I did find it odd, however, that a few things were left out or changed. When I submitted this collection, I didn't know what StrangeHouse would want out of me, so I gathered all of my published stories and a few I really wanted to get out there, and I told them to pick which stories they wanted, which they did.
I always kind of wondered why they changed the name of the final story from "The Skyscraper of Forbidden Delight" to "The Skyscraper of Suspicious Delight." I suspect it was a typo or a misunderstanding, because in the story notes, the title remains "The Skyscraper of Forbidden Delight."
They also left out the copyright page listing where the stories first appeared and my dedication. Here's a little extra material that you haven't seen before.
© 2009 “The Space at the Bottom of Martin Oglesby’s Desk Drawer” (First appeared in TALES OF THE TALISMAN)
© 2008 “Outside Her Window, It Waits” (First appeared in LOST INNOCENCE)
© 2012 “Monster Cock”
© 2008 “Amber” (First appeared in THE MONSTERS NEXT DOOR)
© 2012 “Riding the Midnight Gloom” (First appeared in LIQUID IMAGINATION)
© 2007 “Virtuoso” (First appeared in AOIFE’S KISS)
© 2008 “Suicidal Tendencies” with Nicole Evans (First appeared in THE MONSTERS NEXT DOOR)
© 2011 “Family Man” (First appeared in A HACKED-UP HOLIDAY MASSACRE)
© 2007 “Pimp of the Living Dead” (First appeared in TABARD INN: TALES OF QUESTIONABLE TASTE)
© 2010 “Corpusplasty” (First appeared in TALES OF UNSPEAKABLE TASTE)
© 2012 “A Place to Be”
© 2008 “Shrink” (First appeared in FROM THE ASYLUM)
© 2010 “Timely” (First appeared in HOUSE OF BIZARRO)
© 2002 “Baseball Players are a Superstitious Lot” (First appeared in COLLEGE NEWS)
© 2004 “Slummin’ It” (First appeared in TABARD INN)
© 2005 “A Night in the Unlife” (First appeared in NIGHT TO DAWN)
© 2004 “Yum” (First appeared in THE NOCTURNAL LYRIC)
© 2012 “The Skyscraper of Forbidden Delight”
This collection is dedicated to all of the editors who have ever taken a chance on me. I appreciate everything you have done for me, and I hope the publication of this book drives some new customers your way.