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Litany for the Departed

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My most recent story, “Litany for the Departed” is available in See the Elephant. 

“A dark and beautifully told tale of grief and loss and how people who had a hold on us in life, can still haunt us after death … Moving and evocative.”  –Maria Haskins.

“Really unsettling.” Sam Tomaino, SFRevu

StokerCon 2017

If you’re a writer of dark worlds or intent on giving your readers a case of the squirming heebie-jeebies, you owe it to yourself to attend the next StokerCon. I knew I had to attend in 2017 because of the venue. I mean, 500 or so horror fans and writers running amok on a haunted ship for four days? You know it’s gonna be good.

My primary reason for going this year were the great workshops offered through Horror University. Alas, the class I really wanted to take was canceled, so I had to make some last-minute substitutions. Read More →

Inhuman Resources

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A short story.

After a year working at home—alone save for three cats, two dogs, and my spouse—I had a bad case of cabin fever. I’d always talked to the cats, but I had moved on to holding long conversations with my household appliances. The sweeper robot wasn’t really glitching; it was sulking because I hadn’t cleaned it properly in three months and its brushes hadn’t been replaced in, I dunno, two years? Read More →

Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

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Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

Ruthanna Emrys takes Lovecraft’s legacy into the lives, blood, and fears of the people of Innsmouth. But unlike Lovecraft, this isn’t a horror novel; it’s a detective thriller involving spies, occultists, Miskatonic University, concentration camps and some of the most well-imagined magic I’ve read in years. Read More →

Black Feathers edited by Ellen Datlow

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I know two people who are terrified of birds. One can’t explain it, just, “birds freak me out.” Another says, “They’re dinosaurs just waiting to peck my eyes out.” Birds have a wealth of symbolism attached to them: piety, spirits, freedom, joy, sorrow, danger. They are a perfect theme for a horror anthology. Read More →

Road Kill Vol. 2 (CLOSED!)

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I attended a meetup today and got information on an open call for Texas-based writers (either born here or living here) for Road Kill: Texas Horror from Texas Writers, Vol. 2. They are eager to hear from authors who have been traditionally marginalized, excluded, or unrepresented because Texas has many voices and it’s important to include everyone. Read More →

Nightmares

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Ellen Datlow is a master curator of fiction, and though she calls herself a “horror enthusiast,” I don’t think it’s a stretch to say she is one of the guiding hands of the genre. Her Best Horror of the Year anthologies are a snapshot of current trends in horror, offering readers a sampling of new and established authors in one volume. Nightmares refines those best-of collections and this book represents Datlow’s favorite short fiction from the years spanning 2005 to 2015. Read More →

Review: Cthulhu Armageddon by C.T. Phipps

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cthulhuarma_coverC.T. Phipps has a knack for writing entertaining novels with memorable characters and plenty of snark and dry humor. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed his Supervillainy Saga, and since I’m both a post-apoc and horror fiction fan, decided to give Cthulhu Armageddon a try. I was not disappointed. Read More →

Review: America’s Most Haunted Hotels by Jaime Davis Whitmer

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haunted_hotelsJamie Davis Whitmer is an author, ghost hunter and traveler. Her book Haunted Asylums, Prisons and Sanatoriums was published in 2013, and this could be considered a sequel, of sorts.

She opens the book with practical information on what it takes to do a full investigation at sites like old prisons and hospitals. These are expensive and time-consuming since the entire building must be rented to do an investigation. Read More →