I CAN’T BELIEVE the end of the year has rolled around so fast! But here it is…less than two weeks from 2005. I hope you all have a great Christmas, and look forward to hearing from you in the New Year!
It’s been an incredible year for me; my first horror novel, Covenant, came out last month from Delirium Books, and in October, Twilight Tales published an anthology I co-edited and designed with Tina L. Jens called Spooks!
I’ve also had stories appear this year in the magazines Black October, Feral Fiction and Sinisteria and in the anthologies DAMNED:An Anthology of the Lost, Small Bites and Peepshow Vol. 1.
To celebrate the season, I’ve posted some special holiday offerings this year on this site. I’ve made up a computer wallpaper from a digital photo I took of a Christmas-lighted bush in my front yard, as well as posted an MP3 of a Christmas song I wrote and recorded a few years ago. I’ve also posted a free short story.
A few years ago, I wrote a Christmas story about a kid raised in a family with a ghostly aunt where magic was the rule of thumb…but for the holiday, they all pledged to give up magic and do things “the hard way.” (There’s some reverse Christian philosophy in there somehow). I printed it as a chapbook for family and friends, and it ultimately ended up in my Vigilantes of Love short story collection.
Anyway, I’ve posted it for anyone who wants a (hopefully) warm, but genre-oriented holiday read. Check it out at: www.johneverson.com/christmas-the-hard-way.htm
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to hearing from you in the New Year!