Memory Wipe

Forget I ever said anything about a book called Freezer. I’ve changed the title to Cold Dead Hands.

Freezer Update

So, my novella Freezer has been accepted by the publisher. I’m not sure if this will be a “blab away once the contract is signed” deal or a “this is a deep dark secret until we’re prepared for an official announcement” deal, but you’ll learn the publisher’s evil identity before too long…

Other stuff is going on with Freezer, too. #vaguebook


NOW It’s Done

Okay, my novella Freezer is done! Time to sit back and relax for a few days!

[Reviews “To Do” list.]

Okay, time to get back to work!

Great reviews for The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever came in from School Library Journal (“Fans of comical books rejoice”) and RT Book Reviews (“Will appeal to anyone who needs a laugh”). It’s almost March 1st…

Almost There…Almost There…

My efforts to finish Freezer yesterday were thwarted by the fact that the novella was going to be 20,000 words long, and yet, somehow, impossibly, after I reached my goal for the day and wrote word #20,000, the story wasn’t finished. WTF, book?

I could’ve stayed up and wrote the last few pages, but it was late and I was tired, and I decided that I’d rather write a good ending than a bad one. So it’ll be done today.

Write or Die

I’m reaching the end of my novella Freezer. It should be done tomorrow, barring any emergencies or laziness.

When a book really starts moving, and I know what’s ahead for the next few pages, my favorite writing tool is Write Or Die. It’s a program where you say how many words you want to write, and how quickly you want to write them.

Then you write. If you stop writing for too long, the screen starts to turn a foreboding red. If you continue to be a slacker, annoying music will play, or a scary spider will suddenly pop up to frighten you into being more productive. You can also put it in kamikaze mode where, if you stop writing for too long, it will start deleting what you’ve written…but that’s too wacky for me.

A legitimate part of the writing process is staring at the wall trying to figure out what’s going to happen next. But when I’ve got a pretty good idea of where I’m going, and I want that extra little bit of motivation, this program is a useful, if slightly sadistic, tool.


Werewolves In Your Ears

Wolf Hunt is now available as an audiobook, read by Scott Thomas of AMC Studios!

You can get it from Audible, Amazon, or iTunes. It’s the unabridged version, so you won’t miss a single blood splatter!

Next up is Wolf Hunt 2. If you’ve got any requests (except for Suckers, Draculas, and I Have a Bad Feeling About This, which are already available), post them in the comments section!

Butch n’ Kid

I’m hard at work on my novella Freezer…but not today! Today I’m going to see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a movie that I have somehow, impossibly, never seen, despite the fact that it was written by William “The Princess Bride” Goldman and is generally considered to be one of the most purely entertaining movies ever made.

Also, dinner with friends at a Thai restaurant afterward.

Tomorrow: back to Freezer.


Woo-hoo! My upcoming novel The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever is officially a Spring 2016 Junior Library Guild selection. This greatly increases the chances that my goofy comedy will show up in the library of your local schools. And it’s proven that kids who read stuff like The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever go on to become excellent citizen who make the world a better place, so this is basically win/win for all of us.

The book will be out March 1st.

Greatest Zombie at SIBA


If you subscribe to the Sinister Grin Press newsletter, you may have noticed an announcement of an upcoming book by me called Blister. This is one of my “serious” novels in the Pressure/Dweller vein. Many more details over the next couple of months…

Cheap Parasites

Benjamin’s Parasite is still one of my favorites of my own books. It’s certainly the grossest. If you don’t like disgusting books, I’ve written other novels that are better suited to your elegant tastes, but if you DO…hey, great news, the Kindle edition of Benjamin’s Parasite is on sale for 99 cents this week!

99 cents! If you wanted to acquire your own parasite by eating a taco that had been lying out in the sun all day, you couldn’t do it for 99 cents. What a deal!

Get your copy HERE.

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