Imagination Fully Dilated Publishing is dedicated to presenting works of fiction that reflect the glorious and terrifying nature of life itself. Our ebooks bend the mind, tickle the heart, revive the child within, or engage the inner sleuth. Our authors include award-winning writers like Elizabeth Engstrom, Alan M Clark, Eric M. Witchey, Lorelei Shannon, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Mitch Luckett, and F. Paul Wilson.

 

Ebooks

Our ebooks are available in formats for most devices.  If you don’t see the link to a format you can use, contact IFD Publishing at contact@ifdpublishing.com.  Let us know which eReader you are using, and we’ll point you to the correct place to purchase your copy.

Traditional Books from IFD Publishing

Paperbacks and hardcovers are available in the IFD Publishing Books section of Alan M. Clark's Online Store - The Imagination Aperture. See the list and links to these books below:

The Paint in My Blood (8.5"x11" hardcover) $49.00

The Paint in My Blood (8.5"x11" paperback) $29.00

ALAN M. CLARK, THE PAINT IN MY BLOOD, ILLUSTRATION & FINE ART. (Signed and numbered hardcover edition limited to 500 copies). This 152 page full-color book contains over 130 paintings by World Fantasy Award-winner Alan M. Clark. Includes commentary by the artist on his process, techniques, the philosophies behind his approach to illustration and his career in the freelance business. There is a CD in the back of the book which contains a film of Alan M. Clark demonstrating spontaneous painting techniques and animations of several of the paintings in the book painting themselves. Use this link to learn more about The Paint in My Blood.


Escaping Purgatory (hardcover limited edition) $45.00

ESCAPING PURGATORY—FABLES IN WORDS AND PICTURES by Gary A. Braunbeck and Alan M. Clark, published by IFD Publishing. Signed and numbered hardcover edition limited to 500 copies. Writing by Braunbeck and Clark/Braunbeck, artwork by Clark. Contains short stories and novellas, approximately 28 pieces of art (6 color plates), 312 pages, color dust jacket. ESCAPING PURGATORY is about personal hells. We all create them. We find ways to convince ourselves that we are comfortable with the really cruel ones, at least for a while. It's understandable. After all change is frightening. But inevitably there comes a time when we are willing to do anything to end the torment. In this book you'll meet some of those extremes and perhaps you'll recognize yourself.



Imagination Fully Dilated Vol. II (hard cover limited edition) $45.00

Imagination Fully Dilated Volume II edited by Elizabeth Engstrom, published by IFD Publishing. Limited edition hard cover, signed and numbered (limitation 600 copies).


Imagination Fully Dilated Volume II is the second volume of stories based on the art of Alan M. Clark. Considered both an illustrated anthology and a literated portfolio, this 576 page book is full of the strange and wonderful, including 29 stories in the realms of science fiction, fantasy, and horror as well as plenty of color plates of surreal artwork tipped in—30 pieces of art (24 color, 6 monochrome)—and page decorations. Considered both an illustrated anthology and a literated portfolio, this 576 page book is full of the strange and wonderful, including stories in the realms of science fiction, fantasy, and horror—29 stories—as well as plenty of surreal artwork tipped in—30 pieces (24 color, 6 monochrome)—and page decorations. It is signed by all contributors: Michael A. Arnzen, Trey Barker, David Bischoff, Gary A. Braunbeck, Poppy Z. Brite, Denise Bruchman, P.D. Cacek, Ramsey Campbell, Hugh B. Cave, Richard T. Chizmar, Alan M. Clark, David Conover, Charles deLint, Mark Edwards, Elizabeth Engstrom, Randy Fox, Brian Hodge, Jack Ketchum, Christina Lay, Richard Laymon, Rusty Nixon, Tracy Nixon, Jerry Oltion, Susan Palmer, Bruce Holland Rogers, John Shirley, Allen Steele, Jeff VanderMeer, Ray Vukcevich, Chet Williamson, F. Paul Wilson. Introduction by Paula Guran.



Pain & Other Petty Plots to Keep You In Stitches (8.5"x11" paperback)  $10.00

Large format paperback anthology of stories by Alan M. Clark, Troy Guinn, Randy Fox, Mark Edwards and Jeremy Robert Johnson, published by IFD Publishing. Color cover and 35 black and white illustrations and many page decorations by Alan M. Clark. Introduction by F. Paul Wilson. This volume contains further adventures within the environment created for THE PAIN DOCTORS OF SUTURE SELF GENERAL.

