Red Sky Blog Tour dates

Greetings, all.  We’re one week out from the Red Sky Blog Tour, and two weeks out from Red Sky’s pre-order date.  With that in mind, I figured it was a good time to discuss dates and such.

Each day next week, Monday through Friday, I’ll be appearing on a different author’s blog.  I plan to discuss a nice assortment of topics related to writing, horror, and all things scary and such.  Yeah.  Specific, I know.

By now, you’re probably wondering where I’ll be next week.  Well, no need to keep you waiting!  Here are the dates, listed by date and whose blog I’ll be corrupting.


Monday, October 25th: Lee Thomas
Tuesday, October 26th: Paul Tremblay
Wednesday, October 27th: Brian Keene
Thursday, October 28th: Tim Lebbon
Friday, October 29th: Norman Partridge

So come on out and join me.  We’ll have a few laughs, and I’ll probably get angry or grab your girlfriend’s ass at some point. EIther way, I promise fun!

Blood of the Bean II

As part of the awesomeness that is October, I’ll be reading October 16th as part of Gabrielle Faust’s Blood of the Bean II.  A slew of great authors are going to be there (plus me, heh), so try to make a night of it.

5:00­-5:15 Denise Broussard
5:15-5:30 Ethan Nahate
5:30-5:45 Frank Summers
5:45-6:00 Stina Leicht
6:00-6:15 D.B. Grady
6:15-6:30 Rhodi Hawk
6:30-6:45 Hank Schwaeble
6:45-7:00 Robert Stikmanz
7:00-7:45 Dear Lioness
7:45-8:00 Skylar White
8:00-8:15 Gabrielle Faust
8:15-8:30  Joe McKinney
8:30-8:45 Nate Southard
8:45-9:00  Lee Thomas

Blood of the Bean II takes place in Austin at Kick Butt Coffee, located at 5775 Airport Blvd. Hope to see some of you guys there!


Coming Soon: The RED SKY blog tour!

As of today, we’re four weeks out from the pre-order date for Red Sky, my debut novel.  While I do intend to celebrate October and everything awesome about it, I’ll also be hyping this book.  Promotion isn’t one of my stronger areas, so we’ll see how it goes.  I remain optimistic.

One of the first things I want to announce is the Red Sky Blog Tour.  The last week of this month, I’ll be bouncing around a few friends’ blogs, bullshitting about this and that and giving you a few juicy teases of the book.  Details will be forthcoming, but I promise a few good stories, some embarrassing moments, and at least one strange parallel. 

That’s all for today, folks.  I’ll be back in a few days with your next Red Sky tease.

Hello, October

Sorry about the lack of updates, recently.  I’ve been battling a stomach bug and trying to attend Fantastic Fest, that wonderful mess of horror, sci-fi,.and underground movies.  Got to see 16 great flicks this year (and one really awful one).  I think this may be my final Fantastic Fest, though.  In retrospect, it’s pretty obvious I lack the stamina to get little or no sleep for seven days.

That said, October is here!  While this month is normally my favorite time of year, this year October holds a special place in my heart, as it’s the month leading up RED SKY.

This month, I’ll be teasing my first novel, which will be available for pre-order starting November 1st.  Make a note of it.  This should be fun.

Shivers VI

The table of contents for Shivers VI, which will contain my story “I Found a Little Hole,” has been released.  I suddenly find myself thrilled to a ridiculous degree!

Pre-order Shivers VI here. 

Cemetery Dance Publications is proud to announce the sixth entry in this award-nominated and best-selling anthology series! Shivers VI is by far the largest volume to date and the first volume in the series to be published as Limited Edition and Lettered Edition hardcovers signed by the editor for the collectors in addition to the affordable trade paperback edition for general readers!

Shivers VI weighs in at 410 pages and contains more than 110,000 words from today’s most popular authors of horror and suspense including Stephen King, Peter Straub, Al Sarrantonio, Jay Bonansinga, Lisa Tuttle, David B. Silva, Melanie Tem, Brian Hodge, Brian Keene, Alan Peter Ryan, Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn, Bev Vincent, Brian James Freeman, Norman Prentiss, and many others.

