This week's special guest is...Richard Thomas!
This week kicks off a really exciting month at The Horror Librarian. Beginning with the talented Mr. Richard Thomas, readers will be privy to some really excellent author interviews! And it's all thanks to Richard. Here's the scoop: Richard is Kickstarting a new fiction magazine called Gamut. This magazine, already bulging with a line-up of MOST EXCELLENT TALENT, has a lot of promise and may well be the next premier source for dark and speculative fiction. The authors this month are all signed-on to publish with Gamut and Richard has kindly put me in touch with them. And they are just the tip of the iceberg! More information on Gamut, of course, will be forthcoming.
And without further ado, here's the goods on Richard Thomas...
Richard Thomas is the author of seven books: Three novels, Disintegration and Breaker (Random House Alibi), and Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications); three short story collections, Tribulations (Crystal Lake), Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press), and Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press); as well as one novella of The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books). With over 100 stories published, his credits include Cemetery Dance, PANK, Gargoyle, Weird Fiction Review, Midwestern Gothic, Arcadia, Qualia Nous, Chiral Mad 2 & 3, Gutted, and Shivers 6. He has won contests at ChiZine and One Buck Horror, and has received five Pushcart Prize nominations to date. He is also the editor of four anthologies: Exigencies and The New Black (Dark House Press), The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers (Black Lawrence Press) and Burnt Tongues (Medallion Press) with Chuck Palahniuk (finalist for the Bram Stoker Award). In his spare time he is a columnist at LitReactor and Editor-in-Chief at Dark House Press. He has taught at LitReactor, the University of Iowa, StoryStudio Chicago, and in Transylvania. His agent is Paula Munier at Talcott Notch. For more information visit www.whatdoesnotkillme.com.
On a personal note, I must add that Richard is a really great guy. Last year, I was privileged to have been matched with Richard as a part of the HWA Mentorship program. Not only is he a talented author and editor, but he's an excellent teacher and mentor.
So don't forget to come back Thursday to read the interview. And be sure to check back each week this month to see who's on board with the forthcoming Gamut magazine.