Friday, December 23, 2011

How awesome is this cover?

This pic shows the newly revealed cover art for Thirsty Are The Damned: A True Vampire Anthology, the third anthology publication I've gotten in the month of December.

If you like reading about vampires who glitter, brood, or become embroiled in extended bouts of teenage melodrama, this is not a book for you.  Each short story in this book puts a unique take on popular vampire myths--depicting creatures of the night that are cursed, deprived, and downright blood obsessed.

This collection is now available on  Click HERE to check it out!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

On a roll--another anthology publication!!

Everybody harbors dark secrets...and when the truth is revealed, it often has dangerous consequences!

That's the theme behind the horror anthology, Dark Secrets, published by Static Movement.

This collection features my short story, "Home to Meet Mother" -- coincidentally, this was the first short story I ever wrote [back in December of '09], so it is personally exciting [and gratifying] to see it in print.

Dark Secrets can be ordered via as well as through the Pill Hell Press bookstore.

Three anthology publications this month...I'm on a ROLL!   

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Daily Frights 2012 flash fiction anthology available for purchase

Pill Hill Press's Daily Frights 2012 flash fiction anthology is now available...just in time for the holidays!

This book contains 366 pieces of flash fiction--one for each day of the [leap] year.  My flash fiction piece, "Descent," is the entry for September 23rd.

Daily Frights 2012 is available at both the Pill Hill website and on

I had a chance to review a pre-print version of this book, and the stories it contains are exceptional.  ENJOY!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another anthology publication!


I've just been informed that my short story, "Descent," has been selected for inclusion in the upcoming anthology: Daily Frights 2012: 366 Days of Frightening Flash Fiction [Leap Year Edition]!  This clever collection will be published by Pill Hill Press, and should be commercially available by Christmas time.

I'll pass along more details closer to publication...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My flash fiction short story "Irreconcilable Differences" has been published... Flashes In The Dark, a website that features a new horror-themed flash fiction story every day.

Flash fiction differs from more traditional short stories in that flash pieces have strict word count limitations [usually 1,000 words or less, but sometimes as small as 500 or fewer words] specified by the publication venue.

As coincidence would have it, "Irreconcilable Differences" is exactly 666 words long.

Click HERE to access the short story on the Flashes In The Dark website!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Looking for a superb scary movie to see in the theater?

As a horror aficionado, I don't frighten easily when it comes to horror films, but Paranormal Activity 3 exceeded my expectations and delivered some major league scares.

This installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise  depicts Katie and Kristie [the two adult sisters from the first two films] as children at the time when the haunting first begins to manifest.

Great suspense throughout, and the film uses some innovative filming tricks / devices to help build tension.


Monday, October 31, 2011

Top 10 Scariest Movies of All Time

Happy Halloween!    

Today is one of my favorite days of the year, and in honor of Halloween, I present my personal list of the top 10 scariest movies of all time, published on the Dark Moon Digest blog [click here].

As an added bonus [and also in the spirit of Halloween], I include 13 more horror films that narrowly missed the cut.

Check it out...I welcome feedback on the list I've compiled!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Short story accepted for new vampire anthology from Rainstorm Press!

I'm pleased to announce that my short story, Meat, has been accepted for inclusion in the anthology, Thirsty Are The Damned: A True Vampire Anthology, published by Rainstorm Press

Meat offers a ghoulish, startling deviation from popular vampire themes in contemporary movies and literature.

This anthology should hit the presses fairly soon, so stay tuned for more details...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Season 2 premiere of "The Walking Dead" debuts tonight on AMC

Monday, October 10, 2011

1,000 Page Views!!!

I'm pleased to announce that over the weekend, this website eclipsed 1,000 page views!

Not bad for the initial three months of the website!

Although this is a fairly "small" initial milestone, it's a meaningful one to me, since I use this website to highlight my platform of work.  My thanks go out to everyone who's visited and continues to visit this site, helping to keep it vibrant and alive.

