In my final newsletter interview of the year, learn about the work of speculative fiction writer Leanne Howard and her writing in the genres of fantasy and romance.
Be sure to check out Leanne’s wonderful storytelling on her website!
I am honored to have been interviewed about my suspense aesthetic for the Flying Ketchup Press blog.
My short story, “Falling,” inspired from Frank Lloyd Wright’s construction of Fallingwater, will be published in Flying Ketchup Press’ “Tales from the Deep” anthology this coming June. Please support this innovative publisher based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Check out the interview here.
(Art by Alex Eickhoff, to be featured in Flying Ketchup Press’ “Tales from the Deep” anthology).
I’m thrilled that my fiction short story, “The Peacock,” has been published and performed as an audio story on the podcast PenDust Radio, available from Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other outlets.
In “The Peacock,” a producer for the podcast “Detective Radio” travels to his hometown of San Diego to research an episode about the U.S. Navy. Along the way, he confronts grief, reconnects with an old flame, and stumbles into a military conspiracy that threatens his life and all that he loves.
You can find “The Peacock” episode here, as well as links to various podcast streaming providers.
Check out the cool promo page for Flying Ketchup Press’ new speculative fiction anthology, Tales from the Deep, featuring my short story, “Falling.”
From the publisher’s description:
This short story collection will take readers deep into dystopian future water worlds and alien planets that look like home. You’ll visit a doctor in the high mountains of Persia, dive into the microbiology of alien moons, and into the dark recesses of the lives of warriors, deep space travelers, cyborg creatures, and adventurers of all kinds.–Flying Ketchup Press
The anthology arrives November 2020 in paperback & ebook.
Get ready for Frank Lloyd Wright-themed horror fiction as you’ve never seen it.
I’m thrilled to announced my short story, “Falling,” will be published this spring in Tales from the Deep, an anthology of fantasy, horror and science fiction.
The anthology will be the product of Flying Ketchup Press, a small press based in Kansas City, MO, and be published sometime after May 2020.
“Falling” is a gothic horror retelling of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater House for the Kaufmann family in Pennsylvania.
In the story, retail scion Edward Zeliger Jr. (a fictional representation of E. J. Kaufmann Jr.) becomes fascinated with a mysterious architect (a portrayal of Wright), who Edward Jr.’s father has hired to build their family’s country house. But The Architect’s sublime (and perhaps supernatural) work strives to achieve harmony with nature, a process which has devastating effects on the Zeliger family—and leads Edward Jr. along the dark path constructed by the master builder.
In July 2019, Fallingwater was proclaimed a World Heritage Site. So it is fitting that, a year later, this short story—an appreciation yet cautionary tale about Wright’s work—will reach the wider world. Thanks to all the beta readers who helped shape it!
Fallingwater. Photo by Harrison Blackman, August 2018.