NEEDLES & SINS back in print!

Happy to announce that my 3rd short fiction collection, Needles & Sins, is back in print in ebook and paperback! Originally published by Necro Publications back in 2007, this collection contains “Letting Go,” a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction, as well as five stories that appeared on the Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror anthology series’ Honorable Mention List: “Spirits Having Flown,” “The Beginning Was The End,” “The Strong Will Survive,” “Something…

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Psychedelic Furs: A View 38 Years On, From The Front Row

BACK AROUND 1983, my friend Erica, went away to college at University of Illinois and sent me back some tapes of cool bands she discovered there. One of them was labeled Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk with the flipside being, what I thought for a long time was, US October. I fell in love with The Psychedelic Furs thanks to that tape, and quickly discovered their first self-titled disc and Todd Rundgren-produced personal favorite, Forever…

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Goodbye HAUNTER. Hello HAUNTER 2.0! And a Brewery-Pinball Roadtrip!

ON AUGUST 23, 2021, I traded in my 40th anniversary gray 2004 Mustang Convertible – HAUNTER – for a 2020 55th anniversary black Mustang Convertible. This was a difficult goodbye; the original HAUNTER has been with me 16.5 years — since before my son Shaun was born! Almost 1/3 of my life. I put 215,000 miles on that car and drove it to virtually every author event I’ve ever attended. It’s also in the background…

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Flashback Weekend 2021: The Weekend We Came Home.

IT WAS THE BEST! That’s really true of Flashback Weekend 2021 in so many ways.   It was a whirlwind of a weekend, and hands-down the best horror con I’ve had an author booth at over the past 10 years on multiple levels. After a two-year hiatus thanks to COVID, the fans and the dealers were all incredibly thankful and happy to be back, and that attitude permeated everything about the weekend. This was also the…

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FIVE DEATHS, DARK EROTIC covers revealed… and… how I spent my summer vacation not getting hit by a tornado.

THE BIG NEWS FOR THIS MONTH is that my 13th novel Five Deaths for Seven Songbirds has been put up for pre-sale on Amazon, B&N, Kobo etc. and the cover revealed. Click on the cover image to see a larger version! The release date for the book is the numerically perfect 2-22-22, so it’s still a ways off, but I can’t wait until it is finally available and people can read it. This book is…

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THE DEVIL’S EQUINOX on sale for 99 cents!

MY 11TH NOVEL, the erotic horror tale The Devil’s Equinox, is on sale this week for just 99 cents on all ebook stores! Plus, it will be featured in Bookbub’s horror newsletters in the US, UK, Canada and Australia on May 1st. This is not your “ordinary sexy scary 99 cent sale.” This is the first time since its release in 2019 that Flame Tree Press has put the e-book on sale and normally it lists…

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R.I.P. Dave Barnett. I wish you could Rise Again.

I’M LISTENING NOW TO “Rise Again,” a track from Wumpscut. It opens a mix CD that Dave Barnett gave me a long time ago. Dave introduced me to a lot of cool club music over the years, from Wumpscut to Covenant to Goldfrapp to Assemblage 23. Dave was a well-known figure in horror fiction circles, as the founder and publisher of Necro Books, as well as a great author in his own right. But he…

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Voodoo Heart hits Best Of Lists for 2020

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THE RECEPTION FOR Voodoo Heart since it came out in October 2020 has been gratifying, to say the least! It started with a great review from BookList, published by the American Library Association, and has ended up on several “best of” lists since. It’s gotten some great reviews on GoodReads and maintained a 4.3 Star average on Amazon. And book bloggers have created all sorts of really cool “book porn” images of the novel on…

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Goodbye 2020. No, really… Goodbye. Get lost.

NORMALLY, AT THIS TIME on New Years morning (it’s 1 a.m., an hour after the ball dropped as I start to write this), I pull out my notebook or keyboard and reflect upon the victories of the past year. I relive all of the things that happened that I know helped to shape the me I am today a year later than the last time I did this. Travel to various other cities, vacations, concerts,…

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