Monday, October 18, 2010


It's official, y'all: my short story collection 8 Pounds: Eight Tales of Crime, Horror, and Suspense is available for download, and for the rock-bottom price of $0.99!

These stories represent three glorious years of toiling in the trenches ('07-'09, for those keeping track), and have appeared in publications as varied as Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Thuglit. I've collected them here because, well, websites shut down, and magazines go out of print, which makes some of 'em mighty hard to come by.

Like old-school, whiskey-swiggin' pulp? Then check out Derringer-Award-finalist "The Big Score" and "A Simple Kindness." Need a dose of horror? How's about "The Well," "The Toll Collectors," and "A Better Life"? Or maybe you like your stories black and bitter as your coffee, in which case check out the Spinetingler-Award-winning "Seven Days of Rain" or "Eight Pounds." And just to sweeten the pot, I've included my fiction debut 'The World Behind," which first appeared in EQMM's Department of First Stories way back in June of 2007.

So go on. Take a peek. And if you dig it, maybe do yours truly a favor and post a kind review.

No Kindle? No problem! Amazon's got a link in the right-hand sidebar to download a free Kindle app for your computer or mobile device.

(Oh, and any props for the kick-ass cover should be directed John Hornor Jacobs' way.)