I am somewhat ill at the moment, having contracted some alien superflu that made me feel as if I was going to puke my eyeballs out. The last few days have been unfun, except for the pugs, who seem delighted to sleep the days away with daddy.
But I would be remiss if I didn’t mention two bits of at least peripheral good news. Two of the anthologies I was featured in made it to the preliminary ballot for the 2013 Stoker Award for best anthology. They are pictured above. The first is Horror Library 5, by R.J. Cavender and Boyd Harris. My story in this volume was “The Immolation Scene.” And those fine, fine folks at Grey Matter Press scored with their very first antho out the door, Dark Visions Vol. 1, by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson. My story in this collection was “Show Me,” and it was one of two stories contained therein (the other was “Mr. Pockets” by the inestimable Jonathan Maberry) that made it to the pre-ballot Stoker Reading List.
Now, neither of these anthos is, as of yet, a Stoker Nominee. They have to make it to the final ballot for that tag to come into play, but I have to say that both of these anthologies are more than deserving of the award. Each is filled with great authors and great stories, and I’m proud to be associated with both of them.
If you haven’t picked up copies, this would be a great time to do so.
Congrats to each!