Rigor Amortis: much fun at Dark Delicacies

On Sunday, five other contributors (authors John Remy, Kaolin Imago Fire, Lucia Starkey, Pete Alberti and artist Galen Dara) and I gathered at Burbank’s Dark Delicacies bookstore for another Rigor Amortis signing. This was the final stop in what I have been jokingly calling my November “book tour.” As you can see, we had a blast. Thanks to all of you who came out to support us and the book. Thanks to Del and Sue for hosting us. Thanks to Kaolin, Lucia, Pete, John, and Galen for traveling various distances to be there. Let’s do it again sometime, shall we? … Continue reading

Friday updates & more Rigor Amortis this weekend!

Whew–busy week! But before we roll into the weekend, I wanted to mention a couple of things: I had a fantastic time at Tucson Comic Con on Saturday. @Johnremy and I met up with @galendara and Rigor Amortis had a great showing. Lots of interest in the book and Galen’s awesome scary-sexy art. Thanks to organizers Mike and Henry for a great show. On Sunday, John, Galen, and I did a reading at Revolutionary Grounds Coffee. It was a little daunting to get up and read my NC-17 rated story again, but after practice at WFC last week, it wasn’t too bad. Thanks again to Joy for hosting us. The Tucson Weekly recorded some of the reading (thanks Dan!). You can find that here (but it’s pretty NSFW, you have been warned). This Sunday at 2pm the three of us will be reuniting, along with other Rigor Amortis contributors @kaolinfire, … Continue reading

WFC Wrap-up!

This weekend, I attended the World Fantasy Convention for the first time. I had an amazing time, though it flew past in a blur! The best thing about cons is seeing friends you’ve made in real life and online. Several folks from my Clarion West class were there this year (hope to see the rest of them next time), and it was fantastic to see them again. In the last year I’ve gotten to know a lot people on Twitter and Facebook and finally met many of them “in the flesh” this weekend. Good times. I can’t wait to see you all again. I didn’t have time to make it to all the panels and readings that I wanted to, but then I suspect that’s always the case whether you’ve been to a con one time or twenty. Rather than try and detail everything, I’ll just mention a few highlights: … Continue reading

Zombie Day!

Rigor Amortis has launched today, and you can get your very own copy on Amazon. As of right now, we’re ranked #77 top sellers in horror! Wow. Big thanks to my editors Erika Holt and Jaym Gates for bringing this fine collection to, uh, life. Also major props to my fellow contributors John Remy, Galen Dara, Kaolin Fire, Wendy Wagner, and many many more! I can’t wait to get my copy! Today’s pretty busy, but stop back by next week for more zombie musings. … Continue reading

My Own Personal Zombie Week: Why do we Love Zombies?

Rigor Amortis, an anthology of zombie romance, erotica, and horror from Absolute XPress, debuts on Friday. I’m very pleased to have a story appearing in the collection. A good friend of mine asked me recently what attracted to me to zombies. Why did I write about them? I recoiled in horror. “I’m not attracted to them at all,” I insisted. Frankly, zombies have never been my thing–I prefer (non-sparkly) vampires and werewolves, ghosts and unspeakable horrors from beyond. We all know how zombie stories end: we are consumed or we live to be consumed another day. Hey, just like real life. Of course, in recent years, there’s a new breed of zombies shuffling down the block. Zombies in games like Left for Dead and films like Zombieland pursue their prey rather…vigorously. Back to my friend’s question. Obviously my kneejerk answer isn’t fully honest. I mean, I wrote a story about a zombie … Continue reading