It’s a new year! 2015 came in with a bang. My short story “The White Wolf” is my addition to the new short story anthology: Fiction Break Favorites Fall 2014. This is the best of ShortFictionBreak.com. It features short stories from fellow Indiana Writer’s Consortium (IWC) members: Bob Moulesong and Michelle McGill-Vargas. I want to thank the shortfictionbreak.com mastermind, Jeff Elkins, for his hard work with the website and the anthologies. You can purchase a copy on Amazon.
I want to express my sadness for the tragedy in France. It saddens me when terrorists try to stop our freedom of speech. This recently happened not to long after the North Korea/The Interview fiasco. Being a political satirist myself, I don’t want somebody coming along and threatening to stop me from saying whatever I want to say in my writings.
It’s only the beginning of 2015 and The Ailes Brothers of Terror (Mark Cusco Ailes & I) are already booked for several appearances throughout the year. We recently locked in several dates for October and November. We have an autograph signing sometime this spring at Barnes & Noble in Valparaiso. We are still working out the details. Every day we are being approached to do several appearances. Mark will hopefully be doing some public speaking on overcoming obstacles when trying to get books published this year. One date is in the process of being set.
Our next destination: Walker Stalker Con in Chicago. The Ailes Brothers of Terror will be hanging out with the cast of the Walking Dead. I can’t wait. These gatherings are always a horror blast.
Thanks to my strange writing process, I have several short stories partially written. For those that have been following my career the past three years, throughout the year I begin finishing these stories and a new horror anthology gets published in the fall. I will finally be working on Claws Vs Mecha Cat & Karena 2. I have the Twisted Twins story to finish along with The Interview parody. I also will be writing new stories for shortfictionbreak. The first story, which will debut in February, is about two screenplay writers who spend the night in a haunted, abandoned orphanage. I saw Woman In Black 2 and tried to stay awake during the ninety plus minute borefest. This story is making fun of the process of a studio creating these crappy, boring, nothing happens horror films.
Next week I get the chance to read my brother’s latest novel “Heir to The Throne” before it goes to print. This is the last editing phase. Once we all agree it’s ready, off to the printers it goes.
I hope to see everybody on the 2015 Ailes Brothers of Terror book tour.
Until Next Time