Sit back and enjoy this guest blog by horror author, Thom Erb: Writing any story, whether it be a short story, novella or novel all hold very personal things for me. Sometimes it’s just the process, sometimes it’s the character or maybe it’s the event itself that reach deep inside of me. Speak to me. […]
In my opinion, books given away as free promotion via Amazon, etc, are more likely to end up pirated than others. Why? It seems a lot of people think such books are free to distribute, despite the fact that they go back on sale later. They’re treated like public domain titles by the less informed.
Despite several efforts over the years, I’ve been unable to offer my first novel, The Oak Clan, the proper rewrite it deserves, but these past few months have been most productive. I fully intend to soldier through to the end and then finish the sequel that was started so long ago. I’m currently re-working chapter […]
Down on your luck? Blame Amazon! Things have been changing a lot these past few years as the digital revolution – or perhaps “evolution” is a better word – took over nearly every moment of our lives. As one would imagine during such a radical change in industry, many businesses have refused to adapt and were […]
Before I found my calling as a writer, I was a visual artist. In fact, I initially went to school for Fine Arts at Kent State University back in the mid-1990’s. However, part of the reason I never finished with an art degree was because the professors didn’t care for my oft-preferred subject matter. I […]
This was announced last month and I’d mentioned it on my Facebook, but I had completely neglected to say anything on my blog about it. Lemme fix that right now: I’m honored to be included in the upcoming Fossil Lake Anthology, edited by Christine Morgan and as you’ll see, I will be in very good […]
It’s been a month now since Kobo freaked out about news of selling extra-obscene filth and their answer was “nuke the self-published titles and any small press publishers that sell erotica from orbit… only way to be sure.” The best breakdown of the situation, imo, can be found here, so please give it a read […]
We’re coming up on the weekend so I thought I’d offer another long excerpt from one of my stories, this time “A Very Squishy Date Rape: Sog Monkeys After Dark” found in Tabloid Terrors 2: Nessie Tried to Pimp My Wife. For those unfamiliar with the Tabloid Terrors trilogy, they’re anthologies that parody the tabloids. […]
Well, Barnes & Noble has finally done something smart by calling their e-publishing service “Nook Press.” If they’d had any sense to begin with, they would have done this in the beginning, rather than calling it something that completely separates the service from the company or e-reader, “PubIt.” I can just imagine how it must […]
Awards can be a beautiful thing. For authors, they can be a sign of appreciation from your readers and receiving one is truly an honor. The problem? It usually doesn’t work out that way. There are some genuine ones out there, so don’t get me wrong, but here are the cold truths about the vast […]
Here is an opinion that states if a publisher says they’ll offer no advance to a writer, they’re basically shit and think you’re dumb, etc. But here is something he said that especially stood out for me in his comments section: Because in my opinion there is no good reason not to pay the writer first. […]
Take a look HERE at Misty Wright, aka Esther Lam, author of Assassin’s Love, published on Kindle August 24, 2012. If you will, download the free Kindle Sample and read a bit. Just don’t buy it! Here’s the first paragraph: It was one in the morning when she made the county line and the blue […]
If you’re an author and no one hates you, it’s time to get your feet wet in the industry.
— S.D. Hintz
A while back, there was some outrage going around about teh ebil Amazon empire and their treacherous ways with lowering Kindle prices on some ebooks, which may or may not affect royalty payments. One author, we’ll call him John Doe, went on for weeks about it. He’d published an ebook through Kindle and one day, […]
I just received my very first threatening phone call from Nickolaus Pacione! It was hilarious! The conversation went something like this: JB: Hello? NP: Why you trying to ruin my company? JB: What? Oh! Is this Nick? NP: Look, asshole, don’t publish any book called “Lake Fossil.” JB: Okay. *silence* JB: Still there, bud? […]
I’m certainly not the first to get hate mail from the deranged idiot, Nickolaus Pacione. After all, he steadily goes after such greats as Brian Keene, Poppy Z. Brite, and Ray Garton, to name but a few. But tonight I got some love from him, and he not only goes after me, but my wife. […]
K.H. Koehler has just made a very truthful post on her blog about how authors and publishers should stop bitching and work together more. CHECK IT OUT!
Don’t worry. It’s not going to my head. But it was a fun app to play. What do you get? I write likeStephen King I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! I’d pasted in a few paragraphs from my serial, Fear the Woods: It started to rain thick, stinging drops. The […]
Thanks again to Shroud Magazine and to Shedrick Pittman-Hassett for a great review of my novelization for William Winckler’s Frankenstein vs the Creature from Blood Cove! READ IT HERE!
Thank you Shroud Magazine and Anton Cancre for posting a great review of Fear the Woods Book One: How to Make a Vampire. READ IT HERE! And he was dead-on about the fun 80s horror influence. BUY IT HERE!