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!"
We’re a few short hours away, folks. I can’t wait for you to check this one out. Like my other three novellas (OLD ORDER, THE CLEARING OF TRAVIS COBLE, and WITCHING HOUR THEATRE), EXORCIST ROAD is told from a single point-of-view. Like those stories, this novella takes place over a very short period of time. But […]Read more "Lock Your Doors. EXORCIST ROAD Drops at Midnight…"
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"
In addition to a couple of paperbacks I’m bringing to next week’s SCARES THAT CARE convention in the hopes that Brian Keene and Jack Ketchum sign them for me, I’m going to be packing these babies as well: In case you can’t read all the titles, they are THE SORROWS, HOUSE OF SKIN, THE DARKEST […]Read more "My Williamsburg Book Supply and a Word about Authenticity"
So you click on this link and you enter your email address and you choose SAVAGE SPECIES: NIGHT TERRORS. And as easy as that, you’ve got a free audiobook. Pretty awesome, huh? Then, if you decide you want the whole she-bang (Why does that look so incredibly inappropriate?), you click on this link and get […]Read more "FRRRREEEEE Audiobook! (SAVAGE SPECIES: NIGHT TERRORS!)"
Hey, friends! We’re buckling down here for another wave of severe weather. My son is next to me on his iPad pretending I didn’t just tell him to turn it off. He figures since tomorrow has already been declared a snow day, he doesn’t really need to take my orders literally. Or that they’re soft […]Read more "Wag the Fox Enters the DARK ZONE"
We went about sixty hours without electricity. It was about twenty degrees for a good bit of that time. And you know what? We were still pampered compared to most of the world. No, I’m not going to go on some earnest rant about how much we take things for granted because, well, you know […]Read more "Powerlessness"
Isn’t that a sinister visage? I have no idea how the fabulous artist Angela Waters created this image, but it’s easily one of the coolest of the six SAVAGE SPECIES covers. Many of you have been reading the installments as they’ve been released and will be finishing the SAVAGE SPECIES serial novel shortly. Others have […]Read more "THE OLD ONE Attacks Today!"
John W. Campbell‘s WHO GOES THERE? is one of those stories that’s more famous for the movie (or in this case, the movies) it inspired than it is for its merits as a great piece of fiction. And it is a great piece of fiction. Any fan of the films made from WHO GOES THERE? […]Read more "WHO GOES THERE?: A Short Review of the Novella That Inspired THE THING"
Hey. At the in-laws. Can’t talk long. Not being held captive, just feel weird blogging from someone else’s computer. Kinda like I’m brushing with someone else’s toothbrush. It’s a bit unclean, way too familiar, and leaves a disconcerting aftertaste. Plus, there’s all that drool on the keyboard to mop up. Can you imagine how weird […]Read more "NEW Interview with Me on Horror Novel Reviews!"