hwalogoFounded in 2011, Burial Day Books is a boutique publisher of supernatural horror.

On burial day a coffin is lowered into the ground, people mourn, and a grave is covered with dirt. Yet, memories remain lingering about around corners, beneath beds, walking among us (or stalking us) as shadowy figures, mists, or whispers. Horror, the truest, purest form of horror is the black and beautiful dance between good and evil. We love the unknown. We fear the unknown. We will bring you the unknown through our literary horror novels and short fictions.

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The Gravedigger – Cina Pelayo


Gravedigger grew up in a haunted house, with very superstitious parents. So, a lifelong fascination with Gothic literature, romantic horror and the macabre seemed fitting.

A former journalist turned fiction writer, the Gravedigger holds a genuine curiosity for superstition, folklore and myth and aims to present literary content with these elements.

So, like the Victorian Gravedigger, she gets her hands dirty, but instead of carting bodies and digging fresh graves our Gravedigger researches folklore and recent items of fear for blogs, and also edits each monthly edition.
Website: Cina Pelayo
Twitter: @cinapelayo

The Undertaker – Gerardo Pelayo
Gerardo Pelayo


Undertaker is quiet, serious, and logical, but his stoic persona serves a purpose. The Undertaker ensures that technologies are working, which is essential – clearly.

A master computer programmer, the Undertaker manages the website, traffic, and ensures that all material is up to date.

The Victorians were familiar with death, and our Undertaker is vastly skilled and familiar with all the things that are needed to keep things functioning around here.
Twitter: @Thee_Undertaker


Illustrations by Abigail Larson