Make Me Read Your Book Podcast

Make Me Read logoA few months ago, before the world went all splody, my wife, Katie, started a new podcast.  Since she’s around so many amazing horror authors on a fairly regular basis, she saw an opportunity as a new reader to the genre to bring a fresh concept to the podcast game.  MAKE ME READ YOUR BOOK is a podcast for new readers, where every week Katie interviews a great mix of established names and up-and-comers in the horror world, reads a book of theirs based on their suggestion, and then discusses the book and how she felt about it.

So far she’s interviewed Jonathan Janz, Somer Canon, Ronald Malfi, Paul Tremblay, Brian Keene, Mary Hart, Jeff Strand, Jacob Haddon, Mary SanGiovanni, James A. Moore, Asher Ellis, Bracken MacLeod, Kristopher Triana, Samantha Kolesnik, Wile E. Young, and Chandler Morrison.  Over the next three weeks she has C.V. Hunt, Simon Clark, and Tim Lebbon.

MAKE ME READ YOUR BOOK is available across all podcast platforms, including Google Play, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Podbean.  Subscribe, leave a review, and make sure to follow her on Facebook (Make Me Read Your Book Podcast), Twitter (@makemereadpod), and Instagram (makemereadpod) and let her know what you think.

Happy listening!


Midnight RitualsMIDNIGHT RITUALS is an anthology featuring myself, Brian Keene, Mary SanGiovanni, Robert Swartwood, John Boden, Kelli Owen, Stephen Kozeniewski, and Robert Ford.

It was originally published as an extremely limited edition print chapbook. We are now offering it as a free e-book to help distract everyone from the real-world horrors taking place right now.

April 31 will be the last day you can download it. After that, it will no longer be available.

CLICK HERE to download it as either an e-pub or mobi file (acceptable for all e-readers).

Books For Sale!

Books for SaleSince nearly all of the conventions are being cancelled left and right, authors like myself are left with dozens of unsold books at home.  Let’s do something about that!  Right now I am offering all of my current titles, which I can sign and ship directly to you (with maybe a goody or two thrown in, as well).  Here’s what I have on hand:

RESISTING MADNESS ($15) — 5 left

ONE FOR THE ROAD ($12) — Plenty of copies left

CLOSING COSTS ($7) — 6 left

THE BETRAYED ($17) — Currently out of stock, more have been ordered

All of these prices have shipping included, but the shipping price will be adjusted depending on the number of books bought.  Unfortunately I can only ship to US addresses at this time, as I was told recently they were not shipping outside of the country right now.  Hopefully that will change soon.

If any of these books are what you’re looking for, email me at and I’ll get you hooked up.

Stay safe and happy reading!


CoronaConWelp, we should have been in Racine, Wisconsin this weekend for Scares That Care.  We all should have been hanging out with old friends, meeting new friends, making new readers, selling books, eating good food, but…Covid 19.  Yeah, it sucks.  A lot.  The pandemic has more or less killed off the next several months of gatherings and conventions and meet-ups and all that good stuff.  Or has it…?

We have a solution!

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Kelli Owen, we now have a virtual convention to take its place.  On Saturday April 18th, 2020 you will have access to a FREE online convention we’re calling CoronaCon.  Myself, Bob Ford, Brian Keene, Somer Canon, Wesley Southard, Matt Hayward, Aaron Dries, Kelli Owen, Bob Pastorella, Tim Meyer, Stephen Kozeniewski, Jonathan Janz, and Bracken MacLeod will all be taking part in some fashion.  Below is the schedule:

9:45 am — Kick Off: Joe Ripple of Scares That Care
10:00 am — Reading: Bob Ford
10:30 am — Panel: “Finding New Readers” Stephen Kozeniewski, Mary SanGiovanni, Aaron Dries, Wile E. Young, moderator: Steve Pattee (of Horror DNA)
11:30 am — Reading: Brian Keene
12:00 pm — Panel: “Collaborations” Bob Ford, Matt Hayward, Somer Canon, Wes Southard, moderator: Sadie Hartman (MotherHorror of Nightworms)
1:00 pm — Reading: Aaron Dries
1:30 pm — Panel: “Characters likable vs. compelling” Bracken MacLeod, Kelli Owen, Tim Meyer, moderator: Bob Pastorella (of This is Horror)
2:30 pm — Reading: Jonathan Janz
3:00 pm — Reading: Stephen Kozeniewski
3:30 pm — Panel: “Versatility and cross-genre” Brian Keene, Jonathan Janz, TBA, moderator: Shane Keene (of Ink Heist)
4:30 pm — Reading: Bracken MacLeod

Again, join us tomorrow starting at 9:45 am EST Live on YouTube.  And yes, if you can’t make it to watch live then it will be available permanently to watch whenever you want right afterwards.

See you all there!