Thursday, June 21, 2012

How it all went down.

AKA goofing around on Facebook.

Texas Killing Fields review

Texas Killing Fields [Blu-ray]

I don't review too many movies on here but every once in a while, one comes along that I need to spread the word about. In today's case, it's Texas Killing Fields. The film is inspired by true events and at times has the feel of Town That Dreaded Sundown or Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. The entire cast does a superb job with portraying the gritty and haunting events that unfold. All in all it's a dark, suspenseful film that is worth a view! 

New Free Story and Other News

Hi, guys. Just wanted to let you know that I've worked up a page just for freebies. You'll find "Halloween on the Lowe Road," "Skitter" and a new story called "The Swap." I hope you'll check it out and let me know what you think.

Also let me know if there's any bugs with it.

I've also been working on a nasty little tale for an upcoming anthology from Knightwatch Press called "Pariahs: Harbingers of the Apocalypse." I'm trying some new things with the characters and the setting. This will be my first story with a setting outside of the US.

So far, I'm having a lot of fun with it. I hope it makes the cut. Wish me luck!

In other news, above is the updated cover for "Zombies Gone Wild."

I think it looks pretty cool and can't wait to get my hands on it. The official table of contents hasn't been released just yet but I know there are some great authors in the mix. I've also been told by one of the editors that there will be something very cool added to it. Not sure what it is but I'm excited already.

On that note, I'm ready for some sleep. Happy Summer Solstice, everyone!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

For Laureif

Here's something else that I wanted to toss out there. For a special someone. }:-)~

Whispers flow on the mid-summer wind
Over the hills and around the bend
My words escape to the light of day
The ears they seek, so far away

Echoes travel swift
To deliver this small gift
You mean more than words can say
Thinking of you, forever and a day

Random Insomnia Fueled Rant

Just before the ass crack of dawn, I was sitting in bed watching The Hitcher (the original with Rutger Hauer and C. Thomas Howell - aka the best one) and trying to come up with an idea for an upcoming anthology. Some seemed to show promise while the rest should be swimming with the toilet fish.

A thought popped into my head. It was a question that I've been asked several times and for whatever reason (most likely insomnia/boredom) I decided to answer it here with you fine folks.

How did you get into writing?

Well, the answer is quite simple. It started out as me wanting to write scripts and do indie films. That didn't quite happen (at least not yet). Still, I kept writing and eventually moved away from short scripts and into short stories. I love writing these spooky little tales and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon. But each time I write something, I have that little urge floating among the cobwebs in the back of my brain. "How would this look on camera?"

I've a couple of people tell me that they would like to see some of my stuff adapted. Hell, I would too!

If the right offer should come along, I would seriously consider it and I can honestly say that it wouldn't be a money thing (too much). It would be more of a "crossing a big ticket item off the bucket list before I croak," type thing.

What can I say? Everyone has those dreams that aim high. I've had several. I finally got to reach a couple (and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for that). Who knows? Maybe this one will too. We'll just have to wait and see.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Paperbacks Are Coming (First Images)

I've been talking about paperback editions for a while and now some of them are starting to take shape. Below is the cover for Sticks And Stones: The Complete Series which will contain Just In Sight, Sticks 1, 2 & 3 plus some short stories.

I'm also working with Knightwatch Press to do another collection, plus a few more are on the way.