This delightful little “weirdbird” has burst onto the scene, and just in time for Halloween. I’m extremely honored to have my story, “Diary of an Illness,” included within. This Ligotti-inspired tale deals with the effects that a certain new edifice has on a city populace, and was fashioned shortly after returning home from a brief afternoon drive through downtown St. Paul, where I was appalled to discover that a historic museum had been remodeled (as if overnight) into a certain cultish and well-known “church” that shall not be named.
Weirdbook #33 is available from Amazon.com.
I am extremely excited to report that my short tale, “Resurfacing,” has been published in the latest edition of Strange Aeons magazine, sharing space with two of my favorite writers, Kristi DeMeester and Michael Wehunt. This particular issue (#19) marks the magazine’s sixth year in existence as well as the debut of its new fiction editor Justin Steele.
Copies of Strange Aeons are available to order through the magazine’s website, where you can also peruse samplings of both recent and past editions.
Supernatural Tales #31 is hot off the paranormal press today and features my tale of inheritance, book hoarding, and ghosts: “Krogh’s Remains.” This marks my second appearance in David Longhorn’s esteemed and long-running publication. Quite an honor to have carved out a bit of space within such spectral pages as these. This volume is currently available at Amazon or direct from the publisher.
The Yellow Booke makes its second annual autumnal appearance today, featuring tales by a host of strange scriveners, including yours truly. My entry, “The Dust Child,” is a very personal piece told from the point-of-view of a young boy coming to terms with his mother’s illness. This particular volume also contains numerous chiaroscuro illustrations by Michael Kellermeyer (the talented wizard behind the curtain of Oldstyle Tales), and is currently available on Amazon or for free at the publisher’s website.
My story “Absconsa Laterna” appears online today at Visiak’s Mirror. It’s a brief tale (1,200 words), so you won’t burn your eyes out too bad if you decide to give it a read. Thanks to Jordan Krall (and his ever-inspiring Dunhams Manor Press) for providing yet another exciting outlet for weird scriveners to share their work. Be sure to check out the numerous other short pieces collected on DMP’s website.
I’m pleased to report that my 4,200-word story “A Trace of Darkness” has been accepted by Jordan Krall for his inaugural weird fiction journal, Xnoybis. The tale deals in equal measure with doubles, sleep paralysis, and Hmong culture. The journal should arrive sometime this summer and will contain fiction, nonfiction, art, and a previously unpublished interview with Thomas Ligotti. Mr. Krall is the creative force behind Dunhams Manor Press, publishing limited edition chapbooks by some of the finest and most influential writers in the field.
I’m pleased to report that I’ve had a tale accepted for the inaugural issue of Michael Grant Kellermeyer’s The Yellow Booke, slated for publication later this year. “The Afterwalk,” which is one of my personal favorites, features an elderly protagonist who, after breaking his hip, ends up in the same care facility as his dementia-suffering wife. Let’s just say that their close proximity initiates a “transformation” of sorts.
If Mr. Kellermeyer’s name is unfamiliar to you, let it be no longer. He is the proprietor of the wildly ambitious small press, Oldstyle Tales, which has been publishing lavishly illustrated and annotated editions of Weird Fiction classics since 2012. I highly recommend visiting his website and blog, wherein you will encounter many an astute observation regarding our beloved genre. Considering how much has been accomplished in the few years since Oldstyle’s inception, the future of this press seems destined for grandstyle things.
Oldstyle’s newest release is Dracula, which can be purchased from Amazon. Previous editions collect the works of Algernon Blackwood, Guy de Maupassant, and Fitz-James O’Brien, to name but a few. And the lineup of future projects is equally intoxicating: Lovecraft, Bierce, Chambers, Machen….
Update (10/23): The Yellow Booke is now available for purchase from Amazon or can be viewed online at the publisher’s website. Enjoy!