Honestly, I’m terrified of open water*

*I was going to title this post “My new stories are underwater”, but in light of the devastation in Texas…yeah, not going there.  It wasn’t like the various editors planned on releasing work that I happened to be in, that happened to involve water, around Mother Nature, but…yeah.

Some new story news because I like sharing things with my name in it. Also, who doesn’t like new stuff to read?

First up – Fearful Fathoms: Collected Tales of Aquatic Terror (Vol. 1 – Seas & Oceans) – Scarlet Galleon Publications


This anthology, which includes such people as Jack Ketchum, Laird Barron, and Richard Chizmar, includes an older story of mine, “Surviving the River Styx”, about a survivor of a terrorist attack on a cruise ship–one of the few survivors after everyone else on the ship has been reduced to psychotic murderers.  I have a terrible fear of open water, any time I can’t see land across the way I get unnerved, so this story was me working through that.  It’s an early story, published originally years ago, and I’ve always been pleased with how people have responded to it.  Big ups to Mark Parker, the editor for digging this.

You can pick up the paperback here.

You can pick up the Kindle here.

Second – Space and Time Magazine, #129


I’m still awed whenever I make the cover–like, hell, I might be a draw for people.  Not a big one, of course, but enough to justify slapping my name right where people’s eyes are gonna be drawn.  Like, damn.

My story in this bad boy is “How I Became a Cryptid Straight Out of a 1970s Horror Movie”.  Basically, a young guy gets cursed into a carnivorous lake and it gets weirder from there.  It was one of those, “Hey, let’s make a new monster”-type scenarios and I ran with it because it was just so much fun to think about.  Which says a ton about me.

Big-big thanks to Hildy Silverman, Gerard Houarner, and Gordon Linzer for liking this.

You can pick up the physical magazine at Barnes & Noble.

You can get the DRM-free eBook (for $3!) here.