Howdy, all! The title of this post is a little misleading because the trope (you could also call it a theme in this circumstance) I’m about to talk about occurs in many non-zombie horror novels. However, I associate it with zombies because, well, they’re everywhere, and some of the best examples of what I’m talking […]Read more "CASTLE OF SORROWS: Using a Zombie Trope in a Non-Zombie Novel"
Okay, I know I omitted the the from the blog post title, but the rhythm was better without it, okay? And if you’re really so hung up on articles in titles, I’ll point you to THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION and ask you how often the the is uttered there, and— You say the the? Never mind. Moving […]Read more "CASTLE OF SORROWS: My EMPIRE STRIKES BACK"
So much to say. So little time to say it. We’re back on the grid after being in the wilds of the awesome Virginia Rappahannock River for several days, and that was after Scares That Care, an experience so amazing that it’ll take several blog posts to tell you about, but I can’t do that right […]Read more "CASTLE OF SORROWS: A Warning"
It’s always exciting to receive a box full of books; it’s especially exciting when those books are yours. And by yours I mean mine. Because tonight it’s all about me. And our neighbor, who brought over some desserts for us because that’s just how she rolls. My wife is a master dessert-maker, too, so don’t […]Read more "CASTLE OF SORROWS Arrives (at My House)"
Hey, friends. I’m poring over the final edits of CASTLE OF SORROWS (coming in July!), editing THE NIGHTMARE GIRL (my January 2015 Joe R. Lansdale-inspired suspense-thriller), and taking a brief respite to post this great new review for THE DARKEST LULLABY, which was my third Samhain Horror novel (for those of you keeping score). Check […]Read more "“It all builds up for an astonishing ending”: Fresh Fiction Reviews THE DARKEST LULLABY!"
Originally posted on Mika Reads Horror Fiction:
It’s on from page one, and it doesn’t stop until it’s done. On a desert in 1880s New Mexico, a man called Cody and a boy named Willet spy a group of vampires feasting on some nice human barbecue. The vampires, travelling from town to town as a…
The wait is over. My new novel (my fifth Samhain Horror novel, my sixth novel overall) is here. DUST DEVILS is a vampire western that combines the lawless wildness of the Old West with the terrifying bloodlust of the bestial undead. But DUST DEVILS is much more than that. It’s a story of a betrayed […]Read more "The DUST DEVILS Are UNLEASHED!"
Okay, folks. Barnes and Noble has already begun shipping the paperbacks. DUST DEVILS arrived at a slew of readers’ houses yesterday, and I suspect Amazon will soon be sending out these bad boys too: The ebook version launches on February 4th, and if you pre-order at the Samhain Horror website, you can snatch it up […]Read more "The DUST DEVILS Ride in One Week!"
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)"
Hey, Friends! I always love this part of the process—okay, who am I kidding? I love all of it! I’m just thankful to be given the chance to write books and have people read them. Did that sound insincere? Or just nauseating? Regardless, it’s the truth. But I do love the cover art aspect of […]Read more "CASTLE OF SORROWS Cover Revealed!"