My fiction tends to be dark, serious, and oriented toward suspense, horror, action-adventure, literary and occasionally the paranormal. In November, 2015, I founded the Farmington (NM) Writers Circle (farmingtonwriterscircle.wordpress.com), whose core mission is to share publicity and marketing strategies and experiences. I am also a member of the Southwest Writers Group and the Horror Writers Association. I am experimenting with interactive fictional characters, who have their own social media accounts and interact with readers as if they were actual people. One, @jthurston666, has been revealed to be fictional, but a few others have not. I believe this gives readers a chance to actually interact with their favorite characters, generates more publicity for my works, and helps me develop fuller, well-rounded, more life-like characters.
I can be found on several social media. I blog mostly at philslattery.wordpress.com, whose posts are also posted here. My literary wordpress posts also feed to my Twitter account (@philslattery201) and to accounts on Tumblr, LinkedIn, Path, and to my Facebook page (facebook.com/slatterysartofhorror).
I have a second Wordpress account (philslatteryart.wordpress.com), which feeds to @philslatteryart, which I use to counteract the current Weltangst I see prevalent today by speading aethestics, beauty, and joie de vivre.
I have started a small online magazine at thechambermagazine.wordpress.com, which publishes quarterly.
Originally from Kentucky, I have traveled to 24 countries, many states, and now live in New Mexico. I have a B.A. in German and Russian from Eastern Kentucky University, where I learned to love literature. I started writing poetry while in the Navy from the mid-80's to the mid-90's, but eventually turned to writing short fiction. Currently, I have two short story collections and a novelette available on Kindle. Several of my short stories and a few poems can be found scattered around the Internet. I hope to publish a book of my poetry soon through a small press.