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Frank Thayer PH.D

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Frank Thayer PH.D.

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The Supernatural horror genre and Lovecraftian horror genres are difficult to write. Many writers have taken a stab and come away blind. Do you wonder how YOU can improve your writing skill and be entertained along the way? Read more to find out why they aren't talking about our FREE Writers Craft Guide. Read more below until the end, for a series of special BONUS content on top of the guide!

I am currently an emeritus professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at New Mexico State University. I’m a New Mexico native from Grant County whose three degrees are all from NMSU. I’ve worked in New Mexico and in Canada as a reporter-photographer, editor, an advertising and public relations writer, as well as being a journalism educator in both countries. I’ve written three journalism textbooks and many published professional and scholarly articles. My teaching concentrations were in public opinion and propaganda, reporting, news writing, and editing. While an undergraduate at NMSU in 1961, I was the founding editor of the NMSU literary magazine Puerto del Sol, that continues as a respected journal to this day. I’ve been a lifelong student of classic supernatural horror fiction, and I have also read and studied many source documents, including a variety of medieval grimoires, Cotton Mather’s revelations of New England witchcraft, as well as Aleister Crowley’s original Equinox that laid bare the rituals of the Golden Dawn. In my library are the classic works on flying saucers from the early years and books on witchcraft in the Southwest United States—all of these are a firm foundation for stories and are part of the folklore shared by the people I have met.

My university horror story writing included rough drafts of an imagined series I called "The Terrible Secrets," recounting the adventures of a young occult investigator. Then, at 23, I undertook the writing of my first novel-length work Awake the Black Cult, and early in 1965 it was completed. I had the temerity to write August Derleth, of Arkham House Publishers, hoping he would consider it. He wrote back that he was doubtful but would be willing to read it to see if it impinged upon the copyrights of Arkham House and Lovecraft's work. He was kind enough to return the manuscript with a serious critical review that I found devastating. However, the tough love advice sent me back to my  writing with new resolve, and a year later, Derleth accepted one of my new stories, "The Family Tree," for his new anthology. It also led to his invitation for me to visit him, which I eagerly accepted, spending two days at Arkham House headquarters in June of 1967. It was an educational visit. Thus, the visit and the correspondence with Derleth makes me believe that I became part of the latter-day Lovecraft Circle as the anthology included a Lovecraft story. My directions in the writing of supernatural horror did not change, from that day to the present.


The word may be “verisimilitude,” but I have lived in great detail each story I have written, some of them begun years ago and hammered out on a typewriter in the middle of the night. My lifelong dream as a writer sometimes lays bare my understanding of the occult, and these stories seem so real in my mind that I can sense the characters and feel their hopes and fears as well as their terror as they discover that the mundane world is only a veneer beneath which is a wondrous realm of cosmic horror and even a triumph of the human spirit. The books I have published since 2015 are a culmination of a lifetime of writing, and I hope you will read them and experience the revelations therein.

A few words about my company Sun Cross Publications:

Sun Cross Publications was established to provide an outlet for books that advance the literature of classic supernatural horror in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu, M.R. James, Arthur Machen, H.P. Lovecraft, and other greats, with an emphasis on settings not often treated in the fiction of the macabre and offered as a contribution to a great tradition, which though narrow, is a memorable part of all human storytelling.

The equal-armed cross of the elements within a circle is an ancient symbol, as powerful as the Christian Cross, the Swastika, the Star of David, and the Egyptian Ankh. The works of Sun Cross Publications fly in the face of mundane reality and are written as a resistance to the world of secular materialism and designed to transport the reader into a world that seems very real but which crumbles when presented with unthinkable beings and phenomena.


MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of Sun Cross Publications is to empower authors to write better, and to assist writer's to be published online, through outlets such as Kindle e-books and paperbacks/hardcovers, as well as on our website. We offer niche publishing services to select writer's.

So this brings us back to; How do you become a better author and get published on like me, Frank?

It STARTS by getting our FREE 36-page Writers Craft Guide! Bookstores and libraries are filled with books on grammar and style, and what you need is a handy on-line guide as your own writing project is underway. I am offering this free 36-page tutorial covering everything from word use to punctuation, syntax, and grammar review. Whatever your level of education, this is a convenient way to brushing up your text to give it the authority it deserves.


