Phoenix FearCon 2019

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Photo credit: Rodrigo Izquierdo
Photo credit: Rodrigo Izquierdo

After a series of misfires, mis-starts and a less-than honest publisher, “God Just Wanted To Play Golf” is now finally available and in a version I’m very happy with. Between September 2018 and June of this year, I’ve lost pretty much all of the momentum I’d picked up early last year. The publisher certainly set me back a bit. I’m not going to get into the gory details about who it was and what they did on a public post, but if you catch me in person, I may be open to chat about it.

But on saying that, I’m pleased to say that “God Just Wanted To Play Golf” has been re-released and this time it will take off. On the upside, I didn’t lose any of my Amazon reviews, so there is that. My first review from Librarything came in too. I’ve sent out dozens of review copies, so hopefully something sticks.

The relaunch at Phoenix FearCon this past weekend was a success. I was able to pitch the book and meet some new people. As I find my footing again I realize I need to make my booth look a little nicer. It was a little blah. Once the final poster for Dr. Saville’s Horror Show is complete, I’ll get some new banners made up. I’m deep into book two of the Oceanview saga and I’ve also started the first book in the “Shadow of the Sentinels” saga too. Hopefully I’ll have these out by the end of next year and I’ll have a couple more novels for the table.

So, in light of what has transpired in recent months, I’m facing the future with a sense of optimism. My writing and screenwriting are going well and people are paying attention. That’s all I can ask for.

Boredom of the Dead

I love zombie movies. I have done so since I was eight. I love anything new filmmakers can add to the genre. I’m looking forward to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. Well, at least I was until I saw the poster. Now I’m concerned it will be nothing more than a cookie cutter movie.

I understand there are only so many places you can take a zombie movie poster, but come on guys, the “hand out of the ground” concept has been done over and over again. The Dead Don’t Die just did it, and just a casual glance online brought up over a dozen designs.

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Now, Army of the Dead turns this over.

Army of the Dead

If you’re going to add something new to the genre, try something new with the poster.

Yours yawningly,