A Nightmare (Really!)

As labs go, this one is pretty unimpressive. It looks almost like someone’s garage or basement workshop, save for the fact that there are test tubes and beakers filled with curious colored substances everywhere. Some of them are boiling or bubbling, I’m not sure which.…

Dead Season

The Warblers is now available as an audio book! Narrated by the legendary Chet Williamson, my coming-of-age tale (with monsters!) can now accompany you during your drive to work, walking the dog, or wherever else you listen to audio books! To celebrate, I’ve written a…

Standards!

I’m a small press author. While I hope to one day make it to the big leagues, so to speak, right now I’m with a few different small presses, and that’s just fine by me. The majority of the presses I’ve worked with have been…

Feed me, Seymour!

♪♫ Feed me all night long! ♫♪ Ahem. Ok, that’s enough musical interlude. Time to get down to brass tacks. The “feed” in the title isn’t so much a reference to Little Shop of Horrors as it is a reference to feedback, and in a…

Tools of the Trade

There are a lot of things out there that can help writers be more productive. As I work in tech during the day, I enjoy using tech to help me by night… err, not really night, but as a writer. Sometimes I write at night……

How To Ask For Help

On the heels of my last post, and some quasi-related stuff I’ve seen around lately, I decided to step in with this: a handy guide to who, when, and how to ask for help as a newbie author. No, I’m not starting an advice column……

The Un-Buddy System

So there have been these… shall we say rumors?… going around for quite some time now about a secret organization of successful horror writers (referred to as “The Buddy System”) who act as gatekeepers for the genre, only to their own devious ends. They supposedly…