Accepting Beta Readers!

I am now accepting beta readers for my Lovecraftian crime novel (novella? novelette? Around 48K words), No-Eyed Girls (title may change) between January 2nd, 2020 and January 16, 2020.

Without giving too much away, its from the POV of both the protagonist and antagonist, and it’s divided into three sections. The book that I could say it’s similar to would be 14 by Peter Clines. So, if you enjoyed that book, or are you into Lovecraftian horror or detective/crime stories, you may enjoy No-Eyed Girls.

Those are chosen to beta reader will have their name listed under the “thanks to”/”acknowledgements” in the book once published.

If you’re interested, please send an email to themicahcastle@gmail.com with your preferred digital format (ePub, .mobi, etc)!

Most Notable Books of 2019

Like most people who write, I’ve read quite a bit this year. Of course, not as much as I would like to, but what I’d consider an average amount.

So I decided to list a few of the ones that I enjoyed the most. Some might be published in 2019, some might have been published in 1998, even some earlier than that. However, the books published in 2019 will be indicated by an asterisk(*). Also, these are listed in no particular order.

Without further adieu…

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Most Notable Books of 2018

Like most people who write, I’ve read quite a bit this year. Of course, not as much as I would like to, but what I’d consider an average amount.

So I decided to list a few of the ones that I enjoyed the most. I’ve avoided listing sequels or books apart of a series (like The Expanse or The Southern Reach trilogy). Some might be published in 2018, some might have been published in 1998, even some earlier than that. Also, these are listed in no particular order.

Without further adieu…

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Aphotic Realm: Eldritch!

Aphotic Realm released their fifth volume, Eldritch, about a week ago (a bit late to the announcement). It contains ten horrifying, strange stories by a wide variety of authors (including myself) like Jordan Anderson and S.E. Casey, with contributions by John DeLaughter and S.T. Joshi, and beautiful illustrations by Juan Fleites and an artist showcase for Evgeniya Egorova‘s work.

You can purchase Eldritch on Amazon!

Stupefying Stories: Bad Imitation Lovecraft Contest — I Won!

Stupefying Stories held a contest for writers to submit their best, worst imitation of Lovecraft’s writing style, all in just one hundred words. Submissions were due on Nov. 3rd, and I wrote and submitted mine on the 2nd (discovered the contest a bit close to the deadline).

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Interview with S.J. Budd!

S.J. Budd interviewed me recently!

We speak about my writing habits, which writers are my influences, and what were the origins of my short story, “A Mother’s Love,” which was chosen for the best of 2017 collection, Tales from the Realm, from Aphotic Realm.

Read the interview HERE.

Also make sure to follow her on Twitter, or check out her work on her website.