Pardon Me, I’m Having a Moment Here

Yesterday, in the mail, I received the paperback of the anthology I co-edited with Doug Murano, Shadows Over Main Street. It was quite a moment for me. Of course, I have received books that I have stories in before and my own novella and collection and I was very proud of all those, but there is something special about this. Maybe because it’s the first time I have ever served in an editorial capacity, helping to assemble something from the seed of an idea. I know we worked very hard on it, and continue to in the post-publishing stage. The artwork and layout is great, the interior art is great and the stories—even now after having read them more times than I can count—still thrill and amaze me.


I guess I would say that it was the closest to a “proud papa moment” I have ever had with an inanimate object rather than my own child. That probably sounds odd but so be it. Hazardous Press, Doug and I have done what we could to put the book together well. Now, it’s out there in the world for horror lovers to enjoy, or not enjoy, and is—as Doug so aptly put it—at the mercy of “millions of trolls and sociopaths.” And it’s nerve-wracking, and very much like sending a child along a new path out in the big, scary world.

So of you want to check it out for yourself, the book is available here in paperback and Kindle edition at Amazon. Other electronic editions will be come along, too, but it will be a few months.

Check out the book’s Facebook page at: and its website at:

Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to go spend some more time with this paperback book.

– D.

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