Archive for June, 2009
Ashes to Ashes will soon be available as a part of Ghostwriter Publications’ Penny Dreadful Collection, hearkening back to a time in England’s past when such tales were sold for little more than a farthing.
Obviously these tales will sell for a bit more than that, ranging from 1.25 p to 1.75 p ( $2.00-$2.80 US), but the spirit is the same.
Visit Ghostwriter Publications’ Penny Dreadful Collection for works by some of the best genre writers today, including Guy N. Smith, William Meikle, David Naill Wilson, Scott Nicholson, and more…
Watch for an official announcement of Ashes to Ashes joining the Penny Dreadful Collection later this weekend.
Four Places You Have Been on a Vacation
Hocking Hills, Ohio
Liver and Onions
Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland
The Frazetta Museum, Pennsylvania
Write a New York Times bestseller
Watch a movie based on one of my stories
Visit Boleskine House
Hold my first grandson
Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Red Nails by Robert E. Howard
Lammas Night by Katherine Kurtz
Masks of the Illuminati by Robert Anton Wilson
A scene from the story I’m currently writing,
with the working title of “The Cabin in the Woods”.
Coming soon from Ghostwriter Publications?
I just completed the cover art for Rich Ristow’s Wood Life, an ambitious poem soon to be published by Snuff Books. Christopher Conlon, author of Midnight on Mourn Street said, “…make no mistake-Ristow is a true poet, and Wood Life is not only frightening, but frighteningly well written, with language and imagery that will haunt you long after you’ve closed the book.” I’m forced to agree. Wood Life will alter your perceptions of what poetry can be. Rich Ristow has raised the bar…
I saw Michael Jackson in concert with his brothers in 1972 when the Jackson 5 played the Indiana State Fair. That Michael was a far cry from the man who passed away today, but the self-proclaimed King of Pop was an indisputable hit machine in his day. The accompanying video was a high mark, in my opinion. Landis and Jackson came together to create a fantastic mini-film that stands the test of time. And having Vincent Price along for the ride doesn’t hurt a thing…
I’m not sure that he’ll be missed, but Michael Jackson will surely not be forgotten. For me, Michael Jackson checked out a long time ago.
Who knows, maybe there will be some peace and redemption for him wherever he’s headed?
Godspeed, Peter Pan… Neverland awaits.
I am thrilled to announce that Descendant, my Dennis Wheatley-esque occult detective novel, has found itself a home.
And what a home it is.
Look for Descendant to be released in the Spring of 2010 by none other than Ghostwriter Publications.
Home to such notable authors as Guy N. Smith and William Meikle, UK publisher Ghostwriter Publications is an up and coming small press with a bold strategy and an already impressive catalog of outstanding genre fiction.
A more official announcement will be forthcoming, but for now, allow me to say that I am thrilled that Descendant will be handled by a publisher that I have grown to have enormous respect for.
Watch this space for more Descendant news in the coming days, as well as the announcement of a sampling of my short stories set to appear in Ghostwriter Publications’ Penny Dreadfuls series.
Writing is magick and the spell’s been cast…
Iconic covergirl Farrah Fawcett lost her battle with cancer at 9:37 this morning at the age of 62.
Best known for the accompanying poster, as well as her turn as Jill Monroe on the 70s mega-hit Charlie’s Angels, Farrah Fawcett was an international sex symbol who always strove to rise above her good looks and be acknowledged as a serious actress.
Multiple Grammy and Emmy nominations seemed to lend credibility to her talents as an artist, even if she never shed her pop culture notoriety.
As every other red-blooded American boy growing up in the 70′s, she adorned my bedroom wall…
Godspeed, Ms. Fawcett. Rest in peace…
… well, no. Not really, but the title fits the image so I’m going to roll with it. Below is the mural that was displayed at the Northern Indiana Paranormal Meet and Greet Expo last month. A sort of “Friends of WPIRG” piece, created as an homage to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, by the immensely talented Bob Kiefaber.
And yes, my ugly mug is in there.
Can you find me?