Thursday, April 19, 2012

Short Story Sale

I'm very pleased to announce that I've sold my short story, They Make of You a Monster, to Beneath Ceaseless Skies for publication later this year. If you've never read BCS before, you are missing out. They've published some truly brilliant short fiction.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Penumbra eMag

I posted before that I have a short story appearing in the May issue of Penumbra eMag, but I found out today that And When the Innocence Falls to the Floor is the feature story. Pretty cool, yes? And they released the cover, which is completely made of awesome.


The magazine will be available on May 1st.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Good News!

Ellen Datlow recently posted her full Honorable Mention list for Best Horror of the Year volume 4 . There are 608 stories on her list, and I'm thrilled that Like Origami in Water, which appeared in Daily Science Fiction, is one of them.

The list includes the amazing Laird Barron, Adam-Troy Castro, Gemma Files, Melanie Tem (Her story, Little Shit, from Ms. Datlow's Supernatural Noir is a must-read in my opinion.), Alethea Kontis, Sarah Langan, and so many other fantastic authors. I had stars in my eyes while reading all the names.

And if that isn't enough good news, I am pleased to announce that I am now represented by Linda Epstein of The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. I've known Linda for quite some time; when I parted ways with my previous agent, she and Jennifer offered representation. I think the enthusiasm of an emerging agent coupled with the experience of a well-established agency with a stellar reputation is a win-win situation, and I'm feeling very confident about what the future holds.

And I'll close this post by directing your attention to Amazon's Samhain Horror page where you can pre-order books from my fellow Samhain authors and/or purchase those already released. Happy reading!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Niteblade Fundraiser

Niteblade Magazine, who published one of my short stories last year, is holding a fundraiser this week. What, you say? Zines aren't run by the independently wealthy who roll around in their green night after night?

No. Most zines are run by volunteers. It's a labor of love, not of dollars. But there are expenses. Authors need to be paid, websites need to be hosted, and a hundred other small things. They all add up.

Everyone who donates to Niteblade this week will be eligible to win a prize. The prizes range from a short story critique from Alexa Seidel to signed novels. So hop on over and make a donation - every dollar helps!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ink Available for Pre-order

Ink is now available for pre-order from Amazon! December 4, 2012 is the official date of publication and it will be available in both ebook and trade paperback.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

BooklifeNow

A few months ago, Jaym Gates asked if I'd like to be part of a secret project, the revamp of the Booklife website, a companion site to Booklife: Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st Century Writer written by Jeff VanderMeer. Jeff no longer had time to focus on the website, so he turned the editorial reins over to Morgan Dempsey.

I'm thrilled to be part of such a wonderful endeavor along with Jaym, Morgan, Lillian Cohen-Moore, Steven James Scearce, Jeremy L. C. Jones, Galen Dara, Robert Jackson Bennett, Jacob Ruby, Adam Israel, and Marlyse Comte.

We unveiled the new site, now rebranded as BooklifeNow, on Tuesday and hope to continue the Booklife tradition of timely advice and information on all aspects of the business of writing.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Kaleidotrope and Ice Picks Anthology

I've returned from the World Horror Convention (And yes, I will be posting about it, but not until I've unpacked my suitcase and my brain.) to find that my short story, In Exchange for Sorrow, has been published in the spring edition of Kaleidotrope. Here is a teaser, if you will:

Lilita did not get her wings at ten, as expected. Nor at eleven.

And as if that's not enough, the anthology, Ice Picks: Most Chilling Stories from the Ice Plaza, has been released from Rainstorm Press in digital format. Print will soon follow.

This anthology includes my short story, A Tear on the Cheek of the Frozen. Here is a tiny excerpt:

Papa said the first ice hotel was built a long, long time ago, long before he met Eva’s mother. Every year they built a new one, and every spring it melted away, back into the river.

This anthology, edited by S. S. Michaels, also includes work from Jeremy C. Shipp, Caleb J. Ross, Robert R. Best, David Dunwoody, Todd Austin Hunt, John Edward Lawson, Cate Gardner, and Stacey Graham.