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Cast of Wonders has published my new horror story “Raptor Boy” about a young man fighting neo-Nazi pagans in a northern Minnesota town. If you get a chance, please head over and give it a listen, and contribute to the forum with your thoughts on peer pressure, the pipeline, hate crimes and werewolves. I would love to hear from you.
The new year brings two productions of my play “The Pink Unicorn,” to theater companies in the US. Off the Wall Productions at Carnegie Stage in Pittsburgh will begin performances on February 9. The week before that, starting January 27, 20% Theater in Minneapolis with remount their successful 2015 production, starring Mykel Pennington.
“The Pink Unicorn” tells the story of a Christian widow, living in a small Texas town, whose life is thrown into turmoil when her high school age daughter announces she is gender queer and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school. It has been performed all over the US and Canada since its original production in 2013.
I’m pleased to announce my new children’s play, “John Henry” will be part of the 2017 New Plays for Young Audiences 20th Anniversary Season. A staged reading will be performed at NYU in June. The play is based on the folksong of the same name, and tells the story of a young African American boy and his best friend, an Irish American girl, and how their fathers struggle to keep their jobs in a burgeoning industrialized world. Karl O’Brian Williams will direct. This play is appropriate for ages 9 and up. Rehearsed readings will be on Saturday, June 17, at 2pm and Sunday, June 18, at 3pm at the Provincetown Playhouse. It’s going to be wonderful and I can’t wait!
The latest issue of Disturbed Digest features one of my horror stories, “Backwater Saints” about a failed rock musician who is haunted by the specter of his former lead singer and best friend. Editor Tyree Campbell has assembled a really nice collection of horror poems, stories, artwork and articles. I hope you have time to check it out–in print or in digital at the link.
I’m very pleased to be part of a forthcoming anthology, Hallows’ Eve, edited by Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton. In addition to stories about scheming jack-o’-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings, disturbingly realistic haunted attractions, masks that cover terrifying faces, murderous urban legends, parties gone bad, cult Halloween movies, and even trick or treating in the future, Hallows’ Eve will offer chilling explorations of related holidays like All Souls’ Day, Dia de los Muertos, and Devil’s Night. The sixteen other authors included are: Kelley Armstrong, Pat Cadigan, Brian Evenson, Jeffrey Ford, Heather Graham, Eric J. Guignard, Stephen Graham Jones, Kate Jonez, Paul Kane, John Langan, John R. Little, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, S. P. Miskowski, Garth Nix, and Joanna Parypinski. Look for it in 2017!
The Enchanted Conversation has published one of my new fairytales. “Lucy in the Sky” is a tribute to childhood, dogs and the Beatles, and tells the story of an eight year old girl who matches wits with the Faery Queen.