Saturday, August 22, 2015

Write On

Hey! Long time no update.

Here’s some of the writing things I have going on.

I’m finishing a story this weekend for a charity anthology. Then I have to immediately finish another short story for a secret project I’m involved in with some friends.

After that, it’s on to a horror novel that is about half done. This one’s been sitting for too long. I’m looking forward to visiting with these characters again. I’m trying to finish off some old projects that still excite me.

Speaking of old projects, for a few years, I’ve been toying with an idea called Usher’s Furnace. I expected it to be a graphic novel, and I had some small interest in that. That particular avenue has disappeared. Now I’m rethinking how it might work as a novel. And I’m thinking it will work just fine.

What about The Dead Sheriff? The first draft of the second book is sitting right here. Behind-the-scenes changes have affected the future of the book, though I’m quite confident it will be published. Check back with me after when 2016 gets here.

I won’t have anything out in 2015, expect perhaps a story or two. Next year, though, should be a different story.

As always, I’ll keep you updated here.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Black Bat Mystery Volume One

This collection has been re-released by Airship 27. I've always been fond of my story in this one.

Available Again in New Edition

The first in a series of brand new Black Bat adventures, “Black Bat Mystery, Vol One” was one of the last books to be published by Cornerstone Books during their association with Airship 27 Productions. Out of print for several years now, Airship 27 Productions is delighted to announce the release of this new, wholly Airship 27 Edition.

The book was nominated for several Pulp Factory Awards when first released in 2010.

It features four great pulp tales of the Black Bat by Andrew Salmon, Aaron Smith, Mark Justice and Frank Schildiner. Art Director Rob Davis provides the gorgeous 12 black and white interior illustrations and Mark Maddox the stunning painted cover.
Airship 27 Productions is currently assembling Vol II in this series and thus, having this one back in print was a major part of that marketing promotion.


Available now from Amazon in both hard copy and on Kindle.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

My Hippie Days

Some of you know I write a weekly column for a local paper. What you may not know is just how long I’ve been writing said column. While I’m on vacation this week, the paper is reprinting one of my columns from August of 1969. Check it out here, on page 2.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday Update

Over at I Was A Bronze Age Boy, I review the new LADY ACTION book by Ron Fortier. 

If you scroll down, you can find a brief writing update.

Also, this week in the Ashland Beacon, I present a primer for cities in naming festivals. It's on page 2.

While you're browsing the Beacon site you can find video of me acting rather undignified for a man of my advanced years.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pod of Horror #76

PoH #76 is live now, featuring my interview with writer, editor and Cemetery Dance publisher Richard Chizmar. We talk about his career and his excellent blog, Stephen King Revisited. The interview starts around the 39-minute mark. Listen here

As always, your feedback is encouraged. The links are at the top of the PoH page.

Painted and Inked

This week's column in the freakin' Ashland Beacon explains what happened when I fell under the evil influence of Philip Stewart at Russell Railroad Days. It's on page 2.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Monday Miscellany

Been a while between updates. I’d vow to do better, but we both know I probably won’t.

My pulp and comic blog has come back to life. Please check it out here. When Summer draws close, I usually come down with pulp fever. Over the past few weeks I’ve read novels of The Shadow, The Avenger, The Phantom Detective and the Keyhole Kerry stories by Frederick C. Davis, with more on the pile.
I’m still writing a weekly column for a local paper. You can read it here on page 2.


And just for giggles, here’s a blurry photo of my wife dressed as a Starfleet officer in 1998.

Monday, April 13, 2015


Here are some thoughts on the first season of Daredevil on Netflix:

The casting was very good.

The choreography was amazing, particularly the fight at the end of episode 2.

Rosario Dawson can stitch me up anytime.

Scott Glenn as Stick looked like he stepped right out of the comic book.

Matt Murdock can take a beating. And another. And another...

Vincent D’onofrio was wonderfully nuanced as Wilson Fisk, and he talked like he was battling severe constipation.

Marvel’s first Netflix successfully transferred one of the company’s “street-level” heroes to the small screen. Playing out like a 13-hour movie, Daredevil has me not only eager for season 2, but I’m pretty jazzed to see the other Netflix Marvel shows (AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders).

But before the next season of Daredevil arrives, please get Mr. Fisk some Ex-Lax.