Hidden Folk

Hidden Folk Cover

Cover art: Yaroslav Gerzhedovich (Shutterstock)

“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 Nothing is Everything

My debut collection, Hidden Folkcontains twelve previously published tales that first appeared in venues such as Shadows & Tall Trees, Supernatural Tales, and Weirdbook. I am thrilled to finally be releasing this volume, and I hope you will be well-pleased with its “strange and darksome” contents. Thanks so much for your support.

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  • It is also available (as paperback or ebook) on Amazon

“Muller’s stories are sorrowful and stay in my head like folk tales I once heard but couldn’t place in any specific time…they haunt me long after finishing them.”
—Christopher Slatsky, author of Alectryomancer

Slattergren

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.

The Church in the Field

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.

Omzetten

Weirdbook #36 is now available, and I am honored to say that it includes a tale by yours truly. The origins of “Omzetten” date to a brief but surreal train excursion a group of friends and I took (during a brief layover) from the airport to the city center of Amsterdam. We arrived in the very early morning, giving us the impression of being the sole survivors in an historic, abandoned town. We wandered through the narrow, cobbled streets, across public squares, along placid canals, surprised by the sleepy nature of the place. Needless to say, the experience proved too extraordinary not to write about, though of course I supplied an entirely different cast of characters and a far more chilling denouement.

The anthology can be found at Amazon. I hope you’ll check it out!

Diary of an Illness

weirdbook-33This 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.

‘Resurfacing’ From Strange Aeons

Strange Aeons #19I 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.

Krogh’s Remains

Supernatural Tales 31Supernatural 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.