Mut antrinken

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“Mut antrinken” is the German translation of “Liquid Courage”. This short story was originally published in English by Shroud Magazine, Issue #9, August 2010. It was reprinted in For After Midnight, October 2011, then again in the Kindle eBook “Liquid Courage”, December 2012. I’ve heard some say this particular tale is their favorite short story of mine.


“Mut antrinken” is a 7,500 word short story about a man trying to get over a bad breakup with his girlfriend.

Chris is going through a lot of internal strife and is looking for a way out. He even ponders committing suicide… until his friend comes up missing.

Shortly after the disappearance, Chris starts receiving notes containing clues to his friend’s whereabouts.

In the end, Chris’ friend isn’t the only one who needs saving.

You can download “Mut antrinken” (translated by Katrin Stefl) for your Kindle at:

Amazon (Germany)

Amazon (US)

The English Kindle edition is still available at:

Liquid Courage

Amazon (US)

Amazon (UK)


House Call, First Viewing

House Call DVDsHouse Call premiered a week and a half ago at Texas Frightmare Weekend. I’ve heard the film was well received by fans in attendance at the convention. Since my wedding is next month, along with various other obligations, I was unable to attend and watch the film with everyone else for the first time. Yesterday I received some advanced copies of the DVD from Little Oak Film Group. Last night I was able to sit down and watch the film.

Some authors write entire novels while a mental film projector plays – a particular actor/actress playing each role, the setting, how the dialog sounds as it comes out of the person’s mouth, lighting, camera angles – inside their head. There is perhaps one or two things where I’ve written an entire story like that, but for the most part this just isn’t how my mind works. Although, in my novellas The Fields, DININ’ and Last Night Out, a clip did play in my head during one scene in each of those works. If you’ve read any of those, you can probably guess which ones. In the story of House Call, which this screenplay was adapted from, there really wasn’t any particular scene that worked like that while I penned it. The unpublished novella (which I talk about, among other things, during a featurette on the DVD) of House Call was actually written three or four years ago. All of the aforementioned books were written long after this story, so perhaps the technique of how I write has altered a bit since.

Why do I mention all this you ask? Well, I shall tell you.

If I would have had a projector spinning inside my skull, while writing this story, the movie version of House Call is what I would have pictured. It would take me several more paragraphs to say what an awesome job each and every one of the cast & crew did, but that’s exactly how I feel. From the lead actor/actress to the supporting roles, camera work, dialog and setting of each scene, I was very pleased how the film turned out.

And I think you will be too.

The DVD of House Call will be made available on Amazon in about a month. Until then, you can check out everything related to the film (synopsis, cast & crew, movie poster, production stills, movie trailer, etc) by clicking HERE.

Stay tuned.

Interview with Crowded Quarantine

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Go check out my new interview with UK-based Crowded Quarantine Publications. They’re the great folks who released my novella Last Night Out earlier this year. You’ll also have a chance to win a free copy of the book.

You can read the interview HERE. You can also find out where to order the Trade Paperback or eBook by visiting the Storefront.