June 16th, 2013
“Admission is free, drinks are cheap and strong, and the level of excellence is such that KGB has been named best literary venue in New York City by New York Magazine, the Village Voice, and everyone else who bestows these awards of recognition.”
That description is right from the source, Denis Woyochuk, co-founder and president of the KGB Bar in New York’s East Village, where I’ll be reading this week as part of the Fantastic Fiction Series . . . . [Read more at the 21st-Century Scop.]
June 12th, 2013
Fantasist Enterprises has announced the artist for their upcoming release of my next novel Vortex: Book Three of the Veins Cycle. Here’s an excerpt from today’s press release:
We’re [...] pleased to be adding to the FE family with Pittsburgh artist Rhonda Libbey, whose wonderful art will help bring the final arc of the cycle to a thrilling conclusion.
Rhonda Libbey is a western PA native, best known for her work in the science fiction and fantasy genres in both games and literature. Her work has been published in numerous properties, including Call of Cthulhu . . . . [Read more about Rhonda and Vortex at Fantasist Enterprises.]
June 7th, 2013
Once upon a time I was working on a story about a kid with an imaginary friend. The first few pages seemed to write themselves, but then everything stalled. I had no idea where the thing was going, only that it wasn’t in the direction I had intended. For nearly a week I wrestled with the thing, trying one predictable and unremarkable resolution after another. I wanted to give up on it. I had other things to do. But something kept me plugging away, writing scenes, forcing resolutions. And then – after a week of dead ends – it clicked. Bam! So simple, so perfect, and yet when it came to me it nearly knocked me out of the chair. . . . [Read More at Draven Ames blog Biggest Ah-ha! Moments in Writing.]
May 21st, 2013
The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of the past, the more we’ve come to love Halloween—the one time each year when the mundane is overturned in favor of the bizarre, the “other side” is closest, and everyone can become anyone or anything they wish… and sometimes what they don’t. Eighteen original stories from mistresses and masters of the dark celebrating the most fantastic, enchanting, spooky, and supernatural of holidays.
(in alphabetical order by author’s last name):
“Black Dog” by Laird Barron
“From Dust” by Laura Bickle
“Angelic” by Jay Caselberg
“Pumpkin Head Escapes” by Lawrence Connolly
“All Hallows in the High Hills” by Brenda Cooper
“We, the Fortunate Bereaved” by Brian Hodge
“Thirteen” by Stephen Graham Jones. . . .
[Read more at Prime Books. ]