I am delighted to announce that my story “Between Dry Ribs” will be The Best Horror of the Year volume 9, coming in June from Night Shade Books.  The story originally appeared in the February 2016 issue of The Dark.

New Stories: I published three new stories this year: one horror short story, one fantasy short story, and one science fiction novelette.  If you are the sort of person that nominates stories for awards, well, here ya go.  If you are the sort of person that reads (or listens to) [read more…]

Here is a perfect performance by Kate Baker of my story Between Dry Ribs at The Dark! http://thedarkmagazine.com/between-dry-ribs/#podcast  

My story “Between Dry Ribs” is online now at The Dark magazine.  The entire issue is excellent; check it out! Between Dry Ribs  

I’ve sold my story Between Dry Ribs to The Dark magazine for their February 2016 issue.  The story travels from St. Martin to Finland, in search of the healthy benefits of a good sauna.  Here’s a taste: In the mirror, the parents are studying the menu in a sort of [read more…]

I’ve got two new stories out. Spinning the Thread is out in the Autumn 2014 issue of Kaleidotrope.  It’s a sort of historical horror dark fantasy gangster, uh, romance? The second time I woke up this morning, the shotgun was gone from between my teeth. Bridie’s fingers were on my cheek. [read more…]

My first horror story Smartmob is out at Schlock Magazine, along with a story by the fantastic Nathan Ballingrud and some more great looking stuff.  Schlock previously did an interview with me, my first interview, in fact!  They’ve just overhauled their web design, and it’s a beautiful site, full of great stories!

I’ve sold my story “Spinning the Thread” to Kaleidotrope, for publication sometime in 2014.  It’s sort of a historical fantasy gangster horror story. Sort of.  And, along with “Lost Wax” upcoming in the Asimov’s August issue, one of a set of transformational love stories.  Sort of.  

All fiction is speculative fiction. And all writing is fiction.

My fifth story, second short-enough-to-be-official short story, and first attempt at horror has passed the Shoe Review, and I’ve gotten through what I can remember of her notes, which I somehow lost, but anyway, it’s looking ready to go its own way.

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