Monthly Archives: April 2009

Wednesday reminders

You have three days left to grab a copy of Broken Skin. You have two days left to read my short story “Senorita” for free.

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Five days left!

That’s right.  Only five days remain to order a copy of Broken Skin, my first short story collection.  Featuring seven reprints and eight new stories, including the brand new novella Deeper Waters, it’s a helluva book.  The hardcover sports a … Continue reading

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Your open door to the weekend

A strange round of sleep last night.  When I wasn’t dreaming about finding the world’s smallest strip club (ever received a lap dance in a closet?), I dreamed about my girlfriend having sex with Green Day.  Please don’t send me interpretations … Continue reading

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I must be crazy

For at least the last year, Lee Thomas and I have been considering placing a bid to bring the World Horror Convention to Austin.  Some may call the idea dumb.  Some may call it suicidal.  Well, as of this weekend, … Continue reading

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Broken Skin update!

Well folks, we are reaching crunch time… As of today, there are only two weeks left to pre-order my debut collection Broken Skin.  That means there’s only two more chances to win the Personal Injury contest.  I’ve already written four … Continue reading

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The Shirley Jackson Awards

THE SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARDS Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: JoAnn F. Cox Awards Administrator admin@shirleyjacksonawards.org Nominees Announced for The 2008 Shirley Jackson Awards; Ceremony scheduled for July 12 at Readercon (http://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/sja_2008_ballot.php) Boston, MA (April 2009) — In recognition of … Continue reading

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A Pause for the Cause

Met my good friend and much more talented writer Lee Thomas for coffee yesterday.  In between all the snark and coffee imbibing that goes down at our meetings, we got to talking about writing (makes sense, right?).  More specifically, we got … Continue reading

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And… sigh!

So Saturday I finished the latest draft of a new novel.  This was a tough one, which makes for an experience that’s both fun and draining.  It’s now out to a few pre-readers.  Had to go with my regular crew minus … Continue reading

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Personal Injury Contest update

Ron Dickie, the drunk Canadian who looks like a latter day Tim Curry, is Mr. Red.  I plan to have a lot of fun tearing Ron apart with my words.

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Two down, four to go

Jan Darga and Jim McLeod are officially the first two winners of the Personal Injury contest.  They will serve as Mr. Brown and Mr. Gray.  I have one short story done, and the other one will get tackled this weekend. … Continue reading

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