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New Novel Coming in August from Word Horde: A SICK GRAY LAUGH

Here’s the vid where I spill the beans about my second novel. I share some of the themes and topics in the book, and some of the influences behind it!

Major Publishing Announcement Today at Noon (Eastern Time)

A little tease of what’s comin’ down the pike…


Cushing’s Bookshelf, Ep 4: The Polyphonic Squee

Time for another installment of Cushing’s Bookshelf . This week, I share my thoughts on Milan Kundera’s The Art of the Novel (a nonfiction book that influenced my forthcoming novel). Enjoy!

Cushing’s Bookshelf, Ep 3: Fists Are Flying

Time for another visit to the bookshelf. This week I take a look at Ray Bradbury’s Zen in the Art of Writing, and show off my Youtube channel’s state of the art special effects!

Cushing’s Bookshelf, Episode 2

This week I take a look at Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. Enjoy!


Behold, the premiere episode of my new series of Youtube videos, Cushing’s Bookshelf.  In this series, I’ll be discussing some of my favorite reads. Hope you dig it!

RUE MORGUE Says I’m One of Thirteen “Wicked Women to Watch”

The January/February issue of Rue Morgue includes me in its listing of thirteen “Wicked Women to Watch”!

I’m pretty stoked about this, and with the praise in the text. The piece mistakenly says I’m “Maryland-based” (a misreading of my bio, where I mention I was born and raised there), but hell, it’s RUE-fuckin’-MORGUE, so they could say I was based out of John Waters’ Mortville and I’d be cool with it!


Grimscribe Press to Publish New Novella THE HALF-FREAKS

Screenshot 2019-02-18 at 10.44.38 AM - EditedWith the contract signed, I can now announce that my new novella, The Half-Freaks will be released later in 2019 by Jon Padgett’s Grimscribe Press. Looks like there will be a limited, illustrated hardcover edition, as well as trade paperback and ebook editions.

Behold the synopsis!

Harry Meyers is ill-equipped to handle funeral planning of any sort. If he had a goldfish and that goldfish died, he would probably find a way to bungle the flushing. But when Harry’s mother passes away without having made any arrangements, and he’s the only surviving next of kin, Harry is called on to navigate a grimly hilarious, half-real world of morgues, morticians, fetishes, and cosmic disaster. Transgressive and bleakly funny, terrifying but surprisingly humane, The Half-Freaks showcases Nicole Cushing’s ever-evolving take on the Weird.

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Rue Morgue TV Digs MR. SUICIDE

So this is pretty cool. My Bram Stoker Award® winning novel Mr. Suicide received some recent love from Rue Morgue TV‘s Grim Reader, Monica S. Kuebler. Discussion of Mr. S. starts at the 4:28 mark of the video. Grateful the book is still getting talked about nearly four years after publication.

When You Get into a Twitter Argument with a Fundamentalist MLB Relief Pitcher, and His Posse Inadvertently Give You a Giggle

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