There only a few topics as dear to me as our hairy hominin cousin, Bigfoot. He’s seven feet tall, smells like piss, and will not be photographed in anything other than a blurry state. On the Ghoulish Podcast, I had the chance to talk Bigfoot with Max Booth III! There are laughs. There are tears. God help you.
Let’s All Stare Into The Abyss
Guess who got to talk to Richard Gerlach and Matt Brandenburg all about Joe R. Lansdale’s classic short story, Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man’s Back? It’s a heartwarming tale-okay, you know that’s a lie. It’s weird, gory, and emotional in a way that only Lansdale could pull off. Learn more about this tale, and the unsettling short film Possibly in Michigan, in this episode.
Review in Scream Magazine!
Guess what? I’ve had my first book review in a magazine! Issue 72 will feature a write up about We Will Find a Place for You. Pretty incredible seeing this in physical media, especially in a magazine as epic as Scream. A huge thank you to Mother Horror herself, Sadie Hartmann! So, be sure to pick up issue 72! Or else…
A Trilogy of Terror From Grisly Details!
Don Tackett is a horror aficionado with a voice like smooth velvet, and he’s been reading classic horror stories from legends like Poe and Lovecraft, and new works from incredible modern voices like Brandon Applegate and Steve L. Clark, on hos channel Grisly Details.
So, I was pretty stoked when he took on three of my epistolary tales for his YouTube channel. He doesn’t just read them, he also creates some fantastic videos to accompany them too. Check ’em out:
Marble Springs Cemetery Association
Two Stories Read on Voices From the Mausoleum
I love Voices From the Mausoleum! This podcast features interviews with horror writers and creators, and on the Spooky Saturday Stories episodes, Angel reads selections from of indie horror writers. Last Saturday, my stories The Church on Bethel Cannon Road and The House Beyond the Creek, from the collections We Will Find a Place for You and Find Us and Other Stories, were featured on Spooky Saturday Stories!
Interview With Richard Fulco
I was recently interviewed by author Richard Fulco for his 5 Questions blog. Ricard is one of my oldest friends, and a phenomenal writer. If you haven’t picked up his debut novel There Is No End to This Slope, now is a great time to do so. He has a new novel out this fall, and trust me, you’re going to want it. Here’s a link to my interview.
Two Reviews for We Will Find A Place For You
We Will Find a Place for You is my latest horror story collection, and probably my weirdest. I approached it like it was a double album. There’s something magical about double albums. They’re sprawling, experimental, and weird. For all the reasons some people despise them, I can’t get enough. I wanted to capture that feel with this collection. Now that this book is out in the world, reviews are trickling in!
Ksenia Murray, author of the excellent collection, Compendium of Creatures, reviewed We Will Find a Place for You on Kendall Reviews, giving it four out of five stars! “Elford Alley’s newest horror collection, We Will Find a Place for You, grabbed me from the very beginning with the first story…”
David Szweduik, author, review, podcaster, and creator of AIC Stories, also took time to review We Will Find a Place for You! “Elford Alley does this so well, establishing and maintaining a solid base in humanity in all of his stories, which leaves you really feeling connected to his dark tales.”
Well Read Beard and Steve Talks Books Review Ash & Bone
Ash & Bone: Tales of Terror is my second short story collection, and one with a focus on monsters human and otherwise. I was so excited to see two great voices in indie reviews take a look at it!
Well Read Beard is an indie reviewer extraordinaire, and one who loves short stories. His Shorts On Shorts series is a must-watch for any fans of short fiction. If you love indie books, you gotta subscribe. Here’s his review of my collection.
Steve Talks Books puts a major focus on all things horror and grimdark, and he was kind enough to take a look at Nature of the Business, the first story in Ash & Bone. Steve has some fantastic interviews with indie horror authors. Again, a must-subscribe.
Trick Or Tweet 2021!
Trick or Tweet 2021 is a simple exercise. Everyday in October, writers will create a tweet-sized story. Gabino Iglesias (who wrote Coyote Songs, which you should read) came up with the idea, and Villimey Mist (who wrote The Nocturnal Series, which you should read) created a prompt for each day! This has been super fun, and below are the tweets I came up with for each day. The prompts are hash-tagged in each one!
Today is the day! We Will Find a Place for You: A Collection of Horror is available for purchase in ebook and paperback format! I’m so excited to finally have this book out in the world. This collection features 23 stories, and a wider variety of tales than I’ve included in my previous collections.