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I launched this website back in 1996, originally hosted in a folder on AOL(!), and coded by hand using Windows Notepad. The current version, launched on August 15, 2008, expanded from 800 pixel width to 1024. For the web geeks in the audience, it's also completely CSS-driven. The swirl chains in the banner and the ghosted blue-purple swirl behind the middle column provide the continuity "bridge" from the last iteration. Thanks to Travis Anthony Soumis for letting me adapt his dark angel from my Needles & Sins collection as the banner.
very year I post a little Christmas cheer on this site - visit my Christmas page for some holiday wallpaper, a special book deal and to hear a holiday song I wrote and recorded with a band several years ago. You can also listen to a demo song that inspired one of the short stories in the holiday fantasy mini-collection Christmas Tales. To read that story and a couple of my other Christmas fantasy stories, please click the links above to download the e-book from your preferred store (Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com). You can also now get copies at the Apple iBookstore or the Kobo Store.
iolet Eyes, my seventh novel, is now available - just in time for Halloween - in both e-book and trade paperback from all the usual places:
This is my big “spider” book, and I’m really excited about the release – it’s been a long time coming. I first outlined the novel five years ago! Here’s the back cover description:
Their bites are more than deadly…
The small town near the Everglades was supposed to offer Rachel and her son a fresh start. Instead it offered the start of a nightmare, when an unknown breed of flies migrated through the area, leaving painful bites in their wake. The media warned people to stay inside until the swarm passed. But the flies didn’t leave. And then the radios and TVs went silent.
That’s when the spiders came. Spiders that could spin a deadly web large enough to engulf an entire house overnight. Spiders that left stripped bones behind as they multiplied. Spiders that, like the flies, sought hungrily for tender flesh…through Violet Eyes.
Violet Eyes originally appeared in Creeptych, and much of it does appear in Violet Eyes — but I thought some people would still want to read Violet Lagoon, the original, uncut novelette, the way it originally was published.
So read Violet Lagoon, the story that spawned Violet Eyes here:
Hoping everyone enjoys the creepy crawlies of Violet Lagoon and Violet Eyes!
Beware the Bite!