Is there a point, really, to hiding behind the mask of a name, or writing along so many different avenues. Horror was fun and I grew so much as a writer within this genre, but the directions of the true me seem to be moving in other directions. Having a pseudonym only leaves a few anchors along a road i'm no longer traveling. As I mentioned in my Keohane blog, I've metaphorically bricked my evil twin into the wall, basically saying goodbye to horror. For a time, or forever, I don't know. Not for lack of affection for the genre, but rather a desire to stay focused along whatever roads I find myself still traveling.
Horror was my first love when it came to writing, and I think I was good at it. But reading-wise, science fiction was my true first love. Bradbury-ian, to be sure, always a mix of types. Writing what you love, where your heart leads. Where it does, there should you go. Is there money in it? Maybe, maybe not, there's definitely none in horror so that argument is moot (the Shidelian principle-of a successful few such as King not withstanding).
Never let yourself be chained to anything you haven't got the key to unchain yourself from. Most of us go through life not restrained from anything but act like we are. It's time. And I'm excited to see what happens next. And I hope you hang around with me to see what's next. If so, I'll be over here.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT, my evil clown novella written with Bram Stoker winning author L.L. Soares has emerged from dead-publisher-limbo into new life under the Macabre Ink lineup of Crossroad Press. With an amazing (and creepy as all heck) cover by David Dodd, the book is now available in ebook format, with print edition coming soon. Check out this cover, and follow this link to purchase, if you don't already own it (if so, same book as before, just a new publisher and seriously creepier cover!)
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
I enjoy going through this collection now and then, especially the introductions to each story. Brings me back to what was going on and what I was thinking as each piece was written.
You can see a sample of the book here.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
|Cover of 1st edition|
Pending news hopefully coming as well for the out of print (since Samhain went belly up) novella NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT. More as I know it. Stay tuned!