I’m pleased to report DOMINOES IN TIME has made it onto the 2015 Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection, which is awarded annually by the Horror Writers Association. This represents a first cull; there’s one more to go before the Final Ballot, at which point the book would be considered a nominee.
Members will select final nominees from the Preliminary Ballot in February, and then have another round of voting from the Final Ballot to select the award winners. The HWA’s StokerCon convention will be held May 12-15 in Las Vegas.
Come hear me read from Dominoes in Time on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at The French Press coffee house in Waynesboro, VA. Afterward, I’ll answer questions and autograph books.
Sheri White of The Horror Review has this to say, among other things about Dominoes in Time:
“Matthew Warner is an impressive storyteller, and that skill shines through in this collection. While not exactly moralistic stories, quite a few of them leave you unsettled. Dominoes in Time is a fantastic collection, and proves that the author should be front and center in dark fiction.”
If you’re near Staunton, VA, come to Black Swan Books & Music tonight at 6 to hear me read an excerpt of DOMINOES IN TIME. I’ll be participating in the monthly SWAG Writers open mic event. Come hang out with me.
The Ginger Nuts of Horror website has posted a long interview with me, “Five Minutes with Matthew Warner,” that covers everything from my thoughts about the current state of horror to my favorite foods.
The Horror Fiction Review has this, among other things, to say about Dominoes in Time:
“DOMINOES IN TIME showcases Warner’s ability to pen authentic paranoia from many different angles (his 2006 novel EYES EVERYWHERE will be of interest to those interested in the subject) and his blending of the macabre with some finely placed humor makes this collection sing. At times reminiscent of classic Twilight Zone episodes, Warner’s stories are engaging and more often than not will take you places you didn’t see coming.”
Read the whole review here.
Nicole Cushing has published my guest post, “On Aging and a Writer’s Job,” on her blog. It gives a little more info about Dominoes in Time. Am I old? You be the judge.
Two of the stories in my new collection were previously published as audio books recorded/performed by yours truly. And luckily for you, they’re still available for online listening at Variant Frequencies — for free! So here they are for your aural pleasure. After you’ve heard them, why not buy the whole collection?
Cemetery Dance Publications has published the eBook edition of my short story collection, DOMINOES IN TIME, which first came out last month as a limited edition hardback from Thunderstorm Books.
Dominoes in Time collects 16 years worth of stories from settings spanning the 19th to 43rd century. With illustrations by Deena Warner, Michael Heath Pecorino, and Philip Geiger and costing only $5, this is a steal. It might be another 16 years before I do another one!
Formats available include Kindle, Nook, iBookstore, and Kobo.
“Matthew Warner’s collection, Dominoes in Time, not only shows tremendous range and skill, it’s like the best of Stephen King: ordinary characters (albeit unique in their own way) demand our sympathy and interest while, at the same time, they find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Warner’s imagination is vast, and these stories leap off the page, staying with the reader in mind and heart. A highly recommended group of tales by a virtuoso writer.”
— Lisa Mannetti, three-time nominee and winner of the Bram Stoker Award, author of Deathwatch and The Box Jumper