One of my absolute favorite stories, “The Way We Are Lifted,” now appears in FEARFUL FATHOMS: COLLECTED TALES OF AQUATIC TERROR (Vol. 1), a new anthology from Scarlet Galleon Publications. This story previously appeared in a Lovecraftian collection a few years ago, but due to publishing setbacks, it didn’t find much of an audience upon release. So, it’s nice to have it available once again, and expanded to the appropriate length—clocking in at a sizeable 7,500 words.
The story is set seven years after an apocalyptic flood, where the last of humanity survives by living in garden colonies on the top floor of skyscrapers. Here, women are required to work and to bear offspring for their male captors. This is the life eleven-year-old Madison comes to accept, until one day she spots a capsized boat in the floodwaters. With the help of her best friend, they escape through the twisting hallways and elevator shafts, searching for the single boat that could deliver them to safety. But little do they know, something far more sinister lurks in the waters below.
A special thanks to Mark Parker for accepting my story, and to Luke Spooner for creating such stunning artwork based on my work. It’s nice to finally show this picture off :)
Table of contents for The Year's Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology, featuring my new story, "Conditioned Apocalypse." Available this September from Gehenna & Hinnom Books!
Table of Contents for More Bizarro Than Bizarro, featuring my story "Rise of the Corpse Eaters." Coming soon from Bizarro Pulp Press.
Table of Contents for Fearful Fathoms Volume 1, featuring my story "The Way We Are Lifted." Coming soon from Scarlet Galleon Publications!
I tend to be kind of picky with my musical tastes. Thankfully, I found a channel on Youtube called Stoned Meadow of Doom, which posts news bands in the southern/stoner rock category. I've always loved catchy grooves and good vocals (The Sword, COC, Witchcraft).
Anyway, below are some newer albums I really dig. Woodhawk's debut album Beyond the Sun is the newest discovery. Toundra's third album (III) is great for writing. And then there's The Sword's Warp Riders, one of my favorite prog rock albums. All are under $10.00 on Amazon in MP3.
For the past few months I've been working on a number of personal projects, including play-testing my new board game, creating an independent publishing company (Dark Peninsula Press), and spiffing up my new office. I haven't been writing as much lately, so I decided to address this concern by giving my office some much needed attention. So I sat down and polished up a piece I wrote last year, then I sent it off to a publisher.
Below are some pics of my office. And yes, that is an actual samurai sword on top of the bookshelf. Also, the Grindhouse and Pulp Fiction posters are not reprints, but actual copies from the theatrical releases (I used to be a projectionist). I just picked up the typewriter, an Olivetti Lettera 32, and also some ink cartridges. Hopefully it still works.
Now on sale ... Killing it Softly. A wonderfully creepy collection of all female horror writers. Kindle version on sale for only .99 cents!
Dark Moon Digest - Issues 1-10, only $5.00 each. Available for a limited time! Two of my earlier stories appeared in Issues #5 and #8.
To visit the Kickstarter page, click HERE!
Now available - rEvolution from MifiWriters' Division by Zero series. Includes my brand new story "Reintegration!"
The Last Companion, a new comic series written and illustrated by William Neal McPheeters, is now up on Kickstarter. Head on over and help out by pledging. I've read the first twenty pages and it's a wonderful story filled with gorgeous, retro artwork.
Go to the Kickstarter page HERE:
Cover reveal for my new novella, The Rune Witch. If everything goes as planned, it'll be available for purchase in October, 2017.
Cover by EK Cover Design, http://www.ekcoverdesign.com/
Gamut Magazine. This looks like a very promising publication, with many great rewards. Head on over to Kickstarter and help out.
Just arrived in the mail - my first copy of Lars Kramhøft and Tom Kristensen's Made Flesh! Special thank to Charles Day and Taylor Grant for giving me the opportunity to edit my first graphic novel.
SYNOPSIS OF MADE FLESH, PUBLISHED BY EVIL JESTER COMICS: A promise is a promise. But for Michael Langer, his fateful pact with the sorrowful ghosts of his past may just mean his doom. His childhood home of Heslev Manor in Denmark hides a dark secret ... a malevolent force is growing in strength and Michael may be the only one that can stop it.