Twisted Tales Cover Art

Below is the working front and back cover art to Twisted Tales from the Torchlight InnA 3-novella collection by Dean Harrison, Thomas A. Erb and Myself.  The book currently has a release date sometime in February 2011.  Erb also did the beautiful artwork for this collection.


Night School Knife/Book Set – Now Available!

That’s right.  After months of throwing around design ideas and building the hand-crafted knife, JD Borden of JDB Knives and I announce the release of the Night School Knife/Book Set.  It is now available for ordering!

A photo of the knife/book set and details on the knife are as follows:



It’s a Bowie/martial style with brass bolster and a sculpted subhilt walnut handle. 

Overall Length: nearly  10″  Blade Length: About 5 3/4″  Blade Width: 1 1/4″  Blade Thickness: just over 3/16″  Handle Length: 4 3/8″  Handle Width: just under 1 1/2″  Handle Thickness: just over 3/4″  Finger Guard: just under 2 3/4″.  Hidden tang. 

Price: $229.99.  Includes Knife, Stand, Matching Numbered and Autographed copy of Night School, Plus FREE shipping!  Include any Custom Inscriptions With the Order.  Since Each Knife is produced in the order in which the request is received, Serial Numbers are on a first come first served bases.

If you want to read more about the design and actual making of the knife, visit the Build-A-Long on the JDB Knives’ message board or if you want to read more about the knife/book set or order it, click HERE.  Remember, all knives are hand-crafted, limited-edition and serial numbered.  So, your knife isn’t made until you order it.  As, this is a limited-edition arrangement between JD and myself, they will only be made for a limited time.  So, if you’re interested, order soon!

Night School (Knife) Project – Part II, the newspaper interview & an annoucement

If you have been following, The Beginning and Part I of the Night School Knife Project, click here for the next few steps, which are posted on the JDB Knives message board.

If you are interested in checking out the interview I did with the Piqua Daily Call that I mentioned, you can visit the paper’s website to read the article.

In addition, I wanted to make the annoucement that I have begun my next project. 

As many of you know, right before Night School was accepted for publication, I was 20,000 words into a new manuscript.  Though, once I knew Night School was going to be published, I put the ‘novel-in-progress’ on hold to concentrate on promotion and marketing activities. 

Now that Night School is off to a running start, I can finally begin working on something else.  Well, ‘begin working’ might not be entirely accurate. 

What I decided to do this time around, instead of continuing with a novel, I am going to do a ‘short story collection.’  This collection will be about 200 pages long (about 50,000 words) and will include three previously published stories, as well as, nine or ten new and original ones.  Of these stories that are new and have not been published before, I only have two or three to write, before reaching my page count goal.

As of last week, I received word from my publisher, that whenever I would like to send in the manuscript, they will be ready to review it.

I suspect I should be able to accomplish this in the next month.  Which would mean a mid to late 2009 release date on the book.  As always, I’ll keep you posted.


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!