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On this home page, you'll find my recently published works and future works.

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An interview with me on the Weird Tales web site

My interview in Innsmouth Free Press's "Innsmouth Inktank"

Recently Published

What October Brings: A Lovecraftian Celebration of Halloween

Now available in paperback & Kindle editions from Celaeno Press. Edited by
Douglas Draa.

This 17 story (plus one poem from HPL himself) Halloween-themed anthology features Lovecraftian work by such notables as Darrell Schweitzer, Storm Constantine, Cody Goodfellow, Nancy Holder, John Shirley, Lucy A. Snyder, & others. My Innsmouth tale "Inheritance" appears here for the first time.

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HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. V

Now available in paperback & Kindle editions . Edited by Stephanie M. Wytovich.

This 5th volume of HWA's annual contest anthology is nearly 100 pp. long, with previously unpublished dark work by many of the organization's members. My own sonnet "The Dead in Spring" appears here.

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Black Wings VI: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror

(possibly the final volume of this well-regarded anthology series) is now available from PS Publishing.

Edited by S.T. Joshi, this volume includes twenty-two stories and poems -- including "Pothunters," my most recent Cassie Barrett investigation. For more information, or to order:

Black Wings VI

Spectral Realms No. 8 (Winter 2018)

This latest issue of the elegant Hippocampus Press journal of weird verse (ed. by S.T. Joshi) offers 133 pp. of work by many new & established poets in this field, two classic reprints, and two reviews of recent collections.

My blank verse "sonnet," Volunteers," appears here for the first time.

To check out the TOC, or to order:

Spectral Realms No. 8

"Dead Canyons" on Tales to Terrify

My Lovecraftian cosmic horror story, "Dead Canyons," is now up on the District of Wonders podcast Tales to Terrify (#312). It is read by Dr. Amy H. Sturgis.

"Dead Canyons" originally appeared in Cthulhu Fhtagn! (Word Horde, 2015). It received an Honorable Mention in Best Horror of the Year #8.
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"Dead Canyons" on Tales to Terrify

Weird Fiction Review #8

I have a new poem, " The Mechanism," in the latest issue of Weird Fiction Review from Centipede Press. This is issue #8 -- 391 pages! -- with eleven tales, thirteen essays and interviews, and nine poems.

Edited (as usual) by independent Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi, #8 is an homage to the classic magazine Weird Tales. The production values of this sewn trade paperback annual are first-rate, and include several sections in color plus a full-color cover.
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Autumn Cthulhu

Autumn Cthulhu (edited by Mike Davis) is now available from Lovecraft eZine Press.

406 pp., 19 tales & poems-including my sonnet "Lavinia in Autumn" -- celebrating the Lovecraftian side of the season. Available in print or Kindle format.

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Mark of the Beast

Mark of the Beast edited by Scott David Aniolowski, is now available from Chaosium in Kindle format. Paperback version available soon. New tales & poems of lycanthropy, including my poetic take on "The Vestals."



Cassilda's Song

Editor Joe Pulver's groundbreaking anthology of Robert W. Chambers-inspired tales by an all-women lineup is out now from Chaosium. I'm proud to have a tale of mine --
"Dancing the Mask" - included in this King in Yellow spectacular. Available in both paperback & Kindle formats.
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Review of Cassilda's Song on Dreamcatcher

Weird Fiction Review #6

I have two new poems "The Language of Forgotten Gods" & "Mercurial Musings" in this latest issue. This trade paperback annual from Centipede Press just keeps on growing every year (375 pp.!). Edited by S.T. Joshi, it features a full-color artwork gallery, interviews with Clive Barker & T.E.D. Klein, and a wide selection of essays, fiction, & poetry.
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She Walks In Shadows
(eds. Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Paula R. Stiles), an all-woman celebration of Lovecraftian writing & art, is available now from Innsmouth Free Press.

This anthology features a diverse international group of writers, plus twelve mind-blasting illustrations. My sestina "Ammutseba Rising " appears as the only poem.

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Reviews for She Walks in Shadows


Smart Bitches Trashy Books


Mad Scientist Journal

Weirdbook #31
I have a cosmic horror poem, "The City in the Sands," in the historic relaunch of Weirdbook. Weirdbook #31 (ed. by Doug Draa) offers 160 pp. of darkly fantastic prose & poetry, in a nicely produced trade paperback format.

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My second collection of (mostly) Lovecraftian fiction, Dark Equinox & Other Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, is out now from Hippocampus Press. This collection includes sixteen stories (four previously unpublished), with Southwestern cover art by Lyndsay Harper.
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Review of Dark Equinox on Lovecraft eZine


Cthulhu Fhtagn! (ed. Ross E. Lockhart) is available now from Word Horde, independent booksellers, & online retailers. This Lovecraft-inspired anthology contains my Mars-themed tale "Dead Canyons," set in Boulder, CO.
Signed copies can be ordered direct from Word Horde.
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Dark Energies

Dark Energies, my most recent collection of weird verse, is out now from Australia's P'rea Press. It's 100+ pages of Lovecraftian, cosmic, archaeological, historical, & just plain weird darkness, featuring a brand-new sonnet sequence for Keziah Mason.
Preface & afterword are by S.T, Joshi and Robert M. Price, respectively. There is also a short interview with me, done by editor Charles Lovecraft. Full-color cover and interior black & white illustrations are by David Schembri.
Dark Energies is currently available in both paperback & hardback formats, with an ebook edition coming soon. For more information, or to order:

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Dark Energies is a Bram Stoker Award Finalist for 2015!

Dark Energies wins 3rd place in the Science Fiction Poetry Association's 2016 Elgin Awards

Amazon customer review!

