Fellow readers, writers, and Friends of the Macabre,
Consider the following an informal newsletter as to what I’ve been up to, writing/publishing-wise.
The very first review for my new book, MATTERS MOST MACABRE, is now in and it’s overwhelmingly positive. Talented writer/reviewer, Candace Nola, has awarded it a full five stars, as well as interviewed me for her excellent website, Uncomfortably Dark. We talk about writing, creative influences, horror fiction, and more.
I’d like to inform you that as of today (4/23/21) my best and latest book, MATTERS MOST MACABRE, is available in paperback and kindle, with a hardcover option on the way shortly.
I wrote this book “on the clock” during 2020, back when I worked as a security guard at a shut down cheese factory out in the middle of Nowhere, Wisconsin. The thirteen strange and bizarre tales featured in Matters Most Macabre will amuse, disturb, provoke thought, and just plain weird you out!
Thank you, fellow friends, readers, writers, and Aficionados of the Strange, for your continued support. I’m hoping that you enjoy the book . . . as far as I’m aware, there will be many more to come in the years ahead.
It’s with immense delight that I share this very strange, twisted tale with you. Godly Business is a story about a business man, Eddie Rednick, who discovers God’s gigantic corpse and decides to take advantage of this most (un)holy of business opportunities. If you enjoy the Grotesque, the Weird, and Unpredictable, consider reading this tale here: https://www.penumbric.com/currentissue/jamesBusiness.html
Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine is a free, online magazine with plenty of talents to behold. Feel free to dig into the other stories as well.
Thanks for reading this somewhat informal newsletter, fellow readers, writers, and friends.
And keep tuned for my upcoming book, due in just a few short weeks (April 22nd) —- my second short story collection, MATTERS MOST MACABRE. You may even pre-order it for kindle here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Z7LM8TZ
Quite happy to announce that my very strange, horrific short tale, If Fish Could Scream, is available in the latest issue of The Periodical, Forlorn.
The Periodical was looking for stories fitting a ‘lost at sea’ theme. Lo and behold, did I have a tale for them.
If Fish Could Scream borrows its title from a short essay by bioethicist, Peter Singer. The tale itself is, essentially, a fishing story about a man who turns into a fish and must learn to live the life of one. Kafkaesque, you might say, yet perhaps slightly more grotesque and macabre.