New Interview Available

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ll be featured in the Artist Spotlight section in eight local northeast Ohio newspapers, as well as, an online edition.  You can pick up the following papers at grocery stores and the like – The Tallmadge Express, The Cuyahoga Falls News-Press, The Stow Sentry, The Hudson Hub-Times, The Twinsburg Bulletin, The News Leader (Nordonia area), The Aurora Advocate and The Gateway News (Streetsboro).

If you don’t live anywhere close to one of the above communities or would just like to check out the interview online you can read it here.

Ty-ing Up the Genre – ‘Up-and-Comers’

The next installment of my monthly column, Ty-ing Up the Genre, on Hellnotes is now available for your reading pleasure.  This month I interviewed three ‘Up-and-Comers’ in the horror genre.  Click here to check it out.

Fear and Trembling Magazine – Interview

I recently did an interview with Fear and Trembling Magazine (e-zine).

You can read what I had to say, by clicking here.

As always, to read any of the interviews I’ve done, you can visit the Published/Upcoming Works page.

Also, remember to check out the book trailer to Night School. If you like what you see after viewing the trailer, visit the Storefront to buy the book.

Interview for Blood Moon Rising #37

I mentioned here about having done an interview for Blood Moon Rising #37.  Appearantly there was a hurry to get the issue online for viewing and my interview (along with some other articles) were inadvertently left off. 

The interview has now been added back to the issue and can be read by clicking here.

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.


Newspaper Interview

I am originally from a small town, a half hour north of Dayton, Ohio, named Covington.  When I moved away shortly after college, the town had a population of around 3,000 people.  The town was so small that we didn’t have a newspaper that was printed in the town itself.  The majority of folks in town read the Piqua Daily Call, which came out of the City of Piqua, the next town over from Covington.  As any newspaper, it covered local, national and international news.

Recently, I was interviewed by Jennifer Runyon from the paper.  The interview will appear in the Monday, February 23rd edition. 

Since the majority of you won’t be able to read the interview, you can still see the majority of the questions I was asked in FAQs or in the other interviews I have done recently.

In addition to the interview, I was asked to submit a photo of myself holding Night School.  I figured I would go ahead and post the picture here, not only to give you a feel for the article but to finally let some of you see what I look like (besides the small picture in About Me).

In any event, below is the picture I sent in.  Disregard the nerdy smile and fluffy hair (I normally look a whole lot more cool…ok, well, maybe not).

In My Own Words : An Excerpt of Night School

Today, I read a 12 minute excerpt of Night School on the Authors Read program on Blog Talk Radio.  If you missed the show and would like to hear the excerpt, click here to visit the archives of the Authors Read site where it is located. 

The reading has also been posted on Hellnotes.

In other news…

I found out the prices today for the Night School t-shirts.  The retail price for the white is $21.05 and the black will be $30.05.  As previously noted, you will be able to buy them in approx 2-weeks at Devious Designz.  Once they are up on the site, I will let you know.

Click here to get a description of what’s on the back of the shirt.

Macabre Friday (and some other stuff)

In this week’s installment…

The macabre count of Dr. Hassanein in Gaza

Macabre Photos (scroll to the bottom of the page)

Deepwater Man Fatally Shoots Wife While Installing Satellite TV

Body of women found in steel drum


Other Stuff

  • Remember I will be reading a 10-12 minutue excerpt of Night School on Monday, Feb. 19th at Noon (ET).  You can listen to the show by calling:  (347) 215-8319 or going to:


  • Also, there has been an update (easier for you to win) to the current Contest that is going on.  Check out the details by clicking here.

A Review & Other News

A review of Night School by M. Whitt, author of Planet Gemini, has been posted on  You can also purchase the book if you haven’t done so already, via this link.

I am in the middle of doing an interview with Mark Fewell of CALLIOPE to be featured in his section called, ‘Scary Scrawlings.’  Along with the interview, there is a possibility of a short story of mine being published, as well.  I’ll keep you updated on when the issue will be out and how to go about getting it.

Also, a reminder that I will be reading a 10-12 minute excerpt from Night School on the Authors Read program on Blog Talk Radio on Jan. 19th at Noon (ET).  You can find out how to listen to the show by clicking the above link or checking out Appearances/News.  I’ll be posting a reminder of the show later this week with this information, as well.

In other news…

I have begun collaborating with a t-shirt maker to design and sell Night School shirts. 

Started throwing around design ideas with JD Boren of JDB Knives to design and sell a hand crafted, limited edition knife depicting the essence Night School.  If you are a knife enthusiast and enjoy quality, hand crafted knives, I suggest checking out his site and ordering something.  Of course, once the design (which will be posted at a later date), price and availability of the Night School knife is good-to-go, I will let you know how to go about ordering it.