Saturday, December 28, 2019

My 2019 Publication End-of-Year Wrap-Up

As most indie writers can relate, I suffer the malaise of feeling like I never get enough writing accomplished. However, looking back over the year of 2019, I feel like I should be satisfied, or at least can assure myself that the year has been productive “enough”... especially as I have day jobs, a family, and am involved in volunteer organizations for my children! Additionally I can look forward to a number of great projects already lined up for next year of 2020. So for purposes of self-accounting (i.e. bragging), here are my publication highlights for the year:

1. I published my first novel:

DOORWAYS TO THE DEADEYE (JournalStone, July, 2019)

2. I published my favorite (and most ambitious) anthology to date:

Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror (Dark Moon Books, January, 2019)

3. I published a smaller anthology of reprint stories as part of a project series:

Strange Tales of the Macabre: Post-Apocalyptic (
5X5 Publishing, July, 2019)

4. I published the fourth Primer book in my series EXPLORING DARK SHORT FICTION.

Exploring Dark Short Fiction #4: A Primer to Jeffrey Ford (Dark Moon Books, September, 2019)

5. I gained 14 more short story publication credits (8 of these are reprints)

Top 3 originals are:

 “Carmine Lips and a Fade into Oblivion” for Cemetery Dance Online

 “A Notable Incursion of Dinosaur Ants” in Red Sun Magazine, issue #5

 “Deep Down, the Lake of a Thousand Graves” in the anthology
Tales of the Lost Volume 1

6. PLUS I continue to run, publish, and promote my own indie press:

7. And, I’m still incredibly elated to have won this year’s Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection for my debut collection: That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction (Cemetery Dance, July, 2018)

All-in-all a respectable year, if I do say so! And hoping for 2020 to be even better!!


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