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Blurbs are in for Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press) out in March.

Thank you so much to Lisa, Kealan, Damien, Max and Caren. These are five fantastic authors, and I’m honored to have their support for this collection. “The stories in STARING INTO THE ABYSS are little literary predators that are smart, savage, and stealthy, with a lethal pounce at the end. Readers who enjoy finely-crafted and […]

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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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Bar Scars by Nik Korpon

When I think back to when and where my writing career really started, about five years ago, one of the first names that pops into my head is Nik Korpon. He was there when I discovered what neo-noir was all about, and he’s been a brother-in-arms ever since. With the release of Bar Scars (Snubnose […]

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My debut short story collection, Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press) is now OUT.

OUT NOW. Table of Contents Unzipped Your Enemies Will Devour You A Bird in the Hand Released Herniated Roots Seeing Red Gateway Say Yes to Pleasure Terrapin Station Daybreak Three Mistakes Descent The Jenny Store Tinkering With the Moon Kiss Off Dyer PRAISE: “Richard Thomas’s stories are filled with a kind of dark magic shot […]

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Herniated Roots Out Soon.

SOON. Table of Contents Unzipped Your Enemies Will Devour You A Bird in the Hand Released Herniated Roots Seeing Red Gateway Say Yes to Pleasure Terrapin Station Daybreak Three Mistakes Descent The Jenny Store Tinkering With the Moon Kiss Off Dyer

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My review of Ampersand, Mass by William Walsh is live at The Nervous Breakdown.

In this collection of stories, William Walsh has put together a unique collage of perspectives set in Ampersand, Mass (Keyhole Press). These tales run the gamut from fantastical and bizarre to sweet and touching to heartbreaking and morose. It’s a wild ride, so buckle up.

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My review of Shannon Cain’s The Necessity of Certain Behaviors is live at The Nervous Breakdown

My review of Shannon Cain’s collection of dark, sexy, humorous stories is live up at The Nervous Breakdown. This book was the winner of the 2011 Drue Heinz prize, which yielded us the fantastic The Physics of Imaginary Objects by Tina May Hall last year. Shannon really put together a compelling book, one that should […]

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My review of Short Bus by Brian Allen Carr is live at The Nervous Breakdown.

My review of the short story collection, Short Bus by Brian Allen Carr is now live at The Nervous Breakdown. This is a wild bunch of stories set along the Texas and Mexico border. Carr takes the essence of wanderlust mixes it with the desert heat and tosses in a bit of failure with just […]

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My guest post about Black Tickets by Jayne Anne Phillips is now live at the Emerging Writers Network for Short Story Month.

I was recently introduced to Black Tickets by Jayne Anne Phillips by my professor, Dale Ray Phillips (no relation) at Murray State University. I’m getting my MFA down there and he thought the story “Home” might help me with one of my stories for my thesis. I wasn’t expecting this work to resonate with me […]

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Review of Volt by Alan Heathcock is now live at The Nervous Breakdown

Volt (Graywolf Press) by Alan Heathcock is a linked collection of short stories. It reminded me of Knockemstiff for sure, for its rural setting, and also Sarah Court for its families overlapping, fighting and loving. The testimonial of Benjamin Percy got my attention, but the emotional truths, the revelations and understandings, the prose and the […]

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