Friday, September 27, 2013

Photos from the Infect Scranton Convention

As promised, below I've included some of the photos I took at the Infect Scranton convention last weekend. 

Me in the author's section.

With fellow Permuted Press authors Kim Paffenroth and Jackie Druga.

I also got to meet Lew "Axel" Temple from The Walking Dead.  I told him that we hated to see him die, but that at least his death was epic.

Many thanks to Michele Anne Boyle and her husband Tom for being great fans.

One of the highlights of the weekend was getting to know some of the cast members from the original Dawn of the Dead: Len "machete zombie" Lies, me, Sharon "nurse zombie" Ceccatti-Hill, Mike "Hare Krishna zombie" Christopher, and Jim "helicopter zombie" Krut.

Friday, September 13, 2013


See, Friday the 13th isn't always unlucky. Tomorrow the prices on most of Permuted Press' books are being slashed like a teenager at Camp Crystal Lake. There are some great novels on sale tomorrow. Rotter World is .99 cents for the Kindle version and $13.46 for the paperback edition. So check it out and pick up some great zombie novels.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Raus! Untoten! To Be Published in Four Volumes

Because of the large number of excellent submissions for the Raus! Untoten! anthology, Knightwatch Press has decided to publish the anthology in four volumes.  "Lebenden Toten at the Gate" will be included in Volume One, which is due for release 31 October.  Hopefully the cover art will be ready for preview in the near future. 

Listed below is the tentative publication date for each volume in the series as well as the authors whose work will appear in each volume. 

Volume 1 – 31 October 2013
Graham McNeil
Matthew Sylvester
John Hobkinson
Neil Roberts
Scott M Baker
David Thomas Moore

Volume 2 – 31 January 2014
Gav Thorpe
Alex Helm
Stewart Hotson
Jamie Mason
Nas Hedron
Ian Hall

Volume 3 – 30 April 2014
Josh Reynolds
James Pratt
Mike Brines
Andrew Freudenberg
James Downs
Christine Morgan

Volume 4 – 31 July 2014
Steven Lockley
Robert J Sullivan
Shenoa Carroll-Bradd
Timothy Palmer
Paul Keogh
Steph Ellis

Friday, September 6, 2013

When Life Gets in the Way of Writing

I didn't realize until tonight that it has been a month since I've last blogged, which is inexcusable since I retired to become a full-time author. The reason for my not being very active on social media and the 'Net is because life has gotten in the way.

On 19 July, this region of Florida experienced some unprecedentedly-heavy rain, and because of this our backyard flooded and drained into the house. At one point, Ruby was in her litter box watching as the rising waters lapped at the size of her make-shift ark. There was damage to four rooms, and our backyard still looks like it's part of the Everglades. The rabbits had to go to my bunnysitter, and for several weeks the rest of us had to live with my mother-in-law.  Although most of us are back in the house (Walther and Bella are still with my in-laws because we have no backyard for them to play in), the repairs are still far from completed. Needless to say, Alison and I are both extremely frustrated with how long this process is taking.

Professionally, I've not had much time to write.  I spend most of my days either fighting the insurance companies, none of whom  want to pay out; trying to find contractors to fix the house; or arguing with those people who promise to come out and then blow me off.  It's been time consuming and aggravating, and I wouldn't be surprised if my blood pressure was so high that my head is about to pop. But there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel - and it's not an oncoming train.

Anyway, things are settling down, and I've actually had time to write this week. So fingers crossed that things continue going well, and hopefully you'll be hearing from me more frequently.