So I’ve been keeping this big (huge! GIGANTIC!) news under wraps for a few weeks as I finished up the promotion for my Halloween blog. But now, with October firmly behind us, I am beyond thrilled to make a very exciting announcement: my debut short fiction collection, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, is slated for release in the Spring of 2017 from JournalStone!
Seriously, that means I will soon have a book with my name on it, a table of contents filled with my stories. That seems a little surreal. It’s even more surreal that such an incredible publisher like JournalStone will be releasing the collection. This is the press that publishes work from authors like Laird Barron, Jonathan Maberry, Gary A. Braunbeck, and the newly signed Mike Griffin. This is the press that has won Stokers. And now I’ll be joining the illustrious roster of authors. No pressure or anything, right?
In the coming months, I will be working with editor extraordinaire Jess Landry on the book, and I will of course be sharing more information as it develops. We are still very early in the process, so I don’t want to divulge too many details yet (this author here is a superstitious one after all), but I will reveal this: the table of contents will feature a mix of reprints as well as five brand-new stories original to the collection. With a focus on my horror and dark fantasy work, the collection will revolve around themes of otherness, family, defiance, and grotesque transformations, and truly I couldn’t be more excited to share these tales together in a single collection.
So if you’re so inclined, please be on the lookout for more information coming soon about And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe. I will most certainly be hollering from the rooftops about this one!