Additional Publishers

Books written, co-written or illustrated by Alan M. Clark released by other publishers can also be found in the online store.  See examples and links to these books below:

Boneyard Babies (trade paperback) $10.95

BONEYARD BABIES (trade paperback) The new fiction collection by Alan M. Clark catches reality with its pants down. It consists of ten collaborations and six solo efforts. All are surreal and dreadful tales of the oddest sort with characters living and dead, biological and mechanical, superhuman and god-like. It is a charming companion for lovers of the bizarre and another small statement for the preservation of the grotesque. This book is published by Lazy Fascist Press.


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D.D. Murphry, Secret Policeman (paperback) $14.95

Paperback novel, D.D. MURPHRY, SECRET POLICEMAN, by Alan M. Clark and Elizabeth Massie, published by Raw Dog Screaming Press. Cover art by Chad Savage.





The Christmas Thingy (8.5"x11" paperback) $15.00

THE CHRISTMAS THINGY, a full color childrens book by F. Paul Wilson, illustrated by Alan M. Clark, published by Cemetery Dance Publications. 8.5"x11" paperback. 32 pages.






Siren Promised (paperback) $11.95

Siren Promised, a novel by Alan M. Clark and Jeremy Robert Johnson. Trade paperback. Lavishly illustrated by Alan M. Clark. Published by Swallowdown Press.

Novels


How I Met May Alien Bitch Lover: Book #1, from the Sunny World Inquisition Daily Letter Archives, by Eric Witchey


Ebook Price: $4.95 USD.  99866 words. Hiding from a black ops agency, Len Furstin has taken a job as a reporter for a batbaby and bigfoot type tabloid. In his guise of reporter, he seeks proof of alien visitations. When a young grad student claims to have that proof, he follows her deep into a storm made up of unnatural lightning, wildfire, techno-ninjas, hormones, a forest ranger, an ostrich farmer, coyotes, and space aliens.


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The Blood of Father Time, Book 1: The NewCut, by Alan M. Clark, Stephen C. Merritt and Lorelei Shannon.


Ebook Price: $4.95 USD.  92302 words. THE BLOOD OF FATHER TIME, Book 1, The New Cut is a time-travel fantasy inspired by actual historical events and the outlaw clans of early eighteen-hundreds Tennessee. It’s a coming-of-age story, an epic adventure, and a rich historical drama. Look for The Blood of father Time, Book 2: The Mystic Clan's Grand Plot later this year.


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Candyland, by Elizabeth Engstrom.  


Ebook Price: $4.95 USD. 43020 words. Peter and Tess, both damaged by their various encounters with family and love, meet in a bar and go back to his place for the night. There, they discover the freedom of unconditional love and acceptance and retreat from the world to search for the meaning of life in each other. Eventually, their experiment takes a dark turn. A dark, disturbing novel of love and obsession by veteran author Elizabeth Engstrom.


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The Northwoods Chronicles, by Elizabeth Engstrom.  


Ebook Price: $4.95 USD. 76285 words. Publisher's Weekly Starred Review: "Dark fantasy writer Engstrom (Black Leather) starts on familiar ground, but rapidly turns this 'novel in stories' into a genre-blending exploration of love, aging, grief and sacrifice. Fast-paced, melancholy and beautiful, the overarching narrative binds a collection of good stories into a superb if unconventional novel.


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Of Thimble and Threat: The Life of a Ripper Victim, a historical fiction novel by Alan M. Clark.  


Ebook Price: $7.95 USD. 44527 words. Of Thimble and Threat: The Life of a Ripper Victim is a historical fiction novel inspired by the life of Catherine Eddowes, believed to be the fourth victim of Jack the Ripper. It is the story of a common woman with uncommon aspirations, a mother willing to sacrifice everything for her children, her addiction and abuse, her life choices, both good and bad, that led to a tragic end.


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To Kill a Common Loon, by Mitch Luckett.  


Ebook Price: $4.95 USD. 115548 words. “LOON asks, what if you accidentally shape-changed into your spirit animal and it was not a noble predator but a low-on-the-food-chain prey? Add a human whodunit to the mix and you get an off-beat, juicy stew. LOON is that rarest of literary birds: a funny book with a vital message.” --M. K. Wren, author of the "Conan Flagg" mystery series and novel, A Gift Upon the Shore.


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Lizzy Borden, a historical fiction novel by Elizabeth Engstrom.  


