I've been writing fiction for more than, yadda-yadda years, and I've sent out hundreds of signed copies of my work, books, and posters, to NotLT fans around the world. But never in all that time has a NotLT fan ever sent me a gift. Well, that streak ended in August when Jack Fine and Frank Sanchez both sent me what I consider to be most-excellent gifts. From the east coast, Jack sent me two cans of Son of Mogh beer, a Star Trek-themed ale from Brewery Fire in Maryland. And Frank sent me a package of Star Trek socks which included a pair in Command Gold, Science Officer Blue, and Expendable Red. I'll probably wait until 2021 to wear the Red ones. Just seems like too big of a risk this year.I mentioned last month that Frank and his sister Amanda got matching Night of the Living Trekkies tattoos. We got a look at Frank's last month and here is Amanda's with her signed NotLT poster. This is what dedicated fandom looks like!

Fan Dedication!

What does Night of the Living Trekkies fandom look like?  I think it looks like this. 

I recently learned the NotLT fan Frank Sanchez and his sister got matching tattoos of the image on the inside cover of my debut novel Night of the Living Trekkies. I'd heard rumors that there were a few tattoos out there but this is the first time I've been able to verify that the owner did it because of their love of the novel. True Fandom! I sent them some signed NotLT posters and a copy of Midnight Men. 

My long-form short story The Greatest Fear, which was published last year in Midnight Men: The Supernatural Adventures of Earl and Dale has just been produced in audio, and it's amazing. I had absolutely nothing to do with the production but I'm as proud as a new papa. It has everything I love, zombies, humor, blue-collar heroes, and a sprinkle of social relevance. It's just a few thousand words short of a novella, so it runs pretty long. If you want to listen in a single sitting…

The Elixir of the Undead

Wow, 2020, the year nobody wanted is now half over. Yaaay...I can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us. I know my son is rooting for Godzilla to rise from the Pacific. My daughter and I are hoping for Zombies. The Romero Zombies, not that fast running nonsense. At my age and with my new stay-at-home / quarantine waistline, I wouldn't stand a chance in a world overrun by Zombie Usain Bolts. Speaking of Zombies, Father's Day has come and gone and if you're wondering what do the kids of a Horror/Zombie writer who lives in wine country get their father on Father's Day...well, they get him one of these.

It’s called The Elixir of the Undead Zombie Wine Bottle Holder, and I love it. Wine sold separately.
COVID-19 has required us all to spent quite a bit of time at home with our family. For a writer having a full house all the time can be a problem. For my family, it's hard for them to tell if I'm writing on my laptop, and don't want to be …