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Long Beach Comic Con Recap

I had so many fun moments this weekend at the LB Comic Con - Seeing my wife in her homemade Batgirl costume, watching my son battle a Doctor Who angel with his lightsaber, taking in the smile on my daughter's face when she met and posed with a David Tennant cosplayer that was spot on - you had to look hard to make sure it wasn't really him, meeting a cosplayer Jessica Edmonds and her mom, that I've been FB friends with for years but never met in person, and this one (Picture) not only meeting a zombie red shirt Lana Holt, but finding out that they are an organized horde that stagger through the halls at conventions like Star Trek Las Vegas.

Made some new friends and caught up with some old ones. Next to me is Chad Stroup, the smartly dressed gentleman with a noose for a tie on the end is Oz Monroe, and next to him is his wife Heather, a dynamite promoter who really knows how to rock minotaur horns. Big thank you to Janet J Holden for doing so much organizing, and making s…

Long Beach Comic Con

Just a quick note to say that I will be at the Long Beach Comic Con all this weekend (Sept 17 & 18) signing copies of my new book, Night of the ZomBEEs, and my old book, Night of the Living Trekkies at the Horror Writers Association's table. I should have a few trekkies posters, and a FREE audio CD of many of my podcasted stories (Pseudopod, Drabblecast, The Dunesteef) for anyone who gives a snot rocket.

FREE Audio Edition - Night of the ZomBEEs

Interested in receiving a FREE copy of the audio edition of Night of the ZomBEEs. Just send an email to, put Night of the ZomBEEs in the subject and I'll send you an Audible download code. First come first serve.

Midsummer Scream 2016! What is Midsummer Scream? It's Disneyland for people who wish it was Halloween every day. It took place at the Long Beach Convention Center, last weekend in July, and I got to meet and hang out with fellow writers at the HWA table. This was the first annual for this all Halloween convention and I think it got off to a fantastic start. I was only there on Sunday, but attendance appeared pretty good and I'm looking forward to next year.

Drake Vaughn, Naomi Brett Rourki, Janet Joyce Holden, and me
Forgot to blog about this (I do that a lot...not blog I mean) The Inland Empire's main newspaper The Press Enterprise ran an article on me and my Zombie related work last month. If you follow me on Facebook you've a…

ZomBEEs Audiobook now available!

The audiobook version of Night of the ZomBEEs is now available, produced by Parsec Award winning podcaster, Rish Outfield. To listen to a FREE sample, visit my ZomBEEs Page to download an MP3 of chapters 1-3, or listen to chapters 1-3 on Youtube in the Night of the ZomBEEs audiobook preview video that mixes in images of folks in their best homemade ZomBEE costumes! Review copies of the audiobook are available. Contact me for a download code.

To celebrate the audiobook release the kindle edition of Night of the ZomBEEs will be FREE for 72 hours, starting July 4th! Last day to download the kindle edition free of charge is July 6th.
The Press Enterprise, a Riverside County Inland Empire newspaper showed me a little love with their recent article - How an Inland author's Zombie Books Wound Up Used in College Seminar - A story about Mansfield University's course offered to incoming freshman called How I Learned to Survive College from the Zombie Apocalyps…

Night of the ZomBEEs in Academia

In 2014 I was extremely honored to find out that my novel Night of the Living Trekkies was apart of the curriculum at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in a course offered to freshmen entitled, How I learned to survive college from the Zombie Apocalypse. I skyped in that fall to the class for a Q&A session, and had a blast talking zombies, survival, writing and general mayhem with the students.  Other authors that have skyped into this very unique class have been David Moody, Jonathan Maberry, and Joe McKinney. I was thrilled to be asked the first time, but last month I found out that my new novel Nightof the ZomBEEs will be added to the course curriculum this fall, and I’ve been invited back for another Q&A session. So much fun. Where were the cool zombie courses when I was in college? 
In other news my story Contractions will be published in The Beauty of Death anthology from Independent Legions Publishing edited by Bram Stoker Award winner Alessandro Manzetti. Out of the…

The Beauty of Death

I’m excited to announce that Independent Legions Publishing has picked up my story “Contractions” for their upcoming anthology, The Beauty of Death. My story is a companion piece to another tale of mine called, Momentum, which debuted on the The Drabblecast: Strange Stories for Strange Listeners, so many years ago. This one should be available in the Spring and will feature yarns by Peter Straub,Ramsey CampbellPoppy Z. BriteMonica J. O'RourkeRena MasonGene O'NeillJG FahertyJohn Skipp, and many more.

5 Science Fiction Films for Valentine's Day

A short list of romantic science fiction just right for this Valentine's Day weekend.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) If you had the technology to remove the pain of a breakup from your memory would you do it, and would it really take? A funny, sad, sci-fi romance that really stays with you.

Solaris (2002)
When death ends a relationship how far is too far to go to get a second chance? This one is moving and haunting.

The Fifth Element (1997) 
In all honesty my favorite parts of this funny, action packed sci-fi are not the romantic bits, but they give the film its moving conclusion. And Chris Tucker has never been better.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)  This indy pic is a slow burn, but endearing, quirky and funny. Who needs sanity when you're falling for someone?

Blade Runner (1982)  A futuristic film noir, with a femme-fatal, a morally challenged hero, genetic engineering and Frankenstein's monster fighting for just one more day in a world that doesn't want hi…