My story “Exit Greeting” will be published in the anthology What Draws Us Near! I wrote “Exit Greeting” or, “Exit Greeting, or How to Cultivate Your Big Book of Grudges,” if you want the complete title, as a part of my Uncanny Pembina Valley sequence of stories that received a creation grant from the Manitoba Arts Council. If you’re a long time reader, those stories grow out of my Sunburst long-listed story “Cheating the Devil at Solitaire” and I hope you’ll be seeing even more stories in this sequence soon.
That list of authors is absolutely STACKED! A Giller prize winner, World Fantasy Award winners, Nebula Award winners, Sunburst Award winners; there’s so many notable folks in the horror and SFF community in this book. I’m thrilled to be in this company of authors. And I love this cover! So moody! I cannot wait to read the whole book. Thank you, Manitoba Arts Council for supporting the writing of my story, editors Keith Cadieux and Adam Petrash for selecting it, and Little Ghosts for publishing it.
Toronto book store Little Ghosts will be publishing the book in Spring. In fact, I heard the books had just shipped, so you should be able to read What Draws Us Near soon, and I cannot wait for you folks to read this one. “Exit Greeting” is so different than anything I’ve published in the past. I’d call it my first horror story. When I finished writing it I felt, “If I never publish another story, I’m so glad I wrote this one.” I hope you’ll enjoy it, and that it’ll spook the hell out of you.