I have a new story out today! It’s my first foray into the famous EA Podcasts family, here with the YA speculative podcast Cast of Wonders. “IF trans THEN mogrify” is a surreal queer sci-fi beast carrying strong themes but hopefully not too heavily.
Happy Halloween month! It’s the best time of year for us horror lovers, a time where we can creep out of the closets and crawl up from under the beds and be absolutely obnoxious about our love for all things that go bump in the night. You know, more than usual.
I have a new story and an old story to start this October. Dark Matter Magazine is usually more leaning toward dark sci-fi, but they have a special Halloween issue out this month, and for a limited time, it’s free to read online, but you can also get a digital edition (and audio later). It’s loaded with beautiful art and horrifying stories, including my medieval vampire tale “Queen of the Cloven Heart.”
Let’s then swing it over to Tales to Terrify, where my 2019 novelette “An Invitation to Darkness” has been brought to life in audio. Heather Thomas shines from beginning to end; it’s a glorious narration, and whether you’re new to Leavenworth Manor or an old visitor, hearing it this way it’s a lovely treat.
Lastly, it’s been three years since the release of my first novella, The Possession of Natalie Glasgow!
“… one of the best horror books of 2021.” – Rue Morgue
My debut novel from Strangehouse Books, Queen of Teeth, is closer than ever now! Limited hardcover orders carry on to the end of June, and now we have new release dates for other version.
Paperback: August 1, 2021
Ebook: September 1, 2021
Kindle pre-orders are up on Amazon! Paperback soon to come!
I’m excited for readers to meet Yaya, Doc, and Magenta all the sooner!
In the short story realm, I have two new ones out for Pride Month! The first is not horror at all, strangely enough, but a steampunk western romance flash fic, “The Heart Is a Spare Part,” which appears in Baffling Magazine #4, available right now on their Patreon and then in July on their main page.
Next, The Wicked Library has unleashed their super-stuffed Pride Month Special, with stories by many wonderful queer horror authors. My sci-fi horror tale “A Little Too Late for Little Green Men” kicks off the festivities!
Happy May Day to all! It’s a double publication day, with two new short stories appearing.
First, “That Ye Shall Transgress” unites with a thrilling TOC in ProleSCARYet: Tales of Horror and Class Warfare, in which an alternative to vacation reveals an all-consuming system we dwell in every day.
Over in Dark Matter Magazine #3, visit “The House of Shapes,” where the titular house vexes and isolates an already alienated young girl. She’ll have to get rid of it. There’s an audio version, too!
This week has been busy! The Worm and His Kings, my new queer cosmic horror novella, released from Off Limits Press on the 15th, and it’s now available from Bookshop if you would like to support indie bookstores.
In the short fiction realm, Gothic horror magazine Love Letters to Poe published my coming of age tale “The Inheritance Thread” in their most recent issue. It’s a story of lineage and burdens, and the long-sought voice of a mother. The magazine’s podcast, available on both the site and podcast places like Spotify, has an audio version to, narrated by my wife J. The page also includes a short interview with me about the story. Check it out here.
In the non-fiction department, I’ve had the pleasure of appearing on several venues:
Gabriel Hart invited me to LitReactor, where we talked cosmic horror and NYC.
Necronomi.Com had me on to talk in depth about one of my favorite horror movies, The Wicker Man (1973).
And most recently, I appeared on the Women in Horror Film Festival Facebook page for a video interview about The Worm and His Kings.
Two new stories for September!
First, travel back to the ’90s in central New York in this location-based horror anthology. Play a game, kids, but make sure you know what you’re playing for. My story “Hopscotch for Keeps” appears in Places We Fear to Tread.
Then, Lovely LGBTQ+ horror podcast Monsters Out of the Closet released a new episode today. DOUBLE focuses on doppelgangers. My story appears second, “Autotomy.” Mom is gone, replaced by a stranger, and she has plans. Check it out here or on Spotify, iTunes, any podcast place!
I’m a couple days behind on this; the last week has been trying.
But I’m proud to say my story “Scarlet Hide Molly,” which previously appeared in Planet Scumm #6, has now been adapted to one of my favorite podcasts, Monsters Out of the Closet. This podcast takes horror fiction by LGBTQIA authors and adapts it into full productions with voice cast, music, sound effects.
The second story in their latest episode, WITCH, Robin Tynan, Abigail Birkett, Taara Rangan, and Anna Podds do an incredible job voicing narrator and the three women who tell campfire tales of the titular mountain fiend. Give it a listen!
My first fiction of 2020 appears is a horror-comedy flash fic appearing today on The Arcanist! It’s a little saucy and a lot of love … and possession, too. They have it up on audio as well. Check it out!
It’s been a few weeks, but this weekend brings two new stories!
First up, there’s a new flash fic over at The Arcanist, “Crones in Their Larval State,” about witches and daughters and the trouble they bring.
Second, for your listening pleasure, the incredible Emily Strand narrates my short horror story of an odd pet-sitting job and all its complications. Check out “Help” over at Tales to Terrify.
There will be more to come this week, so check back in soon. It’s another busy month and I’m just trying to keep it up!