Thursday, October 18, 2018

Photos From SuperMegafest

This was unique for me. SuperMegafest was the first time in five years that I attended a convention as a guest rather than a vendor. My daughter Maddy and I had a great time (and spent a lot of money), and I got to meet Marta Kristen and Mark Goddard.

Marta Kristen (Judy Robinson from Lost in Space) was one of the sweetest and nicest people I've ever met. It was such a thrill to meet her.
Marta Kristen, Bill Mumy (Will Robinson), me, Angela Cartwright (Penny Robinson), and Mark Goddard.

Sure, I changed sides. But they have the cooler uniforms.

It scares me how well Maddy fits in. Hail Hydra.

Aye, matey. It's a pirate's life for me.

Maddy is enjoying this way too much.

Monday, October 8, 2018

My Interview With Get Published

Recently I was interviewed by Paul Brodie of the Brodie Consulting Group for his Get Published Podcast about the publishing industry and how I got my start in it. You can listen to the interview here.

Friday, October 5, 2018

I'll Be Taking Over the Reanimated Writers' Group on 6 October

Saturday night, 6 October, from 8 to 10 PM EST, I'll be taking over the Reanimated Writer's Group. We're going to have a fun time. And yes, there will be giveaways of my Kindle books and autographed copies of my Rotter World series. This is an event people are dying to attend. I hope to see you there.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Salem Horror Fest Begins 4 October

For everyone who lives in New England, be sure to visit Salem Horror Fest in Massachusetts from 4 to 14 October. There will be movie showings, special events, and celebrity appearances (you can download the schedule here). You'll have a wicked good time.

Friday, September 21, 2018

I Will Be One of the Hosts of A Very BOOkish Halloween Treat

On Monday, 15 October, from 9AM to 9PM CDT, numerous writers, including myself, will be hosting A Very BOOkish Halloween Treat. There will be readings, opportunities to chat with the writers, a scavenger hunt, and much more. The details are still being finalized, but the event promises to be more fun than Trick or Treating with the Addams Family.

I'll post all the details when they're available. Please plan to attend.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Review of Twilight of the Living Dead

This week I received one of my best reviews every for Twilight of the Living Dead. It was by my friend and colleague James Masters, author of The Book of Mark.

"Peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, ice cream and chocolate syrup. Combinations as classic as those are things of legend. Think of some more, come on, I’ll wait.

"Did you?

"Great, but there’s probably one combination you may have overlooked. Nazis and zombies. Unless you’re a fan of horror and/or zompoc fiction. The Third Reich has been reanimating dead people in film, literature, and even video games. So with all of that out there in the open, how does the story written by Scott M. Baker stack up against the rest of the horde?

"Really well. The story is based around a group of Nazi soldiers and civilians that sought refuge in a tower. It’s set during the final days of World War II. Beset on all sides by enemies (quite literally), the surviving Germans struggle with how to survive and whether or not being captured by the Allies would be better than being ripped apart by the undead.

"In the same fashion as most zompoc, there is a power struggle between the human survivors. Unlike most zompoc literature, however, both sides are Nazis. What Baker does well in his tale is blur the lines of morality when bringing the Nazis to life. The reader will be rooting for the undead to tear the German soldiers apart, but will also feel sorry (slightly) while thinking that.

"Baker also locks in the historical setting with excellent use of detail and dialogue that will make the reader visualize themselves in that tower with the Nazis.

"The pace of the story is well timed as well. At no time does the story feels like it’s dragging. Either there’s vivid description about what is happening or there’s intense action that fuels the story right to the ending. The reader won’t fall asleep while reading Twilight of the Living Dead.

"If I had to offer one criticism about this story, and that’s if my leg is being pulled, it would be about the ending of the story. While I will not spoil it for you, I will say it’s a bit predictable. Having said that I will also say that it in no way deters my feelings about this tale of Nazis and the undead.

"Whether you’re a zompoc fan, an alternative history fan, or just a reader with an appreciation for the horror genre you’ll derive pleasure from reading Twilight of the Living Dead written by Scott M. Baker.

"I won’t guarantee that you’ll get as much pleasure as one of his zombies biting into the flesh of a member of the Luftwaffe. I’ve only read the Twilight of the Living Dead. I’ve never bitten into the flesh of a member of the Luftwaffe so I don’t have an accurate comparison. That doesn’t change the fact that you should definitely go out and find this literature gem and devour it (not literally)."

Pictures Associated With Twilight of the Living Dead Available on Pinterest

As with my most of my earlier novels and novellas, I've created a Pinterest page with photos associated with Twilight of the Living Dead. So, if you loved the novella and want to enhance the reading experience, please click here.