The Best-of-Year Anthologies Trifecta

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 Talesfor 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.

For My Father, On His Birthday

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.