Over cocktails an executive describes to a friend the disturbing history of a strangely potent guardian angel. A young mom tries to perfect and prolong her daughter’s childhood with obsessive parenting. A critic’s petty denouncement of an ingénue’s performance leads to a theatrical night of reckoning. A cult member makes nice for a parole board hearing years after committing an infamous crime.
A multiple Shirley Jackson Award nominee, S.P. Miskowski serves up an uncompromising collection of thirteen modern tales of desire and self-destruction. Strange is the Night offers further proof that Miskowski is — as Black Static book reviewer Peter Tennant notes — “one of the most interesting and original writers to emerge in recent years.”
S. P. Miskowski's debut novel, Knock Knock, and her first novella, Delphine Dodd, have been shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award. Both books are part of The Skillute Cycle, which includes two more novellas: Astoria and In the Light. All four books are published by Omnium Gatherum Media.
Rated by Black Static book critic Peter Tennant as "one of the most interesting and original writers to emerge in recent years," Miskowski has written short stories published in Supernatural Tales, Horror Bound Magazine, Identity Theory, The Absent Willow Review, New Times, Fine Madness, Other Voices, the anthology Detritus and upcoming anthologies Cassilda's Song (edited by Joseph S. Pulver Sr.), October Dreams 2 (published by Cemetery Dance) ... (more)