2022 – A year of writing-related travel and an award!

2022 saw me traveling to more cons and events. In March, I went to the International Conference of the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Florida. I went to Stokercon in Denver and two weeks later to Balticon. In August, I went to Necronomicon in Providence, followed by the HP Lovecraft Film Festival in October. I went up to Philadelphia for a Halloween reading event, and in November back up to Baltimore for another event. Finally, I went to New York to read at a Burlesque show in early December.

2022 also saw the release of my fifth book, the third collection called The Nectar of Nightmares from Underland Press. “Impz” is a new story I published in Looming Low Volume II. Two anthologies my fiction was in won major awards. Unfettered Hexes: Queer Tales of Insatiable Darkness (ed. dave ring, Neon Hemlock Press) won a Shirley Jackson, and The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (ed., Oghenechovwe Donald Epeki, to re-released by Arc Manor Press) won the World Fantasy Award.

I also co-won the Joseph S Pulver Award for Weird Fiction (along with Zin E. Rocklyn).

I met a bunch of people, both readers and authors, and in one case, drag performers, in each city I visited. It was a full and busy year. 2023 is about hunkering down and writing more fiction.

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