Month: July 2014

SNAFU On Zombiepalooza Radio

Hey, everyone!

Physical copies of SNAFU, available in hardcover or paperback, are now available. If you prefer holding a real book in your hands, we’ve got you covered. Some of my friends and family have ordered hardcovers and are waiting to get their grubby hands on some great fiction. You can get it for your respective e-readers if you prefer reading that way too. No worries!

Order SNAFU from Amazon here:

Barnes & Noble:

If you’ve read and loved SNAFU, please let us know by leaving a review. Good, or bad, we love hearing from our readers. We appreciate your time and support. Thank you so much!


Tomorrow, July 18, at 8:30 PM EST some of the fine folks behind SNAFU will be appearing on the Zombiepalooza Radio. The editor of the anthology and some of the contributing authors will talk about their stories and various other horror things via Skype. If you’re around, give it a listen.

There’s still time to enter the Goodreads giveaway too. You’ve got until July 19th. Good luck! Follow this link to request a copy of SNAFU:

You can learn more about the Zombiepalooza Radio by following this link:

Thanks for reading, everyone! I’ve got to go and finish my second book. My characters can’t do it without me. 😉



Book Release–SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror


Hi everyone!

Cohesion Press released SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror today. My short story, Covert Genesis, is the third story in the anthology. You can grab one for your Kindle for only $5.99. Here’s the link:

Are you a fan of Joe Ledger? You’ll find a story written by Jonathan Maberry and featuring Joe in the anthology.

I’ve starting reading it. I’m not going to lie. It’s good. There’s a great mix of Aussie, UK, and American authors with some great stories. If you like horror, you’ll probably like this anthology.

There’s still time to win some free copies too. There’s an online release party today and a giveaway on Goodreads. Good luck! Thanks for reading. Let us know what you think by leaving a review. We’d really appreciate it!



The Winners of the Pre-Pitch Wars Query Critiques Are…

I promised to announce the winners of my little pre-Pitch Wars contest today. I’m a man of my word.

Without further adieu, the runners up are (in no particular order)…

  1. DOORS, by Kathleen Palm
  2. A HOUSE FALLEN, by Christopher J. Pearson
  3. PHOENIX RISING, by Martha Mayberry

And the grand prize winner is…JAGUAR, by Carl Hackman! Carl’s query hit all the right notes and was, for the most part, spot on. Congrats!

I’d like to thank everyone who shared their query letters with a complete stranger over the internet. That takes guts. Believe it or not, I did the same thing a few years ago. The lovely author who helped me was none other than Heather L. Reid, author of PRETTY DARK NOTHING. My query letter wouldn’t have been as sharp without her guidance. Hopefully I can help half as much. Thanks, Heather!

Don’t worry if you weren’t a “winner.” Since only nine brave souls entered, I decided to give everyone a query critique! Call me the Oprah of query crits. You get a query crit. You get a query crit. And you get a query crit. We all get query crits!

A friend of mine recently penned a post titled, The Secret To Getting An Agent & Getting Your Work Published. She made many great points and I agree with much of what she had to say. Breaking into the traditional publishing world is tough. It’s far better to have realistic expectations like Jolene suggests. I would recommend every up and coming writer check it out. Here’s the link:

Thanks to everyone who entered. I’ll be contacting everyone soon, as in no later than a week (probably sooner). Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to get back to your queries. And best of luck to everyone entering Pitch Wars.