…and so is his Horrid Fate!
That’s right, my latest published story is available for download or to buy as an actual honest-to-goodness print book. I really like this story and I hope that if you’re reading this now, it means that you too will take a chance on it. It’s different than anything else I’ve ever written , and it’s certainly different than most other stories. It’s all dialog. There are no sentences telling you where we are or what is going on, I do it all in the conversation between two characters, heck I don’t even tell you who’s talking!
I didn’t initially intend it that way, I started writing it the same as the other Lovecraftian stories I’ve done for Alban Lake Publishing, but as I was nearing the end I realized that the strength was in the dialog and the other sentences were unnecessary.(And just between you and me, a little boring.) So, I made changes and cut a bunch of stuff out. I read it to my writer’s group, and they liked it. Then I sent it off, the publisher liked it and offered to buy it for the anthology… and here we are.
When I got the Galley Proof, I was a little taken aback by the cover, the colors seemed almost too bright and the whole thing had the feel of a 1970s comic book. I didn’t really like it at first. The art is by Bill Reams, who has done some comic book work in the past. His line art and ink work are solid, but I still couldn’t get past the spot color. Let me tell you though, I was wrong. When I got an actual copy of this book in my hand, my mind changed 180 degrees. Not only is it a wonderful and startling image, but it wraps around to the back! I’m not sure which I like better, the back or the front, but the two images together are absolutely perfect for this book.
But, that’s not all there is to say about this collection. My good friend and a very prolific writer Gregory L. Norris did a blog where he interviewed most of the writer’s in the collection. (He couldn’t get H.P. Lovecraft for some reason.) You can read what he and some others had to say here. Gregory L. Norris
Finally, there’s the audio version of my story. I wrote about it here a month ago, and If you haven’t had a chance, it’s right here. Ghost Ship Radio
That’s the scoop for now, thank you for supporting my writing habit!