First in print, and now online, an excellent review for SHC at Locus Magazine by Gabino Iglesias. “Richard Thomas is a seasoned professional and one of the best short story writers out there. Spontaneous Human Combustion might be his best yet.”
I have a new non-fiction essay up at the glorious Nightmare magazine. “The H Word: Pacing in Horror” explores the idea that we need to slow it all down and let it unfurl. ENJOY!
🤩🤩🤩 Wow, my THIRD! starred review for SHC. This time at Shelf Awareness. “This chilling collection of short stories, with plenty of twists and turns, as well as echoes of Lovecraft and Bradbury, probes the dark corners between the horrors humans inflict on each other and those that haunt our nightmares. This volume will please […]
I have a new essay up at Writer’s Digest entitled, “How to Write Unique Horror Fiction When Every Trope Has Already Been Used.” ENJOY!
I have a new essay up at CrimeReads, talking about my favorite new sub-genres. Click on over for more.
My fourth short story collection, SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION, is now out! Thank you all for your support. Pick up a copy, spread the word, say a few kind words—whatever works for you. Thank you to everyone at Turner, all of the authors that took the time to give me an excellent blurb, and all of […]
To say that it was a dream come true to have Brian Evenson write the foreword to this collection, well, that is an understatement. Brian’s writing has been a huge influence on my work, as much as Stephen Graham Jones, Cormac McCarthy, Mary Gaitskill, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and Will Christopher Baer. So here is […]
My fourth short story collection, Spontaneous Human Combustion will be out on 2/22/22. I honestly think it’s some of my best work to date. Not sure if it’s for you? Here are the reviews and blurbs we’ve gotten so far. REVIEWS Reviews for Spontaneous Human Combustion “Thomas breathes fresh air into the genre of dark […]
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, […]