When It Rains

So much has happened in the last couple of days that I’m having trouble keeping it straight, so my lovely wife suggested that it might be wise for me to post a quick summary of it here so everyone following along at home could keep up. Or at least so I’d have something to refer back to.

First off, as you can see if you take a look around the site, my Vincent Price Halloween countdown is proceeding apace, and I’ve got a bunch more great stuff lined up for the rest of the week, so stay tuned for that!

Before I get into any of my own news, I want to quickly say a big congrats to my good friend Molly Tanzer on her recent announcement that Lazy Fascist Press will be publishing a collection of stories chronicling the cursed family of the infernal Ivybridge Twins. If you’ve read her original “Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins” (first in Historical Lovecraft, then reprinted in The Book of Cthulhu) then you know why this is great news. If you haven’t, well, you’re in for a treat!

Now to less exciting news involving yours truly. First, my second column for Strange Horizons just went live. This one’s about cosmic horror in John Carpenter’s “Apocalypse Trilogy,” which is two subjects near-and-dear to my heart. Thanks to the wonderful S.J. Chambers for facilitating that, and to Strange Horizons for having me back!

Second, I was recently invited by Scott Candey to participate in the relaunched Spookatorium podcast, and the episode featuring my contribution (a brand-new vignette called “The Big, Dark House by the Sea”) went live today. That’s me reading it, though the recording quality on my part isn’t the best, because I’ve never recorded myself before, and I turned out to not be so great at it. But the rest of the podcast is aces, full of great music and other excellent tidbits. I’m in good company, too, as the previous episode featured none other than Richard Gavin, our Vincent Price Halloween guest for today.

Finally, a couple of pieces of news relating to Candle in the Attic Window have surfaced. The micro-interview I did on the subject at Innsmouth Free Press is up, and there’s a really nice review of the book over at Shock Totem, that has some pretty lengthy and complimentary things to say about my story.

I think that’s it for now (it’s plenty, right?), but, like I said, we’ve got a lot of other cool stuff coming in the lead-up to Halloween, so stick around.

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