Saturday, October 30, 2010


First, be sure to enjoy AMC's THE WALKING DEAD tomorrow!

Next - if you're up this way next weekend, please check out THE HUDSON HORROR SHOW next Saturday in Poughkeepsie!

And lastly - please be nice to zombies, as in this pic from our peaceful-minded Presbyterian friends.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Two Appearances this Week

Tomorrow at the fifth annual Halloween Horror Book Signing at Barnes & Noble in the Arena Hub Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, from 2:00 to 5:00. The authors attending are Lawrence Connolly, Lorne Dixon, Kelly Jameson, Karen Koehler, and Kim Paffenroth.

Store information: Barnes & Noble, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre PA 18702

I'll have a big stack of the new edition of DYING TO LIVE available for sale. (I'll have other books in the trunk of my car, nudge-wink.)

Wednesday evening, October 20, 2010, at the SUNY Orange Campus in Newburgh, NY. No books for sale at this one.)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Edition Contest

Don't forget the contest for the new edition of DYING TO LIVE!!

Send proof of purchase to the contest address -

Do this by OCTOBER 31, 2010, when I'll draw one lucky winner who will get a signed copy of the sequel DYING TO LIVE: LIFE SENTENCE.

And please note: I'm so sorry - when I set up the contest, I typed in the address wrong. It's fixed now, so please enter away.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Faith, Film and Philosophy Recap

Whew! Exhausting, having to travel from the right coast to the left and back in a weekend!

The high points:

Great conference. Philosophers often talk a different language than theologians, but since everyone was talking about film, I think our ideas related to each other well and we had fruitful conversations. The organizers were nice enough to take us out to see a movie on Saturday night - The Social Network, which was a very enjoyable experience - though hard to describe: I could only say it's watching for two hours as a guy acts like a complete jerk while making 25 billion dollars, but you're not 100% sure if he's just a jerk, or neurotically antagonistic to all the people who've looked down on him (for unknown reasons, since his history is never presented or even hinted at), or even if he's borderline autistic. So you never know if you want him to fail, or succeed, get the money, or lose it, get the girl or not. Dinner after the movie at a great steakhouse - Prospectors Bar and Grill.

I had no time to sightsee in Spokane (plus it was raining most of the weekend). But I had such a long layover in Seattle on the way back, that I took the light rail into downtown and had a great time looking around there. Though it started out on a low note. My foodie spider sense (and Zagat's - damn them!) totally failed me when I wandered into The Four Seas restaurant. Holy shit what bad food. Truly a step sideways from La Choy, and several steps down from our local place (which is only average, suburban American Chinese food). But then I started walking north and really liked the BoHo feel of the downtown. Stopped by the Magic Mouse Toy Store - there's how a toy store should be, with lots of jokes and magic, but lots of educational stuff too, and stuff you just can't find at Walmart. Then kept walking till I got to the Pike Place Market. Wish I'd waited to eat there! But found some nice stocking stuffers, and splurged on a chili pepper wreath from Choice Produce - it looks stunning in the kitchen and I look forward to watching its transformation into a dried decoration. Then back to the airport and the flight home!

Great Review

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Horror News

Another Great Review Down Under

What is it with Ozzies and VALLEY OF THE DEAD?

A really thoughtful, literate review over HERE at NECROSCOPE.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Zombie Survival 2x2 Matrix - Fast/Slow, Smart/Dumb


Triumph of The Walking Dead