You have powerful creative ideas that are full-blown in your mind. When you put the words into your computer, however, you must remember that the reader of your themes and stories can be distracted by small errors in grammar, spelling, syntax and the like. You want the reader to be so engrossed in your narrative that such problems do not distract her or him. It will serve you well to brush up on the technical aspects of your writing. This guide is convenient and easy to follow. Do yourself a favor and make your writing as powerful as the ideas that you have generated.

Inside the guide you'll find:

  • Rhetorical devices such as alliteration and how to use these devices effectively.

  • Transition phrases to form smooth connections between sentences, and make your writing logically and emotionally more connected.

  • Grammar explanation crash course: how to use all different aspects of grammar the correct way!

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  • An indexed by topic guide, not like a hard copy book, easy to follow and implement!

  • Your overall writing ability will improve drastically.

So how do you get this incredible guide?

It starts by getting The Thayer Mythos, but I’ll speak more on this in just a bit.

You may be wondering why did Frank choose to create this writers craft guide, and why the focus on supernatural horror? Read below to find out:

Frank Thayer PH.D and his Personal Why for The Literature of Supernatural Horror and Its Secret Agenda!

My life has always been about writing, even though I have had a long career in education, and even had the privilege of working in entertainment at one point. As a professor, I learned from the students in my writing classes as they learned from me, both in the United States and in Canada. As a lifelong devotee of the writers of supernatural horror in general, and H.P. Lovecraft in particular, I still have a box of early typewritten stories stashed in my house. Fortunately, August Derleth, a prolific writer who founded Arkham House Publishers to preserve Lovecraft’s work, took me under his wing and became my mentor. My early stories were strong on plot and light on character, but Derleth anthologized one of my stories in 1966 while I was trying my handwriting stories for minor men’s magazines. Then followed a long career in education when fiction took a back seat to research papers, journal articles, and the writing of three journalism textbooks. Supernatural horror fiction came back to the driver’s seat in 1998 when I joined a fledgling online writers’ group dedicated to the field. Writer’s Cramp became pre-eminent in the genre, and several of my stories became part of that liturgy. They also became the nucleus for expanded versions when I launched my books, the fruits of which are seen on this site. As for the secret agenda? First, life and consciousness are not limited by the brain or the physical body. Poe’s “Ligeia” introduced readers to a woman whose will was stronger than her life. Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla is a classic vampire tale that has spawned more than one erotic horror film. Lovecraft’s “The Thing on the Doorstep,” tells of a rapacious soul that seeks to exchange itself with that of her victim. Second, magic is the art of causing a change in accord with Will. Lovecraft’s Wizard Whately, in “The Dunwich Horror,” calls unnameable beings from another dimension using his rituals and incantations, and most human beings use some form of magic to marshal their goals and to protect them from evil. The third principle holds that the universe is as Einstein put it, “queerer than we can imagine,” and thus we can be faced with the inexplicable at some point in our lives. I invite you to enter this domain of supernatural horror in literature and to explore the books I have published with you in mind. The stories are unique and, some of them will be unforgettable. You too can learn how to do this!


I really want to thank you for your patience in reading this, I am a professor and know my stuff, and feel you should fully understand what it is I am trying to accomplish here. Read on to learn how to access the guide, you’ll be rewarded with some bonuses!


It is a modest claim to say that I am an authority on the work of H.P. Lovecraft, and only recently I came to the realization that I have spent much of my life studying his work and applying all I have experienced to advance my own adventures into supernatural horror. Because I was always aware that the best horror stories serve to educate as well entertain, I employ the discipline of my advanced degrees to research every story I write.


My dedication was recognized early on, when I showed my first novel to the accomplished author and the publisher of Lovecraft’s work. At age 23, I had little to recommend me except enthusiasm, and August Derleth offered not only his critique of my first effort, but he continued a correspondence, anthologized one of my stories, and invited for a two-day visit in Sauk City, Wisc., in 1966, where I learned much about Arkham House and the writing of supernatural horror.


Derleth was the young contemporary of Lovecraft, and was part of the original Lovecraft Circle that included Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, and Robert E. Howard to name just three from the Weird Tales stable. The prolific Derleth was a master of plots, and Lovecraft was undisputed master of mood.


