Creeping Hemlock Press
Knowing that our readers are primarily discerning collectors, we inspect each book for damage and pack it carefully in new materials for shipping. If you find any fault with your order upon receipt, let us know and we will promptly refund or replace the item.
"Free domestic shipping" refers to Media Mail, in most cases, which takes 6-10 days. Lighter shipments (such as for our chapbooks) may be sent by First Class Mail.
All orders are processed and shipped out within four business days. We would like this to be shorter but we are located in a rural area and can't justify the gallon of gas required to take us to the post office and home again more than a couple of times a week. This applies only to orders without paid shipping. Orders in which the customer has paid an itemized shipping cost (typically International or Priority) are filled and shipped within two business days.
Paid preorders are our #1 priority when a new title arrives from the printer, and these customers are mailed their copies before anyone else. All paid preorders are 100% refundable at any time. If you've paid for an order and would like to cancel, please email us and we will start the refund process the same day.
We strive to recycle shipping materials and reduce printed matter and waste whenever possible. We even shred and compost spent cardboard.
We purchase products and services from U.S. providers whenever possible.
We choose a worthy and relevant charity agency for each title. This charity receives 10% of the profits from the sale of that title.
About the Press
Creeping Hemlock Press was founded in Gretna, Louisiana by the husband-and-wife creative duo R.J. and Julia Sevin (seh-VAN). As sometime writers, oftentime readers, they found themselves frustrated with the scarcity of generous-paying, atmospheric and bizarre short story anthologies. They took matters into their own hands in late 2004 when they began to accept submissions for their own anthology. Many months, one baby, two hurricanes, and one soggy home later, Corpse Blossoms was born to critical success and a nomination for the Horror Writers Associationís Bram Stoker award. As their homeless wanderings carried them to Texas and back, the Sevins also produced an original limited-edition novella by Tom Piccirilli, Frayed, to terrific reviews and enthusiastic reader sentiment.
The December 2007 release of Piccirilli's The Fever Kill brought them into an entire new league of publishers. Critically lauded and available in bookstores nationwide, this popular title has sold far beyond expectations.
Even before the disaster and reaction surrounding Katrina demonstrated its true meaning, charity was a pillar of Creeping Hemlock Press's philosophy and business model. Your purchase from Creeping Hemlock Press or any bookseller carrying our titles will help to benefit those in need.
Acclaimed publishers under the sumptuous cloak of night, R.J. and Julia are but mild-mannered citizens by day. R.J. makes monsters for the Mortuary, a local haunt. Julia is the art director for the Printer's Wholesale Group, a major New Orleans print brokerage.
More Sevin Goodness
- The Dead Don't Die: a blog about zombies!
- The Creeping Hemlock Press Blog at LiveJournal
- Julia's LiveJournal Blog
- Julia's MySpace page
- RJ's LiveJournal Blog
- Purchase Bits of the Dead: A Zombie Anthology from Amazon.com. (We each have a story in it.)
- We can both be found at FaceBook.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Rants? Feel free to email the Sevins. We're available for interviews, guest appearances, and award acceptances.