Been a busy bee so I’ve slacked off on the blog because other things have taken precedence—mostly regular work. And the little bit of reading and writing I can squeeze in lately.
Erik William’s “Blood Spring” which was a cool little novella from Bad Moon Books, though I wish it would have been a little longer because I really liked the sheriff and wished I’d learned a little more about the bad guys. There is a lot of potential here and I think Erik is definitely a writer you should watch.
Sam W. Anderson’s “Postcards from Purgatory” was an excellent collection of 16 stories from the creepingly subtle to the downright wild. A stunning mix of horror. I hope he writes a novel.
I picked up two awesome books from Gauntlet. A signed limited Ray Bradbury novella (with lots of extra goodies) called “Somewhere a Band is Playing.” As well as signed limited Jack Ketchum: “Only Child (Stranglehold)” which is beautiful and I’m looking forward to because I haven’t read any Bradbury or Ketchum in a while and they’re two of my favorites.
My buddy who promised me a million dollars when he’s rich, the sexy beast Ben Eads, has a story called “Stray” coming out in Shroud issue 11. It’s a fine tale. A disturbing monstrosity. Pick it up.
And the great magazine Shock Totem has their second issue coming out soon. I’m sure it’s going to be as great as the first issue. Maybe even better! Visit Ken Wood’s blog to see the cover here: Sexy.
I had some good news lately in that I heard my story “Daddy Screamed With Us” was recommended for a Stoker-award in the short fiction category. Woot! Totally unexpected, but very much pleased. It was also the #3 bestseller in Digital on Horror Mall for the month of April. Pretty cool. Thanks to everyone who bought a copy!
My story “Crawl” is live on the great podcast Pseudopod. Alasdair did a fantastic intro and outro. And Dave Thompson did an excellent job reading it. Give it a listen and if you’re a long time fan of Pseudopod and haven’t thrown money in their tip jar, feel free to. They’d love it. Hell, they deserve it.
My story “At Least the Dead” is also live at Dark Recesses. I’ve had some people say some great things about it. I was surprised there too, because to be honest, it’s a weird effing story. But thanks to all who have taken time from their busy lives and shared it with me. You rock!
I’m going to have an upcoming interview with Sam W. Anderson soon. Like I said, his collection is outstanding. He’s also a pretty funny guy and he’s going to make you spit milk out your nose. And if you haven’t read my previous post—an interview with Steve Clark, the god of Tasmaniac Publications —you should. Because Steve is one cool cat.
I hope everyone is getting some sunshine and smiling. Be good to yourselves!