Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What's New at

October's newsletter is now online (finally!). Check it out HERE

A new Zombie anthology - BEST NEW ZOMBIE TALES VOL II, A new book trailer for FALLOUT, Bitten by Books review all three Vampire Apocalypse books and my International Thriller Writers Association feature on award-winning thriller writer, John Lutz and his latest release, MISTER X.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Well, the title says it all - and I have a story in it :-). Zombie Tales Two has made its way onto planet earth and here are the links to for the Paperback and Kindle editions.


Introduction 2 ~ JAMES ROY DALEY
Bury Me Not ~ RIO YOUERS
Laundry Day ~ STEVEN A. ROMAN
The Truth About Brains ~ NARRELLE M. HARRIS
Gravedigger ~ NATE KENYON
The Third Option ~ DEREK GUNN
The Worst Is Yet To Come ~ PETE MESLING
La Sequia ~ T. F. DAVENPORT
Viva Las Vegas ~ THOMAS ROCHE
’Til Decay Do Us Part ~ MYRRYM DAVIS
Dredging Up The Dead ~ J. W. SCHNARR
Camille Smiled ~ JOHN EVERSON
Not With A Bang But A Whimper ~ 
Gran’ma’s in the Bathroom (…and she’s not coming out) ~ 
The Old Man And The Dead ~ MORT CASTLE
The Finger ~ MATT HULTS

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mister X by John Lutz

I am a contributing editor with The International Thriller Writers Association and for their October newsletter, The Big Thrill, I was honoured to have the opportunity to read New York Times best-selling author John Lutz's latest thriller, MISTER X. John has won many awards for his writing and his novel Single White Female was the basis for the 1992 film starring Bridget Fonda.

There is a truly wonderful feeling that all serious readers know. The discovery of a new author. And better still is the discovery that somehow, up till now, this author has escaped your attention and he or she has a few books all ready and waiting for you. I love this feeling and my eyes light up when I see the list of the books I can add to my 'must have' list. There is, of course, a downside as well. My list is very long at this time and author John Lutz isn't helping me either. He has a seriously impressive 42 other books, and far too many short stories to even begin to count, that have just been added to my list. Oh well, I wasn't doing anything for the next year anyway. Read the full review and interview with John at The International Thriller Writers Association website.

George R.R. Martin was there...yes really!

Alright just back from two days at Octocon in Dublin and my head is still reeling.

George R.R. Martin was there, yes really. And I got to sit on a panel with him discussing how to bring your work to the screen, I have pictures to prove it too. Of course, George has a tad more experience than me. It was amazing to listen to him go over his experiences in TV, film and the upcoming HBO series. He was well attended by his renowned Brotherhood without Banners and we even had some of the cast come down from Belfast to fill us in on what the series will be like. It doesn’t get much better.

Michael Carroll was there too and his latest book is just out, Superhuman. Be sure to pick up a copy. Peadar Ó Guilín was also in attendance with big news of his follow up to ‘The Inferior’. It’s coming out in May so all those still holding their breath can finally relax. I finally got to meet Wayne Simmons. We have been conversing virtually for years now but finally got to look him in the eyes. He was there with ‘Flu’. No, he wasn’t sick – Flu is the title of his zombie apocalyptic novel and well worth picking up it is too.

Also there were Sarah Rees Brennan, CE Murphy with the youngest fan I have ever seen - congratulations Catie! John (Star Fleet is evil) Vaughan - I have to mention him by name or he won’t talk to me again and a host of others far too numerous to mention.

I have to thank to hard-working organisers, Cat, Gareth, Finn, Danielle and everyone else who were just brilliant. Thank you all for a great weekend.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Join me at OCTOCON!

I'll be at the National Irish Science Fiction convention - OCTOCON -this weekend in Dublin and will be on the following panals:

Saturday 2pm Likeable Anti-Heroes
Sunday noon Defining Horror Culturaly
Sunday 2pm Screenwriting

The Guest of Honour is George R. R. Martin (how exciting is that!)

Looking forward to meeting up with old friends and making some new ones:-)

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