September 2011

"Arena" is scheduled for release on October 11th, and my novel, "October Fire", is scheduled for October 30th through

July 2011

"The Killing Game" title has been changed to "Arena". Hope to see it come out soon!

February 2011

My novel, OFF TRACK, is now available from
Belfire Press.

December 2010

"Victim" is available at IFC

October 2010

My novel, HUFFER, is now available soon from Graveside Tales.

Learn More...

April 2010

My script, "Gulag", co-written with Robert Martinez is now going into pre-production! It has been renamed from "Gulag" to "Fury", to "Deathgames" and now to "The Killing Game", but it is very exciting. Actors working on the project are Samuel L. Jackson, Kellan Lutz and Daniel Dae Kim.

Learn More...

October 2009

Harvest Hill: 31 Tales of Halloween Horror is now available for sale, with an introduction by Al Sarrantonio, you're sure to love the collection.

Buy Harvest Hill Online at

September 2009

Mechaniks has just renewed the option to my feature film script, "Gear Head". It means it's moving closer to a production deal. Wish me luck!

Also, check out this interview recently posted with yours truly: An Interview with Michael J. Hultquist.

July 2009

New info on Gear Head over at Mechaniks - some concept drawings of hero, Granger Beck, in his wheelchair: Check it out.

March 2009

I have just optioned my script, "Gear Head", to Mechaniks. Fingers crossed! Let's hope they can put a deal together.

January 2009

Starting off the year right! My short story, "Swallowed", has won an honorable mention from Oceanview Publishing's Twisted Fiction contest. It was top 10 of over 400 entries.

Visit Oceanview Publishing's web site

December 2008

Just announced: My novel, "Huffer", will be published in 2009 through Graveside Tales. Graveside Tales has put out some great work, including "Everdead", "Hawg", "The Beast Within", and "Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths".

Visit the Graveside Tales Web Site for further information.

November 2008

My novel, "Off Track", is now available through Lilley Press. Check it out if you'd like to purchase a copy. Lilley Press - Click Here.

October 2008

Matt Hults has started posting interviews with authors over on the Graveside Tales messageboard for the forthcoming "The Beast Within" anthology. My interview is up first! I hope you'll check it out. Here's the link:

An Interview with Michael J. Hultquist at Graveside Tales for The Beast Within

I'm also a featured author at Greg Hall's Choate Road site. Here's another link. Thanks, Greg!

September 2008

Harvest Hill has been moved to publication for 2009 to give us more time for artwork and promotion. We'll be there next Halloween!

August 2008

I'm happy to report that we've chosen our table of contents for the anthology, Harvest Hill! Moving into the editing phase and we're on track for late September or early October publication!

Also, my story Pemaquid Point was just accepted to Shroud Magazine's Northern Haunts Anthology. Check it out!

June 2008

The Director of VICTIM, is interviewed by the Hollywood Summit show. Check it out!

March 2008

I'm happy to report that my story, BOKEN, was accept to the anthology "Our Shadows Speak, Volume 2". I hope you'll check it out!

March 2008

The TOC has been announced for "The Beast Within", to be published this year. Here is the list:

(In no particular order)

Richard Moore ... The Night John Fell
Gary A BraunBeck ... Some Touch of Pity
Joel A Sutherland ... Beached
John Palisano ... The Marine
Michael Stone ... Like Cat and Dog
Lee Battersby ... The Claws of Native Ghosts
Vince Churchill ... By the Light of a Silvery Moon
Mike Hultquist ... Colugo Men
Rick Farnsworth ... Gift of the Bouda
John C. Caruso ... Hatchet Job
Gina Ranalli ... Crop Frogs
William D Carl ... Desert Heart
Belea T Keeney ... Lure of the Wolf
Mark W Coulter ... Needs to be Met
Douglas Smith ... Spirit Dance
David W Hill ... SQ 389
Norma Lehr ... Yard Sale
Trent Hergenrader ... Of Silver Bullets and Golden Teeth
Raoul Wainscoting ... Let's All Welcome The New Guy
Matt Hults ... The Immaculate Conception

February 2008

I am happy to announce that I am co-editing (with Douglas Hutcheson) a new Halloween anthology entitled "Harvest Hill". Details and our submission guidelines can be found at

Send in your stories! NOTE: Please don't send stories directly to me, but to the email address posted in the call for submissions. Thank you. I look forward to reading your work.

February 2008

My novel, OFF TRACK, has been accepted and will be published by Lilley Press.

Here's a description of OFF TRACK:

At 12 years old, Gary Sanderson found himself in the oppressive juvenile detention facility for boys called "Radcliffe". But at 16, he has a chance to start over in a new town with his foster parents, Don and Gail Morgan. He hopes to build a new and "normal" life, but his past catches up as the problems of a small town erupt all around him. These problems spin out of control when the girl he loves asks him one question: "Will you kill my father?" It is a character study of a boy, shaped by abuse and burdened with the death of his father, trying to survive in a world he hadn't expected to find."

It's about 90,000 words.

January 2008

Just got word: My story, COLUGO MEN, has been accepted for "The Beast Within", the latest horror anthology of short fiction, to be published this year by Graveside Tales -

January 2008

I am now an active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA): Looking forward to the benefits of my membership.

December 2007

The publication of FRIED! FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATHS, in which my story, "The Drain" appears is now available at Click Here to purchase or review.

I hope you'll check out a copy and give us a good review!

December 2007

My short story, INFESTED, has been accepted for "Twisted Tongue" magazine #9. It's a creeped out story about a man whose wife has been infested with something he can't recognize, causing her to change into something sinister. I'll post a link to the magazine, due out in 2008.

November 2007

Just got my copy of VICTIM. Awesome! Pierce Williams did a phenomenal job with the production. Now it's out to festivals in search of a distributor. Wish me luck.

November 2007

Couple of things:

October 2007

Just in: VICTIM is out doing the rounds with potential distributors. I will certainly post information once it comes in. Wish me luck.

July 2007

A short story, BLESSED TOMATOES, has been accepted for a new anthology: BLACK INK HORROR #4. See for more information. From the publisher, Timothy Manning:

"I really loved this story as it represented the type of original, quirky, unsettling fiction that I like to run. Your story was very well written, and the idea hooked me from the get go. I love stories that don't quite fit a set mold, and "Tomatoes" is in a category all it's own. The tattoo scene in the basement really set the mood for how off-kilter and disturbing this story would be. Your descriptions were excellent, and I still can't get the line "It tasted like raw meat and fried onions" out of my head. It makes me want to puke every time I read it. Anyhow, great story; I'd like to print it in BIH #4.

Many thanks for sending this one my way; it's a perfect fit. "

April 2007

A short story, THE DRAIN, has been accepted for a new anthology: FRIED! FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATHS. The anthology has been picked up by the small press, Graveside Tales. See for more information.

January 2007

VICTIM shooting is complete and now they've moved into the editing phase. We've also completed a draft for GULAG. You'll be sure to love that one. See more information about VICTIM here: