Hey, guess what? My short story, “The Mumbler,” has been accepted by Weirdbook Magazine! Look for it in Issue #36 this August. Woot!
Heads up: I’ve added another piece of free short fiction to my site, a spooky juvenile story titled, “Sorry, Ol’ Burt,” which I wrote back in 2013. Select the tab above called MY WRITING to access it, and thanks for reading! P.S. I promise I’m not trying to tempt winter back with those snowflakes–read “Sorry, Ol’ Burt” and you’ll understand!
Can I say how much I love these spooky posters that the Nutting Memorial Library staff put together? Love, love, love. If you’re in the area tomorrow, consider swinging by the Library on the Maine Maritime Academy campus in Castine for my first-ever author reading. Come for the donuts and cider, stay for my tale of two beery young Home Depot employees who pick up the wrong hitchhiker.
Also, on Wednesday, 10/28, at noon, Nutting will host Ryan King of Haunted Maine fame for a talk on some of the creepier aspects of local history. Don’t miss it!
I’m excited to say that “Ain’t You Scared?”, my short, creepy Southern Gothic tale, has bagged an Honorable Mention in the annual Stoneslide Corrective Story Contest! Stoneslide Corrective is a weekly e-zine and annual print magazine that delivers some of the finest in literary fiction, and their annual Contest is highly competitive, so it’s an honor and a privilege to appear in this post about the 2015 winners.
On a side note, “Ain’t You Scared?” has placed in three different contests now, but I’m having a dickens of a time finding a magazine to publish it. If you know of any place that might be interested in piece about a nasty little girl, a neglected little boy, and a local ghost who kills with a touch, drop me a line . . . .