Archive for December, 2011
That’s right, I’m going there people. You know one of my favorite things is to take that envelope (the one everybody just mindlessly pushes around) and kick it, drown it, draw on it, set fire to it, and generally have my way with it. Why? Because it’s who I am. You will not find a single iota of shirttucker in this guy. What you will find is a strange mixture of chaos that settles down into a nice sense of order. And one of those bits of chaos you will find in me is the desire to wear make up.
A long time ago, before Radio Shack was “The Shack”, I stopped going into my favorite place to buy nerd things because the salesmen were all so pushy. I also always refused to step foot onto a car lot because I knew I was in for a heavy-handed sell. I wanted to make a tee shirt that said “If you try to sell me something, you won’t sell me something.” And now, I’m finding a glut of new indie authors out there doing everything they can to SPAM the globe with promises their .99 cent book will be worth the price of admission.
Heidi Ruby Miller is a seriously mad woman. Not mad as in, you better watch it or she WILL pee in your Cheerios, but mad as in, There be whales aboard! Kinda mad. Voices in the head kinda mad. Oh, wait… I just described the whole of the writer clan. Actually, Heidi is quite an intriguing woman, with one hell of a resume to back up some seriously mad skills. So, I thought it time the woman got Jack’d.
I have the fabulous pleasure of having a darling of a human on Fabulous Friday. Her name is Sydney Jasmine Cannon and she is responsible for organizing the Facebook Event “Let’s Make People “Cross”. Naturally she is a perfect fit for the world of one particular superhero we all know and love, and should be perfectly at home here on Get Jack’d. So, without further adieu, I give you, the ever-lovely Sydney.
Girls, boys, and in-betweens of the Jack-verse, I recently had the privilege of interviewing Annetta Ribken for the 12 Days of Creepfest. Are you scared? You should be…
Oh the horror! Not only is it the holidays (for those who dread the season), it’s also time to see all of those horrific holiday movies. Now, that’s not to say ALL holiday movies are bad…but those that are bad are wicked, evil bad (like bad-tastic bad). So, I wanted to save you all from those head shakingly bad (and not in a fun-tastic B Movie bad way) movies. So, pull on your satin jammies and read on my lovelies.
Today’s Misfit Monday is a very special look inside the mind and heart of yours truly. You may be asking “What the hell?” and to that I would answer, “Have you ever known a writer?” If you have have known a writer, you then know we are some crazy-ass people. Some of us hear voices (not in the Schizophrenic way). Some of us live a life of serious distraction. But most of us will eventually confess to you, we have a few different people living inside of us (not in the multiple personality disorder kinda way.) One of my particular brain dwellers happens to be a teenage rocker chick. She kicks serious ass, dresses like she doesn’t give a damn what you think, and will flip you the bird any chance she gets.
Let’s get to know her, shall we?
That’s right my squee-tastic readers, the entire I Zombie trilogy has been enshrined in a single tome. And you get get that book, with the lovely new cover, created by yours truly, at the usual stops. But you need to know more don’t you? Of course you do. So hop on in and find out.
That’s right my lovelies, the novella based on my Zombie Radio podcast is now available. This book includes the short story, Silent Night, which is a secret look into The Zero Day Collective you never would have seen before!
I think I’ve made it fairly clear, I’m a fan of B Movies. Love ‘em. You can learn so much from them. In fact, I did a recent post to that effect (see “10 Things I learned from B Horror“). One of the most wonderful B Movie arteurs to hit the scene in recent years is Larry Blamire. Mr. Blamire has done something so incredibly fabulous, he deserves today’s spot on Fabulous Friday.
Okay my lovelies, it’s time for a contest. And what better way to have a contest than to join the 12 Days of Creepfest! Creeptacular. Read on to find out how you can win all three books from my I Zombie trilogy!
Let’s face it, the holidays can be a nightmare! All that good cheer, the family, the prezzies, the snow… the pressure! So what’s a horror fan to do? I know, watch some holiday-themed horror films! That’s right, holiday horror! So I thought I would list out some of my favorite (and mostly cheese-tastic) horror films to help you make it through this holiday season. I’ll warn you, Santa might be prone to shouting “MU HA HA” instead of “HO HO HO”!
That’s right my lovelies, the final book in the I Zombie trilogy is now available. So you better shamble on over to Amazon and snag your copy straight away before the horde takes you down, cracks open your skull, and munches on your thinky-bits. Not sure what this book is about? Well then, let me fill you in.
I have to admit, this posting is somewhat self-serving. Why? Because Mr. Zombie MUST make the movies for the I Zombie trilogy. If you’re unsure or don’t believe me, read them and you’ll draw the same conclusion. But even beyond that, RZ needs to be highlighted here on my little fabulous and horrific webhome because I find him to be the single greatest director of the horror genre of our time. That’s right, I said it and I’ll say it again. With only a handful of films under his belt, Zombie has proved he can outdo anyone in creep, scare, and downright fear.
I want to first of all thank Jack for inviting us onto his blog, this week. It’s easy as authors to get comfortable in our own playgrounds, er, blogs. Writing a guest post is like visiting your cousins – in this case, the ones dressed all in black and living in a house that looks like something from a real estate listing geared toward the Addams Family. You know. The kind of house that eats good little boys and girls like you. Those were my favorite cousins. I was always begging Mom and Dad to let me visit them.
Has any single article of clothing been at the heart of controversy as much as the corset? Okay, if you remove any given Lady GaGa costume out of the equation… then has any article of clothing been at the heart of controversy as much as the corset? Well? Dare you answer? Are you willing to pop out of your closet of fashion secrets long enough to say “yay” or “nay”?
I am. And I will. And you know you want to hear what I have to say.
B-Horror. The stuff of legends. Ed Wood, Roger Corman, William Castle — names that bring up reels of celluloid most would never watch. But B-Horror holds a quiet genius that can be overlooked. It’s a campy thrill fest that offers delight, laughter, some shock, mild frights, and pure joy. And, as always, there’s something to be learned from those horrible classics. In fact, there are at least ten things to be learned. Let’s take a look, shall we? MU. HA. HA?
I am proud to admit that I am an indie artist. To be more specific, an indie author. And since the “indie” does everything they can to spin the system around and make it their bitch, I thought it fitting to dedicate this “Misfit Monday” to the indie artist.
The people have spoken! Recently I asked my readers what they would have me write next. I have a huge TBW (To Be Written) pile, and wanted to know what YOU wanted to read next. Well, you spoke up. Via Facebook, Twitter, email, and my blog; you let me know, with near consensus, what you wanted. And I have heard you. So once Endgame and Shero II are complete, I will begin work on …