Friday, June 29, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Thank you to Lyle Perez-Tinics and Rainstorm Press for accepting CARBON COPY FOR "31 Nights of Halloween". I just signed the contract and am honored to be part of this anthology. More details to come.
Douglas Lindsay's marvelous satirical novel The End of Days is published. Witty and cutting is this piece involving a failing English Labour Party (like that couldn't happen), serial murders and the invasion of the United States by the mother country. Something for everybody. Check out the review and book.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thank you Scarlett River Press, Jo-Anne Russell and Allen Jacoby as zombie horror satire tale 'Mr. Friedenhandler' makes RIGOR MORTIS: A MORTICIAN'S TALES coming out in the fall. This anthology is a collection of horror stories revolving around morticians. Just signed the contract and will have more details as they come available.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
My book review for the education and fun Hip Pocket Sleaze by John Harrison, as published by WorldHeadPress, 391 pages is out now. Don't worry, when you're done, you won't need a shower; well not unless you get a really good offer.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
So nothing surreal or grotesque will happen until July 1st. For those of you already in contact with me know we were not in issue 2 as we were originally slotted. We have been bumped back to the month of my birth July. Somehow that is more fitting. See you July 1.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Rest In Peace to a true gentleman and true visionary. Ray Bradbury died last night at age 91. For those of you who have not had the pleasure, Ray Bradbury was a true literary giant. In the pile of hacks we are forced to sludge through these days, Ray Bradbury was and will be a giant forever. I had the opportunity to meet him once and I cherish those moments discussing the process of writing. Ray, I will miss you but will always remember and do my very best to follow your advice.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Maybe not. Even if a literary critic agrees I won't believe it anyway. I am happy with our progress but unhappy with those who insist I shouldn't attempt this because of my day job. Recently a sales person told me she pulled up my name online and found my law office website and my writing website. How dare I have a writer's website after all -- "You are an attorney not a writer!" Yeah, great way to make a sale. I realize we live in an era where people find it abhorrent to break form the pack. I realize it is easier to stay in my little box and not dream for more. Hey sheep, don't include me. I can do both. While we are on the subject I am also not happy with those, some of them close to me, who are bothered about this. 'Why would anybody want to do this?' Well that is a pure insult. Look, we have had some success; we are a little ahead of schedule; and we have a long way to go. But I enjoy writing my stories; I enjoy entertaining and scaring people; I enjoy when someone writes or calls or tells me they enjoy my work. This is why we do what we do and if someone has a problem, then get out of my way. Frankly I enjoy writing more than anything else. It is the hardest work I have ever done. It is the most challenging work I have ever done. It is angst driven. It is tiring, physically, psychologicall and emotionally; but I love it. I love being around other writers; I love talking about writing; I love being challenged to write. Again, if you don't or can't understand this, I am sorry, but please get out the way.