Story Sale: “Savage Planet” to THE FOUR HORSEMAN anthology

I am proud to announce my first original short story sale of the year (the “first sale” was technically a reprint for a 2011 Nightshade Books fairy tale anthology…more details on that later) — “Savage Planet” to Pill Hill Press’s anthology The Four Horsemen: An Anthology of Conquest, War, Famine & Death. My fun little spider-planet space opera falls…

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Bibbidy Bobbidy Byes

This essay is one of the “Lost Blogs” that was discovered in the wildlands of the intarwebs by my friend Eric James Stone after the publication of Beauty & Dynamite. I’m posting it in response to something Kelli wrote recently called “Boyfriend 47,”, an essay ranking the merits (or lack thereof) of the respective Disney princes. Personally, I think…

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Apex Magazine Story of the Year Award

Apex needs your votes! Click on over to the first annual Apex Magazine Story of the Year Award and cast your ballot. Yes, for those curious persons, I do have a story on the ballot — “Poor Man’s Roses”, which appeared in October. Voting starts tonight and will continue through January 30th. The story receiving the most votes will…

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The Clockwork Jungle Book

I’m honored to be part of the newest issue of Shimmer magazine: The Clockwork Jungle Book. Inside are twenty fabulous steampunk fables by some of the hottest names in SF: Shedding Skin; Or How the World Came to Be, by Jay Lake The Jackdaw’s Wife, by Blake Hutchins The Student and the Rats, by Jess Nevins The Mechanical Aviary…

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Growing Up Poe

Edgar Allan Poe would be celebrating his 200th birthday this year. He cast an epic shadow across American fiction; he inspired every last horror writer who came after him; and his fans founded Weird Tales magazine. Weird Tales wondered if Poe still has the same impact today — so in their latest issue, they asked a bevy of dark…

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Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

La Reine Rouge by Alethea Kontis His bones hit the stones with a crack as the guard shoved him to his knees. They weren’t normal playing cards; they all had strange metric road signs on them. And they spoke French. “Brian Keene,” said a terrible voice. A familiar voice. The burlap sack was ripped from his head. On the…

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HCH on Fictionwise

For those savvy tech people, Harlan County Horrors is now available on Fictionwise. And they’re having a big sale on horror right now, so it’s only like three bucks. What are you waiting for? Go for it. What better way to get in the mood for Halloween?

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