Four Legs in the Morning available from Cemetery Dance
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A collection of three-linked stories, featuring twenty illustrations by Steven C. Gilberts.
Dr. Sibley, long-standing Chair of the English and Classical Literature Department at Graysonville University, has outlasted many of his detractors. In this collection of three linked stories, mysterious consequences await those who defy or disappoint him:
- a new colleague, whose avant-guard theories offend Sibley's traditional critical sensibilities, uncovers a new answer to an ancient riddle ("Four Legs in the Morning")
- a student plagiarist learns to regret his dishonesty ("Flannel Board")
- a young administrator attempts to curtail some of Sibley's power, until he discovers the fate of his predecessor ("The Mask of Tragedies")
Read the first story for free by visiting this page at the publisher's site (or for 99 cents, download it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, or Sony).
Invisible Fences Wins a 2010 Bram Stoker Award!
Print edition SOLD OUT; Now available as an eBook for $2.99!
The Bram Stoker Awards are given annually by the Horror Writers Association. The 2010 awards were presented as part of the Stoker Weekend in Long Island, New York (June 16-19, 2011). Invisible Fences won in the Long Fiction category.
At the 2011 Stoker Weekend, after the awards presentation (L to R): Angel Leigh McCoy, Bruce Boston, Rocky Wood, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Norman Prentiss, Peter Straub, Ellen Datlow, Lisa Morton
New Story Appearances
“The Old Ways” in Shivers VI, edited by Richard Chizmar, Cemetery Dance Publications (December 2010). Shivers VI weighs in at 410 pages and contains more than 110,000 words from today's most popular authors of horror and suspense including Stephen King, Peter Straub, Al Sarrantonio, Jay Bonansinga, Lisa Tuttle, David B. Silva, Melanie Tem, Brian Hodge, Brian Keene, Alan Peter Ryan, Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn, Bev Vincent, Brian James Freeman, Norman Prentiss, and many others.
"In the Porches of My Ears," 2009 Bram Stoker Award Winner for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Originally appeared in Postscripts 18 (PS Publishing), and also available in Best Horror of the Year, Volume 2 edited by Ellen Datlow (Night Shade Books) and forthcoming in The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror edited by Paula Guran (Prime Books).