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For Horror Films to Truly Linger, the Endings Must Resonate

(Warning: Spoilers for Suspiria, Mother!, Hereditary, and The Witch.) Over the past couple of years there has been a rejuvenation of contemporary horror films. Some are calling it “evolved horror” others might lean into “literary horror,” but whatever you want to call this impressive wave of new horror, the key to success comes in a […]

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Lost Highways Anthology is Now Out! With My Story, “Requital.”

Brand new anthology out today! Very excited to be a part of this book, so many talented authors and friends in here. My story, “Requital” is inspired by the David Lynch film, Lost Highway, and it also (hopefully) taps into the idea of justice, karma, death, and purgatory. Hope you enjoy my work, and the […]

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StokerCon 2017!

Here is my schedule for StokerCon: FRIDAY—Mini Mass Signing 10-11 AM; Shades & Shadows 8-10PM (attending) SATURDAY—Panel: Publishing, Kickstarters, Gamut and Expanding Horror (with Mercedes and Dino); Pitch Panel 2-3; Pitch Session 3-5; Stoker Awards 7-10 PM. And I’m sure a lot of other social events. See you there!

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Special Subscription Offer at Gamut for February! Buy One, Get One Free!

For the month of February we will have a special buy one, get one subscription free offer. So sign up now, and enjoy! The first two issues are out and/or uploading this month, and there are plenty of free samples to check out as well. Stop by and give us a look. We also pay […]

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2016 Awards Eligibility Post for Richard Thomas

So, I had quite a few things come out this year, and they are all eligible for award consideration. Cat Rambo was encouraging authors to do this, so here I go! (HWA for sure, as well as SFWA, etc.) The short stories were for pro pay, so those markets are definitely eligible. If you are […]

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I’m Teaching Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror & Beyond—ONLINE

I’m teaching a six-week class, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror & Beyond, over at Story Studio Chicago (online) this October. Come join the fun. Here’s more information: Description of Class If you love the incredible, futuristic, supernatural, and fantastical—this is the class for you. Whether you’re working on a project or just starting out, this six-week online […]

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The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books) is OUT TODAY!

How many years has it been since we started this project? I think at least five, my section, Golden Geese, written at the Writers in the Heartland writing residency that I was awarded back in 2011. The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books) is a dark journey—four novellas written by four authors (myself, Nik Korpon, Caleb Ross […]

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Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories is OUT!

Last year I only wrote four short stories, one of which, “Repent,” made it into this amazing anthology, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward. This is the second anthology I’ve been in with these guys, the first being Shadows Over Main Street. Oh yeah, Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman? […]

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Interior art reveal for my story, “Repent” in Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories

Interior art reveal: Artist Luke Spooner deftly captures the creeping dread and inevitable doom that propel my short story, “Repent.” Luke always manages to find the tension and heart of my work, thrilled that he once again is attached to my writing. He’s amazing, and will be a huge part of Gamut, too. Description: Awe […]

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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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