Scrap Happy's "The Harvesting" Chair for Auction

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

If you are looking for a great fundraiser, the Clarion Library in Clarion, Pennsylvania is auctioning off book-inspired chairs.  Jennifer Woolam, owner of the best little scrap house in all of PA, Scrap Happy, has designed a super-cool "The Harvesting" inspired chair.  If I am correct, the winner gets the chair, an autographed novel, and a promotional t-shirt.  And your money benefits a library.  What could be better? 

As well, if you live in the Clarion area and are looking for a great weekend retreat for you and the girls, a spot for a unique bridal or baby shower, or you just want some quiet time, check out Scrap Happy House.

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It's the Great Pumpkin . . . wait, nope . . .

Happy Halloween!
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What's Goin' On

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Check out this great TV special, which includes clips from the Melbourne Zombie Walk and an interview with yours truly, as part of the Halloween edition of
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TWD "Sick" Recap Posted

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Walking Dead fans, my recap of "Sick" is now posted.  Enjoy!

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Dispatch 3

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Some readers are anxious to know when to except Book 2 of "The Harvesting" series.  The second novel, "The Shadow Aspect," is well under-way.  Michael Hall, the artist who does the covers for the series, has already created some concept art for the cover.  I thought you might enjoy seeing the concept.  We plan to make some changes, but it might give you a feel for the second novel.

I am hard at work on book 2.  I just completed a really fun chapter today.  I anticipate the book will release late spring, but if I can find a minute extra to devote to writing, I would love to release it earlier.  Stay tuned!

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Colossal Pop

Check out a fantastic review of "The Harvesting" by blogger and the all-knowing Oz of pop, Mark Fisher, at Colossal Pop.  You will also find a nifty interview with yours truly posted there.  Hopefully I don't sound like a complete dork.  I am not sure I've hit my interview groove yet.

As well, at Colossal Pop you will find a give-away of a signed copy of "The Harvesting."  Colossal Pop is a fantastic blog where you can find music, book, and movie reviews as well as other engaging articles.  Check out their website and enter to win a signed copy!

Colossal Pop Link

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"Hell in a Hand-Basket" Winner!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Congratulations to Paula P.

A great story to share from Paula.  I don't think she will mind.  Paula attended Friday Fest where she took a guess for my prize in the company of an elderly gentleman with Alzheimer's.  The gentleman with her guessed the number of gumballs in the jar.  He was only off by two!  This man was quite the inventor in his early years.  He invented a mechanical devise all of use on a weekly basis.  Paula mentioned he was delighted to learn he'd guessed the jar correctly.  I love it when good things happen for good people.  Congratulations, Paula.
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"Seed" Recap

Please see my "The Walking Dead" recaps link for my review of "Seed."
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"Hell in a Handbasket" Z-Weekend Giveaway

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's Z-Weekend in Melbourne, FL!


How to play:

Check out my "eyeballs in a jar" at one of the many ZOMBIE events Z-Weekend in Melbourne, Florida then post your guess here or on my Facebook page


Where can you see me? 

On Friday, October 12th, I'll be at Family Friday Fest in downtown Melbourne, FL. 
On Saturday, October 13th from 11-1, I'll be at Famous Faces and Funnies.  You'll then spot me at Melbourne Zombie Walk around 3pm. 


Either guess when you see me or in the comments section, please post:

  1. Where you saw me:
  2. Guess the eyeballs count:
  3. Your first name and email address: I want to know how to contact you if you are the winner!

Hell in a Hand-Basket Giveaway

Over $100 worth of Zombie-lovin' prizes!
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Michonne Approved

"I think I want a shashka"

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"Only the dead in the streets . . . in the city"

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

You have now crossed over into . . .

Charles Beaumont
Back when smoking was cool . . .
I recently, and quite on accident, discovered a really great speculative short story I think people will enjoy.  I don't want to give too many spoilers, but in the short story you will find yourself transported to dystopian world where a few survivors are planning what to do next.  Sound like a familiar theme?  The writer, Charles Beaumont (how I love my Beaumont's--see Francis Beaumont, dramatist) is a well-known 50's and 60's writer of speculative (read scifi, fantasy, horror, etc.) writing.  Many of his works appeared as "Twilight Zone" and "Alfred Hitchcok Presents" episodes.  Here is a link to "Place of Meeting" by Beaumont (a pdf scan).  I'd love to hear when you "figured out" the mystery.
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