NaughtOrNice_final-1It’s been a pretty quiet year for me story-wise, so it’s nice to see it ending on such a high note of releases.  I have a couple of new projects out, both of which help raise funds and attention for good causes.


The first is the Naughty or Nice:  A Holiday Anthology edited by Jennifer Brozek.  “With a little bit of nice, a sprinkle of dark, a handful of sexy, and a whole lot of naughty, this adult-oriented anthology is filled with blushes, laughs, and gasps. This is not your average holiday reading. From the story behind Marley’s fate, to a little elf who makes the perfect “toy” to the holiday rituals that keep the world going, Naughty or Nice: A Holiday Anthology, keeps the pages turning.”


Besides getting to appear beside such luminaries as Jody Lynn Nye, Lucy Snyder, and Kevin J. Anderson, my story “The Kwanzaa Kid” is one of my personal favorites.


The first two months of proceeds goes to raise money for cystic fibrosis.


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The second project is Mythic Indy edited by Corey Michael Dalton.  “The anthology, whose proceeds support Second Story, features stories about aliens in the Indianapolis Zoo, cannibals in Tomlinson Hall, and the little-known tale of the Glendale penguins…With your purchase, you support the work being done by our tutors, our volunteers, and, of course, our students. Every year, Second Story works with students in Indianapolis schools to teach them the power of writing, and the magic that can happen on the page. We believe writing is fun, and writing is weird, and writing is powerful.”Mythic Indy

Some are frightening. Some are moving. Each is written by one of Indiana’s top contemporaries writers, including:

  • Ben H. Winters, the author of several New York Times best-selling novels including Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and The Last Policeman trilogy.
  • Maurice Broaddus, who wrote an original story set in the world of his Knights of Breton Court novels specifically for the anthology.
  • Sarah Layden, whose debut novel Trip Through Your Wires is currently receiving rave reviews from outlets like The Chicago Tribune.
  • Clint Smith, author of Ghouljaw and Other Stories, whose short story “Dirt on Vicky” is slated for inclusion in the Best New Horror No. 26 anthology.
  • Eliza Tudor, whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in HobartPANK,AnnalemmaspecsWeave, and Paper Darts.
  • Laura VanArendonk Baugh, best-selling and award-winning author of numerous stories and books including Kitsune-TsukiSmoke and Fears, and So to Honor Him.
  • Annie Sullivan, a graduate of Butler’s MFA program whose novel manuscript,Goldilocks, won the Luminis Books Award at the Midwest Writers Workshop.
  • Alex Mattingly, whose work has been published in numerous journals includingPANKAnnalemmaMidwestern Gothic, and Flywheel.

Don’t believe me that this one’s special?  You can go read the article written on the project in the Indianapolis Star.

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P.S. There’s a new interview with me over on the Fantasy Scroll Mag. Check it out here.