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
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
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
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
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
My darlings! The cover is finished and I couldn’t be more pleased! It’s such a thing of beauty. Most of you know my friend Todd Keisling as a phenomenal writer. What you might not know is that he also designs beautiful book covers. Todd took the concept of Arterial Bloom and turned out something gorgeous and fitting. We’ll reveal the entire … Read More
I love Todd’s UGLY LITTLE THINGS collection. In fact, I love it so much that I wrote the foreword. It’s a sad, intelligent, thoughtful collection with nuanced emotion, and it releases today. Come join the Facebook Release Party at 8 pm Eastern for a reading, interaction, and prizes! You can win a few of my books, as well. Hope to … Read More
This is something special, my friends. Todd Keisling’s Ugly Little Things is GOOD. Dark, emotional, equal parts hopeful and hopeless. This is the full cover reveal, and it’s beautiful. You can pre-order ULT here. If you devour short stories, this is the collection that will devour you back.
You guys. Todd Keisling’s THE FINAL RECONCILIATION is out TODAY! I think this will seriously be *the* book of 2017. It’s gripping, paced beautifully, and is Todd’s best work to date. I hope you pick it up and enjoy something truly immersing. Happy Release Day, Todd!