Ebook Price: $4.95 USD.  95378 words. Did she do it?  In Elizabeth Engstrom’s brilliant novel, the dark psychology of the Borden household is laid bare. Lizzie, her sister Emma and their parents Andrew and Abby Borden, are sharply illuminated—as are the paranoia and concealed hatred that secretly ruled the family. Domestic violence and dysfunctional families are not inventions of modern times.


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Siren Promised (Now in Full Color), written by Alan M. Clark and Jeremy Robert Johnson.   An Illustrated novel (over 40 full-color illustrations) by Alan M. Clark. Introduction by Simon Clark.


Ebook Price: $4.95 USD. 47500 words. Even the most damaged heart can embrace redemption through love. A young woman sets out to break her addictions and the destructive cycle of generations of abuse, but the world around her has other plans. To save herself and the daughter she loves, she must battle addiction, the demons within, men who are barely human, and the weight of generations of darkness.


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Beyond the Serpent's Heart by Eric Witchey


Ebook Price: $4.95 USD. 148450 words. Nothing ruins a first date like a kidnapping and learning you're the Mayan god destined to destroy the world. Pakál, raised in the U.S. by his refugee mother, ignores the Mexican kids who taunt him for being Indio and the Anglo kids who shun him. He stoically pursues his version of the American dream – a good college, a law degree, and enough money to support his mother and marry the gringo girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, he is the incarnation of the Mayan god Nohochacum, and it is his job to battle the serpent of avarice in a one-on-one smack down that will cause the end of the world on Dec. 21st, 2012. Not all gods think it’s a good idea to end the world (and give up the worshipers that will end with it). Pakál must deal with his mother’s past, his family demons (divine and human), and a pantheon of gods unlike anything the U.S. school system ever suggested possible. In the end, he must accept his mythic nature, duty, and family in order to overcome the serpent of avarice and set the world on a path that will avert disaster at the end of the Mayan calendar.


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Short Stories



"Crosley" by Elizabeth Engstrom


Ebook Price: 0.99¢ USD. 8870 words. Veteran writer Elizabeth Engstrom is at her best with her finely-crafted short fiction. Known for her dark fantasy novels and stories as well as mysteries, she combines genres here in “Crosley,” an erotic story of love and loss, of longing and heartbreak and justice. Engstrom is the author of thirteen books and well over 250 short stories, articles and essays. www.elizabethengstrom.com


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"The Apple Sniper" by Eric Witchey


Ebook Price: 0.99¢ USD.  4289 words. This short story by award-winning writer Eric M. Witchey explores the relationship between the village and the aspiring warrior. It is one of a dozen or so short stories the author affectionately calls "The Neighborhood Stories" because of their loose relationship to the neighborhood in which he was raised.


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"Brittle Bones and Old Rope" by Alan M. Clark


Ebook Price: 0.99¢ USD.  5630 words. World Fantasy Award-winner Alan M. Clark brings you “Brittle Bones and old Rope,” the the story of a child’s search for meaning and personal worth. Little Dylan died when he was five years old, too early to have made any sense out of life and his place in it, and now he must come to terms with what little existence he’s had before passing on to whatever lies beyond death.


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Novelettes

by Award-Winning Writer Eric M. Witchey



To Build a Boat, Listen to Trees


Ebook Price: $2.99 USD.  15700 words. A heart-warming fantasy tale in which compassion, heart, and attention to the whispers of the natural world create love, thwart enemies, and save a kingdom. Port Corwald, A peaceful maritime city state in the mists of the distant past, is threatened by warring nations on all sides. An old carpenter, a young mute, and a princess band together to save their home.


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The Tao of Flynn


Ebook Price: $2.99 USD.  12027 words. Sometimes, a liar can be the most honest man in the room. Magic surrounds us all the time, but Richard wouldn't have believed it until he met Flynn, a self-avowed lying salesman who makes his way in the world by giving people what they want. A novelette: 12,000 words. Originally published in the April, 2004 edition of Realms of Fantasy Magazine.


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Children's Books


The Christmas Thingy, a delightful full-color children's book, written by

F. Paul Wilson, illustrated by Alan M. Clark.


Ebook Price: $4.95 USD.  4700 words, 21 illustrations


Best selling author F. Paul Wilson and World Fantasy Award-winning illustrator Alan M. Clark offer up this fun children's Christmas story about little Jessica, who wishes for a monster of her own for Christmas, and the gets more (and less) than she could have hoped for.


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