I just recieved news on a couple of anthologies that I'm involved with that you folks might be interested in...
Shivers 5: The fifth installment of Richard Chizmar's highly-acclaimed anthology series is now available. My story Cumberland Furnace, a backwoods tale that has its roots in a genuine Tennessee ghost story my grandmother used to tell when I was a kid, is included, along with 23 other stories by Graham Masterson, Mick Garris, Chet Williamson, Simon Clark, John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow, Al Sarrantonio, Rick Hautala, Scott Nicholson, Kealan Patrick Burke, and many others. Shivers 5 is being offered as a perfect-bound trade paperback.
You can order your copy of Shivers 5 at www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/chizmar14
Harlan County Horrors: This anthology edited by Mari Adkins will explore the mysterious and off-kilter region of her native Harlan, Kentucky. She's invited some first-rate writers of dark suspense along for the ride, authors like Alethea Kontis, Debbie Kuhn, Earl Dean, Geoff Girard, Jason Sizemore, Jeremy Shipp, Maurice Broaddus, Robby Sparks, Stephanie Lenz, Steven Shrewsbury, T.L. Trevaskis, and yours truly. My story is The Cerebral Passion, an old Ron Kelly favorite that I've retooled for this particular collection. The creepy cover artwork for HCH is being provided by Billy Tackett, the artist who did the cover for Fran Friel's Mama's Boy & Other Dark Tales, my favorite short story collection of the past few years.
Harlan County Horrors is scheduled for publication by Apex Books in October of 2009.
I hope y'all will check out these two anthologies and what they have to offer. If you haven't had a chance to read my short fiction, this would give you two good examples... along with alot of other great horror fiction by some of the best authors in the business today.