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Buck's Row
an early fall
of scarlet

            -- Ann K. Schwader
              (in memoriam Mary Ann Nichols)
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Still looking for your 125th Ripperversary fix?

For a substantial dose of history with plenty of suitably sensational links & pics, check out today's post from [ profile] eldritchhobbit

For a close focus on the Ripper's first canonical victim, Mary Ann (Polly) Nichols, check out this post this post from Word Horde editor
[ profile] lossrockhart.

{Full disclosure -- the latter post does end with a message about Tales of Jack the Ripper, & I do have two poems in this new anthology.)


red whisper
in history’s ear . . .

                                -- Ann K. Schwader
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Word Horde's Tales of Jack the Ripper will still have an official release date of August 31 (125th anniversary of the first canonical murder -- Mary Ann Nichols), but some online retailers are already offering paperback copies. Kindle copies are available as well.

For paperbacks:


Barnes and Noble

For Kindle

There's also a thoroughly creepy book trailer for your viewing pleasure!

Tales of Jack the Ripper includes 17 stories by some of horror fiction's darkest minds -- plus 2 sonnets, which I'm proud & happy to acknowledge as my own.

Ripperologists, unite!

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Editor Ross Lockhart has just posted the TOC for Tales of Jack the Ripper (Word Horde, fall 2013):

Whitechapel Autumn, 1888 — Ann K. Schwader
A Host of Shadows — Alan M. Clark and Gary A. Braunbeck
Jack’s Little Friend — Ramsey Campbell
Abandon All Flesh — Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The God of the Razor — Joe R. Lansdale
The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker — Ennis Drake
Ripping — Walter Greatshell
Something About Dr. Tumblety — Patrick Tumblety
The Truffle Pig — T. E. Grau
Ripperology — Orrin Grey
Hell Broke Loose — Ed Kurtz
Where Have You Been All My Life? — Edward Morris
Juliette’s New Toy — Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
Villains by Necessity — Pete Rawlik
When the Means Just Defy the End — Stanley C. Sargent
A Pretty for Polly — Mercedes Yardley
Termination Dust — Laird Barron
Once November — E. Catherine Tobler
Silver Kisses — Ann K. Schwader

My contributions to this exciting -- and no doubt blood-spattered -- project are both sonnets, previously published though not recently.    I'm delighted that they were chosen to lead off & wind up this remarkable collection of talent.

It's been 125 years since the Whitechapel murders.  My, how time flies . . .
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What do London's most famous (& still uncaught) serial killer and weird horror have in common?

Me, apparently. In the past couple of weeks, I've received acceptances from the editors of two marvelous projects in the horror field:

Ross Lockhart of Word Horde has taken two sonnets of mine -- both reprints, but one hasn't seen the dark of night in years -- for Tales of Jack the Ripper, coming this fall to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Whitechapel murders.

Lovecraftian scholar & editor S.T. Joshi just let me know last week that my tale of photomontage & cosmic fear, "Dark Equinox," will be joining the TOC of Searchers After Horror, to be published in early to mid 2014 by Fedogan & Bremer.

I'll post more information on both projects when possible. For now, I'm still searching my office carpet for a few stray teeth . . .
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