“Wish Bones” accepted for Timber Ghost Press’ DEAD STARS AND STONE ARCHES: A UTAH HORROR ANTHOLOGY
I’m beyond thrilled to announce that my short story, “Wish Bones”—a cosmic horror piece set in 1873 Utah—has found a home in Timber Ghost Press’ Dead Stars and Stone Arches: A Collection of Utah Horror!
I don’t want to give any spoilers, so the only thing I’ll say beyond this right now is that this is an anthology you won’t want to miss—especially if you enjoy the burgeoning subgenre that is Old West Horror. I will tell you that this was my very first attempt at writing in this genre, and since TGP specializes in this, I was quite surprised and honored that the story was accepted.
I’m also really happy with how I smashed the state’s early religious history and well-known paleontological discoveries together to create something even I wasn’t expecting. And a very special shout-out goes to my friend Bruce Shillinglaw–my very helpful dinosaur expert, without whom I wouldn’t have had my facts straight.
I will keep you posted on the release date!
Posted on January 10, 2022, in Ghost Stories, Horror Stories, News, Short Stories and tagged cosmic horror stories like HP Lovecraft, Dead Stars and Stone Arches: A Collection of Utah Horror, stories about fossils, stories set in Utah, Timber Ghost Press, trilobite fossil, western horror. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Congratulations! I’m sure you had to do a lot of research for this story. That fossil is super cool.
Thank you! I DID. I know more about the parts of a covered wagon than I EVER WANTED TO! But I like stories in which I have to do a lot of research. That’s part of the fun, and it’s much easier now with the Internet. When I was younger, I would have to spend whole afternoons in the library. Not that that’s a bad thing–it’s just that it’s easier.