Happy Halloween Season!
For horror fans it is the most wonderful time of the year. I hope everybody can find the time to curl up with some excellent horror fiction this week. I sure did. I just finished The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker and it was fantastic. I read the first hundred or so pages before going to bed and it gave me the first nightmare I’ve had in years. Whenever that happens, I have to tip my cap. Well done, Mister Barker.
I had an interview with A. F. Stewart about my book, Sacra Obscurum. It’s on her blog now along with an excerpt from the book. Check it out here: afstewartblog.blogspot.ca
**Update: The Goodreads giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered the draw.
My Goodreads giveaway is up and running! Enter for your chance to win one of six signed copies of Sacra Obscurum delivered to your door.
The East is an online magazine focusing on the individuals behind music, books and performing arts in (you guessed it) Eastern Canada—also known as my stompin’ grounds. Earlier this month they were gracious enough to do a feature article on yours truly. It was great to sit down with the ultra-charming and talented writer, Cheryl Johnson. She had a sympathetic ear and made the interview process a lot of fun. Also fun to work with was photographer, John England. It came up in conversation that he was originally from Los Angeles. When I asked which part, he said, “I’m straight outta Compton.” Funny guy. Great photographer. Need proof? Check out John’s photographs and Cheryl’s article here: TheEastMag.com
I came across an interesting article at HorrorNovelReviews.com. It lists the ten scariest novels of all time. I agree with the rankings for the most part—most of those bad boys grace my bookshelf at home—but, I would have ranked Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House higher than #8. It is a great list, full of must-reads.
Find it here: www.horrornovelreviews.com
Let them eat cake…evil cake!
Thanks to everyone who attended the Sacra Obscurum book launch. You all made it an unforgettable evening. I have never attended (let alone participated in) a book reading with so much love and support in the room. Can’t wait for the next one.
I’m absolutely swelling with pride for my good friend Jeremy Thomas Gilmer. My fellow scribbler has made the long list in the 2015 Canada Writes Short Story Competition with his entry, Congo River, County Antrim. The list will be pared down and the winner announced April 13th.
I’m pulling for you, Jer! And congratulations for getting selected for the long list from the hundreds if not thousands of entries.
Learn more about Mr. Gilmer and his quest for the top prize by following him on the Facebook and check out his entry at Canada Writes.