Official Website for Bestselling Author Fred Wiehe

Welcome to the Official Website of Bestselling Author Fred Wiehe

My name is Fred Wiehe. I'm a bestselling author and a member of the Horror Writers Association. Although I consider myself a horror writer first and foremost, my novels, books, short stories, poems, and screenplays crossover genres into science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, and crime thrillers. Do you believe you have the courage to face the dark, mystic worlds within the pages of my fiction and the monsters, ghosts, demons, goblins, and other unearthly beings who inhabit those worlds? If so, sit a spell, turn the lights down low, find protection against the preternatural chill, and take the time to explore the library of my work. But beware. Don't lose yourself too much within the words and the stories. You never know who or what might be lurking behind you in the shadows and the gloom.

Bloodthirsty Book One of my new 3-book Sci-Fi-Horror series Bloodshot dropped 12/1/2021.

Bloodlust Book Two of my 3-book Sci-Fi-Horror series Bloodshot dropped 3/24/2022

My YA Bestseller Fright House is back after 2+ years out of print, with a fresh, new cover.

I am also working on The Collected Nightmares, Volume II.

Novels & Books by Fred Wiehe


Bloodshot, Book Two

Book Series | Novel | Adult Fiction | Science Fiction-Horror | Trade paperback/E-Book | ISBN:


The devastating effects of the psychotropic drug Bloodshot on the San Francisco Bay Area intensifies, reaching out in all directions—up and down the peninsula and across the bay into Oakland and points farther east. Despite its deadly side effects, sales are up, and casualties continue to mount. SFPD cops Lieutenant Sean (Mac) McGrath and Sergeant Randy Dexter thought they had seen and heard it all in their  long careers. But the mayhem, murder, exploding heads, and cannibalism plaguing their city is taking its toll on their resolve. Their sanity is also being tested as undeniable proof points to the existence of multiverses and a maniacal genius—world-class physicist  Wyatt Kole—who has developed a device that opens portals to travel  from one parallel universe to another to murder his girlfriend time and time again. Moreover, an exact duplicate of McGrath lies dead in the morgue and a body found in the Santa Cruz Mountains is identified  as Professor Kole. How can that be? As impossible as it may seem, the only plausible explanation is the existence of duplicates from a parallel universe, which forces McGrath and Dexter to admit that their suspicions of Kole as a universe-hopping murderer and drug dealer are true. But they have no proof the professor murdered anyone or that he’s responsible for Bloodshot. To make matters worse, they are both fighting their own personal demons—McGrath, alcoholism and Dexter, the fear that he suffers from hallucinatory psychosis like his father. But somehow, they must overcome before Kole can open a new portal and disappear, taking Bloodshot and its horrifying bloodlust effects with him to plague yet another reality.


San Francisco Police Department Lieutenant Sean McGrath currently has a plethora of problems. Of course his Blackout-level alcoholism, that goes without saying. How much evidence has he managed to overlook as those brain cells are slugged away? Now he's "misplaced" his former partner/lover, Alison. He is clueless but yet intuits she's in big trouble, even danger. Second, he needs to solve two serious cases: one a woman who seemed so familiar, murdered at random [or was it?]. Another is the new drug sweeping the Bay Area with literally horrendous (and mind-exploding) consequences.
Add the fact that McGrath is only one of many versions of himself throughout the Multiverse, and that all roads are leading to a Villain so inhumanly evil your blood will chill.
BLOODLUST is Book Two in the BLOODSHOT Series by prolific genre-crossing author Fred Wiehe. If you haven't yet read Book One, BLOODTHIRSTY, you can still jump on in and enjoy; but for maximal chills and sleepless nights, do read both. Then get ready for Book Three, BLOODBATH." --@HauntedReader

Bloodshot, Book One

Book Series | Novel | A dult Fiction | Science Fiction-Horror | Trade Paperback/E-Book | ISBN: 


Do multiverses exist? And if they do, does a duplicate of each of us exist in every reality? These are questions Lieutenant Sean (Mac) McGrath and Sergeant Randy Dexter must come to terms with to solve a murder and stop the widespread use of a new psychotropic drug dubbed Bloodshot.

Almost simultaneously, a young woman is murdered in Haight-Ashbury and this dangerous drug hits San
Francisco’s streets. Taken through the retina and optic
nerve, Bloodshot degrades and disrupts the neural network and central nervous system, turning people into crazed killers and bloodthirsty cannibals. Their investigation
quickly takes them down a strange path that borders on science fact and science fiction, a path that reveals horrors more akin to nightmares than the real world, a path where they both begin to doubt their own already fragile sanity.

For if they are to believe the mounting evidence before them, they must also believe their prime suspect invented a device that can open portals to parallel universes, a device that enables him to travel from one realty to another and murder his ex-girlfriend time and time again—because apparently once just isn’t enough. 


"5 out of 5 Stars! WOW! I wish I wrote this novel!
I read this at a friend's home...couldn't put the piece of
work down! That attention grabbing beginning gets an A+ from me. As one who has written thrillers and crime novels to short stories a super beginning is a must-have. And I couldn't put it down. Yep, I kept turning page by page as my pal interrupted me. "Go away!" Let me just finish this part, I thought... Also, this novel is ideal for a movie! Good job! I can't get the vivid images out of my brain. Great job. BTW: I am a fan of Thrillers and Horror films. This story works for me."
Amazon Reviewer

"5 Stars Multiverses
I loved this book and can't wait to read the next two. It reminds me of stories you hear from a young age. I love to read something that makes me question life. There is a
drug so powerful it can change you into something unreal, and the way the author tells you and describes it. I can't recommend this book enough." --Sandra G. Emerick

"4 out of 5 Stars! Unusual!
Grim, gritty and full of people making bad decisions and
self-sabotage. It is an unusual mix of horror and crime thriller. It ends on a cliff hanger to be continued in the next book."
Emdf Amazon Reviewer

"5 out of 5 Stars! What a cliffhanger!
Well written, this book mixes suspense, feelings, scientific knowledge, an unusual story close to science fiction but realistic enough ! It makes you question your own
knowledge about the world. Can’t wait for the second
Eiliv, Amazon Reviewer

"Thanks to @fredwiehe for giving me the opportunity to discover his work !

