Stokers 2009 Redux w/Pix!

I’VE BEEN TO several Bram Stoker Award ceremonies over the years. I remember my first couple, in the early 2000s, felt very formal and a little stuffy (though that might have had more to do with me being a newbie to the field than the events themselves). The last couple I went to were simply nerve-wracking for me, since I was a nominee. This year’s, however, was the best ever, as far as I’m concerned!…

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INFERNALLY signed

IT’s BEEN A MONTH of signing Necro Publications signature sheets for me! A couple weeks ago I signed all the inside pages for the hardcover edition of my novel, The 13th, which Necro will issue next month. And last night I finished signing a stack of 500 signature sheets for the anthology Infernally Yours, which Necro will also be issuing in a month or two. Click on the photo at right to see a larger…

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Signature Sheets – THE 13TH

WELL, I SURVIVED my crazy booksigning roadtrip through Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville over the weekend, and will eventually blog a bit about the adventure. For now, suffice it to say that it was a great trip, and I met lots of horror fans and interesting book readers in general! For everyone anxious to see the upcoming Necro Publications collector’s edition of my new novel The 13th, you’ll be happy to know that today at lunchtime,…

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SACRIFICE Tour, Week One

OVER THE PAST WEEK and a half, I’ve signed copies of Sacrifice at 15 bookstores in San Diego and St. Louis as well as in Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington and Fairview Heights, IL. Talk about covering plenty of ground! LEG ONE – SAN DIEGO: Since I was out in California on day job business, the Sacrifice book tour officially kicked off in San Diego on April 24th, at Mysterious Galaxy Books.   Paul Gifford, who publishes as P.S.…

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SACRIFICE Launch on Friday

TOMORROW NIGHT —  Friday, April 24 — I’ll be doing a booksigning to celebrate the launch my 2nd horror novel Sacrifice at San Diego’s Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore. I’m really looking forward to getting back over to Mysterious Galaxy — it’s a great store, and tomorrow should be a lot of fun. I’m hoping to meet lots of horror fans there, since this is my kickoff event for Sacrifice — and my first booksigning in San Diego. For information on…

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Covers: THE 13TH & OFIARA!

IT’S BEEN A PRETTY good week, all told.  I’ve slowly been recovering from the head and chest cold that totally laid me out last week (I’ve had it more than two weeks now, and amazingly, am still coughing from it!). But more importantly, just a couple weeks before my second novel, Sacrifice, hits the streets, I’ve gotten the cover art for the Leisure paperback edition of The 13th, my third novel (click the thumbnail for…

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SACRIFICE reviewed in Famous Monsters of Filmland

THE FIRST REVIEW of my 2nd novel  Sacrifice went live today at Famous Monsters of Filmland. Here’s an excerpt: The pacing is non-stop, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Just when I thought I’d get a chance to relax Everson kicked it up a notch and threw another atrocity at me…. If you like your horror “razor” sharp, bloody, ominous and dark you will love this book, it is genuinely disturbing. All I can…

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TATTOO – Stoker Nominated!

YESTERDAY, IT WAS ANNOUNCED that the latest title from Dark Arts Books – Like A Chinese Tattoo – was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology. Needless to say, Bill Breedlove and myself – the founders of Dark Arts Books – are more than pleased! The Bram Stoker Awards are awarded every year by the Horror Writers Association for superior achievement in horror.  This year, the Stoker Awards will be handed out during the…

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Birthday, the Horror Way!

YESTERDAY, I TURNED 43. I haven’t cared much about birthday parties for a long time, but yesterday — I think I had one of the best ones of my life! It wasn’t really a “party” per se, but rather a movie night with a couple friends that I went to high school with. We’d actually planned to get together a couple weeks ago to watch horror movies, and winter colds intervened. So instead, Larry and…

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