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Apr 07 2010

Exclusive Unspeakable Horror hardback edition

The Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology in which I am published, Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet, has been picked up as an alternate main selection for InsightOut’s GLBT Book-of-the-Month club! It will be re-issued as an exclusive book club hardcover edition, so buy a copy for yourself and any of your friends you think might enjoy reading a top-notch queer horror anthology. It contains many other excellent stories in addition to my own “Memory Box”; I’m quite excited about this news and looking forward to my copy arriving soon in the mail. Join me in the anticipation, order your copy today!

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Oct 25 2009

Fangoria review – Unspeakable Horror

I completely neglected to post this very cool thing when it went up a couple of weeks ago. I’ll soon be back to weekly writerly posts and more frequent news here as some non-internet projects finish up. In the meantime, my awesome Dark Scribe Press editors continue to spread the word about the Unspeakable Horror anthology in various ways. The latest piece of exposure is an interview up on the well-known Fangoria horror fan website. The interview includes short bits from several of the contributing authors, including yours truly!

Click HERE to check out the Fangoria article, or HERE to go to the Amazon link for the anthology, should you be one of those who haven’t yet had the pleasure and wish to correct that lack.

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Oct 24 2008

pre-order my story! (and other people’s, too)

Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows Of the Closet is now available for pre-order!  I haven’t received my contributor’s copy yet but the proofs looked great, and I’m really excited about this anthology.  You can find it on Amazon at if you’d like to reserve yours before release!

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Oct 03 2008

Unspeakable Horror book trailer

While I still find myself a bit puzzled about the concept and feasibility of book trailers in general (which could be related to the fact I haven’t watched any regular TV in oh, about 16 years now), as far as I can tell this seems like a good specimen of the species. Once again, I’ve been really pleased with my interactions with Dark Scribe Press during this anthology project, would definitely work with them again if the opportunity arose, and I’m excited about the book’s release near the end of the year.

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Sep 21 2008

Anthology Table of Contents published!

I am very excited about my short story “Memory Box” appearing in the Dark Scribe Press Unspeakable Horror anthology. They’ve been releasing information about the book a bit at a time, and they just published the table of contents on the anthology blog. Check it out!

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Aug 19 2008

Yay, book!

As I mentioned on the household blog, one of my stories is now out in print! “The Reap Assessors” can be found in the Triangulation: Taking Flight anthology.

Oh wow, I just found out when clicking the link that not only do I have the privilege of being the first story in the TOC, when you click on the preview pages, my story and the first few pages of one of Amy Treadwell’s stories are what are promoting the anthology! Even more exciting!

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May 27 2008

Unspeakable Horror short story announced!

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They finally got down to the never-before-published contributors to the anthology, including me!

Here’s the link directly:

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May 01 2008

Dark Scribe Press anthology info update

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They’re doing a fun marketing bit over at Unspeakable Horror‘s anthology blog. Each weekday in May, they’ll reveal another author from their table of contents until the entire list has been revealed.

Since this is my first professional sale, I am fairly far down the list, so you might not see me pop up there until near the end of the month (I’m sure I’ll mention it specifically when it occurs). However, I looked up my fellow authors on the TOC and it sounds like a great collection. It’s worth your time to watch the blog and keep checking back regularly if you have any interest in the queer horror genre.

It’s May 1st, so they’ve started the unveiling!

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Apr 17 2008

Another sale! (#2, for those counting)

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I waited a couple of days before posting about this, but I just sold another story! While searching for markets one day several months ago I happened across Triangulation: Taking Flight and the theme instantly caught my attention. Five minutes later I was putting aside my current project to open a new file and write the first draft of what would become the 350-word humorous sf flash fiction story “The Reap Assessors”.

As with my first sale, this editor requested minor edits before accepting the story. What I seem to be learning in beginning this seeking-publication process is you have to be willing to chop up your “babies” in order to be paid for getting them out of the nest and flying in the world. Even bits you really like. Which matters more to you–keeping the integrity of your deathless prose as you bled them onto the page, or having 95% of those words reach a wider audience? The answer will mostly likely decide how far your story soars. (And remember, writing for yourself and keeping the deathless prose in the nest is just as valid and potentially satisfying an option, depending on your need.)

While flash fiction doesn’t count toward pro sale status for organizations like SFWA, I had a blastload of fun writing the story and really pleasant correspondence with the editor and am very pleased that it will see print. I’ll post more details here when I have them as to how you, my interested readers, can enjoy the story too.


I’m several pages into Chapter 7 on the novel; the chapters are getting more layered and detailed as I figure this novel-writing process out for myself. The first revision pass will be extremely fun, finding with my first readers all the places to stick more cool bits or fold in more layers or explore the world (and laughing about how bad the first few chapters will look by the end). I am still so far away from being done that it seems forever to the finished draft, so I try not to think about that part too much and just keep writing my scenes.

I really, really love this cast. Like, a lot a lot.


Last night, talking with Steve, he was orating about one of his literary heroes, Roger Zelazny, who (paraphrased) said at one point that he wanted to be half artist, half hack in his writing: able to create great works, but also have someone ask him for an x,xxx-word story about yyy topic and be able to sit down and turn one out. With my usual far-reaching confidence, I casually replied, “Oh, I can do that.”



“All right then. Give me a 5,000 word short story…”

“Is there a time limit? I’m not committing to anything until after I finish this novel.”

“Novel comes first.”

“Okay then.”

He gave me the topic and left the room. When he returned two minutes later, I had the story premise, idea, main characters, and basic outline ready, and total confidence I could write about it for 5,000 words.

“That was too easy. You’ll have to try harder than that to stump me.”

He smiled.

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Mar 07 2008

Anthology Cover Art

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They’ve announced the cover art for the anthology published by Dark Scribe Press in which my short story “Memory Box” will be published, Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet, if you care to wander over and take a look.

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