People often ask when novellas like An Apocalypse of Our Own, Stalking You Now, Kutter and others will appear in paperback. I’ve never really wanted to publish them as individual books (they’re kinda thin) but there’s a huge difference between something like Faint of Heart and Facial, and it seemed like a collection of several of my novellas would be a very odd package.

Recently, I said, “Screw it. Let it be an odd package.”

I needed a cover, so I went to my wife and cover artist Lynne Hansen of Lynne Hansen Art. 

ME: Where’s the link to the pre-designed book covers on your site?

LYNNE: I took it down. I don’t sell them anymore. Why?

ME: I’m putting together a collection of five of my novellas.

LYNNE: No, no, no, I’ll do a new cover for that. What’s the collection called?

ME: Five Novellas.

LYNNE: You can’t call it Five Novellas!

ME: [Repeats explanation for the title, which appears in the introduction to the collection, and which is part of the free Kindle sample.]

[Time passes.]

LYNNE: Here you go.


ME: Sweet!

LYNNE [formatting the paperback edition]: Do you want the cover to each novella to appear before it?

ME: No. I never re-published Facial and we don’t have a cover.

LYNNE: You need a cover for Facial.

[Time passes.]

LYNNE: Here you go.


ME: Sweet.

LYNNE: Also I’ve been wanting to redo the cover to Faint of Heart.

ME: The scope of this project seems to be expanding an an alarming rate.

[Time passes.]

LYNNE: Here you go.


ME: Sweet.

So Five Novellas ended with three new covers, not counting the back cover design on the paperback. (TRIVIA: The back cover of Ferocious has the vicious zombie squirrel!)

That’s why Facial is available again (HERE) but you shouldn’t buy it unless Facial is the only one of the five books you’re interested in.

Instead, Stalking You Now, An Apocalypse of Our Own, Faint of Heart, Kutter, and Facial are now available in the ingeniously titled Five Novellas! 125,000 words for $2.99!

Kindle edition available HERE.

Paperback edition available next week.

If you want Lynne Hansen to go above and beyond for YOUR cover needs, check out her services at




Chomp, Chomp!

I’m an Associate Producer on the short film “Chomp.” This important-sounding credit (unless you’re actually in the film biz) covered such prestigious tasks as:

  • Doing the clapboard
  • Keeping track of the sound takes (mostly accurately)
  • Making delicious cookies for the cast and crew when they came over to do some makeup tests, although they were just those Tollhouse pre-made blocks of dough that you put into the oven
  • Carrying lots and lots of boxes and other assorted items from one place to another, and then back
  • Driving downtown to pick up one of the actors and drive him to the set
  • Buying stuff for the craft services table, and making even more delicious cookies
  • Contributing to the joint bank account that funded “Chomp”
  • Wiping up fake blood from the garage floor so that nobody would slip on it and generate real blood
  • Set design, in the form of writing funny/insane stuff on the maps that lined the walls
  • And the font used in the credits and on the promotional material comes from my handwriting

“Chomp” will have its world premiere on Sunday, October 19th, at the Halloween Horror Picture Show. Leading up to that, writer/producer/director Lynne Hansen is posting interviews with all of the cast and crew members.

Read my interview RIGHT HERE.

Read  my

Zombie Goodness This Sunday!



Admission is $8.00. Check out the Facebook event page at

Buffalo Dreams Film Festival

If you’re going to be in Buffalo this weekend…hey, so am I! Maybe I’ll see you there.

I’ll be attending the Buffalo Dreams Film Festival in the prestigious role of the Spouse Of A Screenwriter Who Wrote One Of The Short Films That Will Be Playing. That film is “He’s Not Looking So Great,” written by Lynne Hansen and directed by Gregory Kurczynski. It’s playing at 9:20 PM on Saturday, November 9th, right before Return to Nuke ‘Em High. That’s right–Return to Nuke ‘Em High! Holy cow!

They’re playing movies galore and you should totally be there. Check out the full schedule and get all the information you need at the official Buffalo Dreams website.

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts

I’ve already posted that I’ll be at the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts on Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th, but if you wanted more details…

On Saturday, I’ll be doing a signing at Barnes & Noble from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. After that, I’ll be rushing over to the NW Regional Library for my 4:00 PM talk on “Stick With It! Sustaining Your Writing Passion in a Brutal Business!”

On Sunday from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, also at the library, I’ll be joining authors Lynne Hansen, James A. Moore, Christopher Golden, John McIlveen, Laurianne MacDonald, Jamie Morris, and Mike Mayo for a Q&A. They’re all doing individual presentations, too, so check out for the schedule!

It’s all free, so attendance is mandatory.

The Mayhem Quartet!

Returning November 2011…











Coming December 2011…











Covers by Lynne Hansen. Keep watching this website for details. Don’t turn away for a moment. Buy a separate computer if you need to do other stuff.

Prepare to Itch!

Here’s the cover to the new e-book edition of Mandibles, which, like the e-book editions of The Sinister Mr. Corpse and Wolf Hunt, will cost you a mere $2.99 in United States of America currency.

Cover by Lynne Hansen, who will happily design one for you as well. Visit her website for more information.

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