A contemplative analysis of my short story, “The Undertow, and They That Dwell Therein” (the second story in The Skeleton Melodies), has drifted to the surface at The Miskatonic Review, courtesy of The Bibliothecar.
Heading into an extended weekend, received an encouraging endorsement from the inimitable Mike Davis with the Lovecraft eZine. Mike has a keen calibration on the contemporary pulse of fiction, which makes his shoutout even more gratifying:
“Only a few stories in,” wrote Mike, “but so far The Skeleton Melodies…is fantastic.” He goes on to mention some of my own literary heroes (Klein, Langan, Barron) who supplied some (inconceivably) generous sentiments.
In truth, the pride I possess for this collection is eclipsed by my gratitude and obligation to those who contributed a sentiment to the stories in this book:
- Adam Golaski (who penned the Introduction, “The Profane Articulation of Truth”), author of Worse Than Myself
- Laird Barron, author of Worse Angels
- Dan Chaon, author of Ill Will
- Scott Dwyer, Plutonian Press
- T.E.D. Klein, author of Dark Gods and The Ceremonies
- John Langan, author of Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies
- Daniel Mills, author of Revenants and Moriah
- CM Muller, author of Hidden Folk
- Christopher Slatsky, author of The Immeasurable Corpse of Nature
- Gordon B. White, author of As Summer’s Mask Slips and Other Disruptions