Feb 242015
 

Here’s a look at the new covers for Stranded and No Such Thing As Monsters. Same great stories inside, but with scaly new skins on the outside. And speaking of No Such Thing As Monsters, jump over to the sidebar and grab it for free while you’re here.

Keep it weird, y’all!

Stranded cover            

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 February 24, 2015  Posted by at 1:25 pm writing No Responses »
Feb 172015
 

Tunnel Through Time coverSo stoked! I found this YA sci-fi classic by Lester del Rey the other day. I read it for the first time when I was around ten or eleven, and it was one of those books. If you’re an avid reader you know what I mean—the ones that you completely lose yourself in, and for the rest of your life your thoughts drift back to them again and again.

Those gems are rare, even when you read a lot, like I do. Don’t get me wrong, there are a ton of books I’ve read and loved over the years. But there are only a handful that manage to hit that elusive sweet spot. Three others that come to mind right off the bat are The Stand by Stephen King, Time and Again by Jack Finney, and Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon. I’m not sure, but I think, as important as story is, sometimes it also happens to be where you are and what’s going on in your life at the time that makes certain books stay with you.

Like I said, I was around ten or so when I read Tunnel Through Time. I lived in Indiana then, far out in the country. Our TV was on the fritz that summer and my dad was laid off so we couldn’t afford a new one. I hated my dad being out of work, not because of the lack of money but because he was always around, and he and my step-mom fought constantly, especially after they’d had a few drinks. A lot of the time I just escaped into the deep woods that surrounded our house back then. (I went back once, a few years ago, and all those trees had been cut down for lumber, or farmland, or whatever the fuck. Progress, huh?)

But sometimes I retreated to my room and read (or wrote). Around one of those times, I found this book, or it found me. It’s about this boy named Bob Miller whose father, Sam, is a physicist and inventor. The father and son get along famously. And when Sam’s friend, Doc Tom, gets trapped in the past in a time travel experiment, Sam trusts Bob and Doc Tom’s son, Pete, to go after him.

I remember lying on my bed reading this book while summer rain fell outside my window. I don’t know if that’s a true memory or not, and it doesn’t really matter. I remember it that way, and that makes it mine.

I love this book, and for much more than just the story, though I love that too. It’s my own little time machine that I can take back to a time where I found a magic hiding place, a good place where no one could find me in the midst of that not-so-good place.

Love, trust, and escape, not to mention wild adventure and dinosaurs. What wasn’t to love for a little boy who would have given anything to be anywhere else but where he was?

No wonder I love books so much.

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 February 17, 2015  Posted by at 4:31 pm writing 2 Responses »
Jan 292015
 

Deadfall Lane coverHere’s a creepy little horror story for ya. Just click on the cover to buy.

When Pete Denning is faced with the prospect
of losing the most important thing in his life—
his son—he loses his mind instead…

And then finds himself trapped in a waking
nightmare with no way out.

 

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 January 29, 2015  Posted by at 9:13 am writing No Responses »
Jan 122015
 

Stones coverWhat if? That’s always the question, isn’t it?

For instance, what if one man’s hell was another man’s normalcy?

My latest short story, Stones, is about a possible future, a story that asks the question, as Dickens put it, “Are these the shadows of the things that will be, or are they shadows of things that may be, only?”

Stones is available now on Amazon. Just click on the cover. Go grab it!

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 January 12, 2015  Posted by at 1:35 pm writing No Responses »
Jan 092015
 

Stones coverStones is dystopia with a twist. I’m particularly proud of this story so I hope you’ll check it out. It’ll be hitting Amazon in the next day or two, so stay tuned.

Later, kiddies.

 

 

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 January 9, 2015  Posted by at 5:06 pm writing No Responses »
Jan 062015
 

Like it says in the “Free Stuff” sidebar, when you sign up for this blog, you’ll automatically receive a PDF of my flash fiction horror story NO SUCH THING AS MONSTERS.

So let’s hook up. That is, if you’re into the kind of stuff I write. (weirdo)

And also like it says in the sidebar, I promise, no spam. Ever.

TTFN, horror fans!

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 January 6, 2015  Posted by at 2:47 pm writing 2 Responses »
Dec 242014
 

Got these two books in the mail as an early Christmas present a couple of days ago. UPS dropped the third in the trilogy on my doorstep last night. I haven’t read Brent Weeks yet, so I’m looking forward to experiencing a new author. And you can never have too many books, am I right? Have a very scary Christmas, everybody!

Books For Christmas

 

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 December 24, 2014  Posted by at 4:43 pm writing No Responses »
Dec 222014
 

In honor of this site’s new red, white, and black look, here’s one by The White Stripes. Rock on, kiddies.

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 December 22, 2014  Posted by at 4:38 pm writing No Responses »