LAST WEEK to order a Violet Eyes signed hardcover edition from Sinister Grin!

LAST MONTH, Sinister Grin Press began taking pre-orders for the limited, signed and numbered hardcover edition of my 7th novel, the spider-fest, Violet Eyes. This is a special limited collector’s edition of the book, and will only be available on an order basis, so if you want a copy, sign up for it this week — the order period is almost done — Sinister Grin will stop taking orders on January 31st and the book…

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New Year’s Umpteen Bean Soup

ALMOST EVERY YEAR, I cook a ham at some point between Christmas and New Year’s, and then typically use the ham bone for a New Year’s Bean Soup. I fill most of a big soup kettle, and freeze the resulting soup for lunches for the coming cold months. It’s typically a fly-by-night affair on ingredients, but this year I kept track when I made it yesterday, and my son Shaun chose to finish his bean…

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An Asian Expedition Part 2: Tokyo, Japan

This continues the story of my Asia expedition begun in An Asian Expedition Part 1: Seoul, Korea. ONE THING that will forever be memorable about my first trip to Tokyo is that I actually flew there in Business Class from Seoul. A little thing? Sure, but it’s only the 2nd or 3rd time in 30 years of flying that I’ve ever been in one of those cushy cabins! The airline upgraded me (I have no…

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An Asian Expedition Part 1: Seoul, Korea

I TRAVEL A LOT for my dayjob, but typically just to domestic cities. Over the past few months, however, due to a special circumstance, I had the opportunity to go to four international locations, the most recent being a trip to Asia, visiting Seoul, Korea and flying from there to Tokyo, Japan. Due to the logistics, I didn’t get nearly as much time to explore Seoul as Tokyo, but what I did see, definitely left…

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The Goblin King dances no more

Now Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo / Like some cat from Japan / he could lick ’em by smiling / He could leave ’em to hang / Came on so loaded man, well hung and snow white tan. — David Bowie, “Ziggy Stardust” I WAS IN LINE to board my flight home from a week in Seoul, Korea and Tokyo, Japan when I saw the news. David Bowie, dead at 69 from cancer. That…

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Hey, it’s 2015. Nevermind… now it’s gone!

THE TITLE ABOVE kind of says it all for me. Wow… 2015 went fast. On the fiction front, Samhain Publishing released my 4th full-length (and longest) fiction collection late in 2015 — Sacrificing Virgins. I also had new stories appear in Dark Discoveries Magazine and the Eulogies III anthology. Plus, the German translation of The 13th was released in November, and audiobook editions of Failure and my short stories “Fish Bait” and “Eardrum Buzz” appeared.…

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