Sunday, June 17, 2018

Welcome to Grindhouse's Sweaty Summer

It's going to be a sweaty summer at Grindhouse Press!

Full Brutal by Kristopher Triana was released on June 12. It's a darkly violent take on the teen social ladder. Think Mean Girls meets American Psycho. One of the best horror novels I've read in years.

My latest, Irrationalia, will be released on June 22. The less said about it the better. I'm celebrating its release by making ALL MY OTHER KINDLE TITLES 99 cents (starting June 21). I was able to move out of the sad suburbs, shake off much of the anxious weight that homeownership was causing me, and move into an apartment with my wonderful girlfriend in an area we find way less soul deadening. Many of you have been buying my books for a decade and we probably couldn't have done it so quickly without your support. So if there's anything of mine you've been waiting to pick up, now is the time. This probably won't happen again for a while. Or maybe it will. Who the fuck knows?

Following on the heels of Irrationalia is C.V. Hunt's latest, Cockblock (June 25), an incredibly brave and unflinching look at an alternate reality that seemed way more unbelievable only a couple short years ago. It's raw, honest, and imaginative. If you're already a fan, you still won't be prepared for this one.

Next comes Scummer by John Wayne Comunale (June 29), a Bukowski-esque journey into the dumpster located in the worst part of an already bad town. This is a book where you know the protagonist is going to make the worst decisions possible and find yourself encouraging him down that road of self-discovery. It makes saying, "Fuck it," look really fun ... or horrible and scary.

After reading those, you might be ready for something more glamorous. And what could be more glamorous than a book about the exotic world of porn? Never fear, Scott Cole's Triple Axe (July 2) will take you there. There's just one problem for porn star Jesse Jinx--a deranged serial killer is targeting adult entertainers and the authorities are refusing to help. This one is quick, fun, and highly entertaining.

Lastly, if you'd like a chance to meet us all in person, we'll all be at Scares That Care in Williamsburg, Virginia, August 3-5, along with a slew of other great horror writers. Grindhouse Press will have a table on the first floor, so make sure to stop by and say hi.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

New Book, Newer Book, Appearances

Failure As a Way of Life came out in March. Below are some links to where you can pick it up:


Paperback (signed)



Irrationalia will be coming out June 22, 2018. Pre-order the Kindle version HERE.

When three friends receive a startlingly incoherent invitation to a “Reeyoonyun” they seize upon it to break up the monotony of their middle-aged lives. The host, one of their old friends, seems battered and out of it. The maid acts like a weird robot. The host confesses the house might not actually be his. Over the course of a tense, bizarre evening, the friends soon realize the invitation was to something much more sinister than a reunion: the past. Twenty-five years ago, in 1993, the group experienced something on a summer night in the woods. They’ve done their best to forget about it but the repercussions of it have sent shockwaves through each of their lives. Now they must decide if they want to leave the past buried or dig it up and confront it and all of its mind-bending, life-altering horror.

I will be attending a few conventions/events this summer. Stop by and say hi or pick up a book from Grindhouse or Atlatl!

Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird

Akron, Ohio

May 5 & 6, 2018

(At the Atlatl Press/Grindhouse Press table with author C.V. Hunt)

Scares That Care Weekend

Doubletree By Hilton

Williamsburg, Virginia

August 3-5, 2018

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Scares That Care Weekend

Hi folks! I'll be at the Scares That Care Charity Weekend next weekend (July 21st-23rd) in Williamsburg, Virginia. I'll mostly be on the second floor behind the Grindhouse Press and Atlatl Press table along with C.V. Hunt. Other Grindhouse Press authors (both present and forthcoming) will be in attendance, including: Nick Cato, John Wayne Comunale, and Scott Cole. Ten percent of all sales that weekend (both at the convention and online) will be donated back to Scares That Care. Stop by and say hi!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

This Town Needs a Monster Is NOW AVAILABLE

My latest book, This Town Needs a Monster, is now available. Thanks for checking it out!

Barnes & Noble
Audible (Coming Soon!)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pre-Order This Town Needs a Monster

Bathos! Crippling ennui! Mind-numbing drudgery!

Brad Renfield is a white, middle-aged, lower middle class, Midwestern man stuck in Gethsemane, Ohio. Most of his friends have either died or moved away and his one remaining friend is so depressed he’s on the brink of suicide. Brad hasn’t really given much thought to the chasm of emptiness within him. He’s mostly been a loner, content with his job and his tiny apartment. He’s never thought much about being part of something. He’s never really thought about the bigger picture. Until he meets a beautiful (and possibly psychotic) girl named Dawn. Dawn leads Brad into a vicious world as hedonistically carnal as it is brutal, forcing Brad to decide if he’s going to dig deep within himself and continue to resist the community he’s remained apart from his entire life or embrace it and accept his new reality.

Pre-order This Town Needs a Monster. Available May 16, 2017!




I'm working on it!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Reading in Dayton

I'll be doing a reading at Cloverdale in Dayton, Ohio, October 20 at 9:30 with fellow authors C.V. Hunt, Dean Swinford, Tim Waggoner, and Douglas F. Warrick. Come by and pick up some books or just hang out!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

New Stuff

Hi folks. Thanks for sticking around. I know I haven't posted much on here but it's mostly because I've been really super busy for like the past three years or so. Mainly with writing and publishing and recording audiobooks and moving. I seem to have done quite a bit of that the past few years and will probably continue to do it.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I have a new book out. It's called Squirm With Me. It's available as a paperback, Kindle, and audiobook narrated by me. I narrated it in my attic. I'm not really a producer or sound engineer or anything so I don't really know what I'm doing. It's like that with most things. Hopefully it doesn't suck too bad.

