Category Archives: Writing

Nightmare’s Realm Table of Contents TOC

I feel extremely honored to have a short story in this weird fiction anthology edited by the great S. T. Joshi and published by Dark Regions Press. Years ago, before I officially returned to the horror field but was still … Continue reading

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My Life as a Lovecraftian, by David Barker

The following autobiographical essay was written in 2012, but remained unpublished until now. I’m posting it on my blog to more or less explain my sudden reemergence as a horror author. From what I hear, many authors have taken a … Continue reading

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John Kay on the late Al Masarik

My old pal, poet and photographer John Kay, made this comment when I posted on Facebook about the recent death of poet Al Masarik: “I took many of his poems for my magazine, MAG, at the time, and always loved … Continue reading

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A. D. Winans on the late Al Masarik

Poet Al Winans kindly allowed me to quote from the following post he made on Facebook about his friendship with the late poet, Al Masarik, who died on January 4th, 2015. ********* “Jill (Masarik’s wife) notified me the day it … Continue reading

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A new novella

Yesterday, after over four months of work, I finally completed my portion of “In the Gulfs of Dream,” a story I’m collaborating on with W. H. Pugmire for our forthcoming weird fiction collection from Dark Renaissance Books, Spectres of Lovecraftian … Continue reading

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My half of “The Stairway In The Crypt” – a collaborative short story with Wilum Pugmire

Today I did a final revision of my half of the short story “The Stairway In The Crypt.” It’s an “expanded beginning” that tells what happened before the story that Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire wrote. It was a challenge to imagine … Continue reading

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“The Stairway In The Crypt”

My old friend W. H. Pugmire and I are currently collaborating on four or five new short stories for our forthcoming collection Spectres of Lovecraftian Horror.  The plan is that Dark Renaissance Books will publish the book about a year … Continue reading

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