Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Second Draft of LOST IN THE WOODS finito!

OK, now we're cooking with... how's that expression go? Steam. No. Fire?
Gas, maybe. Anyway, just finished the second draft of my newest horror novel LOST IN THE WOODS. I like it when the second draft works out like this - the ending is better, and I ironed out a lot of plot kinks so now it's just refine, refine, REFINE! for another quite-a-few more go-around's.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Borderlands 6 Anthology Available for Pre-Order: Limited Hardcover and Kindle Edition

The signed, limited hardcover edition of Borderlands 6 is being released in a week, and is available now for preorder here for $50.00!
As well, the kindle edition, published through Samhain Publishing, is also available for pre-order here for only $5.99!

There will also be a trade paperback edition, though not sure when this will become available. Soon, I imagine. It's going to be a great line up. Edited by Tom and Olivia Monteleone, and featuring stories by M. Louis Dixon, John McIlveen, Jack Ketchum, Rebecca J. Allred, Dan Waters, Michael Bailey, John Boden, Trent Zelazny & Brian Knight, Bob Pastorella, Peter Salomon, Carol Pierson Holding, Steve Rasnic Tem, Darren O. Godfrey, David Annandale, Anya Martin, G. Daniel Gunn & Paul Tremblay, Gordon White, Sean M. Davis, Tim Waggoner, Bradley Michael Zerbe, and Gary A. Braunbeck. Also included, one amazing previously-published novelette by David Morrell.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Interview with Sci-Fi Saturday Night This Week!

This week I'm going to be interviewed by the podcast Sci-Fi Saturday Night! You can catch the interview LIVE this Wednesday from 8:00 - 9:00 pm EST (my interview is around 8:30 pm) or visit http://scifisaturdaynight.com and watch the recast on Saturday night (hence the name!). I met these folks during Supermegafest and am looking forward to chatting with them!

If you want to watch the show live, you can go here:


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

MADHOUSE Anthology Contributor Copy Arrives!

2 or 3 years in the making, the shared-world anthology MADHOUSE is almost here! I just got my contributor copy in the mail today, and it's gorgeous, with artwork for every story and the creepiest wraparound cover since the old Alfred Hitchcock nightmare-inducing covers of the 70's, by Aeron Alfrey. Edited by Benjamin Kane Ethridge and Brad C. Hodson, the overall anthology tells the story of a plague of mental illness that overtakes the staff of a hospital for the mentally ill which has become isolated in a sandstorm.

My story, "My Dearest Gwendolyn" in included among amazing and talented authors.

The book should be available to the retail public mid-late April.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Samhain Shutting Its Doors

So a couple of weeks ago all authors of Samhain Publishing (who have published my ebook novella Nightmare in Greasepaint and its related print collection Childhood Fears) received an email notifying us that the publisher is going out of business. Not just the horror line, but the larger romance line as well. No specifics have been given at this point what it means for existing titles, though it seems they will continue to be sold until such time as the company goes officially "under."

Supposedly we'll get the rights to our work assigned back to us at that point, since the contract will be null. To add a twist, however, the publisher did state to one author that something might be in the works - nothing specific, perhaps another publisher is buying them out? Time will tell. In the meantime, I'll keep an eye out for Childhood Fears to see if they have any fire sales.

Such is the nature of publishing. Samhain has always been a relatively small press, using print on demand for their print titles and so never getting them into bookstores. But it was showing signs of becoming big, bringing on more authors, etc. Instead, on it's way to the next economic peak, it slipped. I guess. So, stay tuned to see. When they fired their prestigious horror editor, Don D'Auria, many saw this as the first volley over our bows. We were right, since not long after they announced the closing of the company.

In other news, my new novel, Lost in the Woods, has been completed (first draft), and the revision process will begin once I finish work on Plague of Locusts (as Daniel G Keohane). Stay tuned.

Thursday, February 18, 2016


I'll be attending, along with other members of the New England Horror Writers, the comic-con event Supermegafest, in Marlboro MA, April 8 - 10th. We'll be selling and signing books, speaking on a couple of panels, event holding a fiction writing workshop!. More information as it develops. Check the link - there are some awesome special guests already lined up.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Story Sale to Borderlands 6

Good news, my story, "Shattered" written with the awesome Paul Tremblay (A Head Full of Ghosts, 2015) years ago has been accepted to the upcoming Borderlands 6 anthology, editing by Tom and Olivia Monteleone. The line-up looks amazing and I'm really looking forward to sharing the pages with so many talented writers. More news as it develops.

In related news, my story "My Dearest Gwendolyn" is set to appear very soon in the upcoming Madhouse shared world anthology. Signature sheets are complete, and production on the limited editions has begun. This is going to be an amazing looking book, with every story illustrated and every story related to a common storyline. It's been a long wait for this one, but the end is in sight at last!