A Shitload of (Brief) Updates…
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- I updated my author photo (over on the right) because my old one looked more suitable for a kindergarten teacher than an author of transgressive horror tales.
- At a recent convention, I was interviewed by a gentleman wielding a machete and wearing a hockey mask!
- My short story “The Mirrors” has been translated for publication on the German webzine Pulpcore.
- My new novel Mr. Suicide has been reviewed by Judy Comeau at Creature Feature: The Weekly Web Program. Here’s an excerpt: “This narrative is as graphic and extreme as horror gets, and Mr. Suicide is a walk on the very darkest side of the coming-of-age genre as written by an author who seems to be the literary love child of Jack Ketchum and Poppy Z. Brite.”
- Mr. Suicide was also reviewed by Nick Cato over at The Horror Fiction Review. He called the book “…a taboo-crushing, psychological nightmare that will test the limits of your psyche.” He also went on to write: “I’ve been enjoying Cushing’s shorter work for a while now, and Mr. Suicide has placed her on my must read authors list. This is horror fiction that’s fresh, disturbing, and crafted to freak you out. And it does.”
- You can still get the special deal on Mr. Suicide when you order directly from the publisher, Word Horde. (When you buy the paperback, they throw in the ebook version of your choice for free.)
- And, yeah, you can buy it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble’s website, and Kobo, too.
- There are other places you can buy it (Powell’s, for example), but I’m not going to list them all. It’s a long list, and I’m sure you don’t want to read all that.
- I was interviewed by Scott Nicolay for his podcast The Outer Dark.
- I was interviewed by Sean & Charles over at Miskatonic Musings, too.
- I was interviewed (in a brief, delightfully strange way) by author Scott Cole on his website.
- I was a guest blogger for a day on author Matthew Warner’s website. I shared the top ten things I wish I’d known when I started writing.
- Writer Sheldon Nylander reviewed by 2014 DarkFuse novella I Am the New God. Here’s an excerpt: “A sublime piece of horror fiction, I Am the New God is definitely worth a read.”
- Issue number three of the poetry journal Spectral Realms was published. It includes my sonnet “To See or Not to See?”
- I contributed a brief (500 word) essay for today’s SF Signal Mind Meld on obscure books. (I talked a lot about Hermann Ungar’s The Maimed.)
- A video of my reading at Carmichael’s Bookstore is up on Youtube.
- I’m organizing HWA’s presence at ScareFest in Lexington, Kentucky (September 11-13).
- My short story collection The Mirrors is going to be published later than expected, but should be out soon. (Very possibly in September).
- Today I mailed the August postcards to members of The Nicole Cushing Postcard Club. This month’s obscure author is a quite talented early 20th century Russian dude whose obscurity is a real shame. A powerful pessimist, if every there was one. Who is it? You’ll just have to wait until your postcards to arrive to find out!