I agree with Lovecraft’s statement that our stories rise up from the subconscious, and they must be lived as they are written. Every one of my stories in my last four books was real and frightening to me as they took shape. I have also sought out ancient grimoires such as Barrett’s Magus, and the knowledge papers of esoteric lodges such as The Golden Dawn. I have studied original witch books—the Malleus, Saducismus Triumphatus, Demoniality, Mather’s Wonders of the Invisible World, and the Magnalia just as did HPL.

Reading L. Sprague De Camp’s objectively compassionate biography Lovecraft, I recognize the way Lovecraft’s stories emerged, and my own work is always produced from the seed of an idea, bolstered by research, and never rushed into completion. The characters are drawn from people I have known, and the impact of cosmic horror is always as surprising to me as it will be to readers of my stories and novels.

If you like the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, you will like my stories too! I am Lovecraft with a side order of tortilla chips and chipotle salsa, hold the tentacles! You should consider me the direct 3rd generation of the Lovecraft tradition with a Southwestern flair! August Derleth passed the torch to me in my youth!

Awake the Black Cult


Frank Thayer’s first true novel of more than 200 pages was begun in 1963 with Arkham House in mind. It was completed by 1965 and a query sent to August Derleth at Arkham House Publishers. He replied that he would be willing to read the novel to be certain there were no copyright infringements. When he returned the manuscript, he included a blunt critique befitting a first effort of a 23-year-old wannabe! His constructive criticism helped lift my writing to a higher level, and a year later he had accepted my story “The Family Tree” for a planned new anthology Travellers by Night that also included a Lovecraft story. By the time the book was ready for bookstores in 1967, Derleth had invited me for a two-day visit in Sauk City, Wisconsin, the home of Arkham House. Thus, I like to consider that I became a latter-day member of the Lovecraft Circle. It seemed an achievement for me at the time. As for the “novel,” from 1965 to the present day, I have not looked at that manuscript again and scarcely remember its plot.


My university horror story writing included  rough drafts of an imagined series I called "The Terrible Secrets" and was recounting the adventures of a young occult investigator. Then, at 23, I undertook the writing of my first novel-length work Awake the Black Cult, and early in 1965 it was completed, and I had the temerity to write August Derleth, of Arkham House Publishers, if he would consider it. He wrote back that he was doubtful but would be willing to read it to see if it impinged upon the copyrights of Arkham House and Lovecraft's work. He was kind enough to return the manuscript with a serious critical review that I found devastating. However, the tough love advice sent me back to my  writing with new resolve, and a year later, Derleth accepted my story "The Family Tree" for his newly published  anthology "Travellers By Night" (see below pics). It also led to his invitation for me to visit him, which I eagerly accepted, spending two days at Arkham House headquarters in June of 1967. It was an educational visit. Thus, the visit and the correspondence with Derleth makes me believe that I became part of the latter-day Lovecraft Circle

The History Of Cosmic Horror

A lifelong study of the work of H.P. Lovecraft and the mentorship of August Derleth leads me to approach the very concept of cosmic horror and its meaning. Stories of black magic and merely human evil do not open the gates of cosmic horror. As Derleth told me, the fiction of Lovecraft went beyond mere black magic, and stories such as “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” which, by the way was assisted posthumously by Derleth, show the opening of the gates to a dark dimension that may well be an example of beyond good and evil, as discussed by Nietzsche. Thus, cosmic horror creates in the reader a sense of awe as well as an underlying level of terror. We all have moments when we sense that existence is more wondrous and horrible than we can imagine. Our personal fates are as nothing in the face of a universe that is beyond our conception. Lovecraft created such a mood, and we can but do likewise.

“Nyarlathotep…the crawling chaos…” Such begins one of H.P. Lovecraft’s lesser known fragments recovered by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei in 1943 and whose mood is evocative of a horror beyond human understanding. Originally written before Lovecraft’s death in 1937, this fragment portrays a dark figure: “He said he had risen up out of the blackness of twenty-seven centuries, and that he had heard messages from places not on this planet. Into the lands of civilization came Nyarlathotep.” Additionally, he wrote, “My friend had told me of him, and of the impelling fascination and allurement of his revelations, and I burned with eagerness…” At the time of this writing there emerged in Germany an inexplicable figure who fascinating and drew to him a blind obedience—and he was schooled in the occult arts. Did Lovecraft subconsciously perceive what was moving on the inner planes at the time? If you can imagine this, you are on the brink of knowing cosmic horror.


