Publish Service Announcement: THE SKELETON MELODIES by Clint Smith (Hippocampus Press, 2020)

Closing in on a year since I received the initial cover-art drafts from the inimitable Dan Sauer, along with the final galleys from Hippocampus Press. I’m pondering the process this morning, dwelling on (in an otherwise pitiful year of 2020) my mystifying stroke of luck to cross paths with artists (particularly ones who endorsed the project) saturated in various creative crafts. If time and interest allow, check out my sophomore collection of short stories, The Skeleton Melodies.

Ginger Nuts of Horror Review of THE SKELETON MELODIES

Ginger Nuts of Horror contributor Daisy Lyle provides a thorough assessment of The Skeleton Melodies. Clearly, Daisy has invested a lot of time analyzing this collection of stories, and I’m supremely grateful for this thoughtful examination.

The overall impression left by [The] Skeleton Melodies is of an author who is definitely going places. Some of his prose could do with a bit of pruning, but it’s a polished collection covering a wide variety of fears ancient and modern, and I will be watching Smith’s development as a writer with interest.” Daisy Lyle