Monday, November 30, 2015

Final Reminder: The Goodreads Giveaway of Rotter Apocalypse Ends at Midnight

The Goodreads Giveaway of Rotter Apocalypse ends at midnight tonight. This is your final chance to enter to win one of ten autographed copies of the novel.

Apocalypse Monday

This particular piece of apocalyptic artwork always sends a shiver down my spine. For me, this would be the worst way to die during the end of the world.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fans and friends. May your turkey be the only thing that is carved at the table today.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Reminder: Only One Week Remaining in the Goodreads Giveaway of Rotter Apocalypse

One week from tonight, at midnight on 30 November, the Goodreads Giveaway of Rotter Apocalypse closes and the winners will be announced. Be sure to enter now to win one of ten autographed copies of the novel.

Apocalypse Monday

I love this particular piece of artwork. It's subtle, but very powerful.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Winter of Zombie 2015 Spotlighted Writers, Week Three

Below are the spotlight segments for the third week of writers on Armand Rosamilia's Winter of Zombie 2015 blog tour. This week was all guest blogs. To read them, click on the links below.

Jay Wilburn: New Ways To Be Bad   

Mike Evans: Deep Options   

Gerald Rice: Leverage Your Library 

Dion Winton-Polak: Adapt To Survive  

Kathy Dinisi: What Made You Become a Writer?   

Peter Meredith: A Question   

Michael Robertson: A Love Letter to 28 Days Later   

Armand Rosamilia: Ending a Series  

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I'll Be Attending Clermont ComicCon on 22 November

It's official. This Sunday, 22 November, I'll be attending Clermont ComicCon from 10 AM to 5 PM. The convention is being held at the Performing Arts Center in Clermont, Florida. The guest list includes several writers, comic book personalities, artists, and celebrity guests such as Mitch Hyman, creator and star of Bubba, The Redneck Werewolf; as well as the WWE legends The Wild Samoan and Tugboat. It promises to be a fun day, so drop by and say hello.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Winter of Zombie 2015 Spotlighted Writers, Week Two

Below are the spotlight segments for the second week of writers on Armand Rosamilia's Winter of Zombie 2015 blog tour. If you're looking for a new zombie writer to check out, or are already fans of one of those on this list and want to know more about him/her, then click on the links below, or skip farther down to the writers' guest blogs.

Joseph A. Coley, author of Six Feet From Hell: Unity

Zach Bohannon, author of Empty Bodies 3: Deliverance

Steven Pajak, author of the Mad Swine trilogy

Duncan P. Bradshaw, author of Class Four: Those Who Survive

Derek Ailes, author of Zombie Command: A Horror Anthology

Nerys Wheatley, author of Mutation and Downfall

Writers' guest blogs:

G.G. Silverman: What’s With the Zombie Craze? I Think I Have Some Answers

Greg P. Ferrell: A Day in the Life of the Dead: Chapter 3 and A Day in the Life of the Dead:Chapter 4

P.M. Barnes: I Dream of Zombies

Jay Wilburn: Sophomore Effort

John O'Brien: Why Zombies?

Michael Robertson: Five Great Zombie/Virus Comics

Mike Evans: Are You Ready?

Shawn Chesser: My Zombie Apocalypse Dream Team

Jack Wallen: Suspension of Disbelief 

Rhonda Hopkins: Survival: Skills and Knowledge We May Need When the Zombie SHTF

Brice Chandler: Mutated Genre

Ted Nulty: Zombie Tour

Russell R. James: The Staying Power of the Undead

Scott M. Baker: Is the Zombie Craze About To Come to an End?

Jay Wilburn: Familiar Characters -- Same, But Different

J.L. Koszarek: Literary Zombies

Samie Sands: The AM13 Series

Jamie Johnesee

P. Mark DeBryan: Mark DeBryan's Take on the Zombie Apocalypse

Mikhail Lerma: Comparing Zombies to Other Monsters

Peter Meredith: Why I Write Zombie "Literature"

Rebecca Besser: Shut the Damn Door

Courtney Rene: Zombies Everywhere

Duncan P. Bradford: Top Five Zombie Films

Ricky Cooper: Excerpts from the Broadhead Archives: File 2

Jay Wilburn: The Miracle of a Smooth Edit 

Peter Welmerink: Be Away With You, You Non-Zombie Purist  

Rob E. Boley: Zombies: Rambling About Rules and Relevancy  

Heath Stallcup 

Edward P. Cardillo: Can Zombie Fiction Be Literary? 

James Friesen: Surviving Cold Weather in a Zombie Apocalypse  

Jessica Gomez: Infected  

Duncan P. Bradshaw: The Plan   

Greg P. Ferrell: A Day in My Dead Life: Chapter Nine
Eric A. Shelman: The Beginning... Again  

Goodreads Giveaway of Rotter Apocalypse Has Begun, Runs Until 30 November

As previously promised, today begins the Goodreads giveaway of ten autographed copies of Rotter Apocalypse, the last book in the Rotter World trilogy. The giveaway runs until midnight 30 November and is open to all residents of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Anyone interested in entering the giveaway can do so here.

Good luck to everyone who enters.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

In Remembrance of All Those Who Served

I realize I have posted this artwork in the past in commemoration of Veteran's Day. I've always found it very touching. It captures the emotional pain that every veteran who has lost friends in combat has suffered. 

This year, though, this painting has an even greater, personal significance. It was the favorite piece of art of my best friend of forty years, Curtis Brown, himself a proud veteran. He had a framed version of this painting mounted in his living room. Although he never experienced the anguish of losing any of his buddies in combat, it reminded him of the sacrifices that all servicemen and women are willing to make for their country, including Curtis himself. My friend had suffered a mishap while serving in the Army that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He was never bitter about his condition or regretted his decision to join the military. Being a soldier was one of the accomplishments in his life of which he was most proud.

