Cover reveal for the 14th Best Horror of the Year, which includes my story, “Black Leg”, along with stellar work from so many people whose work I admire.
Delighted to report that three different recent stories of mine have been selected for the three major annual best-of anthologies. “Black Leg”, which you can still read for free at the link above, has been picked by Ellen Datlow for Best Horror of the Year 14. Paula Guran, meanwhile, has chosen “Jetty Sara”, originally in Curious Blue Press’s excellent December Tales, for The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, Volume 3. And “Slough”, which originally appeared in Space & Time magazine, has been snapped up by Stephen Jones for the 31st (and, sadly, final) edition of Best New Horror.
I’ve written a new critical article for Shepherd.com, the wonderful new book discovery site, about five novels I love that share some thematic concerns with Infinity Dreams. Authors discussed include Elizabeth Hand, Idra Novey, Rex Stout, Tan Twan Eng, and Helene Hanff. Read the piece here.
In memory of my sweet, hilarious, brilliant dad, on what would have been his 83rd birthday, here’s a link to “Over”, the story I wrote in his honor. It appeared in the Michigan Quarterly Review in the summer of 2020, eight months or so after he died. I was working on it while he was ill, but he never got to see it.
Delighted to have my Tasmania-set spooker, “Devil”, included in Screams from the Dark, Ellen Datlow’s stellar new, alongside new work by so many terrific friends and colleagues.