Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spooky Reading... Digitally!

Halloween almost snuck up on me this year. Between the hot weather, a trip to NYC, a busy writing schedule... October seems like it just started...

But fear not, horror aficionados! Our skeletons are hung in the back yard, a row of pumpkins leads to our front door, and a full roster of recently published short stories are available for your reading pleasure.

I'm really proud to have Sky Full of Fire in this month's Lovecraft eZine, a free journal of lovecraftian horror. It's about a woman who loses everything: her home, her family, even her sense of reality. All she has left is her car, and that won't run. So what is she going to do about the monsters?

Last month saw the publication of my short graphic story The Carpetbaggers, with gorgeous black and white art by Kyle Latino. It's available in Horror Double Feature #2, as a download along with another horror short for $0.99. You can get it as a PDF or as an innovative app for your iPad. If you read it on your iPad you can peel back layers and see the process art as well as commentary from the creators, including me! Read it and learn what a guilt ridden war veteran is willing to sacrifice to defeat an ancient evil.

Want something a little shorter if not sweeter? My very-very-short story Solemn Bird was published in Eschatology earlier this year. All I will say about it is this: what is that thing in the river?

Speaking of things, my horror graphic novel Heathentown, created with the incomparable Gabriel Hardman, is now available digitally from Comixology. You can download the entire thing, all 98 pages, for just $3.99. It's a frightening steal!

Still in the Halloween spirit? I've been loving Eldritch!, a six issue digital comic by Aaron Alexovich and Drew Rausch. The first three issues are available for just $0.99 each. It's crazy and funny and scary and I promise you will not be bored for a second. Science and horror colide in almost every panel, a ratio that would make Lovecraft proud.

And with that, I'm off to do some reading. And maybe to contemplate why this giant shrimp has no heart. Happy Halloween!

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