Speaking to Dragons

When I was a little kid, Star Trek was one of my favorite things in the world. I loved the idea of computers you could talk to. In one episode, they showed an apparently ordinary typewriter that took dictation. A…

In Defense of Klout

I really, really try not to talk too much about blogging and social networking on here — mainly because I think that kind of navel-gazing can quickly become kinda pointless and meta and irritating — but as I’ve been trying…

Self-publishing, Pricing, and Print-on-demand

Self-publishing, Pricing, and Print-on-demand

So this morning over on the Twitters, @elkoholick asked me a question: . . . I said I thought that was a slightly wide-ranging question to answer in 140 characters, and promised that I would write up a blog post…

Tim Ward reviews my story, “Cold Season”

I’m really pretty psyched about this — I’d asked Timothy C. Ward if he’d be willing to review “Slices” for me if I sent him a copy, and he said that he would, sure — but that his reading list…

Coffin Hop Winner

Man, I just realized — I never announced the winner of my Coffin Hop giveaway, did I?  Here I made such a big deal about it, and then I left you hanging.  Sorry!  I’d already mailed the winner directly, and…

The Montoure Curse Claims Another Victim

The Montoure Curse Claims Another Victim

Another year, another Halloween, another successful reading! Sorry I haven’t posted sooner — on Wednesday I was too busy with the Day Job, and on Tuesday I was too busy nursing a hangover. (Apparently, a couple of White Russians, plus…

Growing Up Haunted

Happy Halloween! My first Halloween here on the site since my big redesign, and since I started actively blogging again. And my reading is tonight! I’m excited. If you’ve read the introduction to “Counting From Ten” (or its online counterpart, my “Why Horror?”…

Goodreads Giveaway Post-Mortem

I just wrapped up my book giveaway for “Slices” on Goodreads — it ran from October 12th to October 26th. I had five copies of my book up for grabs, and as soon as I found out who won, I…

Too Frightening for Facebook?

Well, that was kind of irritating. I have an ad campaign running right now on Facebook for my horror reading.  I know, I know, you hate Facebook, all the cool kids hate Facebook these days — I don’t like it any…

Never Apologize, Never Explain

All right, kids, grab a cup of coffee and settle in — I feel a rant coming on. This post isn’t addressed to any one person in particular . . . . I have a few different friends and acquaintances…