New Release, New Deal: Aliens and Things We Fear– It’s a 99 cent summer!

I have two sweet deals for you!

I grew up loving alien movies. Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Flight of the Navigator, the TV series, V. These started my love affair. Then I found Alien, The Thing, Fire in the Sky, and The Watch. There’s a billion others, but those are some of my favorites.

After years of listening to Art Bell and George Noory on Coast to Coast AM, I finally scribbled my first alien-themed tale, my novella, BOOM TOWN.  It just wasn’t enough.

Today, I present to you three more tales of extra-terrestrial horror….OUT of RANGE.

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Edited by Erin Sweet-Al Mehairi (Hook of Book Media), with a fantastic cover from Jason Lynch (Jlynchgraphics.com), and an alien-tastic foreword by the great Hunter Shea (author of The Dover Demon and The Jersey Devil), this trio of alien/horror stories is coming at you for the nice price of 99 cents!

Featuring my stories: “Not of This World”, “The Astronauts”, and “Out of Range”

Grab you copy:   AMAZON US   AMAZON UK 

Also, my last novella, the thriller,  THINGS WE FEAR, is on sale until the end of August for 99 cents, too.

 

Summer has just begun, and fear is in season.

School’s out, and the faculty at Fairington Elementary School are free for the summer. Emily Young can’t deny her attraction to Aaron Jackson, the Ed Tech from her classroom, but she’s afraid of being hurt again. Meanwhile, Aaron is determined not to let his phobia of drowning prevent him from enjoying the sun and the sand of Maine’s best beach town.

But they’re about to learn real fear. Fairington is home to a monster. Phys Ed teacher Matt Holmes has more to offer the ladies than a perfect smile. He’s a killer and he’s got his sights set on Emily. Who at Fairington will conquer their fears? And who will fall to a psychopath’s hellbent rage?

  • Things We Fear is a compulsively readable tale of obsession and dark suspense, with one of the creepiest villains I’ve encountered in recent years.” — Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and The Last Mile
  • “Whoa! Glenn Rolfe is on a roll! Following the success of his last book, Blood and Rain, he has another gripping story to tell, Things We Fear. This story has all the makings of a good horror flick. We have a plot within a plot that intersects at just the right moment. The chills are there, the characters are identifiable and the intensity of their actions all make for an entertaining time. All in all, well worth the price of admission!” – Horror Novel Reviews
  • “There is a definite old school feel about this novella. It isn’t an over the top gore-fest. Instead, what we have is a tense, psychological thriller that builds steadily towards a fitting climax.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror
  • “In this frighteningly real look at true horror, Rolfe manages to up the ante of tension while balancing genuinely heartbreaking moments, while showcasing his talent for creating unforgettable characters placed in equally unforgettable moments… a testament to Rolfe’s growing ability to spin a story that sets him apart from his peers and displays the talent of a horror author that wants to do far more than scare you – he also wants you to think.” – Beneath the Underground
  • “Glenn Rolfe’s new thriller (Things We Fear) is addictive. A quick, compelling read.” – Duncan Ralston,author of SALVAGE
  • Things We Fear is a taught,character-driven tale of terror that delves way too close to reality and makes you wonder who may be watching you.” – David Bernstein, author of A Mixed Bag of Blood and Relic of Death

Grab a copy :   AMAZON   BARNES AND NOBLE

Some sweet summer deals!

Stay tuned for the release of my next horrorific novella, CHASING GHOSTS (Sinister Grin Press, Aug. 1st) and the re-release of my novel, THE HAUNTED HALLS (Matt Shaw Publications, Sept 3rd).

Also, I’ll be attending Scares That Care in Williamsburg, Virginia this coming weekend. Stop by the vendors room and find Matt Manochio and myself signing books and wearing masks–yeah, just look for Krampus and the Wolf Man!

 

Stay Frosty, people!

 

 

(INTERVIEW) SISTERS OF SLAUGHTER TALK MAYAN BLUE

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At some point in mid-2015, I started hearing about these two sisters that wrote horror together. After the release of my novel, Blood and Rain, I was welcomed into the Facebook Wolf Pack. Among those first to welcome me was Michelle Garza (half of the Sisters of Slaughter- the Sisters of Slaughter moniker refers to Michelle and her twin sister, Melissa Lason). Michelle and I started up a pretty cool friendship and I’m grateful for it.

