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A SINISTER QUARTET reading by Cooney, Wick, McGee and me at Book No Further in Roanoke

/ July 8th, 2020 / No Comments »

Alas, C. S. E. Coooney, Jessica P. Wick, Amanda J. McGee and I won’t literally be together in Roanoke, Virginia, for this upcoming reading from A Sinister Quartet. However, we will reunite Saturday, July 18 at 3:30 pm. on Zoom for this new event hosted

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Announcing AFTERMATH OF AN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT + Publishers Weekly starred review

/ May 5th, 2020 / No Comments »

It’s been six years since my last (and first) collection of horror stories, Unseaming, appeared in the world and fared shockingly well on multiple fronts. My second collection of horror tales (and third story collection overall), Aftermath of an Industrial Accident, will debut July 7;

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Acclaimed NOWHEREVILLE anthology (featuring my tale “Nolens Volens”) available on Netgalley

/ March 8th, 2020 / No Comments »

I’m quite honored to be part of the ensemble gathered in Nowhereville, the latest anthology of dark fiction from Broken Eye Books (and not just because appearing in the book got me name-checked in USA Today, though that was still really cool!) Editors Scott Gable

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When it rains … (new stories, new podcasts, new poem, & more)

/ November 4th, 2019 / No Comments »

Rain has been a theme here in Roanoke this Halloween season. As sometimes happens to everyone in this business, a number of things going on behind the scenes have kind of built into thunderheads at once, resulting in something of a downpour of publication news

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New poem in STAR*LINE; new review in RUE MORGUE

/ November 20th, 2017 / No Comments »

So this was a surprise. I’d thought my poem “The Headless Hero” in the October issue of Dreams & Nightmares was going to be my last published poem for a while. But then a poem I had sent to Star*Line came out in the Fall

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A generous signal boost from Laird Barron + a new poem sale

/ March 14th, 2017 / No Comments »

Laird Barron, one of my favorite horror writers of all time and a really generous guy (don’t miss his latest, Swift to Chase), started a series of posts over at his journal simply titled “Authors to Read.” Part I, from late February, highlighted great books

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Belated but still enthusiastic announcement: THE SPIDER TAPESTRIES is here (and LIBRARY JOURNAL likes it)

/ March 22nd, 2016 / No Comments »

For reasons good and bad, I’m awfully behind in promoting my latest writing and publishing hijinx. So, belatedly but enthusiastically, more than three weeks after the fact, I’m thrilled to announce that my second short story collection, the ultra-ultraweird The Spider Tapestries: Seven Strange Stories,

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PUNKTOWN author Jeffrey Thomas on THE SPIDER TAPESTRIES

/ February 8th, 2016 / No Comments »

I’m hugely honored that Jeffrey Thomas, author of the cult classic genre mashup Punktown, took time away from his busy writing schedule to craft a blurb for my forthcoming collection The Spider Tapestries. And I’m doubly honored by what he had to say: “We think

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY reviews THE SPIDER TAPESTRIES

/ January 31st, 2016 / No Comments »

This past week, Publishers Weekly reviewed my new short story collection, The Spider Tapestries, and I feel like one lucky author, because whoever wrote the review seems to have understood my super-strange little book on every level. The gist of the review: “Elegant language and

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New year, three new stories

/ January 24th, 2016 / No Comments »

Three eerie new stories of mine are available online, two of them free to read, the third acquirable via Kindle. Lackington’s first published my short surreal piece “The Spider Tapestries” in November. This month editor Ranylt Rachildis posted all the stories from Issue 8 to

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