GAIA: Shadow and Breath Volume III

Gaia III front cover

Gaia: Shadow & Breath Vol. 3 is now available! You can get it at Amazon here. Or, enjoy a 15% discount for the next few days when purchasing from CreateSpace (link and code: CFAK5JBZ). As with past volumes, the proceeds will be donated to The Nature Conservancy.

Fantasy by David Tallerman, Sandi Leibowitz, Janet Haigh, H.L. Fullerton, Tim Major, Rose Blackthorn, Gwendolyn Kiste, Ingrid Taylor, Anjali Ravi, and Scott T. Barnes. Cover art by Verboten Valley Art, interior illustrations by Carrion House.


Killing It Softly available on pre-order


Killing It Softly is now available for pre-order through Amazon at the low price of 99 cents through October! This anthology is scheduled to be published on October 26th, and you can order it here.

Featuring stories by: Rebecca Snow, H.R. Boldwood, Christine Lucas, Gerri Leen, Tracie McBride, Rie Sheridan Rose, Aliya Whiteley, Marion Pitman, Jenner Michaud, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Carole Gill, Tina Rath, Airika Sneve, Carson Buckingham, Chantal Boudreau, Eleanor R. Wood, Nidhi Singh, Rebecca J. Allred, Rebecca Fraser, Jo-Anne Russell, K. S. Dearsley, Amanda Northrup Mays, M.J. Sydney, Rose Blackthorn, Annie Neugebauer, Elaine Cunningham, Sandra Kasturi, Jess Landry, Sarah Hans, Lillian Csernica, Tory Hoke, and Nancy Holder.

Pete Mesling reads from HWA’s Poetry Showcase III

Episode 29: Selections from HWA’s Poetry Showcase Volume III

This is a wonderful sample of what you’ll find inside the HWA’s Poetry Showcase Volume III. There are 15 poems in the podcast, including my own offering, Vigil. The entire podcast is just under 25 minutes in length, and well worth your time to listen.
The Horror Writers Association‘s Poetry Showcase Volume III is edited by David E. Cowen and available now as an ebook and as a paperback from

HWA Poetry Showcase Volume III

HWA Poetry Showcase Vol 3

The HWA Poetry Showcase Volume III is now available in digital format through Amazon – you can get it here. Soon, it will also be available in paperback, and I’ll post the link when I have it.

My poem Vigil is included, along with work from some amazing authors, including:

Bruce Boston, Chad Stroup, Corrine De Winter, Kathryn Ptacek, Michael Arnzen, Adrian Ludens, Alessandro Manzetti, Alex Johnson, Angela Yuriko Smith, Annie Neugebauer, Ashley Dioses, Clay F. Johnson, Caden Skye, Cecilia Dockins, Chad Hensley, David C. Hayes, Davide Camparsi, Denise Dumars, Don Gillette, E. F. Schrader, Elsa M. Carruthers, G.O. Clark, Gene Stewart, J. P. Rosen, Janice Leach, Jeanine Gailey, Joseph A. Pinto, Jillian Rossi, K. A. Opperman, Leigh M. Lane, Lina Sophia Rossi, Lisa Lepovetsky, Lisa Morton, Lori R. Lopez, Lucy A. Snyder, Marge Simon, Mark Kirkbride, Megan Rhode, Michael Hanson, Nancy Etchemendy, Pete Mesling, Peter Salomon, Randy Rubin, Richard Geyer, Richard Groller, Robert Boley, Robert Perez, Robin Reed, Stromcrow Hayes, and Tausha Johnson.

Musings on Jaws, Part 1…


So, Shock Totem’s blog is posting a series of articles/essays/random thoughts regarding our favorite Carcharodon carcharias (y’know, the shark). I’m pleased to share my own thoughts and memories on a movie that has become more than just a summer blockbuster. It’s an indelible part of popular culture.

I hope you’ll take a minute and go check out my guest post – you can read it here.

Thanks to John Boden for inviting me to participate.