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Signed Pressure, Giant Vampires, & Stoker Season

The paperback edition of Pressure hits bookstores on May 26th, but if you want a SIGNED copy and don’t mind waiting a bit longer for me to scrawl my name all over it, you can pre-order a copy from The Horror Mall right now! It’s only $7.99, so you should get at least three or four.

Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror, edited by Ryan C. Thomas, is now available from Permuted Press. In addition to stories by Steve Alten, James A. Moore, Nate Kenyon, Cody Goodfellow, and John Platt, it contains my giant vampire tale “The Big Bite.”

Meanwhile, Gleefully Macabre Tales has made it onto the preliminary Bram Stoker Awards ballot for Best Collection. Stephen King is also on the preliminary ballot with his collection Just After Sunset. Will this be Pressure vs. Lisey’s Story all over again, or will I fail to make the cut for the next round and never speak of it again? I’m going to be emcee of the awards banquet this year, so if Gleefully Macabre Tales is a Stoker finalist, I could LOSE, and then a minute later have to walk up on stage, tears in my eyes, and introduce the next presenter. I think that would build character.

Coming June 2009!


More Dew For You

Thanks to Elizabeth “All Purpose Monkey,” who is a way cooler reader of this blog than Julia Sevin, I have a photograph of the offending Mountain Dew can:

All Dew. All Week.

Because of some snarky comments about my last post, for the next seven days this blog is going to be devoted entirely to discussion of cans that say “Mtn Dew” instead of “Mountain Dew.” And I was going to share the cover for the Leisure edition of PRESSURE, but, no, those commenters who trivialized my soda can concern had to go and ruin things for everybody else.

Although I may have hallucinated it, since I can’t find pictures of the new cans anywhere online…

First Petty Whine of 2009

Bottles of Mountain Dew now say “Mtn Dew.”

I’m not cool with that.

RIP Laptop

To get 2009 off to a merry start, my laptop died. I had a recent backup and didn’t really lose anything but edits on THE SEVERED NOSE, but…grrrrrrrrrrrr…

It occurred to me that I’ve never once upgraded my computer because I =wanted= to upgrade it. Every single upgrade has been an emergency “$&#! My computer died!” replacement.

Therefore, tomorrow I’m bidding the PC world farewell and getting a damn Mac.

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