The Blood Red Experiment: Part 4

It’s Women in Horror month so apropos that the penultimate part of my neo-giallo Madonna of the Wasps has just come out — the final part will wrap up this auspicious month. Murder, mayhem, ancient rites and a legendary prima ballerina all fit together somehow in the homage to Dario Argento, Mario Bava and of course,…

Women in Horror Month

Oh, the bonanza of Women in Horror Month! So many riches — Maura McHugh’s Water Helen S. Grant’s reading of Lilith’s Story and her co-production with her son, A Playmobil Warning to the Curious Lynda E. Rucker’s The House on Cobb Street A quartet of ladies from The Dark Magazine Peg Aloi on the remake…

Art, Social Media & Horror

You’ve got three chances to catch me this week (assuming you’re not one of my students, then you’ve got a few more). Monday night I’ll be at the opening reception for the “Text as Art” exhibit at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. I’ll have a chance to talk about my mixed media piece…

Coming Soon: Weird Noir

Yes, now it can be told! Coming very soon (as in, we’re rushing as fast as we can) from Fox Spirit Books is this fabulous new collection WEIRD NOIR! Dig that awesome cover art from the amazingly talented S. L. Johnson (AKA the Queen of Everything). It’s been tough sorting through the story submissions; some…

New Release: Unquiet Dreams

“Unquiet Dreams is the long, deep plunge in the coldest quarry in the woods; the lingering look under the rotting wood at all the writhing life there; the stare into the abyss until one realizes something is staring back.” ~ S. R. Bissette, creator of Tyrant, Taboo, Teen Angels & New Mutants and illustrator of…

Madness (i.e. business as usual)

I’m off to Harrogate in the morning; not sure if I will have time to post while I’m there. But as I have a long train ride ahead of me, I do have time to read! Hurrah, the only difficulty will be choosing amongst the many things loaded onto the shiny toy. And not missing…

Drabble: Goin’ to the Chapel

Patti Abbott has made another challenge to her pals: a drabble — a story of exactly one hundred words —  inspired by one of three pictures. Succinct, yeah? Here’s mine. “Goin’ to the chapel…” The parson looked nervous. Bart smiled to reassure him, then nudged him along with the Berretta. Now it was his wedding…

Unquiet Dreams & other things

I am so happy to announce that I just signed a contract with Tirgearr Publishing for a collection of short fiction to be called Unquiet Dreams. Stories old and new will be gathered up in this dark bouquet. I’m so excited! Some of these stories have not been available for a long time and people…

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: Abed

My post is actually over at The Girls’ Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse — Abed (The Film): What would you do to keep your family alive? Watch the trailer to see if this is something you’d like to check out (i.e. not for the faint-hearted!) Or just buy Beth’s story for 99¢ on Amazon: And…

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Lyrics and A Hard Road to Nowhere

 A bit of a cheat: a music two-fer. One is old, but the other’s new; nonetheless, given the difficulty of finding your audience in the ocean of new publications out there, it deserves a boost to the signal. The Fall: Lyrics by Mark E. Smith The lynchpin of my current writing career: what, you think…