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Quick and Dirty Best books of 2013

I actually was going to skip this post, but Kevin Bufton posted his, so I figured, what could it hurt … unless my opinion is held in such low regard that my endorsement actually harms their sales. I do not think I am that important, so this should have no measurable effect. Some of these are due for reviews that I still need to write and recommendations for Bram Stoker Awards that I should have already made. I need to pay my HWA dues too. This post is stressing me out and I’m all ready in bad health. I’m just going to get to it then. Click the links to check them out.

Best Novels: Losing Touch by Chris Larsen, Clean Freak by Sean Davis, and Cruel by Eli Wilde.

Best Anthology: Mistresses of the Macabre

Best Collections: They Might Be Demons by Max Booth III, The Crossroads by K Trap Jones, and (I’m not certain this fits the category technically, but …) Virtuoso at Masterbation and More McHumorous Musings by Jessica McHugh.

Best Short Story: “Flowers Blooming in the Summer of Atrophy” by Max Booth III

Best Artists: (I was going to do “best covers” but I’ve been more impressed with bodies of work than any single cover although all three of these artists have done great ones for many books) Matthew Revert, Luke Spooner, and George Cotronis

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The Self serving section:

I’ve been involved in a number of projects of which I am quite proud. Others did great work that helped make them great, so I don’t want to leave them out as punishment for having the misfortune of working with me. So, if you will indulge me …

Best Presses: I can’t be more happy with the hard work of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing and Hazardous Press. There are many great, small, growing presses, but I’m pointing out these two this year.

Also …

Bleed

So It Goes

Time Eaters

Blood Type

Best Horror of the Year volume 5

Dragonfly and the Siren

Horrific History

Shifters

Best of Dark Moon Digest

All the anthologies that have accepted my work have been a point of pride, but I really like the work of others represented in these pieces and think they warrent a mention despite my involvement.

Have a great 2014 and thank you for reading!
— Jay Wilburn

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Jay Wilburn has a Masters Degree in Education that goes mostly unused since he quit teaching to write about zombies. Jay writes horror because he tends to find the light by facing down the darkness. He finds the journey through life easier by having you join him. Jay is the author of 2 series: The Dead Song Legend and The Great Interruption. He cowrote The Enemy Held Near with Armand Rosamilia. You can also find Jay's work in Best Horror of the Year volume 5 and Dark Moon Digest. Each year Jay has the pleasure of featuring many great authors in the genre through the Summer and Winter of Zombie blog tours on his website.

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