Thom Carnell

THOM CARNELL’S‘s fiction has been featured in CARPE NOCTEM Magazine (including the recent 20th Anniversary Edition), the horror anthology, BLOODY CARNIVAL from Pill Hill Press, SWANK magazine and in his novel NO FLESH SHALL BE SPARED and the short story collection, MOONLIGHT SERENADES. As a journalist, his interviews and profiles can be found in CARPE NOCTEM Magazine (for which he served as Head Writer and Creative Consultant), FANGORIA Magazine, Dread and

He was a Senior Programmer/Panelist for Seattle’s ZomBCon, Crypticon, and a host of other conventions. A graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, Carnell is also a certified eye enucleist and Registered Polysomnographic Technologist, which gives him plenty of reference material for his popular “Ask An Embalmer” panels.

He’s also one of the hosts of the weekly film discussion on “The Bonus Material Podcast” (iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube.)

Thom’s Website

“No one has done more for legitimizing the beauty of the horror genre than Thom Carnell.”
– Clive Barker, author/director: BOOKS OF BLOOD, LORD OF ILLUSION, HELLRAISER

“…NO FLESH SHALL BE SPARED trumps pretty much every summer action movie released over the past few years in terms of muscular, rambunctious fun. A peek into a lesser-explored dimension of the zombie mythos is always welcome, and if you perhaps know of any real fourteen-year-old-boys that you’d like to see put down the game controller and dig into an actually book, but them NO FLESH SHALL BE SPARED now and thank FANGORIA later.”
– Fangoria

“This book is fucking amazing. If you’re into zombies or you’re just into suspense, good novels, whatever, you need to give it a peek. Great book! Man, talk about coming out of the gate strong. This book is blowing me away.”
– Mitchell Boone, Boone Bros. podcast

“NO FLESH SHALL BE SPARED is an impress debut novel by Carnell that shows surprising depth and character development. He also shows the ability to repulse and fascinate in the same keystroke… Carnell has an interesting writing style, one part Lansdale, one part King, with just a splash of Dashiell Hammett thrown in for good measure.”
– Dread Central

“…Carnell takes his time to explain things and let them unravel at a reasonable pace rather than shove it down your throat as if he only has thirty minutes to tell you his story. This is not a race car of a novel, and I am surprised by Carnell yet again in the fact that this is his first novel. No Flesh Shall Be Spared is a refresher the zombie genre, and my biggest regret is that it came out in a time when the market is just over saturated. It’s hard to find a good novel about zombies that hasn’t been seen or done before, but Carnell does just that. He returns to a more patient, in depth manner of story telling that I haven’t seen in far too long, yet still manages to surprise the reader with a new twist on an already-old story.”
– Twisted Geeks podcast

“George A. Romero and the UFC collide in this surprisingly smart action novel of Snake Plisken-like fighters going at it with the undead in a dystopian future’s most popular sport. Whoever decides to make this an action movie will be my hero.”

“Thom Carnell writes with the raw sense memory of a battered child and the brute muscularity of a bouncer in a bar fight. His debut novel No Flesh Shall Be Spared is scarred, scary, deeply disturbed, and worth every bloody minute of it. You have to read this book. You might need therapy later.”
– Craig Spector, author: UNDERGROUND, TO BURY THE DEAD; (with John Skipp) ANIMALS, THE LIGHT AT THE END

“Just when I thought no writer could tell an engaging story within the done-to-death zombie genre, along comes Carnell with a sledgehammer tale of the living dead. Like Lindqvist’s HANDLING THE DEAD, NO FLESH SHALL BE SPARED is a unique, refreshing take on the undead mythos. Imagine if Martin Scorsese took over the Ultimate Fight cartels in a world gone mad. Carnell has delivered a devastating debut novel.”
– Philip Nutman, author: WET WORK

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