Saturday, February 11, 2017

Brilliant Podcast reading of my story, "A Curse and a Kiss,"

Brilliant Podcast reading of my story, "A Curse and a Kiss," (a horror reimagining of Beauty and the Beast) just went up! Thank you to narrator, Margaret Essex, and Scott Silk at Tales To Terrify --

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Interview with me about the Horror Writers Association (10/2/2016)

Uploaded an interview with me to explain the Horror Writers Association during Grave Harvest Halloween Festival at The Hotel Fullerton (Fullerton, CA), October 2, 2016! Filming Credit by: All Things Haunted.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ANNOUNCING NEW ANTHOLOGY: "The Five Senses of Horror"

Behold and tremble (in anticipation!), O horror short form fans!

Finished acquisitions and contracts for my next anthology, a reprint volume of the five human senses in horror: THE FIVE SENSES OF HORROR

This includes the influence of horror and dark fantasy short fiction on the five human senses (interaction and relationship between imaginative horror perception and the senses) and how these insights can assist writers/ or how they’ve been used effectively by authors as inspiration within this form of writing.

Including study and commentary from psychologist, Erika Price, PhD; Psychology Instructor at Loyola University Chicago & Statistics/ Methods Consultant.

Including mind-numbingly gorgeous illustrations from artist, Nils BroƟ.

Including short story fiction:

·         Heading Home by Ramsey Campbell (sense of touch)
·         Soft by Darrell Schweitzer (sense of touch)
·         Feel the Noise by Lisa Morton (sense of touch)

·         In the Cave of the Delicate Singers by Lucy Taylor (sense of sound)
·         Sounds by Kathryn Ptacek (sense of sound)
·         Malleus, Incus, Stapes by Sarah Totton (sense of sound)

·         His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood by Poppy Z. Brite (sense of taste)
·         Cassilago's Wife by Sarah Singleton (sense of taste)
·         Sweet Subtleties by Lisa L. Hannett (sense of taste)

·         The Beholder by Richard Christian Matheson (sense of sight)
·         In the Porches of My Ears by Norman Prentiss (sense of sight)
·         The Impression of Craig Shee by David McGroarty (sense of sight)

·         Shem-el-Nessim: An Inspiration in Perfume by Chris Bell (sense of smell)
·         The Scent by John F.D. Taff (sense of smell)
·         The Odor of Violets by John Farris (sense of smell)

I’ll also be discussing this as part of the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference at StokerCon 2017!

THE FIVE SENSES OF HORROR—Estimated Release Date: April, 2017

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Writer's Resources - Electronic Submission Trackers

For writers who are interested in such things, I use an electronic spreadsheet to track my submissions, which I built in Microsoft Excel 2007.

Tracking submissions is vital to any writer’s success, knowing where your work is/ has been submitted, published, paid, etc. You can track market info, response times, or really anything you find useful in your own endeavors.

I’m including downloadable files via Google Docs links for two versions of Excel submission trackers for anyone who would like assistance in this, to become—at least—a more “organized” writer! ;)

The first version is one that I built (Submission Tracker by Eric J. Guignard.xls) and the second is an easier alternative version created by NEON Magazine (Copy of Sample-Submissions-Tracker by NEON Magazine.xlsx).

For my version, just input the appropriate fields of information in each row (Title, where submitted, date, etc.) and also apply a numeral 1 in the corresponding column, whether the story is something you need to submit, or if’s been submitted and awaiting decision, or if accepted or rejected.

The 1 value in the first 4 columns will color-format the row for ease of viewing, and also is calculated into your submission statistics. When the submission changes (ex. From pending to accepted), just delete the “1” from the column and re-enter in a new column.

The columns can be sorted by market, story title, etc., and the statistics auto-calculate.

Besides my tracking spreadsheet, there are other resources available as well, listed here:

Use what works best for you!

Hope this helps, and holiday cheers,

Monday, December 19, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me

Yes, thank you preemptively for the birthday wishes!

I’ve begun receiving messages asking what I’d like for a meaningful birthday gift—Waterford Crystal London Desktop Bar? 14-karat gold cufflinks shaped in Darth Vader’s head? A Virgin Oceanic submarine? Nay, I say to those trifles—It is Amazon reviews I covet most!

It’s a dreadful commentary that  the worth of indie authors is measured by 5-star reviews, but such is the state of current commerce. So here I post my annual gift list: In lieu of all else, please consider posting a brief and honest review on anything I’ve written, as found in the Amazon catalogue here:

In addition, if you’d like to follow or join me elsewhere in social media, I’m at: 

Midnight cheers, and happy holidays all!