Monthly Archives: March 2020

Illustration – “Exchange” / “A Coral Study”

As I prepare to hunker down this weekend with my family, I wanted to share something positive.  My artist friend Sambaran Chatterjee has done another lovely illustration for me!  This time he’s drawn Mario Reyes from my story “Exchange” / “A Coral Study.”

Exchange - illustration by Sambaran Chatterjee
“Exchange” / “A Coral Study” illustration by Sambaran Chatterjee

As I’ve said before, I’m not a visual artist in the least, so I’m in awe of both the overall picture and the striking details.  Thanks, Sambaran! You can check out more of his awesome work at his website.

I did once see an octopus, a very small one, while snorkeling in the Galápagos Islands, where my character Mario is from.  The biodiversity there, the endemic species, their lack of fear around humans, made it one of the most magical places I’ve ever been.

Publication announcement: Two-sentence horror stories

I have a trio of bite-size stories in the new anthology Nano Nightmares, available now in paperback and ebook.  Every story in this horror anthology is self-contained and designed to chill, haunt, alarm, or otherwise unsettle.  In only two sentences.

If I’m not mistaken, the concept of two-sentence horror stories has even inspired a TV series.  See for yourself the variety of scares a couple sentences can hold by picking up a copy of Nano Nightmares.