This is Not a Horror Story, Night Terror Novels

Hello friends. It’s been a while, but I’m happy to announce an upcoming publication just in time for Halloween.

On Saturday, Oct. 30, Night Terror Novels will be releasing its debut anthology of transgressive horror fiction, Ceci n’est pas une histoire d’horreur (This is Not a Horror Story), edited by J.D. Keown. It features my short story, “The Gallery of Discarded Things” — an outsider anthem to all the misfits living on the fringes of society.

“The Gallery of Discarded Things” follows three homeless men living inside an abandoned amusement park. It is a sanctuary from a community that doesn’t want them, a place where they can be left alone. For the narrator, it is also a reminder of his youth, as he used to come to this park every summer with his estranged family.

But inch-by-inch, the outside world encroaches on the men. The society that cordoned them within the park is now trying to evict them. It culminates in a surprising and deadly standoff, leaving the narrator questioning whether he could ever assimilate back into a world that rejects him, yet won’t leave him alone.

Where can the discarded go when there is nowhere left to run? And what will they do when they run out of options?

Enjoy “The Gallery of Discarded Things” and 14 other dark delights in this wonderful collection from Night Terror Novels.

Lost Signals/Outer Dark

Think Trump’s scary? He’s got nothing on Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.Lost Signals

In June, PMMP will release a horror/sci-fi anthology, Lost Signals, edited by horror heavyweights Max Booth III and Lori Michelle. The collection features one of my darkest stories, “The Small Hours.”

In the lead-up to the book release, horror podcast The Outer Dark is announcing a new story from the collection in each broadcast. “The Small Hours” was featured in a recent episode, which included a lengthy interview with filmmaker E. Elias Merhige. Thanks for the shout-out.

And keep an ear open for those sweet horror transmissions.

The Red Tags Release

The wait is over. Today, Comet Press releases my novel, The Red Tags. The e-book is available in all formats, so it can be read on an e-reader, tablet, phone or computer. It is available at the following sites:



Barnes & Noble



And if you like what you read, download my short story, Skull City, for free at Smashwords.

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Red Tags Countdown


redtags-compWe are a week away from the release of The Red Tags. Comet Press has done an amazing job of putting everything together, and I’m excited to see the final product. More info on the book is available here, and is available for pre-order at Amazon.

Stay tuned for updates as we approach the drop-date.

Book Announcement

Hello everyone. Quick update: I recently signed a publishing contract with Comet Press in New York City. Comet Press will be publishing my debut novel, The Red Tags, later this year. Release is slated for July. I will update with more details in the near future. In the meantime, check out some other awesome titles from Comet Press.

All Due Respect Issue 4

Check out the new issue of the crime fiction magazine, All Due Respect, which features a nonfiction piece by yours trADR _4 V3uly. My article is a review of Joe R. Lansdale’s Cold in July, which was released earlier this year in conjunction with the film release. If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie, I highly recommend both.

The issue also includes a powerhouse lineup of crime fiction, including award-winning author Hilary Davidson. Last year, I reviewed her excellent novel, Evil in All Its Disguises, and fans of that novel (and new readers) will enjoy her short story, “A Hopeless Case.”

Gravel Literary Magazine

The January issue of gravel literary magazine, a publication of my MFA brethren at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, features four of my photographs, along with numerous works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and artwork. This is a great publication, and there is something here for everyone. One of my pieces, “Red 01,” is the “cover” of the January issue.

Stop by and check out the work of 20 talented artists, and the design and editing skills of the publishers (creative writing students who, I can speak from personal experience, are overworked and underfunded) in this thoughtful literary magazine.