Earlier this year, Curtis lost his thirty-year struggle with the pain and physical deterioration related to his condition. As I post this, I can't help but remember this painting hanging on the wall in his living room where me, Curtis, and so many others would sit around eating junk food, watching horror movies, and sharing that camaraderie that only life-long friends can share. For the first time, I can relate to the heartache the man in this painting feels.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Apocalypse Monday

It's been a while since I've picked on the East Coast, so let's destroy New York City today.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Review of The Vampire Hunters: Vampyrnomicon from

Earlier this week, Peter Schwotzer of published a review of The Vampire Hunters: Vampyrnomicon. In it, peter stated: "'The Vampire Hunters Trilogy' is a must read for all vampire lovers. Book II is full of great characters, action, blood, carnage and some of the most evil vampires this side of Brian Lumley’s Necroscope series and I highly recommend it." You can read the entire review here.

Just a reminder, The Vampire Hunters and The Vampire Hunters: Vampyrnomicon will soon be going out of print. The entire trilogy will be available in the future, but not until late in 2016. So if you are interested in reading any of the books in the trilogy, order them now.

Winter of Zombie 2015 Spotlighted Writers, Week One

Below are the spotlight segments for the first week of writers on Armand Rosamilia's Winter of Zombie 2015 blog tour. If you're looking for a new zombie writer to check out, or are already fans of one of those on this list and want to know more about him/her, then click on the links below.

Jamie Johnesee, author of Bob Meets Sam

Shawn Chesser, author of Frayed: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Jack Wallen, author of Fry Zombie Fry

Mikhail Lerma, author of the Z Plan Trilogy

Rebecca Besser and Courtney Rene, authors of Zombies Inside

Mike Evans, author of Zombies and Chainsaws

PM Barnes, author of Zombie Seed II: Conception

Greg P. Ferell, author of Bite-Sized Offerings

Brice Chandler, author of Whiskey Jack 

G.G. Silverman, author of Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress

Michael Robertson, author of The Alpha Plague

Armand Rosamilia, author of Highway to Hell 2

Russell R. James, author of Q Island

Eric A. Shelman, author of Middletown Apocalypse and Z Resurrected

Mark Tufo, author of Zombie Fallout 10 -- The Tattered Remnants

John O'Brien, author of A New World: Untold Stories 2

J.L. Kozarek and Thad David, authors of Divide Then Conquer

Justin and Robert Dunne, authors of Tales of the Nothing Man

Peter Welmerink, author of Transport: Uncivil War

James Dean, author of This Dying World: The End Begins

Rhonda Hopkins, author of Survival

Ted Nulty, author of The Other Side of Me

Scott Lefebvre, author of The End of the World Is Nigh

Edward P. Cardillo, author of The Creeping Dead

Heath Stallcup, author of Caldera

Jamie Friesen, author of Zombie Night in Canada: First Period

Samie Sands, author of Forgotten

Phillip Tomasso, author of Damn the Dead

Peter Meredith, author of The Apocalypse Crusade

Dion Winton-Polak, author of Sunny, With a Chance of Zombies

P. Mark DeBryan, author of Family Reunion

Kathy Dinisi, author of Hell Bound (A World Apart)

Jessica Gomez, author of Infected 

Anthony Renfro, author of a Zombie Holiday Trilogy

Larry Weiner, author of Paradise Rot

Gerald Rice, author of Anything But Zombies

Rob E. Boley, author of A Scary Tales Box Set 

Jay Wilburn, author of the Dead Song Legend Dodecology Book 2: February from Vicksburg to Cherokee

Ricky Cooper, author of Designated Quarantined

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Time for the Big Annoucement

''Sybil and Aeneas in the Underworld'' by Jacob Isaaczs (ca. 1600)
As promised, I have some exciting news to pass along.

Two weeks ago, I signed a contract with Burning Willow Press to publish the Hell Gate saga, my young adult post-apocalyptic series.

As of yet, we have not decided upon a release schedule. The first book is complete and with Burning Willow Press, and should be released some time in mid-2016. I am reviewing the second book one final time before submission, and am plotting out the next four in the series. Once more details become available, I'll pass them along.

As a further tease, here's the preliminary jacket blurb for Hell Gate.

Sixteen year old Jason McCreary endures a double nightmare. Not only does he live in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by demons that have entered our realm through gates connected to Hell, he also carries the guilt for humanity’s fate because it was his mother's scientific experiment that created these portals. Desperate to erase his shame, he joins the team of hunters that clears the Hell Spawn from the countryside around the survivor’s camp at Mont St. Michel off the coast of France. When the hunters are tasked to travel to Paris to close the Hell Gate, Jason sees this as an opportunity to finally clear his family name. During the journey, Jason discovers frightening environments worse than anything he could imagine, and demons more terrifying than those he has encountered before. He begins the process of redemption and slowly earns the respect of his peers… until a web of lies unravels, threatening to rip apart Jason’s world and jeopardize the team’s chances of success.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Apocalypse Monday

Since my Throwback Thursday photos have a China theme, I thought I'd do the same with Apocalypse Monday. Take that, Hong Kong.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Winter of Zombie 2015 Blog Tour Begins Today

Armand Rosamilia's Winter of Zombie 2015 blog tour begins today. This is a great opportunity to get to know close to fifty zombie writers through guest blogs and interviews. I'll be linking the postings every day to my author's Facebook page and my Twitter account. Also, every Sunday I'll link the week's postings on my own blog. See, Christmas can come early... even if it's in the form of a zombie Santa.