If you love thriller and police investigation, this book is for you! 🚨
The story starts with a simple murder case, combined with space time travelling, involving drugs and passion, a
cocktail you’ll get addicted to ! 💣💥

The book is available on Amazon kindle ! Let’s follow this promising author ! 🤩"

"The cover of this book is designed really well. The title is totally apt for this one.
Coming to the plot
For solving a murder case and stopping the use of a psychotropic drug Bloodshot,Lieutenant Sean McGrath and Sergeant Randy Dexter need to find the answers of some questions. They need to find if multiverse exists and if yes
do we have our duplicate in each of them. With the
evidence which they had,They need to believe that their prime suspect has invented a device to travel from one reality to another to kill his girlfriend again and again. I
won't reveal much,To know what happens next, you need
to read this book.
Overall this is a nail biting story which keeps you on the
edge of your seat. I completed the book in only few sitting because I was totally engaged with the plot. This is totally a page turner. The narration and writing style of the author is totally smooth and engaging which makes it even better.
The language is reader friendly. I totally enjoyed reading
this book and will Highly recommend it from my side. I
really can't wait to read the next part. I highly
recommended this from my side if you want to read something different." --Tanishq Rajmani,

"Hey Darklings! This [Bloodthirsty] story is a tight, time-trippin' noir style murder non-mystery. It also includes
drugs, heads exploding, generalized slaughter,
superhuman strength, suicide, murders, and let's not
forget the ever romantic first date cannibalism. If you think that it's too chaotic to have all these things in one're right...and it's beautifully executed.
What would you do if you loved someone so much that you hated them? Not only that but you take it upon yourself to rip the fabric of space & time in order brutally murder them in every single plane of existence. 
Non-stop action, decent pacing and a dash of spontaneous-n-drug fueled antics, super noir feels, an experienced, whiskey-drinkin' police detective and you have the
trappings of a massively enjoyable story.
4 psychopathic professors" Dark Rose Reviews


"Trust the title when the title says a novel of horror, it might not be something to do with ghosts and ghouls but the content is violent the likes that make your stomach do a summersault before launching the vomit projectile across the bridge. Essentially a cop drama where we see McGrath pull up his stubble tidy and try to solve the crimes that are taking the city with utter chaos and horror. A psychedelic drug that rewires your neurons to loosen your inner demon, a drug that brings out the animal inside you that has been cherishing its evolutionary sleep for perhaps fifty thousand years. A drug so powerful and dangerous that brings sanity to its knees and at a conclusion where insanity becomes your reality while you rave and ravage your loved ones in a bloodbath of a frenzied massacre.

A book that has a lot of different subplots, characters and points of view. Yes, a lot is happening on earth or perhaps the infinite earth across multiple dimensions. When science falls on the wrong hands to make murderous intent travel across dimensions, humanity is the only stake that is being lost. A scientific genius with the aid of a warp in the spacetimes travels to seek his girlfriend's doppelganger, not to express and seek out love but to annihilate her from every possible universe that harbours her. Phew, talk about toxic boyfriends and failed relationships much? Well, at least I consider myself lucky to not be that person's partner.

Humour apart from the story is particularly engaging, although I find it a bit similar to the famous television series Fringe, I still liked reading it. The thrill wasn't something the author promoted as we knew the answer to a part of the mystery but then the adrenaline rush to see who wins the race was the star player. It is a mixture of a cop drama with science fiction and a thriller that doesn't let you put down your beer." --Reads.Grace, Bookstagram

"The book which im gonna recommend you guys today is very engaging and very interesting book The content of this book is gonna make you fall in love with this book and you can not get over to this any where soon.After years I found myself reading a book late into the night because it was so gripping. I am not a fan of horror stories or short stories, but this book suprised me by engaging me in the way that it did. I was taken back to my childhood and nights spent with cousins or friends sharing horror stories and then being startled at every sound or scared of going to the bathroom. I especially loved how relatable the characters in the stories were. Through every one of the story the creator shares her learnings and her insights. The book is an outright show-stopper and sufficiently able to inspire the perusers. Turn the pages to go through the creator's life, her encounters and her learnings.A scientific genius with the aid of a warp in the spacetimes travels to seek his girlfriend's doppelganger, not to express and seek out love but to annihilate her from every possible universe that harbours her.A drug so powerful and dangerous that brings sanity to its knees. A drug that rewires your neurons to loosen your inner demon. The drug that brings out the animal inside you that has been cherishing its evolutionary sleep for perhaps fifty thousand years.

The stories that are written in this book are very unique and spooky! I really made a mistake reading a few of the stories at midnight, I was literally scared to sleep! The thought that these incidents actually happened in real life was petrifying. The author really did an amazing job in the way these stories/incidents were written, it was very exciting to read all of them

THIS IS A MUST-READ.Written very carefully, this book is something that will be a delight to read and I absolutely recommend you to read it.This book is definitely worth the purchase and worth the read." --booksforbadel, Bookstagram

"Science fiction is something the love for which I have forever cherished and still keep cherishing. The love for which was brewed in my childhood while reading the artistically and scientifically amazing Jules Verne. Back to the future and all its parts are comfort movies for me and Fringe is a tv show that I binged and relished. So it is not surprising that I being a science nerd and a book geek, picked up this book.

