After a slight delay due to some issues with the proof, The New Flesh: A Literary Tribute to David Cronenberg is officially available!
It’s available at amazon, b&n, the Weirdpunk Books Store, and most other online book retailers!
“Fetish technology. Pleasure technology. Sinister technology. Incomprehensible technology. Inhuman technology. Technology plus velocity, velocity plus death, death plus technology.” – From the Introduction by the legendary Kathe Koja, author of The Cipher, Skin, and Under the Poppy.
My debut short-story collection, To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows is now available, a few days earlier than anticipated even!
Written during the black-depths of early widowhood, To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows explores grief, loss, and the alluring comforts found within the heart of oblivion. Written in the spirit of J.G. Ballard, Georges Bataille, and Kathe Koja, these nine Sorrows are a cross-section of literary splatterpunk, transgressive fiction, and weird horror, which seek to illuminate the terror, dread, and discomfort of mourning through the black mirror of the grotesque. This book is full of pain. This book is full of tears. This book is full of ash.
Pick it up on Amazon or head over to the Weirdpunk Store to buy it directly from me. I’ll even sign it if you want!
My debut short-story collection, To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows is less than a month away! NihilismRevised is publishing this collection of grief-filled, weird and transgressive horror on October 11th, both print and digital. Look at that amazing cover Don Noble over at Rooster Republic Press designed for it! It’s everything I wanted.
I wrote the overwhelming majority of these stories in the wake of my late-wife, Mo, dying of an aortic aneurysm. This was, in part, what kept me alive. These stories are raw. These stories bleed. These stories are ash.
I’ll post links once it’s live.
Death’s Head Press just released this beast of an anthology which includes my story We Have Always Lived in the Jiffy-Lube. It’s the most overtly bizarro piece I’ve ever written and serves as a meditation on grief and widowhood, all told through the lens of sitting in the waiting room of a Jiffy-Lube, possibly forever.
There are 26 stories in this monster and a grip of amazing authors.
Check it out!
A few friends and I got together and made a short anthology tribute to the mall-horror films of the 1980s – think Chopping Mall, Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge, The Initiation, and Sorority Babes in the Slime-Ball Bowl’O’Rama.
We each wrote a short story that captured an aspect of that criminally small subgenre of horror. The stories all had to include lazers, as well.
LAZERMALL is now up for preorder at the filthy loot site. They were kind enough to publish our absurd idea and we couldn’t be happier to see it come to life. This will only be available through them, so get while the getting is good.
Brendan Vidito and I edited this anthology that will be out this Fall through my Weirdpunk Books. Here’s the official TOC! Plus a rad piece of internal art by the amazing Jim Agpalza.
The New Flesh: A Literary Tribute to David Cronenberg TOC
1) A Bad Patch – Brian Evenson
2) Red Lips in a Blue Light – Sara Century
3) Descrambler – C.M. Muller
4) Lackers – Leo X Robertson
5) Hekati Yoga – Max D. Stanton
6) Convex – Emma Alice Johnson
7) Seminar – Cody Goodfellow
8) Emergence – Bruno Lombardi
9) Genital Freak – Katy Michelle Quinn
10) Elk: An Oral History of an Abandoned Film (1987) – Jack Lothian
11) The Taint is Saintly with Her Welcome – Mona Swan LeSueur & Fiona Maeve Geist
12) Typhoid Ananya – Madeleine Swann
13) A Future of Violence – Charles Austin Muir
14) Orificially Compromised – Ryan Harding
15) Limbs – Alex Smith
16) A New Mother’s Guide to Raising an Abomination – Gwendolyn Kiste
17) Human Clay – Brendan Vidito
18) Reborn of Ash – Sam Richard
Here’s the cover to The New Flesh: A Literary Tribute to David Cronenberg. Michael Bukowski, who did the amazing art for Zombie Punks Fuck Off really knocked this one out of the park for us (again)! We couldn’t be happier. Check out his instagram: https://www.instagram.com/illustro_obscurum/
We’re still reading through our nearly 200 submissions, but if we stay on target this will be out around the fall of 2019.