Be Like Sue

This is Sue. Sue loves books.

SUE: Hi!

In fact, Sue just read a book that she really enjoyed.

SUE: SICK HOUSE was swell!

Because Sue read the book through legal means, she knows that she doesn’t owe the author a damn thing.

SUE: My conscience is clear!

Sue doesn’t care about things like “Amazon algorithms,” so she doesn’t know that when she leaves a review she’s doing her part to boost the visibility of this spoooooky novel.

SUE: I am?

It’s true, Sue! Your reviews are a crucial component of the success of a book like SICK HOUSE. One review can’t do it alone, but when lots of people write them, why, the author can focus on writing another entertaining novel without being distracted as much by the looming specter of financial ruin.

SUE: Wow. I didn’t know that I could play such an important role. Should I also write reviews of books I haven’t read?

No, no, no. People can see right through that nonsense. We’re not trying to game the system here.  

BOB: I thought SICK HOUSE was garbage. Should I review it as well?

Burn in hell, Bob.

SUE: Well, I’m on my way to to leave my review right now! And then I’ll review enjoyable books by other authors as well! I never knew it meant so much!

Thanks, Sue!


January 2018 Newsletter

Yesterday I sent out the January issue of my newsletter. It’s got information about Sick House, of course. As always, it includes a brand-new, exclusive short story. This time it’s “A Real Haunting.”

You can read the newsletter online by clicking HERE. If you want the convenience of having it sent to your e-mail, the upper left corner of the online version has a “Subscribe” button.

SICK HOUSE Available Now!

The Kindle edition of my newest (and scariest) novel is now available! Get it right HERE.


It’s a home invasion from beyond the grave in this novel of unrelenting terror from the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of PRESSURE, DWELLER, and WOLF HUNT.

It doesn’t seem like the perfect house, but screw it, it’s good enough to rent for a year. Unfortunately for Boyd, Adeline, and their two young daughters, it’s immediately clear that they chose the wrong place.

The nightmare begins with violent coughs and headaches. Food starts to rot almost as soon as they take it inside. A pet tarantula goes missing. Some family members begin to exhibit creepy behavior.

Then the ghosts arrive, and all Hell breaks loose…

Welcome to Gleefully Macabre!

V2_SickHouseWelcome to my website! Whether you were brought here by interest in my work or a Google search gone terribly wrong, I encourage you to hang around and start clicking away!

My new novel, Sick House, is available now in a Kindle edition.

My new novella, An Apocalypse of Our Own, is also available now in a Kindle edition.

And my new short story collection, Everything Has Teethis now out in, yes, a Kindle edition!


(P.S.: People who leave reviews on Amazon deserve great big hugs!)

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January 16

I’m going to be doing gobs of updates to this site. It’ll look the same, because I don’t have the technical skills to give it a facelift, but over the next few weeks/months/years I’m going to try to get everything as up to date as possible. (Some of the pages are flat-out embarrassing.)

A quick glance at today’s work will show placeholder pages for Sick House and How You Ruined My Life. I did a minor update to my epic bio, and a pretty significant update to the “Short Works” page, which hadn’t reached the “flat-out embarrassing” level yet but was getting close.

The biggest change you’ll see is that I’m replacing the book descriptions (which are just the official descriptions that you’d see on the back cover) with more conversational, behind-the-scenes stuff. That’ll be a very gradual update. You don’t have to keep clicking the individual pages–I’ll post when the changes are made.

Just over 12,000 words into Bring Her Back



All right, here we are two weeks into 2018! I’m told nobody reads blog posts anymore, so I guess I shouldn’t worry about typos or anything like that.

My first novel of the year, Sick House, should be out really, really soon. The digital edition is definitely a January 2018 release, and probably closer to the 15th than the 31st. (But I’m only officially committing to “January 2018.”) Though there’s a strong dose of dark comedy, this is as close as I’ve ever come to writing a pure horror novel.

My young adult novel How You Ruined My Life will be out at the beginning of April. It’s another goofy comedy in the spirit of my other four young adult novels.

I don’t actually know for sure that my novella Cold Dead Hands will be out in 2018, but I think it will.

Right now I’m just under a sixth of the way done with my novel Bring Her BackThis is a dark, intense horror/thriller kind of in the mold of Pressure. Beware…


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