Shroud #9 – Available for Pre-Order!

Shroud Magazine #9 that contains my short story, ‘Liquid Courage’, is now up for Pre-Order for a mere $6.99.

‘Liquid Courage’ is essentially about a guy that is trying to get over a heart-felt break up with his long-time girlfriend.  He’s going through a lot of internal strife and is looking for a way out.  He thinks about committing suicide until one of his friends come up missing.  Shortly after the disappearance he starts receiving notes of his friend’s whereabouts.  He tries to put aside his own personal demons while searching for him.  But in the end it turns out that he’s not the only one that needs saving…

Product Description for Issue #9:

Shroud welcomes the Summer with startling stories from the Brothers’ May, Lon Prater, Robert Canipe, Marie Brennan, Alethea Contis, Debbie Kuhn, Ty Schwamberger and many more! Brian Keene and Scott Christian Carr share their latest columns, I.E. Lester investigates the zombie phenomenon, Mark McLaughlin interviews a NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD icon, Derek Fox discusses the Art of Fear, an interview with Jeff Strand, and cover art and interview from Tom Brown. So much more!

Click here to order a copy!

New Column for Morpheus Tales Magazine

Morpheus Tales is a leading horror, science fiction and fantasy print magazine based in the United Kingdom.  They publish their magazine quarterly in January, April, July and October of each year.  They have included interviews and fiction from leading authors; Joe R. Lansdale, Michael Laimo, Christopher Golden, Ray Garton, among others.  Along side their quarterly print edition, they have a free pdf download on their website each month of the Reviews Supplement, which is a mini-magazine, featuring non-fiction, interviews, columns, articles and book reviews.

It’s in the Reviews Supplement that beginning in October you’ll find my new column, ‘Guidance from the Dark Scribe’.  In each column I’ll talk about practical writing advice, infused with my own personal experience and knowledge of the horror genre.  I will provide links here and add them under the Published Works page as the articles become available in October 2010 and January, April and July of 2011.

Stay tuned!

Ty-ing Up the Genre with Jason Sizemore

For June, ‘Ty-ing Up the Genre’ on Hellnotes dot com brought in guest, Maggie Jamison, to interview Jason Sizemore with Apex Publications.

You can read the interview by clicking here.

Shroud picks up Liquid Courage

Shroud Magazine, who has featured the likes of John Shirley, Rick Hautala, Michael Laimo, Tom Piccirilli, JF Gonzalez, Tim Waggoner, Jeff Strand, Jason Sizemore and articles by Michael Knost and Brian Keene, among many many other great writers – recently picked up my 7,500k word story, ‘Liquid Courage’ for Issue #9.  I don’t know the exact publication date as of yet, but speculate it will be Late Summer/Early Fall of this year (2010).

Now go to Shroud’s site and order a subscription!

From My Bookshelf To Yours

Any Fantasy & Science Fiction writers/readers out there?  If so, here is your chance to win a few things directly from my bookshelf.  All the below items are in New and Unread condition.

From Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine:


December 2008, featuring: Wayne Wightman, John Langan, Eugene Mirabelli, Robert Reed & Warner Law.

January 2009, featuring: Charles Coleman Finlay, Carol Emshwiller, Barry B. Longyear & Jerry Oltion.

February 2009, featuring: Fred Chappell, Jack Cady, Charles Coleman Finlay & Mario Milosevic.

March 2009, featuring: Marc Laidlaw, Daniel Abraham, Robert Bloch & Yoon Ha Lee.

From Baen Publishing:

Baen CD-ROM Library Version 19 – The Tuloriad Disk (2009).

The magazines retailed at the time they were on the store racks for $4.99 each (they sell back issues on their site for $6.00 each) and have around 160 pages in each mag.  So the value of the mags alone is around $20.00.  The below CD-Rom was given to me back in June (2009) at Hypericon 5 (convention) directly from the publisher.

How To Enter:

Send an email to me ( with a Subject Line of ‘Fantasy & Science Fiction Contest’ along with your full name and mailing address.  Only one entry per person allowed.  If you do not send your full name and mailing address at the time of entry, your email will be deleted (so, no, I do not want another email stating, ‘I will send you my mailing address if I win’.).  Contest ends on October 30th at Midnight.  The winner will be notified on or about November 1st.

Good Luck!

Suspense Magazine to publish novelette

Now you’ll have three months in a row with new stuff from me to read (my short ‘The Ringmaster’ will come out next month in Orion’s Child Magazine).

John Raab, the editor at Suspense Magazine, has informed me that my novelette (about 13k words), ‘All in the Line of Duty’, has been accepted for publication as a serialized story and will run in their November & December 2009 issues.  I don’t want to give too much away, but the story is essentially about a cop making a deal with the Devil to bring his freshly slain family back to life so he can see them one last time.  Very Edward Lee-ish, if I had to classify it.

More details will be released once available.

Book Review Published

The latest book review that I wrote for Withersin Magazine has been published.  The review was of Dora Machado’s – Stonewiser: The Call of the Stone.

After reading the completed review, Robyn Schechter of Carol Fass Publicity & Public Relations, Inc. (Dora’s PR person), wrote to me and stated, “Thank you, Ty!  This is a great review and I am so glad that you enjoyed the books!”

Thanks, Robyn for the kind words!

You can click here to read the review.