Book Trailer: Butcher Knives & Body Counts

The new book trailer is out for the horror film theory and criticism anthology Butcher Knives & Body Counts, featuring my essay on the classic holiday slasher flick Silent Night, Deadly Night.

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Author Appearance: BooksNJ in Paramus

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I will be in attendance at the Books NJ book festival at the Paramus Public Library in Paramus, NJ this Sunday, June 12. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by to meet me and the over 100 other authors selling books, signing copies, speaking on panels, and sharing their love of books with other authors and readers alike.

I will be selling and autographing copies of my books, speaking on the Beyond Reality author panel, and quite possibly participating in the Poetry Slam. Also, people purchasing autographed copies of Performed by Lugosi at the Books NJ event will also receive free eBook copies of Monster Rally. I look forward to seeing you there! Continue reading

Clogging the Airwaves with Father Scardo

Last week, I stopped by the HomegrownradioNJ studio to spend a Thursday afternoon hanging out and talking about Performed by Lugosi with one of my favorite radio personalities, Father Scardo of the Altered Hours program, which can be heard on Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm. You can hear highlights from my on-air conversations with Father Scardo on episode #30 of the Moviesucktastic podcast, but be forewarned: Father Scardo’s show is not for the squeamish or easily offended.


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Butcher Knives & Body Counts Update

It looks like the release date for Butcher Knives & Body Counts is looming closer than ever. Galleys and Bio Updates have been received and returned, so it’s safe to say that the book is now on the fast track to publication. I remember submitting my work to this anthology back when I was still working on Performed by Lugosi, and I have been eagerly awaiting its release ever since.

The devious minds over at Dark Scribe Press have cobbled together an amazing selection of writing talents, and the amount of ground this anthology covers in the realm of slasher films is truly inspiring. The last I heard, release signings were being planned in the New York/Long Island area sometime this summer. Rest assured, I will keep you updated.

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Hot for Teacher(‘s Romance Novels)

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While browsing through the news this morning (a daily ritual that is quickly becoming a strain on my sanity and peace of mind), I came across an article about Judy Buranich, an English teacher in Middleburg, Pennsylvania that is also a published romance novelist.

On the surface, this shouldn’t seem like such an odd concept. It is only natural that someone who loves the English language enough to dedicate themselves to teaching it to others should use it in their non-educational life as well. In fact, you could almost consider it a plus to have your child being taught how to read and write by a successful author.

Unfortunately, it turns out that not everyone is of the same mind (a predicament I have become accustomed to over the years). Continue reading