Friday, December 31, 2010

Status Update

Started proofing The Vampire Hunters: Dominion for Shadowfire Press, the last book in the trilogy, which is to be published in February 2011.  I'm up to page 54.

Happy New Year to All My Fans and Friends

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Looking Back and Looking Forward

As I looked back on 2010 during the holidays, it dawned on me how truly eventful this year has been for me.  There were a lot of personal triumphs.  I took on a new job in April that proofed immensely challenging and highly rewarding, and I’ve made a lot of new and close friends.  Some of those events were very trying, such as my sister’s near miss with ovarian cancer, my parents showing their age, and some very stressful personal issues.  Of course, the most exciting developments have been in my writing career.  At this time last year I was still an unpublished author, save for a handful of short stories either published on line or in anthologies.  Since then, my writing has gotten off to a respectable start.

My first two books, The Vampire Hunters and The Vampire Hunters: Vampyrnomicon, were published in March and August respectively, as e-books by Shadowfire Press.  Pill Hill Press published The Vampire Hunters as a trade paperback in November.  In addition, my short story “Dead Waters” (about a zombie outbreak aboard an oil rig off the East Coast) was published as an electronic chapbook in November by Keith Publications' D'Ink Well Press. 

I was also very fortunate to have several blogs interview me on my budding career as an author.  Many thanks to Raven Kelly of, Michelle Hauf of Vampchix, Sheila Stewart of Authors Promoting Authors, Catherine of Suburban Vampire, Moonlight of, Ramsey's Book Reviews, Molly Daniels of Molly's Musings, my dear friend Alison Beightol of Adventures of the Cautionary Tale, and Suzannah Safi of Cocktails Fiction and Gossip Magazine for giving me the opportunity to reach out to potential readers and for giving my fans an opportunity to know me better.

So what does 2011 hold?  In many cases, your guess is as good as mine.  However, there are certain events that are already in the works:
-- The Vampire Hunters: Dominion, the last book in the trilogy, will be published as an e-book by Shadowfire Press on 18 February 2011.

-- The Vampire Hunters: Vampyrnomicon and The Vampire Hunters: Dominion will be published as trade paperbacks by Pill Hill Press in April and October 2011, respectively.

-- My first zombie novel, Rotter World, is being reviewed for publication.

-- On 14 January 2011, I’ll have my first television interview on The SpOOky Demenseia Show

-- I don’t have any definite books signings arranged yet, but I am looking to do arrange some in the Boston area in February 2011, and will be signing books at the Horror Writers Association Convention in New York in June.  Plus I’ll be arranging an entire new set of signings once The Vampire Hunters: Vampyrnomicon comes out in April.

So thanks to all my family, friends, colleagues, and fans for your support this past year.  I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for you.  Hopefully 2011 will be even more exciting, and hopefully you’ll all be along for the ride.

Happy New Year.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday Bunnies

I want my gifts now!!!!!

I want the big one, over there in the corner.

Thank you, daddy.

That's all I get for Xmas?  A friggin' slinky.  Scrooge. 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

May you be at peace this season, spend the time with loved ones, and get what you want for Christmas. 

Friday, December 24, 2010

My Interview With Cocktails, The Fiction and Gossip Magazine

Suzannah Safi posted an interview with me in Issue #2 of her new e-Zine Cocktails, The Fiction and Gossip Magazine.  To read the interview, please click here.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Taking a Break for the Holidays

I made it to 21,500 words in the current novel this weekend.  I also got the proofs from Shadowfire Press for The Vampire Hunters: Dominion, the third and final novel in the trilogy (and my editor loved the ending).  So I figure this is a good time to take a few days off from writing and proofing to enjoy the holidays, catch up on some backlogged reading, and recharge my energy.  Once the new year arrives, I'll be ready to jump back into the frey.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Bunnies

As promised, here are the Christmas photos of the rabbits.  Not all of them are in the pictures because some of them refused to cooperate.  Hope you enjoy them (the rabbits did not enjoy taking them). 

Ho, Ho, friggin' ho.

I'm not speaking to you in this costume.  Talk to the butt.

Daddy has the camera.  Oh, crap.  What now?

Woody and Cinnamon. 

 If I was a pit bull I'd maul him. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Television Interview Scheduled for 14 January 2010

SpOOky D has invited me to join her live on The SpOOky Demenseia Show at 8:30 EST on Friday, 14 January 2011.  If you live in the northern Virginia area, you can catch the show on any of the below channels.  If not, you can watch it later once it's posted to her homepage.  I hope you all tune in. 

Falls Church Community TV - Falls Church City - COX 12, RCN 2, Fios 35
Fairfax Public Access - Fairfax County - COX 10, Fios 10

Arlington Independent Media - Arlington County - Comcast 69, Fios 38

Monday, December 13, 2010

My Interview With Ramsey's Book Reviews

Ramsey's Book Reviews was kind enough to feature me on the Wish List segment of their website last night.  To read the interview, please click here.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Bunnies

My apologies for not posting the Sunday Bunnies today.  I don't know if there's a problem with the blogger or this piece of crap that masquerades as my computer, but I spent an hour trying to download a photo but kept getting an error message.  However, I will make up for it later this month once I humiliate... er, I mean dress up the guys for their Christmas photos.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Book Signing at Beyond Comics in Gaithersburg, Maryland, 18 December

I will be doing my next book signing at Beyond Comics in Gaithersburg, Maryland on 18 December 2010. Please come by and check it out.  Below are the details.

     Beyond Comics
     536 N Frederick Avenue (near the juncture with Perry Parkway)
     Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
     Time: 2:00 to 4:00, Saturday, 18 December

I hope to see a lot of you there.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Interview with Adventures of the Cautionary Tale

Adventures of the Cautionary Tale was kind enough to post an interview with me on their website this morning.  To read the interview, and to enter a contest to win a paperback copy of The Vampire Hunters, please click here.

Sunday Bunnies

There's nothing better on a cold, winter day than to take a nap in the sun.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Photos From My First Book Signing at Borders in Sterling, Virginia

Believe it or not, I'm actually having a good time, even though the expression on my face looks like I'm about to undergo the Spanish Inquisition.

My first sale at a book signing.  Thank God it wasn't my only sale. 

Thanks to the Sherons for showing up.  They're my biggest fans.