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The New Black (Dark House Press) releases TODAY!

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 […]

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The first blurb for THE NEW BLACK is Jack Ketchum

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 […]

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Book Covers: Work Edited and/or Published by Richard Thomas

I wanted to start a list of the beautiful book covers that I’ve either edited or published or both. I hope you enjoy the art and if you want more information, I’ve included links to Amazon, for those books that are already on the website. They are in reverse chronological order. UPDATED: July, 2016 Scratch […]

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My essay, “Ten Essential Neo-Noir Authors” is live at Flavorwire.

My essay “Ten Essential Neo-Noir Authors” is up at Flavorwire in case you missed it. What exactly is “neo-noir” and who are the voices you absolutely have to know? Click on through and read up. Maybe you’ll recognize the names and maybe you won’t, but these are some of the most powerful authors writing and […]

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Complete List of Online Interviews with Richard Thomas

This is a list of all of the interviews that I’ve done online over the years, in reverse chronological order. (Last Updated: September 2, 2022) At The Horror Tree with Jacque E. Day (9/2/22) At Lovecraft eZine with Mike Davis (6/5/22) At MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape (2/24/22) At Third Coast Review (2/22/22) At Paul Semel’s website (2/21/22) At […]

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Storyville Column is up – Top Ten Authors You’ve Never Heard Of Before

Where to start, yeah? For this column I talk about ten powerful voices in contemporary literature that you may never have heard of before. Each one of these voices is somebody that has impressed me with their words, destroyed me with the honesty and emotion, and become a name that I will follow for the […]

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Dueling Columns 3 – MFA Programs: Yes or No, with Caleb J. Ross

TODAY AS PART OF THE EPIC CALEB J. ROSS STRANGER WILL TOUR, CALEB AND I WILL DEBATE MFA PROGRAMS. HE WILL TAKE THE CON AND I WILL TAKE THE PRO. ENJOY. OH, AND PICK UP HIS BOOK, HE’S SO TALENTED. I’M HONORED TO BE ON THE SAME LABEL AS CALEB. Dueling Columns – To MFA […]

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Review of Normally Special by xTx is now live up at The Nervous Breakdown

My review of Normally Special by xTx is now live at The Nervous Breakdown. This is the debut collection from Tiny Hardcore Press and Roxane Gay. INTENSE stuff. How intense? Well, I lead off the review with this quote: “It is difficult to masturbate about your father, but not impossible, as it turns out.” This […]

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“Splintered” is live at PANK

My story “Splintered” is now up in the March issue of PANK. Thrilled to be here, alongside a ton of talented people, they do such awesome work at PANK, I can’t even begin to list the authors that came before me here that I just love. Thank you Roxane for the support. This is my […]

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The Paris Review – discount for HTMLGiant (and other fans of literary fiction)

I’ve really grown to love The Paris Review. There was a discussion over at HTMLGiant about it, and Roxane Gay was talking about how individual copies are expensive, and got this response from the people at TPR: Roxane, Peter from The Paris Review here. Thanks for such a thoughtful review–very much appreciated. Unfortunately, there’s nothing […]

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