So, the next story of mine that’s up to be published is a little ditty I call “The Night Moves,” to appear in the upcoming Postscripts to Darkness IV, which will be out…October 8th, just 9 days away! That’s the cover above, by Dutch artist Tais Teng…isn’t it great & creepy?
“The Night Moves” is an odd story, as I’ve explained somewhere in the past on this blog. It’s heavily stylized, and therefore not some people’s cup of poison tea. But I’ve always liked it, and I kept submitting it until someone bit. The lovely people at PSTD bit. And I’m very proud to be in their publication.
Here’s what you’ll find in Volume 4, coming this October:
Soft Shell Story, by Tony Burgess
Opening Night, by Albert Choi (ill. Joel Grunerud)
A Mother’s Love, by Alyssa Cooper (ill. Alyssa Cooper)
Cracks, by Laura DeHaan (ill. Tomasz Wieja)
Candy, by Ephiny Gale (ill. Mina Belvin)
Good Fences, by Scott T. Hutchison (ill. Alfred Klosterman)
Pushers, by Sean Logan (ill. Luke Spooner)
Market Street Smell, by Graeme Lottering (ill. Teresa Tunaley)
The Door in the Wall, by Stephen Owen (ill. Luke Spooner)
Tapestry, by Lydia Peever (ill. Rob Thompson)
Forgive Me, by Jonathan S. Pembroke (ill. Teresa Tunaley)
Cousin Alice, by Erma Petrova (ill. Brenda Dunn)
The Night Moves, by John F.D. Taff (ill. Mina Belvin)
Echidna, by Luke Walker (ill. Luke Spooner)
This issue also features poetry by Aurora nominee Helen Marshall, cover art by Tais Teng, and an interview with Genie nominee Tony Burgess, author of Pontypool Changes Everything, conducted by Aalya Ahmad.
If you happen to be in Ottawa, which I will not, PSTD will launch the issue with ChiZine’s ongoing Chiaroscuro Reading Series, hosted by Matt Moore. This Chi/Scripts mashup is taking place on Tuesday, October 8th at Maxwell’s Bistro and Club (340 Elgin Street, Ottawa). You’ll find them upstairs with books, authors, illustrators, and other sundry talents, at 8 p.m. Order a drink, some hors d’oeuvres, and settle in for a night of readings by Lydia Peever, Kate Heartfield, and a surprise guest. Nope, sorry, not me. I’d love to be there, but…
Can’t wait to see this issue. Go here, grab a copy and give it a read. Hope you enjoy my story!