Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Bunnies

If he calls me "Puff" one more time I'm going to pee on his pillow while he's asleep.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

REMINDER: Book Signing at Harrison's Comics in Salem 30 October

Despite the snow (for those of you who don't live in the Boston area, we're in the middle of a storm that has already dumped two inches on the city and is promising up to five inches by morning), I still plan on signing all three books in The Vampire Hunters trilogy on Sunday, 30 October, from 2 PM to 6 PM at Harrison's Comics on 252 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts.  Hopefully by tomorrow afternoon most if this will have cleared up.  If I'm not set out on the sidewalk like originally planned, I will be somewhere inside Harrison's.  I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Status Update

I finished the first revision of Yeitso (formerly The Walking Monster) yesterday.  Now I need to research some missing sections and input the feedback from my readers, then I'll start the final revision.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Bunnies

First I'll establish dominion over the rabbits, and then I'll subjugate the humans. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Posting on Zombo's Closet

On 19 October, Zombo's Closet posted the last in my blog series on how to write your first novel titled "Why Write for a Living?"  Please drop by Zombo's Closet and check it out.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Book Signing at Harrison's Comics in Salem 30 October

I'll be signing all three books in The Vampire Hunters trilogy on Sunday, 30 October, from 2 PM to 6 PM at Harrison's Comics on 252 Essex Street in Salem, Massachusetts.  If you live in the area, please drop by.  Salem will be abuzz that weekend with dozens of events from the city's Haunted Happenings to celebrate Halloween.  I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Review of The Vampire Hunters: Vampyrnomicon

On 15 October, Hayes Hudson's House of Horror posted a review of the second book in my trilogy, The Vampire Hunters: Vampyrnomicon.  Hayes commented on the "uniqueness" of the battle sequences and noted that the book "created a believable and likable world, in which darkness borders on overtaking all that is good."

One thing Hayes does point out is the number of grammatical errors that appear in the book, something that I am embarrassed about, especially since I had reviewed the proofs and thought I had caught them all.  I apologize to my readers for the unintended sloppiness, and promise to do a better job of editing in the future.

Monday, October 17, 2011

In Lieu of the Sunday Bunnies

I usually don't talk much about my personal life in my blog, but this time I think it's acceptable because of the relationship to my writing. 

The past six months have been one of the most stressful periods in my life.  I lost my pet of nine years, Woodstock (Woody), to cancer.  My mother almost passed away after she suffered a ruptured bowel; thankfully, she rallied and is fine now.  In June I changed jobs.  And this past week, my wife and I formally separated after twenty years of marriage.  Through it all, a network of family and close friends were very supportive and kept me emotionally grounded. 

What suffered most was my writing.  I barely had time to work on current projects and to blog, let alone start anything new. 

This past week saw the passing of the last and most stressful event.  With the worst behind me, I now plan on refocusing on my writing.  In addition to the revisions to Yeitso (formerly The Walking Monster), I am looking for a market for one short story I've completed from the zombie's point of view, and am researching another story I hope to start soon about the living dead at Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg.  I'm also developing a concept for a young adult novel about portals to Hell opening up on Earth.  I have a book signing set up for the end of October, and hope to add others soon (I'll post more of this later).  And I hope to get back to listing movie and book reviews as I had done previously.  It may take a while to fully get back into the swing of things, so please bear with me. 

Thank you all for your support.  Hopefully the future will have better things in store.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Check Out My Blog Posting on the Horror Writers Association Homepage

Please check out my blog posting on the Horror Writers Association Halloween Haunts page titled "The Zombie Question" on whether zombies are still relevant in contemporary film and fiction. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Bunnies

The domseticus rabbitus lies in wait in the tall hay, waiting for an unsuspecting plate of greens and mints to wander by so she may pounce.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Congratulations to the Castle Macabre Contest Winner

Congratulations to Lorrie Zielinski of Lockport, Illinois who won the Castle Macabre giveaway.  Lorrie will be receiving autographed copies of all three books in The Vampire Hunters trilogy.  I hope you enjoy them.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Vampire Hunters: Dominion Now Available

The Vampire Hunters: Dominion, the third and final book of The Vampire Hunters trilogy, is available as a trade paperback and for Kindle, both from

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Bunnies

Oh crap, it's October.  That means daddy will be breaking out the Halloween costumes soon.