Two of the longest pieces are a long lost novella, “The Crate” by Stephen King, which was only published once and hasn’t been in print in more than three decades, and “A Special Place: The Heart of A Dark Matter” by Peter Straub, a novella that is “creepy to the core” and “shines a terrible light on the backstory of Straub’s acclaimed A Dark Matter” according to the coveted Starred Review from Publishers Weekly.

Featuring original dark fiction with a handful of rare reprints, Shivers VI is available only from Cemetery Dance Publications.

Table of Contents:
“Serial” by Blake Crouch & Jack Kilborn
“The Crate” a novella by Stephen King
“The Last Beautiful Day” by Brian James Freeman
“Cobwebs” by Kealan Patrick Burke
“The Old Ways” by Norman Prentiss
“Waiting for Darkness” by Brian Keene
“Like Lick ‘Em Sticks, Like Tina Fey” by Glen Hirshberg
“Ghost Writer in My Eye” by Wayne Allen Sallee
“Palisado” by Alan Peter Ryan
“Stillness” by Richard Thomas
“In the Raw” by Brian Hodge
“I Found A Little Hole” by Nate Southard
“Fallow” by Scott Nicholson
“Last” by Al Sarrantonio
“Mole” by Jay Bonansinga
“The Shoes” by Melanie Tem
“Bits and Pieces” by Lisa Tuttle
“Trouble Follows” by David B. Silva
“Keeping It in the Family” by Robert Morrish
“It Is the Tale” by Bev Vincent
“A Special Place: The Heart of A Dark Matter” a novella by Peter Straub

Supernatural Noir and Spectres in Coal Dust

Ellen Datlow has released the Table of Contents for the upcoming Supernatural Noir.  It’s one hell of a lineup, and I’m pleased as all hell to be a part of it. 

Introduction Ellen Datlow
The Dingus by Gregory Frost
The Getaway by Paul G. Tremblay
Mortal Bait by Richard Bowes
Little Shit by Melanie Tem
Ditch Witch by Lucius Shepard
The Last Triangle by Jeffrey Ford
The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven by Laird Barron
The Romance by Elizabeth Bear
Dead Sister by Joe R. Lansdale
Comfortable in Her Skin by Lee Thomas
But For Scars by Tom Piccirilli
The Blisters on My Heart by Nate Southard
The Absent Eye by Brian Evenson
The Maltese Unicorn by Caitlín R. Kiernan
Dreamer of the Day by Nick Mamatas

In Paris, In the Mouth of Kronos by John Langan  Yep, that’s me sandwiched between Tom Piccirilli and Brian Evenson.  Not bad company!  Also, I found out yesterday that my story “A Sprinkling of Ashes” will be included in the upcoming Michael Knost antho Spectres in Coal Dust.  No official word on the stories in the book, but I can share the other authors in the Table of Contents. 

Gary A. Braunbeck
Christopher Golden
Tom Piccirilli
Steve Rasnic Tem
Elizabeth Massie
Lee Thomas
Ronald Kelly
Bev Vincent
William Meikle
Nate Southard
Joshua Reynolds
Barbara Jo Fleming
Michael Bracken
Brian J. Hatcher




Bad Magick available for pre-order.

Bad Magick, a novel I co-wrote with Steven Shrewsbury and which was born at a continental breakfast back in 2006, is now available for pre-order.

In 1901, famed mystic Aleister Crowley passes through a barbaric land known as El Paso, Texas. There he meets a one-armed confederate and a Russian monk known as Rasputin.  Together, these outcasts stand witness to the terrible things men can do in the name of civilization, things normally locked behind closed doors or hidden deep in the shadows.

When a band of militant Jesuits arrives in search of the prayer shawl of Mary, El Paso’s barbarism is eclipsed by religious brutality, but when a white buffalo appears, only Crowley and his new companions stand between mankind and oblivion .

Bad Magick is a grisly bit of fun.  It’s a hardcover limited to 150 copies.  We’re expecting this one to sell out fast, so get out there and order it!

Supernatural Noir

A few others (namely Paul Tremblay, Laird Barron, and Lee Thomas) have already announced their inclusion in this, so I’m going to do the same.

Ellen Datlow has selected my new story “The Blisters on My Heart” for her upcoming anthology Supernatural Noir.  I don’t have a lot of details on this one yet, as it hasn’t been formally announced, but what I’ve seen of the Table of Contents is impressive.  It’s a huge honor to be a part of a Datlow anthology.  I’ll be sure to share more details as I get them.