For folks in the NE Ohio area, I'll be taking part in a handful of local events over the next couple months.
On February 15th, I'll be one of the artists at Zipcon. I'll be selling prints, original art and taking a handful of sketch commissions. You can find more info here.
On March 7th, I'm teaching a science fiction/fantasy short story workshop at Reed Memorial Library. The event is free, but registration is required. You can find more info here.
I'll also be attending the Winter Writing Festival and Cleveland ConCoction.
I'm pleased to announce that Apparition Literary Magazine has nominated my story, "Our Roots Devour," for the Pushcart Prize!
Also "Polaroid, 1979" has been included in this fantastic year's best list.
I have a handful of short stories published in 2019 that are eligible for awards:
Polaroid, 1979 published in PseudoPod, October 2019, (short story, fantasy/horror)
Their skins never look as beautiful on her as they do on their original bones, but this boy drapes over Evelyn like silk...
Our Roots Devour published in Apparition Literary Magazine, July 2019 (short story, fantasy)
Momma always told us the Tree ain’t got a taste for our family’s blood. But it’s hard to keep my heart from hammering when I lay that blackbird, swaddled like a baby in one of Momma’s old blouses, against its roots...
The Wallflowers published in Gorgon: Stories of Emergence, February 2019 (short story, science fiction)
When you open your eyes, the daisies are watching you...
My short story, "Our Roots Devour," is now up at Apparition Literary Magazine!
This story was a long time coming and I wrestled with it quite a bit before it emerged in its final form. I'm really happy it found such a great home in the Retribution issue of Apparition.
My short story, "He Feasts Forever" was just listed as Track of Words' top choice for Black Library's best digital short fiction of 2019, (so far)! You can read the entire, (very awesome) list here.
My short story, "He Feasts Forever," is now available at Black Library!
"He Feasts Forever is an unnerving, Gormenghast-esque tale of sinister domesticity and dark glamour...Anyone looking for an Age of Sigmar story which captures the setting’s darkness without relying on homogenised archetypes should have this at the top of their list..."
-Track of Words
And, if you're in the mood for more Warhammer horror, my short story, "Crimson Snow" is also out now in Black Library's anthology, Maledictions!
Gorgon: Stories of Emergence is now available!
It's a beautiful anthology and I'm thrilled that my story, "The Wallflowers" is included.
You can purchase it here.
I have a pair of short stories published in 2018 that are awards eligible!
"The Imitation Sea." Published in Shimmer, April 2018 (short story, science fiction)
"You find the dead Angel at five a.m. in the slurry of broken bottles and rotting fish on the Lake Erie shore. It almost looks human in the morning light, a ten-year-old, maybe eleven, boyish, face bloated, limp and blue and doughy..."
"Necessary Threads." Published in Fell Beasts and Fair, March 2018 (short story, fantasy)
"The straw man is crumpled on the bank. He wears human clothes, plaid, denim, bright orange cotton, but he doesn't smell like skin..."