For the last several years, Popcorn Press has been releasing a collection of poetry around Halloween. In addition to a Halloween Haiku anthology, editor Lester Smith has focused on vampires, zombies, and the Cthulhu Mythos. This year’s theme is a return to Lovecraft-inspired haiku and short fiction.
I was very pleased to learn that three of my poems will be included in this volume.
Submissions are still being accepted. For more info, please follow this link.
Editor Scott Galen is wrapping up the final details on this anthology, which is scheduled for November 1 release. Please keep in mind that the veils between the worlds are thin around Samhain and take sensible precautions, such as sprinkling a circle of salt around your reading chair or having a bit of cold iron handy.
As a contributor to this anthology, I hereby disclaim any and all responsibility for mischief done and curses laid by any fey who may regard the reading of these tales as an invitation.
But if they do show up, take pictures.
The ePub format has been available for a week or so, but people who use Kindle or who prefer paper-and-ink books can now purchase the anthology through Amazon.com.
Trade paperback: Amazon.com
eBook: Kindle eBook version or ePub Format
There’s an ongoing facebook project that, just for fun, offers a mock strategy card game in which each card details someone in the world of fantasy fiction, games, and conventions. My card was posted today. It requires a word or two of explanation.
Many years ago, I had a FAQ section on my website that included my opinion on author photos. This card quotes the first part of that opinion. It does not include, “What difference does it make if an author is male or female, young or old, or for that matter, a human or a sentient dolphin?” So I’m adding that last bit here for those who are puzzled by the photo, as well as those in need of a cautionary tale in which the moral is The Internet Is Forever.
Here’s a sketch of Timar Dharn, the protagonist of my story in the upcoming anthology A Knight in the Silk Purse. For some non-spoiler background info on the Timar, here’s a link to the daily Kickstarter blog by editor Scott Taylor.
The story is rooted in the Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh myths. Anyone who has read the story of Blodeuwedd and pays attention to mythic themes knows that Nothing Good Happens when someone attempts to create the perfect woman.