ULT: VOLUME ONE is now available for pre-order!


“Wait, wasn’t this already available for pre-order?”

You’re thinking of the limited edition hardcover. This is the Kindle edition, which goes on sale February 3rd and is available now for pre-order on Amazon. The book is also ready to be added on Goodreads.

This collection contains the following content:

  • A foreword written by Anthony J. Rapino, author of Welcome to Moon Hill.
  • The first four ULT entries: Radio Free Nowhere, When Karen Met Her Mountain, Saving Granny from the Devil, and The Harbinger.
  • An excerpt from the final Monochrome novel, NONENTITY.

Check it out!


To the Future!


Greetings, folks.

I’d planned to write a 2014 recap, but time got away from me this week and now it’s New Year’s Eve. Instead, I think I’ll forego the recap and get right to the point:

2014 was an awesome year, and I owe it to you for making it so. Thank you!

I’ll post a proper recap later (probably this weekend), but for now, I wish you all a safe and happy new year!

To the future,


Yuletide events!

Next week will be a busy one, for two big reasons:


On Tuesday, December 16th, the Geeky Writer Gang is getting together for one last broadcast to send off 2014 with a bang. There will be holiday-themed shenanigans, and in keeping with the spirit of the season, we’re going to be giving away prizes to a few lucky winners. As with previous iterations, you need to join the event on Facebook in order to participate, and only by participating (comment, asking questions, being present, etc.) will you be eligible for the drawings. The YouTube link will be posted a few minutes before we go live. We hope you’ll consider joining us!


On Wednesday, December 17th, I’ll be a phone-in guest on Whispers in the Dark, a BlogTalkRadio show hosted by Victor Aurelius and Jeff Niles. I’ll be joining Terry M. West, Stuart Keene, Christopher Alan Broadstone, Michael Thomas-Knight, Essel Pratt, Crystal Leflar, Jeff O’Brien, Robin Dover, Paul D. Marks, and Joseph Ramshaw to promote JOURNALS OF HORROR: FOUND FICTION. The show kicks off at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST, and I’m scheduled to go on for about ten minutes starting at 9:27 PM EST, during which I’ll talk about my contribution to the anthology. You can tune in here.

So that’s happening. Update your calendar. Set a reminder on your phone. Write it backwards on your forehead. Do whatever you need to do to remind yourself to tune in!


2014 Holiday Shopping Guide!

We’re just a few weeks away from Christmas. Everyone’s freaking out about last-minute gift ideas, and a lot of authors I know are scrambling to get just a few more sales by the end of the year. So I thought, Hey, why not help out some folks I know? And that’s how this post came into being.

Full disclosure: I haven’t had an opportunity to read every single title here, but I’m familiar enough with their authors to vouch for their books. Most of these titles are by lesser-known writers, and several of them are my friends or acquaintances. Furthermore, not all of them are horror. Please don’t let that discourage you from adding them to your shopping list. I’ve tried to include something here for everyone, no matter what your reading preferences may be (yes, I’ve even included romance).

Clicking on a book’s cover will take you to the Kindle version, but I’ve notated when there are paperback equivalents available. Some of these authors have extensive catalogs and I encourage you to check them out.

Anyway, I’ll shut up now. Take a look. See if there’s something that strikes your fancy. . . (more…)

Too quiet.

Dalton's Finest

Yes, things have been too quiet around here. At my editor’s suggestion, I’ve stepped back from all writing projects to clear my head and catch up on my reading. This means no blogging as well. Unfortunately this means I’m behind schedule with . . . well, everything. Monochrome and ULT, specifically. In taking on so many different projects, I inadvertently overwhelmed myself, and the result was a complete block. Stepping away from everything was a necessary evil.

The good news is that I’ve knocked out a few reads in the last few weeks, including King’s latest, REVIVAL, which you should all go read right now. Speaking of which, my goal for this coming week is to put together a massive “holiday buying guide” comprised of books you should consider buying and reading.

There’s also a big holiday broadcast coming up from The Geeky Writer gang on December 18th, during which I’ll be giving away a Christmas stocking full of goodies, so you don’t want to miss that one. I’ll post details in a separate entry.

That’s about it for now, I think. I hope my American readers had a great Thanksgiving; I hope my international friends are having a great weekend!

See you next week,


Journals of Horror Release Party!

Journals of Horror

I almost forgot to mention this! This Saturday, November 8th, Pleasant Storm Entertainment is hosting a release party for Journals of Horror: Found Fiction. The event kicks off at 12 PM PST (3 PM EST) on Facebook. I’ll be dropping in to discuss my story from the anthology, “Human Resources.”

Haven’t picked up the anthology yet? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. It’s available now on Kindle, and will be available in paperback next month.

We hope to see you there!


Journals of Horror is now available!

Pleasant Storm Entertainment’s anthology, Journals of Horror: Found Fiction, is now on sale. It contains a ton of stories, including work by Terry M. West, Stuart Keene, Glenn Rolfe, D.S. Ullery, and many more. My flash horror piece “Human Resources” is also included. Early buzz is promising, and over the weekend it peaked at #6 on Amazon.

It’s on sale now for just $3.99. I encourage you to check it out.