Friday, January 20, 2012

Me in Cemetery Dance

So my short story “The Town Suicide” is in the current issue (#65) of Cemetery Dance: The Magazine of Horror and Suspense. It’s about a town where everyone decides to commit suicide. And also love. It’s mostly about love. And people killing themselves.


I just got my contributor copies. I can’t tell you how long I’ve wanted to have a story in a magazine with a cover like that. I think my teenage self would explode if he knew. Not to mention being in a magazine with an interview with Ray Bradbury and where Peter Straub is writing about the horror genre and much of the issue is dedicated to Graham Masterton. Plus my friend David Bell (author most recently of Cemetery Girl) has a great story.

Here’s the whole rundown:
Fiction
"Anka" by Graham Masterton
"Saint BrĂ“nach’s Shrift" by Graham Masterton
"An Excerpt from The Cypress House" by Michael Koryta
"Winter Takes All" by Michael Koryta
"Rainfall" by Maurice Broaddus
"After-words" by Glen Hirshberg
"Dear Diary" by J. A. Konrath
"Manskin, Womanskin" by Lisa Tuttle
"The Book of the Dead" by David Bell
"The Town Suicide" by S. Craig Renfroe, Jr.

Features
"An Interview with Graham Masterton" by J. A. Konrath
"The Stories that Graham Built" by Matt Williams
"Feature Review : Des cendant by Graham Masterton" by W. D. Gagliani
"A Few Words with Michael Koryta" by Brian James Freeman
"New Voices : Maurice Broaddus" by Steve Vernon
"What About Genre, What About Horror" by Peter Straub
"An Interview with Ray Bradbury" by Jonathan R. Eller
"An Interview with Ellen Datlow" by Danica Davidson
"An Interview with Whitley Strieber" by Thomas F. Monteleone

The Usual Suspects
"Words from the Editor" by Richard Chizmar
"Stephen King News : From the Dead Zone" by Bev Vincent
"The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association" by Thomas F. Monteleone
"MediaDrome" by Michael Marano
"Horror Drive-In" by Mark Sieber
"The Last 10 Books I've Read" by Ellen Datlow
"Spotlight on Publishing" by Robert Morrish
"Fine Points" by Ed Gorman
"Cemetery Dance Reviews"
"The Final Question" by Brian James Freeman