If you’ve wound up here in my little corner of the web, it’s probably because you’re interested in speculative fiction—my work ranges across the spectrum of the weird, including science fiction, dark fantasy, and outright horror.
I’ve written a bunch of short stories—you can check out my bibliography if you’re so inclined—and three novels, The Fallen (2002), House of Bones (2003), and Sleeping Policemen (2006—with my good friend and sometime collaborator Jack Slay, Jr.). A selection of my short fiction was collected as The Resurrection Man’s Legacy and Other Stories a few years ago.
One of the abiding disappointments of my life is that I’ve never had any of the interesting jobs that writers are supposed to have. I was never a gandydancer or a stevedore. I never drove an ambulance on the Italian Front. I just went to school to study literature and started writing stories.
I was born in West Virginia in 1968, and grew up in a town called Princeton, just north of the Virginia line. My stories have appeared in lots of places. A few of them have been nominated for awards and one of them, “Death and Suffrage” was adapted—loosely—for the Showtime network’s anthology series Masters of Horror.
Cover for my latest publication of short stories: