Just really busy. DEVIL’S CREEK is approximately 109k and climbing. I’m currently in TN visiting family for an early Thanksgiving, but I’ll get back to work when I return next week. Expect more radio silence while I finish up this monster. My initial goal of 150k will likely be exceeded. 175k is more likely because I’m insane.
ULT just received a glowing review on This Is Horror!Check it out!
Keisling is definitely shredding the horror scene to pieces with his unique brand of terror that incorporates the feel of great progressive metal. He dips his pen in the ink of many styles and blends them into his work with precision creating a seamless concoction of utter darkness, otherworldly ambiance and at times harsh reality. Ugly Little Things is a soundtrack to darkness, hauntingly inviting and absolutely horrific.
That’s right! We’re hosting a Goodreads giveaway all month long. Three signed paperbacks of ULT are up for grabs, and one of them could be yours. All you have to do is enter! That’s it! It doesn’t get easier than that.
Y’know, that Z-Dubbz is a stand-up guy. Not only did he let me take over his blog for a day to talk about some of the music that inspired the stories in my book, but he also had some kind things to say about the book itself. Check it out:
Dark, dirty, captivating and nasty, I had a great time playing with these Ugly Little Things. I’d call this a must read horror collection. Jump into it sooner rather than later.
That’s okay, I’ve got you covered. You can watch the whole ULT launch party right here. We had a blast. I read two stories, took questions, and gave away a lot of books. We had a great time. At least I did. I don’t know about you. Whatever you were doing last night, not watching me on camera. But that’s okay, I forgive you. 😉
UGLY LITTLE THINGS: COLLECTED HORRORS is available now in eBook and paperback. Amazon | B&N
And now we’ve come to the final illustration. Here is Luke Spooner’s interpretation of “House of Nettle and Thorn.” UGLY LITTLE THINGS: COLLECTED HORRORS goes on sale this Friday. Yes, THIS Friday! I know, right? It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for this. You can now pre-order the paperback, which is currently 20% off on Amazon and B&N if you act now.
Not real ones. Not unless you’re counting the scar through my eyebrow (I fell out of bed when I was a kid) or all these chickenpox scars. I’m talking about the ones you can’t see, the ones on the inside. The ones on my soul, man.
Too melodramatic? Fair enough.
But seriously, here’s a guest article I wrote for Frank Errington’s blog, talking about my horror pedigree and what my childhood was like. Spoiler: There’s lots of 80s horror goodness, highlighting Maximum Overdrive and Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn.
Looking back, I’m not sure what it was about them that captured my imagination so much. Maximum Overdrive is a terrible film (what I’d call a good “Bad” movie), but it has that Green Goblin truck, and it has some hilarious moments (the Ice Cream truck, the lawnmower, the vending machine at the baseball park). I say hilarious because, to a five-year-old, those scenes aren’t particularly scary. They’re inanimate objects coming to life—just like in the cartoons I also watched—but with a lot more bad language and AC/DC providing the soundtrack.
That’s right. I’m hosting a release party next Friday night at 8 PM EST. It’s being organized on Facebook, but I’ll be broadcasting from YouTube. So, if you’d like to see me read a story or two (there’s a poll going for which story over at the FB event page), or if you’d like to ask me anything about ULT, be sure to drop in. What do you say? Want to have a bad time?