The following works have been nominated by the editorial board of The Matador Review for the 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards.
"In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson's writing … the Shirley Jackson Awards have been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic."Read More
I still live in Gainesville, Florida. Hurricane Irma hit the city and surrounding areas pretty good but we recovered a week or so after it made landfall in September. During the hurricane my fiancée was 9 months pregnant with our daughter. We were without power for five days, dealt with food, gas, and water shortages. Nicely, one of those acceptances came during the storm. And two more directly after my healthy daughter's birth. Her name is Aurora Story Hammerle. We joke since she went through so much, maybe she'll be a writer.Read More