I’m very happy to report that I’ve sold reprint rights to a short story and a poem to the supernatural horror magazine Bloodbond (Alban Lake Publishing) for their November 2017 issue. “Unnatural Balances,” a story involving flesh-eating ghouls ‘thinning the herd’ of over-populated vampires (who in turn are preying on regular mortals) puts a supernatural spin […]Read more "Story & Poem Accepted for Publication"
Devils & Demons edited by Marvin Kaye. (Horror Anthology, 1987). Putting myself in a Halloween mood, I checked this thick (586 pages) anthology out of my local library. The book contains 52 works–mostly short to medium-length horrific fiction, but with a sprinkling of poems and even one short play script. The contents range from old classics […]Read more "REVIEWED: Devils & Demons"
If you haven’t seen an image from last weekend’s guided tours, here is the unholy “Brother James” (me) holding forth beside a photo of the Midway’s most famous ghost, Dear Tragic Martha… A chess match between costumed ghouls rages, as a tarot card reading takes place and the night’s 3rd movie is the (intensely) […]Read more "October 27th at the Grand Midway, Part 2"
Today–just in time for Halloween–the ebook horror anthology 9 Tales Told In The Dark #18 has been released. My historical horror story “Holding Action” (set in the war-torn nightmare that was Paraguay in 1870) is among the stories included in this latest volume from Bride of Chaos, Inc. The book is available exclusively from Amazon and in […]Read more "Horror Story Published"
Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King edited by Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller. (Nonfiction Anthology, 1982/1984). An interesting collection of insights into the horror master’s early career. There’s a warm yet probing introduction by novelist (and soon-to-be King collaborator) Peter Straub and a Foreword where King himself describes (in amusing and rather bemused […]Read more "Reviewed: FEAR ITSELF"
Flesh Eaters by Mark Trimeloni (Sci-Fi/Horror novel, 1997) This self-published first novel has its problems, but also features several unusual and interesting features. In the early stages of their planned conquest of Earth, a bunch of aliens of the body-snatching variety have chosen a rather unusual first target: a community of dedicated nudists. More than […]Read more "Reviewed: FLESH EATERS"
Here’s an advance look at the cover for Deadman’s Tome: Horrgasm–an e-book anthology collecting six sex-horror stories originally published in the word-press-based e-zine Deadman’s Tome. The editor describes my contribution (“The Vampire Nymph”) as “sizzling vampire sex served with a cold dish of irony.” Other contributors to the book include Ken Goldman, Marc Shapiro, Bob Freville, […]Read more "New Erotic Horror E-Book Anthology"