We have a terrific double author post for you today from Ennis Drake and S.P. Miskowski who have novellas that are finalists for The Shirley Jackson Awards.
The Shirley Jackson Awards are for given for works of "psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic." You may see the entire list of finalists for the 2012 Awards here. The Shirley Jackson Awards will be presented at Readercon 24 on July 14th.
Both of today's Guest Blogs are about Setting as Character.
About Twenty-Eight Teeth of Rage
Twenty-Eight Teeth of Rage
by Ennis Drake
Omnium Gatherum Media, May 22, 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 126 pages
One man ravaged by disease, the other by war, their stories--and fates--bound by an ancient entity that thrives on suffering. For Detective Ernest Riley, the path to damnation begins with an anonymously mailed recording detailing a series of grisly murders. Can Riley unravel its secrets without sacrificing his humanity? Or will he surrender to the RAGE inside him?
Strom Wheldon has returned from Iraq a literal half-man. But he’s lost more than his legs to that desert Hell. He’s lost his will to live. Can love save him from the RAGE eating him from within? Or will a gift given in innocence cost him everything?Is death the worst that can happen? What does it mean for men to carry deadly Rage in their flesh and bones? What would they do to live? Would they kill? Would they surrender their body and sell their souls?
About Ennis Drake
Ennis Drake's short fiction has appeared in various publications online and in print, including: "Love: The Breath of Eagleray", at Underland Press (publisher of Jeff VanderMeer's "Finch", John Shirley’s “In Extremis”, Brian Evenson's "Last Days", among others); "The Dark That Keeps Her", published in Twisted Legends, an anthology from Pill Hill Press (honorably mentioned in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 2); and "The Fishing of Dahlia", published in the Bram Stoker-nominated and Black Quill Award winning +Horror Library+ Volume 4. "The Fishing of Dahlia" also received an honorable mention in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 3. Forthcoming from Word Horde (summer 2013), "The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick-Maker", will appear in the anthology, Tales of Jack the Ripper, edited by Ross Lockhart.
His debut novel, "Twenty-Eight Teeth of Rage", was released May 31st, 2012, from Omnium Gatherum Media, and is a finalist for The Shirley Jackson Award.
Most recently, his collected novelettes, "The Day and the Hour" and "Drone", were released by Omnium Gatherum Media (Feb. 2013).
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About Delphine Dodd
by S.P. Miskowski
Omnium Gatherum Media, September 21, 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 106 pages
Before the town had a name, people buried their dead on the mountainside. Now Mont des Morts exists only in memory, but its ghosts still haunt Delphine's family. First in a series of three novellas set in the world of Shirley Jackson Award nominated Knock Knock.
About S.P. Miskowski
Miskowski's work has received two Swarthout fiction prizes and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Her debut novel, Knock Knock, a 2012 finalist for a Shirley Jackson Award, is the central book in The Skillute Cycle, which includes a trio of novellas set in the same area in Southwest Washington.
The first novella in the cycle, Delphine Dodd, is a finalist for a Shirley Jackson Award in 2013. The second, Astoria, is set to be published by Omnium Gatherum this summer. The final novella, In the Light, is scheduled for publication by OG later in the year.
Raised on Flannery O'Connor and Edgar Allan Poe in Decatur, Georgia, Miskowski now lives in California with her husband, fantasy and sci-fi author Cory J. Herndon.
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