Cover Reveal and Release Date

After much anticipation, PICKMAN’S GALLERY has a rapidly approaching release date. Scheduled for release on August 18th (HPL’s birthday), my story “Beyond the Veil of Pretty Pink Lies” is one of seventeen tales in this anthology inspired by Lovecraft’s Pickman’s Model. I’m extremely proud of Pretty Pink Lies, and find it particularly fitting that it comes one year after being unable to attend NecronomiCom (the intended publication date), which ultimately resulted in my writing hiatus and tangential pursuit of painting. Perhaps this series of coincidences will bring me back to the written word, but in the meantime, snag  a copy of PICKMAN’S GALLERY (I’ll post a link as soon as it’s available) and check out what may or may not be my final story.

As always, thanks for reading.

 

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2018 Update

It’s been quiet on the writing front, and so I haven’t posted an update in a while. The plan has been to take a break for a while and focus on other creative endeavors. Still, there are a few announcements I’d like to make about the upcoming year.

INTERVIEW

As part of 2018 Women in Horror Month, I participated in a roundtable interview series hosted by Gwendolyn Kiste. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a TOC with Gwendolyn on two occasions, and am beyond pleased that her debut fiction collection, AND HER SMILE WILL UNTETHER THE UNIVERSE, is a Bram Stoker Award Finalist. See what I and the other panelists had to say at Gwendolyn’s blog.

APPEARANCE

Next month, I will be in San Jose to attend THE OUTER DARK SYMPOSIUM ON THE GREATER WEIRD 2018. From the registration page:

“The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird is a one-of-a-kind immersive one-day event featuring approximately 12 hours of panels, readings, signings and social activities centered around contemporary Weird and speculative fiction. The second annual event will be held at the Winchester Mystery House, one of the Weirdest Places in the U.S. ”

If you’re interested in joining me, you can register here. But don’t wait too long –  attendance is limited to 75. If you can’t attend, but still want to help out and/or get some cool swag, check out the IndieGoGo Campaign.

Don’t forget to listen to The Outer Dark Podcast. Check out Episode 27: A Strange and Darksome Night to hear what the crew thought of my story “When Dark-Eyed Ophelia Sings.”

NEW PUBLICATION

I have one new story currently scheduled for publication. “Beyond The Veil of Pretty Pink Lies” will appear in Pickman’s Gallery from Ulthar Press. I’ll post photos, links, and prices as soon as they are available. The full Table of Contents is below.

  • “A Photograph from Life” Robert M. Price
  • “Beyond the Veil of Pretty Pink Lies” Rebecca J. Allred
  • “The Ghulistan Affair” Sam Inabinet
  • “Eigenspace X” Mike Chinn
  • “A Creak in the Floor, A Slant of Light” Victoria Dalpe
  • “The Ghoul’s Portrait” Josh Reynolds
  • “One Night South of the Border” Paul McNamee
  • “The Cleaner’s Tale” Tom Johnstone
  • “The Medium and the Message” LC von Hessen
  • “Pickman’s Model” Moe Lane
  • “For Susannah” Tom Lynch
  • “A Pickman Original” Logan Noble
  • “Pigman” Max Stanton
  • “Pickman’s Muse” Kenneth Heard
  • “The Studies of Dr. Reid” Peter Rawlik
  • “The Pickman Revival” Steven Vance

 

NOW AVAILABLE IN AUDIO FORMAT

For the first time, my work is now available as an audio story. “From the Fertile Dark” is available to listen to for free at Psuedopod!

 

NEW  PROJECTS

That’s it on the writing front. At the start of the post I mentioned taking a break to work on other projects, so I’ve attached a few photos of the things I’ve been creating while I recharge and find my words. Thanks for checking in. More news soon, I hope. 🙂

 

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Release Day: Horror Library, Volume 6

Horror Library, Volume 6 is now available for purchase! 

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The multiple Bram Stoker Award® nominated Horror Library anthology series is back!

Shepherded by new editor Eric J. Guignard — himself a past Stoker winner — Horror Library Volume 6 is imbued with a new level of literary energy and purpose. It features 27 brand new horror short stories, written by 27 different authors, including well-known pros and up-and-coming new talents.

As always, if you’d like a snapshot of where modern literary horror fiction is headed, you’ve found the right book.

Don’t miss Horror Library Volume 6! The Librarian wants to see YOU.

2016 Bram Stoker Awards Finalists

The final ballot for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards has been released, and I’m pleased to see that BORDERLANDS 6 is among the contenders for Superior Achievement in an Anthology.  Winners will be announced in April at the second annual StokerCon.

Here’s a full list of this year’s nominees. Congratulations to everyone on the ballot, and best of luck!

