“Scarecrow Road” debuts on The Night’s End Podcast

Pretty cool, huh? Tonight was a super exciting night for me because I HEARD my short story "Scarecrow Road" for the first time on The Night's End Podcast. I wrote "Scarecrow Road" as a creepy Halloween tale, but listening to a dramatic reading of it -- complete with spooky sound effects -- certainly elevated it …

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Born to annoy, Cal the Netflixie Pixie is unleashed

My latest short story, "The Case of the Troll with No Eyes," is in the new anthology Unveiled Secrets. Released September 22nd by Fantasia Divinity Publishing, Unveiled Secrets features eleven detective fantasy stories and is available on Amazon HERE. As I mentioned in my last post, I write mostly dark and grim horror stories, but …

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A boy king searches for strength in ‘A Tale of Two Shards’

"A Tale of Two Shards" is the seventh standalone short story I've published on Amazon Kindle -- my second one in the fantasy genre. I dedicated it to my dad, an awesome father who died in 2015. As I explain in the introduction, I wrote "A Tale of Two Shards" for a writing contest sponsored …

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The Horror Show with Brian Keene ends its weekly podcast

The Horror Show with Brian Keene ended its weekly podcast run after almost six years, the author announced in an August 27th statement on briankeene.com. The Horror Show ran from its first episode on January 29th, 2015, to its 279th episode on September 3rd, 2020, according to the show's archives. The finale's description simply read: …

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Sarah Read wins top honor at This Is Horror Awards 2019

After winning the 2019 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel in April, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read added another honor in 2020, winning Novel of the Year at This Is Horror Awards 2019. Released by Trepidatio Publishing in February 2019, Read's debut is touted by Bird Box author Josh …

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Deadite Press authors Morgan, Southard among winners at 2020 Splatterpunk Awards

Christine Morgan and Wesley Southard won top honors for their books published by Deadite Press at the 2020 Splatterpunk Awards, according to a press release by award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene. The 2020 Splatterpunk Awards honored superior achievement in the literary sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror for works published in 2019. …

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Final ballot for 2020 World Fantasy Awards announced

Books by Kacen Callender, Alix E. Harrow, Ann Leckie, Tamsyn Muir, and Yoko Ogawa are nominated for World Fantasy Awards in the Novel category. The World Fantasy Convention announced the final ballot along with the two Lifetime Achievement winners for the 2020 World Fantasy Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in fantasy fiction published in 2019. …

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Sonora Taylor dominates inaugural Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards

Sonora Taylor won two major categories and received two more honorable mentions for her short fiction in the inaugural Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards. Taylor's novel, Without Condition, shared Best Novel with Mona Awad's Bunny. Taylor also won Best Collection for Little Paranoias. Two stories from that collection, "Quadrapocalypse" and "Weary Bones," received Honorable Mentions …

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Sarah Rose Etter earns top honor at 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards

Sarah Rose Etter's debut novel, The Book of X, won the top honor at the 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards. The winners were announced July 12th in a 20-minute pre-recorded video released by the Shirley Jackson Awards. You can watch the video at the awards website HERE. The winners in the other five categories were: NOVELLA: Ormeshadow …

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Nominations announced for 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards

Novels by Sarah Rose Etter, Elizabeth Hand, Miciah Bay Gault, Leigh Bardugo, Kevin Wilson, and Rachel Eve Moulton are nominated for the top honor in the 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards, according to a press release by shirleyjacksonawards.org. The Shirley Jackson Awards is recognizing outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic …

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