WHC 2002 Program Book Editor… that’s me!

SEATTLE MAY BE just a memory now, but Chicago looms just around the corner. Yep, the 2002 World Horror Convention is in my backyard, and over the summer I volunteered to help out with its organization. Consequently, this weekend I found myself sitting down with a spreadsheet figuring out what will be appearing in the souvenir program book for the con…and who will write it! WHC 2002 Program Book Editor, that’s my new title! I’m…

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World Horror Convention 2001 – Seattle

SEATTLE’S WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 2001 has come and gone. Can it really be over already? I’m gonna miss names and events, I know, but here’s my scattershot recollections of a loaded weekend, more for my own future memory benefit than anyone else’s. Thanks to Sephera Giron, Judi Rohrig, David Norhaus and Monica J. O’Rourke for catching me on camera during some key moments of the con, and allowing me to post those pix here! FRIDAY,…

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CAGE OF BONES and “Bloodroses” Made the Stoker Preliminary Ballot

HAVEN’T UPDATED IN awhile, sorry! For those wondering about what’s gone on since early February, my reading at Twilight Tales in February went well — I read “Dead Girl At The Side of the Road” from Cage of Bones and Other Deadly Obsessions. I sold a couple copies of the book that night too! Over the past couple months I’ve also appeared at a book signing at Evanston, IL’s Stars Our Destination bookstore and placed…

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A plug from Charlee Jacob

I JUST WAS READING an interview with Charlee Jacob on the Twilight Showcase website and saw that she gave me a plug!! The showcase asked her: Among the newer voices in fiction, who do you enjoy reading? and she responded: “Tom Picirilli, Gerard Houarner, Lucy Taylor, John Everson, Kurt Newton, Steve Beai, many more.” I felt so honored because I love Charlee’s work! Read the entire interview at www.twilightshowcase.com/jacob.htm. I’m now just a week away…

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New Year, new fiction!

A NEW YEAR already? Seems hard to believe. And all the vacation time I took around the holidays aimed towards polishing off two different novel drafts seemed to just evaporate. I ended up only producing a couple of short stories and never got near the books. On the positive side, last week I was invited to be the guest on a Writer-To-Writer chat through AOL. The transcript of that session is now available through iUniverse.…

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New story in TRANSVERSIONS, Readings at Twilight Tales

IT’S BEEN A GREAT week for my mailbox! I received my contributor’s copies of the new Canadian TransVersions anthology, which puts my short story “Calling of the Moon” in the company of fiction by Nebula Award winners Robert J. Sawyer and Bruce Holland Rogers. The book also includes fiction and poetry from Jack Fisher, Rebecca M. Senese, Denise Dumars, Steven Sawicki, Nancy Bennett, Don Hornbostel and many more. For ordering information and photos of the…

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My first hardcover collection is now available!

Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions

JUST IN TIME FOR Friday the 13th AND Halloween, Delirium Books has released Cage of Bones and Other Deadly Obsessions, a hardcover collection of my more extreme short horror fiction — both new and previously published — with the interior color art shown here. You can read all about it and order it through the Delirum web site at www.deliriumbooks.com. I gave a reading of “Bloodroses,” one of the book’s new stories during the World Horror…

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World Horror Convention 2000 – Denver

IT’S BEEN ABOUT two weeks now since I hopped a plane to Denver to attend my first World Horror Convention. I’ve put off writing about it, because I had no idea how to summarize it into a couple of paragraphs. But the memories are already fading, so here’s a go at it: Probably the best thing about the con for me was meeting so many people in the horror community who I’ve corresponded with via…

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My new “Bug Music” column is out now in TALEBONES

MY FIRST “BUG MUSIC” column for Talebones is now out in issue #18. Of course, that means it’s time to sit down and write the next one <G>. Today I saw the first rough illustration ideas for the inside cover of my fiction collection, Cage of Bones and Other Deadly Obsessions, due this summer from Delirium Books. They look great — I’ll post the final one here as soon as it’s finalized. Over the weekend…

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I am registered and ready for World Horror Convention 2000!

  I FINALLY SENT IN my registration and made my plane reservations this past week for the May 2000 World Horror Convention in Denver. I’m pretty excited — this is only going to be the second national convention I’ve attended (the first was the 1997 World Fantasy Convention here in Chicago). I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of the writers and editors that I’ve corresponded with via e-mail over the past few years. I’m…

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