Good Day, GHOULJAW

After checking in on the marketing and sales report, there’s been a modest purchase-bump for my freshman collection, Ghouljaw and Other Stories, released by Hippocampus Press in 2014, with a humbling Introduction from S.T. Joshi and cover art by Jared Boggess.  (One sales site claims only five copies remaining in stock.)  

And since it’s been nearly eight years since its publication, I’ll supply a memento from the gifted Ben H. Winters, Edgar-Award-Winning author of The Last Policeman:  “These smart, unsettling stories give us, with vivid detail, both the squalidly ordinary and the terrifyingly extraordinary-and make clear how closely the two are linked.”

“Feast Your Eyes…” on Grand October…

With about a month until it’s release, preorders are now available for Nightscript, Vol. VII. Both paperbacks and Kindle editions with be released on October 1, 2021.

For the past seven years, the annual arrival of C.M. Muller’s Nigthscript anthology has been a harbinger of of the Halloween season. But festivities aside, Muller, as editor of various volumes (see Oculus Sinister and Twice-Told), has an astute sense of contemporary tonality; and as such, and as with previous installments, it’s an honor to add some ink to Nightscript. My story, “Feast Your Eyes on the Yawning Monotony of Humdrum Rot,” has been placed on table of contents in league with some remarkable writers:

Feast Your Eyes on the Yawning Monotony of Humdrum Rot — Clint Smith 
The Passing — Joshua Rex
When Sleep At Last — Douglas Thompson
The Summer King’s Day — Timothy Granville
Roadkill — Elin Olausson 
It Looked Like Her — Gordon Brown
Little Gods To Live In Them — David Surface
We Are The Gorillas — Douglas Ford
The Body Trick — Alexander James
Feed  Jason A. Wyckoff
’Neath The Mirror Of The Sea  Rhonda Eikamp
Clipped Wings — Steve Toase
The Cardboard Voice — Tim Major
The Validations  Ashley Stokes
A Perfect Doll — Regina Garza Mitchell
Madam and Yves — Marc Joan
The Delf — Danny Rhodes
Where the Oxen Turned the Plow — Charles Wilkinson
Feast of Fools: A Heartwarming Holiday Romance — LC von Hessen