Compensating the Entertainment

 Something that has come up often concerns panelists at conventions. Many conventions require panelists to pay full price to get into the con. Most of the ones I attend grant the panelist at least one, but sometimes two, tickets to the show. Of course, this is assuming the panelist will be on a set number […]

Headshots! (Not the zombie variety)

 If you’re actively writing, someone is going to need to see your pretty mug. It may be for a book jacket (congrats!), or perhaps for a convention website (congrats again!) That picture from 20 years ago, taken with a Kodak Disc camera (you’re old if you remember those) will not do. Even if it is […]

Radio Show Appearance – Walking a Walk on

 I’ll be on Mile Hi Radio today. Tune in to listen to the live radio broadcast on Saturday at 11:00am, or to the rebroadcast Wednesday at 1:00pm MT, on The show is Walking A Walk, which discusses veterans, military service, and what comes after. I’ll be talking about my 11 years in the US Navy, and how […]

EDF Podcasting Two of My Stories

 Every Day Fiction will be podcasting two of my stories. Folly Blaine will be reading the stories, so make sure you snag them to hear her talented voice read Steaks and Member of the Herd, both of which originally appeared in Every Day Fiction. Steaks, which came out in January 2009, ended up being their […]

Chasing a ball around a big yard with a stick…

 Yes, I’m talking about golf, as invented by that famous hobbit who hit a goblin’s head clean off with his club, where it sailed through the air and went down a rabbit hole. Except now-a-days we use a dimply ball and metal golf clubs. I just started playing to relax and to get out into […]

Back from WHC New Orleans

 We’re back from the World Horror Convention (WHC), this year held in the hot and muggy city of New Orleans. Tonya and I enjoyed our trip, but we had to leave a day early due to an event at the Thornton Barnes & Noble. One of the things we did was venture out on a […]

Panel Schedule for Denver Comic Con

 Denver Comic Con 2013 Here’s my schedule for Denver Comic Con. Hope to see you there! FRI-4-5 The Future of Storytelling Room 109 James Rourke, Jesse Bullington, Molly Tanzer, Guy Anthony De Marco, Stephen Graham Jones (m) SAT-2-3 Creating an Indie Publishing Co-op Room 103 Bryan Young, Dave Jackson, Paul Lell, Travis Heerman, Guy Anthony […]

Facebook Fails: This Burns Me Up

Rocky Wood, HWA President, posted about something so ridiculous, I initially thought it was an Onion article. It seems that Facebook has removed his page for a Bram Stoker® nominated graphic novel he wrote with Lisa Morton (illustrated by Greg Chapman). Why? Because it appears having the word “burn” in the title means that book […]

Denver Comic Con

 Coming up at the end of May 2013, the Denver Comic Con is the largest convention in the Denver region. This year, they’re expecting 50,000 attendees. I will be attending this year, along with Peter J. Wacks, to promote our Bram Stoker Award® nominated graphic novel, Behind These Eyes. We’ll be nea Kevin J. Anderson […]

Some Adult Fare – Full-Metal Orgasm

 I’m a fan of Heavy Metal magazine, particularly before the first movie came out. I also enjoy manga and anime, particularly Shirow Masamune’s work (Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed). Toss in a bit of Hajime Sorayama, crazy Bizarro-inspired violence and sex, and you have the essence of Full-Metal Orgasm. Full-Metal Orgasm is a sexy […]