Being recognized for a book set in a particular place is great. Every story has a setting and more often than not, the setting is vital to the story. This is true even in stories that feel more universal, like they could happen anywhere. Just for fun, I thought I would group my published work … More Where are my stories?
The Spokane-based alt-weekly newspaper The Inlander published a brand new short story from me this week titled The House on Residence Street. You can read it here: https://www.inlander.com/spokane/the-house-on-residence-street/Content?oid=20525620
Today, the New York Times ran a holiday list guiding readers to one scary book set in every state of the Union. There are great names on the list: Stephen King, Peter Straub, Poppy Z. Brite, Alma Katsu, Grady Hendrix, T.J. Tranchell and more. Wait, what? Yeah, I was shocked, too. Writer Tina Jordan chose … More NY Times gets spooky for every state
Greetings, readers and friends. What a wild ride 2020 has been, right? Let’s catch up. Back in February, the publication of TELL NO MAN was canceled. Due to circumstances out of my control, Giles Press ceased operations and all planned books were canceled and rights returned to the authors. I’ve submitted the book out to … More Keeping up to date!
I promised you all a new book in 2020. This isn’t the one I thought it would be, but here it is. You can now order THE PRIVATE LIVES OF NIGHTMARES from Blysster Press. All preorders will be signed and hand-numbered by me. The Private Lives of Nightmares
With all the talk about coronavirus, I thought I would share this paper about outbreak narratives and one my favorite authors, Benjamin Percy. It’s an academic paper, so it might get a bit dry. — T.J. Benjamin Percy’s explorations of infectious outbreaks, humanity’s relationship with the “natural world,” and what is left behind in … More Walking Through an Infected Nature
My father walked through the room and I can’t say if he saw me. He hardly ever saw me. I crouched in the corner, headphones on and Steinbeck open on my lap, traveling across the country without leaving my house. Dad, he’d leave for work or for the bar, and never got any farther than … More “Ghosts” – for Springsteen
Next Friday, a week and half from right now, is the deadline for me to submit the manuscript for TELL NO MAN to the publisher. I know, it feels like it’s been forever and it’s going to be just a bit longer before the new book will be in your hands. Here’s the deal, though: … More Deadlines
Good morning, true believers. I have some new for you. Giles Press, publishers of Gallows Hill magazine, which included my story “Tell No Man,” has contracted for the novel that grew from the story. Keep your eyes peeled for more information as we move along in the process. It's announcement time! The next author to … More Big announcement
Good morning, true believers. You can now pre-order Elegy & Etude, a collection of eight flash fictions based on songs. The chapbook is a Kindle exclusive and will be available for your reading pleasure on April 30, 2019. Not all the stories are horror, but they do tend to be a bit dark. What can I … More Pre-order Elegy & Etude