5168XzBCqL. SX331 BO1204203200 I’m happy to say that my story “Dead Mes­sen­gers” appears in FRIGHT MARE: WOMEN WRITE HOR­ROR, an anthol­ogy of all female authors com­piled by author and anthol­o­gist Bil­l­lie Sue Mosi­man. The story is set in the small rail­road town of Lamy, NM, just up the road from Santa Fe, where a Detroit-​born Anglo who goes by the name Raimundo lives with his Latina girl­friend Esme. Like many in Santa Fe, Raimundo has devel­oped an inter­est in New Age beliefs, espe­cially those of (in Esme’s words) “a crazy preacher-​lady who says you can fuck your way to God.” Maybe yes, maybe no, but Raimundo’s doing his best to find out.

Check out “Dead Mes­sen­gers” and a host of other great sto­ries by acclaimed women hor­ror writ­ers by googling FRIGHT MARE: WOMEN WRITE HORROR

I’ll be read­ing from “Dead Mes­sen­gers” on March 3 at La Tienda at Eldo­rado (see post below.)

Acclaimed UK author, blog­ger, and web entre­pre­neur Mitzi Szereto will be read­ing from ROT­TEN PEACHES (The Thelo­nious T. Bear Chron­i­cles) on Thurs­day, March 3, at the Per­for­mance Space at La Tienda in Eldo­rado at Santa Fe.

Join­ing her will be New Mex­ico author Dale Lotrek, read­ing from his recently com­pleted ‘New Mex­ico’ novel, and Des­tiny Alli­son, host of the event and author of THE ROMANCE DIET.

I will be read­ing from my short story “Dead Mes­sen­gers”, which came out this month in the anthol­ogy FRIGHT MARE: WOMEN WRITE HORROR.

11165296 10153296494268205 9021036323750450212 n I’m happy to announce that “In the Cave of the Del­i­cate Singers”, acquired by edi­tor and anthol­o­gist Ellen Dat­low, is now up and run­ning and free to read at www​.tor​.com, along with this beau­ti­ful illus­tra­tion by artist Ellen Barkin. It’s the story of a woman with a rare form of synes­the­sia who can feel sound waves and the har­row­ing res­cue mis­sion she under­takes in a cave with a nasty past.

I’ve had great responses to this story, which begins:

In spite of its dark his­tory, the entrance to the Brot­ter­ling Cave com­plex, eleven miles south of Krem­ming, Ken­tucky, appears bucolic, even invit­ing — a rocky, green arch, swathed in bul­blet ferns, Vir­ginia creep­ers, and sumacs mean­der­ing in lazy zigzags along the slope of the hill. In sum­mer, a sump­tu­ous veil of iron­weed and lobelia spills over the lava-​dark basalt, and cavers, from novice to expert, grind up the mudhole-​pocked log­ging road in their four-​wheel-​drives, leave their rides in the turn-​around, and trek inside like ants march­ing into the maw of a sleep­ing triceratops.

Most of the time, they come back just fine.”

Some­times, of course, they do not.

To read more, visit www​.tor​.com.

On Sat­ur­day August 23 at 2 pm, I’ll be read­ing from my new col­lec­tion, Fatal Jour­neys, at Dark Del­i­ca­cies in Bur­bank, CA. As Jack Ketchum puts it in his intro­duc­tion, these sto­ries fea­ture “places you really shouldn’t go. Places that are dan­ger­ous to the heart, mind, and body.”

Sto­ries not for the timid traveler.

For any­one unfa­mil­iar with “the hor­ror haven in Bur­bank”, Dark Del­i­ca­cies is a hor­ror spe­cialty book­store fea­tur­ing signed edi­tions, col­lectibles, graphic nov­els, DVDs, and ter­rific gifts for the zom­bie lover in your life, such as Zom­bie Cin­derella and Zom­bie Snow White. Own­ers Del How­i­son and his wife Sue host weekly read­ings and other events.

I’m look­ing for­ward to vis­it­ing Del and Sue at Dark Del­i­ca­cies and to spend­ing some time by the ocean.

In honor of Women in Hor­ror Month this Feb­ru­ary, nov­el­ist and blog­ger Paula Cappa is fea­tur­ing my story “Walled”, which appeared in the Jan­u­ary issue of Night­mare Magazine.

Safety of Unknown CIties

Lucy Taylor’s Stoker award-​winning first novel, THE SAFETY OF UNKNOWN CITIES, is becom­ing an illus­trated and com­pletely re-​typeset edi­tion, to be pub­lished by The Over­look Con­nec­tion Book­store and Press in 2015!

Of Devils and Deviants Anthology

Due out May 1, 2014, from Crowded Quar­an­tine Pub­li­ca­tions, OF DEV­ILS & DEVIANTS con­tains hard­core erotic hor­ror by authors Bear Weiter, Gra­ham Mas­ter­ton, Lucy Tay­lor, Claude Lalu­miere, Aaron J. French, Mandy DeGeit, J. Daniel Stone and many others.

Axes  ofEvil Anthology

A heavy metal hor­ror anthology

Writer and edi­tor Alex John­son has com­bined his taste for heavy metal and hor­ror in AXES OF EVIL: A Heavy Metal Hor­ror Anthol­ogy, due to be released on Feb. 1, 2014, pub­lished by Chupa Cabra House. Full TOC not yet avail­able, but sto­ries by Sephera Giron and myself will be among the line-​up.

More info to come.