Monday, June 6, 2016

2016 Mid-Point Recap: Covers and Links

Here's a recap of stories published thus far in 2016.

My dark fairy tale, "Sprat" was published in issue #3 of Abstract Jam magazine. An eclectic assemblage of short stories.

Jack Sprat and his wife... we all know the nursery rhyme. But did you know they started a subscription-based erotic website to jump start their waning popularity? Spoiler alert: not everyone lived happily ever after...

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 Available in e-book only, to be released at the end of June, 2016 is The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Press). 41 tales of death from an all-star international assemblage of authors.

What a thrill to be included alongside so many authors whose books fill my shelves! Poppy Z. Brite and John Skipp are particular favorites.

I included the working/mock up cover below. I actually prefer it to the final cover, pictured to the left. To me, the original art is more mysterious.

My story, "Building Condemned," follows a man's final moments as he sets things right in his psyche before bidding his body a final farewell.
My third Morpheus Tales appearance, "Solitary Man," is reprinted in Best of Morpheus Tales Volume 5.

The same story will also appear in The Prison Compendium (EMP Publishing) in October and was published in my first collection, Bedtime Stories for Carrion Beetles. It's becoming one of my more popular stories.

Fun fact: the working title of the story was "Ghost Writer."

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"Ant Farm Necropolis" is my newest poem. It will be featured in the Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase Volume III, coming to e-book format sometime during the summer of 2016.

"Ant Farm Necropolis" deals with drug abuse and is a ghost story at heart. It also happens to be the title of my upcoming short story collection, which will be published in 2017.

One of my favorite stories ever, "Four Houses Down, on the Bad Side of Town" is reprinted in Now Playing in Theater B (A Murder of Storytellers).

This is a fun horror anthology inspired by the grindhouse and "late show at the drive-in" aesthetic.

For more about this story, and a free sample, see the next blog post.

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Last and certainly not least, my quiet horror story "Storm Cloud Rain, Graveyard Dirt" is one of the stories featured in Issue 6 of Body Parts Magazine. The theme of the issue is Grave Robbing. I enjoyed writing this story. It's based on one of my favorite real-life places. You can read it HERE for FREE!

Come back and visit! I have a DOZEN NEW STORIES slated for publication before the end of the year!