I also narrated a book called Ritualistic Human Sacrifice by C.V. Hunt. This was a book I really enjoyed reading and publishing. Check it out if you like social satire that devolves into a gooey, transgressive nightmare while still maintaining a certain level of hilarity.

I have a story in an anthology called If I Only Had Cocaine, and Other Drug Stories. It's FREE for the next few days. It also contains stories by Jerry Stahl, Marya Hornbacher, Wayne Gladstone, Sam Greenspan, Mark Jeffrey, Andrew Shaffer, Douglas Lain, and Ben Adelman. Edited by Will Paoletto.

I also realized I never posted a "Books Read 2015" list. If you're interested in what I'm reading, you can follow me on Goodreads.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Squirm With Me (Chapter One)

Pre-order HERE
Should ship sometime in February.
Thanks for the support!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Books Read 2014

Here's a list of the books I read in 2014. The ones with asterisks by them are ones I found myself liking a lot or recommending repeatedly. The ones with two asterisks by them are ones I published through Grindhouse or Atlatl Press, so, of course, I like those a lot but there's a pretty heavy bias there.

Hope you had a great year and keep reading!

2. Don Quixote by Cervantes
3. Nosebleed/Cablejuice by William Pauley III
4. All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers by Larry McMurtry*
5. Cocaine Nights by J.G. Ballard*
6. Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road by Edward Lee et. al.
7. Three to See the King by Magnus Mills
8. The Secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert
9. A Fan’s Notes by Frederick Exley*
10. The Neighbors by Ania Ahlborn
11. Them by Jon Ronson*
12. Gun Machine by Warren Ellis
13. Afraid by Jack Kilborn
14. Gutmouth by Gabino Iglesias
15. The Egg Said Nothing by Caris O’Malley
16. Child of God by Cormac McCarthy*
17. Explorers of the New Century by Magnus Mills
18. Speaks the Nightbird by Robert McCammon
19. Hitler: The Terminal Biography by D. Harlan Wilson
20. Freud: The Penultimate Biography by D. Harlan Wilson*
21. Douglass: The Lost Autobiography by D. Harlan Wilson
22. The Circle by Bentley Little
23. The Dream Ward by Jon R. Meyers
24. The Wrong Case by James Crumley
25. The Average American Male by Chad Kultgen
26. Sabbath’s Theater by Philip Roth*
27. The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird Barron
28. Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
29. Cold Hand in Mine by Robert Aickman
30. The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings*
31. Frank by Jon Ronson*
32. Invisible Monsters Remix by Chuck Palahniuk
33. Beauties in the Deep by Zachary T. Owen
34. The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson*
35. The Average American Marriage by Chad Kultgen
36. Why Not You and I? by Karl Edward Wagner
37. The Fix by Steve Lowe
38. Long After Midnight by Ray Bradbury
39. Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolano
40. The Troop by Nick Cutter
41. Guns by Josh Myers
42. The Wide, Carnivorous Sky by John Langan
43. The Snakes of Boring by Cameron Pierce
44. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
45. Carsick by John Waters*
46. Clive Barker’s First Tales by Clive Barker
47. Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto
48. Wild at Heart by Barry Gifford
49. Perdita Durango by Barry Gifford
50. Sailor’s Holiday by Barry Gifford
51. Sultans of Africa by Barry Gifford
52. Consuelo’s Kiss by Barry Gifford
53. Bad Day For the Leopard Man by Barry Gifford
54. The Imagination of the Heart by Barry Gifford
55. Books of Blood Volume 1 by Clive Barker
56. The Dinner by Herman Koch
57. The Books of Blood Volume 2 by Clive Barker
58. Summer House With Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
59. The Spectral Link by Thomas Ligotti
60. Books of Blood Volume 2 by Clive Barker
61. Books of Blood Volume 3 by Clive Barker
62. Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson
63. Books of Blood Volume 4: The Inhuman Condition by Clive Barker
64. Waking Nightmares by Ramsey Campbell
65. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
66. The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn
67. The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry
68. Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles
69. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
70. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
71. The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale*
72. Books of Blood Volume 5: In the Flesh by Clive Barker
73. The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
74. Selected Ambient Works Volume II (33 1/3) by Marc Weidenbaum
75. Chick Bassist by Ross E. Lockhart
78. Empty Mile by Matthew Stokoe*
79. The Grove by John Rector
80. Journey to Abortosphere by Kirk Jones
81. Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
82. Books of Blood Volume 6 by Clive Barker
83. Night in the Lonesome October by Richard Laymon
84. Wetlands by Charlotte Roche*
85. Consumed by David Cronenberg
86. Magic Terror by Peter Straub
87. Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis*
88. Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk
89. Revival by Stephen King
91. Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan
95. Burn Down the House and Everyone In It by Zachary T. Owen**
97. The Atrocity Vendor by Nick Cato**
98. Springhill Mine Disaster by Richard Brautigan

99. In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan