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Cover Reveal for Spontaneous Human Combustion

Okay, it’s cover reveal time! My fourth short story collection, SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION will be out in March of 2022 with Turner Publishing (and their Keylight imprint). With a foreword by Brian Evenson. You can even pre-order now. Hope you all dig it! I think it’s some of my best work to date. Here is […]

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Blog Tour and Interview: Rebecca Jones-Howe

Rebecca and I go WAY back, some 17 years or so to The Cult, LitReactor, and, Write Club—three forums and workshops where we hung out and honed our craft. I’ve published her work in quite a few places—her Vile Men collection of stories at Dark House Press, “Cat Calls” in the Exigencies anthology, and then […]

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I’m Moderating a Panel on Writing Horror in a Post-Covid World. Join us!

The Horror Writers Association is proud to present the seventh installment of Skeleton Hour, which will feature a panel discussion about writing horror in a post-covid world.Panelists will include: Richard Thomas (moderator), Sarah Langan, Usman T. Malik, Josh Malerman, A.C. Wise, and Lucy A. Snyder REGISTER HERE FOR THE FREE ZOOM WEBINAR:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QA61HT1kTpSocdGUu-nmXQ Skeleton Hour is […]

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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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