Writers On Writing, Volume 2: Just like having an established author come over and eat all your food and tell you what you need to hear

November 15, 2015

August saw the release of Writers On Writing, Volume 1, the first in Crystal Lake Publishing’s new series of punchy little collections of essays from those of us in the trenches. Volume 1 implies a Volume 2, does it not? And lo, it has arrived. My share of it is Part 2 of “The Infrastructure […]

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Win Yourself a Free Procrastinator’s-Special Copy of Dark City: A Novella Collection!

October 21, 2015

So you haven’t yet nabbed your very own copy of Dark City, the novella collection that Gerard Houarner and I pitched in on? Then aren’t you the lucky one. Potentially. Over at Goodreads, the book’s publisher, Necro Publications, has just launched one of those ever popular Goodreads giveaways, putting 15 copies up for grabs. It opened […]

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This Sunday: Live Lovecraft eZine Chat, Tentacles Optional

August 27, 2015

This Sunday, August 30th, I’ll be making my second appearance as the sacrificial guest on the Lovecraft eZine’s weekly talk show. Because punctuality matters, that’s at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific, and if you don’t know how the time zones break down from there, you probably shouldn’t be near a computer anyway. Place? Show up […]

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Writers On Writing, Volume 1 and New Interview

August 14, 2015

It’s two-for-one day here in the update mines. First up: I’ve somehow landed in the Author Spotlight at the Examiner.com. Secondly: If you have any of the sort of writerly inclinations that keep a butt welded to a chair for long periods of time, Crystal Lake Publishing’s new Writers On Writing series should be of […]

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Dark City and “In the Negative Spaces”

August 7, 2015

Released into the wild today: the result of what happens when you give a couple of writers half a book each to do with as they please. Nobody planned it, but a sort of urban theme developed. Gerard Houarner split his half between a couple of longish tales: “Burning Bright in the Invisible Night” and […]

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Eulogies III: “One Possible Shape of Things to Come”

July 30, 2015

Back in the late spring/early summer zone, I had what appeared to be a story-of-the-week club going, as pieces written at different times came out all at once. Between the rest of them, and other things coming up and going on, this one got lost in the shuffle, announcement-wise. These things happen. For me, one […]

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Dark Advent: The Missing Afterword

July 24, 2015

About that newly released edition of Dark Advent: It was supposed to have an Afterword. I wrote it. The publisher typeset it. When I proofread the book in galley form, it was there. But when I received a finished copy in the mail the other day, guess what was nowhere to be found… One of […]

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Dark Advent Has Arrived! However…

July 15, 2015

The good news: Cemetery Dance Publications’ big fat hardcover edition of Dark Advent, my early post-apocalyptic novel, was officially published the other day, and started shipping. The bad news: Virtually the entire print run was sold out prior to publication. Which was why, on the publisher’s site page for it, the book’s status jumped straight […]

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Tales of the Lost Citadel: The Final 5 Days to Make This Happen

July 7, 2015

I’ve never signed on for a Kickstarter project. Until this one. Should Tales of the Lost Citadel make its funding, it’s going to be a very cool to get your paws on. Call it high fantasy suffering from terrible nightmares. Mastermind C.A. Suleiman has put in a ton of behind-the-scenes work already. In his day gig […]

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Dark City: Let the Pre-Orders Begin

June 23, 2015

Awhile back, David Barnett of Necro Publications gave fellow scribe Gerard Houarner and me each half a book to play with, and a kind of weird urban theme gelled naturally. Gerard split his share between two stories with the evocative titles “Burning Bright in the Invisible Night” and “The Fear Puppet.” My chunk is an […]

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Behind the Scenes: “Eternal, Ever Since Wednesday”

June 12, 2015

New feature alert. For that subset of readers with an itch to peek inside the factory to see how the sausage gets made, this is for you. I choose to think it could be more than self-indulgent wankery … that along the way, you might get steered toward a secret ingredient or two that went […]

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Better Weird: “Eternal, Ever Since Wednesday”

June 1, 2015

It always makes my tail quiver to be involved with new projects and see them born. The thrill never gets old. But there’s an extra layer of bittersweet significance to this one. Better Weird is a tribute anthology to writer / editor / publisher David B. Silva. When in the 1980s he launched a quarterly magazine […]

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Dark Screams, Volume 3: “The Lone and Level Sands Stretch Far Away”

May 12, 2015

Here’s a different approach to publishing an anthology. Dark Screams is a joint project between Cemetery Dance Publications and Random House. First, Random releases it in 5 ebook installments, in a variety of formats. Then CD will issue the whole thing in a print edition that will probably be big enough to choke a hippo. […]

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In the Negative Spaces: It’s weird and pissed-off and coming sooner than you might think

April 28, 2015

So there’s a new champion for “longest, most involved thing I’ve written that isn’t a full-blown novel.” I’ve just turned it in, it all came together quickly, and right now it’s on the fast track for publication in August. Page-per-page, In the Negative Spaces relied on the most eclectic mix of research topics I’ve ever thrown […]

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New Cthulhu 2: Because there’s no such thing as 2 much Cthulhu

April 2, 2015

In case you’ve missed “The Same Deep Waters As You” — my novella of H.P. Lovecraft’s Innsmouth — the first three times it was published in the last year and a half, this fourth time may be your final chance ever! At least until my next collection or something comes out. Working on it. Even […]

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