Mornin’, all! Your old friend JJ here, comin’ atcha from my crib. One daughter’s in pre-school at the moment; my wife and son are on a mini-date (I lost any gangsta vibe with the semi-colon, didn’t I?). I’m getting ready to take my middle child (also a super incredible daughter) to my favorite bookstore, a […]Read more "More Raves for THE NIGHTMARE GIRL and HorrorHound Weekend Approaches"
A confession: I love lists. When I was an adolescent, one of the few books I would actually read (and read and read and read) was THE BOOK OF LISTS. I eventually branched out to THE BOOK OF LISTS TWO, which only fed the list-crazy beast inside of me. I never checked out THE BOOK […]Read more "Brian Keene Names DUST DEVILS the Fifth-Best Book of 2014"
You can always tell when I’m up against a deadline by the scarcity of my blog posts. Sorry about that, but the book I’m currently editing turned out to be a whopper (nearly 160,000 words), and I’ve been working like crazy to downsize it, to shape it, and of course to enhance it. It’s happening, […]Read more "THE NIGHTMARE GIRL: Reviews and Book of the Month!"
Let’s get something straight. I’m not a big exclamation mark guy. But in several of my recent blog posts, I’ve been using exclamations. I’m not proud of this. Nor do I condone the overuse of this type of punctuation. Please believe me when I say I’m aware of the problem. And working on it. But […]Read more "Tons of Post-Halloween News!"
Yo. Comin’ atcha from da crib straight up gangsta— I can’t do it. What I can do is talk about two individuals I met at the recent Scares That Care convention in Williamsburg, Virginia: Bryan Smith and Tom Monteleone. When I saw I’d be sharing a table with Bryan, I had two simultaneous reactions. My […]Read more "Scares That Care, Part Three: Bryan Smith and Tom Monteleone"
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"
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"