First Self published book for Horror Writer Steve Niles

Cal McDonald: Detective Tales”
Horror writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) creates his own DIY book company called “Bloody Pulp Books” and publishes his signature character Cal McDonald (from Criminal Macabre) in prose form.

Salt Lake city, Utah – 3/23/2011 – Cal McDonald: Detective Tales is a limited edition pulp paperback series of Cal McDonald prose written by Steve Niles. The first volume will be illustrated by Kelley Jones (Sandman, Deadman, and Batman). The book will be published in a limited edition of 2000 by Steve Niles’s own publishing company called “Bloody Pulp Books”. This book will be released on April 9th 2011 and will available online from: and will retail for $5
“The main goals of Bloody Pulp are to deliver Cal stories on a regular basis, create high-quality DIY packaging, and keep the price as affordable as possible. These books will be VERY limited, but we hope to keep them coming because there is a huge backlog of Cal McDonald stories. That walking pharmacy can’t stay out of trouble.” – Steve Niles

An excerpt from the first page of “Cal McDonald: Detective Tales”:
“Hendricks was bleeding to death by the time I reached him near the intersection of sewer tunnels. He’d had his side ripped out like a bite out of a melon. His upper and lower intestines were splashed on the cement like vomited Udon noodles.
He didn’t have long.

The thing had gotten to him.

I was on my own, in the sewers, against one of the freakiest things I’d ever encountered, and all I had was a Glock with a single cartridge and a shotgun with two shells.
But as usual, I’m getting ahead of myself. I suppose I should start from the beginning…”

About the Company
Bloody Pulp Books is an independent art house book publisher. Created by writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre) and graphic designer Alex Lodermeier (1974design).

For more information about “Cal McDonald: Detective Tales”, please visit or contact Alex Lodermeier at 801-541-2094. For all logos and image files go to: – password: mediaperson

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