Fast forward just a bit and Michelle tells me that the Sisters of Slaughter will be putting out their first novel, MAYAN BLUE, with Sinister Grin Press. I got an early glimpse of the amazing cover and was totally on board.

The book came out a little earlier this summer. I started seeing lots of super positive reviews and my already high expectations grew. This could have been bad….it is so easy to get disappointed when your expectations are up in the clouds. I’m happy to confess MAYAN BLUE lived up to the hype. (You can peep my review HERE)

I was happy to get the opportunity to interview these awesome ladies. So, without further adu…..I give you, the Sisters of Slaughter (Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason)

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Glenn Rolfe: Thanks for taking the time to talk with me! And thanks for writing such a great horror story. Let’s start with that novel (Mayan Blue from Sinister Grin Press).

I’ve read that you guys did a lot of research for it. I find the Mayan culture and people extremely fascinating which is a huge lure to a story like this. Of all the information you guys uncovered, what are a few of the things that really blew you away? And did they make it into the book?

Michelle Garza & Melissa Lason– There were definitely a few things that either didn’t make it in there or we changed a bit, like a few of the trials people are put through in Xibalba. For instance, the ball court where human heads were used as balls for the games and even a few of the underworld deities we weren’t able to add though they were really intriguing.

GR: I mentioned to you two the other day about an episode I saw of Expedition Unknown (Travel Channel) that I caught right as I was finishing up Mayan Blue. They focused on a pre-Aztec community built around the city of Teotihuacan. They found some cool tunnels and chambers beneath a pyramid and found that they had a huge mine of green obsidian.

Your Mayans do a lot of damage in this story with obsidian. Was it fun getting to dig into all this history and getting the opportunity to use some old weapons and legends that maybe we don’t see a lot of in horror? I mean, these guys seemed perfect for a story of this nature. How did it open up your creative freedom compared to a more traditional horror world like werewolves or serial killers?

M&M– We’ve always been fascinated with ancient civilizations, how they lived, who they prayed to and how they killed, so getting to use the obsidian daggers for removing organs was right up our alley. We really love mythology and often turn to it for inspiration so this book became a mixture of things we really dig. We also decided early on that our first novel had to be about something kinda unique so it would stand out and get people into reading our stuff, plus some guy wrote a book called “Blood and Rain” and we knew we couldn’t top it with any werewolf book we could possibly write.😉

GR: I mentioned in my review that you guys got to utilize some great imagery in this piece. I really like the owl headed creatures and the inclusion of owls in general. Such cool and mysterious animals. Also, the simian army had a slight Wizard of Oz feel which of course scared the bejesus outta me as a kid. Which of these freaks and creeps was your favorite to create and why?

M&M– Definitely the Wayobs, the owlmen, It was our chance to throw a shapeshifter in the story. They could be either Owl or Men or somewhere freakishly in between, absolutely remorseless in their killing and liked to taunt their victims a bit.

GR: Obviously, being the Sisters of Slaughter, you managed to make this one mean and nasty piece of work. I caught glimpses of early Brian Keene in here. Was Brian a big influence? And who else really gets your horror juices flowing past and present.

M&M– We Dig Brian Keene and have always looked up to him as a writer, he’s read Mayan Blue and gave it his stamp of approval which is like some crazy dream come true. We also enjoy Jonathan Janz, James Newman, Ronald Kelly, Shane McKenzie, Adam Cesare. Just to name a few.

GR: I find it amazing that you two collaborate on these stories. You couldn’t tell. It was freaking seamless. How does it come off so natural? Have you ever butted heads on a part, and if so, how does that compromise come down?

M&M– We think it is because we’ve written together since we were eight years old, it’s just how we’ve always done it. We also have creepy twin powers and it feels like we are sharing the same brain. It’s like our wonder twin powers activate into the form of a horror writer and we kinda meld together until the story is complete. We’ve never had major issues when working on a story, if we come to a part that we both don’t agree on then it gets changed or tossed.

GR: Michelle, what do admire most about Melissa’s writing?

Michelle– She comes up with some really good twists that really helps take a story to the next level.

GR: And Melissa, what do you admire most about Michelle’s?

Melissa– I like the way she can figure out how to end stories, she helps make those links in my brain to get to that final scene and make it really good.

GR: Lastly, what can we expect in the next year or so from you two, oh, and any chances of you guys doing solo work (just asking, not looking to start a split)?

M&M– We are writing a horror novel and a sci-fi novel at the moment. We will also be in a couple short story anthologies. In 2017 we’ve already agreed to write a horror novel and a dark fantasy novel as well. J

GR: Thanks, ladies, for taking time out for me. Rock on!