Truth be known, supernatural horror has been the stuff of literature for centuries, long before the frenzy of social engineering known to today’s English departments. One of the best scholarly essays was written by H.P. Lovecraft and his “Supernatural Horror in Literature,” tracing how supernatural horror was the mainspring of plays, stories, and novels into the 19th Century, when the work of Edgar Allan Poe coagulated the tradition into the form of short stories. Elsewhere on the Sun Cross website I have published my fragment titled “The Domain of Supernatural Horror and Its Secret Agenda,” which cannot even stand in the shadow of Lovecraft’s superb essay but which seeks to discover the reason why humans are drawn to supernatural horror, and the more educated they are, the more likely are they to ponder the dimensions beyond the physical. Of course, we must except the over-educated intellectuals, whose mental prisons are self-constructed.

Then we have the conflict of plot, character, and mood. August Derleth was a master of plot, and he guided me in the engineering of an exciting plot. Yet, while plot may be good for a 60-minute TV drama (or 30-minute “Twilight Zone” episode), many stories are good plots in search of a character. Young writers often search for bizarre plot twists to hold the reader, but the novel must be built around character. It is sometimes argued that Lovecraft’s characters lacked dimension, but his longer works belie that criticism. Lovecraft himself said that he sought to create mood, and such is the mother lode of the cosmic horror tale or the supernatural story. Mood cannot be taught but is the outgrowth of the writer’s imagination exploding into his or her creations. It is not arcane language, but an almost-indefinable, mysterious ambience that cannot be described. Lovecraft had that quality in his best writing, and we who follow that example can but seek the same as found in Poe, M.R. James, Arthur Machen, Robert W. Chambers, and many others.

Many writers and critics have dissected the Cthulhu mythos and, indeed, in the pulp era, H.P. Lovecraft’s contemporaries fleshed out the myth beyond what the original author described. Then, succeeding generations of college students and movie makers created a cult figure of the mythos. “The Call of Cthulhu” finds the dead old one dreaming in his undersea kingdom, but Lovecraft imagined Azathoth, that bubbling idiot god at the center of the universe, and the cosmogony became more complex. Even Frank Thayer pays homage to that mythos in oblique terms, using the barbarous names of evocation as voiced by hideous things in the cosmic darkness…Iä, Iä, Shub niggurath.

The writings of Puritan Cotton Mather were never far from my stories, and certainly H.P. Lovecraft knew Mather’s Wonders and Magnalia as well as anyone. The witch cult of Massachusetts and the lore of New England provided haunted settings for Lovecraft’s tales, while I was immersed in the culture of the New Mexico Southwest as well as the province of Ontario. Cosmic fear? My story “In the Shadow of Geronimo’s Mountain,” an invisible force evokes the legend of the skinwalker and its power to steal the souls of men and to leave them as an empty shell.

Cobston Trilogy presents a festering horror that spans the better part of a century, from 1918 to 2000, and what seemed to begin with revenants created from a plague in the community, grew under the earth for more than 50 years. Finally, an indescribable horror reaches its tendrils into the modern Cobston community until discovered by the descendant of the newspaper publisher who first uncovered the beginnings of something that could only be destroyed by a cleansing fire.

Bram Stoker capitalized on and romanticized the vampire legends of Eastern Europe, but the facts surrounding these supernatural pests was indeed more grisly and better proven than Stoker revealed in his most successful novel. My novel The Vampire of San Vicente seeks to shed the romance and present the case for the reality of the vampire. It is argued that the vampire could not emerge from a grave and return to it each day, but there is a convincing case for how the vampire saps the life force from victims and still remain buried. You will find the case compelling. All but the most materialistic of people accept the power of ritual to affect consciousness, and perhaps more. “The Grand Order of Marbas” reveals the way ceremonial magic can effectively transform a human being into a ravening beast. In this story, the accounts of hundreds of murders in Juárez, Mexico in the late 1980s is suggested as a connection to a werewolf cult. Strangely, after the fictional victory over this cult in El Paso, Texas, seemed to coincide with a decline in murders of women in that Mexican city. There may indeed be relationship between life and art.

