Saturday, December 18, 2010

December 18, 2010

My short story, WWJD?, will appear in the February 2011 issue of Death Head Grin.

My flash story, Something Different, is now out in the 52 Stitches annual anthology.

No new short stories in the works at the moment. I'm still working on my novella, Haters, a horror/sci-fi story of a race war in Flint, Michigan.

Finally heard back from Cutting Block Press about my novella, Snowbirds. It was rejected, mainly for being too long. This is especially hard to swallow considering it was originally half the length, and I expanded it hoping that making it longer would give it a better chance of being published. Ugh.

I'm at a strange point in my career. After writing short stories for 7 years, I'm getting burned out. My ideas are becoming larger in scope, but I'm struggling because I'm not used to writing longer stories. But I'm going to keep plugging away. Maybe eventually I'll write full novels, but for now completing something 30 - 40k in length is challenging enough.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

October 30, 2010

My short story, Mall Walkers, will be appearing in the December issue of The Horror Zine.

My short story, Security, is now up at Blood Moon Rising.

Friday, October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010

My short story, Down the Tubes, will be in the November issue of Death Head Grin.
My short story, Sunday Afternoon at the Detroit Zoo, will be in the December issue of Death Head Grin.

Still waiting to hear back about several short stories and a novella.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 31, 2010

My short story, The Fiend, has been short-listed at Dark Recesses Press.

Still waiting to hear back from Cutting Block Press about my novella, Snowbirds.

Currently mid-way through my new untitled novella about a race war in Flint, MI.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

June 08, 2010

My short story, Sisters, will be appearing in D.O.A., an extreme horror anthology from Blood Bound Books.
My flash story, Teddy, will be appearing on The New Flesh ezine.

My newest chapbook, PAIN FACES, is now available for purchase right here on the Web site.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

May 29, 2010

My short story, The Relic, has been short-listed at Electric Spec.

Also, my newest chapbook, PAIN FACES, will be available for purchase shortly. It collects 5 previously published short stories: Cauliflower, Agents of Karma, Marbles, The Accused, and the title story.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

April 29, 2010

My short story, Cuts, will be appearing in Death Head Grin.

Still waiting to hear back from Weird Tales and Dark Discoveries about my stories The Relic and WWJD?, respectively.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 27, 2010

My short stories Putting Blackie Down and Adventures in Narcolepsy will be appearing in Death Head Grin ezine.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March 20, 2010

The Horror Zine's second anthology now has an official name: TWICE THE TERROR: THE HORROR ZINE. This anthology features numerous up-and-coming authors (myself included), as well as some established pros: Joe R. Lansdale, Bentley Little, Graham Masterton, Deborah LeBlanc, Ed Gorman, and Simon Clark.

I'm also in the initial stages of a collaboration with fellow Michigan authors, Rick McQuiston and Joshua Scribner. It's a collection of our favorite personal (previously published) stories. Working title: MICHIGAN MADMEN.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

March 4, 2010

It's official: I'll soon be sharing a table of contents with Graham Masterton, Joe R. Lansdale, and Bentley Little, among others! (My short story, This Moment Will Haunt You Forever, will be appearing in the as yet untitled Horror Zine anthology Volume 2.) Seeing my name listed with these masters of the craft is a great honor and a huge confidence boost. It's definitley the high point of my career so far.

In other news, my short story, Sisters, has made it onto the short list for the Blood Bound Books extreme horror anthology, DOA.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Sorry for the repetition, but I just want to make sure everyone sees this: This Saturday, February 27, from 11 am until 4 pm, I'll be at Beyond Coffee on S. State Rd., Davison, selling and signing copies of my first short fiction collection, VILE VISIONS. I'll also be doing a live reading at 3pm. For those who are unfamiliar with my work, I write weird fiction, often brutally disgusting and laugh-out-loud funny in the same story. (And yes, venereal warts CAN be funny!) Stop in and warm up with a hot beverage and enjoy some tripped-out stories.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 18, 2010

Party like a Rock Star! will appear in Midnight in Hell ezine.
This Moment will Haunt you Forever will appear in The Horror Zine.

Almost time for the book signing/reading at Beyond Coffee on the 27th. Been too busy to think about it, but starting to get a little antsy now.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010

Patience will appear in The New Flesh ezine.
Agents of Karma will appear in Rotten Leaves #2.
Azz-Izz will appear in Death Head Grin ezine.

Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010

My short story, Pain Faces, will be appearing in the March issue of Death Head Grin ezine. Did NOT expect to find a publisher for this one. It's pretty brutal.

Also, I'll be selling and signing copies of VILE VISIONS, DEATH VIBES, and DANCING WITH THE TERRORISTS at Beyond Coffee 1509 S State Rd. Davison, MI, Saturday February 27, from 11am to 4 pm. Will also be doing an interview with the Davison Index next Monday to drum up some interest in the event.

Despite all the positive things that are happening, I've been experiencing a barrage of rejections lately. It can be disheartening at times, but I just keep telling myself that's what happens when you're so prolific--More stories means more rejections, right? BUT, I have been able to use some of the criticisms that accompany these rejections to fine-tune the stories and make them stronger. So thank you to all the editors who have the courtesy to include a little mention of what worked and what didn't work for them. As the old saying goes, "Writing is rewriting."

Saturday, January 02, 2010

January 2, 2010

My flash story, Something Different, will be appearing in the 2010 edition of 52 Stitches.

Shifting gears once again to focus my creative energy on USED ADDICTIONS. Currently laying down the inks for issue 6. Once this is finished, I'll be working on UA #7, then it will probably be back to fiction.