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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New Fiction Sales to Crossroads, The Edge and CyberPsycho’s AOD

THE YEAR 2000 is shaping up to be my most exciting year yet, publishing-wise. I have new short stories due out in the final issue of Crossroads magazine, The Edge , Hourglass Fiction, CyberPsycho’s AOD and BloodMoon Zine. A new magazine called Dead Moon Tales will be reprinting one of the first stories I ever published, “Preserve,” which originally appeared six years ago in a magazines called Eulogy . And at the end of the…

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New story in Nasty Snips…and a Talebones Announcement!

THE BIG NEWS FOR me fiction-wise this winter is having my short story “Mirror Image” appear in the British anthology Nasty Snips, a collection of “short-short” stories which include tales from D.F. Lewis, Gerard Daniel Houarner, Cathy Buburuz, Shikhar Dixit and John Platt, and many others. To order the book, check out the Pendragon Press Publishing website or Amazon.co.uk. Coming in early 2000, I’m proud to be taking over the Talebones “Bug Music” column for…

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I’m now a Fiction Editor at DARK REGIONS!

WELL, SUMMERS ARE traditionally slow times for both acceptances and writing for me. I was recently in San Francisco for 9 days on business and began a new fantasy story there about a woman and the moon. (It’s actually based in part on a conversation I held with a fascinating British lady on the plane going out there.) So what news do I have? I’m currently copy editing a new Joe Lansdale collection for Necro…

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“Pumpkin Head” published in GRUE

SOME GOOD NEWS over the past couple months! In March, the latest issue of Grue Magazine appeared, including my “Pumpkin Head” story as its lead-off tale. And this past week, the April 1999 issue of E-Scape appeared, including my story “Grandma Wanda’s Belly Jelly.” In other “web” news, I signed an agreement a few weeks ago with audiohighway.com to host “spoken word” versions of some of my newspaper Pop Stops music columns. The first batch…

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New Year… New Position at Dark Regions… and a new Blog

WELL, TIME TO CLEAR the decks. I’ve decided to clear the Journal plate of 1997-1998 entries and start anew.  And so we begin… So what’s going on with me? A LOT! I seem to be on a fiction glut of late. At the start of the year, Bobbi Sinha-Morey offered me the chance to help her and her publisher-husband Joe Morey as an Assistant Fiction Editor for Dark Regions magazine. So suddenly, after contributing to…

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