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Locus Poll + Hugo eligibility/WorldCon + MystiCon

/ February 22nd, 2017 / No Comments »

I’ve often broken the informal “three things make a blog post” law, but this time around I fully intended to combine three things in one post, heh. Thing One: I’m delighted that Clockwork Phoenix 5 made the 2016 Locus Recommending Reading List and thus is

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“The Quiltmaker” at Apex Magazine

/ January 20th, 2017 / 1 Comment »

Starting today at Apex Magazine, my 20,000-word horror story “The Quiltmaker” is free for all to read. This is easily my most gruesome published work to date, originally available only in my Shirley Jackson Award-nominated collection Unseaming. My thanks to Jason Sizemore and his crew

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2016 postmortem and highlights reel

/ January 2nd, 2017 / No Comments »

Overall, 2016 was a pretty mixed year for us. We lost our dog, Loki, a sweet soul who’d been the cheerfully goofy center of our household since 2003. I had injury-related health issues that haven’t fully gone away and Anita had an unwelcome surprise on

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My 2016 awards eligibility post

/ December 12th, 2016 / 1 Comment »

2016 was a strange year for me (and a stressful one, too, though in ways that have little bearing on this post). My output as a publisher was pretty spectacular by personal standards — my awards eligibility post for Mythic Delirium Books can be found

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“The Quiltmaker” and the Apex Magazine subscription drive

/ October 26th, 2016 / No Comments »

In the Sudden Plot Twist department, I’m taking another pause from preparing for the World Fantasy Convention to share that: A) My 20,000-word horror novella “The Quiltmaker,” sequel to my Nebula Award-nominated monster story “The Button Bin” and centerpiece (more or less) of my Shirley

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My schedule for the 2016 World Fantasy Convention

/ October 25th, 2016 / No Comments »

Anita and I will be at the World Fantasy Convention this weekend, primarily to cheer on C.S.E. Cooney, whose book from our imprint, Bone Swans: Stories, is up for the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection against some very stiff competition. Our fingers are crossed

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Story sale to TRANSMISSIONS FROM PUNKTOWN

/ October 23rd, 2016 / No Comments »

Editor Brian Sammons have graciously accepted my new story “Aftermath of an Industrial Accident” for his upcoming anthology Transmissions from Punktown a tribute anthology to the Punktown stories created by Jeffrey Thomas. My story, a sci-fi/horror/workplace satire hybrid, might be the most gruesome I’ve come

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Podcastle adapts “The Cruelest Team Will Win”

/ October 17th, 2016 / No Comments »

It’s an honor to return to the “pages” of Podcastle — the venerable fantasy podcast site has released an audio adaption of my dark-fantasy-teetering-at-the-edge-of-horror short story “The Cruelest Team Will Win,” just in time for the Halloween season.   Published last year in Rhonda Parrish’s

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Readercon, World Fantasy, GeekMob, Guillermo del Toro

/ August 9th, 2016 / No Comments »

Last time I wrote an update, Anita and I were about to drive up to Readercon in Boston. A whole lot has happened since, some of it fun, most of it not fun at all, but for purposes of this update I’m sticking to the

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Here’s my Readercon schedule!

/ July 5th, 2016 / No Comments »

I’m very pleased about my final schedule of readings and panels at Readercon in Boston this weekend. Anita and I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.   We’ll also have copies of all our books with us (our big push will

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