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Giallo Fantastique

Mon, 18 May 2015 15:50:56 +0000

My latest anthology, Giallo Fantastique, is out now. As we say on the back of the book, Giallo Fantastique is “An anthology of original strange stories at the intersection of crime, terror, and supernatural fiction. Inspired by and drawing from the highly stylized cinematic thrillers of Argento, Bava, and Fulci; American noir and crime fiction; […]



Mighty in Sorrow

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:18:25 +0000

I’m over the moon and pleased as Punch to reveal that I’ve got a story, “A Garden of Cucumbers,” appearing in Mighty in Sorrow: A tribute to David Tibet and Current 93, the latest anthology from Dynatox Ministries. And I’m sharing space with one hell of a lineup of awesome authors (see below). Big thanks […]



Chick Bassist and the Suicide Girls

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:44:53 +0000

As you probably know, I wrote a book called Chick Bassist, it’s a love letter to rock ‘n’ roll and it was published in late 2012 by Lazy Fascist Press. Chick Bassist follows the trials and tribulations of a trio of punk rockers, Heroes for Goats, as their band breaks up and they strike out […]



For your consideration…

Sat, 09 Nov 2013 22:20:00 +0000

It is award season once again in genre fiction land, so I’ve been fielding occasional queries wondering whether Tales of Jack the Ripper (Word Horde) and its contents are eligible for various awards. In the interest of placing all the necessary information at your fingertips (and mine), here is some statistical information on the anthology […]



Lou Reed

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 03:57:42 +0000

I fell in love with Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" before I could fully understand it...



Got any plans this Saturday? Tales of Jack the Ripper meet-and-greet at Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:56:36 +0000

Do you have any plans this Saturday? If not, I’d encourage you to drop by Petaluma’s Copperfield’s Books, where I will be doing a meet-and-greet in support of my latest anthology, Tales of Jack the Ripper. This is your best chance to get a signed copy of the anthology. Plus, it makes a great gift […]



Adult Beverage: Rogue Irish Style Lager

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 05:17:17 +0000

They say that everybody’s a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but since I’m a little Irish all year long, I find the holiday to be a bit of a bother. Maybe it’s because I’m colorblind, and have trouble telling green apart from certain oranges, reds, and browns. Or maybe it’s the ridiculous conceit of […]



Adult Beverage: Hazelnut Brown Nectar

Sun, 04 Mar 2012 05:51:15 +0000

The one thing I love more than a good beer recommendation? A good beer recommendation I can actually find. So when Constance Ann Fitzgerald, author of Trashland A Go-Go and fellow Petaluma resident, told me that I not only needed to try Rogue Brewing’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar, but that they had it at Wilibees Market, […]



Thirsty Thursday?

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 01:01:26 +0000

If you enjoy my Adult Beverage posts, you’re sure to get a kick out of this. The fine folks at Bizarro Central, your ultimate resource to the Bizarro fiction genre, recently asked me to contribute weekly beer reviews and book pairings to their website. The result, Thirsty Thursday kicked off earlier today with my review […]



Notes on a Writers Conference, Imposter Syndrome, and Victory Hop Wallop (Adult Beverage)

Mon, 20 Feb 2012 02:17:01 +0000

I was invited to be a presenter at this year’s San Francisco Writers Conference, something which still boggles my mind a little bit (but more on that in a sec). So yesterday afternoon, I drove down to the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, at the top of Knob Hill, signed in, and participated in a standing-room-only […]