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Best Horror of the Year, Volume Eleven. I’m IN IT!

The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Eleven, edited by Ellen Datlow, is out today. LOVE that cover art. It includes work by Laird Barron, Joe Hill, John Langan, and Gemma Files, among others, as well as “Golden Sun,” a novelette I co-wrote with Kristi DeMeester, Michael Wehunt, and Damien Angelica Walters. Pick up your […]

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I’m in The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Eleven!

So, wow, this is a dream come true. For the past eleven years, one of my white whales, those elusive goals, has been to make it into The Best Horror of the Year, and it’s finally happened. (I’ve been long-listed seven times.) I’ll be in Volume Eleven, out in September of this year. It’s for […]

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Interview with Brian Hodge (Part Two): It’s All the Same Road in the End

Part Two of my group interview with Brian Hodge continues, with his second story in The Best Horror of the Year—quite the accomplishment. Read on! “It’s All the Same Road in the End” (Originally in The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu, edited by Paula Guran, and reprinted in The Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow.) […]

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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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Two Honorable Mentions for Best Horror of the Year

Thrilled that my stories, “Repent” (in Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories) and “The Offering on the Hill” (in Chiral Mad 3) were both honorable mentions / long-listed for Best Horror of the Year. Both anthologies were also nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. Wow, what an honor, thrilled. Thank you Michael Bailey, Doug Murano, and D Alexander […]

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“From Within” a 2016 Notable Story at storySouth Million Writers Awards

Well, here’s some great news. My story, “From Within” was just named a 2016 Notable Story by storySouth, as part of the Million Writers Award. In great company. This story was originally published in Slave Stories: Scenes from the Slave State (Omnium Gatherum) edited by Chris Kelso, and reprinted at Cease, Cows. Thanks, H.L. Nelson […]

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I Made the Long List for Best Horror of the Year (TWICE!)

Whenever Ellen Datlow puts our her long list for Best Horror of the Year, I rush over to see if I made the list. (I imagine quite a few of us do that, right? LOL). Thrilled to see that I made it TWICE this year (which is a first) for “From Within,” in Slave Stories: […]

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“Asking for Forgiveness” long-listed for Best Horror of the Year, Seven

Thrilled that “Asking for Forgiveness” made the long-list for Best Horror of the Year, Volume Seven. Thanks, Craig Wallwork and Kelly Boyker Guillemette for publishing it at Menacing Hedge. Congrats to ALL of my many friends who made the list as well. WAY TOO MANY to even list here, which just thrills me to no […]

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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: July 27, 2021 SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION (Turner Publishing / Keylight Books) LIMINAL STORIES “Rotten to the Core” (Cemetery Gate Media) PRISMS “Saudade” (PS Publishing) Nightside Codex “In His House” (Silent […]

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