Review of Dark Energies (with 4 audio poems) on Amazing Stories site

Review of Dark Energies at The Tomb of Dark Delights

2 reviews of Dark Energies on the SFPA website

Review of Dark Energies at Nameless Digest

Black Wings IV (PS Publishing, February 2015) is available now. Edited by S.T. Joshi, this latest in a series of excellent Lovecraftian anthologies contains "Night of the Piper," my first new Cassie Barrett tale to appear in several years.

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The Starry Wisdom Library (ed. Nate Pederson) is now available from PS Publishing. Billed as "the catalogue of the greatest occult book auction of all time," this facsimile edition includes essays on many of the most notorious books in the Lovecraftian Mythos-including one on Robert Bloch's Black Rites, contributed by me.

Hippocampus Press

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I have two new poems, "Frost Ghosts" & "Fatal Constellations,' in The Weird Fiction Review #5 (listed as Fall 2014). This trade paperback annual keeps getting bigger every year - this one just topped 300 pages! #5 includes a full-color artist portfolio by Travis Louie, plus fiction, articles / interviews, poetry, & columns. Edited by S.T. Joshi, available now from Centipede Press.

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I have two new  poems, "Eating Mummy" & "Desert Nocturne," in The Weird Fiction Review  #4 (listed as Fall 2013).  This trade paperback annual   -- over 270 pages! -- includes an 8 page full-color artist portfolio by Bob Eggleton, plus fiction, articles, poetry, & reviews.  Edited by S.T. Joshi, available now from Centipede Press.

The Weird Fiction Review #4


Tales of Jack the Ripper

I have two reprint poems in Tales of Jack the Ripper (Word Horde Press), edited by Ross Lockhart of Book of Cthulhu fame. 

The official release date is August 31, 2013, but copies (print and e-book) are now available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online retailers.

For more details  including TOC and a book trailer  check the Word Horde web site

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Fungi #21

 My short fiction piece, “Her Beloved Son,” appears in the 30th anniversary issue of Pierre Comtois’ legendary Lovecraftian magazine, Fungi.   Fungi #21 offers more than 400 pages of fiction & nonfiction, & is fully illustrated.

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Dreams of Fear

My Lovecraftian poem “The Coming of Chaos” will be reprinted in Dreams of Fear,  edited by S. T. Joshi and Steven J. Mariconda (Hippocampus Press 2013).

Hippocampus Press

For the complete table of contents & more information on this "anthology of all things mycotic":


Twisted in Dream: The Collected Weird Poetry of Ann K. Schwader

December  2011 by Hippocampus Press.

Edited by S.T. Joshi, with a Foreword by Robert M. Price. Photomontage cover by Loretta Young-Gautier, plus interior illos by Steve Lines. 204 pp., trade paperback.

For orders or more information

Innsmouth Free Press review

Lovecraft eZine review


2010 Bram Stoker Award Nominee

My dark SF poetry collection, Wild Hunt of the Stars, is now available from Sam’s Dot  Publishing.

Sams Dot Publishing.

Ebook (multiple formats) now available at Smashwords

This collection includes fifty poems, with color cover and black & white interior illustrations by noted speculative artist Marge Simon.

Review at The Tomb of Dark Delights (scroll down)

My Lovecraftian Mythos story "Objects From the Gilman-Waite Collection" has been reprinted in Cthulhu's Creatures (ed. by Steve Lines & John B. Ford), JnJ Publishing/Rainfall Books.

This trade paperback of Mythos fiction and poetry is available from www.jeffnjoys.co.uk or Rainfall Books





My cosmic horror tale "Dark Equinox" appears in Searchers After Horror: New Tales of the Weird and Fantastic, edited by S.T. Joshi.  (Fedogan & Bremer 2014).  Focused on the theme of weird places, it includes 21 strange tales -- all but one appearing for the first time. 

Searchers After Horror: New Tales of the Weird and Fantastic

John L. Probart's review of Searchers After Horror


Dark Fusions: Where Monsters Lurk

My dark science fiction tale "When the Stars Run Away" appears in Dark Fusions: Where Monsters Lurk (PS Publishing 2013), edited by Lois Gresh.

Dark Fusions: Where Monsters Lurk


My Lovecraftian short story “Objects from the Gilman-Waite Collection” has been reprinted in The Book of Cthulhu II, from Night Shade Books.

Night Shade Books


Now is Gone review


My terza rima poem, “Finale, Act Two,” appears in A Season in Carcosa (Miskatonic River Press), edited by Joseph S. Pulver

Table of contents

Miskatonic River Press info

"A Season In Carcosa" Book Trailer

Another "A Season In Carcosa" Book Trailer

Reviews for A Season in Carcosa:

Top Ten Dark Lit Books of 2012

The Arkham Digest

Horror World


Hellbound Times


Deepest, Darkest Eden

My Clark Ashton Smith-inspired poems, "Yhoundeh Fades" & "Weird of the White Sybil," appear in Deepest, Darkest Eden (New Tales of Hyperborea),  out now from Miskatonic River Press &  edited by Cody Goodfellow. 


My Lovecraftian haiku appear in Cthulhu Haiku & Other Mythos Madness, edited by Lester Smith & out now from Popcorn Press.


My dark science fiction villanelle “In This Brief Interval” appears in Future Lovecraft, an anthology of futuristic Lovecraftian fiction & poetry from Innsmouth Free Press.   (December 2011)

Future Lovecraft

Table of Contents


My dark Egyptology sonnet, “The Ba-Curse,” appears in Candle in the Attic Window, an anthology of new Gothic horror from Innsmouth Free Press (September 2011).

Table of Contents

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Last updated on 16 November 2018