In “The Compound” With Robert Ford

From the publisher: Tartarus Federal Penitentiary is home to the worst violent criminals society has cultivated. It’s also a revolutionary modern-day fortress, powered by solar panels and built to be a self-sustaining environment, complete with dairy barns and green houses. It’s the perfect place to be when an experimental virus hits the American public, making …

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Behind the “Blind Shadows” of James A. Moore and Charles R. Rutledge

In the past few years, I've been catching up on the horror authors who I missed.  Among them is James A. Moore.  His partner in crime for this tome is Charles R. Rutledge.  While I have read Moore and enjoy his work, I'm unfamiliar with Rutledge.  After reading their new collaboration Blind Shadows from Arcane …

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The 2012 That Was and My 10 Favorite Books of the Year!

2012 kicked ass.  Simple and awesome, it was one of the best years a person could ask for.  The writing really started to get somewhere this year and there were some great things going on along with it.  Over the course of the year, I had stories come out in six anthologies as well as …

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Halloween is Near, So Let Us Coffin Hop!

Here we are again kiddies, the baddest of bad, the scariest of scary, the Coffin Hop 2012.  Last year I wrote several posts about authors I dig that you should be digging too.  In my "10 Questions" feature I have from time to time, John Everson , Nate Southard, and Jeff Strand entered the arena …

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On “Lights Out” and Interview with Nate Southard!

Nate Southard is brutal.  His writing is tight and visceral.  In the short time I've been exposed to his work, I've devoured almost everything he's published.  He's brought us the cruelty of Just Like Hell, a view from the end of the world in This Little Light of Mine, and the will to survive the …

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Is Writing a Job?

I already have a full-time (plus some) job.  I put in a ton of hours and sometimes when I get home, the muse is toast and it takes a great deal of rum to awaken it again.  Every so often, by the time that happens, I'm asleep and my dreams freak me out.  The muse …

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The Journey: Novella Thoughts Pt.2

I sit here working on some short stuff and preparing to take the next step into a larger world.  Soon, I will begin the editing process and rewrites on In Memoriam, my first novella and really a labor of love.  Part 1 set the stage with the current stage the novella is in, but tonight …

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The Year So Far…(and a pretty good one to boot!)

I started out the year with some modest goals while I tried to build on the beginning success of last year.  2011 was my first full year of writing and I finished the year with 10 stories in 8 anthologies.  My goal was 5, so I thought I did ok.  Raising the bar higher for …

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Special Guest Blogger…Armand Rosamilia!

Today it is my great pleasure to hand the wheel over to author, editor, and all around kick ass guy Armand Rosamilia.  He is the editor at Rymfire Books and is one hell of an author.  His newest novella, Dying Days 2 is now out and I found it a really fun read.  So my …

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My Review of Rainstorm Press’s “Mutation Nation”

When I first opened the package containing the book, I was greeted by this really great cover hiding all sorts of wicked mutation fun inside.  Rainstorm Press put together a really good-looking book, but I was curious as to if the tales would stand up to the theme.  Almost all of the tales fit really nicely, …

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