Friday, November 28, 2014

A Blog Farewell

Please note that this will be the last post on this blog. I have a new website with an integrated blog and as such, will no longer be posting here. For news and updates, please visit

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Here There Be Tigers...

Once upon a time I wrote a novel about a disfigured young woman and a photo album that isn't what it seems, and now I'm thrilled to announce that that novel, Paper Tigers, which at its heart is a ghost story, will be released in late 2015 by Dark House Press, the publisher of After the People Lights Have Gone Off by Stephen Graham Jones and The New Black, edited by Richard Thomas.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Jamais Vu Issue Three

Jamais Vu Issue Three, which includes my story The Floating Girls: A Documentary along with fiction by Tom Piccirilli, Steve Rasnic Tem, Kristi DeMeester, and Kenneth W. Cain, is available now in both paperback and ebook.

Excerpt from The Floating Girls: A Documentary:
The floating girls are all but forgotten now; it’s easier to pretend they didn’t exist, to pretend it didn’t happen. But there are parents who still keep bedrooms captured in time, complete with clothes folded in bureau drawers and diaries tucked beneath pillows, everything in its place, waiting, and there are friends who still gaze at the sky, wondering how far the girls floated and if they ever fell.

Some of us haven’t forgotten. Some of us never will.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cover Art for The Best of Electric Velocipede

Here is the full cover treatment for the forthcoming anthology The Best of Electric Velocipede, edited by John Klima. TBoEV will be released by Fairwood Press and includes my story Glass Boxes and Clockwork Gods, originally published in EV in December 2012.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Year's Best Weird Fiction Volume 1

The ebook version of Year's Best Weird Fiction, Volume 1 is now available! Edited by Michael Kelly and Laird Barron, YBW contains short fiction by Jeff VanderMeer, Simon Strantzas, Jeffrey Ford, Sofia Samatar, Joseph S. Pulver Sr, John Langan, Richard Gavin, and many more.

Full Table of Contents:

"Success" by Michael Blumlein, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov./Dec. 
"Like Feather, Like Bone" by Kristi DeMeester, Shimmer #17
"A Terror" by Jeffrey Ford,, July
"The Key to Your Heart Is Made of Brass" by John R. Fultz, Fungi #21
"A Cavern of Redbrick" by Richard Gavin, Shadows & Tall Trees #5
"The Krakatoan" by Maria Dahvana Headley, Nightmare Magazine/The Lowest Heaven, July.
"Bor Urus" by John Langan, Shadow’s Edge
"Furnace" by Livia Llewellyn, The Grimscribe’s Puppets
"Eyes Exchange Bank" by Scott Nicolay, The Grimscribe’s Puppets
"A Quest of Dream" by W.H. Pugmire, Bohemians of Sesqua Valley
"(he) Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror" by Joseph S. Pulver Sr., Lovecraft eZine #28
"Dr. Blood and the Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron" by A.C. Wise, Ideomancer Vol. 12 Issue 2
"The Year of the Rat" by Chen Qiufan, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August.
"Fox into Lady" by Anne-Sylvie Salzman, Darkscapes
"Olimpia’s Ghost" by Sofia Samatar, Phantom Drift #3
"The Nineteenth Step" by Simon Strantzas, Shadows Edge
"The Girl in the Blue Coat" by Anna Taborska, Exotic Gothic 5 Vol. 1
"In Limbo" by Jeffrey Thomas, Worship the Night
"Moonstruck" by Karin Tidbeck, Shadows & Tall Trees #5
"Swim Wants to Know If It’s as Bad as Swim Thinks" by Paul Tremblay, Bourbon Penn #8
"No Breather in the World But Thee" by Jeff VanderMeer, Nightmare Magazine, March
"Shall I Whisper to You of Moonlight, of Sorrow, of Pieces of Us?" by Damien Angelica Walters, Shock Totem #7

The trade paperback edition will be available later this year.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

News & New Releases

Now available:

The Many Tortures of Anthony Cardno, a charity anthology to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which focuses on providing support to cancer patients and their loved ones. This anthology contains my story Scarred, along with work by Mary Robinette Kowal, the late Jay Lake, Kaaron Warren, and others.

Violet carved her hate into her flesh one name at a time.

Her skin was riddled with scars, some barely visible, others dark and ruddy. The oldest, the first name, was on her right ankle, above the knobby bone. It revealed a halting progress, with many gaps in between the lines and curves.

He suffered for a long time.

A is for Apocalypse, edited by Rhonda Parrish. This anthology includes my story U is for Umbrella along with stories by Beth Cato, Alexandra Seidel, Kenneth Schneyer, and others.

I can’t stop watching the clock.

It’s stupid, I know. Nothing’s going to happen tonight, but still I find my eyes drawn to the clock again and again. I’m trying to keep a brave face for Millie, trying to pretend everything is fine and normal, but she knows something is wrong. She may only be five, but she’s far from stupid.

Does it make me cruel, does it make me a bad mother, to want to make these last weeks for Millie something close to normal? Something peaceful?

And you can pre-order The Best of Electric Velocipede, edited by John Klima, which contains my story Glass Boxes and Clockwork Gods, along with fiction by Catherynne M. Valente, Rachel Swirsky, E. Lily Yu, Aliette de Bodard, Ken Liu, and many others.

When the one in red gives up and screams, no one makes a sound. We turn our faces away or rest our foreheads against the glass and wait. It won't take long. Big is quick with the remaking. In between the screams, sharp snaps punctuate the air with exclamation points of splintered bone and leaking marrow.

We all try not to scream. We all fail in the end.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Not Our Kind Anthology

I'm thrilled that my short story, All the Pretty Cages, has been accepted by Nayad Monroe for Not Our Kind, an anthology of original speculative fiction stories about conflict between cultures, to be published by Alliteration Ink. Nayad Monroe also edited What Fates Impose, released last year, which included my story When the Lady Speaks.