November 29, 2016 - A Trip Back to The Horror Library.
Farolight Publishing has has purchased rights to my short story "The Night Crier." It will appear in The Horror Library, Volume 6, scheduled for publication in Spring, 2017.
April 26, 2015 - The Horror Library "Best Of" Anthology to be published May 1, 2015.
Table of contents includes notable authors such as Kurt Dinan, Sunil Sadanand, John Mantooth, Michael A. Arnzen and Jeff Strand. Look for the paperback at 2015's World Horror Convention in Atalanta, with an ebook version to appear 60-90 days later.
January 17, 2015 - "The Living World" to appear in The Horror Library's "Best Of" Anthology.
Great news from the good people at Cutting Block and Farolight Publishing! My short story, "The Living World," will appear in their upcoming anthology. I'm honoroed to be included, and send congratulations to all the other contributors. Dates and details are forthcoming.
December 1, 2008 - Unspeakable Horror Now Available.
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?
Photo by Brian Perkinson, 2008