Archive for the ‘halloween’ Category
Swing on over to Gef Fox’s place, folks, for the Monster Movie Marathon is on now. Check out the great post by Carol Weekes: It Has to Do with the Teeth. Also check out Gef’s audiobook giveaway, with more giveaways to come this month!
Today, I’m pleased to share with you my contribution to the Monster Movie Marathon. Surf over and check out Monster Love: Thanks to the Squad and Universal for an account of my first time watching Monster Squad. I was all of twelve years old, and I loved monsters with all my little black heart. (Who am I kidding? You know I still loves ’em.)
Be sure to visit Gef’s place all month long for tons of monster goodies. Nosferatu says you should, and you wouldn’t want to irritate Nosferatu.
Velvet is a wonderful supporter of the small press and indie authors. She works tirelessly to promote, and she’s a nice person to boot. Huge thanks going out to her for all the promotion she recently did for Old School. Here’s her Old School review below, and we Old School authors are thrilled she gave the collection 4 out of 5 stars.
vvb32 Reads Old School Review:
In-a-word(s): no sparkles
Deliciously scary collection of stories with poems interspersed to set the proper mood of old school horror. Each story creates a bit of shiver.”
Check out the full review here:
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Random Writing Life
Happy Halloween month, folks!
September was pretty hectic, and October looks to be a busy month, too. I have four books on the editing roster (goofed on scheduling this month), and I just finished a short story I need to format and submit. Wish me luck, dear folks. I subbed out some poems in August, too. Slowly, I’m getting back into the swing of it. The museli and I are on much better terms these days.
Huge thanks going out to KV Taylor for beta reading / proofing Passion Plays. (She also writes erotic romance as Katey Hawthorne, which you should check out.) I’m indebted to her keen eye. Right now, I’m working through the manuscript once more, as I go through Katey’s suggestions. Then I need to finish up formatting (thanks to Jerrod Balzer’s excellent advice on creating ebooks). So I’m bumping the estimated release date for this puppy to early 2012. Watch for more updates!
And huge thanks to Rich Ristow for the killer cover. ( I know you’re staring at her butt. I see you.)
Lastly, Steve and I lost one of our little ratty babies on his birthday. Our Rosemary passed over the Rainbow Bridge September 30. She had bad upper respiratory congestion, so a rushed trip to Moncton was made. Dr. Gallon upped her meds, and she appeared to improve. Three days later, she was gasping and having panic attacks, despite the meds, so another emergency trip to the vet was made. This time, she received a steroid shot to open her lungs, plus a steroid to take home, and more meds to open her lungs. Once again, she appeared to improve. We were syringe feeding her baby food and water, and I got her to eat a tiny bit of moist cat food to up her protein. But sadly, once again, after about two to three days, she relapsed. We were considering euthanasia (because when a rat panics for a prolonged period from lack of breath, the poor creature is basically suffocating to death), when I found her the next morning. She looked peaceful, as if she were simply sleeping on the floor of her cage.
The other girls are doing well, but the cage was quiet for a while, after they lost their Rosemary.
Rest in peace, sweet wee one. We miss you.
Yours truly is happy to be a part of the Monster Movie Marathon, with my contribution about Monster Squad and classic monster love. Check out the full line up below, cross-posted from Gef’s blog. On October 11, I’ll post a reminder, so you can surf over to the monster marathon and read my entry.
Monster Movie Marathon
Oct. 7th – Monster Movie Marathon Giveaway: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Oct. 8th – my review of the Norwegian film Trollhunter
Oct. 9th – my review of the third novel in Jonathan Maberry’s Pine Deep trilogy, Bad Moon Rising
Oct. 10th – Carol Weekes, author of Terribillis and The Color of Bone
Oct. 11th – Louise Bohmer, author of The Black Act
Oct. 12th – Tim Marquitz, author of Armageddon Bound,
Oct. 13th – Michelle from TheMidnyte Reader
Oct. 14th – Tim McGregor, screenwriter and author of Bad Wolf
Oct. 15th – my review of the animated kids movie Monsters Vs. Aliens
Oct. 16th – my review of Steve Vernon’s middle-grade novel, Sinking Deeper
Oct. 17th – Mark A. Gunnells, author of Asylum
Oct. 18th – Peter from TheMan Eating Bookworm
Oct. 19th – Rosey from Rosey’s Review
Oct. 20th – Amy Grech, author of Blanket of White
Oct. 21st – Eva from Darkeva’s Dark Delights
Oct. 22nd – my review of the SyFy original movie Dinocroc Vs. Supergator
Oct. 23rd – my review of Cherie Priest’s historical horror nove, Those Who Went Remain There Still
Oct. 24th – Velvet from vvb32reads
Oct. 25th – Ryan from Wordsmithsonia
Oct. 26th – Zoe E. Witten, author of Peter the Wolf
Oct. 27th – Jennifer from Book Den
Oct. 28th – Michael West, author of Cinema of Shadows
Oct. 29th – my review of the Hammer Films classic, The Mummy
Oct. 30th – my review of Jeff Strand’s body horror thrillride, Benjamin’s Parasite
Oct. 31st – Monster Movie Marathon Wrap-Up
Nov. 1st – Giveaway winners announced