Official Press Release – Craig Nybo Releases his Second Novel, Small Town Monsters

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Small Town Monsters, a novel written by Craig Nybo


Horror Author Calls for a Return to Gothic Monsters Who are More Interested in Chewing than Dating

Kaysville, UT, Feb. 12, 2014 – Modern monsters in current books and cinema seem to have evolved into something new. With the proliferation of romance novels that feature gothic and fantasy creatures such as vampires, werewolves, and even orcs as viable love interests for humans, one has to ask: have modern monsters lost their teeth? Not according to Craig Nybo, horror novelist. In his new novel, Small Town Monsters, Craig strives to put monsters back where they belong, under our beds, in our closets, and in our nightmares.

“I come at readers from the grand age of gothic monsters. I believe that I speak for the masses when I say that I am interested in reading about monsters who are more interested in chewing than in dating,” said Craig.

Small Town Monsters, Craig’s new novel, mixes rednecks, guns, beer, and monsters into a grizzly–and funny at moments–stew. The novel follows a big city police detective who takes a job as chief of police in a rural community to get away from big city crime. But when bodies start piling up, the overwhelming consensus among the good ol’ boys of the community is that monsters have again come down from the mountains to pick off friends and neighbors for food. The suspect list features an all-star cast: chupacabras, bigfoots, aliens, windigos, and werewolves. It falls to the new chief-of-police to battle backwater small-town politics while getting to the bottom of the little community’s monster problem.

Craig said of his novel: “I love gothic horror. I’m a big Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker fan. Gothic monsters should fill a bloody place in our community today. Stephen King pioneered the effort by bringing vampires to the here and now in his brilliant book, Salem’s Lot. I like to go back to the basics: predators and prey. In Small Town Monsters, I write about hysteria, fear, and violence, all set in a modern rural community. I grew up in a small town; I know how crazy things can get.”

For fans of romantic monsters, beasts who feel misunderstood, who seek love and romance to fulfill their needs, Nybo’s novel probably won’t fit the bill. Small Town Monsters teams with predators that have no objective as far as humans are concerned other than killing, eating, and picking their teeth clean.

Small Town Monsters is available at,, and at any other major bookseller. Fans of Craig Nybo may purchase autographed copies at

About The Author

Craig Nybo

Craig Nybo writes novels, screenplays, and short stories. He also composes and records music. Craig lives in Kaysville, Utah with his lovely wife and children.

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  • Steve

    Reply Reply February 12, 2014

    Hey, Craig.

    Talked with you at LTUE last year. Excited for your new book, but wondering if you’re going kindle or nook with it soon? I’d love to snatch up a kindle version. Thanks!


    • Craig Nybo

      Reply Reply February 12, 2014

      Steve, I appreciate it a ton. Yes. It will be available for Kindle in the following weeks. Hope to see you at LTUE again this year.

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