Coming in June: Big Pulp’s BLACK CHAOS Zombie Anthology

April 30, 2014 Personal, Writing Comments (0) 569

For he being dead, with him is beauty slain,
And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again. 

Twenty-five new zombie-themed stories from indie and small-press authors–including The Graveyard Slot, the newest short-story from from Yours Truly!

Big Pulp‘s zombie anthology BLACK CHAOS is coming in June, but you can order your copy now by supporting Big Pulp’s Indigogo campaign.

A $20 commitment gets you an actual paperback copy–yes, you read that right. Paper. Made from dead trees. It’s the perfect thing to read when the zombie apocalypse arrives and knocks out your electricity–also makes a great gift for your power-shunning survivalist relatives.

As always, if you want a signed copy I’m happy to provide the signature–just find a way for me to apply a pen to your copy.

If you’d rather embrace modern technology, the eBook edition will only run you $10. That’s less than you’ll spend for a baseball bat with a nail driven through it.

You’ll also know you’re supporting a great market for indie fiction–Big Pulp relies on readers like you so they can afford to pay writers like me. If that’s not reason enough for you, well then maybe you’re the zombie.

In the next couple weeks I’ll share more about The Graveyard Slot. For now, go take a look at the anthology!

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Nainaine on your Kindle!

March 25, 2014 Writing Comments (0) 455

“Nainaine Laveau, Nainaine Laveau,The teeth that bite, the eyes that glow…” 

A tale of dark fantasy set in the magical, post-apocalyptic world of Murka, Nainaine of the Bayou follows a young girl named Nell as she wanders the swamp that has overtaken New Orleans in search of the witch who can cure her zombie grandmother. The traveling magician who promised to bring grandmother back to life did not warn of her hunger for human flesh, or the anger and hatred that now burn in her undead eyes.

Download Nainaine of the Bayou for your Kindle–free for Amazon Prime members!

In a world run by outlaw bikers and religious zealots, Nell’s adventure takes her deep into the forgotten French Quarter–but will the witch choose to help, and is there even a cure for undeath?

Nainaine of the Bayou is a short story of approximately 4,000 words (16 pages). It is set in Murka, the lawless post-apocalyptic world that follows the fall of the United States.

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In case you’re new around here: Free Fiction!

August 15, 2013 Personal, Writing Comments (0) 572

Free fiction! Just a reminder, you can read two of my short stories totally free on the web.

The Watchers in the Dark is a Lovecraftian homage that people tell me is actually pretty scary. It’s about a guy who gets only a glimpse of a misshapen creature in the back yard of his antique farmhouse, and how that vision drives him sort of crazy. Read free at Jersey Devil Press.

Nainaine of the Bayou is about a young girl named Nell and her zombie grandmother, searching the swamp in a flooded post-apocalyptic New Orleans for the witch, Nainaine Laveau. It’s free at Black Treacle.

If you really like those, you can also pick up my first short story, Toll Road, for less than a buck anywhere eBooks are sold.

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“Nainaine of the Bayou” is FREE to read at Black Treacle!

August 6, 2013 Writing Comments (0) 416

NainaineBannerI’m thrilled to announce the publication of another short story, Nainaine of the Bayou, which you can read for free right now over at Black Treacle magazine. Not only can you read the story free via your browser, the kind folks over at Black Treacle will even let you download a free ebook version of their magazine for your tablet or eReader!

Nainaine of the Bayou is set in Murka, which means it shares a world with Toll Road, though the two take place thousands of miles apart. The story follows Nell, a young girl wandering the swamps and flooded ruins of what once was New Orleans, accompanied only by her zombie grandmother. They are searching for the witch Nainaine Laveau, whose magic Nell hopes might bring Grandmere back from undeath.

Black Treacle is a magazine of horror, dark fantasy, and speculative fiction, which means I fit in just fine. While you’re there, you can read other great work by authors Mike Rimar and Christian Riley. I confess I haven’t read their stories yet (I’ve been too busy promoting my own…) but I intend to, and I’ll post reviews once I have.

I know of no further publications coming until 2014, but there are a few things brewing behind the scenes here at Keelty Labs, and I may have a few surprises left in store. For now, go check out Black Treacle, and let me know what you think.

 

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