Selected Bibliography

Novels | Collections | Short Fiction | Poetry | Short Nonfiction

This page gives you a quick look at my publications highlights; the lists of my short fiction and nonfiction are considerably abbreviated. If you seek a complete publication history, please view my full bibliography.


Novels


Spellbent. Del Rey, December 2009. A dark urban fantasy. Nominated for the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel.

Liens Infernaux. Eclipse, February 2011. A French edition of Spellbent translated by Noé Le Blanc.

Опасная магия. Azbooka, December 2011. A Russian language hardcover edition of Spellbent translated by Irina Kolesnikova.

Shotgun Sorceress. Del Rey, October 2010. The sequel to Spellbent.

Le Baiser de la Sorcière. Eclipse, September 2011. A French edition of Shotgun Sorceress translated by Noé Le Blanc.

Switchblade Goddess. Del Rey, December 2011. The third book in the Spellbent series.

La Lame de la Sorcière. Panini France, December 2013. A French edition of Switchblade Goddess translated by Lise Capitan.


Novellas


A Glimpse of Darkness. Del Rey, December 2010. An urban fantasy co-written with Lara Adrian, Harry Connolly, Kelly Meding, and Stacia Kane.


Collections


Soft Apocalypses. Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2014 (forthcoming). A collection of horror, dark fantasy and dark science fiction tales featuring the Bram Stoker Award-winning story "Magdala Amygdala".

Shooting Yourself in the Head For Fun and Profit: A Writer's Guide. Post Mortem Press, 2014 (forthcoming). A nonfiction book on successfully living and working as a writer in a world that often doesn't value creative professionals.

Orchid Carousals. CGP, August 2013. A collection of speculative fiction erotica.

Chimeric Machines. CGP, March 2009. Introduction by Tom Piccirilli. A collection of 36 poems. Winner of the 2009 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry

Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. CGP, October 2007. A trade paperback collection of 12 humor stories about computers and the forces of evil.

Sparks and Shadows. First published by HW Press, May 2007. Introduction by Nalo Hopkinson. A trade paperback collection of 17 cross-genre stories and 7 poems. Winner of the 2008 Editors' Choice Black Quill Award for Best Dark Genre Collection
Reprinted by CGP, May 2010. Introduction by Christopher Golden.

Short Fiction


"The Leviathan of Trincomalee" – Steampunk World, Alliteration Ink, 2014. (forthcoming)

"Antumbra"Apex Magazine, February 2014.

"Approaching Lavender" – Chiral Mad 2, December 2013.

"Abandonment Option" – What Fates Impose, Alliteration Ink, September 2013.

"Magdala Amygdala" – Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5, Night Shade Books, September 2013.
First published in Dark Faith: Invocations, Apex Book Company, October 2012. Produced for the Pseudopod podcast, July 19, 2013. Reprinted in Mister October, Volume II, Journalstone, 2013. Translated into Japanese in Night Land, Trident House, September 2013. Podcast by Tales to Terrify on May 31, 2013. To be reprinted in Soft Apocalypses in 2014.
Winner of the 2012 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction.

"Miz Ruthie Pays Her Respects" – Dark Faith, Apex Book Company, May 2010.

"However ...." (co-written with Gary A. Braunbeck) – Hellbound Hearts, Pocket Books, September 2009. Honorable mention, Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 2

"A Preference For Silence" – Escape Pod, March 31, 2009. First published in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Issue #5, November 1999.

"Faery Cats: The Cutest Killers" – PodCastle, March 20, 2009. First published at Strange Horizons, February 27, 2006.

"Podophyllum sidhe" – A Field Guide to Surreal Botany, Two Cranes Press, July 2008.

"The Cold Gallery" – Legends of the Mountain State 2, Woodland Press, October 2008.

