“Her Strong Enchantments Failing” by A.E. Housman

A.E. Housman

Her strong enchantments failing,
Her towers of fear in wreck,
Her limbecks dried of poisons
And the knife at her neck,

The Queen of air and darkness
Begins to shrill and cry,
“O young man, O my slayer,
To-morrow you shall die.”

O Queen of air and darkness,
I think ’tis truth you say,
And I shall die tomorrow;
But you will die to-day.

My Interview with KSJE Will Air on March 7 at 10:30 A.M.

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Photo from about 2007.

In February, I recorded an interview on my works and writing with “Write On Four Corners“, a program with KSJE 90.9 FM, the Farmington (NM) National Public Radio station.  The interview will air on March 7, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.  The interview covered a wide range of topics concerning my writing and my writing plans for the future including upcoming work.  Be sure to tune in.  The program was hosted by Traci HalesVass, retired assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at San Juan College in Farmington.  The interview will be available on podcast after the broadcast.

To celebrate this, on the day of the broadcast, I am giving away e-copies of all my works available on Amazon Kindle.  These include A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror, Alien Embrace, The Scent and Other Stories, Click, Diabolical:  Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge, and Nocturne: Poems of Love, Distance, and the Night, a callous and disinterested lover.  Follow this link to my Amazon Author’s page to find out more about each work.

Spring “Diabolical” Giveaway

Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge will be free March 2, 7, and 20; April 6; and May 1.

Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact horrifying revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and brother. Jack has an intriguing position in the universe at a focal point of life, the afterlife, logic and reason, anger and hatred, the ancient and the modern worlds, grief and his attempts to escape grief through self-destruction. Though he wants to have the peace he once found with his wife, Agatha, he is pulled in many directions by circumstance and by his powerful negative emotions.

Currently, Jack has a Twitter account (@jthurston666), where he has attracted a small following and where it has only recently been revealed that he is fictional. Jack has his own blog at jackthurstonblog.wordpress.com (a work in progress) and his own e-mail at jackthurston666@gmail.com. Information on more social media accounts and other characters (as they are developed) can be found at: philslattery.wordpress.com. Please interact with him at any of his social media accounts as you would with a real person.

Check back frequently.  More giveaways are coming in the near future.

Don’t forget to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads.

Alien Embrace Giveaway on Four Days in March

Alien Embrace will be free on March 1, 7, 9, and 20.

Alien Embrace is the story of Logan Rickover, an officer on a spaceship set to explore the alien world of Stheno D. Captured by a xenomorph that wants to use him as food for its young, he must fight a battle for control of his own mind as the alien feeds him hallucinations to keep him complacent until its young hatch. Can Logan regain control of his mind in time to escape back to his ship?

Ron Baker, Amazon Customer, gives this story five stars and comments:

“This short has exactly what I like in science fiction: planet exploration and bizarre otherworldly aliens, in this case insectoid. The horrendous purpose the aliens have for the hapless astronauts who make planetfall to find the numerous previous missing exploration teams is grisly. I love the mystery of the planet and the authors device of alternating from the aliens bizarre perspective then switching to the astronauts point of view.”

Check back frequently.  More giveaways are coming in the near future.

“Celebrating: Black Horror History” from HorrorAddicts.Net

Sycorax’s Daughters gives Black Women in Horror a Voice By Sumiko Saulson, editor of Black Magic Women Editor’s Note: On February 5, 2018 the Horror Writer’s Association announced that all three of the works by black women mentioned in this article have made it to the final Stoker’s ballot. The article was written when the […]

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