REMINDER: Tune in to the Geeky Writers broadcast TONIGHT!

Awkward Conversations

We go live at 8 PM EST right here on YouTube. I’ll be making a few announcements and giving away some prizes, along with the usual awkward banter you’ve all come to know and love. We have a Facebook page set up for the event, and if you want to be considered for the giveaways, you have to participate there. We hope you’ll join us!



So here’s the deal:

There’s a broadcast coming up on the 13th and I’d really like for you to be there. I’ll be making a couple of announcements concerning things that many of you have asked for over the last several months. Don’t miss it.

I’ll also be giving away a bunch of stuff, including digital copies of ULT #6, which goes on sale July 14th. Remember, to be entered for these giveaways, you have to participate in the event.

I’ve made some cosmetic changes to the site and reorganized some pages. Nothing major, but it’s a bit more straightforward and easier to look at.

That’s all for now. Tune in on the 13th and join the FB event!

“I don’t wanna disappear.”

My friend and fellow author Nikki Nelson-Hicks (whose Jake Istenhegyi series is pretty great) sent this to me because it reminded her of the Monochrome. Check it out:

Also: I know I’ve been quiet as of late. I’ve been working on some things concerning the next Geeky Writers broadcasts, a couple of announcements I have to make, and some other writing commitments (which I’ll share with you when the time is right).

In the meantime, for my American friends, I hope you enjoy the 4th of July holiday. And for all of you outside the US, I hope you have a great weekend. More soon!



house of nettle and thorn bright 

From the twisted mind that brought you THE HARBINGER comes a new tale of the macabre.

Following a devastating breakup, Jim Auster’s roommate Nick suggests an off-campus sorority party to cure Jim’s heartache. “Be my wingman tonight,” Nick tells him, “and I’ll introduce you to some of the ladies in my history class.” Jim is reluctant about being Nick’s wingman, but he figures the party beats sulking in his dorm room all night.

When they arrive, the unnerving atmosphere shakes Jim’s resilience. The neighborhood is abandoned, the sorority’s front gate bears the ominous effigy of a man in submission, and the sorority sisters’ strange talk of harvests and reconciliations only work to further disturb Jim.

Try to relax, he tells himself. It’s just a party. After all, a little socializing never hurt anyone . . .

In his latest ugly little thing, Todd Keisling invites readers on a journey into the depths of madness and desire. Welcome to the HOUSE OF NETTLE AND THORN. We’ve been expecting you.



“Brilliant stuff.”


First, my apologies to Nev. I was in the middle of the house move when this was originally posted, and I’m just now starting to dig myself out from all these boxes. Here’s a snippet of what Nev had to say about ULT:

I don’t know whether it’s because this one has dolls in it or not but this was one verrry creepy tale. It reminds me of some of the old Hammer Horror films I used to watch as a kid. I could imagine this being set in the 70’s. It has that sort of feel about it […] This is where you will start to get creeped out. There are no huge elaborate scenes to try and scare you. It’s the little, subtle things that do it. Something being in a different place than it was a few minutes ago. That sort of thing. It has quite a big ending and again brings me back to the old horror films. Brilliant stuff.

Yeah, I think he liked it. You can read his full review here.