I wrote a ton of stuff earlier in the year and it’s all being published now. By now, I mean yesterday and today.
First up, I am really proud of the story that appeared Friday on The Fabulist. This is another tale about my succubus Lorelei and her days working in the music industry in Los Angeles. You can read it for free here: https://fabulistmagazine.com/devil-in-her-heart/
My essay about real-life vampires I have known went up at the Horror Writers Associations’ Halloween Haunts blog: https://horror.org/halloween-haunts-blood-drinking-freaks-by-loren-rhoads/
“Cemetery Postcards,” an essay about my collection of 900 or so vintage cemetery postcards, appears in issue #6 of The Deadlands. I’m really proud of it, too. Check it out here: http://thedeadlands.com/.
An essay I wrote about the techniques behind the stories in This Morbid Life went up on the Words Matter blog: https://wordsmattersurfsidescwablog.wordpress.com/2021/10/18/creating-the-character-i/
For the Shepherd List, I pulled together a list of some death-positive memoirs that make good companions to This Morbid Life. You can check it out here: https://shepherd.com/best-books/death-positive-memoirs
Finally: my flash story “Zoonosis” will appear in the 99 Tiny Terrors anthology, edited by Jennifer Brozek. The kickstarter to fund fancy editions of the book goes live today, October 19, and runs until Halloween. Here’s the link, if you’d like to snag a copy: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1133704229/99-tiny-terrors-an-anthology.