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Welcome to the Splatter Club!

I have a splattery space story in this upcoming  book, it’s The Splatter Clubs first anthology!

Welcome to the Splatter Club is thirteen stories of hyperintensive horror with no limits!

Editor K. Trap Jones guides this initiation into our favorite genre of dark fiction: Splatterpunk

The ceremony includes black magick curses, encounters of the fourth kind, and bizarre office politics. Story settings range from a dystopic United Kingdom down to the a convenience store stocking a very malicious product.

It’s up for pre-order for .99, which ends tonight at midnight! Check it out for a gorey good time!

The Classics Never Die! With Tom Lucas

Our newest interview is with contributor Tom Lucas, who supplied us with a fantastic werewolf tale called Missing.

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Tom Lucas was born and raised in Detroit, and although currently enjoying the lack of snow and ice in Florida, remains a son of the post-industrial apocalypse. His works include Leather to the Corinthians, Pax Titanus, and stories in many anthologies. He is a college professor, author, and spoken word performer. When not writing, Tom likes to drive fast and take chances.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’ve been writing professionally for a long time, but the vast majority of that was while wearing the hat of a journalist or copy writer.

I’m also a teacher – about 15 years now and it’s the best thing ever.

Lately, I’ve been feeling old. I turn 50 this year, which means nothing to anyone older than me but since I don’t have their perspective, I don’t care what they think.

Getting older means I no longer feel that I have something to prove but it also means I’m really over a lot of things. I now know why old people are so damn cranky.

But…being older means I’ve seen a hell of a lot of cool bands and read a lot of great books, and I have a lot of great stories to tell. Just don’t hang around me too long or I’ll end up repeating them.

Ultimately, my life is now a constant vortex of déjà vu and forgetfulness.

What kind of books/stories do you write?

Science fiction and horror would be the closest shelves to put me on, but I have a crippling inability to take myself seriously, so satire and the absurd always find their way into my work. It makes me a bit on my own – not quite this and not quite that – but fun and weird is where my works lives.

What do you do when you’re not writing?

Read! Watch! Play!

Tell us about the story you wrote for the anthology.

“Missing” was a werewolf story I wrote mainly for myself a couple years before the anthology came around to give it a home. I was born and raised in Detroit, and I came upon a werewolf legend from the area, the Loup Garou. The French who settled Detroit brought their folklore with them and this one is particularly nasty.

It’s a werewolf that feeds on brides on their wedding day. I thought it would be fun to bring this monster into the modern world and see what would happen. It turned out to be fairly long story, so thanks to everyone for sticking through it to the bloody end.

What compelled you to write about the particular monster you chose?

I’m skipping this one as I kinda answered it already.

Do you have a favorite monster movie? It doesn’t have to be limited to the classic monster movies.

Well…my favorite, all-time absolute “monster,” is the cruel and mighty Cthulhu, but he’s never really been captured well enough in a movie and as far as we know, is still sleeping. Best to just leave him be, I think.

From the classics, it’s one hundred percent Frankenstein’s Monster. He’s a walking existential crisis, something I can certainly relate to.

What are you currently working on? Do you have anything new getting ready to be released?

I have three current projects.

I recently submitted a solicited novella manuscript to a cool indie press. It’s essentially Encyclopedia Brown vs. Cthulhu and I had an absolutely blast writing it. Cross your tentacles and pseudopods for good luck, because as of this interview, I don’t know its fate.

I am halfway through a novel. This one is an open letter to the geek fan community, and is sort of Constantine meets Ready Player One.

And I am nearly finished with a horror novel. What happens when an ex-junkie rockabilly cat inherits a house that contains a portal to the afterlife and its guarded by a terribly evil entity? So, it’s Trainspotting in a haunted house.

What are you currently promoting? Tell us all about your newest work.

This anthology! Last year I spent deep in manuscripts, so nothing new hit the scene. Next year could be a barnstormer. Stay tuned, I guess.

 

You can find Toms books here.

The Classics Never Die! An Anthology of Old School Movie Monsters – Available in paperback, ebook, or audiobook.

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