New Short Story

I am honored and thrilled to have a new short story, “Zwillingslied,” included in this amazing lineup, announced today by editor C.M. Muller.

Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles Table of Contents:

“The Last Salvador” — Tim Jeffreys
“Details Which Would Otherwise Be Lost to Shadow” — Clint Smith
“Zwillingslied” — Patricia Lillie
“Static” — Chris Shearer
“Stuck With Me” — Shannon Lawrence
“The Fifth Set” — Charles Wilkinson
“Murder Song” — Craig Wallwork
“The Final Diagnosis of Doctor Lazare” — David Peak
“Endangered” — Jason A. Wyckoff
“The Half-Life of Plastic” — Esther Rose
“Eidetic” — Steve Rasnic Tem
“They Are Us (1964) : An Oral History” — Jack Lothian
“Birds of Passage” — Gordon B. White
“The Half-Souled Woman” — Nina Shepardson
“Released” — Timothy B. Dodd
“As With Alem” — Farah Rose Smith
“The Fall Guy” — Tom Johnstone
“Scordatura” — Jess Landry
“Stringless Puppetry” — C.C. Adams
“The Bath House” — Tim Major
“Picky Yunn” — J.C. Raye
“One Last Mile” — Erica Ruppert

Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles will be available February 22, 2019. Find more information here, or keep up to date by following the Twice-Told Facebook page.

Fiction Fragments: Patricia Lillie

Hey! Today I’m over on Girl Meets Monster for Fiction Fragment Friday!

Girl Meets Monster

Lillie_hatLast week, horror writer Lynn Hortel stopped by to share her fragment and talk about the things that sometimes prevent us from finishing a writing project. This week, my friend and fellow Seton Hill alum, Patricia Lillie is here at Girl Meets Monster. Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of catching up with Patricia at our MFA in Writing Popular Fiction alumni weekend. I hadn’t seen Patricia in a few years and our visit, however brief, was long overdue. You just don’t realize how much you miss someone until you see them and get a chance to remember why you love them so much. We stayed up WAY too late talking about financial troubles, our favorite beers, traveling abroad, life goals and how they change in middle-age, and, of course, writing. I hope I have a chance to catch up with Patricia again soon.

Patricia Lillie grew up in a…

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“A Lineage of Shadows”

The Outer DarkScott Nicolay‘s podcast The Outer Dark features an excellent interview with Nightscript editor CM Muller. In the final segment (last half-hour-ish), Scott is joined by reviewer Justin Steele, and they say wonderful things about the volume—including some kind words for my contribution, “The Cuckoo Girls.” (I think C.M. should be particularly proud to have Nightscript called a “spiritual successor” to not only the much missed Shadows & Tall Trees, but also the late Charles L. Grant’s Shadows anthology series.)

Listen here:
CM Muller: A Lineage of Shadows in the Nightscript | The Outer Dark: Episode 17

More Nightscript reviews (to read):
Dark Musing’s 2015 Review
M R Cosby’s Blog: Books of 2015
Book review: Nightscript Volume 1, edited by C.M. Muller, Chthonic Matter (Teleread)
Reviewing: Nightscripts, An Anthology of Strange & Darksome Tales (Old Style Tales Press)
Nightscript 1 at Dark Musings
A review of Nightscript: Volume 1 (edited by C. M. Muller) at Risingshadow