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This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing with my fellow DHC peeps on their horror podcast: The Burial Plot. The interview itself is still in production (and will probably be too big to post here), but here's the introduction teaser.
One of the great things about being a writer finding a notice like this in your In Box.
My flash fiction piece, "Agamogenesis" has been awarded FIRST PLACE in the Versification Contest, Shot In The Dark and will appear in their June 2021 Anniversary issue.
The contest was judged by Rebecca Rowland, a very talented writer and editor.
I am proud to announce that I am now a member of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association!
The Colorado Independent Publishers Association ("CIPA" for short), is a nonprofit statewide cooperative of authors, independent book publishers and publishing professionals. CIPA was founded in 1992 as a lunch group by a small group of independent publishers.
CIPA’s Mission is to encourage cooperative efforts and the free exchange of information, experience and expertise to help our members achieve and prosper while also assisting the writing and marketing of their books through cooperative ventures, education and networking.
I am happy to announce that I have joined (been assimilated?) The Denver Horror Collective! I have struggled to find a writer's group that was specifically geared toward the genre. I think my fellow horror writers will agree that horror writers are a peculiar breed and require special...cultivation. ;-)
Here's the link to my Member Page:
DHC Member Page
It's been a productive month at Sisyphus Publications! I established an LLC for my little imprint.
A small step toward larger things! :-)
I am happy to announce the release of my second collection of short stories: Corpse Honey, A Banquet of Gruesome Tales. Twelve twisted tales sure to keep you awake on a long winter's night. Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QFMFHD7?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860
The initial hard copy proof of Corpse Honey arrived today! Amazon is SERIOUS about their proof copies, ain't they? ;-)
I am happy to announce that I have been awarded a spot in D&T Publishing's upcoming novel: Fill The Void. I am one of fifteen authors chosen to write a chapter in the novel (Chapter 2, as a matter of fact). Fill The Void is an apocalyptic themed story, set in a world devastated by an nuclear blast (and/or EMP). As a child of the Cold War, this particular story line really resonates with me. It taps my long-standing fear and anxiety of nuclear annihilation and explores what happens to humanity afterwards.
As I understand it, each author will be given 30 days to write their chapter before handing it off to the next author. As you might expect, this is going to be a very organic sort of story approach (which I appreciate, being that's how I write most of my own stories). There's a terrific group of authors tasked for this novel and I am very excited (and honored) to be included. Look for release sometime in 2021.
Following is my entry for the contest itself. While I don't think that this will be a part of the chapter that I write, I thought it might be interesting for my regular readers/followers:
"Flies. I never thought I would see so many flies. Before the lights flickered out for the last time, they blackened the windows of every home you passed. You could hear their maddened, frenzied buzzing from the street as they spent their tiny lives trying to escape the carnal houses in which they’d been born. There’s not as many now — now that it’s turned colder, but you still see the occasional carrion fly float lazily through the fall air; its blue black body dazzling in the autumn sun; its flight erratic and labored… as though all our mortality has somehow weighed it down. They are the last survivors of the apocalypse… like me."