Book covers should be looked at as a piece of art. When I was looking to cover my up-coming novel, Klockwerk Kabaret, I knew I needed to find the perfect image to represent Olivia Nightingale. I found her, thanks to Pinterest and Michael Kügler. Ladies and gents of the Jackverse, I want to introduce to you the man behind the camera. Le’ts Get Jack’d!
Fade in from black. The howling wind blows through the swamp-soaked trees to bring the stench of death and dismemberment into the nostrils of the unsuspecting. A swirling mist appears and grows thick with discord and lust.
…and then they appear. Billie-Jean and Sarah Jayne of Frankenfemmes! Two lovely ladies intent on bringing the best reviews of the best of B Horror. Can you NOT be intrigued? You can’t – that’s how. And I have them here, undead and in casket, for my latest Get Jack’d!
It was Freddie Mercury and Queen who asked that question. I remember, so well, hearing that song for the first time and the profound effect the words would have on me.
Is this the world we created
What did we do it for
Is this the world we invaded
Against the law
Today I had a great lunch meeting with a fellow writer buddy of mine. While he and I spouted off our various projects it came to light how many side projects I had that related to my written works. A number of those side projects are videos. That’s right, I’m breaking into video production. This will start in the form of promo videos for various books, but will eventually lead to a short tie-in film for my novel Hell’s Muse and then a full-length feature.
The gist of that meeting? “You never know!”
The other day I received a box in the mail. Neatly and lovingly packed inside the box was a very special gift…a gift that made me realize that my work touches people on many levels.
Zombie played by Courtney Sellers
Music and filming by Adorkable Designs.
I don’t usually take up this space to rant about things; but I’ve finally reached critical mass. With who you say? Cable television. Google this “hd channels pixelated” and you’ll get about a half a million hits of users complaining that some (or many) of their cable high def channels are simply not watchable. The issue is called either pixellation or blocking and it’s bad. At my home we’ve had seven technicians come out to examine the issue — each one saying “Looks like you have a weak signal which is causing the problems”. Really, weak signal? We live in one of the largest metropolitan cities in the US, near the heart of the city — and our signal is weak?
It’s almost upon us! By the time this week is written up in the annals of history, the prequel to the I Zombie series, T-Minus Zero, will be available. To get you even further pumped, here is chapter one of that novel!
The apocalypse has struck and you’re there, waiting for more information on how to survive the onslaught of the undead. Your best bet is the writings of Jacob Plummer and Bethany Nitshimi. But it’s been a while since Bethany last put her fingers to typewriter to offer up words of wisdom. So what gives? Why is it taking me so long? Exactly why am I so horrible and lame to treat my fans this way?
Because I’m evil! MUHAHAHA!
I kid, I kid — with love.
The truth is, there’s much in the way of news, so let’s get down to bidness!
It’s that time again kitties and catses — time for another jack’ing of another innocent victim. This time around it’s fellow steampunk writer (I can say that now because, well, I can.. so there, shut it!). So let’s all grab a nice bowl of schmilk and a can of tuna and curl up in the smallest of boxes as we Jack the crap out of Kat French.
Ladies and gents of the Jackverse, I cannot tell you how thrilled I am about one of my upcoming releases — my first steampunk novel. So excited am I, that I am going to share with you a portion of the first chapter of this book. And so, without further adieu, I give you chapter 1:00 O’CLOCK from the first draft of Klockwerk Cabaret.