The Top A24 Films, and Where to Start
Posted on November 30, 2018 6 Comments
Warning: There are spoilers below. Also, all data, figures, and rankings were accurate as of August 2, 2018. In an age of remakes, spin-offs, and watered-down franchises, A24 Films is bringing unique movies to the big screen, with astounding results. A film distribution company rarely gets much attention—they are behind the scenes, unnoticed. They buy […]
BEHOLD!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders wins Bram Stoker Award!
Posted on March 4, 2018 Leave a Comment
So excited to announce that BEHOLD!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders (Crystal Lake Publishing) has won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology. Doug Murano was an excellent editor, always a pleasure to work with him. My story “Hiraeth” was really out there, and Doug worked with me on it, and even accepted the EDGIER version, […]
Art Reveal for “Hiraeth” in Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders.
Posted on June 18, 2017 Leave a Comment
Art reveal! Luke Spooner interprets my story “Hiraeth,” a tale about the wondrous power of the stories we tell ourselves. Love this interior art, such emotion and symbolism, which, when you read the story you’ll totally understand. Always a huge fan of Luke’s work. Fun fact: The word “hiraeth” is defined as a yearning or […]
Cover Reveal For Gamut, Issue One
Posted on December 16, 2016 3 Comments
Here’s the official cover for Issue One of Gamut. (The eBook.) What are your thoughts? Artwork by Luke Spooner. Don’t forget, subscriptions are 20% off until the end of December, so if you’ve been waiting to subscribe, now is the time! Makes a great stocking stuffer for writers and readers alike! Spread the word. (This […]
Interior art reveal for my story, “Repent” in Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
Posted on May 14, 2016 Leave a Comment
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 […]
Day Seven Update! So much to share.
Posted on February 8, 2016 Leave a Comment
WE’RE OVER $16,000! And there are a lot of new rewards: We added postcard sets, so be sure to check those out, with work by Luke Spooner, Bob Crum, Daniele Serra, George Cotronis, and Jennifer Moore. Michael Bailey added a ton of excellent Written Backwards books, in some really cool packages as well. We added […]
Gamut Magazine: What’s This Website All About?
Posted on December 22, 2015 44 Comments
(Art by Luke Spooner) “Now that short fiction has become as standardized as the SATs and Common Core—all in order to ‘judge’ and ‘rank’ writers—I’m excited to see what Richard Thomas brings to the game. Gamut will be the new magazine not written for the little old lady in Dubuque.” —Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight […]
Exigencies, which I edited for Dark House Press, is out NOW!
Posted on June 2, 2015 Leave a Comment
Edited by Richard Thomas, Foreword by Chuck Wendig, cover art by Daniele Serra, and interior illustrations by Luke Spooner. Includes “Wilderness” by Letitia Trent, “Monster Season” by Joshua Blair,“Cat Calls” by Rebecca Jones-Howe, “Ceremony of the White Dog” by Kevin Catalano, “The Armadillo” by Heather Foster, “The Last Manuscript” by Usman T. Malik, “Single Lens […]
The New Black (Dark House Press) releases TODAY!
Posted on May 13, 2014 2 Comments
Today is the official release date of THE NEW BLACK! This neo-noir anthology is the first I’ve ever edited and it’s also the first Dark House Press title. I’m honored that so many gifted authors were willing to be a part of this book. I can’t thank them enough for taking the time, and for […]
The first blurb for THE NEW BLACK is Jack Ketchum
Posted on February 23, 2014 Leave a Comment
The first blurb for THE NEW BLACK, a neo-noir anthology that I edited for Dark House Press, is now in. It’s from horror giant, Jack Ketchum: “THE NEW BLACK ought to be the New High Standard for dark fiction anthologies. It’s loaded with intelligence and talent. Every one of the pieces in this extraordinary compilation […]