A Clicking in the Shadows
and Other Tales

published by Undaunted Press
is a short story collection
by Chad Hensley and W.H. Pugmire
with cover and interior art
by Allen Koszowski.

A crafted reporter on cultural extremes in music and art, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author Chad Hensley saw several years of his writing on underground subjects as EsoTerra: The Journal of Extreme Culture, through Creation Books in 2011.

Hensley's work has appeared in such praised publications as Terrorizer, Spin, Rue Morgue, Seconds, Gauntlet, Hustler, Juxtapoz, Morbid Curiosity, Slayer Magazine (from Norway), and Super7 Magazine (where he was also contributing editor) as well as the books Apocalypse Culture 2, The Darker Side: Generations of Horror, and volumes #2, #3, and #4 of Portugal's underground extreme journal Antibothis.

His fiction and poetry have received honorable mentions in Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. His poetry collection What the Cacodaemon Whispered was a Finalist for the 2001 Bram Stoker Award.

Look for Chad's fiction in AllenK's Inhuman #6 and poetry in Spectral Realms #2 and #3, Weird Fiction Review #5, Space & Time Magazine #122 as well as Star*Line issues #36.2, #36.3, #36.4 and #37.1.

His interview with Marilyn Manson is featured in the book Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries though Chad is not credited with the article.

Orders for his new book Embrace the Hideous Immaculate are now available from Raw Dog Screaming Press.

In June of 2014, Camion Noir published the French language version of EsoTerra: The Journal of Extreme Culture .

And next year, Chad will have non-fiction in the hardback series Fenris Wolf #8 from Edda Publishing.

Chad is an Active member of the World Horror Association.


Read Chad's poem "Dark Entry IV" on the Pedestal Magazine website.

Read some black metal interviews from the '90s by Chad at the Cvlt Nation website.


Read an interview with Chad about this new poetry collecton on the World Horror Association website.

Read an inteview with Chad about his various writing projects here.

Read an interview with Chad in both English and French about EsoTerra here.

Read an inteview with Chad about the French language version of EsoTerra on Vice France's website.

Embrace the Hideous Immaculate is Chad's new poetry collection from Raw Dog Screaming Press and Amazon.com

Sid Vicious meets William Faulkner" --Jessica Amanda Salmonson, World Fantasy Award winner

"Chad Hensley's verse whispers of the darkness that surrounds each of us in a voice that is as chilling as it is lyrical. A worthy volume to put alongside those of Brennan and Wandrei." --John Pelan, publisher of Midnight House

"Sick, macabre, and charged with lyrical intensity." --Nasty Piece of Work

"The images evoked with his words have a terrible beauty and the language is in turn elegant and revolting and often, paradoxically, both." --Diane Severson, Amazing Stories

Spectral Realms #1 is now available from Hippocampus Press and features 2 of Chad's sonnets. Look for more of Chad's sonnets in issues #2 and #3.

Camion Noir has published a French language version of EsoTerra the book. If you speak French, get a copy.

Inhuman #4 features the story "The Pornography of Puppets" by Chad Hensley and W.H. Pugmire.

features the article
"My Lips Pressed Against
the Decay"
by Chad Hensley.

Finalist for the
2001 Bram Stoker Award.


Antibothis #2
features two articles by Chad - "Non Sense" and the companion piece "The Pornography of Words".

Antibothis #3
features Chad's article "Dead Lays".

Antibothis #4
features three articles by Chad - "Earth Crisis: The Sound of Righteous Violence", "A Look Inside an Infernal Machine", and "The Art of Decaying Dolls".

features the story
"The Night City"
by Chad Hensley
and W.H. Pugmire.



Darkness Rising Volume #3: Secrets of Shadows features Chad's story "Sesqu Bud"