What makes the apocalyptic genre so appealing to you? World enders are always fascinating to me … what happens, how survivors cope, and how crazy things get.  There’s not just ONE monster in a zombie apocalypse – there are millions!   It makes for a freaky ride that can take […]

Middletown 2 The Interview: Eric Shelman


In which the author confronts his Muse about whose idea to use. Will rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock save the day?

Me And My Muse: Episode 10


I recently had my seventh interview on Dave’s Nerd Compendium. That’s right, seven! Listen to the podcast here. This week, I am joined once again by my good buddy Jack Wallen. He’s been quiet the past few months, a little too quiet. That is because he has been working on […]

Interviewed by Dave’s Nerd Compendium



What makes the apocalyptic genre so appealing to you? A few things attract me to this genre. There’s the opportunity to explore darker things, and to process your feelings about situations that scare you in real life. It’s a safe place to work out your fears, and to dig deep […]

Middletown 2 The Interview: G.G. Silverman



Many of you already know of my obsession with the Devin Townsend Project. I’ve spewed forth a veritable litany of how the music of this band inspires me (on both a personal and professional level). I’ve gushed on social media, sharing videos and links to the point where friends and […]

Review: Devin Townsend Project “Transcendence”



What makes the apocalyptic genre so appealing to you? I believe the main thing that draws me to reading and writing apocalyptic fiction is the notion of hope. When the entire world and society have crashed down around us, something within humanity always finds a way to fight and to […]

Middletown 2 The Interview: Brent Abell


In which the author discusses the idea of going back to poetry in order to ignite his revolution.

Me And My Muse: Episode 8


I’m back with another set of lyrics that was originally intended for the band UNSUN. You can read the original post (with explanation and first set up lyrics here). And so, without further ado, here are the lyrics for “Pretty Mess”. A cloud of fog dissipates The sky, the world […]

Pretty Mess: The Lyrics



What makes the apocalyptic genre so appealing to you? I like that there are no defined boundaries in PA fiction. We get to flesh out our worlds and then destroy them in any manner we choose. I especially enjoyed being able to off many of our well known politicians as my […]

Middletown 2 The Interview: Shawn Chesser



A little-known story, from the annals of the Jackverse.  Prior to the release of Cry Zombie Cry, I was working with the band UNSUN (who appears in the book Cry Zombie Cry) to write the lyrics for their next album. I had the lyrics complete and was anxiously awaiting the […]

Cry Zombie Cry: The Lyrics



What makes the apocalyptic genre so appealing to you? That’s a tough one. I think for me it’s the fact that you are only limited by your imagination. Whether it’s a post nuclear survival, alien invasion, zombie apocalypse or any of the hundreds of natural disasters that are possible, the […]

Middletown 2 The Interview: Heath Stallcup



What makes the apocalyptic genre so appealing to you? The fact some of these things might actually come to fruition. The world collapsing around us is a very real concept, and when I’m writing apocalyptic fiction I wonder how much of it might someday be real. What about this project […]

Middletown 2 The Interview: Armand Rosamillia