Friday, September 15, 2017

Cover Reveal: CHASING THE KING IN YELLOW

It's cover reveal day!

I'm super excited to share the cover for my new novella Chasing the King in Yellow with you! The cover was designed by my good friend Jeff Rodgers, who has done all of the covers for my Parted Veil series. Here it is!


Chasing the King in Yellow is in many ways a sequel to the first book in the Parted Veil series, Courting the King in Yellow. After that first book, that story of Frank and Sam continued in the background, as Lovecraft's Curse and Lovecraft's Pupil featured new characters. This book gives readers a window into what's been happening with Frank and Sam, and helps set the stage for the next novel in the Parted Veil series. As far as the cover design, Jeff and I wanted this cover to be distinctive, but clearly evoke the feel of the first cover. I think Jeff nailed it.

Here's the 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.

Chasing the King in Yellow will be released on Friday, October 13th. You'll be able to grab it digitally on both Amazon and Drive Thru Fiction, and print copies will also be available over at Drive Thru.

And speaking of print copies, if you are coming to CT Horror Fest in Danbury tomorrow (9/16), I will have a limited number of print copies of Chasing the King in Yellow available! This is your chance to grab the book almost a month before anyone else can!

Stay tuned for more news as we get closer to the release date!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Read a Free Pizza, Help Those Who Need It


More than one million people were displaced by the destruction Hurricane Harvey caused. It will be quite some time before Texas can recover from the record-setting rainfall, and they will need every bit of help they can get.

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be part of a fantastic anthology project called A Pizza My Heart. Edited by my good friend and writing partner Jolene Haley, the anthology was a collection of stories that crossed all genres, but had one thing in common--pizza. Because pizza is wonderful.

And now, were hoping to use our anthology to inspire people to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. From September 6th through the 8th, A Pizza My Heart will be free on Amazon. Go download it and enjoy it, like a slice of your favorite pizza. All we ask is that you make a donation of any size to a charity benefiting the victims of Hurricane Harvey. It could be the amount of a slice or a party-size pizza--whatever you can afford to give.

You can find more details over at Jolene's website, including a list of charities you could make a donation to. We'll be letting people know about the event on Twitter under the hashtag #PizzaForTexas.

So enjoy the free pizza, and thanks for helping out!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Come See Me at CT Horror Fest on 9/16!!


It's my favorite time of year again!

On Saturday September 16th, I'll be heading down the the Danbury Arena in Connecticut for my favorite horror show of the year, CT Horror Fest! Every year Rob, Christine and the rest of the crew at the Horror News Network put on an amazing show that celebrates horror and the people who create it.

There are two big reasons I'm super excited for this year's show:

 

Adrienne Barbeau has starred in some of my all-time favorite movies--Escape From New York, Creepshow and The Fog. And I am such a huge fan of Tom Atkins (Halloween III, The Fog, Night of the Creeps) that I actually based the character of Ray Atkins in Harrowed on his character of Ray Cameron from Night of the Creeps. I cannot wait to meet these two and tell them how much their work has meant to me.


I will have a table at the show and I'll be selling my Parted Veil books, including a brand new novella that is a sequel to my first book, Courting the King in Yellow (more on that next week). I'll also have copies of my short story collection Intrusive Thoughts as well, so there will be a little something for everyone.


So, if you're in the New England Area and you're a horror fan, you should definitely come down to CT Horror Fest and say hi. We can hang out and talk horror all day. I hope to see you there!