Muscadines has been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award and I couldn’t be more delighted. It’s a humbling experience to be nominated alongside these talented writers. Many thanks to the SJA jurors, advisory board, and board of directors. Thank you to the readers who have taken this strange, dark, violent tale to heart. And thank you to Dunhams Manor Press for publishing Muscadines with Dave Felton‘s beautiful cover and illustrations.
“…a horrific and disturbing tale, one of creeping dread… Complementing the text are illustrations by Dave Felton that have about them the look of linocuts and are brutally effective in portraying the moments of violence that permeate the narrative. Overall this was the best novella I read in 2016, the one that cut the deepest.” – Peter Tennant, Black Static #56
“…an examination of how we become locked into certain, learned behaviours, of how the past influences the present, of how cycles of abuse and violence repeat and repeat… Muscadines is an essential read for anyone who considers themselves a connoisseur of atmospheric, insightful, powerful literary writing.” – Paul Michaels, This Is Horror