Inter-dimensional travel, the space-time continuum and the fringe sciences permit us to study and learn about things that are fuzzy even for the sciences that exist today. What is so cool about it when we have already have had so many movies, series and books made about the same thing? I mean the concept may not be a new one but the approach the author took, the motive he gave the villain and the exhilarating chase which was generated in turn is the thing that made this book special for me. A raving lunatic, maybe a mad-man who knows but then he is an actual genius. Genius people are often the most prominent constituents for brewing villains. Because it is second nature to conquer what a normal person will not be able to comprehend. Here in this book, we see such a madly-in-love character who out of the extreme hate for his girlfriend, seeks to kill his girlfriend, not only in his world but even the doppelgangers that exist in alternate universes." --Reads_Nancy, Bookstagram

"An interesting and intense mix of science fiction, horror, and crime thriller.  The premise caught my attention and kept me reading - of a man going through multiple dimensions in order to kill a woman he has an unknown vendetta against. Alongside this is an investigation into a new psychedelic drug that is taken in the eyes, exaggerating euphoria to the point of aggressive mania.
The plot and characters kept me reading. This is a page-turner and hard to put down. Detective scenes are interspersed with chapters of individuals taking Bloodshot, and the carnage that ensues from this. These scenes are gory, intense, and gripping.
None of the characters feel throwaway, and all play their important roles. I especially like McGrath, and how his alcoholism fit into the story; it wasn’t just a random character flaw, but something which moulded parts of the story, and which the novella wouldn’t have been as effective without.
The exciting and emotional ending definitely leaves the reader urging to know what happens next." -- Claire Gibson clairegbooks

" ... a  fun way to while away a few hours after the kids went to bed. If you like sci-fi books, I think you will like this book." -- Cindy Winget

"5 Stars -- Addictive Read!
Bloodthirsty is a short but utterly addictive read! A solid, great and captivating 5 star book! I read it in one sitting and I loved every single chapter and character. It has an open end and I cannot wait to read the sequel!
The book starts with a man who is stepping out of a portal into another universe. And brutally killing Gemma. A woman he once loved and now hates.
Lt. Sean McGrath is investigating the murder. There is only one witness. Professor Wyatt Kole. He is a theoretical physicist. He says he doesn’t know the woman, and was just passing by when he discovered the murdered body. He might have seen someone running off, but he doesn’t have any extra/useful information.

I love how serious McGrath takes the case.

Then we skip to a next chapter. Two friends are about to go party. They take a new drug. They have to take three drops in each eye. At first they party their asses off. But once they get near Jerry’s home things go awry. Luke’s head explodes and Jerry brutally mauls and murders his parents.

McGrath gets told the next case takes priority. And that Dexter, will take over the murder of the woman.

And that is when the story kick starts. We experience the story through several characters eyes. We follow McGrath, the traveller McGrath, Dexter and his ex-lover and partner Alyson, Wyatt Kole and several people who take the drug called Bloodlust. I love how it all interconnects. How through every character we got more and more information. And how the story slowly pierces together.

I love the whole idea of multiple universes. And how you are actually able to travel from one universe to another.
And I also love the whole journey the drug takes, and how we as a reader find out how it works and what it does to a human being.

Absolutely LOVED this book. It was brilliant and engaging and it had me on the edge of my seat. Absolutely cannot wait to read the sequel and see where the story develops from there on out!
♥" -- Kealyn_Reads_LP



Fright House
Novel | Young Adult (YA, 13+) & Adult Fiction  | Paranormal Horror | Trade Paperback/E-Book  ISBN: 

Cover Created & Designed by 
Ian Brenner-Wiehe

Fright House is waiting to be unlocked. And she is the key.

Penny Winters can see ghosts. Or she’s insane. Desperate and on the run, she lucks into a job at Fright House. But a one time insane asylum turned Halloween attraction is the last place she should be. Workers start disappearing. The walls move. And Penny's past comes back to haunt her as Fright House's tormented spirits awaken.
Tory Jackson is obsessed with hunting ghosts. So when he and his ragtag team of Paranormal Scene Investigators are brought in to cleanse the old asylum of evil, it may finally be his chance to prove ghosts exist. But the evil within Fright House has plans of its own, and as the night devolves into chaos and terror, Penny and Tory will learn that the line between the living and the dead is one slice of a scalpel....


"FRIGHT HOUSE is an inviting, chilling, old-school spooky story that teens will love! Creepy and highly entertaining.” –Jonathan Maberry –New York Times bestselling author of THE NIGHTSIDERS and ROT & RUIN

"A wild roller coaster ride through a house of horrors unlike any you've read about before. Fright House starts fast and doesn't let up until the final page."—Nate Kenyon, award-winning author of Sparrow Rock, Diablo, and Day One

"Unsettling, Fright House made me look over my shoulder as I read this alone at night. Fred Wiehe wrote a horror novel in league with” Poltergeist,” “Insidious,” and Shirley Jackson’s "The Haunting of Hill House" (this last one even scared me in the daytime, in a room full of people years ago!). You may not look at that next haunted house attraction in a real insane asylum or prison the same way again after reading this book. Just when you thought it was safe to get scared, Fright House does it to you.” —Pamela K. Kinney, I Smell Sheep

