I Did a Podcast—Retro Ridoctopus, and Had a Blast!
Posted on March 14, 2023 Leave a Comment
“We locked him up in THE BRIG to talk about his newest release “Spontaneous Human Combustion” which has made the final ballot for the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards! The discussion turns to famous authors who have helped him along the way and plenty of stuff about the craft itself. And later on, Richard reads us […]
Spontaneous Human Combustion is a Bram Stoker Award Finalist!
It’s official! Spontaneous Human Combustion has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in the Fiction Collection category! The email just went out. Best of luck to everyone on the ballot—so many friends, peers, and students. Very exciting.
Spontaneous Human Combustion Makes the Locus 2022 Recommended Reading List!
Posted on February 1, 2023 Leave a Comment
Glad to see that my fourth collection of stories, SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION, made the 2022 Locus Recommended Reading List. My hybrid work often combines horror with fantasy or science fiction, so it means a lot to be on this list. I didn’t plan on my novelette, “Ring of Fire” (which closes out the collection) being […]
Spontaneous Human Combustion ON SALE!
Posted on November 15, 2022 Leave a Comment
Both the hardcover and paperback of SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION are on sale right now. 37% off the HC ($20.10) and 22% off the PB ($15.50). Best prices I’ve seen. ENJOY! I think it’s some of my best work to date. The perfect gift for the horror fan in your life. OTHER REVIEWS: “Thomas breathes fresh […]
Featured Author for October at SCLS.
Posted on October 26, 2022 Leave a Comment
What a nice profile of me over at the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey. I always appreciate the kind words. Click over to read more or just glance below.
Excellent Review of SHC at Locus Magazine by Gabino Iglesias!
Posted on April 22, 2022 Leave a Comment
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.”
My Third STARRED Review for Spontaneous Human Combustion!
Posted on March 9, 2022 Leave a Comment
🤩🤩🤩 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 […]
Release the Kraken! Spontaneous Human Combustion is Out Today!
Posted on February 22, 2022 Leave a Comment
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 […]
Spontaneous Human Combustion Foreword, by Brian Evenson
Posted on February 21, 2022 Leave a Comment
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 […]
Spontaneous Human Combustion Releases in THREE DAYS. Here Is What People Are Saying.
Posted on February 19, 2022 Leave a Comment
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 […]