Slaves To Gravity Release Date

Slaves to Gravity final coverSo myself, my co-author Somer Canon, and our publisher Ken McKinley at Silver Shamrock Publishing have decided to push the release back from its original date of July 7th.  We did this so that we could have a bit more time to work on edits, add a few extra goodies in the release, and give reviewers a bit more time to read the book.

The new release date will be August 4th, 2020!

Below is the official synopsis:

After waking up in a hospital bed, paralyzed from the waist down, Charlie Snyder had no idea where life would take her.  Dejected, broken, and permanently bound to a wheelchair, she believed her life was truly over.  That is…until gravity no longer applied.

It started out slow.  Floating from room to room.  Menial tasks without assistance.  When she decided to venture outside and take some real risks with her newfound ability, she rose above her own constraints to reveal a whole new world, and found other damaged individuals just like her to confide in.

But there are others things out there, waiting in the dark.  Repulsive, secretive creatures that don’t want Charlie to touch the sky.  And they’ll stop at nothing to keep her on the ground.


New Novel Announcement!

Cruel SummerToday, I am happy to announce that my newest novel CRUEL SUMMER will be out on September 24th 2020 from Poltergeist Press!  I am incredibly proud of this novel and work put in by not only myself, but Anna and Matt Hayward with the production, Don Nobel with the fantastic cover, and Jamie, Sadie, Todd, Ron, and Kyle for their beta-reading input.  I’m so thrilled to now be part of the Poltergeist Press family of authors.  This book will be available in four different editions: mass market-sized paperback, trade hardcover, e-book, and a signed/lettered hardcover from Thunderstorm Books.  Below is the official back cover copy:

Melissa Braun is a broken woman.  Only wanting what’s best for her family, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to mend her fractured relationship with her abusive boyfriend.  In a last ditch effort, she hopes the sun and sand of a much-needed Florida vacation will bring them closer together.

Patrick Braun is a demoralized kid.  Quiet and sullen, he only wants his mother to see her boyfriend’s torment crippling everything they love.  After years of silence, he refuses to stand by and let the abuse continue to tear them apart.

Hoyt Rainey is a vile man.  Unable to keep his hands to himself, he finally takes his anger one step too far.  Only this time, he finds himself on the receiving end of his own punishment.  Down and down he goes, plunging deeper into the dark blue abyss of the sea.

Melissa and Patrick finally believe they are safe, the trouble now behind them for good.  They are wrong.

Gods never really stay dead―they only lie in wait.  And when a beast as old as time discovers Hoyt…he, too, won’t stay gone for long.

The nights grow darker, the water flows colder, and the cruelty of summer lives on.


One For The Road Italian Edition

One For the road kindleToday is the official release of the Italian language edition of my novella ONE FOR THE ROAD!  This marks the first time my work has been published in another language, and I’m beyond excited to be branching out to different readerships around the world.  Thank you to Dunwich Edizioni for making this happen.  Hopefully this will be the first of many!

Grazie ai miei nuovi lettori italiani!  Goditi la follia!

The book can be purchased here (L’e-book può essere acquistato qui.)

Slaves To Gravity COVER REVEAL

The good news from Silver Shamrock Publishing keeps rolling in!  Somer Canon and I get to reveal the official cover for our collaborative novella SLAVES TO GRAVITY!  This cover designed was created by Kealan Patrick Burke and Elderlemon Design.  Somer and I couldn’t be happier with the finished product.  See you on July 7th!

Slaves to Gravity cover

Midnight in the Pentagram

Midnight AuthorAs it was announced earlier today on social media, my short story “My Body” was accepted to be in the upcoming epic demonology anthology MIDNIGHT IN THE PENTAGRAM from Silver Shamrock Publishing.  This book is building up quite the all-star roster, which they are still adding to:

Brian Keene
Graham Masterton
Catherine Cavendish
James Newman
Chad Lutzke
Tim Curran
Shannon Felton
Todd Keisling
Tony Tremblay
Stephanie Ellis
Willie Meikle
Jason Parent
Laurel Hightower
Matt Hayward
Tim Meyer
Azzurra Nox
JG Faherty
Armand Rosamilia
Charlotte Platt
Mark Steensland
Michael Patrick Hicks
Cameron Ulam

Coming late summer 2020…

On a side note: I am already thrilled to be in this book, getting to share the TOC with many of my friends and peers, but to be in the same pages as my literary hero Graham Masterton is an absolute dream come true.  I can’t even stand how excited I am for this!



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!