Horror Author NewsMarch 3rd, 2009 by Gabrielle Faust received 1 Comment »
**This list was originally compiled by Angelyne Bosch for the HWA newsletter.**
The end of 2008 saw the release of two stories for Joel Jacobs. “Crazy Bones” appeared in Chimeraworld #5, The Rejects Issue, published by Chimericana Books, and “Night Scares” can be found in the hardcover Northern Haunts: 100 Terrifying New England Tales from Shroud Publishing, the proceeds for which will go to the American Cancer Society. For more information visit: http://www.shroudmagazine.com/northern-haunts–100-terrifying-new-england-tales-hardco100.html.
JG Faherty has two sales to announce: “The Lesson” to http://www.WrongWorld’s “Teachers” issue, released in December/January and “Feral” in the anthology Winter Frights.
“Flames,” a new ghost story by Lawrence C. Connolly, has just been released in Shades of Darkness, edited by Barbara and Christopher Roden, from Ash-Tree Press. A podcast interview about the story is available at http://gsspodcast.mypodcast.com. For more information on Shades of Darkness, go to http://www.ash-tree.bc.ca/atp141shadesofdarkness.htm.
The new story collection, Scattered Ashes, from award-winning author Scott Nicholson is available for preorder. Nicholson, author of seven novels, including The Skull Ring and They Hunger, has stretched the genre to embrace peculiar pregnancies, supernatural mysteries, unorthodox creatures, and sinister psychology, exploring questions of faith and despair, love and loss. With an introduction by Jonathan Maberry and cover art by M. Wayne Miller, the collection will be released in 100 limited hardcover editions and twenty-six lettered editions, as well as trade paperback. For more information, visit http://www.darkregions.com.
Steve Calvert would like to report his story, “The Flat,” can be found online now at the Big Pulp Web site: http://www.bigpulp.com/vice_calvert_theflat.html.
Independent publisher Snowbooks has signed an eight-book deal with British horror writer, and new HWA member, Thomas Emson, with titles due for release over the next four years, ending with The Haunt, which is scheduled for a September 2012 release. Emson’s first Snowbook release was the werewolf novel, Maneater. His new novel, Skarlet, will open a vampire trilogy and will be published in early March 2009. Krimson and Kardinal will follow Skarlet to round out The Vampire Trinity series. In further news, Prey, the follow-up to Maneater is due for release in September 2009. For more information, visit either http://www.thevampiretrinity.com or the author’s Web site at http://www.thomasemson.com.
Martyrs & Monsters, a new collection of short fiction by Robert Dunbar, can now be ordered through Dark Hart Press.
Douglas Smith has several recent publications to announce. In December “Doorways” appeared in Postscripts 17, and “A Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, by Van Gogh” and “Going Down to Lucky Town” both appeared in PS Publishing’s collection, Impossibilia. Finally, “The Last of a Thing” appeared in Dark Wisdom in January 2009. For more information, you can check out his Web site (http://www.smithwriter.com).
Jeremy Zoss reports a recent sale of a flash piece, “Bits,” scheduled to appear in the October 2009 issue of the quarterly webzine Necrotic.
Ann K. Schwader would like to announce that her SF (and slightly dark) haibun, “Dancing to Van Gogh,” received third place in the SFPA’s 2008 Dwarf Stars awards. The Dwarf Stars award is given to the best speculative poem of ten lines or fewer published in the previous year, as voted upon by the membership. “Dancing to Van Gogh” first appeared in Mythic Delirium. Please visit http://www.sfpoetry.com/news.html for the full list of winners.
You can read Amy Grech’s short story, “Getting Off,” at The Flash Fiction Offensive: http://theflashfictionoffensive.blogspot.com/2008/12/4.html. Visit Amy’s official Web Fright at http://www.crimsonscreams.com.
Jeffrey B. Burton’s piece of flash fiction, “The Mourning,” was a mini Stories winner in MNArtists.org Flash Fiction contest. Feel free to check out “The Mourning” at http://www.mnartists.org/article.do?rid=221380.
Bev Vincent’s short story, “Wake Me Up For Meals,” will be in the May 2009 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, on newsstands in March. His short story, “The View From the Top,” will appear in issue #6 of Shroud magazine.
Steve Burt’s Q&A interview on The Graveyard Shift can be found at http://www.leelofland.com.
S. G. Browne’s debut novel, Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament, hits the shelves in trade paperback March 3. Published by Broadway Books, Breathers is a dark romantic zombie comedy about the perils and joys of life after undeath. To learn more about Breathers, a classic story of suffering and redemption, like The Color Purple or the New Testament, only with cannibalism, visit http://www.undeadanonymous.com.