Thursday, September 8, 2022

Weirdbook 45 by Wildeside Press

I got my copy of Weirdbook 45 by Wildside Press.  It contains my poem, They Dance in Arsenic.

THE DRAGONS OF THE NIGHT, by Darrell Schweitzer
LOVE AND SORCERY, by John R. Fultz
THE RECKONING, by Sharon Cullars
WE WERE X-MEN, by Abdul-Qaadir Taariq Bakari-Muhammad
NYKTHOS, by Marlane Quade Cook
DRAGON FOOD, by Franklyn Searight
HOUSE OF THE GRAND FLY, by Charles Haugen
THE SMITH AFFAIR, by James Goodridge
THE GOLDEN BOY, by Aditya Deshmukh
WHITE WAKE, by John C. Hocking

Plus a selection of uncanny poetry by Chad Hensley, Frederick J. Mayer, Allan Rozinski, K.A. Opperman, Ashley Dioses, and Dave Truesdale.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

The Fifth Di... June 2022 by Hiraeth Publishing

To spice it up a bit, I actually have an article in this issue of The Fifth Di... June 2022 by Hiraeth Publishing, Publishing Your Horror and Fantasy Work.  

I started college again spring of last year and wrote this essay for a class.  I felt it was a wasted effort if I didn't attempt to get this published somewhere fitting.  

Publishing Your Horror and Fantasy Work by Ashley Dioses

Short Stories
Raveled Seaweed and a Pearl by Kelly A. Harmon
Risen in the East by DJ Tyrer
Shackles by Maureen Bowden
The Monster of Kylantar by Jason Lairamore
Unforeseen Circumstances by Maureen Bowden
The Man Who Was Only History by J. J. Steinfeld

Flash Fiction
Live! From the Thimble Theatre by Alan Ira Gordon
The Strange Case of Mr. Hedford’s House by Jonathan Sherwood

Flight of the Beast by Bruce Boston
The Next Incarnation of Joan by Jay Sturner
Queen of Bees by Scott J. Couturier
Azazel-Pomps by Scott J. Couturier
She Talks of the Past, I Think of the Future by C. J. Carter-Stephenson
Welcome to the Future by John Grey

Pluto in Furs Vol. 2

My copy of Pluto in Furs Vol. 2 finally arrived.  I have, I believe three sonnets in here, under the group title, The Countess.  They are a continuation of my vampire sonnet cycle started in Diary of a Sorceress.  The full sonnet cycle will be in Diary of a Vampyress. 

Among Satyrs and Nymphs: A Devotional Anthology to Hellenic Nature Spirits by Bibliotheca Alexandrina

I received my beautiful copy of  Among Satyrs and Nymphs: A Devotional Anthology to Hellenic Nature Spirits by Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which features three reprints of mine, Maenads, Panic, and They Sing in Whispers, all of which can be found in Diary of a Sorceress.

L.A. Vintage Paperback Festival

Kyle and I attended our first L. A. Vintage Paperback Festival since Covid.  It was sad to attend without Dennis Etchison and Bill Nolan there.  I miss them.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Winter Solstice 2021 Issue by Eternal Haunted Summer

My poem, Ethereal Melodies, was published in the Yule issue of Eternal Haunted Summer.  You can read it for free, along with the rest of the issue, here.


A Crown of Stars by Shelly Jones 

Ethereal Melodies by Ashley Dioses 

Giving the Moon Back to the Moon by Hayley Stone 

La Loba by Michele Mekel 

The Legionnaire by Mark J. Mitchell 

The Mercy of Compromise by Gerri Leen 

Mother Midnight by Denise Dumars 

Mothers’ Night by Adam Bolivar 

My Mom Called Them ‘Thunderboomers’ by Traci McMickle 

Night Communion by Lyri Ahnam 

Night Spell by Deborah Sage 

Nyx by Manuel W Balaguer-Cort├ęs 

Owl’s Wisdom by K. A. Opperman 

Sacred Eclipse by Eve Morton 

A Sickle Moon by Lorraine Schein 

The Tiny Goblin by Ann Wuehler 

Waning by Lorraine Jeffrey 

The Wild Hunt by Ngo Binh Anh Khoa 

The Witch Hares by Dr. Sara Cleto and Dr. Brittany Warman 

Withered by Robert Beveridge  

Year’s Walk by Scott J. Couturier 

Fiction and Prose Poetry

Bleed the Night by Maxwell Ian Gold 

Cup by Hugh Allison

In the Company of Shadows by Sabrina Balmick 

Midnight at the Abbey of Shadows by Laurence Raphael Brothers 

Ratri and the Grieving Botanist by Jay Sturner 

She Comes With the Mist by Sarah Walker

sun, to stand still by Monica Robinson 


Natalia Clarke, author of Pagan Portals: Baba Yaga


A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White

[reviewed by Rebecca Buchanan]

Pagan Portals: Seeking the Primal Goddess by Melusine Draco

[reviewed by Christopher Greiner]

Singing to the North Wind by Susannah Ravenswing

[reviewed by Erin Lale]

Thunder God of Mars by John Taloni

[reviewed by Erin Lale] 

Weirdbook Annual #3: Zombies! by Wildside Press

I meant to post this sooner but time got away from me.  My copy of Weirdbook Annual #3: Zombies! by Wildside Press arrived and it looks gorgeous.  It does have an unfortunate typo in my title.  My poem is supposed to be titled Necrophilic Sin, not Necrophalic Sin, which is amusing.  I did not catch the error when verifying the proof so it stuck.  Oh well, it happens.

The Meddler, by Matthew John
Tiger Girls vs. the Zombies, by Lucy A. Snyder
Dead Between the Eyes, by Adrian Cole
Alive Again, by Franklyn Searight
The Night Hans Kroeger Came Back, by Kenneth Bykerk
The Marching Dead, by Andrew Darlington
I Wished for Zombies, by D.C. Lozar
O Mary Don’t You Mourn, by Mike Chinn
To Die, To Sleep, No More, by Erica Ruppert
Run, Monster, Run, by Teasha Seitz
Another Night in Bayou Sauvage, by Chad Hensley
Kifaro, by Dilman Dila
But I Love Him, by Scott Wheelock
Who Wants to Live Forever?, by Angela Yuriko Smith
The Dead Are Always Hungry, by Christopher Alex Ray
Zen Zombies, by R. A. Smith
Cassius Max, by KT Morley
A Nanotech Samsara, by J.N. Cameron
Pine in the Soul, by John Linwood Grant
“Welcome Home”, by Craig E. Sawyer
Papa Hanco, by Ed Reyes
They Shall Eat Dust, by Josh Reynolds
In Shadow Valley, by Nick Swain
Devil’s Bargain, by J.F. Le Roux
Right for You Now, by Andrew Jennings
E’Zunguth, the Zombie God, by Maxwell I. Gold
Lazy River, by Kelly Piner
The New Human, by Shayne K. Keen
This Little Piggy, by EV Knight
Life Unworthy of Life, by Stephanie Ellis
More Blood, by Carson Ray
This Creeping Cold, by Kevin Rees
The Body I Used to Be, by Scott Edelman
Queen of Hearts, by S.E. Lindberg

Plus poetry by Ashley Dioses, Avra Margariti, Josh Maybrook, Darrell Schweitzer, Lori R. Lopez, Allan Rozinski, K.A. Opperman, Gregg Chamberlain, Robert Borski, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Colleen Anderson, and David C. Kopaska-Merkel.