Welcome to the store! Like hard copies on your shelves? Here’s where you can find links to where my work is available for purchase; most of the links go to the Amazon print links, but many anthologies are available for e-book platforms like Kindle and Nook. Visit the Read My Work page for instant access to stories that are available free of charge in various e-zines. (Also note I try to check all of the links on this page frequently to ensure things are still available. If you come across a broken link or the work is no longer in print, please feel free to reach out to me on my Contact Page).
In addition, I’ve had many stories published so long ago that the publications they were in are out of print (yes! There was a time when things went out of print forever!) If you read something of mine long ago (like between the 1980s and 2008) and can’t find it, please reach out to me through my Contact Page. Chances are I have copies of stuff lying around I can send to you.
COMING APRIL 30, 2019!
THE SHADOWS BEHIND
(Books and Boos Press)
In the shadows, monsters lurk.
In this disturbing collection, a hungry volcano demands more and a talking piranha predicts the future. A plastic Easter bunny taunts a struggling husband, ancient Egyptian jars tempt a former convict, and a man-eating tree mocks a bereft mother. Kudzu devours a sleeping town, and seagull bones whisper long-buried secrets.
These monsters are simply stand-ins for those we face every day: shape-shifting grief and overwhelming terror; soul-consuming love and all-possessing rage. We can rail against them or embrace them, but they are always there.
Waiting, and unconquerable.
(Vagabondage Press Books/Dark Alley Press, 2012)
The Pushcart-nominated novel that Sci-Fi Saturday Night calls “deeply disturbing in the best way possible.” Available in print, for Kindle and all e-formats. Watch the trailer over at my Book Trailers page.
SKELETONS IN THE SWIMMIN’ HOLE: TALES FROM HAUNTED DISNEY WORLD
A collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks. Watch the trailer over at my Book Trailers page.
THIS POISONED GROUND
(Dark Alley Press, 2014)
Just after dawn on the hottest day East Providence has endured in a hundred summers, Todd, a bit of a ladies’ man, finds his prized rose bush dead. This is only the first in an ever-more-ominous series of events, and someone…or something…is trying to invade his home. In the tradition of “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “Ligeia,” and Aura comes a gripping tale of love, lust…and regret. Watch the trailer over at my Book Trailers page.
THREE ON A MATCH
(Books & Boos Press, 2017)
PLAY WITH MATCHES AND YOU MIGHT GET BURNED…contains my novella “Splendid Chyna.” Cece’s hoping for a fresh start for her and her family when she moves to Kissimmee, but soon terrifying visions, strange artifacts, and her daughter’s erratic behavior prove that some dark secrets can’t be left behind. Although she’s done with the past, it’s not done with her—and she may be doomed to repeat it.
INK STAINS VOLUME 7: DECAY
(Dark Alley Press, 2018)
Decay is a pervasive ghost doesn’t only haunt the physical world; it invades our bodies, minds, relationships, and societies. It is inevitable; we are helpless to stop it. In these stories, one man is suddenly stalked by the same hooded figure that pursued his terminally ill father, while another stalks the world’s evil at great cost to himself. A woman who’s recently picked up smoking undergoes a monstrous transformation, another reels when she sees her boyfriend for what he truly is, and North Pole elves experience heartbreak for the first time. There are more; fifteen tales in all. Edited by me and featuring work by Elizabeth Allen, Kaitlyn Downing, Dorianne Emmerton, Bri Faythe, Jackie Logsted, Robert Mayette, Megan Neumann, Pablo Patiño, Daniel Pearlman, Christopher Petersen, Travis D. Roberson, Heather Sullivan, Page Sullivan, Mary Thorson, Taro Turner and Rhonda Zimlich.
JITTER PRESS #7
(Prolific Press, 2018)
Contains my short story “All Dolled Up,” which I wrote for my friend Kristina’s birthday…a girl who ghost writes Ebay listings for supposedly haunted dolls is about to get a message–but not from a new client.
(Great Old Ones Publishing, 2017)
If the clown in IT just isn’t enough for you, then you won’t want to miss my short story “We’ve Always Been Here,” which appears exclusively in this collection. The anthology also features a foreword by actor Dan Lench and work by Patrick Lacey, M.J. Preston and Philip C. Perron (there are many more talented writers in there, but these guys and I call ourselves The Martini Society, so I REALLY wanted to mention them!)
MURDER AMONG FRIENDS: MYSTERIES INSPIRED BY THE LIFE AND WORKS OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
(Post Mortem Press, 2017)
On an isolated island in the middle of Lake Winnipesaukee, something awaits. Contains my ghostly mystery, “The Cricket in the Wall.” All proceeds benefit the Whittier Birthplace Museum in Haverhill, MA.
INK STAINS (A DARK FICTION ANTHOLOGY), VOL. 3
(Dark Alley Press, 2017)
The couple who purchases the abandoned Christmas Tree Farm in “Blood on the Snow” has no idea there are other things living in those overgrown fields…
DARK PASSAGES II: TALES FROM THE BLACK HIGHWAY
(Skinwalker Press, 2016)
Set in Maui, the short story “Mujina” centers on a woman struggling with her loss of identity after a car crash leaves her lame and with permanent damage to her eyesight and memory…until she buys a painting of the Hana Highway.
(Great Old Ones Publishing, 2016)
Sometimes things run just a little too deep…”Roots,” based on the urban legend of The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar, appears here.