The Lovecraft Circle

In this post-literate age, it is difficult to imagine an era in which writers kept in touch with letters and social visits, but such were the days of books, magazines, and literary exploration. Pulp magazine writers gathered a fan base, and the authors of the 1920s and 1930s were prolific and imaginative. The authors’ stable of Weird Tales included Robert E. Howard, of Conan fame, Robert Bloch, who later wrote “Psycho,” Clark Ashton Smith, Frank Belknap Long, and several others to include a young August Derleth. These writers established round-robin communication and encouraged each other’s writing, much to the benefit of the reading public who enjoyed horror and fantasy tales. As an example, in Weird Tales, we see Robert Bloch “killing off” a thinly disguised Lovecraft in “Shambler from the Stars,” and Lovecraft matching him by destroying a “Robert Blake” in the tale “Haunter of the Dark.” The leavening of the Lovecraft Circle left a rich heritage.


It was a shock to all when Lovecraft died on March 15, 1937, more than two years before I was born, and August Derleth emerged as the champion of Lovecraft’s work, forming Arkham House Publishers in 1939, with Donald Wandrei, to collect and publish all of Lovecraft’s works as well as publishing Derleth’s own competent stories. It is no secret that Derleth took many of Lovecraft’s scribbled ideas and fleshed them out into full stories—even a book Lurker at the Threshold with Lovecraft as author but actually written primarily by Derleth. Derleth was Literary Editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wisc., and he should be credited with stories that expanded the Cthulhu mythos beyond what Lovecraft had sketched out.


At the beginning of the 1960s, Derleth was still Lovecraft’s protector, seeing that opportunist writers did not piggyback on the reputation of the original. Thus it was that when I wrote to Arkham House in 1965, I hoped Derleth would consider my “novel”— that first big effort of a 23-year-old “wannabe,” but instead of brushing me off, Derleth asked me to send him my manuscript, which he savaged and diced in his critique. It was the best basic training I could have wished for, even though it was devastating at first. I was then selling a half dozen stories to men’s magazines, just as was Stephen King, who became wealthy and famous as a horror writer (very rare!), while I ended up with a day job teaching journalism and pursuing my writing until the present day.


The chain of correspondence between myself and Derleth was very similar to what I understand passed among the writers of the original Lovecraft Circle, and I came to see myself as part of the second tier of the old Lovecraft Circle when Derleth in 1965 accepted my short story “The Family Tree” for a now-scarce Arkham House anthology Travellers by Night. His letters over the years, until his death July 4, 1971, were instrumental in helping me develop professionalism in the craft of writing supernatural horror.


With the intervening years, my books and stories remain in the vein of classic supernatural horror in the great tradition of Poe, Dunsany, Le Fanu, Robert Howard, Machen, Lovecraft, and those following the tradition of true cosmic horror and mystery.



Now, there you have it, a taste of my knowledge and motivation for creating all of this! The Writers Craft Guide is contained in :

The Thayer Mythos ; my H.P Lovecraft inspired magnum opus anthology. It contains all of my life’s written work on cosmic horror!

Inside The Thayer Mythos you’ll find:
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Mary Kaschak, avid mystery and horror fan, Southern New Mexico

Thayer's novels strike at the very core of our deepest, perhaps most secret and personal fears: spirits, vampires, assaults by beings from other dimensions or outer space, and evil in any form − even the devil himself.

We like to believe that we are safe and secure in our solid reality but Thayer has an uncanny ability to convolute that reality, opening the door to pure terror. Is any of it real? Are we truly vulnerable?

You won't be disappointed by any of Thayer's stories. Personally, The story entitled 'The Grand Order of Marbas' in the book, Terror Tales of the Southwest, has shaken me to the core and continues to haunt me years after reading it.


D.G. "Dennis"Adams

I’ve read all of Frank Thayer’s books (at least every one I know of!) and delight in his tales of horror. He describes people and places so well that I feel as though I’m there and can actually see what is going on. It’s this reality that forms the basis of a great horror story better than any movie.


