It’s been a slow start to the year, though the momentum has been picking up. Currently working on several stories and poems, while preparing to release my debut collection later in the year. The collection is titled Oblivion in Flux and will be published by Crystal Lake Publishing. I’m very grateful for Joe Mynhardt’s consistent expertise and guidance as we move along this path.
I’m happy to announce that Daniel V. Sauer will be doing the cover art for Oblivion in Flux. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Dan and seeing his work grow and change over time. His resume with Hippocampus Press is prolific, and I’ve been fortunate to have my prose published in consistent issues of Spectral Realms with Dan’s chilling illustrations. We’re both looking forward to this project.
Last year, I wrote a story, The Fisherman’s Last Call which was accepted for publication into an anthology titled Tales from OmniPark edited by Ben Thomas. I was honestly shocked when I got the acceptance for this tale, and the feeling is still there. It’s a story about a man coming back to a place of nostalgia and ruin, reckoning with horrors of the deep and the trauma of his youth. The Great Gulaplast makes an appearance, though to see just how, you’ll have to get a copy.
I’ll keep everyone posted as to when this anthology is coming out. It features stories from authors including Gemma Files, Orrin Grey, Brian Evenson, Jesse Bullington, Alicia Hilton, and more!
Following OmniPark was a story I also wrote last year simply titled, Gulaplast. It was a modern reimagining of H.P. Lovecraft’s 1923 short story, Dagon. Happily, the story was accepted and will appear in a future issue of Lovecraftiana Magazine from Rogue Planet Press!
More news! A story that I wrote last year has also been accepted for publication in March of this year by Space and Time Magazine. Another tale in the Cyber Gods mythos, When Gods Die will be featured in issue No. 140. I can’t thank Angela Yuriko Smith enough for giving me this opportunity and I’m looking forward to sharing this story with everyone. In the meantime, check out my prose poem, The Mollusk God which can be found in issue #139!
And finally, a piece of news I’ve been waiting years to yell and scream about (I’m not kidding): STARTLING STORIES IS HERE! A project in the making, I have to thank Doug Draa for his tireless efforts to get this off the ground. Startling Stories has a treasured past for the science fiction community and I’m honored to be a part of this historic relaunch. It’s a little awe inspiring, considering this magazine saw names published such as Ray Bradbury, Jack Vance, Arthur C. Clarke, and Fredric Brown.
My prose story Hazthrog’s Contempt, a tale about a cosmic virus infecting the minds of a helpless world will appear in this table of contents; alongside a truly splendid and talented cast of authors. Names include Cynthia Ward, Ahmed Khan, Adrian Cole, Nicole Givens Kurtz, and a new novel by SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg.
You can purchase a copy of Startling Stories here.
I’ll be sure to update everyone as things progress! Stay weird and write on.