What’s New: 8/28/15

This website needs some activity going on, so I’ve decided I’m going to keep you all informed … not only with my progress on the next novel, but things I’ve discovered and feel you may be interested in!

Writing

I continue to plug away at “Three Heretics.” I’ve reach 50k words, and I anticipate to write 50k more and then some before I’ve finished with it. This is the sequel to “The Bones of the Earth”; however, it is not a traditional sequel in terms of timelines and POVs.

“House of a Thousand Hearts” and “That Which Walks Behind the Graves” have been updated to their final versions. Previous owners of “Graves” will receive an update from Amazon, while previous owners of “House” should contact me for the new version, as Amazon has deemed the new updates too expansive to push out in an update. If you don’t own either, then no worries. When you buy it, you’ll be getting the best and final version.

“The Easiest Job in the World” and “Black Occult Macabre Vol. 1 Issue 7” are getting updates as well. Both will be submitted to my editor. The second half of “Job” is being totally re-written, while “Black” will receive only minor updates.

Movies

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This week, I watched (not for the first time):

Sleepaway Camp: I absolutely love this movie, and it is easily one of my favorite horror films. It’s so weird, and so, so awesome. Try to avoid looking up much about this movie. Trust me.

Sleepaway Camp II: Almost as good as the original, and in some ways, better. Angela has quickly become one of my favorite horror icons.

The Evil Dead (original): A friend of mine hadn’t seen it, and it was great watching them squirm. it’s amazing how much Sam Raimi was able to accomplish with so little. I still stand by my belief that horror films are much better when they are constrained by budget. Of course, passion is required, but it forces the crew to be more creative, more invested.

Feardotcom: Beautifully shot. Terribly written. Good enough for me.

Nausicaa: Top 3 Miyazaki movie.

Hackers: Holy crap, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen this movie. It’s pretty bad and the computer jargon is absurd, but it’s a lot of fun to watch, even if the plot doesn’t kick in until most of the movie is done.

The Wire: Re-watching again on Blu-Ray. What more needs to be said?

Games

Until Dawn: Enjoying the hell out of this so far. A slasher horror game always seemed like a no-brainer to me, so I don’t know why it took so long. It’s very Heavy Rain-esque, but with a lot more interaction, and a lot more fun to play. About to play it now!

Camp Grizzly: I stumbled upon this board game, and I’m so mad I missed the Kickstarter when it was going on. I would’ve totally backed it for the additional goodies. I’ve only played it once with my brother, but it’s perfect. If you’re into board games and love 80’s slasher films, you’ve gotta check this game out. We played it while listening to the Friday the 13th Part VI soundtrack (the best Friday, if you ask me. Sorry Ms. Voorhees).

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Music

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Ghost – Meliora: This is the new CD by one of my favorite bands, and I can’t stop listening to it. Who would’ve thought praising Satan could sound so catchy? Probably their best album thus far, but make no mistake, the other two are fantastic as well. ¬†Looking forward to seeing them live in September.

 

And that’s it for me this week!

 

Get “House of a Thousand Hearts” and “That Which Walks Behind the Graves” FREE on Kindle 8/24-8/25

Aw yea, free stuff time.

8/24-8/25, my two horror short stories, “House of a Thousand Hearts” and its sequel “That Which Walks Behind the Graves,” are FREE.

Not only are they standalone tales that will leave you with nightmares, but they also integrals parts the universe of my novel, “The Bones of the Earth.”

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Best House of a Thousand Hearts

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The Bones of the Earth is Now Available!

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At last, “The Bones of the Earth” is now available on Amazon to purchase! You can purchase the paperback or the Kindle version!¬†Expect interview videos, maps, sketches, and giveaways in the weeks to follow!

Paperback

Kindle