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2019 Year in Review

  2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: “Golden Sun” (novelette) with Michael Wehunt, Damien Angelica Walters, and Kristi DeMeester in Best Horror of the Year, Volume Eleven (reprint) “Undone” in Gorgon: Stories of Emergence (Pantheon Magazine) “The Caged Bird Sings in a Darkness of Its Own Creation” in Shallow Creek (STORGY) currently recommended for a Bram Stoker […]

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Interview with Brian Hodge (Part One): On These Blackened Shores of Time

Last year I taught two of Brian Hodge‘s stories in my Advanced Creative Writing workshop, online. They were both pretty amazing. One of my students (Ian Vogel) reached out to Brian, and the next thing I knew we were sending him questions, and talking in depth about his stories. This is something I do with […]

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“Battle Not with Monsters” accepted by Cemetery Dance

Big news! Thrilled to announce that my short story, “Battle Not with Monsters” has been accepted by Cemetery Dance magazine, and will be out with them in 2018. This will be my second story in the magazine (I was in Issue #72 alongside Stephen King last year), my third with them in general (“Stillness” in […]

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The eBook for Tribulations is now out with Cemetery Dance.

Thrilled that I can finally announce the eBook of my third short story collection Tribulations is out now with Cemetery Dance Publications. Long time fan of CD, bought so many Stephen King titles from them over the years. I’ve previously published a short story, “Stillness” in Shivers VI (alongside Stephen King and Peter Straub) as […]

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“Chasing Ghosts” out now in Cemetery Dance #72 – with Stephen King!

Okay, not only did my story, “Chasing Ghosts” come out in Cemetery Dance #72 today, but guess who is in there with me? STEPHEN KING! This will be the THIRD time I’ve published alongside him. What a thrill. Honored to be in here with SK, as well as the rest of the authors.This has been […]

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Complete List of Stories in Print

Here is a complete list of all of my stories that are in print, or digital only format. It’s in reverse chronological order. Enjoy! UPDATED: January 1, 2022 SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION (Turner Publishing / Keylight Books) THE HIDEOUS BOOK OF HIDDEN HORRORS “Peripheral Vision” (Bad Hand Books) LIMINAL STORIES “Rotten to the Core” (Cemetery Gate […]

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FREE eSingle, “Transmogrify” to release before Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press)

We’re going to be giving away a FREE eSingle of my contemporary vampire short story, “Transmogrify” soon. Cinder (Cindy to her friends) feeds on negative energy—she’s a psychic vampire, or energivore, a bit of a twist on the classic tale. It’s in my upcoming collection of neo-noir and horror stories, Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken […]

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Release the Kraken! My short story collection, Staring Into the Abyss, will be out later this year.

That’s right, my second short story collection, Staring Into the Abyss, will be out later this year from Kraken Press. It’s a collection of 20 dark stories, neo-noir leaning towards horror, and some of my best work to date. Want to know more? Head over to their website or just keep reading. We’re targeting March, […]

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Cemetery Dance Contest – Spread the Word

These guys at Cemetery Dance are promoting, publishing and discovering some of the best names in horror. Do whatever you can to support them. They gave me a big break, accepting my story “Stillness” in Shivers VI (with Stephen King and Peter Straub) and I’ll be eternally grateful for that support. I’ve bought their books […]

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Third Storyville Column at Lit Reactor: The Journey of “Rudy Jenkins”

My third column went up at Lit Reactor last month (December 2011) and I totally forgot to come back here and post up about it. This column talks about the journey of one of my problem children, “Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fears” and shows you what you have to go through sometimes in order to […]

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