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Hand, Elizabeth – Hard Light: A Cass Neary Crime Novel (Minotaur Books)
Jones, Stephen Graham – Mongrels (William Morrow)
Langan, John – The Fisherman (Word Horde)
MacLeod, Bracken – Stranded: A Novel (Tor Books)
Tremblay, Paul – Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Barnett, Barbara – The Apothecary’s Curse (Pyr Books)
Chapman, Greg – Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Deady, Tom – Haven (Cemetery Dance Publications)
Garza, Michelle and Lason, Melissa – Mayan Blue (Sinister Grin Press)
Wytovich, Stephanie – The Eighth (Dark Regions Press)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Alexander, Maria – Snowed (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Brozek, Jennifer – Last Days of Salton Academy (Ragnarok Publishing)
Cosimano, Elle – Holding Smoke (Hyperion-Disney)
Roberts, Jeyn – When They Fade (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Sirowy, Alexandra – The Telling (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Bunn, Cullen – Blood Feud (Oni Press)
Chambers, James – Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe (Moonstone)
de Campi, Alex – No Mercy, Vol. 2 (Image Comics)
Kirkman, Robert – Outcast by Kirkman&Azaceta, Vol 3 This Little Light (Image Comics)
Miller, Mark Alan and Lansdale, Joe R. –The Steam Man (Dark Horse Books)
Moore, Alan – Providence, Act 1 (Avatar Press)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Cushing, Nicole – The Sadist’s Bible (01Publishing)
Edelman, Scott – That Perilous Stuff (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
LaValle, Victor – The Ballad of Black Tom (Tor.com)
Malerman, Josh – The Jupiter Drop (You, Human) (Dark Regions Press)
Waggoner, Tim – The Winter Box (DarkFuse)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Bailey, Michael – Time is a Face on the Water (Borderlands 6) (Borderlands Press)
Bodner, Hal – A Rift in Reflection (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
Golden, Christopher – The Bad Hour (What the #@&% is That?) (Saga Press)
Mannetti, Lisa – ArbeitMacht Frei(Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Crawl Space (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume #2016/Issue#8) (Dell Magazines)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Barron, Laird – Swift to Chase (JournalStone)
Chizmar, Richard – A Long December (Subterranean Press)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror (Mysterious Press)
O’Neill, Gene – Lethal Birds (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Schwaeble, Hank – American Nocturne (Cohesion Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Campbell, Josh, Chazelle, Damien, and Stuecken, Matthew – 10 Cloverfield Lane (Paramount Pictures)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: The Vanishing of Will Byers (Episode 01: Chapter One) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: The Upside Down (Episode 01: Chapter Eight) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Eggers, Robert – The VVitch (Parts and Labor, RT Features, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Code Red Productions, Scythia Films, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Mott Street Pictures, Pulse Films, and Very Special Projects)
Logan, John – Penny Dreadful: A Blade of Grass (Episode 03:04) Showtime Presents in association with SKY, Desert Wolf Productions, Neal Street Productions)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Bailey, Michael – Chiral Mad 3 (Written Backwards)
Manzetti, Alessandro – The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing)
Monteleone, Thomas F. and Monteleone, Oliva F. – Borderlands 6 (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
Mosiman, Billie Sue – Fright Mare-Women Write Horror (DM Publishing)
Murano, Doug and Ward, D. Alexander – Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Braudy, Leo – Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural(Yale University Press)
Franklin, Ruth – Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Olson, Danel P. – Guillermo del Toro’s “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press)
Poole, W. Scott – In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death and Extraordinary Afterlife of H. P. Lovecraft (Soft Skull Press)
Skal, David J. – Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote
Dracula (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Tibbetts, John – The Gothic Worlds of Peter Straub (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Boston, Bruce and Manzetti, Alessandro – Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria)
Collings, Michael R. – Corona Obscura: Poems Dark and Elemental (self-published)
Gailey, Jeannine Hall – Field Guide to the End of the World: Poems (Moon City Press)
Simon, Marge – Small Spirits (Midnight Town Media)
Wytovich, Stephanie M. – Brothel (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Publication Announcement: When Dark-Eyed Ophelia Sings

I’m pleased to announce that my story “When Dark-Eyed Ophelia Sings” will be included in Nightscript III, edited by C.M. Muller. If you missed them, Volumes I and II are currently on sale (I also have a story in Volume II). The full TOC and cover for Volume III are below. Nightscript III will be available for purchase October 1, 2017.


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“The Flower Unfolds” — Simon Strantzas
“Downward” — Amar Benchikhanightscript-3-half-cover
“What Little Boys Are Made Of” — Malcolm Devlin
“Grizzly” — M.K. Anderson
“Might Be Mordiford” — Charles Wilkinson
“Palankar” — Daniel Braum
“The Gestures Remain” — Christi Nogle
“House of Abjection” — David Peak
“The Undertow, and They That Dwell Therein” — Clint Smith
“A Place With Trees” — Rowley Amato
“The Familiar” — Cory Cone
“Liquid Air” — Inna Effress
“The Beasts Are Sleep” — Adam Golaski
“The Witch House” — Jessica Phelps
“On the Edge of Utterance” — Stephen J. Clark
“Homeward Bound Now, Paulino” — Armel Dagorn
“The Affair” — James Everington
“When Dark-Eyed Ophelia Sings” — Rebecca J. Allred
“We, the Rescued” — John Howard
“Twenty Miles and Running” — Christian Riley
“Something You Leave Behind” — David Surface
“Young Bride” — Julia Rust
“The Other Side of the Hill” — M.R. Cosby