You’re Invited to The Anatomy of Monsters Volume 1 Book Release Party with Stitched Smile Publications

The Anatomy of Monster Volume 1 Stitched Smile Publications

My publisher, Stitched Smile Publications, has a great new book coming out very soon, The Anatomy of Monsters Volume 1. To celebrate they’ll be throwing an online bash! Even better than that, I’ll be doing an author take over for the last hour! I hope you’ll join me on July 8th, 2017, at 6pm CST, where I’ll be giving away a signed paperback set of The End Is All We See and All We See Is The End! If you swing by even earlier there’s even more fun to be had as loads of talented authors host their own hours, doing giveaways, playing games, and more. Continue reading

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SHARING THE MARQUEE – Working With Author A.J. Brown

Have I ever explained, Dear Reader, why I decided to team up with A.J. Brown for our project The End Is All We See / All We See Is The End? It’s not just because he’s a great person. It’s not just because he’s supportive of other writers, and does his best to help others when he can. It’s not even because he and I hold a similar frame of mind when it comes to, I think, most things. Well… it might be a bit of all of these, but the real reason is because he’s a fantastic writer.

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EXCLUSIVE: Q&A With Stitched Smile Publications CEO Lisa Vasquez

February is Women in Horror Month, and I wanted to share something of a personal nature. Yes, I’m a “woman in horror,” but that’s not it. While most of the attention is paid to those in front of the camera (whether on screen or the back of a book jacket), those behind the curtain are often overlooked, especially in the literary world.

As an author I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Lisa Vasquez, CEO of Stitched Smile Publications, as she runs her business. Since her company picked my novel up for publication, I’ve had a chance to get to know her and her company. She’s an exceptional example of the many women who work endlessly to bring horror to the masses. Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS HERE AND THERE!

bloodskullI know it’s been quiet for a while over here, but that’s been because I’ve been working on lots of big, bad things just for you. As such, I have lots of great news to share with you!

Firstly, as you may know already, Diseasewas picked up by publisher Stitched Smile Publications. Stitched Smile is well known in the horror community as a purveyor of fine horror writing. I’m both honored and excited to be a part of their team, where I’m now a “VIP” author.

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BOOK REVIEW: Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, The – Volume 1: The End of the Story

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EndOfStoryWritten by Clark Ashton Smith

Edited by Scott Connors and Ron Hilger

Published by Night Shade Books


The End of the Story is, ironically, the beginning for author Clark Ashton Smith. If you’re not familiar with CAS, he was one of H.P. Lovecraft’s contemporaries. He was also one of Weird Fiction magazine’s largest contributors, focusing mainly on horrific fantasy tales and dark sci-fi.

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AVOIDING EDITORIAL SCAMS

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HandsYou’ve worked hard on your manuscript and, like a juicy red apple you’re about to leave on your favourite teacher’s desk, you want it to be polished to perfection. Now that it’s time to relinquish the fruits of your labour to a professional editor, how do you avoid getting ripped off? How do you know the editor you’re about to rely on closely is sufficiently qualified?
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BOOK REVIEW: Nod by Adrian Barnes

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NOD (BOOK)

Written by Adrian Barnes

Published by Titan Books


NodSet in present day Vancouver, Nod by Adrian Barnes throws us into an apocalyptic world set upon by a global insomniac event. The story is told through the eyes of an author, Paul, an introverted misanthrope, who is one of a precious few “Sleepers”—those who remain unaffected by the mysterious plague of non-sleep.

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BOOK REVIEWS FOR DREAD CENTRAL

I’m super stoked to have my first gig doing book reviews, and for none other than the well-respected online horror news site DreadCentral.com

Recently I posted my my first review with them. Needless to say I was excited, if not a little nervous to put my opinion out there. Although I’m a regular contributor to the Mash Stories blog, I’ve never taken a stab at reviews until now.

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A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

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RoseNom de plume, haigō, takhallus… Maybe you know it simply as a pen name. Call it what you will, it is a time-honoured tradition within the writing world. In fact, not only writers, but artists and even actors use pseudonyms in their craft. This is no secret. Many famous authors, from J.K. Rowling and Stephen King, to Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (“Lewis Carroll”) and even Pauline Phillips (“Abigail Van Buren” of Dear Abby), have used a pen name.

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