Archive for August, 2009

Michael West Part of Fantastic Workshop!


Some months ago, I was interviewed by editor Michael Knost for an article entitled “The Aha! Moment.” That article is now available in a Writers Workshop of Horror, a collection of articles on the craft of writing horror and dark fiction, featuring:

— Clive Barker
— Joe R. Lansdale
— F. Paul Wilson
— Ramsey Campbell
— Thomas F. Monteleone
— Deborah LeBlanc
— Gary A. Braunbeck
— Brian Keene
— Elizabeth Massie
— Tom Piccirilli
— Jonathan Maberry
— Tim Waggoner
— Mort Castle
— G. Cameron Fuller
— Rick Hautala
— Scott Nicholson
— Michael A. Arnzen
— J.F. Gonzalez
— Michael Laimo
— Lucy A. Snyder
— Jeff Strand
— Lisa Morton
— Jack Haringa
— Gary Frank
— Jason Sizemore
— Robert N. Lee
— Michael Knost

“Packing more knowledge and sound advice than four years’ worth of college courses…It’s focused on the root of your evil, the writing itself.”
Fangoria Magazine

“A veritable treasure trove of information for aspiring writers–straight from the mouths of today’s top horror scribes!”
Rue Morgue Magazine

Click here to order your copy now!

“Flowers in Winter” a Legend of the Mountain State!


“I have always been a fan of folk tales and regional fiction, admiring both their narrative authenticity and organic origins. But in a brilliant bit of post-modern tweaking, Michael Knost has recruited a host of contemporary horror writers to put their own spin on spooky legends from West Virginia. The result is a series of wonderful stories that seem as old as the hills and as current as today’s news. Bravo!”
~Bentley Little

I am thrilled that my short story, “Flowers in Winter,” based on the legend of The John North House in Lewisburg, WV, will be part of the third Legends of the Mountain State anthology, due out this October.

For more info, or to place your order: