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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Darius Darkmatter and the Sinister Space Squids! 


I'm very pleased to announce that my novel Darius Darkmatter and the Sinister Space Squids is available now on Amazon! A rip-roaring adventure tale full of intrigue, time travel, and yes, sinister squids, it is fun for the whole family!

Twelve-year-old genius Darius Darkmatter is no stranger to thwarting global invasions of all manner of aliens and monsters. His eclectic team of friends consists of a twelve-year-old astrophysicist, a thirteen-year-old time traveler from 1850, and a germophobic twelve-year-old inventor who thinks the best technology was invented before 1925. When a deadly group of space squids target earth for attack, Darius and his friends must race to save the planet before the sinister squids melt the polar ice caps to enlarge the seas and take over the earth.

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

HP Lovecraft Film Festival 

Over the weekend, I attended the HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon. As always, it was wonderful to mingle with fellow creators.

I got to see the much anticipated Cabal Cut of Nightbreed, my favorite horror film. Now running at 144 min, it includes much of the footage that was cut from the original theatrical release. The film was outstanding, and if you have the chance to see it at any upcoming festivals, I very much recommend it.

Another highlight was seeing a live production of a radio play of At The Mountains of Madness, put on by Dark Adventure Radio Theatre

Many horror shorts screened at the festival, as well. In particular, I loved Grasshopper!, George Jones and Giant Squid, Reset, Feed A, LOT254, and Odokuro, a stop-motion animated short narrated by Gary Numan. I didn't get to see all the shorts, and I'm sure there were some fantastic ones I missed.

It was a fabulous weekend full of horror goodness!




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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My novel Fresh Meat is now available! 


I am very excited to report that my novel Fresh Meat hit the shelves today! Based on the tv show Supernatural, the novel pits heroes Bobby, Dean, and Sam against a cunning and deadly foe in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

It's available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and your neighborhood independent bookseller! Click here for more information on where to pick up a copy.

A rash of strange deaths in the Tahoe National Forest bring Sam, Dean, and Bobby to the Sierra Nevada mountains to hunt a monster with a taste for human flesh. Soon walking corpses, bodies with missing organs, and attacks by a mysterious flying creature lead the trio to a cunning and deadly foe which can assume a human form and will do anything to survive. When a blizzard strikes the area, and not knowing who they can trust, they must battle not only the monster, but also the elements to survive.


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Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Next Big Thing 


Wonderful writer Joseph M. Schuster asked me to participate in "The Next Big Thing," a series of blog entries by different writers. When you are tagged as a writer, you answer a set of questions, then tag other writers to do the same. If you haven't read Schuster's stunning novel The Might Have Been, go check it out now!

And now, my answers for "The Next Big Thing."

What is your title of your book?
Fresh Meat

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I read a lot of mountain adventure stories, and was intrigued by the thought of pitting the protagonists against a supernatural element while at the same time forcing them to survive in the wild during a blizzard.

What genre does your book fall under?
Supernatural horror! I fell in love with the horror genre as a kid. My father taught a college course on the Supernatural In Literature, and I got hooked.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Heh...well, it's a novel set in the world of the hit CW TV series Supernatural, so I am going with talented actors Jim Beaver, Jensen Ackles, and Jared Padalecki, who play the characters in the show.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A rash of strange deaths in the Tahoe National Forest bring creature hunters Sam, Dean, and Bobby to the Sierra Nevada mountains during a blizzard to hunt a monster with a taste for human flesh.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Fresh Meat is represented by an agency, and Titan Books is publishing the novel in February of 2013.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A few months. When I write intensly like that, I feel like I'm in the novel with the characters. If I step away from the keyboard, I feel like I'm missing out on the action.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
My horror novel Voracious pits a hiker against a cunning supernatural creature in the wilds of Glacier National Park. Not only must she strive to stay alive as the creature hunts her, but she must survive the elements, as well. It was published by the Jove impint of Penguin.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Quite a few things inspired me, including tales of the Donner Party's disastrous winter in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1846-1847. Stories of people surviving in the wild, like Krakauer's books Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, are gripping reads that stayed with me. The mountains always inspire me, and I really wanted to set a book near Lake Tahoe. When I was contacted about writing a novel set in the world of Supernatural, this idea leapt to the forefront. The characters in Supernatural have strong outdoor skills, and I thought this would be a suspenseful situation to put them in.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
It's a suspenseful tale, full of action, and set in one of the most dramatic and scenic places in the U.S. The supernatural element is mysterious, as the characters must figure out exactly what they're dealing with before they know if they can stop it.

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Next up for "The Next Big Thing" is very talented writer and musician Lawrence C. Connolly. His novels VEINS and VIPERS are not to be missed. His short fiction collections VISIONS, THIS WAY TO EGRESS and VOICES are amazing. His page can be found here.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

I've long been fascinated by astronomy, spending many hours watching meteor showers and gazing up at the constellations. The different seasons all hold wonders -- the Summer Triangle with its gorgeous swath of the Milky Way running through it; the striking winter Orion with its nebula in the sword.

I've now taken up astrophotography, something I've wanted to do for a long time. Here are the first images!

 The Eagle Nebula in Serpens

 The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius

The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius


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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mammoth Book of Body Horror! 


I'm very happy to report that the Mammoth Book of Body Horror hits the shelves today here in the States! It contains my story "Residue" along with stories by Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Stephen King, Richard Matheson, Lovecraft, and many more, including the stories that were the bases for The Thing, The Fly, and Re-Animator!



Click here to read more about it!


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posted 2:22 PM

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Novel for the TV Series Supernatural! 

I am very excited to report that I just finished writing the manuscript for Fresh Meat, a novel set in the world of the hit TV series Supernatural! It will be published on February 19, 2013.

A rash of strange deaths in the Tahoe National Forest bring Sam, Dean, and Bobby to the Sierra Nevada mountains to hunt a monster with a taste for human flesh. Soon walking corpses, bodies with missing organs, and attacks by a mysterious flying creature lead the trio to a cunning and deadly foe which can assume a human form and will do anything to survive. When a blizzard strikes the area, and not knowing who they can trust, they must battle not only the monster, but also the elements to survive.

Click here for more info!


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