Burnt Tongues (Medallion Press) Table of Contents Released
Posted on April 20, 2013 3 Comments
We can finally announce the full table of contents for Burnt Tongues (Medallion Press) a collection of transgressive short stories edited by Chuck Palahniuk, Dennis Widmyer and myself. Out in 2014. Introduction by Chuck Palahniuk Live This Down by Neil Krolicki Charlie by Chris Lewis Carter Paper by Gayle Towell Mating Calls by Tony Liebhard […]
Medallion Press buys Burnt Tongues, edited by Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas, and Dennis Widmyer
Posted on April 5, 2013 Leave a Comment
Burnt Tongues, a collection of transgressive short stories, has been years in the making. Back when I was just a reader, plowing through 100+ stories a month for over a year, I wondered if it would ever happen. I have to give thanks to the hard work of Chuck Palahniuk, Dennis Widmyer, and so many […]
Blurbs are in for Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press) out in March.
Posted on February 19, 2013 2 Comments
Thank you so much to Lisa, Kealan, Damien, Max and Caren. These are five fantastic authors, and I’m honored to have their support for this collection. “The stories in STARING INTO THE ABYSS are little literary predators that are smart, savage, and stealthy, with a lethal pounce at the end. Readers who enjoy finely-crafted and […]
FREE eSingle, “Transmogrify” to release before Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press)
Posted on February 3, 2013 4 Comments
We’re going to be giving away a FREE eSingle of my contemporary vampire short story, “Transmogrify” soon. Cinder (Cindy to her friends) feeds on negative energy—she’s a psychic vampire, or energivore, a bit of a twist on the classic tale. It’s in my upcoming collection of neo-noir and horror stories, Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken […]
Release the Kraken! My short story collection, Staring Into the Abyss, will be out later this year.
Posted on January 10, 2013 Leave a Comment
That’s right, my second short story collection, Staring Into the Abyss, will be out later this year from Kraken Press. It’s a collection of 20 dark stories, neo-noir leaning towards horror, and some of my best work to date. Want to know more? Head over to their website or just keep reading. We’re targeting March, […]
My review of Vampire Conditions by Brian Allen Carr is up at The Nervous Breakdown
Posted on December 31, 2012 Leave a Comment
My review is now live at The Nervous Breakdown. But don’t let the title fool you, Vampire Conditions by Brian Allen Carr is not about teeth, and bats and the homesteads of pale night fliers. These stories will drain you, emotionally, and leave you spent, but alive. In a good way.
Bar Scars by Nik Korpon
Posted on October 1, 2012 1 Comment
When I think back to when and where my writing career really started, about five years ago, one of the first names that pops into my head is Nik Korpon. He was there when I discovered what neo-noir was all about, and he’s been a brother-in-arms ever since. With the release of Bar Scars (Snubnose […]
New Storyville Column is Live – All About Narrative Hooks
Posted on September 20, 2012 Leave a Comment
New Storyville column is now up, all about writing narrative hooks. I focus on some of the work of southern gothic author Ron Rash. How do get your audience’s attention with one line? Icebergs and red herrings, what are those? In medias res, have you heard that said before? It’s Latin. And which of these […]
My debut short story collection, Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press) is now OUT.
Posted on September 17, 2012 Leave a Comment
OUT NOW. Table of Contents Unzipped Your Enemies Will Devour You A Bird in the Hand Released Herniated Roots Seeing Red Gateway Say Yes to Pleasure Terrapin Station Daybreak Three Mistakes Descent The Jenny Store Tinkering With the Moon Kiss Off Dyer PRAISE: “Richard Thomas’s stories are filled with a kind of dark magic shot […]
My review of Little Sinners and Other Stories by Karen Brown is live at The Nervous Breakdown
Posted on September 13, 2012 Leave a Comment
Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, Little Sinners and Other Stories by Karen Brown is fantastic collection of stories. I’m calling it “suburban noir” because Karen focuses on the dark events that happen in these otherwise idyllic settings. I first heard of Karen when she had a story, “Galatea” in the Best […]