Today I am doubly excited to announce the contents of Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles, an anthology of 22 tales which examine the theme of the doppelgänger in unique and unexpected ways.
Here is the all-star lineup of amazing stories:
“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 published on February 22, 2019.
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Thank you for your support. I can’t wait to share this collection with you!
My newest tale, “Slattergren,” can be found in the haunted (and hallowed) pages of Supernatural Tales #37. Hard to believe, but this is my third appearance in ST, and I couldn’t be more grateful to editor David Longhorn for seeing some inkling of potential in my strange fiction. The story itself centers around an elderly protagonist who discovers more than she bargained for in the peaceful, memory-haunted confines of an abandoned reservoir.
Supernatural Tales #37 is available in both ebook and trade paperback.
A “real-time” review by the astounding Des Lewis can be found here.
It’s been a long time coming, but I will finally be releasing my first collection of stories this year. Hidden Folk will contain fourteen previously published tales, as well as two new ones written specifically for this volume. Preorders will start on November 1st, with a planned publication date of December.
“The writing here is so assured it’s hard to believe it’s a debut.”
—David Longhorn, editor of Supernatural Tales, on “Vrangr”
“An author of strange fiction to keep a close eye on.”
—Simon Strantzas, author of Everything is Nothing
Today I am thrilled to reveal the contents of volume four of Nightscript. As with previous years, the quality of submissions was outstanding, making it particularly difficult to narrow down the final ToC. I would like to extend a big note of thanks to everyone who submitted tales for consideration. As ever, it was a privilege to read your work.
Here, then, are the “nightscripters” of 2018:
“Sugar Baby” — V.H. Leslie
“There Has Never Been Anyone Here” — J.T. Glover
“The Thing in the Trees” — Joanna Parypinski
“By the Sea” — Steve Rasnic Tem
“A Harvest Fit for Monsters” — L.S. Johnson
“The Monkey Coat” — Daniel Braum
“Seams” — M. Lopes da Silva
“A Gut Full of Coal” — Mathew Allan Garcia
“Crow Woman” — April Steenburgh
“The Dandelion Disorder” — Charles Wilkinson
“Of Marble and Mud” — Farah Rose Smith
“All is There Already, Just Not Seen Yet” — Armel Dagorn
“Half-Girls” — Cate Gardner
“A Different Sunlight” — Jackson Kuhl
“Cinnamon to Taste” — Christi Nogle
“The Strigoaica” — Ross Smeltzer
“Swim Failure” — Jennifer Loring
“Visions From the Autumn Country” — Tim Jeffreys
“Stella Maris” — Elana Gomel
“Rainheads” — Mike Weitz
“My House is Out Where the Lights End” — Kirsty Logan
Volume IV will be released on October 1st. Until then, I hope you’ll check out the previous editions of Nightscript, available in either print or e-edition.
Thank you for your patronage and support!
For the third year in a row, Nightscript has been featured on The Outer Dark, an award-winning podcast hosted by the inimitable Scott Nicolay. This time around the focus is on a special Night Time Logic event which took place in November of last year. It features a panel discussion and readings by four Volume III contributors: Daniel Braum, Inna Effress, David Surface and Julia Rust. There is also a short interview with yours truly as well as the organizer of the event, the above-mentioned Mr. Braum. Fans of Nightscript are sure to enjoy this unique presentation.
The Outer Dark, Episode 27: “A Strange & Darksome Night”
The newest issue of Benjamin Holesapple’s Turn to Ash is currently up for preorder, collecting thirteen dark tales and cover art by Matt Tisdale. I’m grateful (and more than a little honored) to have a story featured within. My entry, “The Church in the Field,” is loosely based on a news item that struck my fancy a number of years back about an elderly gentleman with terminal brain cancer who took it upon himself to restore a derelict church in small-town Minnesota; his condition miraculously improved upon doing so, and his ordeal ended on a largely positive note. But, as you might well imagine, my darker sensibilities took over from there and fashioned an appropriate “ghost” story out of it all.
I hope you’ll consider giving “Church” a read, as well as supporting this righteous small press endeavor by the talented Mr. Holesapple.
You can preorder a copy of Turn to Ash here.