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Publications and Such

Why do you write horror? Why do you like metal? Why do you drive a Mustang? Why do you wear your heart on your sleeve? Because I see the cloud differently. Because I’ll never give up my love for a … Continue reading

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Horror as Misrepresented Literary Fiction

There is an ongoing discussion concerning the relative position of “horror” fiction as compared to other types of storytelling, and the more popular pre-conceived notions are rather distasteful. The horror genre is known as a gratuitous one, filled with feeble … Continue reading

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Review of Jordan Peele’s “Us.”

There is much to like about Jordan Peele’s 2018 horror film, “Us,” that which he directed and wrote. First off, many of the shots are meticulously filmed and delightfully choreographed. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (and beach) work quite well … Continue reading

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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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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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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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“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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“The Clever Mask” from Seven Deadly Pleasures”

The story that appears in the two-hole in my first collection is titled “The Clever Mask.” This was the first horror story to get accepted anywhere long before I put Seven Deadly together, and it has a nifty little story … Continue reading

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