But it's been a busy few weeks for mis compadres. Since I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm not a self-centered prick, I'm going to discuss them.
First, a big congrats to a couple of the Snutch Labs crew. Kurt Dinan and John Mantooth both received honorable mentions from Ellen Datlow in her Best Horror of the Year. See here: Kurt and John are assholes.
Plus, congrats to Kurt and his family on their new son with the awesome name. Sam Dinan is a fine, fine moniker.
A lot of friends, acquaintances and big names on that list...too many to go into, but I'd be an ass if I didn't give the proper recognition to Trish Cacek and Steve Tem. They're both kind of de facto mentors for me, great people as well as uber-talented writers.
Also, another Snutcher, Erik Williams, signed a contract for his novelette, THE REVEREND'S POWDER, and it should be available next summer. He's holding back on all the details until the publisher announces it, but I'm a blabbermouth.
For those interested in free fiction from a titan in the horror genre, the Library of America has posted Thomas Tessier's story, NOCTURNE. Tom is one hell of a nice guy and probably my favorite genre writer. And congrats to him on the recent addition to his family, too.
Finally, Paul Tremblay's new novella, THE HARLEQUIN AND THE TRAIN was reviewed in LOCUS - a pretty big deal:
"Tremblay’s main thrust seems to be that anyone can become evil when subjected to the proper pressures, and that the line between the banal and the monstrous is thin and ever-shifting; the case he makes is compelling, and messy, and creepy as hell. The human potential for monstrous behavior is always scarier than external monsters, anyway. The Harlequin and the Train is a memorable read..."--Tim Pratt, Locus Magazine.
Want more insight into Steve Tem, PD Cacek, Tom Tessier or Paul Tremblay? Check out the Snutch Labs chats we've had with them: Snutch Labs bloggity blog
And to wrap up, let's talk about me - or at least look upon me in all my splendor. Erik's posted the
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