g. Elmer Munson is a New England writer of the strange and unusual as well as the horrors of everyday life. He lives with his family and a posse of various critters in a creaky farmhouse that's older than America herself.
So what exactly was 2015 good for? Well, let’s just say some years are better than others…but it wasn’t a total wash. I did manage to finish Celery Hand Duran, and I absolutely love the way it turned out. It’s still looking for a home, but I think when it sees the light of day you’re going to love it. Well, some of you will. Some of you might be horribly offended. Maybe not, we’ll see. It’s absolutely ridiculous, but in a good way.
I also managed to work on about
Summer’s totally over, and I couldn’t be happier. I know autumn just started a few days ago, but when I walk into my local packie and see cases of Oktoberfest waiting for me to pull out my debit card, it’s just a matter of time until the leaves drop and I have to spend weeks mulching and bagging. That also means christmas decorations are in the stores and everything is pumpkin flavored, but I’m okay with that…because I hate summer. Did I say hate? Let’s try loathe. That’s better.
Last week(ish) I posted a poll to see what you all wanted me to work on next. It was close, but the results came in and I’ve started writing. Haunted House book, you’ll get your day soon enough. But first….
The candles are lit, thought they are barely enough to illuminate the cramped space. There are five of them, all curled up on the floor surrounding a mighty screen covered in endless script and images of beasts that will haunt their nightmares. Only one man speaks, a wick
Want to help me decide what book I write next? Read on!
So I’ve been keeping busy. For those keeping track, I had wanted to have Celery Hand Duran done by the end of February. I didn’t make it, but I don’t care because writing goals are like throwing darts…as long as I’m somewhere in there, I’m happy. Since I finished CHD this past Saturday, I am happy. Of course, now I’m faced with another dilemma: what the hell do I work on next?
I’ve let short stories kind of take a ba
Reblogged from Mercedes Yardley, because she made the point better than I ever could.
A Broken Laptop
Well. I’m mad.
I’m not trying to be inciting or hysterical. But I am angry.
A “fellow” horror writer lambasted a dear friend and amazing woman for doing book signings while in costume and…I’m not quite sure what else. Being a woman? He said women were especially bad at trying to grab attention (“claiming” we’re horror writers when we aren’t) and most of us are
Last week(ish), I was honored to host the very cool Thom Erb and his new novel Heaven, Hell, or Houston. When I finished the book (which I loved), I posted a short review on Amazon and Goodreads. It was my intention to write a more detailed review here, but as I started writing I realized I had just as much to say about my views on zombie fiction as I do about HHH.
Disclaimer: Although I’ve written a few short zombie stories, I’ve never been a huge z-fan. I do appreciat
Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Thom Erb to my little corner of the internet. Thom is the author of Heaven, Hell, or Houston, a new novel about a Texas Ranger, a Mexican crime lord, and a whole swarm of zombies. To celebrate, he was kind enough to talk with us a little about his book, his writing, and his inspirations:
One Texas Ranger…One Cadillac filled with blood-thirsty gang-bangers…A long Texas road. The same night terrorists release a deadly virus that causes the dead to
Hello friends, and welcome to my annual self-serving dose of authorly goals! This year I have some big ideas (nothing new there) but want to stay at least moderately realistic (boo, hiss). Since I don’t have a hoverboard yet, I might as well list my goals for 2015:
Take all the shorts that are currently collecting virtual dust and send them on their way.
I have a dozen or so short stories that have been done for a while, but I’ve been so focused on the submarine novel that my
So 2014 has been an interesting year. Now that it’s over, I can laugh about it, right? Lots of changes in my personal life meant lots of delays in my authorly life, but with regards to my annual goals list I still had some big successes. Let’s take a look, shall we?
About this time, I generally go through my goals list item by item and detail how far I’ve gotten. Of course, I didn’t get nearly as much done as I’d hoped (nothing new there), and since I’m far too lazy to go back a year
Welcome back friends, I’ve got quite a treat for you. It’s always an honor for me to host during the Summer of Zombie/Winter of Zombie events, and this winter is no exception. Today it’s my pleasure to bring you A Little Career Advice from Bram Stoker Award-winning author Joe McKinney. Dive on in, you won’t be disappointed!
A Little Career Advice
By Joe McKinney
I’ll let you in on a little secret. When I got started, I had no idea I was a writer.