Book Review: Good Neighbors by Russell C. Connor A good horror yarn full of gore, rape, betrayal, drugs, and even a bit of rock 'n' roll. Ratings: (poor, average, or good): Writing was good. Background information was good. Character Development was good. Russell is good at crawling around inside these different characters' heads. 5 out of 5 … Continue reading Book Review: Good Neighbors
This is one my proudest published works, a Lovecraftian story published in a magazine dedicated to the mythos. This story is about a WWII U.S. Navy Destroyer and its fateful encounter with "Mhuld'enda of the Deep."
I had an amazing weekend at Texas Frightmare 2018. Thanks to everyone who stopped at Russell C Connor's and my table to talk and check out our books. New fans bought nearly 100 books from me. Thanks! Y'all made my weekend! Here are some of the amazing people I met.
Jumblebook has accepted two of my short stories for publication. "Rocket Fuel" is a 1,250-word original, creative non-fiction about my childhood friend, Scotty, and me. As eighth-graders in 1979, we got it in our heads to build and launch our own rocket. First though, we had to make our own fuel. "Rocket Fuel" is an … Continue reading Jumbelbook Acceptances
My wife's and my kids moved off on down the road a couple of years ago. To fill our time, we decided to take up dancing again. We went dancing on our first date, so it's something we've always done when we had the chance. I'll admit it takes up valuable writing time these days, … Continue reading The Front Room
The original scene that started Howlers: Lupus Rex is based on a true story, I kid you not. Two of my friends and I found ourselves at the end of a long, dirt road one night outside of Orlando. 1983. Something hunted us, and we barely made it out with our lives. I've twitterized that scene. … Continue reading The Chase
Book Review: Headhunters from Outer Space by Bret McCormick, Read by Ross Ticknor. Disclaimer: Bret McCormick is an editor for Road Kill. He gave me a copy of this audio book as a promotional. Headhunters is not my typical fair. I usually go for hard science fiction, space opera, or werewolves. However, I'm glad I … Continue reading Book Review: Headhunters from Outer Space
Book Review: Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones This book arrived in the mail on a full moon. How cool is that!? Now . . . Oh. My. Gosh. Hoo Doggie, this man can spin a yarn! My pen weeps. This book was given to me as a gift by ER Bills, one of my editors … Continue reading Book Review: Mongrels
Book Review: The Age of Zeus by James Lovegrove After reading Age of Heroes, I was really hoping for more of the same caliber of writing and story. I was let down. The book was simply awesome until the reveal at the half-way mark. I almost put the book down. The only reason I didn't … Continue reading Book Review: The Age of Zeus
Book Review: Age of Heroes by James Lovegrove I'm not even sure where to begin with describing this book. The Greek demigods are alive and well and running around Earth? And now someone is killing them off? Hell, that's a 5-star rating just on the idea. And the book itself lived up to the hype. … Continue reading Book Review: Age of Heroes