Good news

December 1, 2008 - Unspeakable Horror Now Available
My story, "The Boys of Bald Cave," is now available in the Dark Scribe Press anthology, Unspeakable Horror. Get your copy (or several) at Amazon.com.

In related news, Unspeakable editor Vince Liaguno gives me a beyond fantastic shout-out at Zombo's Closet of Horror. He says, "There is something insinuating and genuinely haunting about C. Michael Cook’s 'The Boys of Bald Cave' — a story that has yet to clear my mind completely as a reader. The story has shades of the emotional resonance of King’s 'The Body' and It for me, a realism of male adolescence that rings true in every sense. There’s a bittersweet feeling of innocence lost at its core and a melancholic ending that profoundly affected me." Thanks, Vince, for such a terrific mention.

July 2, 2008 - Context, Columbus, Ohio.
I'm off to another conference September 26-28, where I'll be taking a flash fiction course with Michael Arnzen and, just maybe, attending a few parties.

June 11, 2008 -- "The Living World" to appear in the Cutting Block Press anthology +Horror Library+ Volume 3.
I'm excited to appear alongside such notables as Gary Braunbeck, Michael Arnzen, Cullen Bunn and Bentley Little. More information available at the Cutting Block Press web site.

May 29, 2008 -- Hypericon, Nashville.
Southern-fried fantasy, sci-fi and horror with a country music twang. June 27-29, 2008. I'll be there. If you are too, say, "Howdy!"

May 19, 2008 -- "The Boys of Bald Cave" to appear in the Dark Scribe Press anthology Unspeakable Horror.
It's an honor to be included among well-known authors like Rick R. Reed, Maria Alexander, Scott Nicholson and Lee Thomas. Dark Scribe is revealing their authors throughout the month of May. Learn more about the fantastic line-up at the Dark Scribe Press web site.

March 28, 2008 -- "The Boys of Bald Cave" selected for upcoming anthology.
The editors have asked for my discretion, so further details will have to wait.

March 27-30, 2008 -- World Horror, Salt Lake City.
For a few days several hundred horror fans and authors -- including me -- will overtake this Mormon stronghold. Should be fun. For us.

February 1-3, 2008 -- Love is Murder 2008, Chicago.
Hanging out with agents and authors Marcus Sakey, Laura Caldwell, Tasha Alexandar, Renee Rosen and others. In a hotel full of crime writers, is anyone really safe?








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Photo by Brian Perkinson, 2008