About Us

Perpetual Motion Machine is a small press based in San Antonio, TX. It was founded in 2012 by Max Booth III and Lori Michelle after a long night of hard liquor and delicious nachos. PMMP publishes dark fiction that branches out into many genres, such as horror, science fiction, and crime. In addition to books, PMMP also publishes a quarterly horror magazine titled Dark Moon Digest, and hosts the Stephen King podcast, Castle Rock Radio.

But why such a long name? Why Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing?

We love what we do and we never want to stop. We admire underdogs, and what’s a bigger underdog than the perpetual motion machine? It is defined as “a machine that can continue to do work indefinitely without drawing energy from some external source; impossible under the law of conservation of energy.” Impossible, according to all the odds. But at the PMMP office, we like to say screw the odds. Our goal is to continue producing kickass fiction until the sun comes crashing down upon us all.

PMMP is recommended for folks who enjoy big butts and good books.



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Max Booth III
Editor-in-Chief PMMP
Managing Editor DMD
Lori Michelle
Editor-in-Chief DMD
Layout and Design PMMP


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George Cotronis
Ryan Falcone
Associate Editor
Manny Frishberg
Associate Editor


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George Lea
Tracie McBride
Associate Editor
Marc Nocerino
Associate Editor


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Betty Rocksteady
Associate Editor
Jay Wilburn
Michael David Wilson


 Stan Swanson
Publisher Emeritus
Dark Moon Digest

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