My novelette, SKIN JOB accepted by publisher for eBook release

SKIN JOB by Michael Thomas-Knight chosen for Terry M. West’s Car-Nex Project

I guess you could call this my first book publishing deal. Terry M West’s publishing company, Pleasant Storm Entertainment, has accepted my story ‘Skin Job’ to be included in the Car-Nex series of books. The novelette will be released in 2016 as part of the related story series originated by Terry’s story, Night of the Car-Nex.

More about the he Car-Nex series:
Select writers were invited to create an original story featuring the demon creature Terry invented and first wrote about in his tale, Night of the Car-Nex. The story of this conjured beast was originally published in his top-selling short-story collection, What Price Gory. Car-Nex is short for Carnivore from the Nexus and stands as the unifying thread in the subsequent book series. Much like Lovecraft’s Necronomicon, which had shown up in many other stories and mediums, The Car-Nex creature lives on in these separate tales.

My story will be released as its own Kindle book. It can be read as a stand alone piece and you don’t have to read the other tales to know what is happening. They are not chronologically connected.

However readers are also enjoying the series as a whole, purchasing other tales and seeing how different writers approach the same subject matter.
Prior to the release of SKIN JOB, you may want to read Terry’s original story, Night of the Car Nex from the What Price Gory? Collection.

You can also check out the other books in the series which have been released at different times during the year.
The Car Nex series on

SKIN JOB – the Car Nex series
Coming soon!


I wasn’t sure when I should make this announcement because a lot can happen between now and the next six months. But, the contract is signed and everything is moving forward, so I thought I would relay the info…

My story, The Memory Thief, chosen for the ‘Best of Dark Eclipse Magazine’

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My story, The Memory Thief, chosen for the Best of Dark Eclipse Magazine

The Best of Dark Eclipse – Volume 2 (Dark Eclipse Book 41)

It is with great honor that I can announce that my story, The Memory Thief, has been included in The Best of Dark Eclipse Magazine, Vol. 2. Dark Eclipse and its sister publication Dark Moon Digest has been turning out high quality, horror fiction for many years now. It has always been one of the harder markets to get into and I was happy getting published by them once, but now I am duly honored to have the story reprinted.

Lori Michelle was a pleasure to work with in editing the piece. She contacted me when she had read the story to suggest a few changes. The first was to change it to third person (I originally had it written in first person). Then she re-read and suggested a little trim here, a little more description there. I made the adjustments and it was accepted into issue #28. I’m so glad she took the time to work with me on those points of contention and saw something in the story that bosch_the_garden_of_earthly_delights_detail_c1500she felt would work in the pages of Dark Eclipse Magazine.

I knew The Memory Thief was a great little tale when I wrote it. It had the fine balance of poetic phrasing and description with direct story telling and it had a fantastic/mystical quality to it.  It is the kind of story that doesn’t come from a writer often, but feels like magic when it flows out of you. It is also one that comes from a place of personal experience (although disguised in the fiction) that makes it feel good to tell in a story.

I have been reading this “Best of vol. 2” and I am proud to be in this issue with such amazing high caliber authors and fantastic stories. If you want to know the caliber of story-telling the pro-market likes to publish, this issue would be a great place to read some excellent choices.

Available on Amazon Kindle

The Best of Dark Eclipse Vol 2