Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine has accepted a short story of mine titled, "The Day Hypnotism Died." Its one I've been tinkering with for a couple of years. Originally it was suppose to be a horror piece but it kept gravitating towards dark fantasy, which is probably a better description. Anyway, not sure when it will be podcasted but looking forward to it. Rish and Big always do a great job with their material, and they have assembled a really outstanding ensemble cast of voice talent and producers. So should be good.
Sniplits purchased another story of mine (my second with them). It’s a little twisted Zombie piece called, "Collections." Not sure when this one will be produced but based on the top-notch job they did on my fantasy story, "Fear Factor," I'm really looking forward to this one.
The Young Literature Review is holding a story of mine for a 2nd read. They said they'd let me know by the end of October and if they accept it will be my first published Children’s Story! Anyway, talons crossed.
The live Halloween show from FinalRune Productions and WMPG have put out a promo for the show. Give it a listen at: http://www.radiodramarevival.com/promos/hallo-promo-09.mp3
….and just a reminder you will be able to listen to the show live at: http://www.wmpg.org/include/listenlive.htm
If you are in
Not sure this will happened but there is a chance that the show may be Video casted as well. Really looking forward to this one.
Have a spooctacular Halloween
Sunday, October 11, 2009
In order to enjoy the SciFi Channel’s Ghost Hunters, you must first, put your critical thinking, reasoning, skepticism, heck, just give yourself an intelligence lobotomy, and maybe this show will do it for you. But even a lobotomized troglodyte would still stare blankly at the screen and mumble, “What the hell?”
Imagine taking a couple of characters from that reality show in which they sit in a garage all day and build motorcycles, take two of those guys, give them some night vision cameras and a convoy of jet black SUVs (Just like the Evil storm chasers had in Twister) and tell them to go hunt ghosts.
So we have a show where the Skipper and his Little buddy (The Ghost Hunters) have spooky conversations like- “Dude, I totally saw something over there.”
Does the audience ever get to see what they see? No, all they show us is these two yahoos reacting to all this stuff they claim they are seeing. This isn’t Reality TV, its Remedial TV. The SciFi network should be completely embarrassed putting out this crap. And I’m sure they are,… all the way to the bank.
I don’t know whether or not ghosts exist, but I have to imagine that somewhere out there we have better qualified, educated, and more articulate people on the job looking into it, than Scooby and Shaggy here.
DUMBEST SHOW EVER!!!!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
...and having a strangely difficult time rejoining the HWA (Horror Writers Association). No answer to emails but they took my application fee just fine. I've never known them to be this unresponsive.
Getting a weird feeling.
Monday, August 24, 2009
This Halloween, FinalRune Productions teams up with WMPG and members from the Mad Horse Theater Company for a live spooktravanganza at the University of Southern Maine.The 2-hr live radio event will feature original work from writers Fred Greenhalgh, Mark LaFlamme, Kevin Anderson, and Roger Gregg. The stories range from the darkly funny to the terrifically dark: a city couple moves to a country mansion to find that all is not as it seems, a man finds himself doomed to fall in love with the same cursed woman, ice fisherman in Maine get an unexpected chill one winter's night, and a company will rent you laborers at a firesale price... just don't send any of the living too close to their work.The show will be held from 7-9PM EST on Halloween and is being performed as a benefit for WMPG's PowerUP! Campaign, which seeks to raise $250,000 for a new radio transmitter. The show will be performed before a live audience, and simultaneously broadcast and offered as a live internet stream. The show will also be archived in podcast format on Radio Drama Revival, http://www.radiodramarevival.com/.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Thank you for your last response. It has relieved my confusion. I understand you are dissatisfied with The Edge of the Earth, and I am pleased to announce, that I did not write it. I am Kevin Anderson, a writer of short stories, mostly horror. The author deserving of your comments is Kevin J Anderson, Sci-Fi novelist.
You can reach him at his website at www.wordfire.com,
or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AnderZone PO Box 767Monument, CO 80132
You can comment on his novel on Amazon at:
I hate hearing that anyone has had a bad reading experience, and I am sorry for that, and I apologize for any confusion my name may have caused. As for your opinions on Mr. Kevin J Anderson’s talent I can neither confirm or deny them, as I have not read any of his novels.
On a side note, I had the pleasure of listening to some of your music this afternoon. Brilliant, Fantastic. I particularly enjoyed, In Space, A Postcard, and One Second – with In Space being my favorite. You have a new fan.
I sincerely wish you good luck in all your creative, artistic, and musical endeavors.
Monday, July 13, 2009
My wife is doing a brilliant job of reading as I write, adding input that is definitely making it stronger. I feel pretty good in my ability to write action, dialogue, and keep a story moving, but sometimes I get way to focused on those things and I forget to develop the characters. My wife is a MFT, therapist, and can easily spot when a character is not acting true to life, not exhibiting the appropriate emotional response, or just plain turning into a robot.
On the short story front I recently sold a short story to a new magazine coming out in August. It's a reprint, so I'm kind of excited about it but not ecstatic. It's the only thing I've sold in 2009 so far and none of my new stuff is getting picked up. Withersin Magazine held a story of mine for a second read, but in the end it did not make the cut. In the last month I've gotten rejections from Podcastle, Psuedopod, Flash Me Mag, Nossa Morte, Fantasy Magazine, and I've had stories with Brutarian and Murky Depths since the beginning of the year and neither are responding to queries. Anybody know if those last two are still kicking?
