Sunday, November 29, 2015
One of the great pleasures of my life has been going from 'reader' to 'contributor' to the annual Tales of the Shadowmen anthology series from Black Coat Press, a tradition I'm glad to see continue for this twelfth volume, entitled Carte Blanche. For those not in the know, TOTS features a host of stories mashing up various characters from pulp fiction and beyond, in the grand tradition of Phil Farmer's Wold Newton universe or Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, with a specific focus on French heroes and villains. New and returning authors alike contribute stories of old stand-bys and other characters making their Shadowmen debut, and it's always a good bit of fun for all involved. My story this outing is "House of El Hombre Loco," a love-letter to the B-monster and horror movies of the mid-century and beyond, and stars Count Waldemar Daninsky, the main character of the wonderfully weird El Hombre Lobo series of films featuring the incomparable Paul Naschy. More than one monster makes an appearance, but you'll have to pick up a copy of your own to find out who made the cut! The volume should be available from all the usual suspects (Amazon, Barnes & Noble), but BCP is currently hosting a holiday sale, so now would be the perfect time to order directly from them!
Pick up your copy today!
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
So, I'm a little late to the party on this one, being that Halloween came and went exactly four days ago, but that's largely because I just found out about it: I have a story included in the recent "Halloween Returns: A Fan Fiction Anthology," from the fine folks at Horror Novel Reviews. What is this anthology all about, you may be asking yourself? Well, it's right there in the title, but just in case you need it to be further spelled out, Halloween Returns highlights none other than what is possibly the greatest horror franchise of all-time, the Halloween series, starring everyone's favorite masked killer, Michael Myers. There are 19 tales in all, including my own "Helloween," a short little ditty that attempts to explain just how it is that Myers has survived countless stabbings, shootings and other things that would kill any other mortal throughout his near thirty-year career. The best thing about this anthology is that it is 100% FREE (being that it's not licensed from the original rights holders), and you can download your copy today HERE as an .epub, .mobi or .pdf file. I don't think you'll regret it!