You know you're a proper monster when Kevin Nunn, Toronto Renaissance dude, immortalizes you in bronze -- or the next best thing, papier mache painted to look like bronze. And so it is with Herman Sloan, of the Monstrous Affections cover:
... and my short story The Sloan Men, which is even now available to read right here.
Kevin presented this sculpture to my friends/publishers Brett Savory and Sandra Kasturi, and the two shocked me with it during a mid-summer visit yesterday.
This is the blog portion of my website, The Devil's Exercise Yard. It does all the things you've come to expect from blogs - although it won't be telling you what I'm eating, my mood, or whether my shirt needs laundering. Very occasionally, it may offer some insight to something you haven't thought about, or some update of news you haven't heard before. So keep checking it. Be obsessive. Give in to your inner web stalker. Click and click and click. It's the only way you'll be sure not to miss anything.
From the website:
I'm David Nickle, and I write stories. Most of them are what you'd call horror stories. But in the mix are science fiction, fantasy, and some stories that are just stories. Not one of them is true. I've had some of them published, in places like The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, the Northern Frights series, the Queer Fear series, Cemetery Dance, On Spec, and a whole bunch others. I've only got one novel out (The Claus Effect, with Karl Schroeder), and a story collection, Monstrous Affections (all on my own) - but I'm working on adding some more to the list.
From the blog:
I'm also a journalist. I write for the Toronto Community News group of community newspapers in Toronto, covering municipal politics in the big city. It's a good gig. But I blog about city politics for the paper, so you probably won't hear much about that sort of thing here.
Need to get in touch? Email me at davidnickle(at)gmail(dot)com.