John Ledger – Trashed Anthology

Anthology Book Name and Description: Trashed, an anthology of bizarro and screen-shot-2017-02-28-at-6-01-32-pmextreme inebriation.

Description:  Toxic, tales of inebriation, sex and violence. Trashed is a perfect blend of Horror and splatterpunk, topped off with a splash of Bizarro that will leave some interesting visions burned in to your brain.


Tell us about your experience on this anthology. What was it like coordinating all of those different authors? Was it your first anthology?
What surprises did you encounter?

This anthology took a long time to complete. It was originally scheduled to be part one of a supposed trilogy of anthologies. A trilogy named 13, meant to focus on the same thirteen authors. Many complications came about and long story short, it became an open call, one and done deal near the end. This was not my first anthology; only one among the many.

 Tell us about your three open anthologies? Where did you get the idea for them?

The End: an Apoc anthology is one of them. I was inspired by movies like, ‘The Road’, and video games like the ‘Fallout’ series. I was hoping to create an anthology relative to stuff like that.

No Place Like Home: Twisted Tales from the Yellow Brick Road. Pretty self-explanatory one here; The Wizard of Oz.

Suburban Secrets 4: Urban Chaos. Part four of the series focuses on inner city turmoil, gangs, riots, etc.

Do you prefer anthology work or writing novels?

Anthologies. I don’t write novels.

Tell us about some of your short stories? Is it easier to write a short story or anthology?

For me it’s much easier to write a short story. I tend to lean towards the dark side of humanity when I write. Most of my stuff is a blend of splatterpunk, bizarro, and extreme horror.

Why do you think it is important to write short stories for exposure only anthologies?

To spread your name around as much as possible.


John Ledger lives in central Pennsylvania, where he summons demons to write about depravity and sadism. He loves Chinese food, punk rock, and dogs. His girlfriend Dawn Cano, and his children put up with his shit because he’s incredibly awesome. You can annoy him on Facebook and find his nonsensical ramblings on Amazon.