I have over 2,050 “friends” on Facebook. Over 500 “followers” on Twitter. And I’m assuming a few who still visit my MySpace page, although I haven’t been active there in well over a year. Several of these fine friends/followers/ (and what I’d like to believe are FANS) have asked me about this blog.
“How come you don’t blog about your writing?” is a popular question I’m asked.
To put it simply, I like to blog about the countless books I read and films I see. I’m not sure how much about my writing I can blog about without losing fans by putting them to sleep. And being I’m not an emotional guy, I don’t offer too many personal rants, nor do I like to get political or religious here, as—being an independent conservative—I just don’t have time to field annoyed emails and comments. (I wrote one heart-felt piece about my late mother a few years ago on my old blog, which seemed to be a favorite. Check it out here: Remembering Bunny )
With that said, I was recently asked to write a guest column about writing for the NEW ENGLAND HORROR WRITERS blog. If you’re interested, you can read it here: How Location Writing Worked for One Author
The NEXT question I’m often asked is when I’m going to have something new out. It’s been over 2 years since my debut novel DON OF THE DEAD was published, and since then I’ve been busy shopping around my second novel, writing a third, and most recently have begun writing a novel in collaboration with author L.L. Soares. (Don’t forget folks: I also run a small press, edit THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW monthly e-zine, work a full time day job, and have a new puppy to deal with on top of my fatherly and husbandly duties!). But enough excuses:
I recently announced that my new novella, THE APOCALYPSE OF PETER, was sold to Damnation Books, so expect to see that around the spring of 2012 in trade paperback as well as eBook form. It’s my bizarro/dark fantasy take on the end times that I’m hoping goes over well with a cross-genre audience. Also, I’m thrilled to be part of the mammoth non-fiction slasher film book, BUTCHER KNIVES & BODY COUNTS, edited by Vince Liguano for Dark Scribe Press. Along with 70+ other contributors, I look at the 1981 film NIGHTMARE, directed by Romano Scavolini, a film I’ve been raving over since seeing it on a double bill with MOTHER’S DAY back in 1982. You can order a copy of this 490-paged doorstop right here: Butcher Knives & Body Counts
The adventurous among you can order the film, NIGHTMARE, just recently released in a proper DVD treatment by the folks at CODEREDDVD right here: NIGHTMARE 30th Anniversary DVD
I’ve also been invited to write for 4 horror anthologies, and I’ll have more news about those as they become available.
So…thanks to my new friends/followers/fans for the questions and interest, and feel free to visit my small press’ page ( NOVELLO PUBLISHERS ) and keep coming back here for more reviews than you can shake a stick at!
And maybe…JUST maybe, I’ll get the itch to deliver a writing blog as the demand grows…