Have you been looking for something new to read? My publisher, Black Bed Sheet Books has a brand new anthology out in digital and paperback right now. The antho, edited by the talented Jason Gehlert and titled Read Us or Die, features horror authors from the BBS roster including Lincoln Crisler, Jennifer Caress, Jessica Lynne Gardner, and William Cook.
A story called “The Patchwork Boy” from my BBS collection Meat City is in the anthology as well. It’s one I enjoyed writing and I hope others enjoy reading. Enough of me though. If you like horror and you want to read some cool horror stories by some great folks, please check out Read Us or Die. I really think you’ll dig it.
You can check out the Amazon link here, or you can head to the BBS site.
As the title indicates, I found out recently that my story “Enlightened by Sin”, from Lincoln Crisler’s anthology Corrupts Absolutely? made the honorable mention list for Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Volume 5 along with Weston Ochse and A.D. Spencer. You can find tons of great authors on the list, as well as in the actual book. Anthologies put together by Ellen Datlow are always worth reading.
Weston, A.D., and I also got a mention in the Summation 2012 section of the book that’s out now from Nightshade Books for those interested. Here’s an Amazon link. It’s available in paperback and digital.
I’m thankful for Lincoln for including my story in this anthology, and I’m very happy that Ms. Datlow enjoyed it.
As anyone who writes knows, self-doubt is a scourge that sits on our backs and haunts us. When we find out that someone we respect and have admired for years actually liked something that sprang from the nooks and crannies of our brain, it means a lot. Getting on this honorable mention list for the best horror of 2012 really does mean a lot to me.
Now, for anyone who wants to see “Enlightened by Sin”, you can buy it here. The sample is long enough that you can get a good taste of the stories within.