Category: Writing and Other Violent Crimes

Thoughts on the writing life, reviews, interviews, and videos of me screaming at a cursor flashing on a blank page.

Women In Horror Month: An Interview With Martel Sardina

My goal with these Women In Horror Month interviews was to get them each up in a timely manner, spacing them out throughout the month. Unfortunately, life often has different plans. So, I have to apologize, mainly to Martel Sardina. Martel was gracious enough… Continue Reading “Women In Horror Month: An Interview With Martel Sardina”

Love, Beheadings, and a Tommy Gun: Let’s Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day

As I write this two birds sing to one another outside my window. It would be romantic to assume it was a love song. The reality is they’re warning each other about my cat eyeing them through the window as though Purina had gone… Continue Reading “Love, Beheadings, and a Tommy Gun: Let’s Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day”

Women In Horror Month: An Interview With Maria Alexander

Horror writers often break molds. The stereotype for many is a thin, scarecrow-esque middle aged man in a Black Flag t-shirt with a blazer thrown over it, probably bullied frequently as a kid, with a twisted streak that gets exorcised in his writing lest… Continue Reading “Women In Horror Month: An Interview With Maria Alexander”

Women In Horror Month: An Interview with Lisa Morton

February is WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH, a month I’m sure most of you had no idea existed. February, I mean. Who keeps track of anything between Christmas and the Fourth of July? In all seriousness, women in the horror genre are often relegated to… Continue Reading “Women In Horror Month: An Interview with Lisa Morton”

Riding the Digital Seas

In the wake of Congress failing to perform REDACTED upon the whole of the internet, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the issue of piracy. I realize I’m a little late to the party here, but the recent debates… Continue Reading “Riding the Digital Seas”

An Interview With the Cast of “George: A Zombie Intervention”

In 2008, we started shooting a movie. It was long and frustrating and far more expensive than it should have been. It was stressful and didn’t turn out how we wanted it to. It fell victim to the budget and to a small timeframe… Continue Reading “An Interview With the Cast of “George: A Zombie Intervention””

Beer and Moaning in Las Vegas, or My Weekend With Hal Bodner

In the van ride home from KillerCon 3 in Las Vegas, Hal Bodner looked out the window at the desert speeding by. Behind him, John Skipp flipped through his CD’s with John Palisano, trying to find the perfect road trip music. Lisa Morton and Shannon… Continue Reading “Beer and Moaning in Las Vegas, or My Weekend With Hal Bodner”

405 – A Story for Carmageddon

In honor of Carmageddon and the closing of the 405, I’ve dug out an old story. This was originally published in CHIMERAWORLD 4 in 2006. While I’d had a few magazine articles published and some short films made before this, “405” is the first piece… Continue Reading “405 – A Story for Carmageddon”

The 2011 Bram Stoker Awards

The 2011 Bram Stoker Awards were held recently by the Horror Writers Association. Several close friends of mine won awards and I just wanted to take a moment to congratulate them. Here is a list of winners from the HWA’s site (www.horror.org): HWA Announces… Continue Reading “The 2011 Bram Stoker Awards”

I am an idiot

We all do stupid things from time to time, yet years ago I decided to revolve my life around one of them. You see, I have chosen the single most masochistic, cruel, and unforgiving career path imaginable. I suppose there are worse decisions. Scraping… Continue Reading “I am an idiot”