The Spookaganza Giveaway

October 18, 2012 in General Topics

Our friends over at Incredible Indie eBooks are hosting a Rafflecopter featuring a number of terrific titles that three lucky winners will receive…including the horror short fiction collection I just released this month, Cindered Souls.

You can find more information on their blog post, but I’m also including the Rafflecopter entry form right below. So enter, share, and you might win a slew of great horror books:
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Cindered Souls, Now Available!

October 6, 2012 in General Topics

Cindered SoulsToday I’m pleased to release another fiction collection. Five spine-tingling horror tales haunt Cindered Souls, now available for your Kindle, Nook, Kobo or app compatible with either of those three platforms, for only $1.99.

Pick up a copy on Amazon (Kindle), Kobo Books (Kobo), or Barnes & Noble (Nook).
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Announcement and Contest! (Horror Short Fiction collection)

September 17, 2012 in General Topics

EDIT: The contest is now closed. Thanks to those that entered.

Last week I finished the initial draft of my upcoming horror short fiction collection. Now I need your help naming it. Think you’re up to the task? If I select your suggested name, I’ll send you a $10 gift card to your choice of stores:,, or

To Enter, follow these steps:

The contest will end at 12:30PM EST on 9/19/12.

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Horror, Interrupted (A Review of The Haunting in Connecticut)

July 28, 2012 in General Topics, Other Stuff

The Haunting in ConnecticutI watched The Haunting in Connecticut last week, and unfortunately the film reminded me how Hollywood ruins a good ghost story.

Set in the mid-eighties, the movie follows the alleged experiences of the Campbells, a family that buys a home in Connecticut in an effort to be nearer the facility treating their son, Matt, for cancer. Tired of hauling the ailing teen long trips to the hospital, mom finds a deal on a local house that seems too good to be true.

And of course it is, and the building has a dark history, and this is fine, because otherwise, there would be no story. It’s also fine — in principle — that the film says it is “based on a true story”.

What isn’t fine is what it does to that story.
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Why Sparkling Vampires Make More Money

March 14, 2012 in General Topics

A story goes that Ray Kroc, the man that made McDonald’s a giant, was asked how he made so much money making hamburgers. He answered the question with his own, asking if anyone thought they made better hamburgers than he did. They said yes. Kroc replied with an important point: he wasn’t in the hamburger business. His strategy was simply using burger sales to pay the mortgage on much juicier commodities — prime real estate locations.
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