Stephen Kozeniewski (pronounced "causin' ooze key") lives in Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the modern zombie. During his time as a Field Artillery officer, he served for three years in Oklahoma and one in Iraq, where due to what he assumes was a clerical error, he was awarded the Bronze Star. He is also a classically trained linguist, which sounds much more impressive than saying his bachelor's degree is in German.
I'm delighted to be included in CLICKERS FOREVER, a tribute anthology to J.F. Gonzalez coming soon from Thunderstorm Books. My short, entitled "Deep Into That Dark One Peering" is about what happens when you try to train a monster to be human ("Hellboy" she ain't.) I'm also seriously looking forward to reading the other entries, which includes such luminaries as Jonathan Maberry, David Schow, and Monica J. O'Rourke. The full Table of Contents is below!
You reading this right now are doubtless so familiar with the football kneeling issue you're probably sick of hearing about it. For posterity's sake, then, a brief explanation: a football player named Colin Kaepernick started kneeling last year during the pre-game national anthem as a form of silent protest against police brutality, specifically race-related police brutality, and just the general inequitable nature of being a minority in the United States today.
SLASHVIVOR! is now live! Grab your copy on Amazon now (or click the cover above or below.)
Try Not to Die
TV-XXX (Salty language, Sexual innuendo, Vomit-inducing ultraviolence)
TBA. Pirate transmission.
North America's number one reality television show returns with instant fan favorite Dawn Churchill, a plucky, hometown girl from the irradiated ruins of the former United States. Will she survive the night in the ele
By now you've doubtless read this article from Vulture, or had the opportunity to. If you haven't, the short version (of the article - I can't really swear to its veracity) is that the YA Twittersphere has become a particularly feculent swamp of ultra-liberal orthodoxy punctuated by occasional witch hunts. Per this article (again, I'm not really reporting from experience) a certain breed of YA writers and readers have taken to eating their own, attempting to ban books which deal with
I had another post all written and scheduled for today but that...that's just not going to happen right now. Apparently I have to talk about Nazis. In America. In 2017.
I thought this was taken care of. I thought this had all been dealt with. I thought the Greatest Generation - my grandparents' generation, that is to say, and for some of you out there your great-grandparents' generation - had stomped Hitler's vision into rubble seventy-two years ago.
Hey everybody! If you live in the Baltimore/Central Pennsylvania area, you should definitely stop by the 41st Annual Red Lion Street Fair tomorrow between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. I'll be there with Ryan Griffin and Andrew Craven.
You'll be able to find us at booth N17, near the intersection of Broadway and Main Streets, Red Lion, PA 17356.
All of my novels will be available for purchase, including the recently much sought-after HEMATOPHAGES. As always, autogr
Want a free, autographed, personalized copy of HUNTER OF THE DEAD? It could happen! Enter the giveaway below!
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About HUNTER OF THE DEAD:
Someone has begun targeting vampires.
Vampire leaders of the thirteen Houses attribute the string of recent losses to over-zealous vampire hunte
Hey everybody! If you're going to be in the Williamsburg, VA area this weekend, you absolutely need to stop by Scares that Care Weekend IV. It's going to be packed with celebrities like Jeffrey Combs, the cast of "Friday the 13th," Joe Lansdale, and many more. I'll also be there at a table with Steven Shrewsbury and I'll have all of my books available to sell. And, most importantly of all, it's all for a good cause, with all the money the charity collects t
My reaction to George Romero's death this past Sunday has been subdued. I didn't immediately jump on Facebook or Twitter to state my feelings. I hope that hasn't given me the appearance of not caring. I guess I've just been having difficulty putting words to my feelings and thoughts.
First of all, there's the usual basket of caveats which attend celebrity death: I didn't know the man personally, his work naturally lives on, it's difficult to sort the artist as a pe
While I was enjoying my lunch of Tom Yum mixed with chili (jealous?) a friend texted me and said he'd never heard an episode of "The Horror Show" dedicated to a single book before. I wracked my brains and although one episode took a long look at Paul Tremblay's A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS, I think, for the most part, he's right.
