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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The Horror Before Christmas 99 Cent eBook Sale!

THIS WEEK, TWO OF my horror novels — and my special Christmas book — are all on sale on Amazon for just 99 cents. Plus… my special Christmas page offers music and Christmas computer wallpaper / Zoom background! The Family Tree: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4MCONU NightWhere : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NARGS4E/ Christmas Tales is also on sale this week for just 99 cents! This one is not horror – just three “ghosts of Christmas” kinds of stories to warm the heart:…

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Voodoo Heart Blog Tour

Voodoo Heart Blog Tour

MY PUBLISHER, FLAME TREE PRESS, has staged a Blog Tour to support the release of Voodoo Heart this week, and the first few entries have been awesome. Many of these reviews have also turned up on Amazon and Goodreads. Readers seem to really be enjoying the novel’s mix of mystery and voodoo and horror! I’ll post excerpts and links here as the tour continues: DAY 1: Oct. 19 The Book Lover’s Boudoir called the book…

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It’s V-Day: Voodoo Heart is now available from bookstores everywhere!

Today is the official Release Day of my 12th novel of horror and the macabre! TODAY IS THE RELEASE DAY for my new Flame Tree Press novel, Voodoo Heart. I’m anxious to hear what you think of it! This New Orleans detective / voodoo curse novel has been a long time in coming — I wrote “Vigilantes of Love,” the short story that inspired the novel, 17 years ago! So far, the reviews have been…

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A Summer To Get Bond-ed

THIS WAS THE SUMMER OF BOND. I think my son Shaun and I will always think of it that way somehow. But last weekend, the Summer of Bond came to an end — kind of fittingly really, since it was the weekend after Labor Day, a holiday which always kind of signals the end of summer. On Saturday night, Shaun and I watched Spectre, the 24th “official” James Bond film, ending a summer-long 007 marathon.…

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Six Months in Isolation… a Pinball Heaven

THIS WEEK I RECEIVED the Advance Reading Copy of my 12th novel, Voodoo Heart, my next book from Flame Tree Press (it will be released on October 20). I also set a new personal high score on Mata Hari, a pinball machine that I’ve played since I was 17 years old. And I was a guest on Glenn Rolfe’s Horror Shop YouTube show. So… it’s been a great week! I was thinking that it’s been…

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The Joy of Isolation

LAST NIGHT, I POSTED this video on my Instagram story – because it was really a perfect Friday night at home! I played a little music on the keyboard & guitar and then spent a couple hours on my pinball machines. Had Material Issue’s best CD Destination Universe on the stereo, a Revolution Anti-Hero IPA in my pinball machine cup holder, and ultimately set my 2nd best high score on the Sorcerer machine (#3 on…

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Warming the Winter with a trip to CAPRICON 40! (UPDATED with pix)

It’s CAPRICON 40 Weekend! This year, the venerable SF/F convention returns to the Wheeling, IL Westin with a “Tropics of Capricon” theme. Consequently, the first panel I’ll be on will be about IPAs – Beers From the Tropics (well, the IPA was really a beer brewed to GO to the tropics!). You know a con that STARTS with a panel on beer is gonna be good! I’ll be around with books in tow all weekend,…

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