"Fred Wiehe has written an exemplary modern horror story, Fright House. It combines today’s technologies, afforded to the ghostbusters leader by Tory Jackson, with a classic setting of an abandoned insane asylum, nestled in the deep woods on a darkened, stormy night.  The setting of the old edifice, itself, with its great expanse and its squealing iron door, reminds us at once of a foreboding castle, complete with dungeons, as we accompany Tory’s team on their journey through this tale. Mr Wiehe’s story runs full force from start to ending, fueled on two major themes:  keys and a haunted personal past.  Survival is -- as always in these stories -- predicated on the ability to prove one’s strength in the face of peril. Fright House should be on your reading list as your next injection of a horror story. As an alternative to a late night passive viewing of a horror movie, this engaging tale reads rather quickly. Better than any movie you may watch, the images Mr Wiehe conjures will make you look out of the corner of eye as you read, and may stay affixed in your memory, like a blood-stained wall, long after you finish this memorable tale.”  —Dave Sciuto, The  Horror Zine

"FRIGHT HOUSE is straight-up YA Horror, rocketing at the speed of a bullet train, and starring my absolute lifelong favorite of Horror Tropes: The Haunted Asylum.
The jump Scares here will make your breath catch and your heart drop, and the twin foils of a 17-year-old runaway who is genuinely psychic and prescient, and a Paranormal investigation group led by a young man who believes but has never experienced Paranormal activity, playing out against the backdrop of an actual abandoned Asylum more than a century old, in which the medical staff was far more evil and experimental than the patients who were among the criminally insane." -- @HauntedReader

Once I started reading Fright House, I didn’t want to stop! The main characters were an interesting rag-tag bunch that were each endearing in their own way. The plot moved quickly, keeping me guessing and wanting to keep reading to find out what happens next. There’s plenty of gore and frights in this one. I’ll be looking to read more of the author’s work!" A Clock Strikes 3

For a YA who loves a good scare -- perfection!
The perfect spooky novel for YA lovers of thrills and chills! Penny is a believable heroine and the nightmarish adventure she finds herself in is a genuine funhouse of twists and turns. The writing is bright and tight -- very visual, lending itself nicely to young people who have inhaled a lot of entertainment on a screen." -- Anne Merino

Wow!!! I would like to say the only reason I didn’t get any sleep was because I was reading and finishing this book but no, I was kinda scared to be honest. All in all, a frightening but deliciously fun read. A masterpiece of thrills, suspense, and horror.⁣ Amazing job Mr. Wiehe." -- @robinsbookreview


"For someone who has been plagued by fright and the darkness engulfed me as a child, I remember running helter-skelter to reach the safety of my bed while turning off the lights. It was not a doubt that I was just afraid of stories or even just my misinterpretation of the air. Something in the air wasn't quite right and that is what made me get the whiff of it. So a boy who was afraid of the dark now spends hours on books and movies and television shows of monsters, ghosts, ghouls and many more entities of the darkness. I had to pick up this book as it emanated an aura dark enough for it to come under my paranormal radar.

I started reading this book by thinking it to be the creepy kind, the likes you get from R.L. Stein's book. I was looking to have some fun while reading it too. Well, that was that as I found not much later that it was much darker than a typical Goosebumps novella. The story had its roots invested in the foundation as not all is revealed about our estranged protagonists who want to leave their current city behind and start life anew. I love the premonitions that Penny has been having all along about the Fright House, maybe kills the suspense but reinvigorates the thrill of it a thousandfold more. On the other hand, we see a group of geeks from the screens of Ghostbusters, moving along and fraternising with their television fan following and checking for ghosts under your beds by the day. Tory has had his reasons to believe in the existence of ghosts, which made him select this profession but to inculcate him into your house of horrors you have to make him believe because there is no one more sceptic than Tory while proving the existence of the paranormal.

What shall happen in the fright house that has been giving Penny the chills all along? Will, the PSI team be at hand, will their paths cross having to defend the girl from a house come alive with malicious intent? All shall be revealed in time for Halloween. One more good horror read I have gathered that I surely will like to revisit and watch on the silver screen." --Reads.Grace, Bookstagram

"Fear is an instinct, a primal one that has kept us alive for thousands of years. It is the one that has made us evolve to be the man we are today, the fear of darkness gave life to light, fear of enemies gave the birth of weaponry. Fear is one of the main reasons that life keeps going on. But the real thing to be afraid of is when the fear is realised. Because fear in itself can never harm you, the only thing to be afraid of is when the same deadly thought materialises into reality. In this book, we shall realise more than one of the primal fear that has been pushing mankind. The paranormal may not always be the thing to be feared, yet even crossing the threshold of this fated place The Fright House made its presence felt.

Young Penny had gotten a calling that said this is not a place for her to be. She had realised even before entering the death's snare that things aren't just bad there inside the dilapidated Hospital turned into a Fear Attraction, there was something more crouching in the shadows. Waiting, waiting to be released in this world so that it can ravage. Penny the new manager, has her mysterious story, a story that cannot be revealed to the world which is why she seeks to earn herself out of the wretched city she is in. To start everything new, but for that to happen she would have to keep up at her job inside the deathly mist of the Fright House for the season. On the other hand, we have the PSI experts under the guidance of Tory, moving about the city, brandishing their equipment in front of presumably haunted homes to either help the victims or reveal the hoax.

