Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Upcoming interview, news, links

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I had a fun time interviewing Steve Lowe (see previous post). Next on my list is Shaun Jeffrey --He’s a helluva talented writer and a nice guy. Looking forward to it!

Recently read/still reading:

Steve Gerlach’s Within His Reach (Tasmaniac Publications) A fast-paced novella paying tribute to the Twilight Zone team. Great story with a heart-felt introduction by the legendary William F. Nolan. Well worth the money.

Eulogies: A Horror World Yearbook 2005: I’m halfway through. So far I’ve loved about half of the stories. The others weren’t my cup of tea, though they were still quite entertaining. Looking forward to some of the upcoming stories by Braunbeck, Burke, and Ketchum.

Deep into that Darkness Peering by Tom Piccirilli (Terminal Frights): About a quarter of the way into this massive collection. Top notch and layered stories. Well worth the money.

Recent Purchases:

Subscribed to Dark Discoveries, Weird Tales and Realms of Fantasy. Can’t wait to get the first issues of each!

Memory by Donald Westlake (Hard Case Crime)
Shadow Season by Tom Piccirilli
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Shroud issue 2
Kingdom of Shadows by Greg Gifune (Delirium Books)
The Fever Kill by Tom Piccirilli (Creeping Hemlock Press)
Corpse Blossoms anthology (Creeping Hemlock Press)
Dark Faith anthology (Apex Books).
Lots of great reading material!

Writing: I have 12 shorts stories subbed right now. And I just finished the first draft of a new long story “The Devil Calls it Quality.” Also nearing the last ¼ of a 7,000 word tale entitled “Embrace Your Jagged Edges.”

Stories coming out soon:

At Least the Dead in Dark Recesses.
Crawl in Pseudopod.
Jackie’s Lost Children in Morpheus Tales Dark Sorcery Special.
Family Curse in Morpheus Tales 13.

Stories available now:

Boys without faces in Twisted Tongue 13.
The Nun and another story Mystery’s Vast Empty in Morpheus Tales Special Flash and Morpheus Tales Fantasy Femmes.

I’m still waiting to hear back from agents on my YA novel query for Before Leonora Wakes. Have my fingers crossed.

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2 comments:

K.Hinny said...

Good luck with all of your submissions Lee! It looks like you've been crazy busy! Makes me want to light the fire under my own butt and get cracking even more!

Hello. said...

Hi, Kara!Thanks for the luck! I like being busy. But I am lucky in that I set myself up to work part-time this year so I'd have more time for reading and writing.

Always good to light a fire under your butt. Haha. All it takes are baby steps though. Every step is movement forward. Keep at it, girl. Don't give up!

And thanks for reading and commenting!