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My Lunacon Schedule

Here’s the list of panels and events I’ll be taking part in at Lunacon this weekend: • Zombies Are the New Vampires, Sat 12:00 – 1:00, Westchester Ballroom A2 • What’s Hot – Graphic Novels, Sat 5:00 – 6:00, Westchester Ballroom A2 • Reading: James Chambers(M), Sat 6:30 – 7:00, Bartell • What’s Hot – […]

Corpse Fauna, Volume One, On Sale Now

I’m excited to announce that my zombie novella, The Dead Bear Witness, is now available from Dullahan Press, an imprint of Dark Quest Books! This is volume one of the four-volume Corpse Fauna series, which will complete a story cycle which I began writing in 1997. Although some of the Corpse Fauna stories were previously […]

Dark Regions Redesign! Lunacon Looms!

A pair of quick updates while I work on a couple of major announcements to come soon, including a new page to be added to this site and news of my most recent collaboration with Christopher Mills… First up, Dark Regions Press, publisher of Resurrection House and The Engines of Sacrifice, has recently launched a […]

The Dead Bear Witness

Art by ghastly Glen Ostrander. Announcement coming soon…

Z-7 Reviews The Domino Lady: Sex as a Weapon

Self-appointed expert on strange pulp and literature, Timothy L. Mayer has reviewed The Domino Lady: Sex as a Weapon on his blog. After a quick recap of DL’s pulp history, he goes onto say lots of nice things about the book and its authors, including this about my contribution: The best story in the collection […]

Philcon 2011

Philcon, which is having its 75th anniversary this year, is the annual convention hosted by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society–although it’s held in Cherry Hill, NJ. I’ll be appearing there Saturday and Sunday to sign books, talk about writing, and generally hang out and have a good time. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood. […]

Halloween Haunts Update

If you haven’t checked out the Halloween Haunts event running this month on the Horror Writers Association Dark Whispers blog, hop over there fast before Halloween is over and all the good candy is gone! Some great posts are still to come, with more book giveaways and a B&N Nook loaded with free novels to […]

The Truth About Editors

My friend and frequent editor, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, runs a nifty blog dedicated to providing advice, information, and insight for authors about the ins and outs of writing. It’s called The Literary Handyman. Occasionally she runs posts by guest bloggers, and this week, it’s my turn, writing about some things authors can do to make their […]

More Love for the Dragon!

Editors are like dragons. They’re sometimes wise, often grumpy, and they covet gold in the form of good writing. They like to sleep a lot too, under mountains of manuscripts, but once you get them going, they’ll torch villages to make sure every last mixed metaphor, split infinitive, and threadbare cliche is scorched to ash. […]

Dragon’s Lure Review

                          My story, “He Who Burns,” appeared in the anthology, Dragon’s Lure.  It was one of a number of stories I’ve written where I’ve managed to surprise myself. A dragon story wasn’t on the horizon for me in any form until I was […]