Things to come, goodbye Samhain, 99 cent Kindle deals, and some of my favorite 2016 music, movies, and TV.

Things to come, goodbye Samhain, 99 cent Kindle deals, and some of my favorite 2016 music, movies, and TV.

Hey gang,

I just wanted to step in here and give you a look at some things I’ve got planned for the next few weeks.

First off, THE HAUNTED HALLS is once again available in Print (also eBook and audio). This fine print edition is from SHADOW WORK PUBLISHING. Thanks again to Jason Lynch for the fantastic artwork!


Get your copy HERE

As of right now, you can read a FREE Christmas horror story I wrote for reviewer, ROBIN LEE. It is up on her blog and is titled, “Waiting up for Santa”  READ HERE

I will have another Christmas freebie in a couple weeks at THE GAL IN THE BLUE MASK blog.  Stay tuned!

Some friends of mine are putting together their Top Books of 2016 lists:  THE GRIM READER and MICHAEL PATRICK HICKS.  I’m closing in on 70 books read this year (many from 2016), but I have at least four more 2016 selections to get through before crafting my list. Look for my Top 25 of 2016 sometime in mid-January. My tastes differ from my aforementioned friends, but that’s the fun of these lists, right? I can’t wait to share mine with you.

I will give you a few of my favorites of 2016….



BLINK 182-CALIFORNIA is definitely my favorite record of the year. With Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba replacing Tom DeLonge, Blink returns to the fun, pop-punk band that they used to be. I haven’t stopped listening to this record since I got it in July.




ARRIVAL is an amazing “first contact” movie starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. I’m a pretty big alien buff, so when one of the alien movies is not just good but great, it really sticks with me. ARRIVAL is beautiful, full of wonder, hope, sadness, and above all, a terrific piece of cinema.

I also loved MOANA, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, LIGHTS OUT, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, FINDING DORY, and CIVIL WAR.  I’m going to see ROUGE ONE tonight, so I’m sure that would make the list, too. I probably won’t get to MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, but Casey Affleck knows how to pick movies. I definitely can’t wait to see that one.



While everyone else is binging the crap out of Netflix shows and still following THE WALKING DEAD…..My wife and I have been glued to Fox’s serialized version of LETHAL WEAPON. Clayne Crawford as Martin Riggs KILLS it. He is so good. As much as I love Mel Gibson, Crawford will win you over and do it fast. Damon Wayans does a great job as Roger Murtaugh, as well. I was hesitant to check it out, but I have been convinced and now I never want the show to end! So good!

That’s about it for TV for me. I plan on checking out the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and I’m looking forward to more of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s   SHERLOCK.  For reality TV, I enjoyed the heck out of OZZY and JACK’S WORLD DETOUR. Good stuff.

Lastly, I’d like to give a good COFFIN NAIL plug to Samhain Horror. Starting January first, the company begins taking down its horror titles. These versions will be out of print.That includes my collection WHERE NIGHTMARES BEGIN. If you want to get a copy , you better act fast, it will be one of the first to vanish. BLOOD AND RAIN will also be leaving, but you might have a few extra weeks to purchase that one.


Be sure to grab some Brian Moreland, Ronald Malfi, Hunter Shea, David Bernstein, Jonathan Janz, Russell James, and Kristopher Rufty titles while you’re at it.

99 cent Anthology deals:


Get your copy of VS  HERE


And if you haven’t already, copies of my latest novella, CHASING GHOSTS (Sinister Grin Press) and my short alien-themed collection, OUT OF RANGE  are always good gifts! Treat yourself or someone you love. 🙂

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Get your copy of CHASING GHOSTS….HERE

Get your copy of OUT OF RANG…HERE

Stay tuned!

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