Sunday, September 25, 2016

Autumn Update

Greetings all. It's been a busy time, in life and in writing, and to top it off, I've been stepping up promotion of my most recent book Creeping Waves.

I had the pleasure recently of being interviewed by Natalia Munoz on the Bill Newman show on WHMP, Northampton, Massachusetts. My stories take place in the fictional city of Leeds, Massachusetts - a thinly (very thinly) veiled Northampton, named after the lovely village of Leeds.  The interview includes a brief reading.  Give it a listen here!

I also did my first video interview on The Lovecraft eZine podcast. It was wonderful to sit down and have a long, interesting conversation with Mike Davis, Pete Rawlik, S.P. Miskowski, Philip Fracassi, Matthew Carpenter, Kelly Young, and Joe Pulver. It's the most wide-ranging interview I've done yet. Click here to watch the video.

I also was interviewed by delightfully cantankerous author J.R. Hamantaschen and Nacho expert Derek Sotak on The Horror of Nachos & Hamantaschen. This interview goes into strange and marvelous places. Get a taste.

Check this out - Jonathan Raab of Muzzleland Press conducted a two-part interview with me on his new podcast Spooklights. I'm now a co-host on the show. Here's Part One and Part Two.

There's yet another new interview up on author Jeff Deck's excellent site. Learn about my new piece in the forthcoming book Three Moves of Doom, a wrestling-themed chapbook from Orford Parish Books. The story is a non-Leeds one, exploring the dark underbelly of the seaside city Hulse, Massachusetts.  Read it here.

Year's Best Weird Fiction, Volume 3 is available! I'm gobsmacked to be right adjacent to Ramsey Campbell in the Table of Contents, and to have my story in the same book as a Robert Aickman tale. The story is "Rangel." The book includes stories by a variety of excellent and talented writers, including Reggie Oliver, Michael Wehunt, Kristi DeMeester, Tim Lebbon, Christopher Slatsky, and more. Check out the full Table of Contents. Click here to purchase. The book is also available in an electronic edition and a gorgeous hardcover. Many thanks to editors Simon Strantzas and Mike Kelly!

Also newly available is Lost Signals from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, edited by Max Booth III and Lori Michele. This radio-themed anthology includes two of my stories, both taking place in Leeds, in very different time periods. It's a great anthology all around. Pick it up here! Also available for the Kindle.

Lastly, but a damn sight far from leastly, my story "The Terrible Old Friend," a Lovecraftian satire, is available in the inaugural issue of Ravenwood Quarterly (from Travis Niesler), along with stories by Jordan Krall, Christopher Ropes, Brian O'Connell, and many more! Grab y'self a copy - only 47 remain as of this writing.

Otherwise, I'm working on several short stories I intend to submit to very interesting anthologies. I'll have another announcement or two shortly.

I nearly forgot. I'm redoing my first, very rare, self-published book Dead Air. This book will contain previously unpublished stories and early versions of stories from Gateways to Abomination and Creeping Waves. Yves Tourigny is doing the interior art, and the gloriously creepy cover is by a young man named Brendan O'Connell. Expect a late October release.

And, of course, The Stay Awake Men and Others, illustrated by Dave Felton, is coming early next year in a limited edition hardcover from Dunham's Manor Press. I'm proud to announce here that World Fantasy Award winning author Scott Nicolay has written a wonderful introduction.

Thanks for reading, as always - from me and the staff of WXXT.


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