Will the victim of the Fright house ever cross her way with Tory and his crew, will there be any saving that comes to the life of Penny. Will the darkness be damned that extends its spiny fingers across worlds to claim the life of its victim, Penny? The author sure has created a whole environment of darkness, the likes of which I haven't have read in a long time coming from authors that are not from the shelves of my go-to horror genre. If you want to hold out your heart in your hands." --Reads_Nancy, Bookstagram

"5 Stars Do you ever think your house is evil?
Fred writes horror stories as natural as breathing. This one has a splendid paranormal element, and it's YA. Buy this for your kid, and after they read it have some fun making creepy noises around the house late at night…" --Chris Roy

"5 Stars Spooked & Satisfied -- Where's the movie!
Wow. As one who has written thrillers, this book had me on page one. No boring prose. I read it on a friend's device...couldn't stop reading it. Felt like I was watching one of those scary paranormal films I enjoy watching late at night on TV. The author knows how to keep the reader's interest. A lot! This should be an audiobook. What's not to love? Fright House deserves six stars, especially if you like paranormal gems like I do. Great job. Sequel?" --Unknown Amazon Reviewer

"4 out 4 Stars
“Evil lurks in shadows, It lingers in the hallways” we are introduced to this frightening novel with a poem by the author himself. When we enter into this world we are introduced to Penny a unassuming, clever girl who is thrown in by unfortunate situations to an abandoned haunted asylum. Having to fight her way through a terror that many of us would have been too scared to pass through she finds the strength to make it through.
The use of description from Fred Wiehe really places you into this abandoned asylum with the way it smells and how dilapidated it is and soon becomes as the story goes on.
This is the first time I have read anything by Fred Wiehe and I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed at all. I recommend that everyone takes a look at this horror novel. I haven’t read many but I have to say it again that I throughly enjoyed it.
Check this novel out!!!!" -- itsbostonbooks

"5 Stars
Not for the faint of heart - Fright House sets the tone from page 1 and never relents!
Fright House is a fast-paced splatterfest with all the elements horror readers crave. It has a fantastically scary setting that overwhelms all the senses, a diverse cast of young characters who are inevitably separated and subjected to Fright House's individually catered horrors, and enough blood, guts, and other fluids to keep you reeling.
A very well constructed story, Fright House will dig its hooks into you and keep you turning the page...desperate to find out what happens next despite the aggressively mounting terror. Fred Wiehe is very talented at setting scenes and providing a crystal clear image of the unfolding horrors.
Fright House would make for an excellent on-screen adaptation, and I look forward to the possibility of following the Paranormal Scene Investigations team in future adventures." -- J. J. Field 

Aleric: Monster Hunter
Novel  | Adult Fiction | Urban Fantasy | Trade Paperback/E-Book | ISBN: 9780988659807

Cover Created & Designed by 
Ian Brenner-Wiehe

Al eric Toma Bimbai is a two-hundred-year-old Rom, Gypsy, and a legend among his people. He hunts monsters for bounty, a gun for hire, with secrets as dark as midnight in a graveyard. He is a hero and rogue rolled into one, with preternatural powers of his own, only slightly better than the supernatural creatures he hunts. His exploits border on the mythical and the legendary. His is a land where good versus evil in a never-ending battle for supremacy, and in his world a very thin line separates the two. He walks that line every night. He is in a constant struggle to remain on the side of good, but he must often cross over to the side of evil and meet his adversaries on their ground. Defeat is not an option. He is a hero who believes that the end does justify the means, and he will do whatever it takes to win and to stay alive to fight another day. To that end there is a price to pay. But he pays it willingly, sacrificing eternal salvation for his own soul to help make the world better for all.Aleric’s task this time is to save a zombie rather than exterminate it. But Wasso Wonko is no ordinary zombie. He’s different. He can still think. He can talk. Besides, Wasso is also Gypsy. Aleric soon uncovers an immoral alliance between local doctor, Wilhelm Ratterman, and the self-proclaimed King of the Gypsies, Carranza Tene. Tene is supplying his own people as guinea pigs for Ratterman’s bizarre experiments. Ratterman is in search of a serum that will not only give him strength and courage but also immortality. But he’s foolishly using the zombie virus as a catalyst in his serum. Under the guise of free flu shots, the doctor’s testing that undeadly serum on the Gypsies that King Tene supplies him.Is there an antidote? If so, can Aleric find it in time to save Wasso from his undead existence?To complicate matters, Wasso goes missing. Ratterman’s serum—a Molotov cocktail of chemicals, zombie virus, and now vampire blood—succeeds only in regressing the doctor back through evolution, transforming him into a rampaging, primitive beast—a Neanderthal. King Tene puts a contract out on Aleric’s head. Pearsa, Aleric’s new girlfriend and boojo woman is running a scam on an old woman, and both she and her mark go missing. Aleric believes that Jeta, his two-hundred-year-old vampire wife, targeted Pearsa in a fit of jealous rage. What’s worse, Jeta’s vampire lover, Kinski, is set on ripping out Aleric’s heart—you don’t want to get vampires jealous.Aleric must find the antidote if it exists. He must now track down both Wasso and the Neanderthal. One, he must save. The other, he must destroy. Pearsa’s life also depends on him finding her. But he must save her without harming Jeta in the process, for he and his vampire bride have a relationship that is not only long and dark but twisted and complicated. And to succeed, Aleric must fight his way through King Tene’s Gypsy henchmen, an assassin bent on collecting a high-priced fee, and the pissed-off vampire Kinski.To succeed he must simply stay alive, for he is the world’s best hope and last line of defense against evil. He is Aleric: Monster Hunter.


