ZIPPERED FLESH 2 approaching publication

The cover of ZIPPERED FLESH 2, designed by Scott Medina and created by Shelley Everett Bergen.

The cover of ZIPPERED FLESH 2, designed by Scott Medina and created by Shelley Everett Bergen.

ZIPPERED FLESH 2, featuring my short story, “The Little Things,” has been uploaded to CreateSpace, and will be available soon through Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle eBook formats. Editor Weldon Burge has ordered a proof copy, and says he hopes to “send out review and comp copies in the next few weeks.”

ZF2 continues a tradition begun by Smart Rhino Publications’s ZIPPERED FLESH: TALES OF BODY ENHANCEMENTS GONE BAD! Hellnotes calls the first installment of ZIPPERED FLESH an “outstanding anthology.” In a review on This is Horror, J.D. Gillam says the anthology is “fresh” and “worthy of being added to your ‘to read’ pile.”  And Gabino Iglesias, in his review for Horror Talk, says ZIPPERED FLESH “delivered thrills that exceeded [his] expectations.”

ZIPPERED FLESH 2 features a few returning authors, and a number of newcomers to the franchise:

  • “The Modern Adonis” by Bryan Hall
  • “Taut” by Shaun Meeks
  • “The Hunger Artist” by Lisa Mannetti
  • “Skin Deep” by Carson Buckingham
  • “The Sun-Snake” by Christine Morgan
  • “Knowledge” by Kate Monroe
  • “Prosthetics” by Daniel I. Russell
  • “After Darque” by M.L. Roos
  • “The Affair of the Jade Dragon” by Rick Hudson
  • “The Future of Flesh” by J.M. Reinbold
  • “We’re All Mad Here” by E.A. Black
  • “Seeds” by L.L. Soares
  • “Perfection” by Doug Blakeslee
  • “Underneath” by Kealan Patrick Burke
  • “The Perfect Size” by A.P. Sessler
  • “Piper at the Gates of Dawn” by David Benton & W.D. Gagliani
  • “BabyDaddy” by Jonathan Templar
  • “The Little Things” by Christian A. Larsen
  • “Clockwork” by Shaun Jeffrey
  • “Luscious” by Jezzy Wolfe
  • “Rapture” by Charles Colyott
  • “Primal Tongue” by Michael Bailey

In addition to ZIPPERED FLESH 1 & 2, Smart Rhino Publications has also published the anthology UNCOMMON ASSASSINS and has a short story collection coming soon from Weldon Burge called BROKEN: STORIES OF DAMAGED PSYCHES.

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