Top 20 Horror Films for Canada Day!

Top 20 Horror Films for Canada Day!

O Canada! Happy birthday, neighbors to the north! I didn’t want to forget your day, because quite frankly, I’m a little afraid of you. Oh, sure, you’ve got most people fooled with your quiet politeness, but not me. Not with…

New Free E-Book: “With Friends Like These”

Finally put together something I’ve had in mind for quite a while — an e-book collection of short stories especially for the subscribers to my Announcements List. I really appreciate the people who invite me into their inboxes to let…

Cool Stuff For People Who Like Clive Barker

Cool Stuff For People Who Like Clive Barker

I’ve been on kind of a Clive Barker kick lately. I’ve been a fan of his for years, and he’s always been a huge influence, but it seems like he’s been looming especially large in my personal zeitgeist these past…

"and the nights will flame with fire"

“and the nights will flame with fire”

Quote of the Day: “If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It…

I Think I've Finally Figured Out How Goodreads is Useful to Me

I Think I’ve Finally Figured Out How Goodreads is Useful to Me

Ahhh, Goodreads. As a social book recommendation platform, used and loved by millions, it’s second-to-none for readers. For writers, well — it’s kind of an impenetrable mystery. I think every writer must look at their userbase of sixteen million readers and…

Places to Announce Your Free E-Book

Places to Announce Your Free E-Book

Oh, hey, here’s the post that I’ve been promising you ever since I ran my last e-book giveaway at the end of January. From everything I’ve read, the best way to reach a wide audience with a giveaway like that one…

Dark Justice: Setting the Record Straight about "Heroes and Villains"

Dark Justice: Setting the Record Straight about “Heroes and Villains”

The thing is, though, I wasn’t really thinking of the movie when I came up with the idea for this story. I was thinking of the same thing that the creators of movie were thinking of — an actual historical event.

Breaking into the Top 100 -- Just Barely

Breaking into the Top 100 — Just Barely

For the last three days of January, I made Permanent Damage a free download on Amazon, and asked people to spread the word to help the book make it into the top 100 free books. Here’s how that went. (This…

Actually, Yes, Please Do Pirate My Book

Actually, Yes, Please Do Pirate My Book

If someone told me, “hey, did you know people are downloading Permanent Damage off of some skeezy little pornography-ad-laden Russian torrent site?” — I would fist-pump the air and do a little end-zone dance.

Help Me Get "Permanent Damage" in the Top 100 Free Books at Amazon!

Help Me Get “Permanent Damage” in the Top 100 Free Books at Amazon!

Man, I have been busier than a long-tailed cat in a rocking chair factory this week, between trying to finish editing my novel Still Life in time for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest (didn’t make it, but that’s okay, I’m…