NORWICH – It just wouldn’t be Halloween in Chenango County if we didn’t have a new release from our own master of horror ... and true to form, local author Dustin Warburton is unveiling “Mortician’s Food” this week.
It’s been a few years now since Warburton and fellow McDonough native Nathan Gorman released “Taste,” a short novel based loosely on the town they grew up in, to rave reviews both locally and on the horror circuit. Pretty much every year since, Warburton’s returned to Chenango County in the fall with a new effort – first “Strange Things” and then last year’s “My Brother Eats Spiders,” a children’s book.
For his fourth book, Warburton’s back to his horror roots. “This one came together really fast,” he said of “Mortician’s Food,” a compilation of short stories he describes as being in the “H.P. Lovecraft vein.” In addition to Warburton’s works, “Mortician’s Food” includes a novella by Alex Knight.