Deny it all you want, zombies are officially real!

Zombies!!! That’s right, they’re real now. The news is as old as your grandmas granny panties (redundant much?), but it’s so bizarre to most that people seem to be having trouble wrapping their living brain tissue around it. The scene was just as if it were pulled from the I Zombie series — a naked […]


Ask anyone who knows me to describe what sets me apart and I’m fairly certain the answer will be passion. I’m not talking about the passion one finds tucked within the underpants of erotica or romance novels (though I have that passion as well). The passion I refer to is that passion as defined by […]

The lemming effect

Another working day has ended Only the rush hour hell to face Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes Contestants in a suicidal race Lyrics from Synchronicity, by the Police. We all know exactly what they are referring to. Lemmings have been been ill-perceived as a rodent that does little more than follow its fellow […]

Axel Howerton Gets Jack’d

Annnnd we’re back with another episode of Get Jack’d. This time around I have the pleasure of jacking fellow author du’ grim Axel Howerton. As everyone on the Jackverse knows, the getting of jack’d is a deep, funky process… so let’s skip the pleasantries and get knee deep into the big funky.

Inspriation comes in the strangest places, at the strangest times

Last night, I was brushing my teeth when it hit me — an idea for a new book. No, the new book had squadoosh to do with brushing teeth, dentifrice, flouride, choppers, or teeth in general. The idea, however, excited the crap out of me (and the toothpaste, as I hurried to get to my […]

Would the apocalypse be all that bad?

Warning: This is a rant. I was chatting with a chum the other day about how smart phones have made people incredibly stupid. Don’t believe me? Sit at the intersection of a major stop light and count how many drivers have their faces buried in their “smart” phones. When the light turns green, check out […]

My first horrific memory

As a writer of horror (and other fabulousness) I often get asked where it all stems from. Was it a fractured and frightening childhood? Was it a tragedy that occurred later in life? Or was it just a normal evolution? And, what was the first horrific moment you can recall? That question is more important […]

Killer Missives: Jack Hanley to John Wayne Gacy

Disclaimer: These letters are fiction. They are meant for entertainment purposes and are only loosely based on real killers. John Wayne Gacy, aka The “Killer Clown”. Few men illicit such revulsion as he. A rapist and murderer of young boys and men, Gacy buried his victims within the crawl space of his home – creating […]

Bug out bikes

As you know, I write a lot about the apocalypse. So much so, some days I feel as if I’ve actually lived through it. Because of this, I get asked a lot of questions. Most of the questions are about zombies, how best to kill them, and how do I really think they’ll come about. […]

Vampires: My take

It never ceases to amaze me how many readers, fans, friends, and sundry unmentionables ask me my take on vampires. Am I a fan? Do I like Twilight? Where is the genre heading? What’s my favorite vampire book/movie/story/etc? Well, I thought it would finally put those questions to the grave by simply answering them here […]