I named this blog ‘The Author’s Graveyard’ primarily because of the impact the banner picture at the top of each screen had and still has on me. I searched long and hard for the image that would define my writing, and when I stumbled across this particular piece of artwork I knew I had what I was looking for. The man in the back-fill is hideous and intriguing, dead as a door-nail and full of personality, reaching out that hand in a blur to connect somehow. This is what weird fiction means to me in a nutshell…the buried in us trying to be explained and recognized.
I would like to include many guest posts on this blog, and in doing so I would hope to invite an ongoing conversation about the business and art of the genre. I was looking to develop a platform through which I could show my work professionally, but I also wanted to have a space where authors, publishers, designers, editors, readers, and all involved in the artistic community of weird fiction could entertain a continuous lively discussion.
Where better than the graveyard, where there are tomb stones, flat markers, epitaphs, and mausoleums? There are ghosts here and phantoms, secrets in the dirt and darkness in the recesses. There’s a tool shed on the grounds, so let’s break in and tell ghost stories. Let’s go by the lawn crypts and see if there really is something creeping around down there in the shadows. ‘The Author’s Graveyard’ is my invitation to the world. Pick out a plot. Rattle some chains. Tell me a story!