Friday, March 27, 2015

Just Out & In The Pipeline Horror Tales By Yours Truly, Circa 2015.

You might already have missed Vox Terrae, published by Dunhams Manor Press/Dynatox Ministries, who also published my novelette, Dandelions.  It was released in January.  Limited to only 50 copies, though their might be some left over for conventions, but it's no longer in the catalogue.  Alas...


Yeah, figured it might be good to catch up on publishing credits, for the interest of those who might be, um, interested, as well as so I can keep track of things.  Busy times.

Also out in January, my surreal Lovecraftian tale, "The First and Last Performance of Varack," was included in the Omnibus edition of the Monk Punk & The Shadow of the Unknown anthologies.  An interview with an obscure musician at a strange bar along the coast of northern California leads to a performance of apocalyptic proportions.  This was from an old idea, one I'd had flitting around my head for years, finally taking shape when the request was made for this anthology.

That's it for out now, but there's a lot in the pipeline.  I'll just give you the list and will be adding more details, a post about the tales, when they are published.  I'm catching up now because there will be a lot more blog posts dealing with my debut novel, Riding the Centipede, slated for late May release. I will be posting teasers and samples and more from that soon.  As I type this, my editor/publisher at Omnium Gatherum, Kate Jonez, has started in with the edits, so it's getting close.  As for the list of upcoming tales...

"This Is How It Ends" will be in the Soul Survivors 2 anthology.  It was scheduled to be out last year, but you know how the publishing industry is.  The same thing has happened to...

"I Am..." which will be in the A Mythos Grimmly anthology, combining Fairy Tales with Lovecraftian elements.  Circumstances out of hand have delayed that as well, but both these anthologies should be out soon.

My Heavy Metal horror tale, "Moshing With Adolf" (yes, That Adolf) will be reprinted in the second edition of the Axes of Evil series. 

"The Lust Vacuum," a Weird tale set in a strip club, will be included in Dynatox A-Go-Go,  published by Dynatox Ministries.  It's available for pre-order now.  It's also a reprint and one of my earlier tales I like a lot.  You know how some earlier tales just make you shake your head in a bad way.  This is not one of them. 

"American Ghost" will be included in the Joe Pulver edited, The Leaves of the Necronomicon.  It's a novel-length round-robin exploration of the Necronomicon, each tale dealing with a different decade.  "American Ghost" takes place in the 1970s. 

"The Cooing," an atmospheric exploration of escalating tension that turns Weird will be included in the inaugural edition of CM Muller's Nightscript.

"Those Who Dwell in the Periphery" will be in the...
Ah, can't say yet, not until the publisher gives the okay. It's a subtle Weird tale, one I've had for awhile and messed with often, nipping, tucking, and tearing it apart, because I really like it, dig the idea, and always knew it would eventually become what it is now: the tale it was always meant to be. noted above, my debut novel gets dropped in the middle of all this, so there's a lot to look forward to if you're into whatever it is I am doing with words.

Also, I dabble in poetry and will have two poems--"Food For Sharks" and "Black Dog"--published in the next issue of Thirteen Myna Birds.  Quite pleased to have these out any day now.  I'll post a link in the blog when they are up.


I hope to add more tales to the list, but that's a start... 


Here's the wild cover for Monk Punk & The Shadow of the Unknown.