May I just tell you what a glory and a wonder Linda Addison is? She is a ferocious, empathetic, wise powerhouse and a sorceress with words. I approached her about writing the foreword to Arterial Bloom, and even though her schedule is packed, she was gracious enough to carve out enough time to fit us in. She did such a … Read More
Please Welcome Daniel Crow to the Arterial Bloom Anthology!
It’s such a pleasure to introduce you to Daniel Crow! Daniel wrote a dreamily bizarre story titled “Welcome To My Autumn.” It’s such a clever juxtaposition of rainy dreariness and explosion of color. Daniel used mere words in order to create visual artwork, and I hope you savor every word of his story like I did. Now she is looking … Read More
Arterial Bloom Welcomes Todd Keisling!
If you’re not familiar with Todd Keisling, then just wait a year or two. He will absolutely be a household name. Todd is a talented, visceral writer who puts his dark, fantastic twist on everyday horrors. Depression becomes something much more in his Arterial Bloom story titled “Happy Pills.” Marcus Taylor had a name for the nothingness inside. There … Read More
Please Join Me in Welcoming Jonathan Cosgrove to Arterial Bloom!
This story. It’s such an honor to introduce it to you. Please join me in welcoming Jonathan Cosgrove to the Arterial Bloom horror anthology. His story “Mouths Filled with Seawater” is a fever dream dealing with delusion and obsession. Jonathan wrote it so beautifully and cleverly, and I know you’ll love it! The tide was in. Boats in need of … Read More
Arterial Bloom Welcomes Naching Kassa!
I am so extremely delighted to introduce Naching Kassa to the Arterial Bloom lineup! Naching’s story “The Darker Side of Grief” explores the grief and terror of children. Sometimes adults let them down and they’re forced to take care of each other. I can’t get this story out of my head, and I hope you enjoy it as much as … Read More
Please Welcome the Incredible Christopher Barzak to Arterial Bloom!
You guys. YOU GUYS. Christopher Barzak is one of my very favorite authors ever. His work is ephemeral, gritty, and will make you catch your breath. It’s the prettiest pain you’re ever going to read. Start with Map of Seventeen or One for Sorrow to see what I mean. Or start with his multilayered “Dead Letters” included in Arterial Bloom! I’m so thrilled to … Read More
Arterial Bloom Welcomes John Boden!
John Boden is one of my favorite working authors. He has what we call “Shineyisms”. Shineyisms are these gorgeous turns of phrase that are dark, otherworldly, and distinctly him. John really brought it with his ephemeral story, “Doodlebug.” In pictures she is char and bone. Black crackle and tooth. A handful of diamonds scattered on fresh tar. Of all the … Read More
Arterial Boom Welcomes Jennifer Loring!
I’m delighted to announce our next author in the Arterial Bloom lineup! Jennifer Loring‘s story “What Remained of Her” is an unflinching staring contest between the hunters and the hunted. Her story bares its teeth and makes a strong, timely statement about society’s value of women. I couldn’t get it out of my head, and I feel so privileged to … Read More
Arterial Bloom Welcomes Author Jimmy Bernard!
What a pleasure to introduce Jimmy Bernard to the Arterial Bloom lineup! Jimmy’s monster story centers around three young sisters who are forced to keep the horrors at bay. I couldn’t get it out of my head, and I hope it infects you, as well. She didn’t even remember how they’d come to live here. She remembered Mom and Dad, … Read More
Arterial Bloom Welcomes Carina Bissett!
Oh, my friends. Carina Bissett is one of my very favorite authors out there, and I am so delighted to include her in the lineup! Her story is titled “Rotten” and it’s such a gorgeously written, sensual, sinister retelling of a classic fairy tale. As an aside, I took Carina’s “Monstrous Women” class at The Storied Imaginarium and it was … Read More
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