“A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend” in Blurring the Line

includes "A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend"

includes “A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend”

Awesome to announce the forthcoming appearance of my story “A Peripheral Vision Sort of Friend” in the Blurring the Line anthology. A study on the compelling nature of nihilism and self destruction in the face of instinctive self preservation and the desire for better circumstances. Inspired by at least a dozen versions of the Susquehanna River region’s Suscon Screamer folklore.

Due out late 2015.

New Canadian NOIR

includes "Three-Step Program" by Alex C. Renwick

includes “Three-Step Program” by Alex C. Renwick

Hellyeah! Exile’s NEW CANADIAN NOIR is a thing! Includes my Montreal noir short story “Three-Step Program.” I hereby dub this one Mo-No, a thrilling new frontier in pulp fiction.

From the release:

Old vines and older grudges tangle in the Okanagan Valley. An elderly widow, eking out a living collecting detritus, seeks to avenge the murder of her friend. A love-weary security guard clashes with bounty hunters. An ursine meth-cooker faces even stranger creatures on the frozen tundra of Nunavut. As the dead walk and the living despair, a private detective unravels a bizarre mystery. In The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir, the whole spectrum of the noir esthetic is explored: from its hardboiled home in crime fiction to its grim forays into horror, fantasy, and surrealism…

Hello, NYC

I’ll be in and around New York City this week, soaking up big city sunshine and doing Fun Stuff in honor of the 2014 Edgar Awards. I’ve also agreed to cover the Book Launch party for the MWA’s Newest Anthology Ice Cold for The Green Man Review / Sleeping Hedgehog. From the Mystery Writers of America announcement about the event:Ice-Cold-Anthology-Cover

On Tuesday, April 29th, we will be launching our newest anthology, Ice Cold, edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson. The launch party will be held at The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY. Phone number is: 212-587-1011. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and many of the contributors are scheduled to appear. In addition, many of the 2014 Edgar® Award nominees will also be at the bookstore.

… And me! I’ll be there! Though you won’t know me because I’ll be incognito. If you do see through my clever disguise, tell me to buy you a drink, and I will! ‘Cause good sleuthing deserves to be rewarded.

 

“In Libitina’s House” in CHILLING TALES

Ever wanted to ask authors weird questions online? Now’s your chance! Bitten by Books is hosting another launch, and this one includes my Lovecraft-inspired tale of eerie architecture, “In Libitina’s House.” Clipped from the site:

 Join us November 13 for the world online launch event of Chilling Tales: In Words, Alas, Drown I

For those who like their stories chilled: Canada’s maestro of the macabre, Michael Kelly, presents an all new anthology of nightmares to perturb and torment the most discerning lovers of dark fiction. 20 new spine tingling tales by iconic Canadian dark fantasy and horror writers Camille Alexa, Colleen Anderson, Kevin Cockle, Gemma Files, Lisa L Hannett, Derek Künsken, Claude Lalumière, Daniel LeMoal, Catherine MacLeod, Michael Matheson, Susie Moloney, David Nickle, Ian Rogers, Douglas Smith, Simon Strantzas, Edo van Belkom, Halli Villegas, Bev Vincent, Robert J. Wiersema, and Rio Youers, with an introduction by Michael Kelly.

Chilling Tales: In Words, Alas, Drown I