Friday, November 6, 2009

Greetings From a New Blogger

Thank you for visiting this blog. I don't know what search term brought you here, but I hope you're not disappointed.

I'm an aspiring horror author. After six years of writing and three years of trying to get published, I finally got my break. Since April of this year I've had three works published or accepted for publication. Living Dead Press has published two short stories about zombie outbreaks -- "Cruise of the Living Dead" in their Dead Worlds: Volume 3 anthology (August 2009), and "Deck the Malls with Bowels of Holly" in their Christmas Is Dead anthology (October 2009). Living Dead Press publishes quality anthologies from up-and-coming authors who love the genres, so if hordes of the walking dead and gallons of gore is your thing, please check them out.

Even more exciting, in March 2010 Shadowfire Press will publish as an e-book my first novel, The Vampire Hunters, which is an urban fantasy about a small band of humans hunting vampires in contemporary Washington D.C. Shadowfire Press also has expressed interest in the next two books of The Vampire Hunters trilogy. The vampires in my books are not romantic figures trying to find a place in society. While I understand the popularity of such books and do not in any way mean to denigrate this genre and its authors, I'm an old school horror fan who grew up watching Peter Cushing battling Christopher Lee. My vampires are purely evil and see humans as nothing more than a means by which to satiate their desires.

For those of you who typed in the search term "rabbits" and wound up here, Google is not malfunctioning. I'm dad/staff/servant to six house rabbits. Cocoa, the mottled white-brown lop pictured above, was the inspiration for the character van Helsing in my vampire trilogy. So if the thump in the night you crave is from something cute and furry, don't go any further.

Blogging is a brave new world for me, and I'll try not to make it boring.  I hope to post to this site as regularly as possible and fill you in on the latest news on the writing front, mental musings from me about writing or horror-related topics, or maybe the latest rabbit mischief. 

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