"Wake Up Naked Monkey You're Going To Die" – Horror World, March 2007. Reprinted in Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. Honorable mention, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008 (#21)

"Fable Fusion" (co-written with Gary A. Braunbeck) – Doctor Who Short Trips: Destination Prague, Big Finish Productions Ltd., June 2007.

"The Great VüDü Teen Linux Zombie Massacree" – Spacesuits and Sixguns, Spring 2007.

"Sara and the Telecats" – Farthing #4, September 2006.

"The Sheets Were Clean And Dry" – Masques V, Gauntlet Press, June 2006.

"Your Corporate Network and the Forces of Darkness" – Strange Horizons, June 20, 2005. Podcast at Escape Pod November 2005.

"Installing Linux on a Dead Badger: User's Notes" – Strange Horizons, April 5, 2004. Honorable mention, Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 18

"Homecoming" (co-written with Gary A. Braunbeck) – The Further Adventures of Xena: Warrior Princess, Ace Books, September 2001.

"Through Thy Bounty" – The Midnighters' Club anthology, June 2001. Reprinted in Apex Online in 2008. Honorable mention, Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 15.

"Souls To Take" (co-written with Gary A. Braunbeck) – Villains Victorious, DAW Books, April 2001.

"... Next on Channel 77" – Guardian Angels, Cumberland House Publishing, November 2000.

"News From The Long Mountains" (co-written with Gary A. Braunbeck) – Civil War Fantastic, DAW Books, July 2000.

"The Still-Life Drama of Passing Cars" (co-written with Gary A. Braunbeck) – Bedtime Stories To Darken Your Dreams, IFD Publishing, May 1999. Honorable mention, Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 13

Poetry


"Recreation" – The Cutting Room, Tachyon Publications, 2013.
Originally appeared in A Sea of Alone: Poems for Alfred Hitchcock, Dark Scribe Press, July 2011.

"Beggars' Night" (co-written with Gary A. Braunbeck) – Halloween: New Poems, Cemetery Dance Publications, May 2010.

"Fright-Night Triple Feature" (co-written with Gary A. Braunbeck) – Halloween: New Poems, Cemetery Dance Publications, May 2010.

"Internal Combustion" – Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine Issue 5, Winter 2009.

"Home for the Holidays" – Weird Tales, Fall 2009.

"Subtlety" – Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine, Spring 2008.

"Uncanny Valley Girl" – Raven Electrick, November 30, 2007.

"Flyboy" – Strange Horizons, April 30, 2007.

"Sympathy" – Strange Horizons, November 2006.

"Trepanation" – Strange Horizons, July 2006.

"The Monster Between The Sparks" (previously titled "Dark Matter") – Chiaroscuro, January 2002.

"White" – Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Issue #8, May 2001.

"Photograph of a Lady, Circa 1890" – Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Issue #7, October 2000.

"Permian Basin Blues" – Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Issue #7, October 2000.

Nonfiction/Essays


"Interview With Ursula K. Le Guin" – The Writers' Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Seventh Star Press, April 2013.

"Networking At Conventions" – Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction, Headline Books, May 2011.

"Introduction" – Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia, Woodland Press, October 2010.

"It's All Part of the Fun: An Interview With Clive Barker" – Writers Workshop of Horror, Woodland Press, August 2009.

"Art and the Artist: An Interview With Clive Barker" – Strange Horizons, March 16, 2009.

Various articles for Electronic Products, May 2006 - October 2008.

Various columns for Horror World, May 2006 - present.

Various entries in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005: "Asia", "Future Wars", "Intelligence", "Miniaturization", "Dark Fantasy", "Birds", "Curses", "Plants"

"Finding or Creating a Writers' Workshop Group" – Brady Magazine, November/December 2003.

"California Noir: The Salton Sea" – Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, November, 2003.

"Ocean" – Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Issue #6, May 2000.

"A Chat With William Peter Blatty", Dark Planet Webzine, August 1999.

"A Conversation With Neil Gaiman", SF Site, February 1999.