I am excited to announce the publication of my latest book, Plain, from Demain Publishing as #20 in the Short Sharp Shocks! series. It’s available in Kindle format now with a print version on the way.
Check out my interview with Dean Drinkel, editor of the SSS! series and founder of Demain here.
About the story:
Essy is released from a psychiatric hospital after orchestrating her mother’s death a few years earlier. She moves to the neighboring town, where she can continue therapy with her psychiatrist. In pursuit of an idealistic happiness and normalcy, she finds herself both haunted and driven by those she hurt.
It’s part ghost story and part psychological horror … with a violent streak.
Also available on Amazon UK.
What a great way to start off autumn. My latest story “Blood & Gingerbread” has just released as part of the anthology Masks from Black Shuck Books, an imprint of Great British Horror. It seems I am becoming a British author by proxy as this is my second in a series of at least four sequential books lined up with British presses.
This story was fun to write. Inspired by Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and real-world accounts of militant separatist compounds, “Blood & Gingerbread” is set in a secluded community where bizarre annual rituals keep death at bay. It explores the raw human need to control, holding domain over violence, nature, families, behavior, life, and death. What happens when that power is disrupted?
Check out the table of contents below featuring some of the great writers you’ll find in the independent horror field right now. Masks is edited by Dean M Drinkel and the cover art is by the late and great illustrator James Powell, may he rest in peace.
- PORCELAIN by James Everington
- BLOOD & GINGERBREAD by D T Griffith
- THE HOUSE OF A THOUSAND FACES by Chris Stokes
- VARIETY NIGHT by Russell Proctor
- AFTER THE END, THE BEGINNING by Christine Morgan and Lucas Williams
- THE MAN WHO FED THE FOXES by Phil Sloman
- MANY HAPPY RETURNS by Kyle Rader
- TRIXIE by Christopher Beck
- THE FACE COLLECTOR by Stephanie Ellis
- AN ABSENT HOST by F A Nosić
- THE SILENCING MACHINE by Clockhouse London Writers
- HIS LAST PORTRAIT by Adrian Cole
- THE JAR BY THE DOOR by Icy Sedgwick
Purchasing info and other details are available on Black Shuck Book’s site: blackshuck.greatbritishhorror.com/masks.
Art by Guinotte Wise
I’m please to announce publication of my dystopian story “the Last Gun” in the digital edition of Section 8 Magazine, an international art and literary publication based in Seattle, Washington, US.
A story of unrequited love and casual violence, “The Last Gun” tells of the Newsman, a self-appointed traveling storyteller, news carrier, and merchant. He pays a routine visit to one of his usual stops – a decrepit American city inhabited by a young population descended from the survivors of a catastrophic civil war. He brings with him news of other communities, old songs, and what is purported to be the last known gun.
You may read the story in full here, no subscription is required: Section8Magazine.com/the-last-gun/.
I am excited to announce The Grimorium Verum has published today from Western Legends Publishing, containing my story “T is for Transformation: Cacophony in B Minor.” The story tells the account of Duane, a talented musician and computer programmer, who is wrapped up in his self-loathing over a congenital disability. The combination of his mood, desire, and music open the gate to a supernatural intervention.
» More about The Grimorium Verum on the Western Legends site.
Where to buy:
» Kindle eBook
» Kindle eBook
I’m excited to be a part of this next publication from Western Legends as both a contributing author and book cover designer. The book comes out very soon. Please help support this project – lots of talented storytellers – you won’t be disappointed! I’ll share purchasing info once available.
The Grimorium Verum – Table of Contents Revealed.