Tuesday, November 12, 2013


These are pages from OUTLAW NATION, put out by Boneyard Press and published by Hart Fisher. "IATAD" was the first of many American Dream stories and I was very pleased with the manner artist Damon Threet handled the character. This was early in Damon's career, he is working digitally now, and he recently contacted me to discuss a project we could try out on Comixology.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

City Lit in Logan Square

So Mort Castle edited the book and the readers were Jay Bonansinga (pictured here with his lovely wife Jill Brazel), John Everson, Sam Weller, and Jeff Jacobson. Eric Miller, the guy who published the book for Wicker Park Press was there, but both here and on FB the photo is coming up with some weird code where it won't upload. Finally, though, the photos. UPDATE: Eric's photo mysteriously loaded this time.

Friday, November 8, 2013


I had wanted to post photos from the City Lit readings, but something was up with how the photos loaded. Probably me sucking at what I do. I'll try again tomorrow. Remember the sketches? I sold Rondo Hatton to Steve Beai in Colorado this week.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


For those of you who may have just started following my website, I've been doing sketches with my crippled right hand and posting them on Facebook under Right-Handed Comments. Michael Gorman and my old roommate in Rogers Park, Richard Stergulz, offered me much encouragement toward my unique line work. Tomorrow, I'll get back to posting about the book signings at City Lit, but I still need to shrink the photos down.

Monday, November 4, 2013


.An amazing thing happened a few weeks back. I found a copy of HORRORSTORY: VOLUME FIVE on Amazon for $40.00. For several years, prices have ranged from $100-$350.00.  I owned a (contributor) copy once, but sold it so I could by groceries when I was unemployed in 2006 and was down to applying for a job with Clowns2Go. Underwood-Miller was publishing the volumes in reverse order, each book holding three volumes of Year's Best Horror. The fifth volume has two of my appearances, "Rapid Transit" and ts sequel "Take The 'A' Train." RT was my first published work, accepted by Peggy Nadramia for GRUE#1, and it is the only place you'll see my byline without my middle name.

If Karl Edward Wagner hadn't chosen my story for YBH:XIV, I might very well be working at a traveling carnival as the guy who can make his veins pop out of his head. One of my parlor tricks. I call RT my albatross, as I certainly got better with my approach to writing both fiction and non-fiction. I'v posted photos of the various books where you can find the story, in Dutch, Danish, and German. I'm happy that I was able to get the book proudly posed next to my Walter White action figure. Seven years is a long time to be gone, but I truly needed money to eat.

Sunday, November 3, 2013



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All American Horror of the 21st Century

The first decade: 2000-2010

 Edited by Mort Castle
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All American Horror of the 21st Century is a compilation of the best short horror fiction published by magazines, anthologies, and websites between 2000 and 2010. These stories deal with "uniquely American" themes and subjects, and are written in an equally unique "American style." Contributors include National Book Award-nominee Dan Chaon, rising horror star Jeff Jacobson, World-Fantasy award winner Andy Duncan, and New York Times-bestselling author Tom Monteleone.
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Friday, November 1, 2013

www.wayneallensallee.com 2.0

Hey, everyone. I've decided to start this whole thing over. I was publishing much to erratically to do myself any good toward promoting my work. Also: as someone else has set up this page, I cannot see comments. I am not ignoring you, so if anyone has any questions regarding my posts, you can always email me at jonalgiers@att.net.

I also started a Tumblr for my city photos, Throwaway Chicago, and Frankenstein1959 is close to getting 100,000 views. See you in the next post.  -Wayne