Dancin’ in September

If you’re anything like me, you got Earth, Wind, and Fire’s September stuck in your head all month. Feel free to listen to the disco funk tune while you continue reading: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=3cKtSlsYVEU&si=PlTodGqQu-vS3Ke8

Instead of listening to Hanson’s MmmBop thirty times in a row on your daily commute, why don’t you play one of these podcasts?

Scream Kings

We discuss the movie, We Need to Talk About Kevin, starring Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller, and how it relates to The Broken Heart given the sociopathic children in each work. Nathaniel J. Darkish (doesn’t he have the coolest name ever?) also read The Broken Heart and had many good things to say about it:

Listen to the episode here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scream-kings/id1286579957?i=1000626681755

Devilish Bookworms

While I am not personally on this podcast, the ladies discuss The Broken Heart, and I cackled many times. I would love to buy them both a coffee and discuss evil children and horror at length. Listen to it here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/devilish-bookworms/id1692470360?i=1000626130566


October, arguably the best month of the year, is a great month for Dr. Spooky.

It’s Me, Hi, I’m the Zombie, it’s Me

This novella was inspired by my weekend at StokerCon when horror fiends and Swifties descended on Pittsburgh. What happens when they find themselves trapped in the hotel with The Undead milling around outside? Find out! Still undecided? Maybe you’re wondering, hmmm, what would a Bram Stoker Award-Winning author say about such a tale?

“Blood! Guts! Glitter! Humor and extreme horror meet head-on in this riotous tale of zombies and clashing fandoms. The apocalypse has never been so much fun!” – Bram Stoker Award-Winning author Tim Waggoner

It’s Me, Hi, I’m the Zombie, it’s Me will drop on October 5th. Make sure to sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss your chance to order a copy! Buy it for every Swiftie you know! Christmas is just around the corner.

Gore 3: A Halloween Anthology will be dropping just in time for Halloween. You may remember from last year, I had two stories featured in Gore 2.

In the first, a pediatrics resident ventures into the abandoned NICU… except she’s not alone.

A nurse meets her new home health patient and during a hellish afternoon discovers harsh truths.

It’s free on Kindle Unlimited. But if you love the way a book feels in your hands, you can order your copy here: https://a.co/d/ivI5A1m

Alien Buddha Zine #55

Look at that cover. Absolute poetry; me if I tried to climb Everest. Read my creepy drabble that is rather… eye-opening.

Do You Remember?

(Remember my Earth, Wind, and Fire reference at the beginning? This is me coming full circle with it.)

This weekend, Sept 9th, I’ll be in Champaign, Illinois at the Diet Dark History and Horror Con. Come by my booth to chat and to examine my wares.

I’ll have copies of Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires, a novella commonly described as a delightfully chaotic tragedy (yes, there is a fire and a bear, don’t you worry); Just Desserts, a sweet tale of revenge at a 20-year high school reunion; and you can nab The Broken Heart 2 weeks early! What a flex amongst your friends and enemies!

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, I’ve got anthologies!

Hellbound Books’ Anthology of Splatterpunk includes my story, Continuing Education, about a physician who turns the tables on a sexual predator. It’s one of my favorite stories, since I get to use my medical knowledge to describe the man’s fate in gruesome detail.

Dark Mirrors: An Anthology of Horror, features Full Moon Rising: A sleepy, small-town ER contends with a patient who isn’t quite himself tonight. Before, this anthology was only available via Kindle, but I got my grubby hands on some paperbacks.

I have a VERY SPECIAL BUNDLE deal. For only $45; you get copies of Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires, Just Desserts, The Broken Heart, all tucked into a The Broken Heart Tote. Oh, and a copy of It’s Me, Hi, I’m the Zombie, it’s Me.

Remember, if you like the podcasts, please drop them a review! Podcasters and authors are easy to please; just give us reviews if you enjoy something.

Bye bye now.

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