Final cover approved for The Bride

I just approved the final cover for The Bride. It had a stock image of a pretty young woman who looked like a bride, but I thought the eyes were a bit off and she looked too “clean” for someone who had turned into a raving, flesh-eating zombie. The lines, particularly for the hair, were […]

Sailing the Digital Seas: Researching Publishers

  Recently, the blogosphere was all atwitter concerning the story of Mandy DeGeit, a new author who discovered the story she submitted to an anthology wasn’t the same as the story that was published under her name. Heavyweights like Neil Gaiman and Jonathan Maberry waded in to give their take on the carnage. Authors who […]

Using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

As authors, piracy is a constant threat to our income and property. Some don’t mind having their works available for download, while others are adamant that their work should be purchased. Should you find your works posted on a pirate website — or worse, plagiarized with someone else’s name as the author — you can […]

7 Places to Go to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

  You know it’s coming. Perhaps Darwin will have the last laugh and a mutant superbug will evolve in the grease on a McDonalds grill in South Dakota. Maybe there’s some crazy Al-Qaeda splinter group working with a stolen Cold War-era Russian virus. All they have to do is slap on a label with Hanna […]

Pirates: Dead Sites Tell No Tales

As authors, piracy is a constant threat to our income and property. Some don’t mind having their works available for download, while others are adamant that their work should be purchased. Should you find your works posted on a pirate website — or worse, plagiarized with someone else’s name as the author — you can […]

Anime Review: Blood, the Last Vampire

I went to the store to pick up a copy of the Akira DVD, and a copy of Blood: The Last Vampire was next to it. I’m not a Vampire-genre fan, but the storyline sounded interesting, and since it was an Oshii film, I figured it would be worth a look. The first thing I […]

Life & Everything Too Now Available

 My collection of essays from over ten years of writing for Everything2 is now available for purchase. Visit Amazon to pick up a copy of Life & Everything Too.

Secret Rooms

 Imagine you purchased an old 1918 house. Imagine living in it for three years. Now imagine finding a secret room behind a shelf. That’s exactly what happened to me. I was working on replacing my old cloth-and-asbestos wiring with modern (grounded) wire. An electrician pal of mine was doing the heavy work. We replaced my […]