"With Aleric: Monster Hunter, Fred Wiehe breathes dangerous new life into urban fantasy. With a lightning-fast pace, dangerous twists and action that will leave you breathless! Disturbingly entertaining!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best selling author of DUST & DECAY and DEAD OF NIGHT

"Fred Wiehe's latest novel Aleric: Monster Hunter is an ambitious book that ties fast paced action into well-researched gypsy custom." --Read Horror

“Novels about zombies or about vampires seem to be everywhere these days. What makes Aleric: Monster Hunter different is this novel has both. Plus, the hero of the book, Aleric, is a Gypsy or Rom, placing a nice twist into the character development. For those who love vampire yarns, Aleric: Monster Hunter delivers. For those who love gruesome zombie stories, parts of Aleric: Monster Hunter meets those needs as well, as witnessed by this passage: "Black zombie oil, decomposed flesh, putrefied brain matter, and dead maggots sprayed back at him like returned fire." Descriptions of Gypsy life are very authentic in this book, which is interesting in itself. Wiehe delivers a fascinating and realistic account of a culture frequently overlooked in fiction. Wiehe writes the positives and negatives of the Gypsies, including Pearsa's con games to part her victims from their money. Wiehe tells the truth about Gypsies, and that makes the plot very convincing. All of this adds to the feeling that Aleric: Monster Hunter is a very unique and unusual book. Aleric: Monster Hunter never lacks for excitement. There are always adventures and pursuits by the King of the Gypsies who wants to stop Aleric's quests. Aleric himself is a complicated character, driven and moody, but deep and well-written. If penned by a less competent author, Aleric: Monster Hunter could have wound up "over the top" because it crosses into so many different types of monsters. In lesser hands, the book could have come across as "trying too hard." But Fred Wiehe delivers a smooth, believable account of a troubled man on a mission. Wiehe's Aleric is a convincing character, and the types of monsters that Aleric seeks makes us glad to be a voyeur of his adventures. Aleric: Monster Hunter is one thrill-ride of a monster mash.” —Jeani Rector, The Horror Zine

The Collected Nightmares
Collection: 2 Novellas, 12 Short Stories, 17 Poems
Collection | Adult Fiction | Trade Paperback/E-Book | ISBN: 9781946874191

Cover Created & Designed by 
Ian Brenner-Wiehe

Nightmares and dreams war inside you. Nightmares twine along the veins and through the synapses, into the nerves and beneath the skin. They skulk in the darkness that surrounds your heart. They’re always with you. They are you. They’re a version of you that has gone too far, done things you can’t take back. They lie. Dreams lie too. They, however, dwell in the light, in the open. They shine on your face out of the sun, and where before you saw darkness in the face of the stranger on the street, you now see the kindness in their eyes and the upward curve of their lips. Dreams light the way forward. Nightmares seek to drag you back. They’re always fighting for control of your body, but only you can decide which one wins. This is what master storyteller Fred Wiehe shows us through his achingly raw prose and poetry in The Collected Nightmares, that you can fight for the dreams, or sink into the darkness and let the nightmares take you. Every one of Wiehe’s characters—the struggling writer confronted by the sins of his past…. The witch who's the only thing standing between a small town and the evil that lurks in an ancient tree on its outskirts…. The man who’s visited in the night by a beautiful but very, very cold woman…. The three teen friends who play with demons beyond their ken…. The vengeful patrons of a horse stable…. The monster hunter who fears he might be the worst monster of all—make unexpected choices. Read the two novellas, twelve short stories, and seventeen poems contained within, and then ask yourself: Which will you choose?


"It’s been a long time since I’ve read scary stories, and these satisfied my craving. Settle in for a dark, deliciously chilling joy ride through this collection of stories. You’ll want to sleep with one eye open, if you can sleep at all."--Alice Clary, Manic Reader

"The Collected Nightmares is a genuine 5 STAR READ! Fred Wiehe should feel damn proud of what he’s accomplished here and we’re fortunate that he’s decided to stay among us and challenge our brains with his words. I really enjoyed his twisted tales and think you will, too! Fred Wiehe is a professional author and a member of the Horror Writers Association who’s written many popular books including Aleric: Monster Hunter."-- Brian James Lewis, HELLNOTES

"This anthology was excellent and deserves each of the 4 out of 4 stars I am bestowing upon it. If anyone reading this review is in the mood for some thrills, The Collected Nightmares by Fred Wiehe should be the next step. With witches, ghosts, demons, and general mayhem abound, there is no shortage of characters and creatures that will make readers remember the things that go bump in the night."--Azura_Cat, Online Book Club

"The Collected Nightmares is a selection of poetry, short stories, and novellas by Fred Wiehe that showcases his breadth as a writer. 
Wiehe takes an honest look at what we really fear lurks under the bed or in the closet (or in our own mind). A good read for horror addicts looking for a new favorite author.”— Daphne Strasert,  HORRORADDICTS 

“As someone who suffers from nightmares, Fred Wiehe was convinced by his therapist that putting them into writing would be helpful to his mental state. Hence, this book lives up to its title – a collection of scary dreams about bad people, bad spirits, evil creatures, bad deeds, and the consequences that await. 
Overall, this book is no doubt, 5 out of 5 stars. It was scary, fun, entertaining, and teaches that no good can come from evil, so we all better be nice. I recommend it to ALL mature readers who love dark stories and poetry. In this turbulent time, this book is a good diversion; it’s a definite must-have.”--SheySaints

"Storyteller Fred Wiehe shows us through his achingly raw prose and poetry in The Collected Nightmares that you can fight for the dreams, or sink into the darkness and let the nightmares take you. Dive into the mind of an author who knows how to make your skin crawl and bones shiver. Wiehe has some great girl power going on in this book with some stories; he has a nice line of balancing male and female lead stories; especially with the story "The Reckoning" which explores girl on girl bullying and reveals the outcome. Conclusion: The Collected Nightmares is a frightfully good read, Fred Wiehe knows how to tell tales and I hope he’s working on more."--Reyna Young, Women in Horror

