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e-book adventures, part 1

/ December 12th, 2011 / 3 Comments »

I made my first venture into the much-hyped e-book rush this past week with a new edition of the first volume in my best-known anthology series, Clockwork Phoenix. It’s fascinating to be able to see results in real-time in a way you can’t with print

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“Let There Be Darkness” sells to Pseudopod

/ December 7th, 2011 / No Comments »

I learned last night that horror podcasters Pseudopod have decided to adapt my short story “Let There Be Darkness.” These folks previously adapted my tales “The Button Bin” and “The Blessed Days” and I’m delighted to be back on board with them again. For me,

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Signal boost: Past Future Present 2011

/ December 7th, 2011 / No Comments »

My new edition of the first Clockwork Phoenix book for Kindle isn’t the only thing I’ll have out in that venue this week. I’m taking part in an e-book only anthology, Past Future Present 2011, that’s scheduled to become available Saturday for a whopping 99

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Fantastique Unfettered 4: in which I have a novelette, 3 poems & an interview

/ December 6th, 2011 / 3 Comments »

I spent a fair chunk of last week (when I wasn’t fine tuning the new Kindle edition of Clockwork Phoenix or stuffing envelopes with the new issue of Mythic Delirium) proofing my portion of the new issue of the gorgeous print zine Fantastique Unfettered, due

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Slipstreaming into the future

/ November 23rd, 2011 / No Comments »

My apocalyptic horror tale “The Blessed Days” is being reprinted in Past Future Present 2011, an anthology to be offered at 99 cents on Kindle. “The Blessed Days” will also be included in my own upcoming ebook The Button Bin and Other Horrors — its

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What’s been going on with me? (A list.)

/ November 14th, 2011 / No Comments »

There’s a lot of stuff going on in my writing career right now, a lot of “let’s do this and see where it goes” sort of things. So here’s some ketchup: I’ve sent out the first batch of agent queries for my new novel, Silver

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Nicole Kornher-Stace’s “To Seek Her Fortune” from Clockwork Phoenix 3 now at StarShipSofa

/ November 3rd, 2011 / No Comments »

I’m delighted to announce this morning that Nicole Kornher-Stace’s weird mystical steampunk tale “To Seek Her Fortune” from Clockwork Phoenix 3 is available now as a podcast at the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa. Go, listen, enjoy!

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unbutton your skin for “The Quiltmaker” (here’s how)

/ November 2nd, 2011 / No Comments »

I’m pleased to announce that Erzebet Yellowboy Carr of Papaveria Press plans next year to create a limited (18-copy) special edition of “The Quiltmaker,” my novella that’s a direct sequel to my Nebula Award-nominated horror story “The Button Bin.” And she’ll be working with my

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Reading three short stories tonight at Studio Roanoke

/ October 29th, 2011 / No Comments »

Tonight I’m going to read three brief short stories as part of a Studio Roanoke event called “The Big Idea.” I adore how they’ve billed me: Featuring Death Newman, Chris Shepard, Illusions by Nelson Oliver, and creepiness from Mike Allen! Sat. Oct. 29th, 8PM, $5.00

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My story “Her Acres of Pastoral Playground” from Cthulhu’s Reign now up at StarShipSofa

/ October 27th, 2011 / No Comments »

As well as some delightfully pulpy artwork. Cthulhu fhtagn! The podcast also contains an interview with me afterward, full of awkward pauses, strange skips, and giggle fits. I reveal, among other things, that the inspiration for “Her Acres of Pastoral Playground” owes more to John

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