Welcome, my darklings to the Canadian Crypt. Want to know what dark and dangerous things your Canadian corpses have been up to? Well, this is the place to come for epitaphs and updates …
HWA Ontario Chapter member Andrew Robertson has had two short stories accepted for publication in the coming months. The first, “Sick is the New Black,” will be appearing in Pink Triangle Rhapsody published by Lycan Valley Press. PTR highlights and explores gay male cultural experiences and is dedicated to, and in celebration of, gay men and their cultural history. The non-themed anthology is a collection of short stories written with “effusively rapturous or emotional expression,” and is mixed-genre including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, and pulp mystery stories, to be published in October 2019. The second story, “Sundowning,” will appear in the charity anthology Klarissa Dreams Redux: The Illuminated Anthology. The volume features original paintings paired with short stories and poetry and is edited by Shebat Legion, with an introduction by Joel Eisenberg. Proceeds from this Legion Press book will be split between the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation and The Cancer Society. Expected release date is late 2019.
Nancy Kilpatrick was at Fan Expo mid-August selling her series Thrones of Blood. Nancy also was a judge in the Fan Expo Flash Fiction contest and on the World Building panel. She will be at the Bloody Words booth at Word on the Street, Toronto, September 22. She is currently finishing up volume 5 of the series, Anguish of the Sapiens Queen, due out this fall from Crossroad Press. Her short story, “Root Cellar,” is read by Emerian Rich on Horror Addicts Podcast #169. You can hear it here, starting at 39:15: https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/horroraddicts-net-169-nancy-kilpatrick/
Canadian Dreadful has just been released. The anthology edited by David Tocher is from Dark Dragon Publishing, and this all-Canadian line-up features stories by Colleen Anderson, Judith Baron, Karen Dales, Pat Flewwelling, Jen Frankel, Tyner Gillies, Vanessa C. Hawkins, Repo Kempt, Nancy Kilpatrick, Caitlin Marceau, Joe Powers, Robin Rowland, David Tocher, and Sara C. Walker.
C.S. O’Cinneide, the writer and blogger behind She Kills Lit, has published her novel, Petra’s Ghost. The synopsis reads: A woman has vanished on the Camino de Santiago, the ancient five-hundred-mile pilgrimage that crosses northern Spain. Daniel, an Irish expat, walks the lonely trail seeking redemption, but ends up followed by a nightmare that refuses to be left behind. Petra’s Ghost is available where fine books are sold and has been receiving wonderful praise from the literary community.
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