Take a look at the other works written by the authors of the Mad World series.

13 Tales To Give You Night Terrors
A horror anthology

Edited by Troy H. Gardner and Joshua Winning

A collection of thirteen short horror stories by American, English and Scottish authors featuring ghosts, monsters and other frights. Includes shorts by Erin and Troy.

In Erin's story, Black Holes, an amnesiac searches for the horrors she's run her whole life from.

In Troy's first story, Waiting For The Wolf, a costumed stalker terrorizes a college student.

In Troy's second story, Blackened Fireworks, paranoia seizes a partying teen.

E-book available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and the iStore.

The Secret Princess
A children's book

Written and published by Troy H. Gardner

Welcome to the land of Gigglygoo, a mostly peaceful kingdom ruled by a kind king and queen. Besides its silly name, the biggest problem in Gigglygoo is the evil wizard.

To escape the wizard's curse, Princess Haley, still a baby, is snuck out of Gigglygoo by her uncle. On the trip, her uncle is turned into a monkey. When they reach their destination, Haley is found by a farmer and his wife.

Haley grows up on the farm without any idea of who she really is. But secrets can't stay hidden forever. How will Haley's life change when her real identity is revealed?

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Guardian of Cupid's Heart
(Evermore Island, Book One)

Written by Troy H. Gardner
Published by MuseItUp Publishing

Welcome to Evermore Island, where fairy tale creatures work tirelessly to ensure holidays go off without a hitch. Dagfinn Snorkelbone is a woodland elf recently promoted to the Arbor Day Department, but he has higher career ambitions.

Dagfinn dreams of landing a job matchmaking in the Valentine's Day Department, but those office jobs are hard to come by.

After Cupid mysteriously goes missing, Dagfinn seizes the opportunity to make a name for himself by saving the beloved cherub.

Dagfinn's plans are quickly complicated when he learns Cupid was working a particularly difficult case involving human co-workers who seem to hate each other. As the elf travels to the modern world to get the quarrelsome two together, he learns that there is much more riding on his success than anyone could ever imagine. Can the diminutive elf prove worthy and save Cupid from an unknown adversary, or will Valentine's Day lose its guardian?

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Guardian of Suffrage Celebration
(Evermore Island, Book Two)

Written by Troy H. Gardner
Published by MuseItUp Publishing

Workaholic elf Dagfinn Snorkelbone thought he could relax in his new position working in the Valentine’s Day Department on the enchanted Evermore Island, but he was wrong.

While throwing an office party to celebrate his promotion, Dagfinn meets the charming, but dangerous, Julian, who runs the darker holidays on Evermore Island. Rumors swirl around the island that Dagfinn is friends with the mysterious wolf.

When a series of misfortunate events threaten to destroy the fledgling Susan B. Anthony Day Department, dedicated to celebrating the suffrage movement, Julian is the prime suspect. Dagfinn is roped into going undercover to find proof of Julian’s wrongdoings.

Can the elf complete his mission in time, or will the saboteur’s nefarious plans succeed in destroying suffrage celebration?

E-book available from MuseItUp, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and the iStore.

Three May Days
(Evermore Island, Book Three)

Written by Troy H. Gardner
Published by MuseItUp Publishing

On the hard-to-find Evermore Island, where mythical creatures live and work, May Day is a much beloved holiday. Fairy tale creatures celebrate with songs, parties, and feasts. And just like any other holiday, May Day means family obligations.

The fairy Abelone, secretary for Cupid, has recently started dating Joe, a handsome half-giant/half-dwarf. The two have kept their relationship a secret. The upcoming holiday seems like the perfect time to introduce each other to their families.

With gruff and over-eager families, confused friends, and lies to keep track of, how will the happy couple survive three May Days?

E-book available from MuseItUp, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and the iStore.

Examination of Chucky
An Unauthorized Dissection of the Child's Play Series

Written and published by Troy H. Gardner

In this unauthorized collection of film theory essays, author Troy H. Gardner closely examines the history of pop culture icon Chucky the killer doll.

With a look at all six films in the series, as well as drawing from the horror genre as a whole, Gardner explores such topics as character studies of Andy Barclay and Tiffany, the psychology of Chucky's family, and how each film's opening is constructed.

This is the perfect book for any Chucky lover, horror enthusiast, or slasher fan.

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The Control Room
A short horror story

Written by Troy H. Gardner
Published by MuseItUp Publishing, part of the Locked Door Series

Recent college graduate Bethany finds herself living back at home and facing a mountain of school loans.

To make ends meet, Bethany accepts a job watching live footage from a supposedly haunted building. The owner wants them to find evidence of the ghost he believes killed his daughter decades before.

As the days progress and Bethany spends more time watching the residents of the apartment, she finds herself drawn deeper into the history of the building and the lives of its people.

When strange occurrences begin stacking up, Bethany suspects something paranormal may be happening in the old apartment building after all. Can she distance herself in time, or has the watcher already fallen under the apartment's spell?

E-book available at MuseItUp, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and the iStore.


The Sylvanville Spirits
A YA horror/mystery

Written and published by Troy H. Gardner

When seventeen year old Shelby Dourif isn't captaining her school's cheer squad, working at the Mini-Mart, or ignoring her brother's immature friends, she's reading true crime novels. After Shelby learns that her favorite author is seeking inspiration from his readers about crime stories for his next project, she invites him to stay with her family in Sylvanville, a small New Hampshire town with a sinister local legend.

The town was rocked in the 1950s by the brutal murder of a politician's son. Suspicion landed on a rebellious teenager named Josiah Lane, who fled to avoid arrest. An angry group of townspeople hunted Josiah down and hanged him. Ever since, Josiah's spirit has been reported stalking victims in the woods.

Kelly Georges, a boy in Shelby's class, uses the author's presence as an excuse to impress Shelby. When he offers his services as a research assistant, Kelly is tasked with finding the site deep in the woods where Josiah was lynched.

The investigation takes an explosive turn, and as members of the community start disappearing, Shelby and Kelly must work together to solve the decades old mystery before it is buried forever.

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Examining Sleepaway Camp
An Unauthorized Dissection of the Cult Horror Series

Written and published by Troy H. Gardner

In this unauthorized book, author Troy H. Gardner casts an analytical eye on the Sleepaway Camp series, a horror franchise that has amassed a cult following.

Gardner calls upon a variety of film theory techniques to examine the iconic Angela Baker. Essays include close readings of the films, the Final Girl trope, the roles of water and the camp setting, character studies of Ricky and Judy, the horredy trend, and many more.

This fun collection is perfect for any Sleepaway Camp fan, film theorist, or horror lover.

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Paperback available at Amazon and CreateSpace.


The Locked Door
A short horror story

Written by Troy H. Gardner
Published by MuseItUp Publishing, part of the Locked Door Series

Real estate agent Nina Taylor just wants a day off, but her boss has other ideas. She is called in to show a foreclosure to prospective buyers when her co-worker disappears. Everything goes well for Nina, until she discovers a locked door in the basement.

Nina will stop at nothing to open the door and learn the house's dark secrets.

E-book available at MuseItUp, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and the iStore.