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“Blame, Pain, and Selfishness” in A Woman Built by a Man

First story of 2022! This one appears in the new Cemetery Gates Media anthology A Woman Built by a Man.  My story “Blame, Pain, and Selfishness” involves a fictional woman in a book written by a man, and how she’s unwilling to stay glued to the page. Check it out!

In other news, while the cover art is still forthcoming, paperback pre-orders are up for my late year noir/horror/dark fantasy novel No Gods for Drowning over at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Bookshop.org.

It releases September 20, 2022 from Polis Books!

Also check out this group interview with myself, Eve Harms, and Gretchen Felker-Martin with Lovecraft Arts & Sciences, Queer Art & Conventional Discomfort.

Lastly, Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy made an appearance on Tor Nightfire’s Best Horror Short Story Collections and Anthologies 2021 list among a stunning lineup of titles, with shout-outs to “Demons of Particular Taste” and “Aggressive Mimicry.”

“Feast for Small Pieces” on Pseudopod, TPONG audio update, 2021 lists

Last story of the year, and it’s about a favorite for many: “Feast for Small Pieces” opens my short story collection Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, and also opens the final 2021 episode of Pseudopod, Flash on the Borderlands LIX, which features four horrific flash fics for your listening pleasure.
In further audio news: previously available exclusively to Audible, The Possession of Natalie Glasgow audiobook, narrated by the brilliant Gemma Amor, is now available at a wide selection of online retailers, including Libro.FM!
In other news, Queen of Teeth had the good fortune to appear on a couple more end-of-year lists, and I’m immensely grateful:
Also, Book Riot recommended Unfortunately Elements of My Anatomy in their article Short Stories for Dark Nights.
That will do it for 2021. Thank you for all your support, and Happy New Year!

“The Unpleasant State of Beginning” in Vastarien; 2021 lists; 2022 upcoming

December is an appropriately cold time to bring my final short story of the year. “The Unpleasant State of Beginning” is only the first story in an incredible table of contents for Vastarien, Volume 4, Issue 2. After a young woman learns a recent murder victim bears her exact likeness, she journeys north searching for answers, into a cold forgotten past. Right now Grimscribe Press is offering digital copies as pay what you can, so check it out: Vastarien volume 4, issue 2

My short story collection, Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy from The Seventh Terrace, recently appeared on the New York Public Library’s 2021 list of 100 Best Books for Adults.

Also, my first novel, Queen of Teeth from Rooster Republic, appeared on Library Journal’s list of Best Horror of 2021, one of ten superb horror books to release this year.

Finally, with the year soon coming to a close, I wanted to share some of what’s coming in 2022. I can’t say all the short stories, as some haven’t had their TOCs announced yet:

“An Engine of Pain” in Tales from Between (February 2022)

“We Frolic Within the Leviathan’s Heart” in The Book of Queer Saints (February 2022)

“Blame, Pain, and Selfishness” in A Woman Built by a Man (2022)

“Anything to End the Loneliness” on The Wicked Library (2022) (a new novelette!)

“Pleasant Guests with Better Games” in Planet Scumm #13 (Spring 2022)

“Sable’s Bestiary for Those Who Remain” in Chiral Mad 5 (2022)

“The Turning” in Other Terrors (July 2022)

And more to come.  As for books, while no concrete release dates have been announced (updates will sprinkle in as we do release dates and cover reveals), here’s a general look at what’s next:

Quarter 1, 2022: Cruel Angels Past Sundown, a Splatter Western novel from Death’s Head Press

Also Quarter 1, 2022: The Worm and His Kings Spanish edition will release from Dilatando Mentes

Quarter 2, 2022: Your Mind Is a Terrible Thing, a space horror novella from Off Limits Press

Quarter 4, 2022: No Gods for Drowning, a horror/noir mystery/dark fantasy novel from Polis Books

That should do it for 2021. It’s been an incredible year, and I’m grateful for everything that’s come, and everything still to come. Thank you for reading.

“Magic Loves the Hungry” in A Conjuring for All Seasons; Library Journal article

A new novelette emerges! Cemetery Gates Media has released A Conjuring for All Seasons, an anthology of five dark witch novelettes with an incredible table of contents. “Magic Loves the Hungry” opens the book with a story of rejection, predation, and horrors both extraordinary and very human.

I also had the honor of writing an article for Library Journal about my debut novel Queen of Teeth which released earlier this year. Hailey Piper on Combining Romance and Horror is free to read on the Library Journal website!

“Succubus Tips for Succu-Bliss” in Twisted Anatomy; Women in Horror Month Article

A few bits of news!

I have a new story out today! Sci-Fi & Scary has put together a 30-story anthology of body horror, Twisted Anatomy, for which all proceeds will go to charity. The editors did me the honor of letting my story close out the anthology with a self-help article on handling your bodily monsters in “Succubus Tips for Succu-Bliss.”

Dead Headspace was good enough to host my new article on the importance of Women in Horror Month, “February’s Pesky Psychological Entrails: Why Women, Why Horror,” and you can find that up on their site.

Audiobook of The Possession of Natalie Glasgow; 10 Weird Writers List

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! Let’s get some horror going.

First up, The Possession of Natalie Glasgow is now available in audiobook from Amazon! TPONG is my debut novella, and though I had hoped to release the audiobook in time with the two-year anniversary of TPONG’s original ebook release in October, 2020 had other plans. Still, it’s available now, and narrated by Bram Stoker-nominated author Gemma Amor, whose voice takes hold of TPONG so readily that I can’t look at the book’s text anymore without hearing her voice.

Check it out!

Earlier this week, I was honored to be placed on Silent Motorist Media’s list of Ten Weird Writers to Save Us in 2020. Authors were nominated by readers and chosen by editors and writers. I’m proud to be here, and especially proud that this list is so inclusive.

Lastly, my new queer cosmic horror novella, The Worm and His Kings, releases in just two days! Off Limits Press is now sold out of copies, but it can still be ordered in ebook and paperback from Amazon. It’s been a long time coming, but the Worm is nearly here!

August Interviews/Articles

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to a few awesome people and those conversations or articles have emerged together this month.

First, I visited the Cursed Morsels Podcast to talk about The Possession of Natalie Glasgow.

Then, Michelle R. Lane invited me to her blog Girl Meets Monster for Fiction Fragments, where I talked about a project that’s still finding its feet, along with writing lady monsters and queer horror.

Mother Horror invited me to the Nightworms blog, appropriate to discuss my upcoming novella, The Worm and His Kings, due out in November from Off Limits Press, plus a few clues about what else I’m working on.

There will be a free flash fic story up by the end of the month, so stay tuned for that too!