M&M– Many thanks, Wolfbrother!!! You rule so hard for taking the time to read Mayan Blue and setting up this interview. We really appreciate your support and friendship. J

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Mayan Blue, Synopsis

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  • Publication Date: May 25, 2016

 

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Xibalba, home of torture and sacrifice, is the kingdom of the lord of death. He stalked the night in the guise of a putrefied corpse, with the head of an owl and adorned with a necklace of disembodied eyes that hung from nerve cords. He commanded legions of shapeshifting creatures, spectral shamans, and corpses hungry for the flesh of the living. The Mayans feared him and his realm of horror. He sat atop his pyramid temple surrounded by his demon kings and demanded sacrifices of blood and beating hearts as tribute to him and his ghostly world.

These legends, along with those that lived in fear of them, have been dead and gone for centuries. Yet now, a doorway has been opened in Georgia. A group of college students seek their missing professor, a man who has secretly uncovered the answer to one of history’s greatest mysteries. However, what they find is more than the evidence of a hidden civilization. It’s also a gateway to a world of living nightmares.

Biography

Melissa Lason and Michelle Garza have been writing together since they were little girls. Dubbed The Sisters of Slaughter by the editors of Fireside Press. They are constantly working together on new stories in the horror and dark fantasy genres. Their work has been included in FRESH MEAT published by Sinister Grin Press, WISHFUL THINKING by Fireside Press, WIDOWMAKERS a benefit anthology of dark fiction.

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Praise for Mayan Blue

From the outset, Garza and Lason let the blood spill, plunging their small cast of characters into the depths of Mayan hell. There’s plenty of action to go around as the group is confronted with a number of horrors, from the labyrinthine and booby-trapped maze of the newly discovered Mayan temple to the angry gods and their owl-headed, sharp-clawed servants.” –Michael Hicks, Author of Convergence

“Their short works are wonderful to read. However this book proves that they can tackle longer works without missing a beat.” –Tom, GoodReads

“These two show no quarter dragging the characters–and by extension, the reader–into the depths of the Mayan version of Hell. There’s vividness to the scenes they craft that made me want to make sure I was reading in full daylight, or at least with most of the lights on.” –John Quick, Author of Consequences

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COVER REVEAL: My Next Piece,CHASING GHOSTS

Cover Reveal for Chasing Ghosts by Glenn Rolfe

We are excited to announce the cover for Glenn Rolfe’s Chasing Ghosts, created by graphic artist Scott Carpenter, from Sinister Grin Press! Get your next Rolfe novel fix in August! Pre-order available now!

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Chasing Ghosts, Synopsis

The Cobbs were ignorant woods-people that died off and left nothing to fear. Locals in Naples, Maine think they know the story. But are they wrong?

Luke Howard and his mom move to Naples and Luke’s eager to make new friends. When Jason and Davey invite him out to the abandoned Cobb place for a game they call “chasing ghosts,” he’s ready and willing. However, the boys will come to discover that some vacant houses are better left to die alone.

Meanwhile, a punk band set to play in a rented cabin out of town feel eyes upon them. Somebody’s watching, but not their usual audience. When their lead singer strays too far from the group and disappears, his band mates set out in the darkness to find him.

Police Chief Walt Henderson is about to discover that there’s more going on out in the woods of his town than he ever imagined.

Chasing ghosts is more than just some children’s game.

Pre-order now in E-book! Paperback and e-book to release later this month.

Kindle US

https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Ghosts-Glenn-Rolfe-ebook/dp/B01HYKVYRQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1467684693&sr=1-2&keywords=sinister+Grin+Press#navbar

Universal Amazon

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Glenn Rolfe Biography

Glenn Rolfe is an author, singer, songwriter and all around fun loving guy from the haunted woods of New England. He has studied Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University and continues his education in the world of horror by devouring the novels of Stephen King and Richard Laymon.

He and his wife, Meghan, have three children, Ruby, Ramona, and Axl. He is grateful to be loved despite his weirdness.

He is the author the novellas, Abram’s Bridge, Boom Town, and his latest, Things We Fear (March, 2016), the short fiction collection, Slush, and the novels The Haunted Halls and Blood and Rain (October 2015). His first novella collection, Where Nightmares Begin, was also released in March 2016. His next book is Chasing Ghosts (August 2016) from Sinister Grin Press.

