Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Volume II of the Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Now Available

Volume II of the Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase is now available for the Kindle.
This is my second year in a row appearing in this showcase, and this time around features my poem "Tightrope Between the Trees," which was once a flash fiction piece, but I revised it considerably and it works much better in poetic form. 

You can get it here for only $2.99

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Phantom Brain Horror Comic Anthology Kickstarter Launched Today

I just launched a Kickstarter project this morning for a comic book that is going to be killer if and when we get the funding.

Featuring work from myself, Shane Roeschlein,​ Megan Hutchison,​ Mike Dubisch​, Mike Feehan, Shaun Stroup,​ and Adam Gastelum​.

You can check out samples from each individual artist's previous work on the Kickstarter page.

Please check it out and help bring this to life!


Friday, June 5, 2015

New Poem to be Published in Horror Writers Poetry Showcase Volume II

Just found out that my poem "Tightrope Between the Trees" was accepted for publication in the second volume of the HWA Poetry Showcase. More info to come when that is available for purchase, but in the meantime, the first volume is still available so go pick that one up.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


So it's been a reeeaallllly long time since I've posted some original stuff exclusive to the blog.  Time to rectify that situation. Here's a strange little piece I wrote a couple of years ago and never did anything with. I do have some fondness for this one, though. It's an experiment in telling a story strictly through dialogue, dealing with language barriers and perhaps some racial tension. No horror here (unless you count the Halloween setting), though hopefully there is enough offbeat humor to give you a couple of chuckles.

      “Excuse a me...a question. Supposedly, only the gays say 'So long'?”
      “I'm not sure I follow ya, fella. I'm not g--”
     “Oh...no? ¿Solamente en la Navidad?”
     “Whoah, whoah, whoah. Hold your horses, pardner. I don't speak Es-Pan-Yo-Lay. You need-o to hab-lo American-o to me. Understand?”
     “Ah...no! Haha! Problem, my friend! Let me to see...cómo se dice...
     “Oh...hahaha! I see, I see. Lo siento. I looking for Souplantation now. You write down for me?”
     “In all seriousness I really don't get what you're aimin' to express to me. I don't have time to-”
      “More entertainment for you, yes? Oh! Over there...is Gasparin el Fantasma Amistoso!”
     “I don't have any aspirin. DO-YOU-HAVE-A-HEADACHE? Is that why you're actin' more fidgety than the Devil on a layover in the Arctic?”
     “No. He no is un diablo. El payaso está muy triste. ¡Pobresito!
     “Okay, pal. I realize this is a free country and all, but I'm not going to just waste my time here figurin' out what you're sayin'. I'm tryin' to take my kids Trick-or-Treatin'. Sorry-o. Can't you go back home and ask someone in your own neighborhood?”
     “In my country, the children on the Halloween say 'Tricky Tricky.' Is correct? How you spell in your country?”
     “Look, you're scarin' my kids now. It's spelled L-E-A-V-E-M-E-A-L-O-N-E, poor fay-vor. And take off that mask! It's hideous!”

Sunday, February 1, 2015

New Short Story Available

My short story "The Perfect Playground" is now available in an e-book anthology titled "Creature Stew," released by Papa Bear Press. This story is particularly special to me, as it takes place in the city I grew up in (Chula Vista), and is likely the only horror story to have ever taken place there. So yeah...all current and former Chula Vistans should definitely buy this. Also, everyone else should buy this. Why not, right?

The anthology is available from Amazon for $2.99. Get it here: