Welcome to my blog! I’m Darrell Z. Grizzle, a horror and crime fiction writer in shadow-haunted Kennesaw, Georgia, where I live with two cats and way too many books. I’m a former parole officer, now working as a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. You can follow me on Goodreads to see what I’m reading and which authors I love.
My horror/crime chapbook of short stories, “I Never Meant to Start a Murder Cult and Other Stories,” is available now in paperback and on Kindle (including Kindle Unlimited).
My Southern Gothic graveyard story “Under the Blood” is now available in print, in Skelos 4: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy.
My poem “Ghost Child of the Creek” is in the anthology, Georgia Gothic.
My flash fiction story “The Curse of the Spider” is on Facebook, in the group
Con-Tinual: The Con That Never Ends.
My other publications include:
(stories that can be read online are marked with an asterisk*)
“The Bag in the Corner” (Shotgun Honey, May 2016)*
“The Last Confession” (Near To The Knuckle, February 2017)*
“The Lazaretto Ghost” (Mad Scientist Journal, Summer 2017)
“We Ride On the Wind” (Eldritch Tales, Vol. 2, No. 1, October 2017)
“Moonlight Sonata, With Scissors” (Story and Grit: Southern Fried Crime, January 2018)
“What My Family Should Know In The Event Of My Demise” (Daily Science Fiction, March 2018)*
“I Never Meant to Start a Murder Cult” (Shotgun Honey, May 2018)*
“Gun, Hypothetical” (Near to the Knuckle, July 2018)*
My flash-fiction story “What My Family Should Know in the Event of My Demise” was adapted into audio form for the Planet Raconteur podcast in March 2020.
The awesome cover art for this page is by author, artist, and tattoo artist James R. Tuck, who also writes horror and crime fiction as well as dark urban fantasy.
This blog will be more than an author page for me. It will also feature other Southern authors of both fiction and non-fiction, with guest bloggers, interviews, poetry, photo essays, and book reviews. Stay tuned!