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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Reflecting on 2014

Accomplishments are fine. It's been a good writing year. It could have been spectacular but publishers go under, so it's a good year considering I only do this very part time and have only been doing this just less than four years.

But here is what sits in my craw about this past year.

What stands out to me about 2014 is the lack of civility in society. People are way too angry. People are way too self-important hence easily swayed in to believing they have been insulted. Etc. Etc. Etc Can we just get back to being supportive, to having a sense of humor and drop the narcissism? Can we please listen and stop being reactionary. Every phone call in my real business is a fight. Every letter is a battle. The same is happening with writing and even going to the supermarket. Yeah, it's nice to toot one's horn but it's not nice to rip people behind their backs. It's not cool to look for an angle to rip someone off. Deceit is not smarts. Its deceit. We all have a voice. We all have something important to contribute. Can we please be instructive and constructive? I know I have to do that more too. Believe me I am the most imperfect among you but we need to dial it down in 2015 and use our intellect rather than emotion. 2014 was exhausting, this culture is exhausting. My soap box is closed. Happy New Year one and all. I for one am going to try to get it more correct in 2015.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Darkness Radio: A Thank You

I want to thank Dave and all the fans of DARKNESS RADIO for their kind words and posts following the lurid-lit review. Twitter was ablaze this morning and I was happy to draw attention to such a marvelous broadcast. Please check out DARKNESS RADIO five nights a week.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

DARKNESS RADIO is reviewed on LURID-LIT right now!!!!

The highly entertaining and informative paranormal radio show is the subject on www.Lurid-lit.com right now. Give a listen and a read.

HOWIE CARR'S PLUG UGLIES reviewed on LURID-LIT NOW!!!!

Just tell Vinnie, on his way over bringing the bat, to stop by the book store and pick this up.

LURID-LIT is back

Like an STD in a Bangcock brothel I am back with three crime ridden reviews...

Between now and the end of 2014 tune in, turn on and for God's sake READ.......

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Rod Serling

Would have been 90 today. Happy Birthday to the man who opened a world of imagination to me. To my first hero in this world I owe you a lot. You showed me that what I am doing as an artist has meaning; for showing me the way in how to tell a story; for instilling in me a fearless conviction that what I dream and what I write is true.

Thank you Rod Serling.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

It goes without saying. Live and love. Enjoy your family and try to remember that this season is not about gifts it is about  the blessings that have bestowed upon you and the blessings you can bestow on others. Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2014

SCREAMING, MASTICATION AND DEATH to be published

My short story SCREAMING, MASTICATION AND DEATH has been accepted by Horrified Press' anthlogy ARACHNOPHOBIA. Thank you Dorothy Davies.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Amazon Author's Page Back Up

All is straightened out with Amazon and the page is back up. Amazon still has to add a few more titles though.

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0094KM06O

Monday, December 15, 2014

THE CONTRACT to be published

by FULL MOON BOOKS an imprint of HORRIFIED PRESS in their anthology SUPERNATURAL due out in 2015. Details to follow.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

RIDE to be published

RIDE will join MASTER OF TIME in HORRIFIED PRESS' Anthology CROSSING OVER. Contract has just been signed. Details to follow.

THE BRAKEMAN to be published...

in Horrified Press' KILLER TRACKS Anthology. I just signed the contract. Details will follow.

THE BLACK HAND SUPREMACY is near

Horrified Press, the publisher states that press is at hand. I have two stories in this anthology: PSYCHOMANTEUM and THE DRAW, details to follow.

Fingers Are Crossed

We decided to get brave again and send out a number of stories. My plan by the end of February 2015 is to have every partial project completed and out for consideration. I love how we are ending 2014 and want 2015 to be the year.

Keep those fingers crossed.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

MASTER OF TIME to be published

In HORRIFIED PRESS' Anthology CROSSING OVER. This is a very personal story about my grandfather and I. This, as the anthology guidelines state deals with that moment of transition from this world to the next. I am extremely happy this tale will be memorialized in print.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Malaise or just Malware?

Unless you live in a cave or under the thickest rock on the planet you can't help but notice the disarray this country has been falling into. Everything has sucked for quite a while. Money is scant. Most people are not working only collecting. Stocks are only helping the rich. People are getting angrier. I haven't seen anything like this in a long time.

My suggestion is to disengage. Turn off the radio and television. Focus on your family and loved ones. Sure the culture is in free fall and the quicker it crashes, the quicker it will recover.

You will never be able to change the mind of the passionate uninformed.

Why get a stroke.

Monday, December 1, 2014

SUSPENDED IN DUSK is reviewed on LURID-LIT right now!!!!

SUSPENDED IN DUSK is reviewed on  right now. Edited by Simon Dewar from BOOKS OF THE DEAD PRESS.