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Rubbing Shoulders

Posted in Archive with tags , , , on February 1, 2011 by Occult Detective

The  Horror Writers Association have announced the titles to be included in their Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot. I reviewed quite a few of this years suggested works, but these shoulders of mine rub a tad bit closer to two titles, both in the Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection category. My artwork graces the covers of Rich Ristow’s Wood Life and Wrath James White’s Vicious Romantic. I am thrilled for both authors and wish them the best of luck.


Posted in Archive with tags , , , on May 18, 2010 by Occult Detective

This was posted on the Bandersnatch Books website this morning:

“Due to irreconcilable differences, Scott Colbert and Rich Ristow are no longer in business together.”

As such, I will be severing my ties with the publisher, effective immediately. That in turn means that my occult detective collection, That Olde Black Magick, is homeless. What does that mean exactly? Well, some of the stories you’ll find posted here on The Occult Detective, others just might find their way into print elsewhere.

What can I say? I enjoyed my short tenure with Bandersnatch. Rich Ristow was a terrific editor and good friend throughout. I am extremely proud of the work we did together.

As one door closes, another opens.

Stay tuned… it’s really just starting.


Posted in Archive with tags , , on October 20, 2009 by Occult Detective


Rich Ristow and Scott Colbert are working toward launching a new micro-press that shows a lot of promise. Above is the preliminary design for their company logo… and below, the logo for the spine…


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