Saturday, December 19, 2015

Field Guide - Update

Howdy, folks.

Its been a long time, hasn't it? As some of you know, there's been quite a bit going on around the Morgan household for the past couple of years. My dad and I had taken on the roles of caregivers for my dad's uncle, who had terminal cancer. During that time, any and all projects that I had been working on were put on hold. It was a long, dark, couple of years. On December 9, 2015, the uncle passed away. At 80 years old, he had lived a full life and was at peace with his passing.

October 23, 1935 - December 9, 2015


A couple of years ago, I made the announcement that I was working on my first ever nonfiction book - Bigfoot: A Guide To The Beasts of the Field. Ever since I first broke the news, it seems that the project was cursed to remain in limbo due to various issues. I'm happy to report that the curse has (hopefully) been broken and the finish line is within sight. 

The book is a field guide for those who wish to learn more about Bigfoot research. Its for all ages and has some historical accounts (including one by a future President of the United States) as well as a few that I have investigated personally. One such investigation took me to one of the spookiest places I have ever been in my life! I'm beyond excited about this one and can't wait to see what you guys think. My good friend, and fellow Bigfoot junkie, Eric S. Brown is writing the foreword. There will also be a little surprise tucked away in the back.

In the days leading up to the release, I will be bringing back the "Bigfoot Week" posts and may even try to have some guest bloggers come on board for some of them. 

I will also be posting some extras that'll be exclusive to this project. I have one investigation left to do and am planning on doing some videos to go along with all of this. Exciting times are on the horizon!

There is no official release date as of right now, however, I am shooting for sometime in February or March 2016.



It is one of the greatest mysteries that the world has ever known. For centuries, people have reported seeing giant, manlike, creatures roaming through the dense forests. The scientific community refuses to accept the existence of these beings despite the growing amount of evidence.

Within this book you'll learn the basics of Bigfoot research and forensics to help get you started in the field of cryptozoology.

Learn footprint casting, evidence gathering, and the history of these creatures. Also contains actual reports investigated by the author.

Here's a look at the cover art.

That's about all I have for the moment. Keep watch on this page for more in the coming days. See you soon!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Going back to the swamp

Its been a little over a year and a half since the release of my young adult story A Cold Night In Fouke. That story quickly became my most successful effort and has been well received by readers. It peaked at #2 on the best seller list and remained in the top 100 for the better part of a year. I never dreamed that it would be the hit that it was and still is.

The story is loosely based on The Legend of Boggy Creek, a cult classic documentary from the drive-in era. It was more than just a film. The history of The Fouke Monster is a long one and filled with many hair raising encounters that took place in and around the small Arkansas town. I first saw the film when I was about four and was immediately hooked. It has remained my favorite film of all time and introduced me to the world of Sasquatch and Cryptozoology. I wrote A Cold Night In Fouke as a tribute and could not be happier with the reception.

Ever since the release of my story, I've wanted to do a sequel and have been kicking around ideas ever since. I'm happy to announce that the time has come. Today I officially began work on Welcome To Boggy Creek. This story will take place four years later and will tie in to A Cold Night in Fouke but can also be read as a stand alone tale. Fans of Fouke will be getting their wish for a longer story because Welcome To Boggy Creek will be a novella. Keep your eyes on this page for updates. I will also be doing Bigfoot Week again. I hope you're as excited as I am.

The Legend Lives!

You can also find a print version of A Cold Night In Fouke in my new collection of shorts The Hangman's Lullaby and Other Horrors by clicking HERE.

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Little About Me

Howdy, folks.

Over the last few months, I've had the pleasure of meeting lots of new, wonderful, people. Having said that, I think it would be a good time to fill everyone in on who I am and what I do.

I was born and raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina and still reside there today. At the age of 18, I joined Green River Fire and Rescue and have witnessed some pretty wild things over the years. The one call that I will remember until the day I die came over the radio as, "Central to EMS base - Green River. Domestic Assault. The wife is chasing the husband down the road with a running chainsaw!" There have been many adventures since then, but that is definitely in my top three.

Growing up in the mountains, I've always loved hearing the old ghost stories and folklore that comes with the territory. Those range from a headless spectre that is said to wander the cemetery of Crossroads Baptist Church, an old man who liked to drink the blood of his livestock, strange creatures that are said to wander through the mountains, strange lights, UFO sightings and so forth. All of this really stuck with me throughout my life.

I began writing when I was ten-years-old. It was mainly a tool to cure boredom in class, but it quickly became a hobby. I began thinking of all the stories I had been told and started creating my own.

A few years later, I had amassed quite a collection of tales and decided to see if I could get them published. I dug the old typewriter out of the barn, typed them up and drew my own cover that featured a hideous, horned, creature floating above a graveyard. My first collection was entitled Tales From The Demon. I found the address of a publisher from an old paperback, shipped off my manuscript and waited...and waited. I never heard back from them. In hindsight, I wish I had made another copy of the book instead of sending my only copy. I would really like to see those old stories again.

I kept writing but my output was pretty minimal until my freshman year of high school. I was taking a creative writing class and my teacher was very supportive and encouraged me to keep going with my stories. I had my first poem published that year. I had found a publisher online and decided to give it another chance. Black Hills was my debut and it appeared in a limited hardcover collection entitled From The Mountaintop. It has since gone out of print.

