I have been remiss in plugging it, but my overlord and good friend Jason Sizemore has a book out. Irredeemable is a collection of his short stories, both previously published and new. There's some dark fantasy. Some horror. Some sci-fi. Scary stuff. Aliens. One unwitting drug mule. Lots of preachers. Step One of writing horror is to write what scares ya, so that explains the preachers.
Jason is from a part of Kentucky that can be summed up with "Population: 400," and while the stories aren't all set in the backwoods, his attachment to a sense of place is evident throughout. And some are set in the backwoods, but with aliens.