He is hard at work on many more. Stay tuned!

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Find more information on Sinister Grin Press at www.sinistergrinpress.com. We have “horror that’ll carve a smile on your face.”

(REVIEW) Sleep Paralysis by Patrick Lacey is a collection you need. Seriosuly.

 

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I don’t usually make it through short story collections very fast. I tend to get tired of the stories or want to read something bigger. I’ve read two wonderful collections this year. The first being David Bernstein’s A Mixed Bag of Blood, the other—Sleep Paralysis by Patrick Lacey.

I was introduced to Patrick Lacey via the story, “Pen Pals” (which is in this collection). I instantly loved his style. Throughout this collection of 18 tales, Lacey’s natural gift of storytelling is on full display. I don’t usually make it through short story collections very fast. I tend to get tired of the stories or want to read something bigger. I’ve read two wonderful collections this year. The first being David Bernstein’s A Mixed Bag of Blood, the other—SLEEP PARALYSIS by Patrick Lacey. 


Like Bernstein, Lacey is able to suck you right into each story and each character within the first page. More than half of these stories are good to great, even the lesser ones are still worthy of a read. I’ll focus on my ten favorites.

My 4-star stories:


“Drowning in Filth” is a great take on hoarders.
“Operation Parasite” and “Worm Garden” are a great one-two punch.
“Full Disclosure” is a cool ghost story that wasn’t quite like any other I’d read before.

My 5-star wonders!

“Pen Pals” was great the first time I read it in Pavor Nocturnus: A Dark Fiction Anthology Vol. 2 (an anthology I appeared in with Lacey) and it was stellar the second time around, too.
“The Lynwood Vampires” A fantastic culty, ‘Salem’s Lotty, type story that was freaking awesome.
“Lost and Found” I really loved this one, too. A kid witnesses a murder and finds the dead girl’s body…love where Lacey takes this.

My very, very favorites

“Last Words” This one really hit me. Not so much where Lacey decides to take it, but the set up itself. My father died from complications following a stroke, so does the main character’s dad. My wife’s name is Meghan (MC’s wife is Megan), and my mom’s name is Sheila (MC’s sister’s name). Top that off with my walking into the hospital room to find my sister balling after my dad passed and how I put my hurt aside to make sure she was okay… well, I was able to step right into this one.
Lacey saves a little secret that brings in the creepy factor, but for me, it’s the writing here that brings this one up above the others. I could swear Lacey walked in my shoes. Very cool and impressive.

”Send Your End” This one was my second favorite. A fantastically, creepy website where people film their own suicides and have them uploaded to this sick website.
This one was definitely dark, but well-written and completely captivating.

“First Bell” My favorite of the bunch.

“Eddie opens his eyes. The sun is far in the distance, making things seem pink and dreamlike. Part of him wants the world to be like this all the time. He wishes he could live the rest of his life in this pre-dawn twilight.”

Eddie is up early every day getting to school before the first bell rings. It’s here Eddie gets to see the girl he loves.
This one is very special and I’d rather not give anything away. I just thought it was brilliant from start to finish.

Overall, I give SLEEP PARALYSIS 4 stars! Can’t wait to see what Lacey gives us next. He is a supreme talent and the dude has a very bright future.

Grab the Kindle Edition of SLEEP PARALYSIS HERE

 

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For a limited time, you can grab his Samhain Publishing novella, A DEBT TO BE PAID, for just 99 cents! Check out my review HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

61fSSc-mPwL__UX250_Patrick Lacey was born and raised in a haunted house. He currently spends his nights and weekends writing about things that make the general public uncomfortable. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, his pomeranian, his cat, and his muse, who is likely trying to kill him.

Twitter: @patlacey
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Blogspot: http://patrickclacey.wordpress.com/

Top Reads of 2016 (So far).

Wow, how is it July 1st already?

I’ve read some really awesome books in the first half of 2016, and I thought I’d share them with you. Now. there are plenty of books I expect to make this list at  year’s end (Tremblay, Malfi, Shea, and plenty of others have some great works out there or coming soon that I need to read), but these are the best of what I’ve read to date.

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9. THE MONSTER UNDERNEATH– Matthew Franks

This debut from Samhain Publishing author, Matthew Franks, is an interesting psychological mash up of Criminal Minds, The Following, Silence of the Lambs, and something with a mind reader/dream invader. If you want to make a splash out the gate, I guess creating your own concoction that nobody has seen before is a good way to achieve that.    *THIS ONE IS ON SALE for 99 CENTS!