In 2010, I was introduced to Irish-based publishing company KNIGHTWATCH PRESS and saw that they were accepting submissions for an upcoming anthology. Just for shiggles, I decided to give it another chance. My short story, Isolated Incident, was accepted for RHONNY REAPER'S ROADKILL CAFE and that acceptance letter was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life.

Taking a more serious approach to my writing, I kept going. I had several more stories published through Knightwatch in various anthologies and even dabbled in self publishing.

One of my biggest passions has always been the field of cryptozoology (the study of animals that have not yet been recognised by science, such as Bigfoot) and it was inevitable that I would combine that with my fiction. STICKS AND STONES was the result of my marriage ending and the desire to vent some frustrations. It seemed to connect with many of the people who read it and even won an award for best novella.

Today, I'm still pounding away at the keyboard and trying to scare people. My third paperback, THE HANGMAN'S LULLABY AND OTHER HORRORS was released on March 1, 2015 and I'm hard at work on the next project, WELCOME TO BOGGY CREEK - a (sort of) sequel to my bestselling short A COLD NIGHT IN FOUKE.

For those of you who have the dream of being a writer, I'll offer this advice: read everyday, write as much as possible and never give up. If someone tells you that you can't do it, use that as fuel to prove them wrong. Because if this poor, crazy, country boy can do it, you can.

Well... I've rambled enough for tonight. If this is your first visit, feel free to snoop around. If you're in the mood for a laugh, I even have a (horrendously crappy) short film that some friends and I put together a few years ago in the videos section.

I'll see y'all later. Have a good night and thanks for dropping in.

You can check out my full catalog by clicking HERE.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stay Tuned For Some Exciting News

I will be announcing a new project on Saturday, March 28th during my book signing at GreeneMan's Treasures. Immediately following that event, the news will be posted here.

Goodbye, my friend

I lost a dear friend this morning. Jasper was a Miniature Teacup Chihuahua who belonged to my grandmother. After she was killed in the car accident in 2005, we ended up with the little guy. He was a great dog who loved everyone and everyone loved him. The house definitely feels much emptier now. He will be greatly missed.

Goodbye, my friend.

To everyone who has commented on the facebook post, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I have surrounded myself with a group of truly fantastic people. Today has been rough, but you all helped make it a little easier. Thank you.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Hangman's Lullaby - Out Now!

Hey, guys. Lots of stuff going on in this post. The coming days are going to be pretty exciting!

I'm very happy to announce that my new book, THE HANGMAN'S LULLABY AND OTHER HORRORS, is now available on KINDLE and SPECIAL EDITION PAPERBACK.

- synopsis - Best Selling Author Charlie Morgan returns with a new collection of tales to make your blood run cold.

THE HANGMAN'S LULLABY - A desperate act of revenge transforms into a successful business venture for a man in the old west. Life is good, but he will soon learn the horrific consequences of making a living in death.

PROWL - After learning that he has a life threatening illness, a young man and his friend set out for one final fishing trip in the North Carolina mountains. When a violent car crash leaves them stranded and seriously injured in the middle of nowhere, they must work together in order to survive. But the nightmare is far from over. Something is lurking in the woods. Watching, waiting and hungry.

THE WILDS - A prequel to the award-winning Sticks And Stones.

HERE BE DEVILS - While staking out his barn in attempt to ward off coyotes, a man makes a horrific discovery.

Also contains the poems THRENODY and BOOGEYMAN

Special Edition Paperback contains
A Cold Night In Fouke (first time in print)
and Carcass II: Bloodstorm (first time in print)

I will be signing copies at Greeneman's Treasures in Hendersonville, NC on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 5 - 7 pm. If you're in the area, swing by and say "hello!" I will also be making an announcement about an upcoming project that I'm extremely excited about!

Hope to see you there.

Here's the official press release

Pattie Greene

March 23, 2015
Greeneman’s treasures hosts Local best selling Horror Author, Charlie Morganfor his new book Launch and signing 
Hendersonville, NC, March 23, 2015– GreeneMan’s Treasures, located at 2000 Spartanburg Highway in Hendersonville, announces a rare Book Signing Event by WNC’s own Charlie Morgan on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 5 -7 PM at our shop. Mr. Morgan will be signing books available for sale ($5.99) at the Event and on All are welcome to come out and mix and mingle and meet the Author. Refreshments will be served.
We at GreeneMan’s Treasures are so proud to present, our friend, Charlie Morgan with the much anticipated release of his latest published work, The Hangman’s Lullaby,” says Pattie Greene, Co-owner and Proprietor of GreeneMan’s Treasures.
About the Author: Charlie Morgan, a WNC native, is an Best Selling Horror Author. He is a lifelong horror fan and cryptozoology enthusiast. For the past ten years he has also served as a fireman for Green River Fire and Rescue. Charlie is the author of numerous short stories and novellas, including the best sellers: Sticks and Stones, and A Cold Night in Fouke.
“Slick Gothic Pulp with gusto that is fun and goes down smooth… Charlie Morgan captures the drudgery of small town life quite nicely.” - Chip Fehd of
GreeneMan’s Treasures is a locally owned and operated Thrift Store featuring Antiques, Furniture and so much more, gratefully serving Henderson and surrounding counties for nearly 2 years.    
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