Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Get COURTING THE KING IN YELLOW for 70% Off in Drive Thru's Halloween Bundle!

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Drive Thru Fiction is having some amazing sales to celebrate Halloween, and I'm a part of one. My first book Courting the King in Yellow is part of the Cthulhu Tales bundle, were you can get almost $30 of books for $7.95. That means you're getting Courting the King in Yellow for a measly thirty-five cents!

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Not only that, but you also get some great anthology series as well, featuring stories inspired by H.P. Lovecraft.

Now is the perfect time to grab Courting the King in Yellow, as its sequel was just released last week! So when you go to grab the bundle, you can pick up Chasing the King in Yellow at Drive Thru as well, and you'll still have spent under $10! So go grab some Halloween reads and celebrate October with some spooky stories.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

CHASING THE KING IN YELLOW Is Now Available!

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Happy Friday the 13th!! It's an especially happy day for me, because Chasing the King in Yellow is now available on Amazon and Drive Thru Fiction! You can grab the kindle version on Amazon, and over at Drive Thru, you can get the book in Epub, PDf and print versions as well.

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Back cover blurb:

Evil Doesn’t Die—It Adapts

Three years ago, Samantha Cane and Frank Carter’s lives were destroyed as their city became the staging ground for a cult dedicated to the King in Yellow. When the cult enacted a plan to throw the city into chaos, Frank and Sam stopped them with the help of a group called the Parted Veil. But the victory came at a high cost, and it was short-lived. The followers of the King in Yellow are persistent, and their operation in Springfield was just one of many.

Now members of the Parted Veil themselves, Sam and Frank continue to follow the cult's activities and thwart them whenever they can. A rash of disappearances has led them to a small town in Tennessee, where an old mining operation may be the cult’s latest workshop of horrors.

Each step they take toward discovering the scope of the cult’s plan costs them another piece of themselves. And some questions are better left unanswered.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bustle Recommends IT Fans Take a Trip to the DARK CARNIVAL

In just under four weeks, the newest film adaptation of Stephen King's IT has made over $293 million at the U.S. box office alone. As you might imagine, a lot of people who are encountering the property for the first time have gone and picked up the original book as well, as the 1986 book was recently back to appearing on bestselling lists. And like any great read, finishing IT leaves people wanting another scary story to jump into.

Charlotte Ahlin over at Bustle recently put together a list of books she recommends for anyone who enjoyed IT and was looking for more clown and carnival-related horror. And it just so happens that one of the books she recommended has a story of mine in it.

Dark Carnival is an anthology that started as a writer and illustrator showcase over the Pen and Muse website, which was run by my writing partner Jolene Haley and Kristen Jett.


If you want to dip your toe in before investing that dollar, you can read my entry from Dark Carnival ("Exposure") for free.


There are so many talented people who have entries in that anthology that there's definitely something for all horror fans. Jolene, Kristen and Jessi Shakarian did an amazing job of pulling that collection together and I'm so glad to see people still enjoying it and recommending it. Thanks again to Charlotte for showing our book some love!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Say Goodbye to Summer and Welcome the Fall with Two Free Horror Stories!

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, especially as a New Englander. The crispness of the air, the changing of the colors--I love it. And let's not forget the greatest holiday of the year is coming up--Halloween.

But I know some of you are summer people--you miss the eighty-degree weather, trips to the beach and backyard barbecues.

Or maybe you're a fan of both season, and you're feeling little torn right now on this first day of fall.

Well it just so happens I have a horror story for every season, and today I thought I'd share two of them with you. They are both free, and you can read them right now!



"The Boathouse" is a summer camp-themed nightmare about what lurks in the waters of a campside lake. I wrote it as part of the Summer of Screams showcase my writing partner Jolene Haley put together last month.



For you fans of fall, I present "Harvest Moon," a pumpkin-spiced tale of terror I brewed up for another of Jolene's showcases (Night Harvest) a couple of years ago. This tale very loosely ties into my Parted Veil series, so if you dig it, you might want to check out that series, starting with Courting the King in Yellow.

So, enjoy these seasonal frights and let's start the countdown to Halloween!

Dreams Really Do Come True at CT HorrorFest

Remember a couple weeks ago, when I said how excited I was about CT HorrorFest this year because two of my all-time favorite actors--Adrienne Barbeau and Tom Atkins--were going to be there?

Do you also remember when I told you that the character of Ray Atkins in the Woodsview Murders series was inspired by Tom Atkins' character from Night of the Creeps?

Do you?!!

You guys.

Look:

 

I don't think you understand how much meeting these two meant to me.

I adore Adrienne Barbeau, as she was in two of my favorite movies of all time, The Fog and Escape From New York, as well as Creepshow, Swamp Thing and the awesome TV show Maude. My favorite role of hers was Stevie Wayne, the local radio DJ in The Fog, though I’ve loved her in everything she’s been in.

Tom Atkins is a horror legend to me. He’s a Carpenter veteran, having done Escape From New York, The Fog and Halloween III for my favorite director/writer/producer. He was also in Creepshow, Maniac Cop, Two Evil Eyes, My Bloody Valentine 3D, and the amazing Night of the Creeps. Our Detective Ray Atkins is a love letter to Tom’s character Ray Cameron.

And Saturday I got to tell him that.

My morning began with meeting Tom and giving him my print proof of Harrowed after explaining how he inspired one of the main characters. He was amazingly gracious and said he couldn’t wait to read it, even asking me when we were going to make a movie out of it. I was so happy I almost cried.

But it gets better.

I went back later in the day and bought a Night of the Creeps poster from Tom, which he signed to Jolene and I. And then he took a picture with me as he held our book (which you can see above).

I don’t even have words for how happy this made me. When I stumbled away in a daze, he called me back to his table to make sure he had my email address so he could tell me what he thought of the book. And he also asked me to say hi to Jolene for him. I was almost in tears. In my wildest dreams, I couldn’t have imagined any of that. He was amazing and I am an even bigger fan of his than I was before. What an awesome guy.

I then has the good fortune to meet Adrienne Barbeau and get a picture with her as well. Just being able to tell her how much I’ve loved her work and how I’ve grown up with her was so great. And she was absolutely lovely. 

I...don't even know what to say. It's been a week and I am still walking around in a fog (get it, because they were both in--never mind).

I have said this many times before, but I will keep saying it--CT HorrorFest is my favorite show of the year. Rob and Christine Caprilozzi are two amazing human beings, and their love of horror is so evident when you come to this show. Go support their Horror News Network site because they deserve it and it's awesome.

Saturday was a day I will remember for the rest of my life. Not only did I get to meet two legends, but I got to give one of my stories to a guy who has entertained me with his stories for over thirty years.