Category Archives: Rants

Where Ideas Collide

“Where do you get your ideas?” First off, ugh.  Second…no one’s ever asked me that.  Seriously.  It’s such a stereotypical, annoying question, and no one has ever even hinted like they were going to ask me.  Maybe that has to … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part

Sometimes, I wonder what the hardest part of writing might be.  I’m not sure why I do this.  Maybe I just like torturing myself.  There’s certainly evidence to support that theory.  Then again, writing is a huge part of my … Continue reading

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Suicide by Metaphor

(Author’s Note: what follows is a long, honest blog entry about a dark time I’ve been going through and how a friend of mine helped me turn the corner and climb out of it. It is in no way meant … Continue reading

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Humanity In Horror

I recently wrote a guest blog for next month’s Mo*Con.  It went live this morning.  Go check out my thoughts on humanity and the role it plays in my horror fiction. [ cialis online without prescription | viagra prescription for … Continue reading

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Let It All Come Down

The last few years have been tough ones.  When I look back and think about everything that’s happened, I find myself amazed I can still stand up.  I’ve lost both parents to cancer, a brother to the long-lasting effects of … Continue reading

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What’s happened, what will happen soon…

Hi, everybody.  Sorry for the lack of updates.  To say the summer has been busy and rough is a pretty big understatement.  In truth, this summer has been awful.  After the busy time that was World Horror, I had to … Continue reading

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A Different Level

(Warning: rambling thoughts ahead)  Depending on the path you take in your writing career, you might find yourself in a few interesting places.  See, there are all these different schools of thought for when it comes to building a career.  … Continue reading

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Returning to Rundberg

Back in 2005 (was it really six years ago? Weird!), Frequency Press had just released my first graphic novel, Drive.  It wasn’t exactly setting sales records, but the fine folks at Frequency were itching to get started on something else, … Continue reading

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Boycott Dorchester

For years, Dorchester Publishing and their Leisure Books line felt like the Holy Grail to up and coming horror authors.  Their open door submissions policy almost made up for the fact that their covers looked like warmed-over ass. Then they … Continue reading

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Norm Partridge lays down the wisdom

Over on his excellent blog, American Frankenstein, Norm Partridge has spent the last week or so talking about first time novelists and what they can do in the current genre environment.  Norm covers a lot of problems I’ve been churning … Continue reading

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