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The PRISMS Anthology (PS Publishing) is Now ON SALE!

ICYMI the PRISMS anthology is now on sale over at PS Publishing. There is a hardcover and a signed/limited edition. This anthology includes my story, “Saudade.” Details below. This book looks GREAT. Get yours now! AN ANTHOLOGY edited by Darren Speegle & Michael BaileyCATEGORY SF/FantasyPUBLICATION DATE Spring 2021COVER ART Ben BaldwinPAGES 327 EDITIONS Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN  978-1-786367-04-4 [£25]100 Jacketed Hardcover signed […]

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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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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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Christmas Horror, Volume Three, Cover Reveal

Check out this awesome cover reveal for Christmas Horror, Volume 3 (Dark Regions Press) out later this year. I’ll have a reprint in here, my story, “Chrysalis.” Love the art, by Zach McCain. Very cool. Here is what Chris Morey had to say about the project on his Facebook post: We are excited to reveal […]

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Burnt Tongues is Being Re-released!

Burnt Tongues is going to be re-released with Turner Publishing, on August 25th. Very excited to share the new cover with you. Always a pleasure working with Chuck Palahniuk and Dennis Widmyer. This is an edgy, transgressive anthology that came out of The Cult workshops back in the day. (It was nominated for the Bram […]

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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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I’m Open to New Editing Clients

Just wanted to let you all know that I will have a little extra time this summer in case you have a novel that needs editing. Here are some of my past clients and projects—over 100 titles going back to 2013 (with many new titles being shopped right now). For more information on rates and […]

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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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2019 Year in Review

  2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: “Golden Sun” (novelette) with Michael Wehunt, Damien Angelica Walters, and Kristi DeMeester in Best Horror of the Year, Volume Eleven (reprint) “Undone” in Gorgon: Stories of Emergence (Pantheon Magazine) “The Caged Bird Sings in a Darkness of Its Own Creation” in Shallow Creek (STORGY) currently recommended for a Bram Stoker […]

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Storyville is NOW LIVE!

My newly expanded teaching “empire” is now LIVE! Head on over to Storyville to see what we’ve done, especially the reboot of Day of Reckoning (signing up now for 2020). Lots of classes, something for everyone. This is basically just a dedicated website for all of the previous classes I’ve taught, plus some new ventures: Short […]

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