Autumn Is Coming

Just got word from Mike Davis that my story "Cul Du-Sac Virus" is going to be included in his Autumn Cthulhu anthology. As an avowed lover of Autumn (there really is no better season) I'm both honored and excited to have one of my stories among the leaves.





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It's Finally Here...

There's a hard edge to the breeze and the leaves are just beginning to rust. Ahh, it must be autumn, my favorite time of the year.

What better way to usher in the season of slow decline than with a cavalcade of creepy Lovecraftian thrills. What? Oh no, my dear, I've no agenda at all…only a selection of fine publications to show you. Go on, take your pick… 

I'm pleased as hard cider punch to announce not one, but two of my stories appearing under the auspices of the venerable Lovecraft eZine. The first: "Gently Down the Stream" published in the most recent issue. The second: "Cul-de-Sac Virus" in the very, very aptly titled Autumn Cthulhu--which I would recommend to any lover of mythos horror on the hideous strength of Laird Barron, Gemma Files, and John Langan alone. The fact I somehow made it onto the table of contents with such great authors is still an October miracle.

If you're looking for some more hopeless fare, might I suggest Apotheosis--a collection of 21 visions of a world completely lost to the old ones' unfathomable whims? Curated by Jason Andrew, it just happens to include my story "Of the Fittest" where I try to show you can really go home again.

Ah, but dark fantasy is your poison of choice? Well, look no further than Hides the Dark Tower, an anthology of fiction based around a symbol that has ghosted through prose from King, to Nervel, to Browning. 

But it's Halloween, what about the traditional monsters? Oh no worries, my friend, Chaosium has you more than covered with Mark of the Beast, an assortment of werewolf stories where you most assuredly won't find the eponymous lycanthrope hiding within a handsome, yet brooding love interest or high school drama--not that I have anything against those particular genre staples. These are shape changer tales, pure and simple, running the gamut from gothic, to fantasy, to cyberpunk. So curl up in the light of the full moon and give it a try.

Last, but most assuredly not least. My story "Melpomene's Heirs" will be appearing in Unlikely Story's Coulrophobia anthology. Clowns--scary, sad, delightful clowns--need I say more?     

Even if none of these strike your fancy, I do hope that you will have a wonderful autumn. I know I will.

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