HUNTER is now up on Goodreads!

Happy Monday everybody! We are about 8 days from release for my short book HUNTER. Pre-orders will be up soon, but for now I’ve added it to Goodreads for those of you awesome enough to use it. Here’s the link if you want to add this to your ‘To-Read’ Pile.

Here it is in all it’s neon-slasher glory. 

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HUNTER, available on Amazon Kindle on October 23rd! The best 80’s style Slasher Screenplay ever!

And how about a plot summary!

SCREAM if you are able

It’s three days until Halloween in the sleepy town of Bellamy Lake, Michigan.

For Jennifer and her friends, the old campground on the edge of the woods is the perfect place to let off some steam. They’ve got their beer. They’ve got their weed. They’ve got a long weekend to spend at the cabin, away from the stressors of their college classes…

RUN if you can

But these woods hold a terrible secret. An EVIL older than the land itself. And this EVIL has a face. And a knife. And a bow. Jennifer and her friends are not prepared for wait waits them in these woods.

You are the PREY

HUNTER, a Slasher Screenplay, is a story from a different time. Come for the gore. Come for the horror beyond your understanding. Read the script and watch these teenagers try to survive. Because…

The HUNTER has arrived.

And while I have you here… If you like Goodreads, I have a little bit of an author page on there. I update it frequently with what books I’m currently reading, and it’s the perfect place to chat with me about whatever horror awesomeness you’re currently reading. Reading is fun, dudes!

 

 

UPDATED: Announcing: HUNTER, Coming Late October

Update:

Due to formatting problems, I’ve delayed the release of HUNTER for a few days. It should hopefully be ready to for consumption by Halloween. Stick to this space for more information!

You are the PREY. He is the HUNTER…

Big announcement! My first book, HUNTER, will be dropping on October 23rd! It’s a horror screenplay, written as a love letter to Halloween and all the beloved slashers from the 1970’s and 1980’s!

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It will be digital only for now (Kindle and Nook) with plans for physical sometime in the future. It will be available for $2.99, which the perfect price to enjoy this nice little slice of slasher horror. The cover art was made by the supremely talented SkinCube (website here!) There will also be a score that will come free with the book, created by a musician friend of mine named Christian Perry (more on that in the future!). I will have more to come on this (link and plot details!) when the release date gets a little closer.

 

My Newsletter is Looking For Test Subjects…

I descended into some new software (Mailchimp) and came out on the other side with only minor scraps and bruises. I’m a little tired, but the treasure I was able to collect may be worth it.

You see…

I’ve started a newsletter!

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The newsletter will be a monthly occurrence, unless I’ve got something exciting to talk about. The newsletter will have Original Fiction, Giveaways, and a special column for newsletter subscribers only!

It’s called ‘Insanity Written’, and it will be a deep dive into whatever topic strikes my fancy! This content will be some primo stuff. I promise you that.

Insanity Written

If you’re interested, I’ve stuck the link below!

http://eepurl.com/dFQI-r

P.S. If you’re a fan of my writing, you’re going to want to subscribe to the newsletter. A big announcement is going to drop soon, and subscribers will hear about it first!

Pickman’s Gallery – Coming August 2018

New publication announcement!

Pickman's Gallery

My story ‘A Pickman Original’ will be featured in Ulthar Press’ new collection ‘Pickman’s Gallery’. It will be released sometime in August. My story will be featured with a ton of very talented writers. I’ve included the link to the original announcement below.

Behind That Mask: ‘The Mask of Black Satin’

It’s the last week of the month so that means it’s time for a little Shameless Self-Promotion. This will be short and sweet. Well. Mostly.

This week we’ll be looking at:

My story ‘The Mask of Black Satin’ published in ‘Spooklights’ from Muzzleland Press, which you can buy here.

spooklights

This story was my first paid sale. I’d had other stories published but it was exposure only. I don’t think much beats out that feeling of getting that acceptance e-mail. Other writers can relate.

Re-reading this story for this piece did make me cringe a bit. The writing is fine. But it’s a little rough around the edges. Am I being over critical? Probably not. Or maybe a little bit.

It’s an interesting thing to look back on. This story was published three years ago. I’ve learned a lot since then. I’ve moved across the country. Published thirteen (spooky) more stories. What have I learned since then? I’m going to ponder that for awhile. In the mean time you should check out this anthology. There are a lot of great stories in this anthology outside of mine. Muzzleland Press releases some good stuff.

Thank you for tuning into Shameless Self Promotion. Please follow me on Twitter, Instagram and also check out my Amazon page. I’ll see you all very soon!

Battling in the Arena: ‘Red Sands’

It’s the last week of the month so that means it’s time for a little Shameless Self-Promotion. This will be short and sweet. Well. Mostly.

This week we’ll be looking at:

My story ‘Red Sands’ published on thewritersarena.com. Read the story here.

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The Writer’s Arena is a genius idea. Basically the site gives two writers ten days to write a story based on a very specific prompt. Once the stories have been turned in they’re put on the site and they’re voted on by both a team of judges and by the readers of the site. I’ve participated in this literary grudge match twice and both times I’ve LOVED it. My story ‘Red Sands’ was from my first visit. My prompt was ‘Sand’  for this go around.

One problem I have as a writer is focus. This was a fantastic challenge in a lot of ways. The 10 day timeframe forced me to narrow my focus. The prompt kept me reeled in. And the voting made me work extra hard to make the story just right.

This go around in The Writer’s Arena made me realize something. Being challenged is a good thing. Creative muscles are just that. If you don’t flex them they can get weak.

Thank you for tuning into Shameless Self Promotion. Please follow me on Twitter, Instagram and also check out my Amazon page. I’ll see you all very soon!