You’ve heard the analogy before, but it’s true: an author’s stories are his children. By creating a fictional universe, the author is mother, father, midwife, OB, pediatrician, and occasionally, the story’s childhood psychiatrist. And as a result of this closeness, an author gets pretty dang attached to his babies. It’s why you see authors whose […]Read more "OLD ORDER (or The Dangers of Not Writing Amish Romances)"
Howdy, friends! My brand-new novel BLOODSHOT: KINGDOM OF SHADOWS has only been out for a few days , but a slew of folks have already taken the plunge (for only $3.99!). I hope the rest of you do too, and even if you’re not a fan of superhero stories, I think you’ll find this one […]Read more "BLOODSHOT Opens Big, CASTLE OF SORROWS Wrap, and the SAVAGE SPECIES Audiobook Cover Art"
Yep, my friends, it’s almost here. I’m going to stop talking about it in installments and instead start focusing on the whole dang thing. SAVAGE SPECIES, the entire novel, will be available on September 3rd. In only one week, you’ll be able to grab it in trade paperback or in complete ebook form. Here are […]Read more "And We’re One Week Away from SAVAGE SPECIES, the Complete Novel…"
This is one of my favorite books. It has its detractors, and of course, your mileage might vary, but here are a few quick observations about Cormac McCarthy‘s brilliant The Road. 1. This book made me cry. You’ve heard of the iceberg technique of storytelling? The one Hemingway championed? This book is the textbook example […]Read more "Cormac McCarthy’s THE ROAD"
Okay, let me begin (as I often do) by saying that these are just my opinions. Feel free to disagree, argue, or toss my thoughts out the window like twice-used bacon grease. I can only speak from personal experience. And my personal experience is this: I once spent a great deal of time—a disturbingly immense […]Read more "Writing Advice #3: The Time-Sucking Query Letter (or The Importance of Speaking Portuguese)"
*This review will make more sense to you if you’ve read Brian Keene‘s The Rising. If you haven’t, you need to and can pick up the author’s preferred edition right here. But even if you haven’t read either of these Keene novels, I think you’ll find something of interest below without encountering any major spoilers. […]Read more "Brian Keene’s DEAD SEA"
Hey, all. Very short and not so sweet tonight. I’ve got to edit novel #5 and get to bed at some point between now and the morning. So come on over to The Mortuary if you get the chance; the great folks over there have made HOUSE OF SKIN their February Book of the Month. […]Read more "Join Us at The Mortuary for the February Book of the Month: HOUSE OF SKIN"