Hear me read my Jean Cocteau meets Bats for Lashes inspired take on Beauty and the Beast, called Fur & Gold. I read along with WC Dunlap, who also has a serialized novel coming out on Broken Eye Books!
The incisive and thorough Anya Martin (author and cohost of the Outer Dark) and I talked for an hour about A Spectral Hue, Hairsbreadth and other fiction projects. It’s now available for your listening pleasure!
Hear the Necronomicon panel Dark Matters: Weird Fiction from the African Diaspora on the Outer Dark podcast. A bunch of talented folks (Eric Nunnally, Victor LaValle, Chesya Burke, teri.zin, Hysop Mulero and myself) discuss Blackness and Weird Fiction.
The Tanith Lee panel that was recorded by the Outer Dark at Necronomicon has just been posted on the podcast. Also, the author and critic Gordon White reviews A SPECTRAL before the panel recording (along with Robert Levy’s ANAIS NIN AT THE GRAND GUIGNOL).
The recording of the Outer Dark Symposium panel I was on, The House on the Borderlands/La Frontera, is now available to listen to on the This Is Horror website.
A description of the panel:
In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the first installment of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018 including “The House on the Borderlands/La Frontera” Panel, moderated by David Bowles and featuring Rios de la Luz, Craig Laurance Gidney, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Scott Nicolay, and Tiffany Scandal, plus Readings by David Bowles and John Claude Smith. These segments were recorded live on Saturday March 24 at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. The podcast also includes all-new exclusive News from The Weird with Max Booth III and Lori Michelle from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.
Also, I will be at Balticon this weekend. My schedule is posted below.
The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird, held last month in the Bay Area, was covered by Locus, the trade magazine for the speculative fiction genre. You can read up about the event, and even see a couple of pictures of yours truly in the latest issue (May 2018).
Here’s the TOC:
Cover by Mark Bode
African American Folklore, Magical Realism and Horror in Toni Morrison’s Novels by Sumiko Saulson
Mining Dark Latino Folklore by David Bowles
Hard As Stone – Daniel Braum
Art by Dave Felton
Black Treacle by Craig L. Gidney
Art by Liv Rainey-Smith
The Lake Children by Izzy Lee
Art by Sumiko Saulson
Worm of Poe by John Foster
Art by Liv Rainey-Smith
The Baby in the Forest by Eric Schaller
Art by Paul Mavrides
The Last Plague Doctor by Rebecca J. Allred
Art by Jeanne Maskmaker
Available exclusively to attending and supporting members: https://igg.me/at/theouterdark2018
(Tickets and supporting membership are still available!)
The Outer Dark is running an Indiegogo Campaign to help fund its second annual Symposium on the Greater Weird on March 24. There are many MAGNIFICIENT rewards to those who contribute.
From their website:
The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird is the world’s only conference focusing on contemporary Weird fiction, film and art. The 2nd annual symposium will gather more than 25 writers, artists, filmmakers & editors on March 24, 2017 at Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA., one of the USA’s Weirdest places. Hear all the readings and panels on The Outer Dark podcast, which airs on This Is Horror, reaching thousands of listeners who are readers of Weird and speculative fiction.
Some writing based news
I will be appearing at the 2018 Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird on March 24. In addition to getting to meet and mingle with other cool authors, the event will be held at the allegedly haunted world famous Winchester House in San Jose, CA!
Looming Low, the first Dim Shores anthology, has been nominated for a This is Horror award in the anthology category.*
*My story “Mirror Bias” appears here.
The third part of The Outer Dark Symposium recording, held in March 2017, is now up on the This Is Horror website for you listening pleasure. In addition to panel discussions, you can hear readings from Grafton Tanner and Balogun Ojetade. I am also reading, an excerpt from the story “Lyes”, featured in my collection Skin Deep Magic.