04 April 2011

My story “The Shredded Tapestry” to appear in Candle in the Attic Window

It’s always nice to have good news arrive in early April, when taxes are starting to get really annoying. (I don’t do my taxes. My taxes do me.) The good news arrived today in my email in-box: my short story “The Shredded Tapestry” has been accepted for the forthcoming anthology Candle in the Attic Window, to be published later this year by Innsmouth Free Press. The beautiful cover:
This is the first horror story I’ve sold, and it makes sense that it would be a piece of Gothic fiction, since that’s the horror style nearest to my warped heart. I wrote “The Shredded Tapestry” specifically to submit to Candle in the Attic Window, so I’m thrilled that editors Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles have picked it for the Table of Contents.

The idea for “The Shredded Tapestry” arose from my December 2010 visit to the Bavarian city of Regensburg (my travel post about it). After multiple visits to Bavaria, I knew I had to try my hand writing fiction set in southern Germany. “The Shredded Tapestry” is the second Bavarian-set piece I’ve done; the first I still haven’t cleaned-up to final draft.

Candle in the Attic Window has no set publication date yet, but it will probably be out around the end up summer. It will be available in both print and e-book editions. I’ll keep you posted on ordering info.