Category Archives: Ghosts

The Story Behind “The Tool Shed”

Re-blogging today about the inclusion of my short story, “The Tool Shed,” in Jason Henderson’s first anthology titled “Castle of Horror” (released on Amazon July 1st, 2019). I did talk about this more briefly on July 1st, but I thought … Continue reading

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“Slender Man and Ghost Films in General”

I just saw the film “Slender Man,” originally released in 2018, based on the “creepypasta internet meme” created by “Something Awful” forums user Eric Knudsen in 2009. It features a tall, thin, faceless dude who mostly exists in the shadows … Continue reading

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Opinion Day

I find it interesting that sometimes new college students find it difficult to disagree with a source. It seems the social media culture attacks deconstruction, as when one gives a negative opinion about something on Facebook, those who oppose automatically … Continue reading

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Castle of Horror Anthology / July 1st

Jason Henderson, author of Van Helsing, computer games, and several comic book series, is delving into editing and releasing his own anthologies. In a few days on July 1st, his antho titled “Castle of Horror,” named after his podcast, is … Continue reading

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Writing and the Future

I have spoken to many experts in the field of commercial and scholastic writing, and it seems formal composition must change. While there are some armchair philosophers that would claim our society lives in a current blur of ignorance, this … Continue reading

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Nemesis and Other Things

S.T. Joshi put together a new anthology with Hippocampus called Nemesis. I have a story in there, and all of us just sent bios. That means publication is coming soon. Exciting! I am enjoying writing the memoir The Electric 70’s. As I … Continue reading

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Latest News

My first collection titled Seven Deadly Pleasures, Hippocampus Press, will be out of print soon. Copies are still currently available on Amazon or the Hippocampus site. This book contains the story “How Bria Died,” which appeared also in Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best … Continue reading

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Phantom Effect – My 2016 Release

Phantom Effect Serial killer Jonathan Martin Delaware Deseronto is stuck with two flat tires on an abandoned construction site with the body of his latest victim, the lovely co-ed Marissa Madison, in the trunk. What he doesn’t realize is that … Continue reading

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‘Phantom Effect’ is LIVE!

Today is the day before ‘Phantom Effect’ comes out through Night Shade Books. This is my most bold piece, that in effect, took a lifetime to write. This is my biggest stage, as Night Shade/Skyhorse is the most prestigious publisher … Continue reading

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“Quest for Sadness” from ‘Seven Deadly Pleasures.’

The third story in the ‘Seven Deadly Pleasures’ collection is surely the creepiest, titled “Quest for Sadness.’ Though the tale went through multiple drafts, it was pretty much completed after the first run, written over the span of one snow … Continue reading

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