TRICKS & TREATS: A COLLECTION OF SPOOKY STORIES BY CONNECTICUT AUTHORS
(Books & Boos Press, 2016)
Contains my short story “Crawl.” Watch out for that baby blanket!
SNOWBOUND WITH ZOMBIES: TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL
(Stories inspired by the poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier for the benefit of the Whittier Birthplace Museum in Haverhill, MA ~ Post Mortem Press, September, 2015).
I chose the poem “Telling the Bees” to inspire my tale “Shreds of Black.”
(Please note: ALL proceeds go to the museum).
FROM THE CORNER OF YOUR EYE: A CRYPTIDS ANTHOLOGY
(Great Old Ones Publishing, June, 2015)
The main volume, which features an introduction by screenwriter Jamie Nash (Altered, Lovely Molly, Exists), will contain my short story “Stones,” about the Pope Lick Monster. A teaser collection of five stories will include my short story “Roots,” about the maneating tree of Madagascar.
ANTHOLOGY YEAR THREE: DISTANT DYING EMBER
(The Four Horsemen, January 2015)
When you ask about the future, you might not like the answer. Features my story “skin&hair teeth&bones.”
BUGS: TALES THAT SLITHER, CREEP, AND CRAWL
(Great Old Ones Publishing, 2014)
What happens when a jealous bridesmaid is out of control at an entomology-themed wedding? Find out in my short story “Shitty Almonds.”
SHOCK TOTEM 8.5: HOLIDAY TALES OF THE MACABRE AND TWISTED – VALENTINE’S DAY 2014
(Shock Totem, 2014)
What broke my heart for the very first time? The answer might surprise you…find out in my non-fiction piece “Something to Chew On.” But this little book contains a wonderful variety of fiction and nonfiction pieces, and some of the fiction will just blow your mind (“Clocks” by Darrell Schweitzer is one of my favorites).
(NEHW Press, 2013)
Contains my story “To Chance Tomorrow”: In a future where life is eternal, teen-aged Mich struggles to accept her father’s abandonment. Her much-older boyfriend’s unorthodox birthday gift seems to provide some comfort—until his jilted admirer shows up. In the tradition of “The Light of Other Days” and “Obstinate Uncle Otis” comes a tale of grief…and what it truly means to be broken.
The story joins a dozen terrifying new tales from Christopher Golden, James A. Moore, Robert Duperre, Michael Evans, and more!
Watch the trailer over at my Book Trailers page.
CANOPIC JARS: TALES OF MUMMIES AND MUMMIFICATION
(Great Old Ones Publishing, 2013)
Contains the short story “Jarring Lucas,” written especially for this anthology: When Lucas is released from prison, he buys an isolated castle near his hometown of Myrtle Beach, hoping to bury his past and live in peace. But when his childhood friend Leza wants to make peace of her own, Lucas begins to feel like something’s watching him…and that some things won’t stay buried.
Watch the trailer over at my Book Trailers page!
UNNATURAL TALES OF THE JACKALOPE
(Western Legends Press, 2012)
Who doesn’t love the jackalope? John Palisano, the author of NERVES, dons his editing hat to bring us lots of fun stories about this almost-never-celebrated strange creature of the desert. Contains my very dark tale, “The Thing Inside.” Watch the trailer over on my Book Trailers page.
LOVE NOTES: A COLLECTION OF ROMANTIC POETRY
(Vagabondage Press, 2012)
Contains my poem “Today.”
WAKE THE WITCH
(Wicked East Press, 2012)
Contains my story “Whether Girl.” “Whether Girl” originally appeared in a print-only magazine back in the mid-2000s that’s no longer available, so it’s great to have it back in circulation here.
IN POE’S SHADOW
(Dark Opus Press, 2011)
If you’re into Poe, you should definitely own this collection. Each story in it is inspired by a specific Poe piece. Includes my story “Vanity,” which is inspired by Poe’s “The Oval Portrait.”
THE BATTERED SUITCASE
Volume Three Issue 3 (Winter 2010)
Featuring “Waterproof,” which editor Fawn Neun calls “eerily touching.” The link below takes you to the page for purchasing the digital version. There are print editions available also, so surf if you’re interested in that. The hard copies are beautiful and worth owning.
ECLECTIC FLASH’S BEST OF 2010 ANTHOLOGY
Contains my flash piece “Shell Game.”
(Static Movement, 2010)
Featuring “Bridging Christmas.” However, the reason you should buy this is so that you can read a never-before published story that was penned in the mid-1980s by very awesome science fiction author Daniel Pearlman.
(Volume 1, September 2010)
Featuring “Shell Game”–one of my very few pieces of flash fiction. You can purchase a hard copy here!
Volume 13, No. 2 (2010)
Featuring “Punctuation.” For those of you who are fans of my ant stories, you definitely want this one.
(Static Movement, 2010)
A collection of stories about people plagued by unreasonable fears. Featuring “Paisley Surprise.”
MORPHEUS TALES SPECIAL UNDEAD ISSUE
A creepy collection packed with ghosts, zombies, and all manner of other things undead. Featuring “Ghost Light.”
BEACONS OF TOMORROW: SECOND COLLECTION
(Tyrannosaurus Press, 2008)
An anthology of speculative stories for every taste! Featuring “Deconstructing Fireflies.”
Contains my short story “Divining Napkins.” Note: written under the name Kristi Petersen.