|The Horror Society’s first ever Igor Awards are now over. A huge tip of the hat to the winner, Doug Lamoreux. The anthology should hit the shelves October 15th, 2013. Below is the cover for the “Best of the Horror Society 2013” and the Table of Contents’ authors, containing me for my short story, “The Clown.” Yeah…knowing Hollie Johani Snider‘s phobia of clowns I went ahead and wrote a clown story. Muahahahahahahaaaaaa|
|BEST OF THE HORROR SOCIETY 2013 TOC AUTHORS
Fantastic news, folks! The cover for “ANTHOLOGY: YEAR ONE,” containing my story, “A Murder of Crows” was just released this morning. Less than two weeks until the tome is available for purchase. “Eye” can’t wait to get my copy from the Four Horsemen (publishers of Shroud Magazine).
- WHEN BETSY WHISPERS – Marianne Halbert
- THE OLD MAN – T.T. Zuma
- SEQUENCE – Dustin LaValley
- THE JESUS BOMB: A HIRAM GRANGE STORY – Scott Christian Carr
- BOG KING – John Grover
- A DAY AT THE BOOKSTORE – Timothy P. Flynn
- THE GUESTS – Gregory L. Norris
- APPLEDORE – David Bernard
- STIR THE BONES – Jennifer Allis Provost
- LYDIA LOSES HER CAR – Bracken MacLeod
- THE LEGACY – Roxanne Dent
- THE IMAGINARY SOLUTION – Tracy L. Carbone
- THE STRANGE MEDICINES OF DR. LING – Peter Dudar
- HELPING HANDS - Rona Gofstein
- LUGH’S TRIBUTE – Ogmios
- SHE CRIES – K. Allen Wood
- A MURDER OF CROWS – Henry Snider
- CLIFFHANGER – Stacey Longo
- LAMENT AT SUNDOWN – Kevin Lucia
- EAVESDROPPING – Michael Bailey
- GRANDFATHER’S GHOST – Mike J. Smith
- THE GREEN HOUR – Andrew Wolter
- THE ELVIS LANDING – Jackie Gamber
Well, after a long drought and killer (pun intended) writer’s block I received some fantastic news today. My story, “A Murder of Crows,” has been accepted to be part of the “ANTHOLOGY 2012” collection put out by the Four Horsemen and Shroud Publishing. Tossing in a little graphic here I made for the story, however, it is NOT the anthology cover (can’t wait to see that).
“Read the End First” contains 24 stories about the end of the world. Armageddon starting at 12:01AM with each author getting his/her very own time zone to work in.
The big surprise on this is the new cover. Absolutely love this one.
More on this little diddy as it becomes available.
Ever have a day that you just don’t know how to feel about? Try this one on for size
Twisted Library Press, which holds several of my stories in various anthologies, announces that it is cancelling the majority of their forthcoming selection line. What does this mean to me? It means the stories:
- “A Murder of Crows,” part of FEAROLOGY 2
- “Olden’s Wood,” part of FEAROLOGY 3
- “Singed,” part of HELLOLOGY
- “1865,” part of SOUTH WILL RISE UNDEAD
- “Pop,” part of ZOMBIE ZAK’S HOUSE OF PAIN
have been dropped. It happens and I feel for the press. Of course I also am a bit peeved since some of these titles were held for a full year before the announcement. So I took a bit to lick my wounds.
Now for the up sides . . . .
. . . are there up sides?
Why yes, yes there are.
The first piece of news, as per the graphic seen below, is that the very same day the announcement about “THE SOUTH WILL RISE UNDEAD” was announced, Pete Giglio, Executive editor at Evil Jester Press, contacted me and snatched my 1865 story up. The catch – I have to expand it to 50,000 words or more – which isn’t a problem considering I wanted (ohhhhhh so badly) to do that in the first place. So my short story gets to be a novella/novel and doesn’t even have to be shopped around.
My second piece of good news involves the story “Pop.” You’ll notice that there’s no graphic for “ZOMBIE ZAK’S HOUSE OF PAIN“among the tombstones. That’s because every author agreed to keep their stories with Zak and Bill to let them shop the anthology around to other presses. So, it’s in a form of Limbo right now, but fingers are still crossed.
Ever wondered how the world would end if you could decide? This anthology takes the concept of The Apocalypse a step further. 24 authors picked their own time zone to destroy. Each story is an original take on the apocalypse, seriously how fun would 24 stories about giant chinchillas eating us really be? These stories, including Henry Snider’s “Stormfront,” will make you wonder if the end comes – what happens, and will most definitely give you ideas that never occurred to you before.
. . . end of the world and I didn’t even do it with mauling maniac munchkins. Dorothy would be proud.