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New Interview is Live, With Robert Stahl, Where We Talk About Spontaneous Human Combustion.

Robert Stahl is a student, peer, and friend of mine. He wanted to dig in deeper to my upcoming short story collection, SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION (out on 2/22/22 with Turner Publishing). Click on over and read his review as well as my thoughts on some of the stories. Warning—there ARE spoilers. Books are shipping now, […]

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Another STARRED Review for Spontaneous Human Combustion! This Time at Library Journal!

Thrilled to get another STARRED review of SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION, this time over at Library Journal. Totally made my day. Very exciting.

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Blog Tour Stop: Whitesands by Johann Thorsonn

Whitesands is an amazing book, which I’ve blurbed (see art above). Johann stops by to answer ten questions, so take a peek and then pick up a copy today! ONE: Tell me about your book—a brief synopsis, genre/s, and tone. ANSWER: Whitesands is a paranormal thriller. It is about Detective John Dark, whose daughter has […]

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Sneak Peek!

Sneak peek at the interior layout for my fourth short story collection, SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION, with new, original illustrations for each story! Out 2/22/22.

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I’ve Signed With Turner Publishing for My Fourth Short Story Collection, Spontaneous Human Combustion!

BIG NEWS! I’m thrilled to announce that my fourth short story collection, SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION, will be out with Turner Publishing in early 2022. They did a great job with the Burnt Tongues re-release, so I decided to partner with them again. More details to come. It’ll cover the best of my work from the […]

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Podcast Interview Over at The Ladies of the Fright

Thank you so much to Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera for having me on the Ladies of the Fright podcast. Such a wonderful conversation. Hope it inspires you all. ENJOY!

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The Caged Bird Sings in a Darkness of Its Own Creation

NOTE FROM RICHARD: This story was originally published in the Shallow Creek anthology. I am sharing it here so that you might read it this Halloween season and get a shiver, or perhaps a flush of excitement, or maybe have some strange epiphany about the state of our existence. Whatever your reaction, I hope you […]

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50 Films to Know Me

I’m not saying these are the best movies ever (though many are favorites), and I have divided this up into ten different categories, but I thought it might be fun to share this with you all. These are movies that shocked and amazed me, films that horrified and inspired me, work that has influenced my […]

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“Ring of Fire” Makes Preliminary Bram Stoker Award Ballot!

  I’m thrilled to announce my novelette, “Ring of Fire,” has made the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Award in the Long Fiction category. This was one of the most difficult stories I’ve ever written. I knew going in that pairing horror and lust was going to be difficult—not echoing Hellraiser, avoiding anything that […]

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Award Eligible Work

I have a few stories that are eligible for various award nominations—Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, etc. “Ring of Fire” is a sf/fantasy/horror hybrid, set in an isolated arctic location. It’s novelette length, inspired by Annihilation, The Warren, and various A24 films. This was a real challenge to write, but I […]

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