No one introduced me to Tom Piccirilli. Other writers were just there, their names floating on the air or off a page while reading about someone else. Pic, though, I found on my own. The Borders in Henderson, Nevada, had a robust horror section in the fall of 2003 and I needed books to read … More Moving In Spasms, Not Lying Down
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
Hello, readers. I am proud to tell you that my first published piece of creative nonfiction is now available for you to read. It’s called “Brenda and the Boomtown Rats” and is a personal piece as well as a response to the epidemic of school shootings. Give it a try and let me know what … More Read ‘Brenda and the Boomtown Rats” Now
I know, you’ve been waiting for new work from me and I appreciate your patience. My story “Print Error” is now available in print and eBook in Don’t Cry to Mama from Jolly Horror Press. You can read my story as well as twenty more. This is the first anthology from JHP and more are sure to … More Read “Print Error” in a new anthology
Hello, everyone. I’d like to tell you that I have a new story called “Print Error” in the anthology Don’t Cry to Mama. You can pre-order the ebook now and print ordering should be available soon. I also have an essay title “Brenda and the Boomtown Rats” that will be out in Volney Road Review in … More New work soon!
Greetings, readers. For your enjoyment, peruse this interview with my that appeared today on HorrorTree.com. What books influenced me growing up? It’s there. What do I think about the current state of horror films? It’s there. What book do I wish I wrote? Hey that’s there, too. https://horrortree.com/the-horror-tree-presents-t-j-tranchell/
Autumn is my favorite time of year. The leaves fall, Halloween decorations come out, and people read more scary books. I have two stories ready for fall, one you can read now for free and one coming out in October.