Sunday, September 23, 2018

Shades & Shadows: Five Years!

(We had wine and cake to celebrate S&S's 5th anniversary.)

Last night I get a message from Xach Fromson asking me if Kyle and I could come read for Shades and Shadows tomorrow because another author had to cancel last minute.  I told him Kyle couldn't and I maybe could, depending on what time it was.  It was well after my work shift so I said yes.  It was a great decision. 

Shades and Shadows was held last night at 8 at The Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum.  Other authors included Bree Barton, Maria Alexander, Maura Milan, and Jeff Sweat.

(Xach Fromson)

(Bree Barton)

(Maria Alexander)

(Maura Milan)

(Jeff Sweat)

Since it was such last minute, (I didn't read the message until 11 last night) I didn't have any books to sell (I had 3 handmade bookmarks with verses on them and came home with them) and I didn't have time to pick out what to read.  I ended up reading The Black Goddess, Ligeia, Castle Csejthe, and Lady in Black Velvet. 

(The bookmarks are $5.)


Monday, September 10, 2018

ToC for Haunted are These Houses by Unnerving Magazine

My reprint poem, II. Bat in the Boiler Room, will appear in Haunted are These Houses by Unnerving Magazine, an anthology of Gothic haunted house fiction and poetry.  You can preorder the ebook here.

Table of Contents

The Forbidden Room – Hailey Spencer
The Silence of Aeolian Hall – Moira Gillen
The Owl – S. L. Edwards
Thincoldnightwindkeenslikeabanshee – John Kiste
The Visionary – Emily & Charlotte Bronte
Our Room of Walking Coffins – Stephanie Wytovich
The Shadows on the Wall – Mary Wilkins Freeman
Sisiter – Megan Mary Moore
Dark Room – Benjamin Chirlin
From the Dusty Mesa – David Busboom
The Apparition – Herman Melville
Home Sweet Hideaway – Brian James Lewis
The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future – Christi Nogle
The Castle at the End of the World – Sheldon Woodbury
Love as Eternal as Death – Joseph Vanburen
The Brothers – Erin McNair
Landscape of a Haunting – E. F. Schraeder
Devotion – John McIlveen
Nine – Tobias Radloff
Beansidhe – Shannon Conner Winward
Rose-Sick – Gemma Files
In the Darkened Hours – Bruce Boston
William Wilson – Edgar Allan Poe
Four Locks and Sunday Hair Pins – Angela Zimmerman
Bloodbuzz of Ravens – Sara Tantlinger
Sisters– Chris McGinley
Bat in the Boiler Room – Ashley Dioses
Prometheus Unbound – Percy Bysshe Shelley
Rebecca's Return – J. T. Seate
Evelen -or- the Spanish Place – W. P. Osborne
The Call of the House of Usher – Annie Neugebauer
Cherry Tree – J. Martin
Miss Emeline’s Mirror – Catherine Cavendish
Inheritance – Christina Sng

Saturday, September 8, 2018

ToC for the Weirdbook Annual Cthulhu Mythos issue by Wildside Press

My poem, Asenath, is the next poem in my femme fatale poetry series.  It will appear in the next "Weiordbook Annual" by Wildside Press which is "Cthulhu Mythos" themed.

Table of Contents

A Message from the Editor Douglas Draa


The Shining Trapezohedron by Robert M. Price
A Noble Endeavor by Lucy A. Snyder
Ancient Astronauts by Cynthia Ward
The Thing in the Pond by John R. Fultz
Enter The Cobweb Queen by Adrian Cole
Tricks No Treat by Paul Dale Anderson
Ronnie by Christian Riley
Cellar Dweller by Franklyn Frank Searight
Yellow Labeled VHS Tape by R.C. Mulhare
Tuama by Leanna Falconer
Mercy Holds No Measure by Kenneth Bykerk
Treacherous Memory by Glenn Owen Glynn Owen Barrass
The Hutchison Boy by Darrell Schweitzer


A Wizard's Daughter by Ann K. Schwader
The Shadow Of Azathoth Is Your Galaxy by D.B. DB Spitzer
Ascend by Mark Mihalko
The Solace Of The Farther Moon by Allan Rozinski
The Stars Are Always Right; or The Evening Not by Charles Danny Lovecraft
Lovecraftian Limerick by Andrew J. Wilson
Daemonic Nathicana by KA Opperman
Asenath by Ashley Dioses
Dolmen Of The Moon by Deuce Richardson