Mythos fans rejoice!

Mythos fans rejoice!
Didn’t make the cover, but my short story, “Many Miles Away”, will be in the next issue of Lovecraftiana Magazine, coming out NEXT WEEK.
 
“Many Miles Away” is a literary tribute to the Police song, “Synchronicity 2”.
Which is more terrifying? The banality of suburban life, or the awakening of a thing that should not be, which brings with it the twilight of all men?
 
Be sure to grab up a copy!
 
Available through Lulu or Amazon.
#Lovecraft #mythos #cthulhu #horror
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Art so good, it makes you wanna write

Art so good, it makes you wanna write
The two things that inspire my my stories more than anything else (besides personal experience) are Music and Art.
 
When sitting down to work on ‘No Gods, No Masters” I always do two things. Pull up a nice mix of vocal-less music and set my digital picture frame to shuffle images that spark my creative juices.
 
It is with great pleasure that I share the amazing art of Layne Johnson with you. The art I gazed at today when working on my future-fantasy novel.
Follow this artist at: http://squidcakes.blogspot.fi/
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Love Vikings? Me too!

Love Vikings? Me too!

 

Who doesn’t love Vikings?
Big, tough warriors and shield-maidens, sailing across the seas into the unknown to raid, plunder and honor their Gods.

Norse history and mythology has always held a special place in my heart and my imagination. So it was a no brainier that I would eventually write about them.

But when I write about Vikings, things are going to get weird…and horrific, cause, well, that’s kinda what I do. 🙂

My latest story, “The Screaming West” is a tale about a small band of Viking warriors who set sail in the wake of Lief Erickson, in hopes of finding the fabled land know as Vinland, or The Dreaming West.

They find more than they bargained for when they chance across a great old one from the Cthulhu Mythos, namely Ithaqua.

This tale, along with many other fantastic stories of Viking sword and sorcery, appears in “Hammer of the Gods”, by Rogue Planet Press.

You can get your copy at the link below.

Happy raiding! And remember, you can’t spell slaughter without laughter! 🙂

Hammer of the Gods

http://www.lulu.com/shop/rogue-planet-press/hammer-of-the-gods/paperback/product-22974027.html

 

 

Just in time for Halloween! The Chief in Yellow!

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Fall has arrived. The leaves are turning and the night wind has the touch of chill on it. Like a Night-gaunt descending on a graveyard, the world has begun it’s slow death march towards winter. It’s my favorite time of year, and the perfect time to curl up with a spooky story, in your favorite chair next to a warming fire, whose light keeps the darkness at bay, or in bed, to keep you company while your partner snores softly. Each eerie tale you read promising to bring you troubled dreams. But, that’s why we do it, isn’t it? We loved to be scared.

Well yours truly here finally gets to share his dark dreams with the rest of you.

My story, “The Chief in Yellow”, a West-African spin on the characters and themes introduced to our beloved Cthulhu Mythos by Robert Chambers, will be appearing in this Fall’s issue of “Lovecraftiana, The Magazine of Eldritch Horror.”

At just over $9 bucks, this periodical of Sanity-Shattering Terror is a must have for any and every fan of Lovecraft, his Mythos and horror in general.

The issue won’t actually drop until Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go and get the first two to whet your appetite. 🙂

As a long time fan of H.P Lovecraft and the Mythos, I am honored to be included in the growing world of Mythos Fiction. And I find it poetic and touching, that my first professional published work falls into this category.

Here is a link to the back issues, currently available on Lulu, from Rogue Planet Press and a sneak peak at the issue coming out, featuring my story.

Enjoy friends!

http://www.lulu.com/shop/rogue-planet-press/lovecraftiana/paperback/product-22662717.html

 

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First Submission- First Acceptance!

First Submission- First Acceptance!

Got a response back from my first short story submission, ACCEPTED!!! Woot! Happy day.

The story is called “Sisterhood of the Traveling Consciousness” and was inspired from last summers visit to Port Gamble with my family and my mother-in-law, who seemed to remember things from the town that were torn down before she was born….

Sound like potential for a good story? I thought so too, and apparently so did Ms. Ringer at Bloody Kisses Press.

The Anthology this story will be featured in is called “They Stare Back at Us; Monsters Among Us.”

I don’t know when exactly it will be published, but you can rest assure, I will let y’all know!

(The artwork for this post comes from a fantastic artist named Alex Garrant. She was kind enough to give me permission to use her drawing to help plug my story, although her art was not nor could not be submitted along with my story. I feel her picture here represents the feel of my story perfectly. Be a saint and go give her page a look and follow!)

http://www.alexgarant.com/