Rest in Peace Richard Matheson, 1926-2013

Matheson in 2008, from Wilipedia, the free encyclopedia,

Matheson in 2008, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are a handful of writers who I adore. Writers who sent my imagination soaring when I was a young girl and made me want to become a writer. Writers who influenced me as I developed my own writing style. Richard Matheson is one of those writers. He passed away peacefully yesterday surrounded by his loved ones.

A science fiction and horror short story author and novelist, if you haven’t read his work, you’ve certainly heard of it: I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come were both made into popular movies, neither of which reflect the actual content of what Matheson wrote.

Honor the man. Read the words.

I Am Legend

What Dreams May Come

Somewhere in Time

A Stir of Echoes

Hell House


The Path of Athena, January 2013, Issue 39, Beyond Centauri


So occasionally, I get to, you know, blow the old pubic relations horn for stuff I’ve written, that you know, actually gets published, wherein, I actually, you know, get paid for said writing.


And even though my children tell me this is a short story where I was much too mean to my main character…no, no, I won’t give away the ending, but let’s just say, it’s a careful what you wish for story,–I am pleased to announce…The Path of Athena, in the January issue of Beyond Centauri, now available from Sam’s Dot Publishing on the White Cat Publications website. Beyond Centauri is a magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and ewww-gross (their description, not mine :)) for readers ages 10+, issued quarterly. Go here to get a copy in Print or PDF. Or here to get a copy in Print.