Gordon B. White interviewed me for Nightmare Magazine on The Worm and His Kings (and about other things too). This was a thorough and interesting bunch of questions! Find the interview here.
New story out this month. Stitched Lips, edited by Ken MacGregor and published by Dragon’s Roost Press, features horror stories of silenced voices. Find my trans tale of occult and misogyny, “Why We Keep Exploding,” by checking out the book.
Recently I appeared on Books in the Freezer, a fun podcast episode where we discussed short story collections, some in depth, some just in name-dropping, because there are so many incredible ones. We also talked a little about my upcoming collection, Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, which will be releasing May 7 from The Seventh Terrace. The ebook is up for pre-order!
Last, Cinema Crazed interviewed me for Women in Horror Month right here.
This is probably the last short story until the collection releases and then there will be an onslaught this summer, around when the hardcover of my upcoming novel Queen of Teeth will be arriving at the homes of those who pre-ordered. It’s going to be a busy year!
Happy December busy time! I’m a bit swamped, and so I’m a little late with updates, but here are a few things that have popped up of recent.
At the end of November, my horror mystery “Brain Trust” was the cover story in Planet Scumm #9. We open with a bathtub full of brains, the latest in a baffling string of situations in this steampunk city.
This past week, We Are Wolves released from Burial Day Books. Edited by the incredible Gemma Amor, Laurel Hightower, and Cina Pelayo, this charity anthology gathers women’s horror fiction and howls at the moon like nothing before. Among the many wonderful stories, you’ll find my cinema-laced tale of expectation, exploitation, and community in “The Curse of She, Part 6: The Final Girlfriend.”
Over at Nightworms, I chatted with Andrew “the Book Dad” about my new queer cosmic horror novella, The Worm and His Kings.” Check out the interview here.
And speaking of Worm, it’s now available on Barnes and Noble!
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.
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!
I’m ecstatic to announce that my first short story collection, Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, will be published in spring 2021 from The Seventh Terrace! Focusing on queer horror, isolation, and the monstrous feminine, the book will cover 18 stories, including a new novelette, “Recitation of the First Feeding.”
I’ll keep the site updated (technical issues aside) as info comes in such as cover and release date.
As for interviews, I had technical difficulties that kept me from updating as they came:
- Stephanie Wytovich had me over for a special Pride Month Madhouse interview in Urban Legends and Cannibal Kings: A Guest Interview with Hailey Piper, where we went in-depth on Benny Rose, the Cannibal King.
- Waylon Jordan interviewed me back in February for this lovely Pride Month article at iHorror.
- Laurel Hightower brought me back to Dead Head Reviews for a little interview about representation.
That should be all the interviews this month! And at month’s end, there will be a podcast tale.
Happy Pride Month! I delayed updating for what I feel should be obvious reasons. The first Pride was a riot though and no change comes without fighting for it.
Dream of Shadows has released their second issue, inside which you’ll find my post-apocalyptic fantastical horror flash fic, “Forgive the Adoring Beast” alongside lots of other cool stories.
Over in the UK, The Haunted Bouncy Castle has released their first anthology, Neon Horror, which is all queer horror creators. My flash fic “There Is an Old Lady Who Swallows the Stars” appears inside.
Next, Stephanie Evelyn has been running a terrific series of interviews, Women Thought Leaders in Horror, over at her blog and was kind enough to invite me to be part of it. She posed interesting questions that I was all too happy to answer. You can check that interview here.
More to come soon!
I am once more a little late on the update. I was fortunate to be interviewed twice more for Women in Horror Month.
First, Sonora Taylor interviewed me for her blog! We talked The Possession of Natalie Glasgow, LGBTQ+ horror, and more!
Then Brennan LaFaro interviewed me at Dead Head Reviews! We talked novella reinvention, cinematic horror, and more!
It’s a two-news Sunday!
First, though it’s been out a little bit on the Nook, Running Wild Anthology of Stories, Volume 3 is now out in paperback and on Kindle. Beginning the book is “Clara Came to St. Mary’s,” my 1940s fantasy story about an orphanage run by cruel nuns and the odd girl who appears there.
Second, Demain Publishing, who has just released An Invitation to Darkness as a standalone novelette, interviewed me recently. We talk about the story and characters, writing influences, and things like Bigfoot and Studio Ghibli. Check out the interview here.
There’s much to address, but that’s because I’ve neglected the site over a busy week, so I have no one to blame but myself. One thing at a time!
First, due to popular demand, my debut novella The Possession of Natalie Glasgow is now available in paperback!
Second, I did an interview over at Planet Scumm. Dinosaurs, robots–it has it all! I’ll soon be adding a page for interviews and articles now that there are a couple of them.
Third, a recommendation. Each year, long-time horror editor Ellen Datlow releases a new entry in her Best Horror of the Year series. Volume 11 collects her best picks of 2018, but she also has an online recommendations. One of those stories is “The Man Upstairs,” published in Five on the Fifth back in November 2018. So check it out; it’s recommended.
Last, Demain Publishing’s Short Sharp Shocks! series is about to get longer. An Invitation to Darkness joins the ranks on September 27 as a standalone novelette. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon.