Thursday, August 30, 2012

Now This Is a Neat Little Book!

My good friend Bill sent me just an everyday present of this little graphic novel - ZOMBIES CALLING - and it's just a half hour of fun reading, full of inside jokes at the genre, the USA, and higher ed! So check it out! And I'll even do a drawing here to give my copy to the next lucky reader (since my office, home, and car are overflowing with books) - just leave a comment here by SEPTEMBER 7 and I'll draw one name and send it along. I'll even throw in a copy of THIN THEM OUT (if you don't already have it).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Panel Discussion at Zombie Mob!

Return of the Wall of Shame

Years ago I had one here - the worst reviews of my books, as I found them, immortalized w/o comment or condemnation here. Then I went and tinkered with the template and poof! It was gone (with other things, that I deemed more important to get back more quickly).

But one review that just appeared inspired me to bring it back! So here we go!

Gospel of the Living Dead, a book clearly written by some "drunken bore"!

Dying to Live, of which "most of (if not all) five stars reviews are paid reviews"!

Like Claude Rains, I'm shocked! And appalled!

I'll make a spot in the sidebar for the Wall of Shame now! (And hopefully not lose all template formatting again!)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What I Did With My Summer Vacation

Well, quite a bit! First, a short trip to the beautiful Maine coast, Nova Scotia, and New Hampshire!

Then I settled down and did some work - all previously reported here, gentle readers, but now all officially finished, sent to the publishers, ready to go to press this fall/winter (and beyond), or having arrived in their final form in my mailbox!

The Italian edition of Valley of the Dead came in the mail and it's just so gratifying, to be in Dante's mother language! Also arriving in the post was Closes at Dusk from Belfire Press.

Augustine and Psychology (webstie already has TOC and blurbs!) and Augustine and Science - both with Lexington Books, intriguing essay collections, making our favorite misogynist and general whipping-boy for the Western tradition seem - well, not so bad! Sort of like a smart coelacanth!

The Undead and Theology, edited with the great John Morehead, now ready to go at Wipf and Stock!

And finally, with the help of the awesome Christine Morgan, Pale Gods is now finished and will be published by the world's greatest zombie publisher, Permuted Press!

Oh - and I sent in my audition video to CHOPPED! (Nothing official on that yet, but I had to say it!)

Monday, August 06, 2012

Undead and Theology - Cover and TOC

Table of Contents

Vampires and Female Spiritual Transformation:
Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter
—Vicky Gilpin

Crossing the Spiritual Wasteland in Priest
—Joseph Laycock

Vampires Are People, Too: Personalism in the Buffyverse
—Jarrod Longbons

The Vampire that Haunts Highgate: Theological Evil,
Hammer Horror, and the Highgate Vampire Panic in Britain,
—W. Scott Poole

The Living Christ and The Walking Dead: Karl Barth and the
Theological Zombie
—Jessica DeCou

Zombie Walks, Zombie Jesus, and the Eschatology of
Postmodern Flesh
—John W. Morehead

When All Is Lost, Gather ’Round: Solidarity as Hope
Resisting Despair in The Walking Dead
—Ashley Moyse

Apocalyptic Images and Prophetic Function in Zombie
—Kim Paffenroth

Negotiating (Non)Existence: Justifications of Violence in
Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead
—J. Ryan Parker

When You’re Undead, the Whole World Is Jewish
—Arnold T. Blumberg

“Eat of My Body and Drink of My Blood”: Johannine
Metaphor, Gothic Subculture, and the Undead
—Beth Stovell

Fire, Brimstone and PVC: Clive Barker’s Cenobites as Agents
of Hell
—Andrea Subissati

Saturday, August 04, 2012

EXILIUM Arrives!

Author copies came, and they look fabulous!

(Can't figure out how to put captions in between!)

The bag! Tearing open the bag! The contents! The dedication! The epigraph!!

Friday, August 03, 2012


The winner of our July book giveaway has been chosen! DA WUBZ is the winner! (And thankfully, s/he seems to have left an email so I can send notification!)

The books to be sent are -


Triumph of The Walking Dead