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A new podcast and a new short story sale

/ February 12th, 2012 / No Comments »

My apocalyptic short story “Let There Be Darkness” has just appeared at Pseudopod, read with prophetic conviction by Christiana Ellis. (Click here to hear how the world will really end.) “Let There Be Darkness” will be included in my horror collection coming out later this

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“Twa Sisters” sells to Not One of Us

/ February 7th, 2012 / No Comments »

I’m pleased to announce that my highly experimental sf short story “Twa Sisters” has sold to John Benson at Not One of Us, scheduled for his April issue. The story was inspired by this set of artwork shown to me by buddy Patty Templeton. I

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An award nomination and a nice review

/ January 30th, 2012 / No Comments »

Some nice recognitions for my poetry over the past few days. First, the poem that I co-wrote with Sonya Taaffe and Nicole Kornher-Stace, “The King of Cats, the Queen of Wolves,” selected by Catherynne M. Valente for publication in Apex Magazine last year, has been

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“Carrington’s Ferry” appears at Strange Horizons

/ January 24th, 2012 / No Comments »

My new poem “Carrington’s Ferry” has just appeared in Strange Horizons, a piece inspired by the life and works of Leonora Carrington. It’s the first installment in my “Disturbing Muses” cycle of poems since “Mondrian’s War” in 2008 (which, interestingly enough, also appeared in Strange

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I’ve just recorded my first column for “Tales to Terrify”

/ January 22nd, 2012 / No Comments »

Tales to Terrify is the new sister podcast to StarShipSofa, focused exclusively on horror. Madman Tony C. Smith invited me to contribute a monthly column to Tales to Terrify. I just finished recording the first installment. I’m calling it “Tour of the Abattoir.” Said abattoir

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First publication of the new year

/ January 19th, 2012 / No Comments »
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“The Duelists” sells to Star*Line

/ January 14th, 2012 / No Comments »

I’m still pretty giddy from the news that I’ve sold my first short story collection, but I had another sale earlier this week. New Star*Line editor F.J. Bergmann has accepted my poem “The Duelists” for her fall issue. Woo-hoo!

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Apex Books to publish my first story collection: The Button Bin and Other Horrors

/ January 11th, 2012 / 4 Comments »

You might recall this post I made last month about creating an e-book collection of my horror tales? Well, scratch that plan. Much to my delight, and with immense gratitude to Jason Sizemore: Apex Publications is going to do it. And it will be available

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Teaching at the Roanoke Regional Writer’s Conference

/ January 9th, 2012 / No Comments »

Here’s a curious turn for you: I’m once again being asked to teach in a reputable setting. Saturday, January 28 at 9 a.m. on the Hollins University campus, I’ll give a presentation called “The Last Redoubt: Writing Short Stories for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

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Mythic Delirium 26 table of contents

/ January 9th, 2012 / 2 Comments »

I’m pleased to be able to announce the official table of contents of the next issue of Mythic Delirium. Myths and Delusions • Editorial • 2 Plutoid • John Philip Johnson • 3 Lost In the Static • G.O. Clark • 5 Grant Proposal •

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