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I’m happy to announce that my nonfiction article “Legendary Women of Horror” appears in Aurealis Magazine‘s issue #119, alongside of two other essays, “Suffer the Little Children: An Analysis of Parental Horror in Stephen King’s Early Fiction” by Kris Ashton and “Worldbuilding: The Bad and the Just Plain Ugly” by Amy Laurens.

The issue of this esteemed Australian monthly SF/F magazine is rounded out with three fascinating stories by Gordon Grice, Michelle Birkette and Chris Walker, as well as reviews and excellent art.

Aurealis Magazine, founded in 1990, and, in 1995, instituted the Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction. This issue was edited by Michael Pryor, an award-winning writer and prolific novelist.

I begin “Legendary Women of Horror” with a nod to the master, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley:

Over 200 years ago, Frankenstein’s monster lumbered across the minds of readers around the globe. The tale of Victor Frankenstein and his monster’s anguish tapped into fears about science, nature, and both the power and helplessness of humanity.

After a brief historic overview and discussion on why diverse viewpoints are particularly important in the horror genre, I dive into some of the cutting-edge modern horror writing by women today, as well as highlight two key efforts to showcase women’s work: a social media movement that happens every February called Women In Horror (which just celebrated its 10th year) and a website and comprehensive directory called Ladies of Horror Fiction.

To read the full essay and other pieces in this issue, check out #119 here, for just $2.99.

My story BETTER HALVES and other unsettling paranormal and cosmic tales are now available in the print issue of Lovecraft eZine (#36), published by Mike Davis.

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I wouldn’t want to run into that creature at night!

 

 

Everyone suddenly gets the ability to fly, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Is it aliens, superpowers or something more sinister?

Read more in my newest story, MASS EXODUS, and other science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction tales are available in the latest issue of Electric Spec

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I also wrote a guest author’s post explaining the idea for the story.

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Check out my story OUT TO PASTURE, inspired by an achingly sunny drive through the flatlands of Florida, and other creepy scifi horror tales in this science fiction horror anthology, available for purchase on Amazon.

From the publisher:

More than a dozen never-before-published short stories that combine Horror and Science Fiction elements. These original tales, written by some of the best new genre authors, range from the horrifying to the humorous, the thought-provoking to the thought-twisting. All are diabolically entertaining.

Featuring out-of-this-world tales of terror by Evan Purcell, Steve Billings, Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi, James Austin McCormick, Ben Pienaar, Vince Liberato, Ashley Norris Hurd, Daniel Hale, Catherine Edmunds, KC Grifant, Thomas Kleaton, Frank Collia, Lisamarie Lamb, and Paul Starkey.

“If you are looking for a wide variety of short science fiction stories with the flair of horror reminiscent of “The Twilight Zone” or “Outer Limits,” you need to look no further. WHAT HAS TWO HEADS, TEN EYES, AND TERRIFYING TABLE MANNERS? brings together a diverse assortment of works from some talented literary voices.” –Amazing Stories