Tom Piccirilli part of A Feast of Frights

A Feast of Frights contributor Tom Piccirilli has had quite a writing career, with the best yet to come. And he pretty much does it all but julienne fries: mystery, thriller, horror, erotica, and science fiction. His first novel, Dark Father, was published in 1990 but written four years earlier, back when, in Piccirilli’s own words, he thought he “was William S. Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, Peter Straub, Dennis Etchison, Skipp & Spector, and Ramsey Campbell rolled into one. No grounding, lots …of literary fireworks and flamboyance, and the worldview of a kid who hadn’t experienced much life yet.”

Harsh and (I’m sure you’ll find) undeserved, but I love that kind of self-effacing criticism. As writers, we should all be able to destroy our babies like that, while also enjoying our creations. I mean, what’s the good of writing if its not fun? And Tom Piccirilli’s writing is fun. Here’s the best part: I’m going to be in a book with him. Yes, the two-time International Thriller Writers Award winner, and four-time Bram Stoker Award winner contributes his short story, “Husks and Formless Ruins,” to the forthcoming anthology A Feast of Frights from the Horror Zine, in which my own story, “Clawed Sod,” makes its humble debut.

A Feast of Frights features poetry, essays, artwork and short stories from a dizzying array of talent, including Susie Moloney, Earl Hamner, Graham Masterton, Ed Gorman, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Simon Clark and many, many others, available this spring in print and ebook formats.

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