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Creepy clowns…they’ll always be here…

We've always been here art 2

I’m thrilled to announce that my short story “We’ve Always Been Here” will be appearing in Great Old Ones Publishing’s upcoming anthology Invocations.

I don’t want to say much and ruin the surprise, but I will say the first draft of this story was written last Halloween (October 31) and was inspired by yet another report of a “creepy clown” attack. Remember those?

As of today, the release date is slated for September 1. I’ll let you know when it’s available.

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New release: Read “Roots” in PERNICIOUS INVADERS

This public domain illustration is from an 1886 book called Sea and Land by J.W. Buel and depicts a person being consumed by the legendary Madagascan Man-Eating Tree.

This public domain illustration is from an 1886 book called Sea and Land by J.W. Buel. It depicts a person being consumed by the legendary Madagascan Man-Eating Tree.

My short story, “Roots” is available in the anthology Pernicious Invaders from Great Old Ones Publishing!

“Roots” is inspired by the famous legend of the Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar (read more on this here — but for a really in-depth fascinating look with lots of wonderful art, read this here), and I’m not saying more than that because it’ll ruin the story. Get your copy of Pernicious Invaders here: https://amzn.com/1539140008

Pernicious Invaders Cover

 

Who doesn’t love a little back story?

Pope Lick Railroad Trestle

The Pope Lick Monster, half man, half goat, lives under this railroad trestle in the Louisville, Kentucky area.
Photo Credit: http://www.theparklands.org/Parks/Pope-Lick-Park/30/Special-Places-Pope-Lick-Park

There’s nothing more fascinating than hearing about what spawned an idea for a short story I love, but for me what truly can’t be beat was hearing about which cryptids inspired the stories in Great Old Ones Publishing’s From the Corner of Your Eye: A Cryptids Anthology.

Writer Gregory L. Norris took the trouble to solicit back stories for those of us whose work is featured in the anthology, and several of us answered the call! You can find out what types of cryptids are lurking in the pages of the anthology here. Enjoy!

Iceland's Ice Worm

A recent video may be evidence that Iceland’s famed giant ice worm exists.

Talking it out…

Jarring Lucas Bristol Community College Honors English

Speaking to students about your work is a win-win: you get to inspire them, and you get learn things about your story you might not have seen or realized (yes, even though you wrote it—many things a writer puts into his pieces are subconscious; we’re not always aware!). Recently, I had the privilege of discussing “Jarring Lucas,” which appears in the Great Old Ones Publishing anthology CANOPIC JARS: TALES OF MUMMIES AND MUMMIFICATION with an Honors English class at Bristol Community College in Attleboro, Mass. Here we are!

“Shitty Almonds” now available in BUGS — Teaser & TOC here!

BUGS FINAL COVER 10-28-2014

What happens when a jealous bridesmaid is Read the rest of this entry

“Shitty Almonds” to appear in BUGS anthology

 

Bugs Anthology Cover

 The cover of Great Old One’s Publishing’s BUGS anthology, due out later this year. Cover design by MJ Preston.

 

My short story “Shitty Almonds” was accepted to Great Old Ones Publishing’s Bugs anthology due out later this year.

I don’t want to spoil what it’s about—Great Old Ones Publishing anthologies always contain a diverse number of pieces on their given topic, so when it comes out I’d encourage everyone to just pick it up—but I will tell you Read the rest of this entry

Reviewers open ‘CANOPIC JARS,’ find fresh scares

Canopic Jars: Tales of Mummies and Mummification

Canopic Jars: Tales of Mummies and Mummification—the anthology from Great Old Ones Publishing which includes my newest short story “Jarring Lucas”—is available and has, so far, met with positive Read the rest of this entry

Off to Anthocon…

Anthocon Logo

I’m off to Anthocon 2013! If you’re up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, come on by…it’s the official debut of the anthologies Wicked Seasons and Canopic Jars, which contain my stories “To Chance Tomorrow” and “Jarring Lucas,” respectively. Plus, it’s just a jumpin’ great time! Later!

 

“Jarring Lucas” to appear in Canopic Jars: Tales of Mummies and Mummification

Canopic Jar from Tomb of Imhotep

Canopic jars were used in ancient Egypt’s mummification process. They held the internal organs of the deceased. This one, from the tomb of Imhotep, is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, but currently it is not for public viewing. To see more examples of canopic jars, start at the MMA’s website here: http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/555729?rpp=20&pg=2&ft=canopic+jars&pos=37

My newest short story, “Jarring Lucas,” will be appearing in Great Old One Publishing’s upcoming anthology Canopic Jars: Tales of Mummies and Mummification. The final Table of Contents hasn’t been set yet, but I’m thrilled to share one with such writers as Read the rest of this entry

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