Holiday Madness: 13 Dark Tales for Halloween, Christmas, and All Occasions
Collection: 13 Short Stories | Young Adult (13+) & Adult Fiction | Hardcover/Trade Paperback/E-Book | ISBN:  978-1946874344


13 Dark Tales for Halloween, Christmas, and All Occasions: The holidays have never before been more spine-tingling or more fun for Tweens, Teens, and Adults alike than in this anthology of 13 supernatural tales. All of the stories were originally written and then read on the radio by author Fred Wiehe, primarily at Halloween and Christmas, for KKUP-a nonprofit, public radio station in the San Francisco Bay Area. Two of the Halloween stories were later separately published in a trade magazine or in an ezine. The Christmas stories in this anthology include A Gremlin for Christmas, Holiday Madness, The Three Wolf Men, Run, Run Rudy: A Zombie's Not Too Far Behind, Santa's War, and Christmas-Time Gremlins: A Sequel. The Halloween stories include Trick or Treat: It's the Puppet People (published Halloween 2007 in Sinister Tales), Trick or Troll (published Halloween 2008 at ShadeWorks), The Uglies, The Halloween Box, and Ghosts, Inc. Raven Mocker and Bad Moon round out this collection--two stories for all occasions.

"Fred Wiehe proves Halloween is no longer the scariest time of year. Holiday Madness is weird, spooky, wild and outrageous. Very highly recommended!" ---Jonathan Maberry, NY Times Bestselling Author 

"Wiehe's tales will shock and thrill you to the bone. Teens and adults alike will love the twists and turns....NOT A WORD WASTED. GREAT STUFF!!!" ---Nate Kenyon, Award-Winning Author

"Ghouls and Santa, Ghosts and Aliens—a stocking full of bloody holiday stories hung with care. Scrooges of all ages will shriek with delight!”—Del Howison, author, editor, part-time actor, and owner of Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank, CA

“Holiday Madness is a chilling collection of madness and despair that will turn your insides out.”—Lee Pletzers, author of over 40 short stories and editor of four anthologies.

Holiday Madness: Special Limited Edition
Collection: 15 Short Stories | Young Adult (13+) & Adult Fiction | Trade Paperback/E-Book | ISBN: 9781481213257  

Special Limited Edition of Fred Wiehe's seasonal sensation Holiday Madness --with two extra tales! 15 (originally 13) Dark Tales for Halloween, Christmas, and All Occasions The holidays have never before been more spine-tingling or more fun for Tweens, Teens, and Adults alike than in this anthology of 15 supernatural tales. All of the stories were originally written and then read on the radio by author Fred Wiehe, primarily at Halloween and Christmas, for KKUP-a nonprofit, public radio station in the San Francisco Bay Area. Two of the Halloween stories were later separately published in a trade magazine or in an ezine. 


"Fred Wiehe proves Halloween is no longer the scariest time of year. Holiday Madness is weird, spooky, wild and outrageous. Very highly recommended!" ---Jonathan Maberry, NY Times Bestselling Author

"Wiehe's tales will shock and thrill you to the bone. Teens and adults alike will love the twists and turns....NOT A WORD WASTED. GREAT STUFF!!!" ---Nate Kenyon, Award-Winning Author

"Ghouls and Santa, Ghosts and Aliens—a stocking full of bloody holiday stories hung with care. Scrooges of all ages will shriek with delight!”—Del Howison, author, editor, part-time actor, and owner of Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank, CA

“Holiday Madness is a chilling collection of madness and despair that will turn your insides out.”—Lee Pletzers, author of over 40 short stories and editor of four anthologies.

Strange Days
Novel | Adult Fiction  | Trade Paperback ISBN: 9780976091998 

An ancient and evil entity—a monster from another dimension—has murdered Frank Talbort’s wife, brother, and sister-in-law and stolen his identity. In possession of Frank’s body, the monster embarks on a bloody killing spree that terrorizes San Francisco. Meanwhile, Frank's spirit desperately searches for a way back to three-dimensional time. He must re-enter the physical world if he has any hope of stopping the monster that controls his former body. To that end, he turns to a comatose patient for help. Officer David Kemp has suffered a traumatic head injury while investigating the murder of Frank’s wife. He now lies in a hospital bed, fighting for his life. Frank’s spirit joins with David’s and successfully reawakens the broken body. However, their combined spirits also awaken an internal, schizophrenic battle between two personalities. The competing memories and emotions make it all but impossible to function. Somehow, the two spirits must come to terms with their inner demons and learn to work together. Time is running out. The body count is rising. And the monster has his sights set on David’s wife next. They must stop it in time. These are Strange Days indeed.


