Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Posting on Zombo's Closet

On 27 September, Zombo'S Closet posted the latest in my blog series on how to write your first novel titled "Marketing Your Book and Yourself, Part II".  Please drop by Zombo's Closet and check it out.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Bunnies

We love devouring the newspapers on Sunday morning.  The Washington Post tastes much better than The New York Times

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Getting Back on Track

Many of my friends and fans have noticed that I'm not on line much anymore, and that I haven't discussed my writing like I usually do.  Over the past four months, I have gone through some significant and life-altering events.  Some of these events were of my own choosing, others I had no control over (like the death of my pet Woody and the near-death of my mother).  After awhile, this perfect storm of stresses took its toll, and I rapidly reached the breaking point.  One of the things that suffered during this time was the writing.

I am happy to note that most of these stresses have been resolved, and slowly but surely I'm getting back in the swing of things.  This week I started the final re-write of The Walking Monster, finished the first draft of a short story from the zombie's point of view titled "I Am Zombie," and had a burst of inspiration for the next novel.  I've been involved with Permuted Press in designing the cover art for Rotter World.  I am also working on a new webpage, which is taking longer than anticipated since I am not the most computer savvy person in the world, and will soon post my reading of Rotter World from the HorrorFind weekend. 

Thank you all for your patience and support.  It's been my family (furry and human) and friends who have helped me through this tough patch.  The best is yet to come. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Congratulations to the Back of the Book Review Contest Winners

Congratulations to Ilka who won the Back of the Book Review's daily giveaway as part of their September Extravaganza event. Ilka won a signed copy of The Vampire Hunters.

Congratulations are also in order for Sheila Gallagher of Pittsburgh who won the Back of the Book Review's Grand Competition.  Sheila will be receiving autographed copies of all three books in The Vampire Hunters trilogy once the final book is published in October.

I hope you ladies enjoy the books.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Bunnies

First, you're picking me up.  Second, you're making me look fat.  And then you'll wonder later why I chewed the buttons off of your remote control.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cover Art for The Vampire Hunters: Dominion

Pill Hill Press sent me the cover art for The Vampire Hunters: Dominion, the last book in The Vampire Hunter series.  The book will be available from Amazon and on Kindle/Nook on 1 October.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Castle Macabre Giving Away The Vampire Hunters Series

Castle Macabre is running a giveaway of all three books in The Vampire Hunter series.  All you need to do to enter is leave a comment.  The giveaway ends 30 September.  Good luck. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Status Update

I wish I could say that my absence last week from blogging and Facebook was because I had become so inspired after the HorrorFind Convention that I sat in front of the laptop and was diligently cranking out scores of pages.  The truth is, I bought the video game Dead Island and wound up playing that all week.  However, fun time is over, and now it's back to business.

The HorrorFind Convention was awesome.  I had a great time sitting my first authors panel (on why zombies are still relevant today).  Thanks to fellow panelists Tim Lebbon and Jeremy Wagner, and to Christopher Golden for moderating.  I enjoyed meeting old friends and making new ones.  I will post photos and more details of the convention later this week. 

On 7 September, Zombo's Closet posted an interview on why Halloween is important to me.  On the 12th, he posted the latest in my blog series on how to write your first novel titled "Marketing Your Book and Yourself, Part I".  Please drop by Zombo's Closet and check it out.

On 9 September Colleen Wanglund posted on The Horror Fiction Review a review of The Vampire Hunters: Dominion, the final book in The Vampire Hunters trilogy.  Colleen noted: "The entire series is well-written with excellent character development and an easy flowing narrative.  The book reaches a climactic ending that is as unexpected as it is heartbreaking."  Many thanks to Colleen for being such a devoted fan.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memorium of 9/11

On the tenth anniversary of 11 September 2001, please take a moment to remember not only those who lost their lives on that terrible morning, but all those in the past ten years who have given of themselves, many making the ultimate sacrifice, to bring to justice those who committed this horrible crime and to keep our nation secure.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Posting on Zombo's Closet

On 1 September, Zombo's Closet posted my latest in a series of articles on how to write a novel.  This posting is titled Finding a Literary Agent or Publisher, Part III.  Please drop by Zombo's Closet and check it out.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Off to HorrorFind

I'm getting ready to head out to the HorrorFind Convention in Gettysburg.  Hope to see some of you there.