Saturday, April 26, 2014

Of Ghost Stories and Haunted Pez Dispensers

My contributor copy for Sekhmet Press' recent anthology, Wrapped in White, arrived in the mail just the other day.  I took a couple of snapshots of it (as one does), but when I was developing the film, I noticed a rather odd image superimposed on the photo.  Some people have told me it might be a spirit trying to communicate with me from beyond the grave.  I tend to believe it's a small hunk of plastic that caught the light a certain way, simply making it look like an otherworldly presence. 

In either case, I thought I'd share the image, so you can see this mysterious and rather baffling presence for yourself. (Cue X-Files theme music.)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ever Feel Like You're Stuck in a Time Loop?

This latest review is the 2nd time my work's been compared to Groundhog Dag in the last month.  Hmm...I'm starting to feel like I'm stuck in some sort of loop, with no means of escape...

Anyway, here's a snippet of that review, which I recently received on Amazon for my supernatural thriller, Try Not to Burn

"The setting and tone is wonderful. I pictured an urban setting of metallic run down apartment buildings, with tunnels underneath. It was vivid as a scene from the movie Sin City. The Gral are like policeman of the state, and straight out of a Halo Xbox game. Along with some big slippery snakes and demons in disguise, they make wonderful monsters. It seemed a melding of the earthy caverns of hell with a sci-fi like metallic science fiction, and an almost steampunk technology.

World-building ruled the day, and it is an awesome world with wonderful implications. For example, if you live and make it to the night time bell, you wake up the next day 'reset' with your original belongings. Groundhog Day meets the Matrix."