Big News

I’m pleased (understatement as a rhetorical device) to announce that my first collection of short stories will be published by Trepidatio, and imprint of JournalStone Publishing, in April of next year.

The Cuckoo Girls will include sixteen stories, half original to this collection.

Trepidatio has published not only some of my favorite writers, but also some of my favorite books of the past few years. Not only that, they produce beautiful books. Just look at a few of their pretties:

Pictured above:
Kate Jonez’s Lady Bits, S.P. Miskowski‘s Strange is the Night, Gemma Files’s Spectral Evidence, Gwendolyn Kitse’s The Rust Maidens, and Sarah Read’s Out of Water (coming in November). all beautiful covers for wonderful books.

Can you blame me for being excited?

New Short Story

I am happy to announce my story “Mother Sylvia” will appear in the forthcoming Nightscript V from Chthonic Matter. As a reader, the annual October release of this excellent collection of strange tales is one of the highlights of my year. As a writer, I’m delighted to have a second story included in the pages of N. (“The Cuckoo Girls” appeared in Nightscript I.)

No small part of my—I’m running out of synonyms for joy, happy, thrilled, over the moon, squee, etc., so fill in the ____ here—is due to the outstanding company I get to keep as a Nightscripter. Here is the TOC for the 2019 volume, as announced by CM Muller (Hidden Folk, Synth):

“Mother Sylvia”— Patricia Lillie
“The Brambles”— David McGroarty
“American House Spider” — Shannon Scott
“The Plague Victim” — Samuel M. Moss
“Sometimes We’re Cruel” — J.A.W. McCarthy
“The Orchard” — Sean Logan
“Mr. and Mrs. Kett” — Sam Hicks
“Jason’s in the Garden” — Simon Strantzas
“The Parchment Thief” — M.K. Anderson
“The Border”— Dan Stintzi
“Sin Deep” — Tracy Fahey
“Paradise Point” — M.R. Cosby
“The Surgeon” — Mary Portser
“The Surrey Alterations” — Charles Wilkinson
“Eternal Roots of Lane County” — J.C. Raye
“Wed” — Brady Golden
“The Valley” — Casilda Ferrante
“Sitting Shiver” — Adam Meyer
“One For the Wolf” — M. Lopes da Silva

If you’re unfamiliar with this excellent journal of the weird and darksome, check out the previous volumes—along with a Special Bundle Offer for the print editions—here. (Kindle editions also available).

Still on the fence? Don’t just take my word for it:

Nightscript V will be available October 1, 2019.


Before you go, over on his Real-Time Reviews blog, Des Lewis is currently reading and reviewing Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles. Read along here.

Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles

Last Saturday, 2/2, was release day for Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles, edited by CM Muller (Nightscript, Hidden Folk). I am both proud and thrilled to have my story “Zwilligslied” included in this amazing line-up.

Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles contains 22 unique visions of the “double-goer” (i.e. doppelgänger), with stories by Tim Jeffreys, Clint Smith, Patricia Lillie, Chris Shearer, Shannon Lawrence, Charles Wilkinson, Craig Wallwork, David Peak, Jason A. Wyckoff, Esther Rose, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jack Lothian, Gordon B. White, Nina Shepardson, Timothy B. Dodd, Farah Rose Smith, Tom Johnstone, Jess Landry, C.C. Adams, Tim Major, J.C. Raye, and Erica Ruppert.”

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