I’m happy to announce that I have a couple of short stories in new anthologies out there, plus one to add to the upcoming appearances list.
First, a pirate story. Inspired by Robert E. Howard’s tales of Black Vulmea, my short story “Bloody Isle of the Kiyah-rahi” (Kee-YAH Ra-HEE), now appears in the anthology DREAMS IN THE FIRE, edited by Mark Finn and Chris Gruber. This book compiles a lot of great writers coming together for a great cause; ALL proceeds from the sale of this anthology benefit Project Pride, an organization dedicated to the upkeep of the Robert E. Howard home/museum and preservation of Howard’s literary heritage in the Cross Plains area. There will be a mass signing at Robert E. Howard Days this year, for those who plan to attend.
Second, a horror story. “Encounter on Old Temple Road” appears in HORROROLOGY, edited by Jodi Lee, recently published by Library of Horror Press. This tale first appeared in the hardcover edition of BLACKEST DEATH, Volume One years ago, and I did not include it in my 2007 collection WHEN IT RAINS, so this is really the first time the tale has been available in an affordable release. It appears with stories by lots of other cool folks like Eric S. Brown, David Dunwoody, Joel Sutherland, and John Grover, so please take a look.
Third, a longish horror story of mine, “Children of the Horned God” was recently accepted for HORRORWIRED 2, a limited edition hardcover and eBook anthology coming from Delirium Books in 2012.
For other short story news, please check out my Short Stories page.