I encourage new readers to respond to the blog updates I make--I love hearing feedback!

I've got a lot of great stories in the pipeline, so stay tuned for new updates about upcoming publications!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Static Movement offers eclectic array of anthology themes for authors

So, you've just put the finishing touches on your story.  You've worked hard to commit the right words to paper, toiled through the laborious editorial process, and incorporated feedback / improvement suggestions from readers you trust -- all in the interests of making your story publication worthy.  Now comes the hard part: finding the right market to match your work.

Enter: Static Movement.  Spearheaded by founder and lead editor Chris Batholomew, Static Movement offers both a monthly eZine as well as an unbelievably diverse array of open print anthology projects.

Whether your preferred genre is horror, sci fi, fantasy, steampunk, or anything in between--Static Movement has dozens of anthologies that are open for submissions and might be a good fit for your story.

Check out they're open projects here for more information!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

If you enjoy spooky winter tales...

...then you might enjoy my most recent short story, entitled "The Wind" -- about a group of jewelry store thieves who get stranded in the remote woods during winter while hiding from the law, and struggle to survive amidst freezing temperatures, starvation...and an encounter with a ravenous wendigo!

Good stuff--look for it in print soon!  Stay tuned for updates...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Nice review!

Stumbled across a flattering review for the book, Chivalry Is Dead [my short story, "Last Supper," appears in this anthology], on the website.

 I love reader feedback!  Click HERE to read the review.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Just put the finishing touches on my latest story...

...entitled, "Affairs in Order" -- a character driven tale that puts a new spin on the cause of the zombie apocalypse.

Very pleased with how this story turned out--I'm going to set it aside for a few days before putting it through the editorial process.  Then, I'll need to decide between a couple of promising ideas I have for which short story to begin working on next!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Movie recommendation: "Insidious"

For all of you horror fans out there, I watched the movie, "Insidious" last night.  Very, very creepy.

Think: "Orphan" meets "Case 39" meets "Paranormal Activity" meets "Drag Me To Hell."

I watch a lot of horror movies, and sadly I'm perpetually disappointed by predictable tropes and an over-reliance on blood-and-guts and quick scares to make up for lack of plot.  When I come across something that is a fresh idea or puts a new spin on classic horror, it makes me pay attention.

I won't pass along any spoilers, but I will say that "Insidious" scared me--and that doesn't happen very often.  I'd characterize it is a good not great horror flick--but one that is well worth watching!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Just finished my latest short story...

...tentatively entitled, "Food For Worms."  And no--this is not a zombie story!

I'm going to let it sit for a day or two before I begin editing--then it'll be time to get to work on my next story, for which the working title is currently, "Affairs in Order."  And yes--this will be a zombie story, but with a unique spin on the cause for the zombie apocalypse.

Stay tuned--more to come on both stories...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Chivalry is Dead now available at the kindle store!

May December Publication's Chivalry is Dead is now available at's kindle store [click here].  This zombie themed anthology features 13 short stories, including my contribution, "Last Supper."  Nice to see my name listed as one of the contributing authors at the top of the masthead!

This book will be available in print version soon--stay tuned for more updates...

Chivalry is Dead

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dark Moon Books / Dark Moon Digest

I've recently been extended an offer to join Dark Moon Books / Dark Moon Digest as an editor!

I'm very excited about this opportunity--in addition to getting access to LOTS of new short horror fiction from the next generation of aspiring horror genre writers, I look forward to the opportunity to sharpen my editing skills and provide feedback to help these author's take their stories to the next level.

Click here to check out Dark Moon Books / Dark Moon Digest.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Welcome to my website!  I plan to utilize this site to outline my platform of work, and to connect with any fans that might be lurking out there.  

Visit this blog often, as I'll be providing news and updates about ongoing projects and coming attractions.

Guests are encouraged to provide feedback on his stories [accessible via the publication history section of the website] and contribute to blog discussions.