Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sunday, January 8, 2017

It's a New Year

Yours truly pictured with the GMM anthology on
the Sunburst Awards auction table at the
2016 World Fantasy Convention
I meant to post on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day but a bout with a virus got in the way. So here I am as January 2017 is now fully upon us, reflecting on the past year. For many, 2016 was an up and down year and I can say the same.  However, I've got a lot of gratitude for the "Ups"—including a 2016 World Fantasy Award nomination in the special professional category for my work on the Gods, Memes and Monsters  anthology. I was deeply honoured by the nomination and delighted to have attended the World Fantasy convention in Columbus OH. I owe a huge debt to the wonderful people at Stone Skin and all of the 60 GMM contributors, as the nomination could not have happened without any of them. Gratitude is a wonderful thing—something I'm planning on keeping in mind throughout this coming year.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

GMM Quick-Hit-a-Thon #62

It's been a blast and perhaps just a little more work than I expected ;), but I'm now up to the letter "Z" in my Stone Skin Press Gods, Memes and Monsters anthology "Quick-Hit-a-Thon." For this 62nd and final post in the series, I'm highlighting the updated, charming and frozen-dinner eating "Zmeu" creature by award-nominated Canadian actor/author/pop culture scholar/"fanthropologist" J.M. Frey. Frey's story opens with "The crying echoed and tripped along..."
 

GMM Quick-Hit-a-Thon #61

Here is number 61st and the penultimate post in my Stone Skin Press Gods, Memes and Monsters anthology "Quick-Hit-a-Thon." This post is about the almost impossible to see "Yelyelsee" creature by acclaimed California-based author/editor/anthologist Nick Mamatas. Nick's entry begins with:  
"History
The yelyelsee is a microscopic parasitic nematode..."

Saturday, November 5, 2016

GMM Quick-Hit-a-Thon #60

Here's number 60 in my Stone Skin Press Gods, Memes and Monsters anthology "Quick-Hit-a-Thon." This one is about the "Whippen" from Down Under by Melbourne, Australia writer/journalist Lilly O'Gorman. Lilly's story opens with:
"\ hwipp-en \, noun;
(Australian folklore) A small humanoid creature said to be"

Friday, November 4, 2016

GMM Quick-Hit-a-Thon #59

I'm up to number 59 in my Stone Skin Press Gods, Memes and Monsters anthology "Quick-Hit-a-Thon." This time I'm highlighting a creature that can sometimes be found partying on college campuses: "The Weredad" by LA-based writer/actor/filmmaker/musician/podcaster Chad Fifer. Fifer's entry opens with "Most people worry about turning into..."     

Thursday, November 3, 2016

GMM Quick-Hit-a-Thon #58

Here is number 58 in my Stone Skin Press Gods, Memes and Monsters anthology "Quick-Hit-a-Thon." This time around I'm highlighting the "Wendigo" creature from North American Indigenous folklore by Alberta based writer writer and "recovering editor" Dave Gross. Dave's entry opens with:
                   "Sarcasm, from the Greek sarkazein, 'tear flesh'
                   Once you…"