Pinball at the ‘Zoo… 2

WHAT AN AWESOME WEEKEND weekend! Shaun and I drove 3 hours up to Kalamazoo, Michigan on Friday to hang at the Pinball At The ‘Zoo convention. My friend Brad Czernik had talked about the con for years to me, and so Shaun and I went last year for a day… but this year was even better, because Shaun was a little older and we stayed a little longer. We started our time in Kalamazoo Friday…

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Everson’s Watery Eye Spicy Stir Fry!

I HAVE BEEN MAKING stir fry dishes since I was in college. Back then, it was partly for affordability. You could throw together a bunch of cheap ingredients and eat for days. But… if it’s done right, a good spicy stir fry is a fairly healthy flavor explosion. Out of all the things I cook, it’s one of the things I love the most, and honestly, I’ve never had anything like the way I make…

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BACK IN PRINT: NightWhere, Violet Eyes, The Family Tree and Sacrificing Virgins

MY FOUR BOOKS FOR Samhain Publishing — NightWhere, Violet Eyes, The Family Tree and Sacrificing Virgins — are at last, fully back in print — three of them with new cover art!      At the start of January, Samhain, my publisher of the past six years, began to close up shop (they’re now fully out-of-business).  That took my last four releases temporarily out-of-print. I decided to re-issue them on my own imprint, Dark Arts Books,…

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Le Pacte Des Suicides (COVENANT) wins the Masterton Award in France!

YESTERDAY, I WAS SURPRISED (and pleased!) to learn that the translation edition of my first novel, Covenant, won the Masterton Award in France! Translated by Thomas Bauduret and released in France by Riviere Blanche as Le Pacte Des Suicides, the novel was chosen in the Translated Novels category. The Masterton Awards recognize excellence in publications in French “fantastic” literature. Previous winners in the translation category include Joe Hill, China Miéville, Gary Braunbeck, José Carlos Somoza, Isaka Kotaro, Jack Ketchum, Guillermo Del Toro…

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REDEMPTION, at last!

THIS ONE’S BEEN a long time in coming. Ten years, to be exact.  But today, my ninth novel, Redemption, became fully available on Amazon.com (the e-book hit last week, the trade paperback was released today). My second novel, Sacrifice, originally came out in a limited hardcover edition a decade ago, back in 2007… and as soon as that book was released, I wanted to revisit the world of reporter Joe Kieran, Alex, the troubled teen girl who…

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Goodbye 2016… Hello old age?

HERE WE ARE AGAIN. As I begin writing this year’s “summation” blog, there are 15 minutes left in the year. It will be well into the new year by the time I finish. But there’s a Twilight Zone marathon on, so I can go all night. Goodbye 2016! Damn… how did we get here so fast? I’ve seen a lot of posts this week about “good riddance” and “can’t wait til it’s over.” Certainly there was more…

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Kickstart my heart… it’s finally time for some REDEMPTION!

I HAVE BEEN WAITING a really long time to be able to say this: In about six weeks, my new novel, Redemption, will finally be published. And I’m going to be spending the next month getting ready! Last night, I launched a Kickstarter Campaign that will run throughout the month of December to support the launch of Redemption, and, hopefully get signed copies of it into the hands of anyone reading this. Redemption is my 9th novel, and the long-awaited…

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Limited edition of THE FAMILY TREE unveiled!

This week, Sinister Grin Press began taking pre-orders for the limited, signed hardcover edition of my 8th novel, The Family Tree. I’m really excited about this release for a number or reasons, not the least of which being that I love the new cover — which is a great realization of the image idea I’d suggested to the book’s original publisher a couple years ago before the trade paperback edition was released. On Monday, Sinister Grin posted a “making…

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Goodbye Robert Weinberg… will watch for you on Mars.

I WAS WORKING in Los Angeles today when my wife Geri texted me from Chicago to let me know that amazing author, editor and all-round good soul Bob Weinberg had died. It has weighed heavy on my mind these past few hours as I finished my day working here. Bob was one of the first and best writers I met on the “Chicago” scene when I first began publishing my own work in the ’90s. He was…

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Horrorhound 2016 = Meeting Chainsaw, Dave and Lynn Lowry!

I’VE BEEN TO HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis for the past few years as a guest of my publisher Samhain Publishing, signing autographs all weekend at their “author table.” But, this year, since Samhain is closing down their horror line at the end of the year, they didn’t end up sponsoring a table. So, there was not going to be any “author-fest” this time around. Nevertheless, since I’ve enjoyed the convention a lot, despite Samhain’s absence,…

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