When not writing I read, and I recently finished Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking. Very funny, extremely blunt, and full of odd trivia - Did you know Cary Grant took LSD? Currently I'm reading William Shatner's Get a Life. Its a kind of history of Star Trek conventions and his journey to get to know and understand Trekkies, and or Trekkers. I'm about halfway through and really enjoying the read, and I'm beginning to come to terms with the fact that I'm a bigger Trekkie than I ever realized. But that's okay, becouse it would seem, as luck would have it, that I am married to one. My wife and I recently had a heated discussion about who is the best Captain in Star Fleet. I'm on the Kirk side of the argument, she is for Jean Luc Picard, all the way. I see her points, but my problem with Picard is that Patrick Stewart is just to fine an actor. He just dosen't have any Shatnerness.
Oh well, when not writing or reading, I've been re-watching my favorite Zom-Coms for inspiration - Dead and Breakfast, Boy Eats Girl, Undead or Alive, Fido, Dead Meat, Black Sheep, Return of the Living Dead I and II, Dance of the Dead, Night of the Living Dorks - I've pretty much seen them all, but if you have any recommendations please send them on over.
That's it for now. Take care, and remember to aim for the head.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Not sure if this is something to worry about, but the subjects of my essays, may indicate that I am in danger of becoming (or I am already) a grumpy old man. My last essay, Put down the phone and be a parent criticized young parents for being over involved in cell technology and ignoring their children. Kind of a grumpy old man point of view. Oh, well. Change happens. We grow, we learn, we age, and some of us become grumpy in the process.
Both essays are available online in Text and Audio
- Tattoos torpedo job interviews May 27, 2009 - ... Tattoos torpedo job interviews. Download story podcast. 10:10 PM PDT on Tuesday,May 26, 2009. By KEVIN ANDERSON. ... Kevin Anderson is a resident of Menifee. ...
- Put down the phone and be a parent Feb 14, 2009 - ... parent. Download story podcast. 09:06 PM PST on Saturday, February 14, 2009.By KEVIN ANDERSON. ... it. Kevin Anderson is a resident of Menifee. ...
There is a typo in this mornings Tattoo essay (first person to catch it gets a cookie) Even professional Copy Editors are human. And here is the missing paragraph from the Tattoo piece. Still not sure why they cut it.
But it is reversible, and when done, has measurable results. Clinic Officials at a North Hollywood Medical Clinic, offering laser tattoo removal, recently reported that 80% of those that have tattoos removed were able to get better jobs and were more likely to receive promotions at current jobs.I think I found a topic for my next piece. Pet Piercing - pros vs. cons.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
In other news - I've recently tried to increase the amount of my submissions. I think I've been putting all my eggs in to few baskets of late, so I'm going back to the philosophy I utilized when I first started writing, that of having as many kernels in the frying pan as I can. The theory being that eventually, one will pop.
Currently I have submissions in at: Flash Me Magazine, Brutarian, Murkey Depths, Sinister Tales, Withersin, Uncharted Sky, and Pseudopod. And I hope to send out at least two to three more this weekend. Something has got to pop.
Another interesting thing that has happened recently, is an invitation to submit some stories to a company that produces some edgy audio drama. I don't want to give out to much here in case it doesn't go anywhere, but if something I send them pops, with them, I'll definitely blog about it. It does sound interesting and I'm very intrigued at the possibility of having a full cast audio production of some of my stuff.
I'm still plucking away at my novella and hope to have the first draft done by the end of June. I'm really considering producing this one, or having it produced, as a podcast novel. But first, before I get ahead of myself, I need to finish the damn thing. Then off to the beta readers. Speaking of Beta readers - I need some. Anyone interested please let me know. I need people that have an appreciation for Zom-Com, or at the very least, have a sense of humor.
If you enjoyed Blood, Gridlock, and PEZ, Fear Factor, or Framing and Mounting Fairies, then I could very much use your thoughts on the new novella this summer.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
My sincere thanks to person who nominated the site - whoever you are.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This week I am the featured author at Sniplits. For one week (beginning today) my story Fear Factor will be available, as an audio download (MP3), for free.
Brought to life by character voice actor Malcolm Rothman, it is simply the best reading I've ever heard of any of my stories. His reading, which is really a performance, reminds me of Jim Dale's recordings of the Harry Potter novels. He brings the characters to life with their own distinct voices, while selling the jokes with professional comic timing.
Here is Sniplits' summary:
Fear Factor By Kevin Anderson When Nog the dragon tries to put his destructive ways behind him, the Guild of Magical Creatures is not amused.
It runs about 24 minutes - http://www.sniplits.com/
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Good evening Kevin,
We here at 2M Magazine have read over your story and have decided to pass. This one was discussed more than any of our other submissions, debated for quite a while before we came to a conclusion....
...it really came down to one simple deciding factor: If we have to convince ourselves we should take it then we shouldn't. The story should convince us, not each other. Thank you for submitting to 2M Magazine and feel free to do so again.
Monday, March 9, 2009
I don't think I've sold anything this year yet and we are already in March. Oh, well. Tomorrow is another day.