Connooga 2019 was a blast. Got to see some great cosplay, take part in some fun panels, and hang out with my con buddies. All in all, it was a great weekend. Big thanks to everybody that came by and said hey and picked up a book. Hope you are all enjoying the read and can’t wait to see you all again next year.
My next show is going to be River Region Comiccon. This show will be held in beautiful Montgomery, Alabama March 16-17. I know that is St. Patty’s Day and don’t worry, I’ll have a Green Lantern shirt just for the occasion.
While I’m on the subject of cool things. I recently found a Kickstarter from two of my favorite Superman creators from the 80/90s. It’s a retro-weird science/monster comic that promises to be a lot of fun. Check it out here.
Looks fun to me.
Hope to see you guys down in Montgomery and keep checking back to see where I’ll be appearing next and what’s in the works.
Hello! It is the Friday before Memorial Day here in the US, the official start of summer.
Which also means it is the start of summer reading season. I need something to read on the beach, in the mountains, on the plane, sitting on the deck of a cruise ship, to distract me from my kids, etc. Good news, dear friends. I have something that can help you with just that.
If you are looking for short stories or novels, horror or action, thrills and chills, then I ask you drop by my amazon author’s page and browse my work. You can get all of them on Kindle or the Kindle app on your mobile device, and all of my novels are available in physical form.
No matter what, I hope you all have a safe and fun summer. Keep checking back for more information on what I’m doing, and where I’ll be.
This was my first panel at Connooga this year: IT: The Horror of Stephen King. I had the great fun of sitting on this one with Chad Sides, Master of Horror at Connooga, and Tim Green, builder of haunts (including Ruby Falls’ Haunted Caverns). As we always try to do on horror track panels, this one has a lot of audience participation. I apologize for some of the poor audio quality, I am working with a small microphone and a MP3 recorder.
I hope you enjoy the audio below and check back again tomorrow for another panel, Scary Story Time.
Good morning all, I wanted to thank everyone that came by at Atlanta Steampunk Exposition (ASE) and picked up a book. This was the show’s first year, and it was a great show. We saw a lot of great, top-tier cosplay, and I had the opportunity to meet some great independent authors like myself.
Here are just two examples of the cosplay that was on display.
If you are a fan of steampunk fiction, this was the con for you. ASE had a lot of great authors, and I was able to pick up some books. You can click on any of the covers below to pick up the books that I added to my library this weekend.
ASE 2017 was a success in my opinion. A lot of people attended and everyone appeared to have a great time. We have received confirmation that they will be doing a second show in 2018. If possible, I hope to be a part of it. Thank you very much to everyone that came out, if you weren’t able to make it, I hope to see you at another show sometime soon.
This is the last Werewolf Wednesday before Halloween. It was tough for me to settle on a film or book to post about today. Should I go classic with and do Universal’s The Wolf Man, or maybe do international and recommend one of Paul Naschy’s many werewolf films. Instead, I decided to do a film that is just a lot of fun. The recommendation for today is Dog Soldiers.
Soldiers vs. werewolves, ’nuff said. No? This film is absolutely awesome and the best werewolf film made in the last 15 years. It pits a group of soldiers (who were being used as bait) against a pack of werewolves that reside in a secluded valley in the country side. The Special Forces that were going to trap the werewolves as they hunted our soldiers were decimated. Now, the soldiers with one of the locals have taken refuge in a secluded farmhouse to withstand the onslaught awaiting during the night. It’s Aliens and The Alamo, with werewolves.
The performances in this film are great. Each of the characters is well-acted, and you will grow attached to them. You never see a full transformation on screen, which is good. I image that they did not have the budget to do a good practical effects transformation. Neil Marshall (The Descent, Doomsday, Games of Thrones) made his directorial debut in this film. I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed all of the projects that he’s made since this, and I quickly fell in love with this movie.
You can click on the cover below and read the official synopsis.
Synopsis: A group of soldiers dispatched to the Scottish Highlands on special training maneuvers face their biggest fears after they run into Captain Ryan: the only survivor of a Special Ops team that was literally torn to pieces. Ryan refuses to disclose his mission even though whoever attacked his men might be hungry for seconds. Help arrives in the form of local girl who shelters them in a deserted farmhouse deep in the forest…but when they realize that they are surrounded by a pack of blood-lusting werewolves, it’s apparent their nightmare has just begun!
Hello loyal readers, since we are not 15 days from October and the season of Halloween, I’m offering my e-short Friends Don’t Let Friends be Undead for free for today only. You can read the synopsis below and click on the cover to pick it up on Amazon.com. If you read it and like it, please leave a review on Amazon or your favorite review site.
Thanks for reading and keep coming back to find out where I’ll be and what I’m up to.
Synopsis: Three days after her husband dies, Lily is shocked to see him staring at her from outside her home. Calling on the four men he trusted most, Lily relies on them to place Steve back into his eternal rest. Guided by his journal, his friends will find that the man they loved has been replaced by a vicious fiend that will stop at nothing to sate its thirst for blood.
First, I want to say a big thanks to everyone that came out this past Saturday to Hiram Books. I saw some familiar faces and a lot of new ones. Thanks to each and every one of you who came out.
Now, on to what you really wanted to know. I will be at my wife/cover artist’s table in the Dragoncon Art Show in the Hyatt if you want to swing by and pick up a book or art, or if you just want to drop by and say hi. Below is a map of the Art Show showing where you can find me.
Hope to see you there, but if you can’t find time to swing by (which I totally understand, Dragoncon is huge), I hope you have a great con and a safe Labor Day.