Monthly Archives: October 2017

Road Kill, Texas Horror by Texas Writers Vol. 2 Now Available

Road Kill, Texas Horror by Texas Writers Vol. 2
E. R. Bills and Bret McCormick, eds.
Eakin Press
Trade paper $19.95
ebook $7.95

Texas is a big place, and it can be pretty scary.  Last year, the first volume of Road Kill made that pretty clear.  You can see my review here.  That volume was 226 pages long.  This year you get 344 pages, a 52% increase in thrills and chills.

I’m honored to be included in this volume.  Here’s what the email sent to authors had to say about events over the next few months:

In the meanwhile, we’ve also already set up several RK2 appearances/signings at some of the best book venues in the state:
October 21 (BOOK LAUNCH): Fleur Fine Books, Port Neches
October 28: Burrowing Owl Bookshop, Canyon
October 29: Book People, Austin
November 4: Fort Worth Restaurant of the Mind
January 23: Brazos Books, Houston
If you’re in the area for one of the launches, please try to stop by and say hello.  I’ll be attending the launch in Canyon, and I’m looking forward to it.
And if you happen to pick up a copy, please leave a review.  It will be much appreciated.

Rough Week

I’ve got several reviews I’m been intending to write, but this week hasn’t been that week.  I hope to have some up by the end of the weekend.

Monday we got word that one of our graduate students who had left the country to present an invited paper at a conference had been denied readmission.  Our TA assignments were already stretched to the breaking point, and now we have to fill another hole in the schedule.  Then Monday evening a student with an illegally obtained handgun fatally shot a university police officer when he was picked up on a drug related incident.  To top the day off, an acquaintance was killed in a collision that night, leaving a young wife and children.

Tuesday there was a fire in one of the dorms, and yesterday a student with no history of health issues had a major seizure in class.

Not the best week for blogging.  By the time I’ve been able to sit down and write anything, I’ve been to brain dead and fried to put words together.  Hopefully next week will be quieter.

Tales From the Magician’s Skull Kickstarter Launches

The Kickstarter for a new sword and sorcery magazine has launched.  Tales From the Magician’s Skull will be edited by Howard Andrew Jones and promises to be one of the top venues for short S&S fiction.

I’ve been excited about this ever since Howard announced it.  This is a print periodical that harkens back to the days of the pulps.  I’ve pledged it.

The table of contents for the first issue has been posted on the Kickstarter page. Check it out.  This is gonna be fantastic.