Market News: ‘The Lucky Mouth’, a Lovecraftian short story, to be published in Bleed

Happy to announce that my Lovecraftian short story, 'The Lucky Mouth', has been accepted for publication in Bleed, a children's charity anthology (although the story is hardly fit for a child). This is a reprint, and since it is one of my favourite pieces, I am glad to see it published again, and for such a worthy cause. More information as it come in.

Bleed cover - the lucky mouth


Market News: ‘Dom and Gio’s Barber Shop’ (Lovecraftian horror)

Very happy to announce that Lovecraft eZine have published my Mythos story, 'Dom and Gio's Barber Shop' in edition 21, just out now. It is available on Kindle and NOOK Book (EPUB), and is available free on their site.

For those who are interested, the story takes place in Melbourne, Australia (and then some).

Cover Lovecraft eZine issue 21.

Market News: “Legacy” & “Dom and Gio’s Barber Shop”

Double play this morning. My heroic fantasy short story, "Legacy" was accepted by Aurora Wolf Magazine, and my Cthulhu Mythos story (second I have written and published) was accepted by Lovecraft eZine.

Both are satisfying sales.

"Legacy" was one that had some trouble finding a home, and yet I always believed in it – it is unique on a number of levels. I believe this story will be published on 1st October 2012.

"Dom and Gio's Barber Shop" is one of my more recent creations, I am a noticeably better writer than a few years ago, and it was a pleasure to have my story accepted by a very discerning market, who specializes in, and are authorities of, Lovecraftian stories. Publication date is still to be determined.

All in all, a good day.

Cover Reveal for Anthology of Ichor III: Gears of Damnation

It would appear that Anthology of Ichor III: Gears of Damnation, will be released on time in April 2011. My short story, The Happy Mouth, is one of the 14 short stories contained therein (along with 2 full length novels) totaling to 550 pages. A large tome (tomb?) indeed.

Thanks to Unearthed Press for including my Mythos story into their project.

So here's the cover – pretty full on; I like it.


A Bit of Mythos

Ah, I have been a Lovecraft fan since I could read, and I have designed Mythos stories for well over twenty years – more like 26 – all RPG. I reckon I designed, maybe, 50 or 60 stories. Well, for the first time I am writing a mythos story for a challenge among my circle of writer friends. The only question rising out of this – why didn’t I do this before? Title is The Lucky Mouth. Should finish it by tomorrow.