Corpse Blossoms


This is the big news I hinted at earlier. I didn’t think it would be announced until next month, but word was posted on the Shocklines bulletin board, so here it is. I’M IN! Here’s the TOC:

Joseph Nassise (introduction)
Kealan Patrick Burke — “Empathy”
Ramsey Campbell — “Skeleton Woods”
Darren Speegle — “Hexerei”
Bentley Little — “Finding Father”
Steve Vernon — “The Last Few Curls of Gut Rope”
Gary A. Braunbeck — “Need”
Steve Rasnic Tem — “Mysteries of the Colon”
Tom Piccirilli — “An Average Insanity, A Common Agony”
Larry Tritten — “Whatever Happened to Shangri La?”
Eric Shapiro — “The Man in the Corner”
Michael Canfield — “Wednesday”
Marion Pitman — “Disposal of the Body”
Steve Wedel — “The God of Discord”
Athena Workman — “Victrola’s Way to Pay”
Ward Parker — “White Shrouds of Memory”
Clifford Brooks — “Because Afterwards They Pull the Shades”
Michail Velichansky — “A Ragnarok Without Gods”
Scott Nicholson — “The Weight of Silence”
Bev Vincent — “The Smell of Fear”
Brian Freeman — “Running Rain”
Patricia Russo — “Feed Them”
Erin MacKay — “Windows”
Nick Mamatas — “All That’s Left After the Big One Drops”
Lee Clark Zumpe — “The Chatterer in the Darkness”

This is a pro-paying anthology and it freakin’ includes Ramsey Campbell. I’ll be in the same book as Ramsey Campbell. Not to mention Tom Piccirilli, Gary Braunbeck, Kealan Patrick-Burke, Bentley Little and most of the others.


0 responses to “Corpse Blossoms”

    • Thanks! I figgered I was wasting my time sending to an antho with Ramsey Campbell already committed to it. Now to see all those other names with mine included is really boggling.

  1. Holy cow! Mind if I jump up and down, wave my arms and yell congratulations? Well, I’m doing it anyway. Wow! That’s really great news! Way to go, Steven.
    And may I offer my congrats to your friend Steve Vernon as well.
    Well, one more book to become a welcomed addition to my collection.

    • Thankee, Cheryl! This is definitely the most established company I’ve been in for an anthology, so I’m really thrilled about it.
      You should read the other Steve’s zombie buffalo book, LONG HORN, BIG SHAGGY. I haven’t got to it yet, but I heard really good things about it. And he’s a good guy.

      • And thanks for the plug, Steve.
        LONG HORN, BIG SHAGGY: A weird west tale of back-from-the-dead mountainmen, time travelling mad scientists, and zombified buffalo. You will never look at a severed head the same way again.
        Order it now from Black Death Books, Amazon, or Shocklines.
        Get it signed by me at WHC!
        (this has been a paid for political announcement)

      • And I’m thrilled that you’re thrilled. May this be the start bigger and better things coming your way. It’s just great news. Great news.
        Oh, I just ordered LONG HORN, BIG SHAGGY.

      • So, my friend Steve said he heard all good things about your book. That’s all I needed to hear. LOL
        On his recommendation, I just ordered it on Amazon.

        • That’s good news to this old cat. Got to get some shut-eye now, it’s way past midnight in Nova Scotia, and I have to be up for work. Drop me a line when you get to read it, and let me know what you thought. I’ve heard nothing but good things so I’m either a pretty good storyteller, or all my friends are great liars.
          If you’re coming to WHC, bring the novella, and I’ll be happy to sign it for you at the mass autograph session.
          yours in horror,
          Steve Vernon

  2. AWESOME!
    Way to go Steve! Can’t wait to read this story!
    (You should feel really honored – I jumped through all the hoops of creating a username and yet another password to forget, just so I could post this comment)

    • Re: AWESOME!
      Thanks, Gayleen. And your hoop jumping is much appreciated. You know, my agent swears by blogs as a promotion tool for writers, so you should think up one of your clever angles and keep yours updated now that you have one.
      For anyone else reading this, Gayleen is a very fine mystery writer you’ll be hearing of one day soon. She’s also responsible for a lot of the editing in my recent work.

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