An Objective Take (or Three or Four) on “The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom”

Ozman Droom - cover imageFor those who might appreciate an early and objective opinion on The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom (I certainly did), here’s a link to a review in Publishers Weekly.

Other impressions have begun to appear hither and yon, most notably on Goodreads, for which I am equally grateful.

Ordinarily, for the sake of my creative process, I avoid paying undue attention to reviews, but bringing this particular book back from the underworld was such a strange and troublous task that I’m delighted to find it resonating with at least an honest few.

In a life crammed to bursting with things that must be done, choosing which books are worthy of your time is a matter of no small importance. So whether my sharing of these early views leads you to or from The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom, I will have done a good deed for the day, and will sleep all the better tonight.

Thanks for reading, friends.

Ä’Zma’n-d’Rüm!

“Swamp Dreams” Lives!

And remembers. And stalks the rain-drenched night of southern Appalachia. But don’t take my word for it; seek out the monster yourself in the fourth issue of Phantasmagorium, Gorgon Press’s quarterly journal of the literary fantastique.

In addition to being my latest published story, “Swamp Dreams” also serves as an excerpt (and puzzle piece) from the ever-elusive but nonetheless forthcoming book, The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom.

Edited by Joe Pulver and featuring the artwork and graphic design of J. D. Busch, Phantasmagorium #4 also includes fiction by Ken Asamatsu, Daniel Mills, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, and Jeffrey Thomas; poetry by Kristine Ong Muslim; an interview with Ross Lockhart, Managing Editor of Night Shade Books; and a monstrously gorgeous illustration of “Swamp Dreams” by Rob Macabre Smits.

For readers who have expressed a desire to acquire my work in electronic format, this is your first opportunity. If, however, print remains your medium of choice, a trade paperback edition of Phantasmagorium #4 will soon be available from Amazon and directly from Gorgon Press.

Thanks for reading, friends.

Ä’Zma’n-d’Rüm!

New Tales and a New Book in the Offing

Just a quick note to let readers know that I do indeed have new work on the way. Look for the following in the coming weeks and months:

  • “Swamp Dreams” in Phantasmagorium (Gorgon Press)
  • “Salvation in Yellow” in A Season in Carcosa (Miskatonic River Press)
  • “The Xenambulist: a Fable in Four Acts” in The Grimscribe’s Puppets (Miskatonic River Press)
  • “Desultory Scholia on the Dhol Chants”  in The Starry Wisdom Library (PS Publishing)

And slouching toward Bethlehem (ever so slowly), the aforementioned book itself . . .

  • The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom (Double Feature Press)

More details on each to follow. Thanks for reading, friends.

Ä’Zma’n-d’Rüm!