Monday, April 30, 2012
You like horror? Sure you do. Otherwise, you wouldn't be here.
Well, listen up folks and let me tell you a tale.
Scares That Care is a group that uses the genre that we all love to do something very noble. It's a charity to help children. They are good people who do fantastic work. Please drop by their website if you'd like and see what they have to offer. They have some pretty cool stuff! Plus it gives money to the kids! It's win win.
I just added a banner to the bottom of this page and it will be there for as long as this page is active.
Also, please feel free to share their link http://www.scaresthatcare.org on your site, blog, twitter, facebook, bathroom, cemetery, etc.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I'm toying around with Audible.com to see what developes. If all goes well, Sticks And Stones will be the first. It's already listed and looking for producers and a voice. This is a test run and if it pans out, there may be a few more down the line. We'll just have to see.
On the note of Sticks... it just picked up it's 6th 5 star review. Swing by and give it a read if you'd like. Hey, it made me smile.
A quick word on ze paperback. I've been talking to David Naughton-Shires (a fine Irish fellow) over at Knightwatch Press and I'll be sending in stuff soon. I've got 15 or so tales lined up. Most of them are new stuff with my Kindle and anthology titles mixed in. I'll post a list of the final lineup when I can.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
If you have back problems, you know that when it flares up, you don't feel like doing much. I've been working on taking it easy for a while and trying not to piss off my spine. I think things will go smoothly as I move forward into new territory.
My phone has been one of my saviors when it comes to writing. I wrote Sticks And Stones on an office app and only used the computer to do edits and publishing. In fact, I'm doing this post on the little bugger right now. Yeah, I fuss at it and say horrid things about it's mother, but it's been a useful little rat bast... nevermind.
There are many stories that I want to tell and a few that I need to tell. Within the coming months, I'm hoping to dive in, pound the keyboard (or phone) to death and get them out.
I will be starting my first of two collaborations very soon (hopefully this week) and with any luck, it will kickstart the creative juices.
Another plan I have is to begin work on something that is a step away from my normal path. It will NOT be a horror story. It will be based on something that I wrote about ten years ago and have kept filed away for a rainy day. It won't be the same but it will be the driving force behind this project.
Even though it's not horror, it will be dark and violent as it's based on some pretty harsh events.
I'll post more details later and discuss some more about the collaboration with Sean M. Thompson.
The idea was to write something that is twisted, disturbing and balls to the walls scary. With this fellow, I believe that's possible.
I'm also in the process of putting together a collection for a paperback release. Most of the stories are finished and that should be landing in the near future.
Now that my insomia fueled rant is drawing near it's end, I'd like to toss out a "feel better soon" to a fellow horror writer. I feel your pain... literally. Here's hoping it all goes well and you're back to your old, smelly self again.
P.S. If they can't attatch a scorpion tail, see what they can do in the neighborhood of a gatling gun.
I also want to give a special thanks to Elizabeth Stahr for allowing me to borrow her laptop to do edits, covers and so forth.
I also want to give a thank you to David James Edney, Glen Morgan, Dave Lightfoot, R. Phillip Roberts, the fine folks on my Facebook page, The Dungeon and Moody's Survivors for keeping me sane with insanity fueled antics.
Best to all of you.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Cannibal Corpse, of course, kicked massive amounts of ass and delivered 20 songs that were thunderous, nightmarish visions. All in all, a great night that should lead to some interesting writing (I'm doing my first collaboration soon so this should be a hell of a lot of fun).
One more thing. "A Brand New Hell" is now live on Amazon, Amazon UK etc. Here's the deal on that... from April 11 - 15, it will be FREE. If you have Amazon Prime, you can get it free now. I'll post the link after I've had some sleep.
Anywhoo, I'll be posting some of the concert pics and talking more about the bands on my Facebook page tomorrow.
Monday, April 9, 2012
"A Brand New Hell" sees the outbreak through the eyes of a minister and his wife as they take shelter within a supermarket breakroom.
Armageddon has arrived and the dead are knocking at the door.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Anyway, if you're looking for some creepy decor for your dungeon, give the fine fiends at http://www.killhouettes.com a visit. They have some really cool stuff!
I'm planning on getting a few of these for my embalming hut.