Merry Christmas, Everyone

IN CHICAGOLAND, the ground is covered by snow… and my house is festooned (how often do you get to use that word?) with lights…It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Good thing too, since today is Christmas Eve. It’s hard to believe it’s the end of 2009 already. Since last December, both Sacrifice and The 13th have been released and I’ve written and turned in a fourth novel, Siren. I’ve done book signings all…

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Horror New Year!

2008 IS GONE.  I’ll miss it. But 2009 is shaping up to be a great year too. Leisure Books will be releasing my second novel Sacrifice at the end of April, while my third novel, The 13th, will be issued in a limited hardcover edition from Necro Publications this spring as well as in a paperback edition from Leisure at the end of the year. Meanwhile in Poland, Replika Books will be issuing Polish translations…

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Happy New Year… but Goodbye to a Great Year!

IT’S ACTUALLY  New Year’s Eve as I  write this on my laptop on the couch,  watching the “return of Dick Clark” New Year’s Eve countdown show (there’s a zombie movie inherent in Clark’s return, isn’t there?) As I watched all the “top moments of the past year and the past decade” shows tonight, I had to reflect back on my own experiences over the past 12 months. And 2005 was a year of amazing personal…

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New Novel, New Stories… soon to be New Year!

I CAN’T BELIEVE the end of the year has rolled around so fast! But here it is…less than two weeks from 2005. I hope you all have a great Christmas, and look forward to hearing from you in the New Year! It’s been an incredible year for me; my first horror novel, Covenant, came out last month from Delirium Books, and in October, Twilight Tales published an anthology I co-edited and designed with Tina L.…

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2003 took me from the North Woods to San Diego brush fires

AS USUAL, I’VE LET nearly half a year slip by without writing here. Not that a lot hasn’t gone on. I recently had the (?) pleasure (?) of spending eight days in San Diego on business, and arrived just about a day before the worst brush fires in San Diego history broke out. One night I went to bed and everything was summery and fine, and the next morning when I left my hotel, the…

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