What This Maliciously Macabre Writer Has Been Up To . . .

Fellow readers, writers, and friends,

I’ve been quiet lately, but I assure you it’s only because I’ve been up to no good.

First, a few successes I’d like to share:

My utterly strange and fun tale, “Billy’s First Haircut”, will appear in the June 2022 issue of COSMIC HORROR MONTHLY. In addition, my tale, “Out Beneath the Jack O’ Lantern Sky” has now been published in the gruesome new anthology book from Hellbound Books, titled, Madame Gray’s Vault of Gore. Many more short story publications are on the horizon as well, I hope.

Now, as to why I’ve been silent — All through October and November, I’d written a gigantic gothic novel of 114,000 words. I’d never written a novel before, only stories, poems and essays. Is my first novel any good? I’m honestly uncertain, although it served as excellent writing practice. Now, I know better than ever what it takes to write an epic novel.

However, as soon as I completed that first draft, an entirely new novel-idea emerged, as they do, from the recesses of my subconscious. I’ve now begun writing it, believing this novel will be shorter, tighter, and better. I won’t give anything away, save to say that it’s a Halloween-themed novel that takes place in the very strange Midwest town of Sweet Hollow.

In the meantime, what might readers expect of me? Fans of my story collection, MATTERS MOST MACABRE, will be pleased to know I’ve compiled an entirely new book of short stories featuring a strange, eclectic nature — to be published, I hope, sometime late next year (2022). I also have a marvelous book of dark poetry and essays in the works, as well as this novel I’m just now delving into.

Before these exciting books will hit the shelves, however, my books MATTERS MOST MACABRE, and two novelette-length works, GATOR HOUSE, and WEIRDSMITH: NUMBER ONE, are all available for purchase on Amazon in paperback/hardcover/kindle.

Wishing everyone a merry, and most macabre, holiday.

Best,

Tylor James.

MATTERS MOST MACABRE (now available in paperback/kindle)

Fellow Friends of the Macabre,

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!

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in reading, please consider buying a copy. Buying books makes authors happy (especially this one). Here’s the Amazon link for Matters Most Macabre: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0939ZG3HV/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Matters+Most+Macabre&qid=1619170179&s=books&sr=1-1

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.

Best,

Tylor James.

Cover design by the ever talented writer and artist, Greg Chapman

MATTERS MOST MACABRE (cover reveal/upcoming book by Tylor James)

Greetings boys and ghouls,

Just wanted to bring to your attention that I’ll have a new book out near the end of April! By my estimation, this is my very best work yet, and I’m hoping you’ll even consider nabbing a copy. What we have here are thirteen tales of the strange, the grotesque, and the macabre.

Here’s the wonderful cover design by Greg Chapman:

Here are the contents/stories:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Day the Stories Died
  3. Independence Day in Holebrim, Texas
  4. The Drip
  5. Godly Business
  6. Box of Chocolates
  7. The Typewriter
  8. When the Joke Grows Sharp Teeth
  9. The Shape
  10. Helga’s Helping Hands
  11. The Thing in Gregory Thornton’s Basement
  12. Order of the Wolf
  13. Avery’s Dog
  14. Everything is Broken
  15. Concluding Essay: The Stories Behind the Stories

I’m hoping fellow readers of dark/horror/weird fiction will enjoy this collection immensely. If you’re interested in reading some tales of mine, yet perhaps not invested enough to buy this book, I recommend reading WEIRDSMITH: Issue One, a very slim book containing just two stories of mine. It will give you a quality sampling of my work. Weirdsmith: Issue One is available on amazon for just .99 cents on Kindle, and $7.99 for paperback.

In other news, I’ve got tales popping up soon in April issues of The Periodical, Forlorn, Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine, and a future issue of Cosmic Horror Monthly.

Stay scary, friends,

Tylor James.