Night School (Knife) Project, Part I

I mentioned here about JD Boren of JDB Knives and myself collaborating on a ‘Night School Knife.’  Well, JD has started a ‘build-a-long’ on his message board where you can follow along (and ask questions/comments) during the design and actual crafting of the knife itself.  So, if you are interested in knives, my book or just like to see some great artwork, check it out.  Oh, and while you’re there, buy another one of his hand-made custom knives – I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Oh, is anyone else excited about the new Friday the 13th movie coming out today?!  Sweeet!


First Chapter Project

I mentioned here about Night School being on the First Chapter Project.  Since it wasn’t the main topic of a post, I’m afraid that not all of you saw/read it.  In any event, if you’re interested in reading the 1st chapter of Night School you can do so, by clicking here.

You can read another excerpt in Freebies, as well.

If you haven’t bought the book yet and are interested in doing so after reading the aforementioned excerpts, visit the Storefront.  In the Storefront, you can find links to where you can buy the book, Werewolf Magazine #9, containing my short story, ‘Thirst’ and information how to order a Night School T-shirt – that is, if you really want to impress people with your great sense of style!

Jacob’s Mind & Gnomus

While you’re waiting for your copy of Night School and/or Werewolf Magazine #9 to arrive, how about checking out a few previously published short stories of mine. 

Click on the links below to read the stories.

‘Jacob’s Mind’ (Update 2/24/09:  has been removed from this site – now published on Bloodee)


If you still haven’t ordered the book or magazine and wish to do so, visit the Storefront or here for a special on Night School.

As a last note, we are getting closer to a winner for the current contest.  Click here to read about it.

Booksigning Results

It was a windy day here in Cleveland, Ohio.  The streets outside Visible Voice Books where the signing took place were flooded and it took wearing knee high boots unless you wanted your feet all wet.  Regardless of that, some customers strolled into the store and I got to talk to a few of them about Night School and my short story, ‘Thirst’ that came out last week in Werewolf Magazine #9.  There were also a few that bought the book and got it signed.  Overall, I wouldn’t rank this the best signing in the world, but taking into consideration the location and outside elements, it went well and I enjoyed seeing some familiar and new faces that walked through the door.  Thank you to those of you that took the time out to see me at my first signing in 2009.

Now…I gear up for the second signing of 2009 at Borders on the 28th of this month.  You can read more about this signing, the location, etc, here.

Remember the Signing!

What:  Book Signing

When:  Tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 7th) from 1:00 – 4:00pm


Visible Voice Books

1023 Kenilworth

Cleveland, OH  44113

As a reminder, Night School will be sold for $25.00 ($5.00 off the cover price) and Werewolf Magazine #9 will be sold for $3.00 ($2.00 off the cover price).  Also, don’t forget that if you want a copy of Werewolf Mag without ordering it through the publisher, get there early as I only have 5 copies.  Of course, if you have copies of either (though Werewolf might be hard to have already as it was just printed a week ago) already, feel free to bring them in for me to sign.

As a side note, if you can’t make the signing tomorrow, I will be at Borders in Medina and Solon, Ohio, on Feb. 28th and Mar. 28th.  Click here for more info.

The Good, The Bad & The Temptations

First, the bad.  Yesterday, I lost my ‘day job’ so I have to start looking for something to do inbetween my writing.  So, to quote Melvin from The Temptations on the song Ball of Confusion

And the band played on.

So, round and around we go.

Where the world’s headed, nobody knows.

Now, the good. 

I mentioned here about North Coast Voice Magazine doing an article and review about Night School in their ‘Hot Off The Press’ column.   Today, the ‘hard copy’ of the issue is available all over NE Ohio and also can be read online, by clicking here.

Reviews (needed)

As I prepare for my first of several Appearances this year (beginning with a book signing this coming Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio), I wanted to ask each of you that has bought and read the book, to go to Amazon and write a book review for me.  If you haven’t purchased on Amazon in the past and are unable to post a review there, feel free to post it to any other store’s website.  As a thanks for doing a review, let me know when its done and I’ll send you some free bookmarks of Night School.

If you have yet to buy the book, visit the Storefront to do so.  If you still don’t know what the book is about or want to read an excerpt, click here.

Oh, I received the copies of Werewolf Magazine #9 on Friday and they turned out great.  You can purchase the magazine, which contains my short story, ‘Thirst’ by visiting the Storefront, as well.