8. THE COMPLEX by Brian Keene

A lot of reviewers (myself included) mentioned how great is to see Keene return to form with this vicious, yet thoughtful horror ride. A gang of possessed people descend upon an apartment complex full of interesting characters. It pays to be on speaking terms with your neighbors! One of Keene’s short story character’s plays a major role in here, an added bonus for BK fans. I’m not sure THE COMPLEX will make my end of the year list, but I’m happy to see him back in any of my top lists.

7. CHILDREN OF THE DARK by Jonathan Janz

Janz delivers another strong effort. This one has him reaching into the coming-of-age bag, pulls out of big, bloody ball,  and bats a solid hit. I’ve seen a lot of praise out there from the Janz-ites, and if you’re a big JJ fan, you will no doubt have this one on your 2016 list. COTD serves as a prequel to Janz’s SAVAGE SPECIES novel and I’m thinking we’re in for more from this universe. Stay tuned!

6. MAYAN BLUE by Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason

Remember what I said about creating your own concoction to make that initial impact? Well, the “Sisters of Slaughter” have done just that. MAYAN BLUE has a very original story (Mayan ruins/artifacts in Georgia?) and showcases their unabashed taste in writing some pretty vicious scenes. I mentioned in my review how their style had me thinking back to Brian Keene’s original Leisure Books run. I stand by that statement.

5. THEY RISE by Hunter Shea

Hunter writes like he’s making these crazy horror/action movies. It’s perfect for that hungry horror bookworm who wants something good that reads like a match set to gasoline. This one has a lot of JAWS-like sensibilities which, I’m sure, suits Mr. Shea just fine. A great monster fish long thought extinct resurfaces and in numbers that would scare the bejesus out of any seaman…

4. PRINCE OF NIGHTMARES by John McNee

This is a haunted hotel story that reads like something hidden in Clive Barkers steamer trunk. The writing is smooth and exciting, and the story  is just about perfect. The evil creations McNee uses and the horrifying sights they show the guests in this ghost attraction hotel are top notch and scary. I really loved this book.

3. NORTHWOODS by Bill Schweigart

This book is a sequel to a novel I have never read (Beast of Baycroft). That being said, I had no trouble following along with the characters or their situations. A great sequel stands alone. Schweigart nails that model here in spades. I had a lot of fun reading this one and will go back and find the first book before Christmas.  If you like shapeshifters, cryptozoology, and action, you will love this! (Writing-wise, he could be Hunter Shea’s twin brother!)    *AND this one is on sale for 99 cents !

2. DESOLATION by Kristopher Rufty

Definitely a contender for my Top 5 at the end of the year, Rufty’s DESOLATION really hit me in the guts. With the most heart-wrenching opening I’ve read in years, this novel dares to go straight for your soft spot. There’s revenge, there’s right and wrong, there’s a family trying to keep itself together while trying to avoid being chopped to bits…it’s pretty freaking great.  I loved this one. You should make time for it, too   And, if you act now, you can get the paperback version from Amazon for just $7.23!

1. MONGRELS by Stephen Graham Jones

I LOVED this book!  Sounds like I’ve had a pretty good 2016 in the reading world, right? Yes, I have, and MONGRELS tops the list. SGJ writes this book like he has some sort of inside information on werewolves that the rest of us don’t. It’s not a fast and furious werewolf blood bath like Janz’s WOLF LAND (or that book that I wrote), but what it is is SOOO MUCH better. Not to kick any of the werewolf novels that came before it in the nuts, but I truly believe Mr. Jones is in or knows a real wolf pack. This is just a wonderful piece of literature wearing a horror jacket and being really fucking cool. The story of a werewolf family and the challenges they face trying to stay under the radar in the world around them, and a boy waiting to see if he’s ever going to change. A really wonderful book and one that should make everyone’s Top 10 of 2016.

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I’ll drop a few novellas and a collection that I really enjoyed here. Check out:

WOMAN IN WHITE by Kristin Dearborn

VICKI BEAUTIFUL by Somer Canon

THE WINTER BOX by Tim Waggoner

and FLESH AND FIRE by Lucas Mangum

(Mangum’s is part of Journal Stone’s double down collection, and is paired with a new Jonathan Maberry piece-BONUS!)

And don’t miss A MIXED BAG OF BLOOD by David Bernstein, a fantastic and imaginative collection of perfect horror.

