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“Little Pieces” in Haunts & Horrors Anthology

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After a mind numbing six-week course on International Business where I debated such fascinating topics such as how Latvia could have better transitioned to the Euro as opposed to devaluing their lats and how South Korea could have prevented the crash of the won and the ensuing financial crisis after their recession in 1993 …it’s finally time to get back into writing mode.

As I started looking into various markets and the status on some of my pieces I was happy to learn that the reprint of my story “Little Pieces” is in the Wildside Press Haunts and Horrors Anthology.

Here’s the list of stories inside:

SURREAL ESTATE, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

BIRTHMARK, by Seabury Quinn

THE MONKEY’S PAW, by W.W. Jacobs

FUGUES, by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

DEAD BABIES, by Lawrence Watt-Evans

THE MUFFIN MAN, by Mike Brines

THE SILENT MAJORITY, by Stephen Woodworth

THE TOMB, by H.P. Lovecraft

GONE, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

THE MEAT FOREST, by John Haggerty

ETERNITY AND THE DEVIL, by Larry Hodges

MISS FAVERSHAM’S ROOM, by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

THE DAMNED THING, by Ambrose Bierce

THE SHADOWS OF THE DEAD, by Louis Becke

BONESY, by Larry Hodges

VENGEANCE IN HER BONES, by Malcolm Jamieson

LITTLE PIECES, by Matt Piskun

THE MAN WHO LIVED by Raymond F. O’Kelley

THE FOND NIGHTMARE, by Colin Azariah-Kribbs

THE RESIDENCE AT WHITMINSTER, by M.R. James

 

The good news is that if you want to check it out it’s on Kindle AND….

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It’s only $0.99…

The anthology showcases many talented authors. Colin Azariah-Kribbs has published many short stories as well as poetry and of course there’s Chelsea Quinn Yarbro who has been named a Guest of Honor at World FantasyConvention 2015, which will be held November 5-8, 2015 at the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. There’s also a story by some guy named H.P Lovecraft.

Anyway check it out if you can.

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Word Fantasy Convention 2012

I finally made it to a writers convention. After a few years of thinking about it I finally decided it was time to go, but the universe seemed to conspire against me. Fist came the bitch storm, Sandy. She flew into south Jersey and New York devastating so much around me. I am grateful that I had only minor damage and loss of power for 2 days. Not even a flesh wound compared to so many friends and neighbors.

Sandy flooded LaGuardia airport which is where West Jet flies out of. Day by day they handled fight cancellations leaving my fight status in constant limbo. 10/31 cancelled. 11/1 cancelled. Would they give me my money back and let me make other arraignments? First off, no, because despite being nearly completely submerged LaGuardia held out hope they would be able to fly me out on 11/2. Second, there were no other flights to be had…anywhere…as thousands of people were in the same situation as myself. My flight ended up being cancelled 11/2 anyway and I stopped keeping track after that.

Uhm…fly out of here?!

The cosmic joke continues…as I’m on the phone with Orbitz, begging for my money back I get an e-mail from Black Static rejecting my latest and greatest story, “Pax Salutem.” So now I’m thinking that maybe this whole writing thing wasn’t quite meant to be.

Now I get my money finally and begin the drive from Atlantic City to Toronto. Good, right? Now there is no gas to be found. All up the Garden State Parkway and through New York it was Mad Max territory.

So, at last I arrive at WFC and I had a great time. I met up with my old teacher and friend Jeff Ford, as well as lots of other talented writers and editors. The panels were excellent, entertaining and informative and the networking proved to be most valuable and reason alone to make the trip. I’d list all the cool people I met, but would hate to leave someone out. I posted some pics on Facebook if you’re interested.

I can’t recommend going enough. 2013 will prove to be interesting as WFC will be in England, but the World Horror Convention (where I probably belong) will be in New Orleans. Either way I better start saving.