Couldn't stop reading! I first got introduced to Cobston back in 2008. A ghastly tale to the end with a genuine grimoire. I love all of Thayer's novels. He also has pretty good writing tips!

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The Vampire of San Vicente is intellectually

written, researched to the nth degree, and

presents a wonderful subplot love story

written within the vampire theme. That

subplot keeps the reader wondering—until

the Epilogue is written—if the two lovers

will actually remain together and live a

happy life after what they experience.


The 29-word last graph in that Epilogue

is delicious and cleverly underwritten. It

should leave readers with a wry smile on

their faces. It did mine.


Author Frank Thayer is terrific at scene

development and that ability works so well

for his classic supernatural horror genre




Malevolent forces haunt the pages of Frank Thayer’s classic horror novels, a surprising combination of gory medieval legends, Southwestern mysteries, and alien encounters that are mostly set in the small towns and wide-open landscapes of his native New Mexico. Thayer creates lasting images of locations and characters—unsuspecting, everyday folks forced to confront dark powers in a creepy battle of good vs. evil. His use of language is impeccable; the author, a writing professor emeritus at New Mexico State University, incorporates just the right words to deliver readers into the murky domain of the supernatural, where just about anything is possible.

William Lanno-Wehrens

J. Sean McCleneghan, Ph.D.

Pamela Porter

The Vampire Of San Vicente ($40.00 Value) :

God, how old was this vampire? At the apex of this series of novels is the complex story set in a small New Mexico town, cursed by the presence of the vampire. This monster is not the handsome count, but is rather the real creature, spawned in Eastern Europe and transported to the Southwest, through Mexico. As education, the reader is introduced to the true documents of vampirism that must have generated Bram Stoker’s tale, but this story strips away the veneer of romanticism and lays naked the horror of the real vampire. Woven into the tale is a growing love story as a flawed protagonist seeks redemption for his transgressions as he finds himself enmeshed in a battle for the survival of the soul of his community. This is the longest of the Sun Cross Publications stories and includes color illustrations and a map of the town. One reviewer calls it “the ultimate vampire story.”

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Terror Tales Of The Southwest ($25.00 Value):

Of all the novels in this journey into supernatural horror, this volume presents the most diverse set of tales, set in New Mexico. Reminiscent of Poe’s “Ligeia,” the first story reveals the impact of erotic love and death reaching beyond the grave. Then comes the werewolf cult in the border city of El Paso, Texas, and how it influences the education of a young professor at New Mexico State University. The third story is built upon the legend surrounding a mountain used by Geronimo as a hunting camp and leaving behind a frightful and invisible presence down to the present. A fourth story is based on rumors of Spanish treasure hidden deep inside the New Mexico hills and those still guarding it. The next story chronicles the work of a bruja and her power to cure…and to kill in avenging herself and her daughter. The final entertainment is a story written in the style of 1940s science fiction about a mission to Venus and the monsters found there. This large-format book contains superb color illustrations, photographs, and magical symbols.

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Click HERE to read "The Cure"
a sample from Terror Tales!
The Cobston Trilogy The Ontario Horror ($20.00 Value) :

A series of three Lovecraft-related and interlocking tales spans the 20th Century and a horror lurking underground in a small Ontario town. Beginning with a plague just after WWI and something growing under the cemetery earth. A newspaper publisher loses his fiancé to cholera and encounters the unthinkable, and his son returns to Cobston a half century later only to find that the still lies buried there. He falls In love there but the trauma of an undead curse drives him back to the United States where he spends almost three decades before being drawn to the Cobston he cannot forget. It is in the dawn of a new century that he again finds love and horror, confronting the ultimate evil. The book is difficult to forget and includes evocative illustrations, the town map, and the complete facsimile of the 17th Century academic treatise Masticatione Mortuorum, or the dead who eat in their graves.

The Whispering Darkness
($30.00 Value) :

There is a ghost town survival in the mountains of New Mexico, and of all the novels, this one is about that town and its people when faced by the horror of an invasion by hideous aliens from outer space. Set in 1978, with an epilogue in 2018, a battle is joined against remorseless creatures lurking inside an abandoned mine and preying upon the few remnant residents who operate a gallery and a museum. Readers are reminded of similar monstrosities in H.P. Lovecraft’s stories; however, this mountainous region of New Mexico is rife with stories of threatening UFO’s, and it could have some basis in reality. The book is filled with 1978 photos of the remarkable ghost town and its mine, while the epilogue revisits the town, with color photographs celebrating the 2018 snapshot in time. In addition, there is a map of the town as it existed in 1978. A sumptuous Sun Cross Publications book with a distinct New Mexico flavor, and…something else.