"Strange Days by Fred Wiehe is one of those wonderfully strange, mind-twisting stories that never goes where you expect it to go, and always delivers shocks and thrills. This puppy begs for film or graphic novel adaptation.” –Jonathan Maberry, NY Times Bestselling Author of Ghost Road Blues

“Wiehe’s punchy prose pounds us with dementia, mis-adventure and enough multi-dimensional mayhem to KO Quinten Tarantino and leave him smiling as he hits the floor.” —Weston Ochse, author of Scarecrow Gods and Appalachian Galapagos

"A novel of ageless evil, told with wicked abandon and stylish prose. Fred Wiehe has established himself as an important voice in a new age of horror fiction!"  —Nicholas Grabowsky, author of The Everborn and Halloween IV

"This story [Strange Days] is intense, full of gore, murder, sadness and evil but also touches strongly on the spirit of humanity, the essence of life and the truth that good will overcome evil.  If I may use my favorite term, this book 'creeped me out,' and for all those who want the jabegies scared out of them don't miss reading it. A winner in its genre, definitely giving the reader exactly what they expect to find, and more. One little tip, if you are reading this at night you may want to turn on a few extra lights. Definitely horror at its peak!”—Shirley Johnson, Midwest Book Review

"Wiehe has written a solid adventure with a metaphysical twist that is fast moving and action filled. Be on the lookout for this one and others in the future. Wiehe is out to make a name for himself in the horror field, and this is a damn fine start.”—Barry Hunter, Bayron Magazine

"Fred Wiehe knows what he wants with horror, and the imagination is of an author that doesn't exactly fit with the current trend. If he was alive in the 1930's he would find great company with the likes of H.P. Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood.”—Nickolaus A. Pacione, Renegade Horror Writer

Night Songs
Novel | Adult Fiction  | Horror | Trade Paperback/E-Book  | ISBN: ISBN: 9780595188390

Alfie  Free and Tommy Chandler, two San Jose police detectives, have been partners and friends for thirteen years. While neither of them is willing to acknowledge that omniously numbered anniversary, they can't escape the strange and horrifying events ahead. They soon find themselves knee-deep into the occult, chasing a drug kingpin and self-proclaimed vampire. Moreover, their snitch turns up in a back alley. Dead. Drained of all his blood. When Tommy unexpectedly inherits a ranch in the Santa Lucia Mountains of Big Sur, both he and Alfie agree they need a vacation and quickly flee San Jose. They cannot, however, escape the dark cloud of their thirteenth year together. In Big Sur, while traveling through a dark and foreboding forest, Alfie and Tommy meet and quickly befriend a band of Gypsies. And suddenly, they're forced to protect these new friends from wolfish beasts with hell-fire eyes. The only warning of the beasts' imminent attack are their Night Songs!


"This [Night Songs] is an EXCELLENT book. Full of excitement and humor, you can’t help but read on to find out what will happen next. Mr. Wiehe has shown great aptitude for leading his readers astray with plot tricks and twists, then springing the real plot on them like a starving werewolf. He is also very skillful at leaving openings for sequels…(hint, hint, Mr. Wiehe!) Both well-edited and written, Night Songs is a great book. I not only recommend it as a keeper, I strongly urge you to buy this book. I have a feeling Mr. Wiehe’s books will become collectors items someday!”—Lisa Hurley, Tracy’s Book Reviews

"This is the second book that I have reviewed by the author, Fred Wiehe and I must say that I am impressed by the growth. The author’s ability has grown considerably with his second novel and I feel that he is now on the brink of claiming his spot on the Horror Hall of Fame. This book captivated me, leaving me with scenes that still linger to this day. Mr. Wiehe has moved his art of writing forward and graduates to the top of the class. I give this book a rating of 5."—Ken Mason,

Novel | Adult Fiction | Horror | Trade Paperback  ISBN: 9780595179244

Starkville, a sleepy burg in the Sierra Foothills, is under attack. Something is infecting its people, transforming trusted friends into psychotic killers. Maggie Stark, a retired homicide detective, hopes to escape the nightmares and death that surround her family and former career. To this end, she leaves San Francisco with her eight year old son Billy and returns to her home town. But Starkville is not her salvation, as she had hoped. Violence erupts all around her. And when Deputy Sheriff Sam Waters calls on her investigative acumen to solve a puzzling and brutal murder-suicide, she is reluctant, yet resigned, to help him with the strange and eerie mystery. The investigation takes a bizarre twist when she and Sam become embroiled with a one hundred and fifty year old Chinese man named Wing Sun. Only Wing Sun knows the deadly secret concerning the outbreak of violence that infects the town! Only he knows how to destroy the evil invading Starkville!


"This [Starkville] is an excellent book. Mr. Wiehe has done a fabulous job! The characters suck you into their world, and you can’t stop yourself from turning the page to find out what happens next. Both well written, and edited, Starkville will wrest emotion after emotion from you. It is obvious Mr. Wiehe researched his subject matter well, and although you get the pleasure of reading some wonderful Chinese tales, everything is plainly understandable. There is nothing confusing about this book. This is one of the best horror/sci-fi books I’ve read in a long time, and I think it would make an excellent addition to anyone’s collection.”—Lisa Hurley, Tracy’s Book Reviews

"Fred Wiehe has written a fast paced, non-stop story [Starkville] that will draw you in and keep you hooked. The characters are believable and the research has been well done. The demon in the story is unique in its description and how it carries itself. The horror parts were not overly graphic but the author gave the reader enough to fill in the blanks with his own imagination.”—Ken Mason,

Creative Writing: Get Started Writing Fiction
Non-Fiction Instruction Book | Trade Paperback/Kindle E-Book | ISBN: 9781981083930 

You want to write. You want to tell a story, create unforgettable characters, entertain and awe readers. You want to see your byline on a short story in a reputable magazine or e-zine. You want to see your novel in a bookstore or on Amazon. You dream of being a writer and making a good living at a profession you love. But you have no idea how to get started. You have no idea how a story works, how to create interesting characters, how to devise intricate plots, how to create conflict, how to describe setting or mood, how to choose a point of view, how to write an action scene, how to SHOW rather than tell, or how to create sparkling prose with metaphors and similes. Then this is the book for you. Learn from a professional. Don't put off your writing career. Learn the skills needed to be a successful writer from a creative writing instructor, respected bestselling author, screenwriter, and member of the Horror Writers Association.