Horror anthology

Enter To Win Paying The Ferryman Anthology

Hey, everybody! How are we all doing today? If anyone is interested, you can head on over to Goodreads and enter to win one of three paperback copies of Paying the Ferryman anthology, published by Charon Coin Press. The giveaway runs from today through the end of May. Winners will be chosen at random and receive their books shortly after the giveaway ends. I also want to mention that the giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. I may do a second giveaway for my European friends after this one is over. It all depends on how well this one works out.

Here’s the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/182184-paying-the-ferryman

So, what is Paying the Ferryman?


From the publisher: Death. Just the word can trigger gut-wrenching fear. The kind of fear causing the heart to pound, cold sweat to run down and burn the eyes, and fingers to tremble with a loss of strength. Is our fear the realization that from the moment of conception, the clock starts counting down until we come face to face with death? More likely, it is the fear of what comes after the moment our last breath escapes. The exploration of this fear is contained within these pages. Join us as we follow a serial killer who tries to outrun the minions from Hell. Meet a man forced to relive his past hoping for redemption. What if your destiny begins after your death? Death is truly just the beginning. After death has occurred, what could be worse? Paying the Ferryman answers the question of what comes next in twenty imaginative tales. Foreward by Bram Stoker Award nominated author, Hal Bodner.

Good luck to all who enter! If you don’t win but would still like to read the anthology, the Kindle edition is only $2.99. The paperback is $13.99. You can grab either here: Paying the Ferryman on Amazon.


Now Available – At Hell’s Gates: Bound By Blood


The new horror anthology, At Hell’s Gates: Bound By Blood, has been unleashed upon the literary world. 28 stories. 576 pages. Only $2.99! All proceeds go to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Support a great cause. Get yours for Kindle by following this link.

Wolves at the Door Release Date and More Updates

How was everybody’s New Year? Did you make some goals for 2015? I know I did and I’ve been working hard to try and keep them.

Let’s start the New Year with a bit of news. Cohesion Press will release SNAFU: Wolves at the Door on January 27. That’s only three weeks away. You can already add it on Goodreads or pre-order it on Amazon if you like. I can’t say enough good things about the folks at Cohesion. Each new release is better than the last. Amanda J. Spedding in particular, who edited my short story, was instrumental in getting the most out of my characters. I can’t wait for you guys to get your hands on this anthology. It features a novella by James A. Moore so you can’t go wrong there.

If you’ve been reading this blog then you know one of my goals is to finish two novels in 2015. Well, we’re five days in and I’ve already managed 7,000 words (for a total of 12,000) on a supernatural thriller which I’m calling THE BLACK SACRAMENT. I know, I can hear some of you ask, “But what about MISTS?” I decided to tackle the tougher project first. Let’s face it, MISTS already has a solid 29,000 words. It’s a third of the way done. I’ll get to it, hopefully, around summertime. What I can share with all of you is that I’m excited about these characters, stories, and books. The Black Gate Trilogy centers more on plot and action, while The Black Sacrament relies more on character and tension. It makes writing a bit more of a challenge for me. I really have to stop and put myself in each character’s shoes, to understand why they would do something, or think and react in certain ways.

I’ll try to share a little more detail about The Black Sacrament as the word count rises. For now you’ll just have to be patient.

In anthology news, I have a couple more stories under consideration for a couple of top notch anthologies. Being short listed and the possibility of appearing alongside award winning authors would be a great, and humbling, honor for me at this point in my career. The stories have been written. The editors have had them. All I can do now is wait.

Between Shadows and Darkness remains with my agent. Still have no word on what’s going on there. Again, all I can do is wait. For all you up and coming writers out there, I hope you notice the waiting trend. Publishing can be slow. As writers and authors we must move onto the next project while we wait. If things stall with my Black Gate Trilogy then I’ll have The Black Sacrament and Mists to shop around. When I finish The Black Sacrament and Mists, I already have plans for the next book. It’s a never ending cycle of writing and waiting. We must find a way to keep moving forward, even when we may not want to. The more material you have to submit, the better.

It looks like 2015 will be the year my career gets rolling. I subbed a boatload of short stories in 2014 and most of that hard work will show up this year. Wolves at the Door will be the third anthology my work appears in and the first of 2015. My resume is slowly building. And with each new release, my writing skills improve. The pressure is on to get my books out into the world. Even though it may not seem like it, I’ve been busting my ass behind the scenes creating the kind of grand-in-scope stories I love. Like Tallahassee from Zombieland said so eloquently, “Time to nut up or shut up.” I’m pushing all my chips to the center of the table. I’m all-in for 2015. Are you?

Sale Alert – For a Limited Time, SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror is only $2.99!


The fine folks at Cohesion Press are in the X-mas spirit. They’ve lowered the prices on both SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror and SNAFU: Heroes. You can own either, in e-book format (from Amazon), for just $2.99 through the end of December. If you’ve been waiting to get either book, now’s the time. Give them as gifts or treat yourself.

Follow this link for SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror: http://www.amazon.com/SNAFU-Anthology-Military-Jonathan-Maberry-ebook/dp/B00LNXHLJG/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419077993&sr=1-1&keywords=snafu+an+anthology+of+military+horror

Follow this link for SNAFU: Heroes: http://www.amazon.com/SNAFU-Heroes-Anthology-Military-Horror-ebook/dp/B00MSVEY2Y/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1J0M7K3GJSWG6THAASB3

Coming January 2015!

Coming January 2015!

And get ready because SNAFU: Wolves at the Door will be releasing in January 2015! Cohesion Press has all your military horror needs covered. I turned in edits for my story, PROJECT LUPINE (which will be appearing in Wolves at the Door), yesterday. I can’t wait for all of you to read it. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

You can learn more about the entire SNAFU line of books from Cohesion Press by following this link to their official website: http://cohesionpress.com/snafu/