So I'm especially honored to have an entire episode of the world's premiere horror podcast devoted to my latest novel
If you live in the Baltimore, MD area make sure to stop by Shore Leave 39 this weekend! Sci-fi author Mary Fan, fantasist Elizabeth Corrigan, and myself will have a table in the dealers room all weekend. Books are just $12 apiece or $10 apiece for more than one. I'll also be busy speaking at panels all weekend (see the schedule below for more.) Hope to see you there!
The party line (by which I mean the pop culture line) on Pokémon Go is that it's dead. Everyone played it for five minutes a year ago and then gave up. That hasn't really been my experience. We're not talking about MySpace here.
I play Pokémon Go daily. I've explained previously how I essentially work at a Pokéstop. It makes it far too easy for me to sit and score points and items all day while I'm at work. Considering
I know I've been a bit scarce here of late and I could give any one of several reasons why I've barely blogged this year, but I find nothing more exhausting than a blogpost promising to do better. (Usually they're the last blogpost of a dead blog, anyway.) I'd rather just do better. So onward and upward.
I, like all reasonable, intelligent human beings, was intensely worried, perhaps even panicked after the sociopathic man-child who was "elected" president took
I'm delighted to reveal the cover for STARSWEPT by our good friend Mary Fan!
As an author you sometimes get the opportunity to read books at various stages in the formation. I had the distinct pleasure of reading this when it was still called BUTTERFLY DOME and I loved it then. If you like sci-fi even a little bit, I think you'll love it as well. Check it out!
This sweeping YA sci-fi romance will be released on August 29 by Snowy Wings Publishing.
THE GHOUL ARCHIPELAGO is now available as an audiobook! You can purchase it from:
If you've never read TGA before, this is now the Cadillac of ways to enjoy the book. And if you have, voiceover artist Jennifer Fournier has turned this into a wholly novel experience, well worth revisiting.
If you've been following my group blog closely (and if you haven't, really, what's wrong with you?) you've probably noticed that there's been more emphasis on interviews this year. That was a deliberate choice at the suggestion of contributor Kimberly Garnick Giarratano.
Interviews are great for content. They essentially double your audience, because you tap into the audience of both interviewer and interviewee. I've done a lot of interviews here on the blog
Countless great movies have been made about one man's quixotic struggle against a vast, dark conspiracy. And some not so great movies, too. (I'm looking at you, Sandra Bullock vehicle "The Net.")
What's compelling about the idea of a dark cabal in charge of things is that it both suggests that the vague unease we all feel about living in a complex, sometimes amoral society is legitimate, without really being existential. Sure, the world is evil, but only
If you live anywhere near central Pennsylvania, it would behoove you to stop by Carlisle High School this coming Saturday. Carlisle High School SciFi Day is one of the best-run conventions that I attend. The kids work really hard to take care of the vendors and guests. And there is a lot of great charitable work that goes on.
If you're interested, the address is:
623 W Penn St
Carlisle, PA 17013
The hours are 11:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.
Hi everybody! I'm very pleased to announce the release of my sixth novel, THE HEMATOPHAGES, from Sinister Grin Press. It's something like a combination of "Office Space" and "Alien." It's available now in e-book and paperback formats through the following fine booksellers:
You can also add it on Goodreads.
Doctoral student Paige Ambroziak is a “station bunny” – she’s never set foot off the deep space outpost wher
BILLY AND THE CLONEASAURUS is now available as an audiobook! You can purchase it from:
If you've never read BATC, this is now the premiere way to experience it. And if you have, why not take a moment to revisit it, enjoying the dulcet tones of Voiceover Arts Awards-nominated Steve Rimpici?
Hey kids! As you can probably tell by this point I am a big proponent of the Scares That Care charity. Scares That Care is a horror-themed charity organization which benefits a different set of three ill people each year: a victim of pediatric cancer, a victim of breast cancer, and a burn victim. I attended the Scares That Care Weekend last July (and I'll be attending again this July) which is an absolute must-attend for anyone who's a fan of horror literature.
Hey kids! I haven't forgotten about the Re-Animated series, I've just been bogged down a bit lately. We'll get back to it, but not today, despite appearances.
With Re-Animated being focused on adult animation, I hadn't originally intended to cover the gorgeous, brilliant, but children-focused early '00s Cartoon Network series "Samurai Jack." Recently, though, a change has occurred which has made me re-evaluate that decision.