Did you know I wrote a children’s book? Not only that, it’s being published through Cemetery Gates Media, a publisher I so excited to work with. For ages 5 to 9, this follows a girl named Hazel who is dared to cross a cemetery on Halloween night. She’s guided along the way by four strange stories, and some unexpected friends. There’s a lot of personal things here, I grew up by Desert Creek, and the The Zookeeper location is based on an area where my friends and I played in the early 90s. Pet Spider was written years ago for my kids, and I made a book of it for them. There’s on crumbling copy remaining at my house of that one. Honestly, a walk around the cemetery was something I often did with family as a kid. Seemed perfectly normal to me, but my wife, who is amazing and helped with tons of advice on this book, informed it was in fact not that normal. Anyway, the closest comparison I can give this is Alvin Schwartz’s In A Dark, Dark Room. I hope you enjoy it! Paperback and eBook available here.
Out today! My story “They Eat the Dead” is being featured in the second part of the fourth volume of the Books of Horror anthology series. I hope you will check it out, this is an especially creepy story that I am very proud of. Find fact, a second story featuring the same terrifying children will be in The Nightmare Never Ends anthology, out October 15th.
Drew Blood does an incredible job reading three of my stories, The Junkman, Nature of the Business, and They Wait Underground. Check it out at Chilling Tales for Dark Nights on YouTube. Seriously, I’m blown away by how great this is!
Take a journey into the First Five Minutes of the Apocalypse, with my story When the Horizon Burns and tons of other stories by amazing indie authors! Right here!
Hungry Shadow Press has another killer anthology coming out! This one features stories about the first minutes of the apocalypse, the immediate seconds after the shit hits the fan. I have a story in it title When the Horizon Burns, and it’s the darkest thing I’ve written (so far at least). Plus, stories from Taryn Martinez, Carson Winter, D. Matthew Urban, Sara Tantlinger, Alex Fox, Tiffany Michelle Brown, Angela Sylvaine, M. Lopes da Silva, Andrew Cull, Ruth Anna Evans, Wendy N. Wagner, Gwendolyn Kiste, Olen Crowe, Brittany Johnston, Elou Carroll, Nick Bouchard, L. Marie Wood, W. Dale Jordan, Elford Alley, Chris Mason, Matthew M. Bartlett, Madison McSweeney, Rae Knowles, RJ Joseph, Emma E. Murray, V. Castro, Eoin Murphy, and J.A.W. McCarthy.
I’ve been dying to check out this anthology and it’s finally here! This contains my story The Knock-Knock House, but it also contains fiction and nonfiction from an incredible selection of authors. It’s also edited by Joe Sullivan and Joe Provine, who have been assembling this for the past year-and-a-half. Provine has written a ton of Oklahoma ghost story books, which I have obsessively read since relocating there. Seriously, if you love ghost stories, spooky folklore, and urban legends, this is a must-read.
My 100-word horror story The Wraith was featured in Hungary Shadow Press’ Deadly Drabbles Tuesday! The story is about the price of coming back from the dead. So proud to be included. Keep an eye on Hungry Shadw Press, they’re also putting out incredible work!
After a brief hiatus, my latest horror collection We Will Find a Place for You is back! 23 tales of terror, no filler and no mercy. You can pick up the Velox Books edition in ebook and paperback right here. It was reviewed in Scream Magazine by Sadie Hartmann, what else do you people need?!
This was a great interview! I got to talk to the great Kimberly Davis Basso (author of the awesome collection Next Door) about my new book, ghost stories (and experiences), and a little about self-publishing. Had a lot of fun, here’s a link!
I was on this podcast to talk Halloween and read my story A Texas Halloween. But then Damien Casey, Kyra Torres, Adam Hulse, and I all sit back and just let this one go completely off the rails. Damien felt weird in a parking lot, and it just got stranger from there. Maybe one of my all-time favorite podcast experiences. Check it out!