 

To see all the books I’ve read so far this year, go check out GLENN’s GOOD READS CHALLENGE  (I will add this link later-my computer is acting fruity)

 

CHEERS!

-GR

 

 

Summer Kickoff! Hard at Work, No Whining, Samhain, and Guns N’ Roses

Summer is here! I won’t lie, even though all of us horror writers enjoy Halloween and fall, I still think this is my favorite time of year. Living in Maine, our summer lasts from June through maybe the middle of September. We’re lucky if we get a full two months of hot weather (usually July and August it finds its way to the upper 80’s/low-90’s) . So, when we actually get the hot sun, it is totally time to bask in the warmth and jump in the lake or ocean (which is still freezing). I will make my way to Old Orchard Beach  as much as the wife allows. She prefers the state parks, I like the crazy collection of tourists and beach people by the pier.

Tonight, the wife and I are heading up to Bangor to catch Def Leppard. No, for you younger folks, that is not a disease. They’re a mega-selling rock band from the ’80’s who still make great new music and continue to tour around the world.

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I’ve been putting in a lot of writing work behind the scenes, as well. I’m very excited about my three upcoming releases. First up will be a triple shot of short alien-themed stories titled,  NOT OF THIS WORLD. It will be an eBook/Kindle exclusive and launch at a 99 cent special sometime before the end of June. We should have a cover reveal very soon featuring the artwork of my good friend, Jason Lynch.

In August, my next novella, CHASING GHOSTS, will be released. It will be my first work with Sinister Grin Press. We should have a cover reveal for this one soon, too.

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September 3rd will see the release of the new Matt Shaw presented version of my novel, THE HAUNTED HALLS. This will be an exclusive eBook deal with Mr. Shaw in command. Anyone who is interested in receiving review copies will have to talk to him. I am very pleased to be part of the Shaw Family and I’m grateful that he’s seen it fit to release one of my works. Pre-Order your copy today: THE HAUNTED HALLS

I’m currently doing final revisions on my novel, WINDOW, and will be submitting it very soon.

As for another novel I’ve finished….BECOMING has become…a headache! As a songwriter, you write like ten songs to get one good one. I think the same idea might apply to writing. Not as bad, but to some extent. Sometimes as songwriters, we work and work on a tune that we believe has something, but for whatever reason, it never turns out right. I feel I’ve reached that point with this novel. After like three re-writes, I don’t feel it is up to the standard I’ve set for my own work. Quality control should start with the author. I think the final work is okay, but I want to release work that is better than okay. So, it is going back in the trunk. I’m sure I’ll take another crack at it, but for now, I have plenty of other stories to finish.

CRY, CRY, CRY

I want to thank everyone who read, shared, and commented on my last post, Why You Gotta Be So Mean….Again.  I’m happy to see I wasn’t alone in thinking that some writers are worse cry babies than the bad reviewers. I’ve still seen it on social media in the few days since my post, so I guess I’m just going to have to learn to use that “unfollow” option on my Facebook feed. Some of the whiners are friends of mine. I like them and their work too much to unfriend them, but I can definitely stop getting their sloppy tears on my computer screen and their over the top bashing of “bad” reviewers. I think its pathetic and childish. And with that, I hope to put the whole conversation to bed. I don’t like letting their negativity induce my own. Let’s move forward and keep it on the pos!

 

SAMHAIN PUBLISHING

I also want to touch on the latest news from the Samhain Publishing camp. After all the cuts and streamlining of the company, Samhain has decided that they can in fact carry on. I’m pleased with this decision and hope they will make better decisions moving forward. I’d love to see them rise up and become favorite destination for horror. That said, I got my rights back for the one book I had lined up with them and have no plans currently to send them any future works. I’m not ruling it out, I’m just busy in other places right now.

And lastly, GUNS N’ FUCKIN’ ROSES

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Guns N’ Roses kicked of the Not in this Lifetime Tour last night in Detroit. Axl is back on his feet after breaking his foot at the surprise gig in April, and the reviews have been great.I cannot wait to see them in July. This has been my favorite band since I was 11 years old. They were my first concert back in 1993, and I’ve been dreaming of the day that Axl and Slash would patch things up and get back in the ring together. I’m psyched to see them play personal favorites such as “Estranged” and “Coma”, but also, I’m really hoping they add “Madagascar” to the set. That was my favorite song off Chinese Democracy and I’d love to see them play it with Slash and Duff. July 19th can’t come soon enough!

 

 

Okay, I’m done. carry on.