.

Mobi ISBN: 978-1-908328-50-2

ePUB ISBN: 978-1-908328-51-9

Release date: 30th September 2012

About the Author

THERESA DERWIN has lived in Birmingham since birth, and her career has been pretty varied; from Warehouse Packer, then bar work, to being a crap waitress then swiftly into retail, Admin, Professional Student and dosser until finally entering the Civil Service in 1999. She left the Service in 2012 to pursue a career as a writer.

Theresa writes humorous fiction including SF, Urban Fantasy & Horror. She has eleven anthology acceptances behind her. She also writes a number of book reviews at her site

She has loved horror, fantasy and SF all her life, thanks to her father who raised her on 50s Sci-Fi Universal Monsters, tango and popcorn. Her love of the bizarre, (including her Dad) remains constant to this day. She also owes a great debt to Rog Peyton from the BSFG who introduced her to alternative fiction at the tender the age of 14.

You can follow Theresa on Twitter @BarbarellaFem, or find out more about her work at


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