A Taste Of Salt ($20.00 Value) :

A Taste Of Salt: Legends abound about unknown cryptids in the Northern woods, and in 1972 Frank Thayer imagined a hidden primitive cult of inhuman salt-worshipping creatures terrorizing the scattered residents of the Central Ontario bush, in forests dark and foreboding and who clash inevitably with an idealistic commune family whose magic must protect them from destruction. Raw terror reaches out from the Ontario bush country, with evil tittering and primitive violence from an inhuman cult of salt-worshipping creatures that terrorize the scattered population and which can only be met by the magic of a group of idealistic counter-culture dwellers who are seeking an alternative life in 1972 Canada.

BONUS STORY: The Ranch House ($12 value)

A 5 page story about a werewolf, yours FREE when you purchase The Thayer Mythos
BONUS STORY: The Town Of Las Pulgas ($12 value)

My  reviewed story by August Derleth, about a mysterious incident in a southwest town, yours FREE when you purchase The Thayer Mythos


 Black as Jet, Scarlet as Blood
($12 value)

There is a massive stand of rocks in southern New Mexico that has led to strange behaviors and even missing people who explore within the craggy rocks, but can it lead to spontaneous human combustion? Perhaps there are locations that drive a wedge into time and space, whose influence can destroy mere humans in the most inexplicable manner.


 An Ordinary Woman
($12 value)

The personality trait we call passive-aggressive is well known to psychologists, but what if it were to be magnified in a woman who also has deep psychic powers of which she is not fully conscious? And then the frightening response of a woman scorned can lead to a horrific series of events that will never be addressed by the criminal justice system, and perhaps the ordinary woman was never aware of the chaos that issued forth from her magical unconscious.

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You also getn ALL AUDIOBOOK VERSIONS OF THE NOVELS ($60.00 Value) and all digital copies of the books ($48.00 Value), PLUS A one hour skype coaching call with Frank Thayer PH.D. to discuss whatever you like ($50.00 Value) PLUS FREE SHIPPING

( $40.00 Value) included when you buy The Thayer Mythos!

Optional Bonus: If you submit your manuscript  and we like it, we will assist YOU to get your work published on and Kindle, just like Frank, as well as being hosted on our website. Frank wishes he had access to something like this back in the 1960's. We take the guess work out of publishing and truly help you. You could spend hour upon hour researching and try to do yourself, or take the shortcut offered here!

We offer niche publishing services. Send your story or stories to and we will consider it. The fee is purchasing The Thayer Mythos and writing an honest review!

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To recap what you get in The Thayer Mythos: 

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Writers Craft Guide 36 Page Report ($20 Value)

The Vampire of San Vicente ($40.00 Value)


Terror Tales of The Southwest ( $25.00 Value)


The Cobston Trilogy ($20 Value)


The Whispering Darkness ($30 Value)


A Taste Of Salt (digital $20 value)


4 digital copies of all the books ( $12 value x 4= $48 Value)

All Audiobook versions of the stories  in the Mythos ($15 value X 4 = $60 Value)

Bonus story: The Town Of Las Pulgas ($15 Value)

Bonus Story: The Ranch House ($12 Value)

Bonus Story: Black as Jet, Scarlet as Blood ($12 Value)

Bonus Story: An Ordinary Woman ($12 Value)

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our niche publishing services! (priceless)

1 hour coaching/skype call with Frank Thayer himself, to discuss whatever you like! ($50.00 value)

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= $380.00 of value

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Why this incredible price?

Halloween and Xmas are coming and  we want to clear our backlog of inventory at home (low stock)! In all seriousnes, It my gift, my palliative soul ointment, for you during these troubled times, since 2020 its been a rough couple years for everyone!

That's why they don't want us talking about this guide! It's such a great deal!

That is my wonderful offer for you, and here are a few last things you should know:

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