So, apparently, “Frank” meets the requirements for nominations for the Stoker awards. If you’re eligible to nominate, please do so before reading the other stories on the list! Ha ha ha. I mean, shoot, don’t get me wrong, I would be tickled to be nominated, but there are so amazing writers right there in that list.
I will also say that Apex Magazine has been really good about promoting “Frank” for the stuff it needs promoting for, which I really appreciate because, gods know I don’t know what those things are. I enjoy Apex as a reader, but I also really enjoy them as a writer. Good folks over there.
I wonder now what genre I think I write in? Honestly, I don’t know. I think of myself as a ghost story writer or a person who writes about hauntings. That may be a better way to put it. I write about hauntings. Sometimes those are ghosts, but sometimes not.
I’m not sure I’m a very scary writer, more unsettling, I’d think than scary. But shoot, “Horror” is a fine genre. I will sit with “Frank” in the “Horror” genre happily.